Throwback Thursday! Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

This is my Thanksgiving post from last year, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Instead of a numbered list I just did some free style word association and this is what came out of my head unfiltered.

(11/28/13) Some people sit down to Thanksgiving dinner and spew meaningless platitudes about what they are thankful for. Some even blog their meaningless platitudes. I wonder if there are platypus platitudes? I’m pretty sure platypuses, or is it platypi, are not thankful for their duck bills. All the other beavers must tease them terribly about that. Platypuses are from Australia, but the picture below is from . That doesn’t surprise me. Platypuses seem like the kind of animal they’d have in Canada doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, I love Canadians, but everything up there is just a little off. That’s why the platypi would fit right in. I have to say though, I’ve never met a Canadian I didn’t like. Or a platypus for that matter.


Ok, so far I’m thankful for platypi and Canadians. Like I said,  no meaningless, redundant, obvious platitudes for me.  I’m going to come up with some brilliant stuff off the cuff right now. So sit back and get ready to be dazzled by my pithiness. No, I didn’t say ‘bedazzled’. I said “be dazzled”, although there is absolutely nothing wrong with bedazzling. Without it my wardrobe would lack pizzazz. I like the word pizzazz because it reminds me of pizza, which is what I think should really be served on Thanksgiving.  To be honest, I thought I was making up the word pithiness too, but when the spell-check didn’t flag it I was pleasantly surprised, but also disappointed that I couldn’t take credit for inventing a word.

Ok, moving on, so far off the top of my head I’m thankful for platypuses, Canada, the Bedazzler, and spell-check. Oh, and pizza. I’m always thankful for pizza.


Trying to find pictures of men’s bedazzled jeans I also learned that Bedazzled was also a movie starring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley. Who knew?

bedazzled movie

Lastly, I’d like to say that I am thankful for you, the people that read and like or comment on my blog and who read my books and give wonderful reviews on Amazon. Without your kindness my life would be missing something. Whether you’re from the United States or not, Happy Thanksgiving from me and all the staff here at #ThePhilFactor. If you’re not in the States have a Happy Thursday! Feel free to fill my comments with things you’re thankful for!

19 responses to “Throwback Thursday! Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

  1. Or, alternatively, we could Phil the comments boxes! 🙂 Thanks for the funny post, and happy “turkey day,” minus the platitudes but with the platypi. Oh, and Rush (the band) rocks; just one other great ‘thing’ out of Canada besides Margaret Atwood and a lot of nice people. 🙂

  2. I’ll spare you my list of things I’m thankful for because, really, it would just be a repeat of yours. 😉 *ponders bedazzling a Canadian while eating pizza…and watching a platypus frolic*

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Thankful for this great list you comprised
    But must say I’m a bit surprised
    Of the jeans adorned with gems
    Why not a pic of you wearing them?

    Happy Thanksgiving Phil!

  4. I’d like to play with the platypi. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. I, for one, am dazzled by your pithiness.
    … but I am Canadian, and as you mentioned, all things in Canada are a little ‘off’ 😉

    Hope your Turkey Day is wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  6. I’m just thankful I’m not a turkey :/

  7. I remember that movie! I am not sure I want to remember it, but too late now 🙂

  8. LOL…omg I’m ashamed to say I LOVE that movie 🙂 I can’t help it.

  9. I’ll wander down to Platypus Park, near my home (I am not making this up) and tell the platypuses that lots of people are thankful for them.

    Me, I am grateful to be gruntled most days. Now, pass that pumpkin pie, please, Phil.

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