Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

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.


8 responses to “Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

  1. i am thankful for all the nice bloggers i met, including you. sometimes it’s a big thing like being comforted when you are sad, others it’s a little thing but equally important like laughing out loud when reading a post. Starbucks is not bad either. I always get a venti latte and i am not broke either. happy thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Chloe! You are definitely one of the nice bloggers and your beautiful photography always brightens my day.

  3. Hi Phil, hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We don’t celebrate it over here, but it must be a wonderful day.I, like you, have only met nice people through blogging … it’s a great past-time .. wish I had more time to visit, though.Hope you are well.Take care, Meow

  4. Right back at ya Phil!

  5. thanksgiving is the best. this year, i was thankful for gravy.

  6. Ugh..seriously. Global warming? Just swap states with me and we’ll be fine.-N

  7. OHHH I am SO thankful for Starbucks. And whoever turned you into a Starbucks fan should ALSO get considerable mention.I am thankful for my friend who introduced me to Starbucks. God bless the 2 pump sugarfree hazlenut steam milk, no whip no foam extra hot. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  8. I hope yours was a great one!

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