Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jive Turkey

Thankful. What am I thankful for? A complex question indeed. Of course there are the usual things.... Family, Shelter, food, health, love. My deep sense of wit and sarcasm...etc.

I guess I'm thankful for most things... aren't we all? Roses and moonshadows and diving into a cool sea on a hot day. Deep snow and roaring fires and mountain vistas. All gifts, right?

Okay... so how about something new. How about what I'm NOT thankful for.

Things Suzanne is not thankful for:

1. People who cross the street ever so slowly in front of my car when I have a green light
2. Those same people who have children in tow
3. Cable news
4. Ever shifting job descriptions that lead me to an end position that I am NOT qualified for
5. Litter bugs
6. Super crafty moms
7. 8,0000 calorie Thanksgiving meals
9. Fast Food
10. Calling a new chocolate "Bliss" thus taking away the true meaning of the word (I heart that word)
11. NoNoWriMO for making me feel like a loser
12. Spreadsheets
13. Mold (unless it's on cheese or making penicillin... ummm... but I'm on the fence about antibiotics... I'm so confused.)
14. The flu (ANY strain)
15. Alarm clocks that go off at 5am.

Okay. That's it. Have a great Thanksgiving! (I'm creeping into a holiday hole and writing my heart out! I swear I am!)



  1. HAHAHA! :D Those are all great things to NOT be thankful for. Don't worry about NaNo, I abandoned that in favor of revisions. So, if you're a loser, I'm a loser too!

  2. FUN LIST!!!! I am so with you on the super crafty moms. HATE. THEM. Ok - maybe not hate - but I am definitely NOT thankful for them.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beauties!!!

  3. I'm thankful for you. I look at your list and think, "Okay, maybe, I'm not as evil as I once thought. Mua ha ha ha!"

  4. Suzanne, this list really made my morning! Except that I have a deep and abiding love of spreadsheets. Must be a side-effect of my office product addiction. ;)

    And LOL, Mandy, we should form a club, NaNo-ers turned RevisMo-ers.

  5. "Super Crafty Moms." I am so with you on that one--there's nothing like a mommy overachiever to make me feel like a lousy mom :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Anybody who writes with the depth you do doesn't have to worry about NaNo word count. It's just a tool and you've got plenty others in the shed.
    What I'm NOT grateful for is my inner critic who says my short story got rejected because its crap, in fact everything I write is crap and why am I wasting time writing a bazillion words for NaNo when its probably crap. So I have the gag out and I'm chasing her around because I'm tired of her nasties and I just want to have fun. Happy Thanksgiving. May everyone behave themselves.

  7. Love it! Perhaps we need to institute a new holiday, Ungrateful Day, to clear the mental and emotional decks to better appreciate the good stuff of life.

    And I SO second you, Tricia about that meanie who sits in a corner of my brain telling me every word I write is utter crap. Sending you some virtual duct tape to shut her up. :-)

  8. I'm so with you on the fast food! Seriously, we all appreciate the convenience, but does anyone really need a triple decker bacon burger with double cheese? They just really don't need to be adding all these ridiculous options to their menus! And why are the contents so over-inflated with sugar and fat content? Does everything 'sweet' really have to have sixteen spoons of sugar in it to be tasty? Like a bottle of Lipton tea...do you put fifteen spoons of sugar in a glass of tea when you make it at home? Give me a break!

  9. I'm working at getting our early Thanksgiving calories off my thighs. =) Have a great THanksgiving. I'm going to be writing my heart out too. I Hope. =)

  10. Love this list, Suzanne. No worrie about word count. Your depth is what matters. Blessings to you,

  11. I am so with you on the crafty moms. I'm not sure if it's jealousy or just my hatred of Joanne's Fabrics.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. You'll never be a loser, Suzanne. Ever.

    Loved the list, especially the crafty mom thing because I sucketh mightily (is a word?) I hate the 8000 calories of Thankgiving dinner but I can never hate the dinner itself. My grandma makes a kick-@$$ gravy. And so many other dishes...I feel very homer-esque right now.

  13. Good stuff, except the Thanksgiving meal. I can't badmouth such a cherished meal for which we drove 800+ miles to share with our children, calories be damned.

  14. Hehe, love your list! Seriously, NoNoWriMo should be banished from all conversation/thought. I feel even more like a loser for blogging about it. I mean, it's not like I've quit or anything, but still...I have to have the lowest non-zero word count.
    So what I'm saying is that I'm right there with you.
    I say we declare next month "Christmas in November"/ "November Plus Christmas" month. You know, we still celebrate Christmas but act like it's November so we don't have to admit to having had our butts kicked by NaNo.

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  15. That's exacltly why I avoid nano. I'm chicken and it is sure to make me feel like a loser w/ a capital L. But, at least you got started and you're moving forward. That's pretty cool stuff.

    Have a fantastic holiday, friend. Remember to have a diet coke w/ your thanksgiving dinner - I hear it cancels out all of the calories ;)

  16. I am thankful for this post! And NaNo schmano - you're an awesome writer :)

  17. 15 Great things NOT to be thankful. Can I add...Kidney Stones? *sigh*

  18. Ha! Love your list.

    Not thankful for left merges or traffic circles! (Convinced I will get killed on day on the way home from Wegman's)

  19. Not thankful for kitchen cabinet doors that fall off two days before Thanksgiving, and not thankful for when I forget to type in the silly word verification when I leave a blog comment so my comment zips off into cyberspace. Other than that, it's all good.

  20. I'm quite thankful for my deep sense of wit and sarcasm too. It's debatable as to whether everyone around me is...

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Not sure where you live, but watch that moonset tonight. Most delightful.

    Meanwhile, tomorrow, I'll be in the hammock. Hope you get there also.

  22. Not thankful for the little rodent who may -- or may not -- save you 15% on your car insurance. :-)

  23. Ah Suzanne, you are blessed with wit all right!
    I LOL at the one about people crossing slowly in front of you. I'm not grateful for drivers who drive really slowly in front of me as the light ahead is green, only to sail on through (at higher speed) after it has turned red, and leave me sitting there!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. Enjoy!

  24. Funny just today I read a post from a blogger called ribbon that enumerated a series of things she was thankfull for, so I gave her my viewpoint. And here I found the exact opposite.
    I liked your text about that, and also the good thing. I guess my contribution will be that what I am not thankfull for is the pain and suffering myself and all of humanity has to go trough.