Nov 2005
24

What I Am Thankful For

DECLAN
What a wonderful child. Thoughtful and kind, yet still funny and adorable. He has changed me in so many ways, and all of them for the better.

BRYAN
My soul mate. After 13 years together, he still makes me laugh my ass off and feel all googly in my tummy.

MY FAMILY
Although they are all in Maryland, they try hard to bridge the distance. They are always there for me and I appreciate them so much.

MY FRIENDS
It’s amazing how our extended family has been filled in with so many different people, all of whom are warm, wonderful and dear to me.

MY HEALTH
Something I don’t take for granted anymore. The funny thing is, I have been getting healthier and healthier over the past 5 years. It feels great and I hope it stays that way.

MY HOME
Although I hate to be thankful for a material thing, my house make me feel secure and cozy.

MY JOB
Even though I do way less creative work than I would like, I love the sense of satisfaction from doing some good out there in the world.

I hope you and yours have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 2005
23

Great List of Embarrassing Songs

Since I am in no mood to work this Wednesday before a major holiday, I figured I would play copycat off my pal Julie and let you in on the deep dark secrets within my iTunes.

Here is the most embarrassing collection of songs that I have bothered to import/purchase at some point in my life… I will preface that there are also many American Idol songs in my Library, but um, I won’t waste space here by mentioning them. There are also tons of Wiggles and Laurie Berkner, but that is not my fault.

Games People Play – The Alan Parsons Project
I Love The Nightlife (Disco ‘Round) – Alicia Bridges
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
How Much I Feel – Ambrosia
Left Outside Alone – Anastacia
I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
Heat of the Moment – Asia
Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
Piano in the Dark – Brenda Russell
Coming Around Again – Carly Simon
The Lady In Red – Chris DeBurgh
With Arms Wide Open – Creed
New Age Girl – Deadeye Dick
One – Faith Hill
Mmmm Bop – Hanson
The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
All I Need – Jack Wagner
Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley (I actually have this whole album loaded.)
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
The Power – Snap!
Ooh It’s Kinda Crazy – SoulDecision
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

Nov 2005
23

They’re On Their Way

I am talking about my HOLIDAY CARDS.

I have this tradition where I work on writing out my holiday cards over Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, I am organizing my addresses this very moment so I can print them out and bring them home tonight. Looks like 125-ish recipients this year, about the same as last year – but hey, almost 30 of those are people from work.

Every year, I nearly miss getting them here in time… but somehow Shutterfly manages to pull it out for me. They are supposed to arrive today, or Friday at the latest. Hurrah!

I even buy new pens for the occasion.

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