Thursday, November 24, 2005

A Dozen Things to be Thankful For

1. Worrying more about eating too much at Thanksgiving than not having enough to eat
2. Having two friends who invited me to two separate dinners today
3. Having a comfy, paid-off home
4. Having a comfy, paid-off car
5. Patrick Fitzgerald
6. Having a family that doesn't demand attendance at traditional holiday rituals
7. Having good health
8. Political Polls starting to agree with those of us who knew what was up five years ago
9. Having two happy, healthy kitties
10. Shoe sales
11. Five years of happy Blogging
12. God, granting me serenity

You?
Everyone, have a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

14 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

1. a chosen family
2. an increasingly interesting spiritual quest
3. sobriety (maybe that should be 1)
4. the knowledge that I have never voted for a Bush
5. a sense of humor, mine and others'
6. a partner who is my best friend
7. other best friends who are not my partner, however geographically scattered
8. various abilities and talents
9. the knowledge that to whom much is given, much is expected
10. the willingness to carry #9 out.

Happy Thanksgiving, darlin' Zippie-D! Love you!

BigSis said...

This is a nice way to celebrate Thxgiving. I'm thankful for:

1. A partner that I love waking up to each day
2. A meaningful job that I love going to each day
3. A great little home in an eclectic neighborhood
4. Family and friends I love, and who understand when I need time away from them
5. A sweet, funny little dog that makes me smile and giggle even when I think I'm too important for that nonsense
6. The Republican party falling apart right before our very eyes (I thought they'd be around to do damage long after I left this world)
7. Being glad to be me
8. Sleeping well with a clear conscience and a light heart
9. Having today's dinner with two very wonderful men who adopted a little boy and won a big ass house from ABC, with all the trimmings

Life's been good to me so far...

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Mazel Tov Karen!

Thanks! It is so beautiful out....just got back a bit ago from morning minyan. First the sky is a luminous mix of sunny brightness and deep gray clouds, then I drove through a snowstorm which seems really a tiny hailstorm, then again sun and gray, then snow...

Karen Zipdrive said...

FYI: The ABC show that my big sister is referring to was cancelled before it ever aired because two gay guys won the prize, based on surrounding neighbors who CHOSE which couple should win.
ABC copped out big time and once again showed us that, given a choice, reasonable people don't give a shit if their neighbors are a loving gay couple.
Hope you'll return to my comments and write us up a little update on your dinner, sis.
And LuLu, right back atcha, baby.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Wasn't this the reality show that was so controversial as highlighting the bigotry of everyday people?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think ABC loved the controversy during the show. What they couldn't handle was that two gay men and their adopted, special needs son won the house based on people who actually chose them out of all the contestants to be their neighbors.
They had a chance to advance the cause of civil decency and human rights and they took the low road so's not to offend the Jesus neo-con set.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

I wasn't aware of that, thanks! I'm not even sure that I heard it was the gay men who won. I thought I read somewhere that this series was showing on cable.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think I read that too- maybe Planetout has something in their archives about it.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for Karen Zipdrive and "Pulp Friction" for making me laugh when I needed one and reassuring me that I'm not alone in my anger sometimes. There for a while, I often wondered if I needed therapy for my seemingly constant outrage over current affairs and the endless ignorance of this administration. Karen helped me see that I'm not quite as alone as I felt I was, and I'm thankful for all of you too, her readers. You've brightened many a gloomy day, and made my soul feel lighter. I wish you all the very best this season!

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Yes, Karen is helpful like my subscription to "Funny Times!" One excellent way to deal with disaster is to make fun of it.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Penny P, thank you for those kind remarks. Sometimes, like you, it does feel like I'm alone in my political anger, and I start to wonder if this Blog even matters. Your comments were rejuvenating.
I too am constantly outraged by the Bush administration, but the rage feels more like a steady, white-hot flame than an inferno.
All we can do is continue to expose, question, contact our legislators and vote, vote, vote.
Once politicians realize this radical rightwing fundamentalist zealotry is no longer acceptable, they will either reinvent themselves to serve us better, or they can go fuck themselves.

in.dog.neato said...

Belatedly, with respect, Mz K...and in no particular order, I'm ADD like that...chuckle...

1.)Left Wing Nuts, without whom I'd surely be tried for high crimes and treason...

2.)Music (Specifically these days: The Good Ol' Grateful Dead, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Low, and Coldplay) without which I would surely go insane...

3.)My lovely partner Tamara, with whom I have found reason, sanity, companionship, family, and love.

4.)Love and compassion

5.)The impending downfall of the fascist regime under whose thumb we now are oppressed (though I cringe at the thought of the fallout from their demise)

6.)food...and lots of it.

7.)my health, and the health of my growing family.

8.)my friends, who have supported and sustained me...

9.)the impending snow...through I shall trod and in which I shall play this winter.

10.)my job, and everyone I work with.

11.)Lake Superior (Gitchee Gummee), my muse, which inspires my imagination.

12.)Life, in general.

thar ya be, insomuch as I can conjure...

Kate said...

I'm thankful for a warm home, big windows to watch the snow coming down, candles, incense, a fireplace, my doggies, my guitar, Janis Joplin and other CDs of good screaming music, and Pulp Friction.

dusty said...

I know I am late with my thanks but here they are in no order other than my brains train of thought at 4am:

My feral kittens all of whom are more affectionate than domestic cats..they dont seem to outgrow it.

My friend Karen Zipdrive who opened my eyes to blogging the world of politics and that it can be funny, enlightening and it relieves a whole lotta stress about our current administration of fucktards.

All the folks I have come to know and love thru blogging. Even if I never meet them, they are important to me and teach me something every day.

The fact that I live in a country that allows me to voice my views which are always contrary to those of our current administration(and I dont have to fear retribution).

My son who two years ago on Thanksgiving I was driving to Arizona to pick up along with the pieces of his shattered life. He is a fine upstanding citizen now and amazes me with his knowledge,insight and intelligence.

Hope you and everyone else that frequents this fine blog had a good Turkey day KZ. You are the queen. Long live the queen!