Here it is, my annual list of unusual things I’m thankful for. Feel free to add some of your unusual thanks in your comments. I’d love to hear them.
1. Global warming. Before you and Al Gore leave a nasty comment, hear me out. Each year more people die from cold than from heat. If the globe is warmer, more people survive. Also with the polar ice caps melting we have more water available that, with a little effort and technology, can be diverted to drought stricken areas. If the globe is warmer, we in the North will be using less fossil fuels to heat our homes. The furor over global warming is just a media firestorm fad. I challenge Al Gore to a debate. Without global warming he would suddenly become irrelevant, and so he continues to stoke the fire.
2. Starbuck’s I developed a Starbuck’s jones this past year. And no, it’s not all that expensive unless you’re ordering something like a non-fat, half-caf, latte mochachino, double shot espresso. At Starbuck’s you’re paying for words. The more words in your order, the more it will cost. I just get a small coffee and I’m not broke yet.
3. Morning Insomnia. I have a problem. The first step is admitting it. I’m up by 5:30 every morning. I’m not sure what that is in metric or Canadian time, but it’s damn early here. My brain just turns on and I’m up. Without this little problem I’d never get any writing done here or elsewhere. It’s my only time of peace and quiet in the day.
4. My blogger friends. Despite all the bad publicity that MySpace and Facebook get, I’ve met nothing but nice people through this blog and the internet. Thank you for continuing to visit and responding to my inane thoughts.
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!