Running from the Law: What I'm Really Thankful For

Friday, November 16, 2012

What I'm Really Thankful For

Anyone else getting a little bored with all the "I'm thankful for..." posts on Facebook?  They're all the same and totally lame.  Of course I'm INCREDIBLY thankful for the many blessings in my life - my health, my husband, my baby, my pets, my family, my job, my home, blah, blah, blah.  But there's a whole lot of other awesome stuff out there we should also be thankful for that no one mentions.  How about we all be a little more honest about what we're really thankful for this year.  Here's my list:

  • I'm thankful for SPANX.  Screw diamonds, Spanx are truly a girl's best friend.
  • I'm thankful for VODKA.  Because how else am I going to get through my evening?
  • I'm thankful for ESPRESSO.  Because how else am I going to get through my day?
  • I'm thankful for our NANNY.  Because sometimes it's really nice to be able to hand her the baby in the morning and say, "Here.  Your turn!"
  • I'm thankful for HUGH JACKMAN.  I mean, just look at him. 
  • I'm thankful for TRADER JOE'S INSIDE OUT CARROT CAKE COOKIES.  Damn you Claire for introducing me to these - they're like crack.  I can't get enough.  
  • I'm thankful for my DVR.  Cheers to the some crappiest shows of all time like The Vampire Diaries, Switched at Birth, Pretty Little Liars and the new 90210.  Now if I only had time to watch them.
  • I'm thankful for my CLEANING LADY.  I wish she'd just move in with us.
  • I'm thankful for CONCEALER.  Possibly the greatest beauty product in the world. 
  • I'm thankful that FACEBOOK didn't exist when I was in college.  So very very thankful.
  • I'm thankful for my BED.  It doesn't feel like I've been able to get much use out of it these days, but it's so amazing to fall into a sea of pillows and down at the end of a long day (or after a two hour middle of the night baby scream-fest).
  • I'm thankful for OLD SCHOOL 80s MUSIC.  Like the Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Guns N Roses, Poison and Talking Heads.
  • I'm thankful for DRY SHAMPOO and PONYTAILS.  If the ponytail ever goes out of style, I'll never leave my house again.
  • I'm thankful for ONLINE SHOPPING.  Like so much that I want to marry and have it's babies.  
  • I'm thankful for TEXT MESSAGING.  Because honestly, I don't want to have an actual conversation with you.   
So there it is.  

What are you really thankful for this year?


  1. AWESOME POST!! I might do a spinoff!! Here's to vodka and crap tv!!

  2. You've nailed most of my gratefulness (but lamenting not having nanny nor cleaning lady.....) Facebook in college would've been the death of me. I have a really good friend who still works for Amazon - maybe I could hook you up. :D xo

  3. Love this. Especially the vodka, espresso, and text messaging parts.

    I'd like to add wine, date nights, and cheesy romantic comedies to that list as well.

  4. this is AMAZING, I might need to make a similar list (and credit you of course) but off the top of my head I'm thankful for wine, beer, nachos and sweatpants.

  5. OMG I LOVE THAT SURI SITE. I don't know how I've managed to never heard of it before, but I know where I'll be spending the rest of my day.

    I'm thankful for you sharing that link. :)

  6. I'm thankful for red wine, yummy steak, the Avett Brothers, dumb reality tv as my escape, my funny high school students, and coffee.

  7. OMG those TJ's carrot cake cookies are just that - CRACK. It's bad.

  8. Yes. This. Alllll of this. Especially spanx. hahaha
    PS -- I was just going to email you then I saw your post - I fully intend to email you a confessions post, I just haven't gotten a chance. xoxo :)

  9. Love this! Totally doing a spin-off too! You should do a link-up ;)

  10. Haha- this is a refreshing post! Thanks for making me laugh. :)

  11. LOVE this! I am also thankful for ALL of those things!!

  12. Oh I love this! Those websites are so awesome. I'm thankful for Bailey's- and that will allow me to get through Thanksgiving with the in-laws this year. ;)

  13. haha, I can't tell you how many times I've said the same thing about FB.

  14. love this! Spanx are amazing...especially post baby! I think the hospital should provide them to every new momma as a way of improving mental health. Because man I sure did look good only 3 days after birth once I put on my Spanx!