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Day 14: Thursday

Morning, Tim!

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.

Does cf. really mean Hashtag? Does social media recognize it? Perhaps I’ll start tagging photos with it to show sophistication: cf.wildlife or cf.fallingdown or cf.cheesespoons

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:

  1. Sweat pants. These bad boys (1:52) are super comfortable, and should be worn more often.
  2. Flannel. Now you may be thinking I’m just piggy-backing on the sweat pants here, but there are so many uses for flannel!
  3. Words made on calculators. 43110
  4. 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.
  5. Peanut Butter and Jelly. No doubt. So amazing.
  6. 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?)
  7. Dad Jokes. Oh yeah.
  8. Rhyming.  “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You” -Dr. Seuss.
  9. 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!
  10. 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…

Until tomorrow,

Zak