OK, I do a lot of goofy stuff here on the blog. I tend to rant about things, as this forum lends itself easily to that. Hopefully those of you that know me IRL know I’m not always a grumbly curmudgeon. I use ranting as humor, not as a way of life.
Tonight as this posts, we’ll be cleaning up the clutter, we’ve already chopped the bread for stuffing, and we’re probably prepping the turkey… but let’s not forget what’s important this time of year; It’s a great time to take stock of things, and be thankful for all that we have. You can thank a higher power, karma, yourself, or other people in your life who have helped or influenced you. When I think about it, I have a lot of things to be thankful for. As you get ready for the holiday crunch, anticipated gatherings, getting the place clean or packing the car for a road trip… think about what you’re thankful for. Pardon my foray into the mushy.
A wife that puts up with my shenanigans. We can be goofy together, and it makes life fun. We have different points of view on pretty much everything, so we’re always (OK, most of the time) looking at things from more than one perspective. She supports my Batman and Star Wars obsessions, and I hate to say I’ve learned to like Glee. That’s how we roll.
A big family. I’m an only child, but I’m always surrounded by & get along well with my extended family… now extended to my wife’s family since they’re all also close-knit. I’m thankful that things like Facebook exist to keep us all in contact. I’m not a phone person, but I can do FB to keep tabs on the fam. I’m thankful that when we get together at Grandma’s this year, we’ll be throwing dinner rolls across the dining room at each other, and discussing wildly inappropriate things at the dinner table.
A band that is pretty ridiculous. It’s cool to have a band that’s relaxed, and seems to get things done. I have fun playing, and I hope people have fun listening and watching. For me, it’s a creative outlet that can’t be matched. To have the opportunity to write stuff, gig out, and now to get an “actual” album pressed & produced is a big deal to me. When I say relaxed, I don’t meant to convey that a lot of effort doesn’t go into what we do… it’s just that we don’t stress about it. It’s difficult to find a group of people on compatible levels of taste, work ethic, stage presence, talent, and most of all personality. I think we have this one right.
Friends for the long-haul. I know a lot of cool people. I’ve met them through camp, church, rocking out with various bands, jobs, and all even these things that we used to call “message boards” back in the 1900’s. There are friends I see often, some I see less so, but I think we’re all solid on where we stand, no matter the time interval that passes between hanging out & catching up. You know who you are.
That’s just a few of the plethora of things I have to be thankful for… without even getting into material possessions, and resisting the urge to be a smart-ass.
Maybe I’ll add some more in the comments or another blog later.
What are you thankful for? (Real sentiments and smart-assedness encouraged.)
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