Some Things I Am Thankful For

As we approach Thanksgiving, it's important to bring to the forefront the things for which we are thankful. (Syntax FTW.) I am, of course, extremely thankful for all the usual things, like my family and my friends and my dog and my bacon. This year, though, I thought I'd make a list of some of the more esoteric things I'm thankful for, because I know you've been sitting there for quite some time now thinking, "I wonder if Clayton's grateful for tuna melts." (I'm not.)

Here they are, in a very specific order that I refuse to reveal:

  • The Word "Skullduggery"
  • Highball Glasses
  • The Rise of Geek Culture
  • Shirley Jackson
  • Catspaws 
  • Old-Timey Gold Prospectors
  • Stripes
  • Stories About Genies, Ifrits, and Other Magical Creatures Often Found in Deserts
  • The Surname "Blankenship"
  • Pantries
  • The Gotham City Rogues Gallery
  • Disconcerting Fairy Tales
  • Rope Swings
  • Magic Potions Brewed In Cauldrons
  • Magic Potions Stored In Beakers
  • Magic Potions Accidentally Spilled Onto the Ground With Surprising Ecological Effects
  • Ambigrams
  • Spearmint
  • Abandoned Cars Sinking Slowly Into Swamps
  • Obscenely Long Poster Tubes
  • Apothecaries 
  • 4-Color Ballpoint Pens
  • Secret Codes
  • Hidden Places
  • People Who Overuse Puns at Great Personal Risk

What are you thankful for this year?


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