25 November 2009

A silly and serious thankful list

By: Jessica B.

Well tomorrow is the big day, Thanksgiving, and I am already fasting as I type this.

My parents are divorced so every year I have two Thanksgivings in one day. Moms in the morning and dads in the evening. And the first year we worked out this arrangement, I thought my stomach was going to explode from all the food. My dad found me passed out with a plate of turkey next to me and woke me up to go to bed.

The image of me passed out on a couch, drooling with turkey next to me is hilarious. I wish I had a photo of it.

Anyhow, tonight I’m on my way back to Wisconsin to be with my family, shop my heart out and try to get into the Christmas spirit.

But before that, it’s time to share a silly and serious list of what I’m thankful for this year.


  • Family (we’re not perfect, but they’re mine!)
  • Friends (even those I’ve been estranged from lately)
  • A good job
  • Good health
  • No credit card debt
  • A good life in a great city

Silly (this is more fun):

  • Jacob’s abs (cougar time!)
  • Glee
  • HD-TV
  • A full head of hair (I would be more thankful if I didn’t have so much gray)
  • iPods
  • Text messaging
  • John Krasinski’s hotness
  • Push up bras
  • Cotton leggings
  • Nordstroms
  • A good sense of humor
  • Twitter (which will help me get through four days at home)
  • Mac and cheese (or just cheese)
  • Honey crisp apples
  • Cupcakes

And of course, thankful for all of you :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

So what are you thankful for this year? It can be silly and serious!


  1. AuburnKat says:

    I’m very thankful for Jacob’s abs too!!! =)

  2. Maxie says:

    a world without cheese is a world i don’t wanna live in.

  3. I think we should pause for a minute and bask in the glory of the fact that we both put cheese on our list of things to be thankful for.

  4. Lilly says:

    uuuuugh, and by “out” I of course mean “our”

  5. Lilly says:

    PUSH-UP BRAS! Yes! I love the tools us women can use to falsely advertise out bodies.

  6. andhari says:

    oh wow SERIOUSLY. Jacob’s abs. What an end of the year miracle lol HOT!

  7. Jamie says:

    I’m thankful for mac and cheese and my friend named Jess.

  8. Akirah says:

    I’m with you on everything on those lists…except the Jacob thing. I’m pretty sure that’s the werewolf from Twilight, right? As we all know, I’m against Twilight. But everything else is good in my book.

  9. Maki says:

    I love all of your serious and silly thankful list!!! There are so many things I’m thankful for – but I’m thankful for the frienship you’ve given me:)

    Have a lovely Turkey weekend!


  10. blaez says:

    i’m thankful for YOU!

  11. Ashley says:

    Great lists! My serious list is pretty much the same as your’s.
    Silly list:
    Happy holiday movies (namely Elf)
    Wool socks
    Gingerbread house contests
    A new season of “Chuck” begins in March
    Hugh Jackman

    Enjoy your family time and have a happy Thanksgiving!

  12. happy thanksgiving!

    love your lists!

    ser- my amazing job, everything that has happened this year, friends and fam

    silly – glee, cuddling with a kitten, leggings and hilarious texts

  13. Jenn says:

    I’m thankful for friends I can depend on and trust me enough to depend on me. And Glee. And caramel. And free in network calls. And super soft kleenex.

  14. Erin says:

    Mmmm, I’m totally thankful for Jacob. Yum, yum.

  15. katelin says:

    aw what great lists! happy thanksgiving jess!

  16. Agree completely with your silly list! Especially for text messaging and honey crisp apples :)

  17. Jessica says:

    This was such a cute list! :)

  18. Lil' Woman says:

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…great lists, both of them! :)

  19. Lollygagger says:

    I’m thankful for my job.

    And I’m thankful for catchy pop music that I can dance to in my room! ;)

  20. Bing says:

    My serious thankfuls are the same as yours. My silly are – cute sweaters and boots, great food, leaving work early!

    Happy Turkey Day!

  21. Nora says:

    Serious: that going to Vegas changed my life. My family. Gainfully employed. A little extra money to spend here and there.

    Silly: Netflix. My darn crackberry. Chocolate. Sleeping in until noon on the weekends.

    Have a great trip home! Make sure someone snaps a photo of you if you do indeed pass out again =)

  22. jen says:

    serious: a job and a home.

    silly: my pet gerbil hef being so damn cute.

  23. Jersey says:

    Great List! Some of mine are the same! (Although I wish I had thought to add Taylor’s abs, that’s a good one!) I just posted my list, head over to my blog to check it out!

  24. jenn says:

    great list! i’m also thankful for my friends, family, good health, job, AND my new baby niece :)

    i too, am thankful for jacob’s abs and john krasinski.

    have a great time in wisconsin. we’re trading cities as usual. :)

  25. Ray says:

    I am thankful for my husband and a job! And Jacob’s abs!

  26. great lists…I’m thankful for my own good health and that of my parents and online shopping.

  27. phampants says:

    I can’t tell what’s funnier, “Jacob’s abs (cougar time!)” or “Push up Bras”

  28. I’m thankful for a lot of the same thing, and also THE INTERNET because I feel like I have met so many people and learned so many wonderful things from being connected to this big wide world on the web. Have a great time with your fam!

  29. mandy says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends, having a job and my dog.

    I love your silly list, so fun (and Jacob’s abs? So true!).

  30. Suz says:

    Heck Yeah to Jacob’s abs, honey crisp apples, and cupcakes!! Yeah and all the serious stuff too.

  31. Erin says:

    I’m thankful for my paycheck, for my husband, and for my mom.

    I like your silly list, though :-)