Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

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

21 responses to “Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

  1. I stand by my assertion that my stuffing is superior.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Phil!

  3. I don’t care what anyone says: stuffing from a box is just wrong on so many levels 😉
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Like Joanne, this Canadian uses your holiday as a cheap excuse to get in some warm-up drinking before Christmas.

  4. I’m thankful for chocolate
    And, by all means
    I’m thankful for rock n’ roll
    and skinny jeans
    I’m thankful for our witty
    Rhyming dialogues
    and that each week I
    Can laugh at your blogs.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! 😀 (You’ll be glad to know that I’m totally going to rock TWO boxes of Stove Top this year. I’m pretty traditional with the rest of the stuff, but I agree with you…”from scratch” stuffing is rarely very tasty.) 🙂

  6. Happy Thanksgiving. I have to admit I’m one of those old folks who still writes checks. I like to keep track of my budget where it won’t disappear into the ether one day. I have one saving grace. Beforehand,
    I fill out everything on the check except for the amount which is quickly filled in while they’re still packing my stuff into bags.

  7. LOL. Good post for today. Happy Thanksgiving.Phil.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for the daily dose of humor. 🙂

  9. I love that you love the outdoors–I thank God for sky, myself. What a nice gift, for free!

    Before I was gluten-intolerant, I also was a big fan of Stovetop Stuffing, although I did like good homemade, as well. My own homemade this year was EXCELLENT, Phil–hooray!! I promise you no one would have known it was gluten free. My cinnamon rolls, on the other hand, we could have used for hockey pucks.
    (We still ate ’em.)

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