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The Official Thanksgiving Post

Gotta do an official Thanksgiving post. The law says so. Never you mind which law. So, in keeping with the standard Big temptress theme of pointless mundane content, I will give you an official list of things to be thankful for that doesn’t include anything intended to pull on your heartstrings. There are enough other sites out there for that, and they usually have little cartoon kittens and hearts in the background. NTTAWWT.

2006 List of Things You Can Say You’re Thankful For When Grandma Makes Everyone Say Something.

  • The Internets. Specifically, The Google. And the ability to use The Google to look up satellite photos of our Crawford ranches.
  • People who leave comments on our websites. Those people are the best people on the whole planet and also Neptune.
  • I am also thankful for Neptune. Neptune rulz.
  • The heater in my minivan. Good golly it’s been cold this week! If Thanksgiving were in the Summer, I would be thankful for air conditioning.
  • Dunkin Donuts. America runs on Dunkin. Nuff said.
  • The color yellow. Last year, we thanked the color green, which then got really snotty and did not reciprocate by thanking humans. So I am no longer thankful for green, I am throwing my support behind yellow. Paid for by the committee to thank yellow.
  • My fingers. I am thankful that year after year, they are here to support me and my need to type things. A special shout out to left pinky this year. He knows why.
  • Q-Tips. I would lose my mind if Q-Tips did not exist. If I run out of Q-Tips I have to make an emergency run to the store to get some because I cannot go two days in a row without Q-Tips.
  • Pilot EasyTouch Medium pens. There is no other pen on the planet I like as much as these, so I am thankful to the Pilot company. The Pilot Precise V5 is a close second, but it is not the EasyTouch, available at fine retailers everywhere.
  • Crispy bacon. If you are like me, you know that you don’t even have to explain it. I like to pretend I am living in Little House on the Prairie days when they had bacon for every meal. Bacon and potatoes, but the potatoes didn’t have butter or sour cream, so that is right out. But maybe they had crusty bread and some cheese or something with their bacon. Baaaaacooooooooon.

So there you go. Cut this list out or copy it onto your hand with a Sharpie so that you’ll have something to say when it’s your turn. Gobble Gobble!

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  1. Anonymous

     /  November 23, 2006

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sorry you left out purple and like you I’ll say no thanks to plain old boiled potatoes.

  2. Beth

     /  November 23, 2006

    Several of my kids, and my sister, are also especially thankful for crispy bacon. Mmmmm.

    I will think of you while at WDW. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

     /  November 24, 2006

    The backspace key. How could you leave out the BackSpace key – or Delete for keyboards such configured?. Without it, I certainly would have no job, very likely no husband, maybe even no friends. It was invented (I believe) to let people GET IT OUT, without getting out. Cheers, and if this was one of those mundane sites – I would add quitely that I am ever so thankful for your fingers as well. Go Yellow!

  4. Jerry

     /  November 25, 2006

    Grateful for:
    1. Wife that stays home and keeps the home front on the straight and narrow
    2. Job that pays enough for item 1.
    3. Demoulas – which saves me a ton of $$
    4. Internet – Step up from arpanet where as a whole map of the arpanet used to fit on my blackboard at work.
    5. Cell Phones – keep in touch with kids.
    6. Local friends and their families..coffee shop buddies..