Things I Am Thankful For

November 20th, 2005

With Thanksgiving drawing near, I feel it is important to grouch less and give thanks more. Yes, dear hannihaus readers, tis the season to reflect and be grateful for those things that make life worth living –Things like God, family, and . (God I love that show! And I love you too Mischa Barton, even though you don’t really have any boobs to expose.)

So yeah, Thanksgiving. This year as I gather with family and friends around the holiday table, I will be giving thanks for the following:

1. My iPod –My favorite toy since February, I have scarce spent a day without plugging her in and tuning out. I love the thing so much. Seriously, I haven’t had this much fun with an electronic device since 1998 when I stole CG’s camcorder to film a re-enactment of the Trojan War for English class. We spent six bucks on rubbers for the battle scene, and still only got a “B.” We were robbed.

2. Chrismas music –Call me a freak, but I live for the stuff. From October 1 to December 31, I listen to Christmas tunes almost exclusively. You can imagine my horror then, when just last night, I realized there was no “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” on the old iPod. Reacting quickly, I visited my favorite Russian mp3 download site, picked out a couple cds, and for three bucks (or 86.423 rubles), I had a nice digital chrismix going.

3. Shame –Yes, I’m glad I feel remorse for downloading, as part of my (perfectly legal) Russian purchase, the . What was I thinking? That little yuletide monstrosity set me back $1.83. Damn! I could’ve spent that money on something that’s actually entertaining, like rubber bands, a generic toothbrush, or a 20-pack of panty liners, for instance.

4. Joy –While perusing the Web for the available offerings, I was pleased to see that Britney Spears was not included in the Mariah Carey/Christina Aguilera/Clay Aiken holiday CD club. As of yet, Mrs. Spears has not released Merry Xmas Frum Me 2 U Baby, and I personally hope she never does. On a related note, it seems Britney’s hubby, Kevin Federline might be doing a project for the Special Olympics… well, at least that’s what I figured after hearing his rap, because it was straight up retarded.

I’ll probably also give thanks for a few other misc. things like, you know, WINNING THE CHRISTMAS JESUS DRESS UP MAGNET SET (eff yeah!), clean underwear, Chipolte vegetarian burritos, the cool Bright Eyes DVD Maaa is sending for my birthday (Dec. 2 - and yes, I do accept gifts from adoring hannihaus readers), pink nike arm bands, boys who wear makeup, and sparkly silver belts.

So, dear hannihaus readers, let’s talk about the good things in life. What are you thankful for?

8 Haus Calls for “Things I Am Thankful For”

  1. Gwen Says:

    I think I’ve seen the Russian website you are talking about but I was very apprehensive about giving my credit card number…so no weird charges yet? Do they have a decent selection of songs? P.S. You should check out Bare Naked Ladies version or God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Here’s to Christmas tunes in the office, I officially started playing mine today!

  2. Hänni Says:

    Gwen - There are several Russian sites, and I can’t vouch for them all, but the one I use was actually recommended by several other people. I was sceptical, but i read in their FAQs that they utilize a third-party money service for security purposes, and that they haven’t had one case of reported fraud yet.

    I have had a very good experience with this site. The music selection is decent if your’e into mainstream stuff. Their indie offerings are pretty much nonexistent, so for my Sufjan Stevens, Decemberists, French Kicks, Reggie and The Full Effect, Regina Spektor, etc, I have to go through iTunes.

    OMG I love that Bare Naked Ladies song. I don’t have it on my iPod yet, so good call. Will get it this eve.

  3. url Says:

    I am thankful for the chance to see and be touched bone deep by the pure, unadultrated joy present in the sparkling eyes, the smile so spontaneous it stretches the facial skin back so much that the mouth is agape, gums showing, head tilting sideways bashfully, gurgling uninhibited full belly total being laughter as the body twists, limbs flailing wildly, and the head nodding to the side as I tickle my four month old grand daughter Wiwee. I am grateful for the healing that grandchildren provide the opportunity for and the chance to give love unconditionally that seems to have been put aside for fear of the past being expected to reoccur in the present moment. I’d like to also be thankful to sleep all night when babysitting Wiwee but not taday, Junya.

  4. Dima Says:

    I dig my iPod too. That’ll definitely make my “thankful for” list this year, along with my brother who got it for me for Christmas last year.

    Ok, here’s my list from last year, but I usually post my new one the day after Thanksgiving, so keep an eye out for it :)

  5. laurenbove Says:

    Hmmm…I wonder if it’s my favorite russian MP3 site? Which was recently cleared by Russian courts as legal.

    (humming to myself: all of me…why not take …all of me….)

  6. miss marisol Says:

    I am thankful for Hanni because she is the only person thus far to note that Mischa Barton would have to have breasts worth noting in order to truly have a nipple slip.

  7. Hänni Says:

    Url - That’s entirely too sweet. Can’t wait to see Wiwy myself at Christmas.

    Dima - Cool! I’ve been blogging for years, but it’s never occured to me to give thanks online. I’ll check it out.

    Laurenbove - It just might be the very same :)

    miss marisol - I know! Her boobs are smaller than mine, and that’s really saying something.

  8. LizzyBennet Says:

    I love Christmas music too! My favorite Christmas CD is the King’s Singer’s A Little Christmas Music. Love it. I was in love with Linda Eder’s christmas album for a couple of years, but I’m pretty sick of it now.

    I’m not into the pop stars Christmas music thing, really. I do have some of Barenaked for Christmas, and I do like that a lot (esp. their medly w/ Sarah MacLachlan). I like the more classical type stuff best.

    Love my iPod too!! Oh yeah!

    On a serious note, my DH and I were thankful that we had plenty of food. So many people in the world don’t, so having an abundance of tasty (and somewhat healthy…) food is a real blessing. We were also very thankful to have each other. :)

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