I probably won’t have time to write tomorrow, what with all the turkey shenanigans on this end (waking at 7am to roast a 20 pounder!), so I wanted to take the time tonight to talk to you all on the eve of my favorite day of the year.
Like many Americans, I would imagine, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think it’s the purest one we have: it’s not about gifts. It not about “discovering” land that already existed. It’s not bound up by religion or war or other thorny issues. It’s simply about being thankful for what you have with people that you love, while eating a truckload of food.
What could be better than that?!
Here’s what I’m thankful for this year:
Boyfriend Jolie, who makes me giddy simply looking at him–and also claims, a la Bridget Jones, to like me just the way I am. (Gold star!)
Santa Monica, where I have the cutest, homiest, most livable apartment blocks away from the beach, not to mention the best, chillest roommate ever
Learning to cook! I think of all the years I wasting quipping that “the only thing I make are reservations” and I want to smack myself. Well, better late than never, right?
My ridiculously supportive family (especially Papa Jolie) and my incredible, hilarious, loving, silly, awesome friends (especially D., Ral, A., KSned, BritishAmerican Kath, J., M., RP…really, too many to count!)
I am sincerely thankful for all of you. I know that there are hundreds (Thousands! Millions! Seriously…millions? It often feels like it) of beauty blogs out there nowadays, and you guys don’t have to keep coming back to me. I’m no longer the only game in town. Much as I wish I could, I don’t post daily. I still have the old-school, desperately-needs-a-revamp blog format. Hell, I don’t even run ads any longer. But I hope that you read me because you know I will never knowingly steer you wrong. I value your time, I value your money (would that we were all billionaires!), I value your sense of glamour and wanting to live in the most beautiful, wondrous, whimsical world possible…I just plum value you. Big hugs!
I hope you have such a great day with your friends and families, or whoever you’re with, tomorrow.