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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

No Thanks?

On Thanksgiving of both '04 and '05 I posted a (non-exclusive) list of the things for which I am thankful. For various reasons, I didn't do that this year, but I'm still thankful for all those things.

Thanksgiving was certainly a little odd for us this year...my parents were on an overseas cruise; it was the first Thanksgiving I've spent without them. That said, we had a great day. My sister Bobby and her family are currently staying at my folks' house, and her husband is a fantastic cook. With the help of one of his friends, he essentially made our entire Thanksgiving dinner. (I'm admittedly not big on traditional Thanksgiving fare, but there were enough non-traditional dishes that I did not go hungry. My cheeseball was, as always, fantastic. My sister J's rendition of my Mom's yummy asparagus dish was, too. And I hear that Bob's apple pie was delicious).
I enjoyed spending the day with family and I relished taking the entire day off without feeling guilty for it.

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but I was struck today by how extraordinarily thankful I am for the following 3 things:

1. Hot showers. This morning the shower hit me just right and I reflected for a moment how hideous getting ready for work would be if I couldn't start the process with a hot shower.

2. My eyesight. Self-explanatory.

3. That I am not a police officer in Queens. Sad story, and one that is apparently way less news-worthy than Britney's twat or anything to do with Anna Nicole.


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