Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Walkabout Wednesday... Toilet paper, teeth and time

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing a long a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 13:

On my list of favorite holidays Thanksgiving comes in number three. Three ain't bad, people. Christmas takes the top slot. St. Patrick's Day ranks number two (bonus points if you know why). Then comes Thanksgiving.

I love pie. If there is no pie in heaven, I'm not going. I also have deep and abiding feelings for turkey, especially the dark meat. My affection for mashed potatoes is eclipsed only by my love for my family. Yet, these are not the reasons Thanksgiving claimed the coveted 3rd place spot on my holiday list.

I simply love the idea of taking a day to think of all you're grateful for. The real joy comes in thinking of things that aren't the normal answers, those things that everyone is thankful for but simply doesn't realize it. For example:

  1. Toilet paper. Think about it.
  2. Dentists. Back in the Regency era, if you had a tooth ache you went to the tooth drawer: a big strong guy with a pair of pliers and no novocain.
  3. Indoor plumbing. Reference item #1 for further reasons to be grateful in this category.
  4. I Need Friends Friday. Think of everything you would miss out on without Fridays. I, for one, would be essentially friendless.
  5. The ability to set your clocks five minutes fast. This has saved me a great deal of tardiness on many, many occasions.
  6. Taste buds.
  7. Pie. Imagine if pie had never been invented. What a sad, sad world this would be.

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Check back next week for a mind-boggling, start of the Christmas season, fantastic double giveaway!!

Don't forget I Need Friends Friday, in which I reveal one of my surprising life ambitions!!

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