So.... how was everybody's Thanksgiving? Or, possibly, Thanksgivikah? (Look, I just learned how to spell Hanukkah in English, don't make me learn a new word!) Who's going shopping today? I wanna hear about all the great deals you got.
I, of course, remain dedicated to Netflix where I am binge watching Wilfred. I've also added The League and the CW's Arrow to the queue. I did the Black Friday thing once. I think I came home with two DVDs. I'm really more of a Cyber Monday gal.
And as it was just Thanksgiving, I bring you this edition of "WUF" encompassing some of the things I am thankful for. And as it's a given that I am quite thankful for my wonderful friends, family, job, and fair health -- I'm just gonna skip the obvious things here. ;)
1. I am thankful to be part of a terrific online community. An astonishing, supportive network of bloggers, a flourishing, educational Social Media Club chapter and so many relationships forged via this blog and twitter. It's what I love most about the internet and social media. I'm rarely this sentimental but really, to all of you out there in the internets, you guys are aces and I appreciate you.
2. I am thankful for great, big belly laughs. And giggles. And laughs that build up slow and then suddenly come on strong. Laughter has healing powers and I've needed it a lot lately. So I guess I am also thankful to be surrounded by funny people. And so that you can laugh, too, I give you Seth Rogen and James Franco's parody of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video.
3. I am thankful for my NAP blanket. I know that's silly... It's the softest thing ever and I sleep with it every night now. Is it completely insane to be over 30 and have a blanky? I guess when you sleep alone it's nice to have something to curl up with... What can I say -- I wanted to add it to the list. Sometimes I'm so busy being funny that I forget to be personal. This one feels personal.
4. I am thankful for my ENT. Seriously. My ears, nose and throat doctor is hilarious. I want you to picture the nerdiest guy you knew in high school talking and moving with the speed of the Road Runner. With a subtle accent, a laptop always in tow, wearing a crazy concoction around his head with lights and buttons. And he calls everyone "baby" in a way that is far more endearing than cool.
5. I am thankful for quiet moments. I've forced myself in recent months to sit in front of the television with my laptop out of reach and the phone on silent. I'm trying to be better about spending time with friends and not simultaneously clutching my iPhone for dear life. I've been learning to relax and though it's been a struggle, it's certainly been a great education; a cathartic learning process. And in a few instances, when my mind is quiet and I forget about the things stressing me out and I feel rather peaceful -- I love those quiet moments. And they incentivize me to keep trying, keep going and keep still.