Is it just me or has everyone gone nuts for Thanksgiving this year? No, I’m not talking about getting a jumpstart on the traditional holiday season bender a vast majority of us go on this time of year. Hell, most of us started that in August.
I’m talking about the abundance of thanks people are publicly listing on social networking sites such as Facebook, which started as early as November 1st.
Every. Single. Day. Posting what they’re thankful for: Their children. Their health. The fact that every time they bitch on Facebook it’s only for First World Problems.
Last time I checked, Thanksgiving was only one day. For only one day did I have to be thankful for crap. Which was then followed the next day by beating up people in Aisle 10 of Wal-Mart in order to get the last Tickle Me Binder Full of Women or whatever stupid, popular toy some manufacturer didn’t make enough of for all of us in the world who have the time and luxury to camp outside a store for a week.
I mean, I wouldn’t care, but it’s bad enough Christmas starts in March now. Does Thanksgiving really need to be a whole month-long?
And honestly, who really cares what you’re thankful for?
The answer? No one. So knock it off and keep it at the Thanksgiving dinner table, where it belongs.
OK, OK, enough complaining. I digress. Let’s move onto the topic of this blog.
Here’s a list of everything I’m thankful for this year:
“Jersey Shore” is finally ending.
Season Two of HBO’s “Girls” begins in January.
My dog Buffy has yet to succeed with his plans to take over the world.
Speaking of the world, I’m also glad we got a heads up that it is ending this December, which means I don’t have to go out and buy Christmas gifts for anyone. Suckers.
Hats that make babies look like bears.
That Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Blogger and WordPress didn’t exist when I was a teenager, thus documenting all my stupid ducky-wip pictures and lame, melodramatic “poetry” for all eternity on the Internet.
Toilet paper (look, I know I say that every year, but seriously, think about it…think about life without toilet paper…yeah…exactly).
That I didn’t kill myself quite literally about an hour ago when I noticed the gas on our stove top was on and had been on for about four hours ever since I cleaned it this morning and accidentally turned the dial on. And that I didn’t go with my first gut reaction, which was to light the stove so that it would use up all the excess gas (I swear, I have two college degrees).
Hummus. Which I use to confuse with haggis. And which is why I never ate it. Until someone finally told me the difference (did I mention I have two college degrees?).
Saturday Night Live. And specifically, Bill Hader. Who I would like to do dirty, dirty things to while he does his Clint Eastwood impression.
That if I ever become homeless, I will own the most books of any homeless person ever. I don’t care how many Kmart carts I have to steal from their parking lot. They’re ALL coming with me to the creepy alleyway.
My husband. Without which, I would have to move every time there was a spider in the house.
My in-laws (yeah, I have awesome in-laws…how much do you hate me right now?).
My 2004 Hyundai, which is not only paid off but has a sassy chassis that keeps running like a dream (well, a dream with a broken muffler that makes it sound like a monster truck eating a fourwheeler).
I finally have a dining room table…like an ADULT.
Cherry Bounce (which is a family recipe involving vodka, cherries and I swear, body parts from a unicorn).
Beer in a bottle.
Also a can.
And occasionally out of a jar.
And FINE! I’ll give a legit one. GAWD. I’m thankful that even though I lost the title of mother this year, I was quickly reminded by some wonderful people that I still hold the title of beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, in-law, friend and kindred spirit.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!