Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Giving thanks  

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. I'm going to take a short break from blogging to just relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Blogging will resume on Monday.

It's always kind of cheesy when people write about things they're thankful for. It seems like it's always the same stuff: family, friends, country, health, etc. Plus, no one's life is perfect, so a lot of I'm thankfuls tend to take on the attitude of "life could be so much worse" (e.g., "I'm thankful I only lost four of my fingers in that accident last month."). So I know people tend to roll their eyes when they see a post listing what someone's thankful for, even if the list is absolutely sincere (as most of them are). Everyone has some cynic in their personality.

I say all this because I want to list a couple of things I'm thankful for. I'm a little self-conscious about it for the very reasons I just mentioned. I don't want people to think I'm trying to write a heart-wrenching, life-changing piece of short literature here. I have my eyes wide open. I know this is going to be cheesy. But I'm a blogger, darnit. Every real bit of online self-consciousness I might have once possessed flew out of my ear somewhere around post No. 250. I don't reveal every bit of myself on this site, but sometimes I just need to express what I'm feeling, even if I'm feeling full of schmaltz. So here are some things I'm thankful for:

I guess that's as much self-revelation as I want to do right now.

I can't believe I did this, but I counted from my first post to find No. 250. That was pretty self-revelatory, but I think my self consciousness actually flew out of my ear at No. 223. Just for your reference, this post is No. 354.