Thanksgiving In someupsideland

 The good things in life.  That’s what you’re supposed to reflect on this time of year.  So, what am I thankful for?  On the personal front, it has been a challenging year, both good and bad.  It goes without saying that the really important things in life — family and friends — are at the top of my list.  It isn’t always easy to recognize, but I have some pretty great people in my life.  I’m not sure what I did to deserve them, but I appreciate each and every one. 

That’s about as serious as I want to get, so I’ve compiled a list of things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

  • Upside
  • My editor – couldn’t do it without her
  • A great school system with involved teachers, parents, and students
  • thesixtyone.com – a great site that has brought me back to music
  • The great musicians I have discovered the past few months – The Rescues, Katie Herzig, Lisa Hannigan, Fabrizio Paterlini, Paul and Storm, Matt Hires, Former Fat Boys, Kyler England, Temple Scene, Adrienne Pierce, Code Monkey, Joe Purdy, and Idris Goodwin
  • The great, great, great Bruce Hornsby
  • I am smart enough not to get sucked in by Apple
  • Dealnews.com
  • Mister Wong – for having the best Twitter tool out there, and I am the only one who knows about it
  • Chelsea football
  • The library
  • Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Simmons, Chuck Klosterman, and the dozens of other authors whose work I have enjoyed this year
  • American Idol soon being dead
  • Verizon FIOS and my embarrassingly fast internet connection
  • OtherInbox
  • Tiger Woods, the Boston Red Sox, Albert Pujols, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steve Nash
  • Great customer service
  • Redbox
  • Amazon Prime
  • Email in the inbox
  • Personal whitelistings
  • Twitter followers
  • Hootsuite
  • CCleaner
  • My incredibly awesome resume
  • My boyish good looks (come on, this is about upside)

I can’t believe we’ve already arrived at the THE HOLIDAYS.  It seems like just yesterday we were preparing for Y2K.  The decade is just about over, and it’s almost time for the NBA free agency bonanza of 2010.  Sorry, Knicks.  🙁

Tell me, what are you thankful for? 

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