Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let me close this conversation by saying that you are one unique individual.

My brother and his dancer girlfriend (not that kind of dancer - get your mind out of the gutter) are in town so I'm going to check out until next week for a few days of homemade wine and tryptophan-fueled debauchery.

Here are just a couple of things I'm thankful for--

  • The great community of bloggers including Randal, Ubermilf, Fran, Zaius, don, ladybug, Hypatia, Swinebread, Liberality, Jess, Lockwood, Enigma, Arkonbey, Comicsalltooreal, BAC, Pilar, Monkey Von, Thoughtcriminal, Pissed off Patricia, mwb and all the rest of the authors of blogs I love to read on a daily basis even if I don't get to write something in the comments section to let you know I stopped by. Thanks you guys for the stimulating my brain and making me spit out coffee on more than one occasion.

  • Tempura. Especially when it wraps itself around prawns before taking a high dive into a vat of boiling oil. Thank you Tempura, you are delicious.

  • My very patient, very cool wife who not only puts up with my geek crap but doesn't say anything when I geek-ify the kids. Thanks hon.

  • My kids. You've given me exponentially more laughs than tears. To be honest I didn't think that would be the case before you were born. Thanks. I love you guys.

  • For adventurers of the past and future. Not just the guys that crawled into a four-foot cabin to be rocketed to the moon, but the smaller adventurers as well. The people that said to themselves "that looks interesting. Why don't I dry it out and smoke it" or "yes, that fungus grows on the floor of forest but perhaps with a little garlic and butter it would be good eats." Thanks for taking chances guys.

  • John Williams and Ennio Morricone who have scored some of my favorite flicks. Thanks for being geniuses.

Finally, I would like to thank George W. Bush. Without his breathtaking incompetence, dimwitted sensibility and complete inability to to apply rational thought it might not have been possible for the United States to take a giant step forward and show the world the REAL principles that define this great nation. Thanks George.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thomas Fummo said...

"You're welcome, honey"


Randal Graves said...

Thou art the man, good sir. Enjoy your wine. And football! Go Lions! 0-16!

Thanks for taking chances guys.

Amen. Especially since if disaster ensues, it's them, not us, that end up in the ground. It's funny because I don't know him!

Lockwood said...

Hey, thanks for the shout-out! Have a good T-day (tryptophan), and if you're coming to Corvallis for the Civil War game, please to stop by my favorite coffee shop and say "hi!" (I generally come in early afternoon, stick around till 7 or 8:00)

ladybug said...

Bring a tear to my eye! Sounds like ya'll are havin' fun...see ya Sat!

Don Snabulus said...

Us turkeys will see you turkeys in a coupla days.

Christian Zamora said...

Thanks to you, Dean! (Yay! I made it to your list, lol.) Oh, and I so agree on the George W. Bush thing.

Life As I Know It Now said...

no thank YOU, really. happy thanksgiving!!!

ThoughtCriminal said...

Always glad to have guests for Thanksgiving. For dessert - What would it be like if Ennio Morricone had scored Stars Wars/TESB/ROTJ?:

Ennio Morricone + Star Wars

Fran said...

Aw shucks. You are very kind.

And your list- brilliant. I have met my destiny and her name is Tempura, uttered the Dean.

Have a great time and yes I did think that kind of dancer, so back to the gutter for me.

Swinebread said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dude!

Ubermilf said...

I am thankful for the two different kinds of delicious martinis we had at Thanksgiving.

Although Dilf refuses to call them "martinis." They are simply "cocktails," according to him.

Anyway, I am also grateful to be mercifully free from a hangover today.

Arkonbey said...

Happy thanksgiving, Dean!

pissed off patricia said...

Just got back from our Thanksgiving trip. Hope your holiday was just as much fun as possible. Thank you for the mention. I sincerely do appreciate it.