The Thankful Stormtrooper, 2013 Edition
Thanksgiving is upon us once again, which means it's time for another installment of my annual tradition of a brief post of the things I'm thankful for this year.
As always, the list starts off with Jameson Irish Whiskey. Because how the hell could you not be thankful for that wonderful libation?
I'm thankful for having the best year in terms of employment that I've had in a good five years. I worked pretty steadily all year long until now. Sure, they were all temp jobs, but temp money is just as spendable as perm money, right? If nothing else, a much more up-to-date and current resume is so much nicer and more attractive and convincing than one full of employment gaps. Of course, I really need to find something more steady and lucrative now as we approach the next thing on my list...
I'm thankful for having found a wonderful woman to spend my time with. I'd list all the reasons I'm sort of crazy about her but I don't want her to get a swelled head or anything. Plus, if you all know me, you know there's a limit to just how verbally nice I can be to somebody without getting apoplectic, so suffice to say she is the aforementioned wonderful. And it doesn't hurt that she's beautiful. Uh oh. I feel apoplexy coming on.
I'm thankful for all the things in entertainment I enjoy; all the varied TV shows and movies and books and comic books and games and everything else that divert from life and bring all kinds of thoughts and emotions. And I'll throw in this category how thankful I am for writing, even though I don't do enough of it and especially not enough of the kind of writing I should.
Lastly, I'm thankful for the family I love, no matter how annoying and unbearable they make life sometimes, and for the friends I love who make it bearable again. Y'all know who you are.
So that's it. In this season of Thanksgiving that kicks off my favorite time of the year, I urge you to share the things you're feeling particularly grateful for in the comments below, and maybe next year I can add "reader participation" to the list!