Thursday, November 29, 2012

On being thankful. Days 28 and 29.

Problems I'm thankful to have:

28. Fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip pumpkin bread, but no milk in the house. Poppa (my Jewish grandfather) called this "complaining with a loaf under each arm."

29. You already know I'm a word nerd, so it should come as no surprise to hear that I love playing Words with Friends. However, a few days ago, it suddenly started taking a looooong time to send a move, as in a minute or more. And I complained.

Yes, I complained that my phone—the micro-computer that I hold in my hand and lightly tap when I want it to do something, which also allows me to talk to my son who is on the OTHER SIDE of our planet, sends text messages INSTANTLY to friends around the country, lets me stay in touch with a friend in Guam and another in Europe via Instagram, and allows me fully-functional access to three email accounts, not to mention providing a whole host of really cool word-nerd games—was taking a full 60 seconds to send a move in an electronic game I am playing with a young mom in Arkansas, about a thousand miles away.

And that reminded me of the clip of Louis C.K. on Conan, ranting that "Everything is amazing and nobody is happy." If you've never seen it, I promise it will be worth your time.

Be thankful ~

1 comment:

Kayla said...

I would like to thank your grandfather for that fabulous word picture for me. Complaining with a loaf under each arm. I love that. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to share that little tidbit of wisdom.