The Macy’s Parade is over. The cheeseball is chilling in the fridge. The turkey is in the oven. The Holidays are officially upon us. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I for one have much to be thankful for. Highest on the list is my Uncle J. He made it through his surgery beautifully yesterday and is on the mend. They will have him up and walking around today–amazing!

I am thankful for my friends and family. They are fun, loving, and best of all supportive. I know I can count on you, and I hope you know you can count on me. I love you all.

I am thankful for my job. Sure, I complain a lot about it, but it’s hard work, so I suppose that is to be expected. I really am thankful to have a job, especially with today’s economy being what it is.

I am thankful for my hobbies. Gaming, writing, reading, and movies, have done their best to keep me sane, especially the last couple of years. That leads me to thank a few authors in particular, who have given me the means to escape when needed in the last few years: JK Rowling, the writers of such recent Star Wars novel series as the New Jedi Order Era and the Legacy of the Force Era, Andrew Davidson, and of course Stephenie Meyer. A special Thank You to the folks at The Game Depot, Arizona, my FLGS. If anyone has kept me sane (Yes, I know. I use the term lightly.) these last few years, it has been you. Thanks for keeping my hands busy and my mind occupied.

I know I have a lot more to be thankful for, but time is running short. There is dinner to be made. I’ll close with Old Man Bobby. I cannot say Thank You enough, for everything. For more Date Nights than I can count. For dealing with my many neuroses and putting up with my crap in general. For backrubs I never have to ask for. For endless games of Ask Me About My Book. For doing my bidding. And of course for all the stuff I shouldn’t mention in polite company. Thank you. I’m a lucky woman to have a “boyfiend” like you. Don’t tell anyone I said that though.

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A boy I knew in high school once intrigued me with the idea of the Lunch List. He didn’t give it a specific name, that came later in my head, but he said he would like to have lunch with Madame Curie. It stuck with me because she’s dead. We spent some time that afternoon getting to know each other by creating our lists. My list changes periodically. I’ve just added Robert Pattinson to my Lunch List. It’s not what you think. Sure, he plays Edward Cullen, the fictional vampire who has ruined me for real men for all time, but this is not about his charming smile or amazing, tousled hair…I’m ok…No this isn’t about that. He’s just a weird little dude. I am highly amused by the “off” things he says in his interviews. I love that kind of quirky banter, especially over lunch. So there you have it. Robert Pattinson, you’re on my Lunch List. By the way, I’ve had Never Think in my head for the better part of the day. What! It’s a good thing!

 

My Lunch List

Thomas Jefferson, George Lucas,  Betsy Ross, the person who invented chocolate, Nathan Fillion, Denise Linn, Crazy Horse, Benjamin Franklin, JK Rowling, Jane Austen, Boba Fett, Salvador Dali, Hatsepsut, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Meryl Streep, Stephenie Meyer, Yoda, and Robert Pattinson.