This is another of my annual features that I’ve written for several years. I like it because it forces me, and hopefully you to think “outside the box.” Then again, who cops to be an inside the box thinker? How would that go at a job interview? “My strengths? Umm…well, I’ve never had an original thought. Nope, my ideas are exactly what you’d expect and a probably a whole lot like the bloke you let go. If you need a problem solved, I’m definitely not your man.” Anywho, back to today’s thankful theme. Yes, of course I’m thankful for family, friends, career and health. That goes without saying. Here are some unusual things that I’m thankful for:
Stovetop Stuffing: Everyone please stop pretending that your Grandma/Mom/Wife’s stuffing is good. It’s not. It’s just soggy bits of bread with unidentifiable “spices” that may or may not be cat urine. Stovetop Stuffing is always light, fluffy, delicious and I can make it it myself. It’s so good it even has it’s own website. Does your Mom’s stuffing have a website?
Twitter: It’s an amazing tool for connecting the world and spreading information at the speed of megabytes. It’s also the funniest place in the world. You know when you’re in a meeting at work and you think of something really funny to say but you can’t because you’d get fired? Somewhere someone else is in a meeting thinking of funny things and they’re tweeting them. But I definitely do not scroll through Twitter when I’m on work conference calls.
Electronic Banking: If I had to balance a checkbook… well, it would not end well. If electronic banking was all the internet did, it would be worth it. In line at a grocery store when I see an old person using a checkbook I just gaze in awe and I think, “WTF? Who uses checks? There ought to be a special line just for them.”
The Outdoors: Sometimes I put my phone down and look around at things outdoors like sunsets and rainbows and think, “Man this is pretty kick ass. I’m glad I don’t live on a planet where’s there’s no oxygen and I have to stay indoors all the time.”
Horny Hindi’s: Thanks to this post I wrote in March my blog views have been booming since. Literally about half my reads every day are of that one post. I’m considering writing a blog just for the Hindi speaking population. They seem to like me better than you English speaking folks.
All of You: Lastly I’m thankful for all of you, friends, family, co-workers, and strangers from all over the world. You make my day with your likes and comments. Happy American Thanksgiving to you no matter where you’re reading this from.
Have a great day! ~Phil