Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thankful... 01/22/12

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Today I am thankful for...

... a wonderful evening spent with wonderful friends...

... coffee mugs with Great White Sharks hiding inside them...

... zombie mermaids...

... hugs...

... and finally being able to finish Christmas.


Today I am thankful for...

... A.S. Roma destroying A.C. Cesena - 5 to 1...

... Il Capitano, Francesco Totti...

... the New York Giants going to the Super Bowl...

... and another weekend of great games.


Today I am thankful for...

... back-to-back episodes of "Oddities" featuring the wonderfully beautiful Laura Flook...

... Real Burlesque...

... glittery, sparkly fabrics...

... the original RENT broadway soundtrack blasting on my stereo...

... and not giving a damn what anyone thinks about any of that!


Today I am thankful for...

... the loud click of my Canon F-1's shutter, scaring people...

... a stack of Kodak film waiting to be shot...

... standing in snowy fields, pressing icy cold shutter release buttons with freezing fingers...

... having three cameras in my bag at all times...

... and the knowledge of a Leica M3 coming my way in the near future.


Today I am thankful for...

... a dancing daughter...

... an incredibly imaginative son...

... a dumbass cat who falls off of his perches...

... and my wife's butt shaking while she's on her hands and knees looking for a tiny Swarovski crystal she dropped on the floor.


Today I am thankful for...

... having an amazing coffee house so close by...

... Mr. Happy Cloud's cover of the entire Lucinda Williams' album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" being sooooooooooo much better than the original...

... coffee...

... more coffee...

... and... even more coffee.


Today I am thankful for...

... miles and miles and miles on the treadmill...

... rediscovering muscles I had forgotten existed within my body...

... music helping to push me further...

... having goals...

... and the feeling of stepping out of the gym - hot and exhausted - into the wonderful, icy January air.


Today I am thankful for...

... knowing that today was wonderful...

... knowing that tomorrow has the potential to be even more wonderful...

... and knowing that the "wonderfulness" of all of my tomorrows is completely up to me.

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