Thursday, November 25, 2010


  • The obvious - my health and the health of my family and friends; the fact that I live in a place and time where heat and hot water can be taken for granted, the problem with food is that there is too much of it, and I am not anybody's property.
  • The internet.
  • The fact that Black Friday occurs on the internet.  LOFT is 40% off!
  • I am in the middle of a dental procedure requiring four or more visits, all of which have to be done on Saturdays because I can't take off work right now.  This is of course unfun, but it reminds me how lucky I am that my big health problem is (1) occurring in my teeth (as opposed to somewhere scary or gross or surgery-requiring) and (2) is fairly minor and entirely fixable.  I have lots of little things wrong with me (tooth decay, bad vision, etc.) but nothing scary or big.
  • I have a job.  I'm not done with training yet (almost!) so it's impossible to draw definitive conclusions, but so far it seems like a reasonably good job.  At worse, it is a job that pays the bills (and provides me with coffee and cereal to fuel all-night programming binges), and I am unlikely to get laid off in the immediate future.  A lot of people don't have that.
  • Friends - I have some, and they are awesome. 
  • Also awesome - my apartment, and my coffee maker, and my bookshelves.
(just saw the end of the TG parade... I've only seen little snatches in person and they are less good than watching it on TV, but some year I want to get up at 4 a.m. and see it properly)

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I too think that nothing is going right, as I'm trying to get started in a challenging line of business, but then I realize that things indeed can be much worse. All the people facing foreclosure, to take a very common example.