10 offbeat things ...

Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 05:51 pm
... that you're thankful for.

Okay, some background. I was working today, slaving away in my little cube, when a couple of guys with a video camera come to the department and start asking people what they're thankful for, in anticipation of an upcoming all-office meeting coming up, um, soon. I wasn't chosen to speak, perhaps I'm not cute enough, but no matter. Because everyone said the same thing, family friends good health my home my job blah blah blah. Now, I'm as grateful as the next person for all of those things (even though I am close to the point of talking to my red Swingline stapler at work and expecting coherent responses), and I think most people are, but there was no spontanaeity whatsoever in anyone's replies. No creativity. No one went out on a limb. Safe question, safe answers. Dull, dull, dull.

I know what I would have said if I were asked. I am grateful for:
    [1] dogs [2] space travel [3] ramen [4] pagodas [5] spandex [6] Morgan Freeman [7] 80s music [8] alcohol [9] Uzbekistan and, of course [10] toothbrushes

And you?
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Green Witch
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:05 pm
In no particular order:

1) croissants
2) birth control
3) the sun
4) good coffee
5) 650 thread count sheets
6) comfortable boots
7) electricity
8) indoor plumbing
9) my mother
10) farmers
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:24 pm
1. food
2. a wife
3. computers
4. a nice bed
5. essiac tea, black salve, bloodroot
6. books
7. job
8. children
9. pets
10. transportation
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:27 pm
I agree with everything so far, except I've no clue about Uzbekistan...

though that reminds me...

California (sorry, Dys)
lenses, for both glasses and microscopes
good bourbon
water, in all its wonderful varients
books, and by extension bookstores and libraries

Damn, I barely got started.

I was just about to get to elastic waistbands, however tackily they're perceived.
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:28 pm
1. i cant smell my own B.O.
2. no ones complaining
3. the other guy has it worse
4. emoticons
5. my present state of longevity
6. land ownership
7. zinc
8. teenagers dont get a vote
9. hippies are 30 thousand miles away
10. the welfare office
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:37 pm
1. Mt. Dew
2. Ghetto booties {not kidding, the wife has one}
3. Video games
4. Comic books
5. Star Wars
6. A big assed bowl of cereal around 10pm
7. Cordless drills
8. Stick shifts...manual transmissions
9. DVD's
10. My daughters/son's report cards
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:41 pm
1) the shimmy
2) dogs
3) wrapping paper
4) Noddy's chestnut
5) Algernon
6) autumn leaves
7) sunshine
8) waves (how do they do THAT?)
9) the hamburgers coming to Canada
10) Max und Moritz
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:44 pm
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old europe
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 06:44 pm
    [1] coffee [2] Montreal [3] Jack Kerouac [4] potatoes [5] English [6] movie premieres [7] coffee [8] the internet [9] airplanes [10] Scotch

Yep. That's mostly it. Maybe I should add that I'm grateful for the sheer existence of coffee.
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Bella Dea
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 07:04 pm
1- the internet
2- chocolate
3- my dog
4- feather top mattresses
5- rotisserie chicken
6- electricity
7- running water
8- Blue Heron wine
9- men
10- great shoes
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 07:10 pm
Great idea, Jes!

1. coffee
2. beer
3. chocolate
and now that I have the basic food groups covered
4. gay drag theater troups
5. my laptop, as finicky as it is
6. apartments which gets sunlight through their windows
7. dog-like ctas
8. doors
9. inspirational teachers
10. students who are on my side
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Tai Chi
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:27 pm
1. coffee
2. black tea
3. dry sherry
4. farmer's markets
5. beeswax candles
6. thermal underwear (it's Canada -- winter's coming)
7. heirloom tomatoes
8. bluejays
9. TVOntario
10. CBC radio
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:37 pm
I need to trade something in for

10) smoked whitefish from Manitoulin Island Very Happy
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Tai Chi
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:44 pm
ehBeth wrote:
I need to trade something in for

10) smoked whitefish from Manitoulin Island Very Happy

I'll take "autumn leaves" if you like ehBeth. I can lump the heirloom tomatoes in with the farmer's market Laughing
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:44 pm
1. coffee (even if it is decaf)
2. strawberries
3. bed buddies
4. Stephen Colbert
5. iPods
6. sun beams
7. cool nights
8. Tom Tomorrow
9. Will Shortz
10. NPR
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:45 pm

( I just finished tellling hamburger about the smoked whitefish I picked up at the Royal Winter Fair - I'd forgotten how much I missed that 1 part of living in Sudbury )
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:54 pm
eleven, maybe I can kick one out, ...

shigaru ban
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Tai Chi
Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 08:54 pm
Please tell me there's more than "one" good thing about living in Sudbury Laughing (Oldest son heads there next Sept to finish his final year at Laurentian.)
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 09:12 pm
1. paid vacation
2. my iPod
3. wasabi peas
4. sunshine
5. Tylenol
6. the view of the guys lifting weights from the treadmills at the Y
7. Clarks shoes
8. pomegranates
9. hot showers
10. sarcasm
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Reply Thu 9 Nov, 2006 09:25 pm
10 from the top of my head

1) The ochre-brown light shed by the tilting hanging streetlamps when I walk home in the evening

2) The girl making the perfect latte macchiato according to my taste every morning at the coffeeshop without me even having to ask for it

3) The hug my friend "Susannah" gave me tonight. I needed one

4) Daring to give the bunch of pretty flowers I had bought on an impulse tonight to a complete stranger

5) That I can come late to work, and make up for it later (that would definitely not have been one to tell the guys with the cam)

6) Sweeping my perfect-feeling bike across the majestic square in front of the St Stephens Basilique - and the sound it makes when I ride over the narrow grate-drain (which I always do)

7) That there are so many coffeehouses in Budapest

8) That my friend X slept with me, that end of the night last year, just for the heck of it (I actually forgot about it when talking about related stuff the other day, but it was cool)

9) My two goth/emo trousers (I felt like I was being ridiculous buying them at my age when I got them, but I love them)

10) Sunlight, whenever I feel the sudden warm sunlight (blinding and hot, in summer, comfortingly pleasant, in autumn) on my face

Random things I'm not grateful for: my computer crashing when I'm almost done making up a list like this, and all the windows I'd had opened gone after having to reboot. That, and loneliness, when it hits. And spending way too effin much time on A2K today. (And not liking myself.)
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