Thankful Thursdays

There are few things in the world I truly hate. The list is fairly small: poor grammar, people that wear a blue tooth in other places besides a boardroom (you’re in the GROCERY STORE, you’re not trading stocks!), and the fact that Moore has FOUR chicken tender/wing/nugget places next to each other within a 3-mile radius. But the thing I loathe with the fire of a thousand suns is: THE DENTIST.

 

He's pure evil, GC. You'll love him.

He’s pure evil, GC. You’ll love him.

 

Although, now that I’ve pushed a baby out of a very intimate area, going to the dentist seems like a cake walk. Which brings me to today’s “thankful for” post. Today I am thankful for: Nitrous Oxide.

That's some strong stuff, Doc.

That’s some strong stuff, Doc.

Ever since I was little, I have hated going to the dentist. I even bit my dentist in Hamilton once (which later led to an altercation between he and my father; don’t worry, no fists were flung) and since then I have never liked going to the dentist. True, its probably because at one point I had 13 cavities (what, you mean brushing with Jack doesn’t kill bacteria? Ke$ha lied!) and every time I saw the dentist they made my gums bleed.

Now, however, I actually enjoy going to the dentist. Mostly because they give me the laughing gas and its like I’m on a mini-vacation, but still! It works for me and it gets my teeth clean. And not only that, but the dentist I go to now has Netflix. Three of my favorite things: a comfortable chair that reclines, mild sedatives, and television on demand. Can’t. Beat. That.

Thankful Thursdays

Ah, November. We’re only seven days in and I am already counting down to December. No, not because of Christmas. Or even my birthday for that matter. I’m ready for November to be over because I’m already feeling jaded from the “I’m Thankful” posts on Facebook.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not so much of a cynic that I think no one should post what they’re thankful for. I’m glad you’re marriage is strong and you love your husband. I’m glad your kids are your life and you’re proud of them. I’m also glad that you love football season because it gives you something else to complain about besides the heat of summer.

But…shouldn’t we be thankful for people and things every day not just 30 days in November?

Yes, I’m thankful for my family and friends and that Starbucks finally has pumpkin lattes. But Oh. Em. GEE, I can be thankful for/post that I’m thankful for that all year round (well, not so much the lattes…they’re seasonal).

So, for the entire month of November, I’m going to do Thankful Thursdays. Don’t worry; I’m not going to post about overly-sentimental things that are so sweet they’ll give you a cavity.

For example, for today’s Thankful Thursday I am thankful for Ecards. Those snarky, sarcastic internet sensations that I pin so much on Pinterest I had to make a board completely dedicated to them.

Why am I thankful for Ecards? They say everything I want to say but can’t find the sassiest, most sardonic way of saying.  Bless you, Ecards for making my life much funnier.

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