26 November 2009

Thirteen Things, and Thanks

There are some things in this world that I just don't understand:

  1. Scented antiperspirant
  2. Flavored coffee
  3. American cheese singles
  4. Artificial sweetener
  5. Football
  6. American Idol
  7. Mashed potatoes from a box
  8. Aluminum siding
  9. Fruit-flavored toothpaste
  10. Polyester sheets
  11. Uggs
  12. Cosmetic surgery
  13. Margarine

On the other hand, I am thankful for butter, and good coffee beans delivered by mail, and freshly laundered cotton sheets, and bare feet, and garlic mashed potatoes, and excellent cheese, and cinnamon toothpaste, and iTunes piped through the house.

Oh, and you.

I am thankful to have all of you in my life. Happy Thanksgiving.


Stimey said...

My kids use some sort of "Sparkle Fun" toothpaste and it gives me the heebie jeebies because toothpaste is supposed to be MINT, because when your mouth is minty that is how you know your teeth are clean. So, yes. I agree.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Your sophomore year roomie said...

Things I'd add to your first list:
- Frozen pancakes
- Vegetarian cat food
- Barbie picture books
- Greed

And to the second:
- good wine
- daughters who bake the pies for Thanksgiving
- Friends who knew you when you were young and foolish

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Seriously. Boxed mashed potatoes?

Would you believe my nephews won't eat my homemade mashed potatoes because they taste "weird." As in, I suppose, not like wet cardboard?

ree said...

Cinnamon toothpaste! My favorite.

Happy Thanksgiving you!

bron said...

I am with you totally although I do prefer mint toothpaste. As for Murray's Cheese, I am 30 seconds from their Bleecker St shop and am in there way too much. Have you had Pico goat cheese? Comes in a wee round box decorated with cute goats and is DIVINE. I bought some for your bro - I hope to see him tomorrow.

Rima said...

You know what I don't understand?

Egg cubers.

FreshHell said...

And I, you.

I'm with you on everything on your list except the last. I do use margarine instead of butter. Because.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Cracking up over your list, though I have to admit that I do like artificial sweeteners. At least in coffee. And I use margarine when we're having a meat meal since we can't mix meat and dairy.

Thankful for you too :-)

painted maypole said...

I am with you most of these, but must confess to using artificial sweetner. I don't really get it, and fully acknowledge that it's no where near as good as the real thing, but every morning I put it in my tea all the same. I do plan to give it up... You know... Sometime....

susan said...

I use potato flakes in some bread recipes--makes for very fluffy rolls or sandwich bread, for folks who like that sort of thing.

Good cheese is totally one of life's great pleasures.

As is your blog: I'm thankful that you write here so often.

RuthWells said...

And to you.

(Can I add bacon-flavored salad bits to your list? Also, premade PB&J sammiches.)

YourFireAnt said...

And I am thankful for you.


p.s. I coulda' written that same list.;-)

Kyla said...

Scented antiperspirant? Because I don't just want my armpits to not smell BAD, I want them to smell lovely.

Flavored coffee? Because it is delicious!

American cheese singles? Perfect grilled cheese material.

Mashed potatoes from a box? Because they are ready in 2 minutes! (though technically ours come from a bag of sorts, LOL)

flutter said...

mmm cinnamon toothpaste! one of the many reasons I adore you

heidi said...

I'm thankful for you too. And for my house, which is still here. When I see you, I promise to explain American Idol, over a bowl of garlic mashed potatoes. xoh

Unknown said...

I'm thankful for you too.

apathy lounge said...

Right back at you!

Woman in a Window said...

HA! That was hilarious. In my haste to catch up I misread your list's title as thirteen things to be thankful for. I was thinking, this is very UnMagpie, and then I hit margarine and thought, wtfreak? Ok. Ok. I get it now.


alejna said...

While I have had some tolerance for flavored coffees in the past, I'm fully on board with the rest of your list. (And you know what I really don't get? Uggs with shorts. Why?)

I've never tried cinnamon toothpaste. Does it taste like real cinnamon, or the cinnamon flavor used with candies and gums?

I'm thankful for you, too, Magpie. Yours is one of my absolute most favorite blogs. And I'm really not just saying that.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!! I spent the day watching #5 on your list...other than that, I'm with you on the list 110%. :-)

Janet said...

Uggs are wicked comfy :-) But I'm with you on all the rest...
Thanks for the link to Murray's...I've never heard of it!

Anonymous said...

I was with you till the cinnamon toothpaste.

julochka said...

i would add caffeinated water and sarah palin to the list of things impossible to understand.