Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanks, Teammates

So, apparently, it's like a good thing to show your gratitude. And since it's Thanksgiving tomorrow and I have nothing else to write about since I haven't been running and have only been steadily reducing the amount of Yuengling Porters in my possession, give thanks is exactly what I'm going to do.

So, in no particular order, here is some of my gratitude:
  • I'm thankful for you readers and bloggers who keep me entertained throughout the week. You have no idea how much work would get done if you weren't around.
  • I'm thankful for good books for those quiet times when I need to relax, escape or be inspired. (Currently, The Lazarus Project and Everyday Drinking.)
  • I'm thankful for a strong and productive liver that filters out the poisons I enthusiastically put into my body.
  • I'm thankful for honed taste buds that make those poisons taste good and will allow me to thoroughly enjoy tomorrow's feast.
  • I'm thankful for chemical reactions such as fermentation and distillation, which help make life more rambunctious -- or soothing.
  • I'm thankful for running because psychotherapy and gym memberships are much too expensive for my wallet.
  • I'm thankful for my health because I know it is not something to take for granted.
  • I'm thankful for my friends, a handful of whom actually read this blog because obviously they don't get enough of me in person.
  • I'm thankful for my family, who have supported me and shaped me into the relatively decent person (and drinker) I am today.
  • And I'm thankful for sugar dumplings.
Thank you, I'm feeling healthier already. Happy Thanksgiving, teammates. And for you foreign readers, enjoy your Thursday or whatever you call tomorrow in your tongue.

[Drunkard's note: the Viper will be too drunk to post this holiday weekend. Hopefully, you'll be too drunk to notice. Or, if you're one of those readers, I hope you're too busy running or something.]

10 comments:

Carolina John said...

Have a great holiday. I'm hoping to get in some running, biking, and plenty of drinking while on the long weekend, so it sounds like you've got a great plan!

Vanilla said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend.

Vava said...

Here's to your liver, the centre of your Universe it seems! Enjoy your feasting.

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Xenia said...

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Jess said...

I too am thankful for #3 on your list! Happy Thanksgiving!

MCM Mama said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving! I agree that #3 is quite important. I'll be thanking my liver properly this weekend by sending various brands of Porters its way, as well as a lovely Delirium Noel. And to make myself feel "healthier", I'll be running a 5K to get me under a 100 miles to my 1000 mile goal.

joyRuN said...

You're welcome.

Have an awesome Thanksgiving :)

nwgdc said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

I took your advice and imbibed some whiskey. Since this wisdom teeth drama started, I had been dry...too afraid to take a chance. Finally I took in some solid ethanol and haven't regretted a bit of it...yet.

Ted said...

This is way too late for me to post my comment since Thanksgiving is over. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I know I did and hope my liver did the job nicely.