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Black Friday, And Ten Other Things I’m Thankful For

Topics: Holidays | 1 CommentBy admin | November 24, 2010

Let’s try to remember that there’s more to life than shopping. But first, let’s do some shopping.

So, it’s Thanksgiving. For many of us, a time to give thanks for what we have, and experience the joy of copious amounts of meat and side dishes with loved ones. But for probably just as many of us, a day to avoid the psychodrama of family gatherings by playing dumb turkey and Santa themed Flash games, or more importantly, to SHOP. Yes, probably the most important thing about Thanksgiving is that it’s a reminder that it’s one day before Black Friday and three days ’til Cyber Monday on Amazon, or that there are still over 13 million songs you haven’t bought on iTunes,and that Christmas is only 30 days away. This year, I’m thankful for many things, a few of which I’ll share below. But on behalf of Dissociated Press, I want to thank YOU for visiting, and supporting our advertisers. Although the site is far from profitable, it’s finally making money, and maybe next year I can be giving thanks for an actual salary! Until then, I’ll keep trying to serve up amusing turkey recipes, offbeat Christmas shopping ideas, and the general hokum, hooey, and horsefeathers that we call “content” around here. Below are a few of the things I’m most thankful for. What about you? What are YOU thankful for?

10 Things I’m Thankful For

I’m thankful that I don’t live in Ireland, where catastophic bank failures are… oh. Never mind.

I’m thankful that I’m not a teenager, so my girlfriend doesn’t listen to and talk about Justin Bieber 24/7.

I’m thankful that I don’t have cable, so I only have a vague inkling of what a “Snooki” is.

I’m thankful to the TSA, for all the physical intimacy they’re bringing back to everyday life.

And On A Slightly More Serious Note….

I’m thankful to have work, since I live in a state that has the second highest unemployment rate in the US.

I’m thankful that in spite of all the tension in the world, there isn’t a global war going on.

I’m thankful that people seem to be living with more conscience.

I’m thankful to have so many amazing and creative friends.

I’m thankful to have good health and a home, when so many have neither.

I’m thankful that the only thing that holds us back is ourselves, because that means there’s a lot of hope for a continually better world.

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  1. Posted by TeacherPatti on 11.25.10 9:07 am

    Love that last one! Perfect! Happy Tgiving!