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Showing posts from November, 2011

It's okay to be creepy on Thanksgiving.

I deliberately take time during the days leading up to Thanksgiving to reflect on everything for which I am thankful.  I know I said that last year, but it never hurts to repeat it.  My "thankful" list is always long.  I do not take anything for granted, especially since the last few years have been so turbulent for me.  I've realized that it doesn't take much to lose something (or someone) precious, and that is something that always comes to the front of my mind at this time of year.
This year, I've been reflecting in a different way.  I've noticed that a lot of people are doing the "30 Days of Thankful" lists on Facebook (mentioning something every day for which they are grateful).  I, personally, have been avoiding Facebook for the past few weeks after my hometown imploded with the scandal of the century, and I couldn't stand the shallow-mindedness and hatred anymore (but that's an entirely different blog for a different day).  Rather tha…

The Paper Anniversary

I love when Daylight Savings Time ends, because I wake up and realize, “Oh!  It’s only 6:30 instead of 7:30 so I have plenty of time to enjoy the morning!”  So enjoy it I did.  I went downtown as usual for a coffee, a stroll, and a photo.  I came home and leisurely hung out until the Redskins game came on.
I also love, on that first day back to Standard Time, when you start feeling hungry in the afternoon and you realize, “Oh!  It’s only 1:30.  It feels a lot later than that!  I have the whole afternoon ahead of me!”
Well, that didn’t happen to me this time.  I just now looked at the clock and said, “Holy crap on a cracker, it’s 2:00 already and I haven't even had lunch?  No wonder this game is almost half over!”  What a disappointment.  I was taken aback once again when it occurred to me, “Whoah!  It’s November 6th!  I think that date is significant!”  Then my brow furrowed.  “Why, oh why does that date ring a bell?  I’m not forgetting any birthdays because Facebook reminded me of …