While we agree it is most important to count your blessings all day, every day, there is just something about those November posts that rub us the wrong way. This article pointed out you might look like an asshole for basically rubbing it everyone’s face, but we think it’s important to be grateful of all the amazing blessings in your life–just…maybe lay off it on Facebook, okay?
With that thought, an idea was born. How could we give thanks without appearing obnoxious, offensive, or both? Out of that idea came a collaboration between two great minds–Kate from Thoroughly Modern and Katie from The Style Dunce.
Without further ado…
The Style Dunce (SD):I am grateful that my mom and step-dad are wine people, so there is always a ready supply of the sweet nectar at get-togethers.
Thoroughly Modern (TM): I’m grateful we aren’t facing the zombie apocolypse. I mean, I know The Walking Dead isn’t real, but what if?
|What if Daryl, what if?? via Giphy|
SD: I am grateful that Bravo exists because without the Real Housewives I wouldn’t know how to be a woman.
|We are never, ever, ever getting back together.
SD: I am grateful that my boyfriend buys the popcorn and coke when he drags me to an awful movie I don’t want to see (oh hi, Riddick).
TM: I’m grateful for friends who are always ready to cure my baby fever in a heartbeat. (“Watch videos of live birth,” thanks Alison!)
|Wait, fondue? You didn’t mention fondue. Everything has changed. (via)|
|For the record, “raw as hell,” is not a euphemism for something dirty. I checked.
SD: I am grateful that I don’t really watch TV late at night anymore so I haven’t seen those Sarah McLachlan animal abuse videos in forever. In the arms of an angel, I’m watching Parks and Rec on Netflix instead.
TM: I’m feeling #blessed that there are now cars with heated steering wheels, because we all need something to strive towards.
SD: I am grateful that Ravenswood has shown me that Caleb really isn’t so bad, but I am not grateful for his stupid haircut.
|His face is asking if I’d like to rethink that stance. Maybe, Caleb, maybe. (via)|
|JK kidding! Had ya going there, didn’t I?
SD: I am grateful that Adam Levine was named Sexiest Man Alive so that every other skinny, white dude with muscles and tattoos can now have a dream.
TM: I’m grateful that I can get by without washing my hair every day. You know it, I know it, we all know it–washing/drying/styling is a big ol’ pain in the bones.
|Take it from me, Leslie: perms are an Oh No No.
SD: I am grateful that House Hunters has taught me the importance of granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances.
SD: I am grateful that cheese exists because as if I wasn’t going to take this opportunity to mention it again.
TM: I’m grateful Amy and Tina are back to host the Golden Globes this year–not because it makes an awards show bearable, but because Amy + Tina = all things that are right and good in the world.
|Be my best friend?
SD: I am grateful that Christina Aguilera lost weight so that I can breathlessly read every gossip rag’s breathless exclamations of how great she looks and then read their breathless exclamations about how she’s gone too far after I fondly reminisce about their breathless exclamations that she was too fat. Oh wait, I meant I’m grateful that my weight isn’t dissected by nitwits.
|Think you can top this? You can’t. (via)|
|Life lesson from Mean Girls #55: You can’t just ask someone why they are white!
And there you have it. Is your heart filled with joy? Ours certainly are and not just because we’re about to watch Love Actually for the 500th time. Can you watch Hugh Grant shake his junk too many times? No you can’t, stupid question. Now go get your pajama jeans ready for Thursday and make sure you have a Thanksgiving Day game-plan. Only amateurs strike out after the first course.