Thinking about things that I am thankful for this year:
-Friends & family and their continued good health.
– Pleasant, yet unexpected surprises at the office.
– My new apartment and the good folks at Lowes, Home Depot & “Labor by Dad.”
– That I live in a country where a Muppet can launch a Facebook campaign to host Saturday Night Live.
– That a “rumor” on Twitter can lead to (at minimum) 48 hours of discussion of the myraid of ways that Hockey Player A could have a received black eye courtesy of Hockey Player B. (For the record, my leading reasons included a fight over a cell phone number getting changed to 867-5309, an intense discussion on whether Kelly Kapowski or Jessie Spano was hotter or whether or not the beer tasted great or was less filling.)
– That the Sabres are willing to check their dignity at the door and parade around in a plethora of 80s costumes all in the name of charitable fundraising for a teammate’s foundation. Just from looking at the photos of the night in question, it takes a brave man to wear Spandex leopard print pants (Stafford) in public. And an even braver man to wear nothing but a shirt and his tighty-whities in public (Peters).
– The stability (or stagnation, your pick) that Lindy Ruff & Darcy Regier bring to the Sabres organization.
– That the US government actually does pardon a turkey. And if the president pardons more than one turkey, he might get a reputation for being soft on turkeys.
– The predictability of holiday commercials. Its Thanksgiving Eve and the Folgers “Peter” ad and the Hershey’s Kiss holiday bell commercial have already started running. Both of these commercials are old, and yet comforting at the same time.
– The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I love the floats, the balloons & the deliciously cheesy lip-synched songs by artists that you have never heard of…and probably never will hear of again.
– You! This blog would be nothing without my readers. Whether you comment or not, I do appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to stop in and take a look around. Catch you back here after we all come out of our turkey comas.