Sunday, November 18, 2007

A List of Things I'm Thankful For

(in no particular order)
Things I'm Thankful For:


  • Abby, sleeping on her back

  • Simply Lemonade, Limeade, and Apple Juice, in that order

  • BIC pens, because they do always write

  • The new bin at Smith's for recycling grocery bags

  • My bicycle, and that it's purple

  • Wireless Internet

  • The Book of Mormon, and the Book of Mormon in Italian

  • Hybrid cars, and the hydrogen atom ones

  • Lamination

  • People that I initially don't like that I end up becoming really really good friends with

  • When I run to catch the bus and miss it and then the bus driver stops anyway

  • Good artwork

  • Pomegranate jelly

  • The poem Remember, by Christina Rossetti

  • And the poem about the penny [note: I looked for it online, and I found a bunch about tossing a penny down, but it isn't that one. I'll find it later.]

  • Podcasting, even though I've never listened to one

  • Cafe Rio

  • Texting Google, 1-800-GOOG411, and Google artwork for holidays and April Fools jokes

  • Italian movies, or really, movies dubbed into Italian

  • my GPS

  • The GPS things that go in cars and give directions aloud in British or Australian accents

  • Being able to tell people (who call me at work) about LDS Family History Centers

  • Temples

  • That everyone wears white in temples

  • People who make a special effort to speak English, even when it would be easier to speak their own language

  • People who treat the flag properly

  • Pimsleur

  • The USPS, UPS, and FedEx

  • the FedEx arrow hidden in their logo

  • The Constitution

  • Homemade bread

  • Footnotes

  • Research

  • Donation of blood and platelets

  • Organ donors

  • Kids who do the right thing and blame their parents so that they look cool, even though they actually wanted to do the right thing

  • Truth (facts straight) ads

  • People who are genuine

  • Very talented pianists and ballroom dancers

  • Free days at museums

  • Peace of mind

  • Artichokes, but not pickled or fried

  • Homemade french fries

  • Amy Butler stuff

  • Ravelry.com

  • Interesting doorknobs

  • British people who finish calls by saying "Have a nice day." since they don't tell each other that over there, so they're saying it just for me

  • Essays

  • Memoirs

  • Wikipedia

  • Spreadable butter

  • Arms

  • That I am healthy

  • Health insurance, and that mine has good ads

  • Apologies, sincere

  • DNA testing, which fascinates me

  • The placebo effect

  • Corazon, Project Linus, Warm Up America, soup kitchens

  • People who sincerely believe, and live according to their beliefs, whatever they are

  • Maps, in general

  • Old maps that show the world as flat

  • Endorphins

  • Electricity

  • Refrigeration

  • Down comforters

  • Tapestries

  • Chairs

  • Just DOING whatever it is

  • Italian ties, which are very expensive here and often $5 in Italy

  • Bartering

  • That Abby uses her new cat furniture

  • Proraso

  • That we used to tease my little brother by blowing kisses at him

  • Little miracles

  • My colored pencil that holds 8 colors and is mechanical

  • People who see me walking places and offer rides

  • My gym, even though they're shady, and especially the cardio cinema

  • Moleskine journals

  • Sandwiches

  • Homemade chicken / turkey noodle soup

  • That money is really just money

  • General Conferences

  • Vacuum cleaners

  • Cultures

  • Pepero Day (11/11!)

  • Black rimmed glasses

  • Shoes

  • Beautiful cemeteries

  • That some people don't gossip

  • People who over-prepare

  • Whatever quote it was that I read on my mission about being consistent

  • Examples that people set for me: (LF - enthusiasm and love, AW - pay attention to others, NRW, KJ, BL - service, Yellow's mom - being a good hostess and always making people feel welcome, CB - asking questions, being logical, and putting in hard work, my current bishop - only reads church books, AT - prayer, and so so many other people for other things.)

  • Ticket to Ride

  • The TTR Reunion 2009

  • Punctuality

  • Fly swatters and bug zappers

  • Penicillin and immunizations

  • Comments on pictures on Facebook

  • Giraffes

  • The Office (especially clean episodes)

  • People signaling before switching lanes

  • Fresh tomatoes

  • BLTs

  • Honest mechanics

  • Pastrami

  • Tacos and Tamales

  • Fresh bagels

  • Forks

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Hope

  • Petting zoos

  • The song "Amazing Grace", which is not about a woman named Grace

  • Sisters that wrote to me on my mission

  • Wheaties

  • Libraries

  • eBay

  • The YAM joke (I yam so happy we're having yams for Thanksgiving)

  • Cat sweaters

3 comments:

Yellow said...

More things:

- Good blog posts.
- Online Gchat to keep in touch.

zookeeper08 said...

And:

- Cockeyed.com
- Alone time
- BYU 100 Hour Board

L'Afro said...

I love you.

And what's the YAM joke?