First off, I just want to let you all know that I'm not nearly as depressed as the last couple of posts probably make it seem.  However, I did say that I didn't want to hold back so much and the flip side to being (sorta) funny is the occasional depressing poetry.  I know, I'm SUCH a downer!  But then I get the depressed part out of my system and I bounce right back to being absurd.  I'm a little bi-polar that way.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

Anywho.  In a belated attempt to be technically responsible and protect my computer from holiday-shopping-inspired viruses I resubscribed to my anti-virus software.  That crap has been downloading, uninstalling, installing and whatever else it's doing since yesterday. I fear it is jacking my shit up. I am now typing on Keen's computer, bereft of all my notes of what I was really going to write about.   

So in the spirit of… um… typing on the fly, and the fact that it can get a bit stressful with the holidays, what with crazy relatives and all, I think we should all say the things we are  really thankful for… but not all that big shit, like you know health, and family, and so on.  'Cause, come on, if we're not already thankful for those things then we're just a bunch of schmucks.  I mean, the shit that we are thankful for right this very second, the stuff that makes us warm a little in the midst of all the craziness.  For example…

I am thankful for this grande chai latte that I am drinking.  It is creamy and delicious.  And it gives me an oh so pleasant buzz.  Thank you Mr. Chai!

I am also thankful I will not be cooking for Thanksgiving.  (Sorry honey.)

I am thankful Keen WILL be cooking.  (yummy)

Keen says he's thankful he is not at work.  And he's chopping up mushrooms and stuff, which seems to make him happy.

I am thankful that my hair is looking rather nice today despite the humidity.

I am thankful for Weezer.

And finally, I am thankful for the $70 of Nordstrom gift certificates that I recently won (I KNOW!) that I am about to go spend on other people.

I actually really like spending money on other people, so I guess I'm thankful for that, too.

What are the things that are making you feel good right now?  Feel free to list them as the day goes on.  I'd love to hear them.
                   – the weirdgirl