Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A few good things

Let's see... there's plenty to be thankful for this year.

MrB, for being a generally great guy, green gardener, composter, treehugger, water saver, indoor bug-catcher, cat daddy, flaming liberal, plus he vacuums and does laundry. Also, we like the same movies, TV shows, and a lot of the same music. He has shown great tolerance for me and my eccentric, heathen ways, without having them himself.

Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. There is now hope. It sure beats having no hope.

My little furry babies. They are both getting up there in years (especially Henry), and costing us big $$$ for their medical, but I am happy to do that for them as long as I still have a credit card.

Austin, Texas. We belong here. We see friends and acquaintances everywhere we go. May the unique and creative spirits prevail over the ugly greedy forces that are determined to kill the soul of this place.

The music scene here in Austin. It's an embarrassment of riches.

My day job working for the State. It's part time and doesn't pay well, but fairly secure and I have health insurance. Also, my boss doesn't want us coming in to work if we're sick.

The Alamo Drafthouse Theatres, where we will be tomorrow - enjoying their cooking (I'll have a pizza or veggie burger), tasty beverages, and watching Quantum of Solace (007).

We lost enough money in the financial crash to pay cash for a new economy car (big OUCH), but salvaged the rest of it just in time so that we didn't lose our asses. We've still got shelter, transportation, and aren't going hungry by any means.

Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales have been indicted, redeeming Texas, at least partially, in the eyes of all the folks out there who blame this state for Bush. Now may they please have the sense not to do anything with them that can be undone with a Bush pardon.

Tile floors. Sooooo many reasons.

Wearing flip-flops in winter, and nobody cares if my socks are funny.


Nava said...

And you forgot to mention your exquisite taste in socks!

Blueberry said...

Oh yes! I found those in among things I'd forgotten about. My husband's reaction: What in hell happened to those?!? (thinking someone must have washed them wrong) I assured him they were as they should be. ;-)

Ellie said...

I am not religious but Amen sista, on all that you have to be thankful for. Keep Austin Weird.

Ptelea said...

I love this list - hope you and Mr. B and the kitties have a nice T-Day!

Freida Bee said...

I love the pic of the woman with the Lone Star, the poodle, the musical instruments and the flyers. It's Austin in a nutshell.

Blueberry said...

I feel exactly the same way about that woman and poodle picture. It's taken over at Roadhouse Rags, which is a vintage shop on Ben White (near Manchaca) that has live music in the back yard. They'll have a keg and potluck, typically. They've got a comical old house dog and house cat too.