Tuesday, November 04, 2008

International be Thankful you Chowderheads! Week


Here's the thing:

Yeah, your life sucks sometimes. But it could be worse. It could be a lot worse. How do I know? Because I know people who have it worse than you do. So you do.

What I'm sayin' is: shut your moan-hole until you can come up with some things to be thankful for. Then leave your thanks in the Comments.

And I mean ANYTHING. Anything on this Earth (or any other plane of existence) you are thankful for: let us know. I'm going to be checking back several times a day with what I'm thankful for too. Let's see if I can get us started.


Round 1
I'm thankful for a computer to work on
I'm thankful for Internet that usually works (last in the Outlaw camp=not so fun)
I'm thankful for my TV
I'm thankful that the weather isn't so blasted hot anymore
I'm thankful for Taco Bell
I'm thankful for The Simpsons and Family Guy
I'm thankful Bill Belichick is a world-class A-hole, which means he keeps Brady in a long time and racks up fantasy points for me.
I'm thankful for Mike Ditka, for always telling it like it is.
I'm thankful for iced tea
I'm thankful for chocolate almond ice cream (or at least, I will be as soon as this post is up)

That's a good place to stop for now. I expect you to match me, people!


Round 2 (10:38 pm, November 19)
I am thankful for curly fries.
I am thankful for Arbys, which makes curly fries.
I am thankful to Arbys for sponsoring Matt Kensenth, and to Matt Kensenth for winning the final NASCAR race, thus giving everyone free curly fries. (Why don't more sponsors do this? I think NASCAR would become the most popular sport in America, even more than the NFL, if the winner's main sponsor gave something away each week.
I am thankful for libraries, which allow me to read so many books for free, and even to request them online, so that I only have to go to the library once the book comes in.
I am thankful for Archimedes.
I am thankful for Pythagoras (the Greek, not my wizard).
I am thankful to my sister, for making wonderful spaghetti.
I am thankful to Amazon.com


Round 3 (10:11 am November 20)
I am thankful for the Internet Movie Data Base, Wikipedia and Google, who let me look things up
I am thankful for Advil, which is letting me keep working.
I am thankful for Norah Jones
I am thankful for grilled Cheese sandwiches
I am thankful for Mike and Mike in the Morning, the best Sports Radio Show ever
I am thankful for clean sheets
I am thankful for my two fans


Round 4 (12:18 pm November 20)
I am thankful for Tracy Lynn


Round 5 (2:17 am November 21)
I am thankful for Sonic's Mac & Cheese Bites
I am thankful for Poker on ESPN Classic all night long


Round 6 (10:08 am November 21)
I am thankful for Advil
I am thankful for winning the SFL pool
I am thankful for energy drinks
I am thankful for Blogger


Round 7 (12:42 am November 22)
I am thankful for pizza, even if it is cold, even if it has onions hidden under the cheese
I am thankful for people working to save the tiger from extinction
I am thankful for Pringles
I am thankful for George Lucas


Round 8 (8:30 am November 22)
I am thankful for the Miracle Blade III (the perfection series) Rock and Chop
I am thankful for the Miracle Blade III (the perfection series) Chop and Scoop
I am thankful for black olives
I am thankful for green olives
I am thankful for pecans
I am thankful for energy drinks, which will likely be the only way I get through the day


Round 9
(10:47 am November 22)
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Kaida


Round 10 (7:19 pm November 22)
I am thankful for Turkey
I am thankful for spicy turkey you can now just buy the breast
I am thankful for mashed potatoes
I am thankful for dressing
I am thankful for greenbean casserole
I am thankful for dragon punch
I am thanful for Dragon, who created the punch and posted it on her website.
I am thankful for rolls
I am thankful for gravy
I am thankful for black olives. God bless black olives
I am thankful for heavy large paper plates that allow for maximum food and minimum dishes


Round 11 (6:00 am November 23)
I am thankful for my family. I mention this, not to keep from killing them, but definitely to keep from maiming them
I am thankful for Krystal, which opened up at 5:00 am this morning. Actually, they didn't open up until 5:13 am (I guess they aren't used to closing), and it took until 5:41 to get our food, but I am thankful they came in the day after Thanksgiving for us anyway.


Round 12 (11:45 pm, November 23)
I am thankful for Beowulf!
I am thankful for Robert Zemeckis, who perfected the 3-D technology used to make Beowulf
I am thankful for Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, for writing Beowful
I am thankful to all those Danes, Angles and whomever else, for keeping Beowulf alive in oral tradition until they learned how to write
I am thankful to Ray Winstone, for giving such a great performance as Bewoful
I am thankful to Angelina Jolie, for being the second best looking sea hag alive.
I am thankful to the people who created the Beowulf music. It rocks!
I am thankful for Graitch
I am thankful for the Jello company
I am thankful for the farmers who produced the fruit to go in graitch
I am thankful for my magnificent brain which came up with the idea for Graitch


Round 14 (4:43 pm November 24)
I am thankful for Red Lobster's mashed potatoes, which are incredible
I am thankful for Red Lobster's steak, which was quite delicious
I am thankful for Red Lobster's cheddar biscuits, of which I had at least 20
I am thankful to our server, who made up a to-go bag full of cheddar biscuits
I am thankful for Brewster's banana chocolate chip ice cream.
I am thankful for my oldest sister, for buying me a waffle cone.
I am thankful for my sister, for private "car ride home" reasons.



Round 15 (12:01 am November 25)
I am thankful for my brother. Today is his birthday. He should have an international holiday, but this month I didn't go that route. I am thankful for him.


Round 16 (2:02 pm November 25)
I am thankful for my mother for trying a new "omelet in a bag" idea, and even though my bag broke in the boiling water and she didn't want to tell me about it, I am thankful anyway.
I am thankful for green olives, which went in the omelet in a bag



Round 17 (11:48 pm November 26)
I am thankful my team won its fantasy football game, even though they did not score much
I am thankful the Patriots are undefeated, even though I don't care for them much. Not only does this greatly increase the chance that Tom Brady will play the last few weeks of the season (the fantasy playoffs), but if a great team like the Patriots should lose, it should be to the Colts in the AFC title game.



Round 18 (10:44 pm, November 27)
I am thankful for fried dumplings
I am thankful to the Chinese buffet place that made them up special for me when they ran out
I am thankful for Blockbuster, even though they didn't have the movie I wanted. I am thankful for Carlos, for bringing us two pizzas when he came to visit.



Round 19 (3:09 am November 28)
I am thankful for the French, for making such crazy movies without a moment's hesistation.
I am thankful for Monica Bellucci
I am thankful for Don Cheadle



Round 20 (10:25 pm November 28)
I am thankful for the demented mind of Guillermo Del Toro, who gave us PAN'S LABYRINTH. I am thankful there are people like him of vision making movies today
I am thankful for Boarshead, for making the best deli meats and cheeses in the world.



Round 21 (1:44 pm November 29)
I am thankful the government of America has safety nets in place to get medical help to those who cannot afford it. I am thankful that not everyone is so stone-stupid as to believe an ass-hat like Michael Moore, who takes admitted problems and turns them into catastrophes, without once hinting at the truth.
I am thankful I live in the country with the best health care in the world. I am thankful that when it's a life-saving operation needed, other people come here, not the other way around.
I am thankful I have until now resisted the urge to get political and talk about dumb people.


Round 22
(1:01 am November 30)
I am thankful for Kaida
I am thankful for Dance


Round 23 (10:44 pm November 30)
I am thankful for my sister who made dinner
I am thankful for dinner
I am thankful for raspberry ice tea that comes in a concentrate package at Wal Mart for only 2 dollars and makes 10 quarts of ice tea
I am thankful for strawberry ice cream, or at least I plan on being thankful for strawberry ice cream as soon as I can get up and get some
I am thankful for black olives. I have been banned from eating the last can of black olives (left over from Thanksgiving), but I am still thankful they are there, in case of emergency)
I am thankful for Gregory House, the first time I finally feel like a character on TV has been closest to who I really am
I am thankful for Edgar Allen Poe
I am thankful for Topher Grace. I just started watching some of the last season of That '70s Show, and the guy they got to replace Eric is just creepy


Round 24 (10:08 am December 01)
I am thankful for Google
I am thankful for Steven Spielberg
I am thankful for Advil
I am thankful for pillow cases

Round 25
(1:06 pm December 02)
I am thankful for dried apricots
I am thankful I can read, even if the paper doesn't always give me something good to read
I am thankful for The Simpsons
I am thankful for Advil
I am thankful for Raspberry ice tea
I am thankful that Google News has an International set up that allows you to see the top stories in each country (at the bottom)
I am thankful for last night's college football games IF they help lead to a playoff
I am thankful that CBS is showing the good early game (Jacksonville-Indy)
I am thankful for the Internet, which allows me to follow my Fantasy Football team almost live
I am thankful that snow storms did not kill Kaida last night


Round 26 (11:41 pm December 02)
I am thankful for Lasagna
I am thankful for the Simpsons
I am thankful for Frodo
I am VERY thankful for Energy drinks
I am thankful red wolves


Round 27 - the last post (9:43 am December 03)
I am thankful for Advil
I am thankful for a computer to write on
I am thankful for Wikipedia to give me ideas
I am thankful for my Readers
I am thankful I live in a country with so much access to so many things
I am thankful I am still alive


WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

4 comments:

Kaida said...

I am thankful for you.

Bear said...

I am thankful for family and friends!

Tracy Kaply said...

I am thankful for my friends, including Hyperion. I am thankful I have a good relationship with my family. I am thankful that I live in Seattle. I am thankful that I have good doctors. I am thankful that I am not dead yet.

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