Thursday, November 27

Tofurkeyducken Depression.

Today is special for a couple of reasons. One, because it’s Thanksgiving; a time for all of us to get together with our families and friends, and take a moment to think about all of the things in our lives that have not yet gone horribly wrong.

In my life, I have a few of these things. Our furnace, for one. That’s all I can think of right now- the furnace, but I’m sure there are others. Oh, the garage door, too.

Secondly, today is the Missus’ 25th birthday, so please take a quick second to wish her a good one. She has to live with me and see me naked and stuff, so each year on Earth must feel like seven or eight for her. I love you more than toast, Monkey Bear.

Your mission over the next few days is to flood the comments section with the answer to one simple question: What Are You Thankful For?

I’ll leave this post up until Monday, so at anytime over the next few days, when you feel inspired or reminded of something that has brought you joy at least once in your lifetime, please pop in and let the rest of the CDP Network in on your joy.

I’ll get us started:

1. John Madden Football 1992-1996 for the Sega Genesis.

When Brock Lesnar superplexed the Big Show on Friday Night Smackdown!, and the ring exploded.

Every second that Samuel L. Jackson is on screen in Pulp Fiction. Oh, and Vincent's bathroom monologue, too.


Having symmetrical nipples. Let’s face it, if you didn’t have them, you’d be fairly self-conscious about it. Don’t take things for granted.

Do it up. Have a safe and happy holiday; the CDP will return on Monday.

Pinkerton really makes you happy? You may have problems.

Things that make everyone happy:
1. Tina Fey
2. Music
3. Kitties and puppies.

Prove me wrong.
You'll note that I was being slightly tongue-in-cheek, but yeah, everything on that list has made me happy at one point or another. It was initially Stay What You Are, but I changed it because I'm a rebel.

I'm getting worried that the complete and total lack of Tina Fey backlash will eventually lead to a media oversaturation where, through no fault of her own, a Tipping Point will be reached where a large majority of the nation decides that they are sick of seeing Tina Fey on their televisions and revolt against her with extreme prejudice and malice, spelling her complete fall from grace for absolutely no reason whatsoever. It's happened before, and when I see my sweet, Sweet Mrs. Fey, I fear it may happen again.

Music makes everyone happy, but at the same time, nothing makes me angrier, more annoyingly passionate, depressed, bitchy and egocentric. Somebody at work yesterday told me that the Sex Pistols were a better band than Green Day, which is exactly the kind of musical argument that could end in a murder. You're already taking sides as you read this.

Kittens and Puppies make the world go round.

I have a few more for you:

1. When my cat runs down the steps at full speed and takes a hard corner into the kitchen, but loses his footing on the Linoleum and crashes into the bathroom door. I'm starting to believe that he quite enjoys this.

2. When Rashad Evans knocked out Chuck Liddell.

3. The following joke: "Some religious people believe every word of Genesis. Me? I don't even think that Phil Collins is a very good drummer."
1. I agree with Jailbait on the Tina Fey front. I love her and would kill for her. If she ever starts a religious cult, you best believe that I will be worshipping at her feet.

2. The Sex Pistols are a much better band than Green Day (present. However, Green Day past would give the Sex Pistols a run for their money.)

3. I'm still silly drunk from my Shaft/cheap beer marathon last night. Despite the fact that I went to sleep (read:Passed the f out) in my bed, I awoke on the couch.

3. Poo.
1. Wiggly, even though he's a jerk.
2. My Xbox 360 and everything associated with it.
3. Stephen Colbert

And a Happy Birthday to Mrs. CDP!
JT - Got your drunken text last night, BTW. Do you even remember sending that?

Mmmm....Jailbait Tina Fey....

See? The Sex Pistols/Green Day argument will leave no survivors. This is exactly what I'm talking about.

MIKE - I'm thankful for Wiggly, too; he's a bright guy and gives me hours of free entertainment a week. Kinda like me with you guys. :)
Happy birthday to Hathery! I'll be wishing her the best in the social networking corner of the internets, too.

I'm thankful for:

1) My continued good health and that of my family
2) Having a job and a roof over my head in this time when so many don't have either
4) Alcohol
5) Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Dang, I almost took the serious route there. Now I have to go help my son gush over the Macy's pararde floats. (He's more excited than I think a six year old in this day and age would be...go figure.)
HATHERY ~ Happy Birthday!

1) to the person who found Rick Astley and put him in the Macy's Parade. Brilliance.
2) I was able to pay off my automobile this month. Yay!
3) especially thankful to any and all who see 'Four Christmases' this weekend.
4) OH! Thankful to my east coast friends for the holiday texts at 5:30 a.m.

Let's get stuffed!
(Other than Tina Fey) I'm thankful for:
1. Wholesome Thanksgiving Youtube videos.
2. Not being in Iraq or Afghanistan. Or Mumbai.
Hathery - Happy Birthday from the whole of England! (I can do that, you know)

1. My dad working his arse of so unimaginably hard for the past 10 years, so the financial crysis doesn't affect us.
2. My hat.
3. The fact the John Frusciante is releasing a new solo album come January.
CDP - The message about Sotch? Yeah, that's the last clear memory I have before discovering a pumpkin in my bed. No, that's not a euphemism, just a drunken roommate prank.
1. I spent three and a half years earlier this decade being hilariously underemployed. I earned about six grand in 2001. At least once a week I am thankful for my current job.

2. Madison is freakin' awesome. It's a beautiful, highly walkable/bikeable city with excellent local music.

3. The internet. It is at times a foul, rancid beast and is regularly an insidious temptress, but it really is an astounding source of information and entertainment.

4. I have a cool roommate.

5. There is a keg in my kitchen.
Yeah, the Macy's Parade getting RickRoll'd was hilarious; Rick Astley is good people. I thought that once he caught word of this, it wouldn't be funny anymore, but it still has legs.

I hope everyone had a great last few days. Here are a couple more:

1. I didn't get trampled on Black Friday.
2. I still have three more days off of work.
3. Like Michael D says, Madison is a great city.
Hathery-Belated Happy Birthday. I was at the in-laws and had limited internet capabilities.

Here is what I am thankful for:

1. Izzy. She is truly an amazing canine.
2. My husband...most of the time.
3. My family...the whole lot of them
5. yarn
6. tea
7. my laptop
8. Queen
9. secure employment...until I do something stupid
10. Rick Astley
I am way late to this party, but hey, that's just how I roll (plus I was both out of town and sick this weekend).

Very belated happy birthday to fellow November baby Hathery! Wee!

In addition to Tina Fey, Madison, having a good day job, good friends, and not getting trampled on Black Friday, I am thankful for:

1) Swedish Fish.
2) Sarah McLachlan
3) Tuvan throat singing. Seriously, that shit is amazing.
4) "Bitch Slap" - even though it doesn't come out until spring.
5) My fella, who is pretty much the coolest guy ever.

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