Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I apologize for my lack of updates, but things have been a bit hectic as of late.  I promise to get back on the blogging roll. Some upcoming blogs include my last day in Indiana, my first day of work and why I agree with Chef Scott Condant and his hatred of red onions. But that will all come soon.

When I was little, my mom used to try and get us to go around the table and say what we were thankful for. She would always some heartfelt statement that she would share with a little tear. We all would say things like, "I'm thankful we have pie" or the ever popular "I'm thankful you didn't burn the turkey."

So, in honor of my mom, here are the top things I am thankful for right now, in no particular order.

I'm thankful to finally be home in Cleveland. It has taken years for me to finally find a job that was a good fit and here I am. I'm happier than I have been in a very long time and I feel like the weight that has been crushing my soul is starting to leave.

I'm thankful that this isn't my family, although, it very well could be my cousin and her family. I am incredibly happy to be home with my family. While living with my folks is proving a bit challenging (they are like bad room mates, eating all of my food), I'm just grateful to be with people that I love and care about.

I am thankful for ridiculous time wasting websites. Every now and again you need to take a moment and see that life isn't so bad. That there is someone out there with things much worse. Much. Some of my favorites include Cake WrecksAwkward Family Photos, Passive Aggressive NotesFML, Post Secret, People of Walmart, and of course, Cyanide and Happiness.

Friends. I am so incredibly, mushily grateful to be back around my friends. I've missed being around my friends - in person - for years. But all that time, I knew that they were there for me and supported me, no matter what situation I found myself in. Whether it is taking me to a Browns game (yayy) or coming to my my folks house to work on my car, I am appreciative. 

What was my life like before Social Media? I am thankful for my friends that I have met online to share stories with, commiserate with, celebrate with and just talk with. It has been a joy to talk with people that understand what it means to be a Cleveland sports fan, not having to explain why LeBron makes my blood boil and most importantly, not having to explain the fundamental error of a hot dog without Stadium Mustard.

Cleveland sports fans...I love you because I am you. I firmly believe that there is no other city where the sports teams and the city are linked. No one out there (besides the LeBron fans) is a Cleveland fan. Ok, maybe one guy.  But for the most part you are a Cleveland fan because you were born here and it is your team. You go to games or watch them on TV with your mom and dad, maybe grandparents...listening to stories of the last championship (1964). Families bonding over the hatred of evil Art Modell or singing Bernie Bernie. I will always be a Cleveland fan. Always.

 Thank you all for reading my blog and I hope that throughout the year(s) I will continue to entertain you.

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