Day 14: Thursday
An obligatory “Happy Thanksgiving!” to you. Also a genuine, non-obligatory one – I am so thoroughly thankful for you and for a chance to send you some words below (albeit not in German).
Regarding languages, I had an amazing Lyft ride yesterday. The driver was Peruvian, he was a missionary in India, Ireland, UK, and Pakistan at various points. Growing up in Peru, his native language was Spanish; he learned English in Ireland, and thus had this wonderfully peculiar Spanish-Irish accent when he spoke English. I also learned he spoke Hindi when, before dropping off a couple of others in the car, he had a conversation about Thanksgiving plans and wished them a wonderful evening. You may wonder how I know what they talked about. I’d like to take this time to lie to you, telling you about how I’ve secretly been learning Hindi. But I wouldn’t lie to you. So know that it’s not true; I simply asked him.
That’s right. You’re not the only one who knows of Unusual Uses of Spoons. At least that’s how I eat queso… [p.s. did this pass the peer review for spoons?]
I have been torn on how to approach the Thanksgiving day post. I’ve thought it too trite to give a thankful list, but ended up deciding to do it. However, with your inspiration yesterday on unusual uses of spoons, I wanted to give you a more unusual list, so here goes nothing.
Things I am thankful for:
- Sweat pants. These bad boys (1:52) are super comfortable, and should be worn more often.
- Flannel. Now you may be thinking I’m just piggy-backing on the sweat pants here, but there are so many uses for flannel!
- Words made on calculators. 43110
- Horseshoes. Not only did I love the game as a child, I also pondered way too long (and often) what horses would look like wearing those horseshoes we played with.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly. No doubt. So amazing.
- Powerful Magnets. I love the way they snap together. Importantly, I also love the way they actually hold things up on the fridge so I don’t have to constantly pick up my artwork from the kitchen floor. (who says you have to wait to have kids to have fridge art?)
- Dad Jokes. Oh yeah.
- Rhyming. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You” -Dr. Seuss.
- Chapstick. More practical than most on this list, having smooth lips is a game-changer. Winter is coming, and I’m gonna be getting some of my favorites!
- Family. “Hey that’s not an unusual one to be thankful for!” …yeah, but the inter-relational aspect of it within this list makes it unusual, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t put it on the list somehow. Also, family is usually unusual, so…