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Thankful (perhaps also thirsty?) Thursday

Posted by AllieB on November 4, 2010

It occurred to me this morning, as I huffed and puffed my way into the QuikTrip on nothing but mere fumes, that I have much to be thankful for. Not only did I not run out of gas en route, but there was a pump sitting wide open just as I pulled in. Anyone who’s been to the QT on Sidney Marcus knows that, no matter what time of day, that place is a total cluster. In addition, while the weather is totally fug, we can all console ourselves with the fact that today is Thursday, thus tomorrow is Friday….things are lookin’ up!

Today, I am especially thankful for the following things:

  1. My mom and dad and two sisters and Missy – The Baxter Fam
  2. Hand-me-downs from friends (Sister, you’re going to be very jealous when you see what I’ve done with the articles you bequeathed me…)
  3. The Today Show
  4. Fried goods from The Ivy
  5. Red wine
  6. Leila’s living room and DVR
  7. Wa-Wa, Sadie, Scout, Belle, Bodhi, Rambo, Mac, Tucker, Bear, Moose, Boone, Libby, Jackson…and any other pup I happen to have occasion to interact with
  8. Ramen
  9. Screw-top wine (esp the one I mentioned here)
  10. Cee-Lo’s F*ck You – also, the exciting information that Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be performing the radio version, Forget You, on Glee…it could be awesome, or it could be astronomically awkward
  11. Fellini’s
  12. Fellini’s Italian Dressing
  13. That I only have one shin splint when I could just as easily have two
  14. The Serve
  15. Ben & Jerry’s Choc Chip Cookie Dough – pedestrian, I know, but amazing in its simplicity
  16. Little Bangkok
  17. Creating collages on Picasa
  18. Bill Go Big Time
  19. David Beckham
  20. Devil Wears Prada – Comcast must think I’m a total doofus, I rent it at least 3x/month…newsflash: buy the DVD
  21. Friends the TV show
  22. That even though Sex and the City 2 very nearly killed me, there are still six fabulous seasons for me to watch over and over again
  23. Self-checkout at Publix and WF
  24. Backroads
  25. My wonderful friends whom I love a lot and bring me great happiness, each and every day..

Seriously – I recommend taking a second and making your own list of things you are thankful for. It doesn’t have to be cheesy (cheese! I forgot I am thankful for cheese), but it can offer a refreshing perspective that we can all benefit from…bottom line – we’ve all got it pretty good, and there are a lot of people who don’t.

Ok, I am stepping down from my high horse. Baxter, out.

Scout Pendergrast Duffey, age: PUPPY!!! I am very thankful for puppies

#26. I am VERY THANKFUL for this new go-to dance move (credit: Sister Pantalones). I can’t stop watching, you don’t even need sound. Holy wow.

7 Responses to “Thankful (perhaps also thirsty?) Thursday”

  1. Mary Catherine said

    I’ll pay good money to see that dance move the next time I see you.

  2. Nancy said

    I love the pictures of Scout! I have my own framed in my home. I love you allie!

  3. HB said

    Oh you little dear. How I needed a post like that! Thanks you little beachball head!

  4. S said

    Can’t wait to see the Allie spin you put on the clothes. Were scissors involved??

  5. Y said

    I really like this post.

    #27 AWD. I am thirsty.

  6. CKB said

    A few thoughts:
    10) I think we can safely assume Totally Awk
    13) Wouldn’t having two require symmetry and by default coordination?
    23) But NOT, I am guessing, the department store in France
    and of course
    1) Love you too Sistie!!!

  7. mmm said

    Did our Tuesday g-chat session give a bit of inspiration for this?

    p.s. I am thankful for ;-)

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