I’m on a bus. Next to me is some guy looking at pornography. This wouldn’t be a problem except he has the window seat. I want to see the beautiful landscape pass me by as I travel northward towards the Promised Land. But if I turn my head it’ll be weird, like I’m supporting all that weird ‘women in school uniforms’ he seems to enjoy. While I’d like to say this is the first time I’ve seen pictures of half-naked women on this bus, it’s not. Last time I traveled on this deal I saw a guy Skyping with his topless girlfriend. That seemed almost sweet to me, like romantic nearly. I doubt this guy next to me has that sort of thing to be thankful for, as he now appears to be looking at weirder stuff and I must turn my laptop slightly to avoid him reading anything I just typed out.
Thanksgiving is upon us. What do we do? I’m thinking of everything to be thankful for, of having actual readers, of meeting some of the people I’ve covered on this blog IRL. Yes, it has been a great year for me, probably one of the more eventful ones of my life, though the amount of blogging I’ve done may suggest otherwise. I started up this blog over a year ago and thought I’d get bored of it. Glad that hasn’t happened yet.
Glad this didn’t turn into a political blog. To me political blogs are some of the saddest creatures known to man. Who even visits your political blog anyway? Usually it ends up being mostly trolls, something I’ve avoided for the most part on here. Politics and trolls are part of the same internet ecosystem. Besides political bloggers generally whine a bit about how things aren’t going their way, how the country is being destroyed by “the left/the right/the moderates/the progressives/the street protests/the tea party/the cashier at their local coffee shop/etc.” I hate seeing kids sitting at some political convention live-blogging events. However I’m technically live-blogging this now, so I can’t really condemn them for the live-blogging thing. I’m on a bus though. There’s not much to do here beside catch up on albums I wanted to listen to and try to catch up on deleting emails.
What am I thankful for? I’m thankful for you, thanks for reading. Music is great, I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful I have shelter, food, and the internet. More than that I’m thankful so much has happened this year. The past couple of years I’ve been sort of on auto pilot. I’m happy 2011 has brought me into reality to some large degree.