Magic Mike, Godiva & Spanx….what do they all have in common?

This Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I am sharing a few things I am thankful for:

I am thankful for the 86,400 seconds I have every single day, living. I love living.

I am thankful for Google, as it allowed me to search how many seconds there are in a day because it makes me look smart. Doesn’t it?

I am thankful for the delete button on my keyboard which seems to have mystical powers and has shielded me from a horrible fate, after I’ve pressed it and abolished chain emails.

I  am thankful for the movie Magic Mike. It made me smile. I like to smile. I’m thankful I can smile.

I am thankful to the makers of Windows 8, it allows me to create new curse words. I am thankful I can curse in a few different languages. I like to curse.

I am thankful that since Hollywood already bastardized Bewitched there doesn’t appear to be any news that they’ll turn Cheers into a movie, starring Kristen Stewart. Because that shit would be so wrong, on so many levels.

I am thankful my husband does not have a Twitter account so he can’t make good on his threat to Tweet: Things my wife says and does, that have to be seen and heard to believe.”

I am thankful for my critique partners who don’t call the Waaahbulance any time I sink into the “I sucketh cave.” 

I am thankful for the existence of Pomegranates. I am thankful I can spell and say that word and they are so delicious. I am thankful I can appreciate delicious fruit.

I am thankful for Facebook, because without it, I wouldn’t know what people are having for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I am thankful to Al Gore for inventing the Internet as I’ve met and chatted with kick-ass, funny and all around great people from around the world.

I am thankful for the makers of Godiva chocolate. I love chocolate. It’s an orgasm for the taste buds and it makes me feel good. I like to feel good and thankful I have the opportunity to sample their treasures once in a while.

I am thankful for the creators of Spanx. Godiva being the reason, but still, I love them both.

I am thankful for my husband’s love and his quick wit:  Example:

Me while in the kitchen, baking: “Honey, can you bring me a pen and paper, I have stuff coming out of my head.”

Hubby: “Don’t you usually use a Kleenex for that?”

I am thankful to my parents who sailed the ocean blue so many years ago, leaving their motherland behind and giving us a healthy, good life on this side of the ocean. (Although, if the Internet were around back then, they could have Googled the weather and may have boarded a ship heading to the sunny south.)

Most of all, I am thankful for:

The ability to love and receive love.

For being me.

My sense of humor, warped as it is at times.

My family—immediate, not so immediate, blood-related and bonus family members. Family near and far. I love you all, you’re the reason that I wake up feeling grateful each and every day.

Good friendships, both online and physical, they are supportive, witty, we laugh, we cry, we share, we just plain have a ton of fun. I love you all.

For my eighth grade teacher, Mr. Spooner, who gave me the nickname Scout after one of my favorite fictional characters, and encouraged me to write.

For the readers who plunk down their hard-earned money to buy my books.

To my author friends, the ones I connect with and chat with and authors who I’ve never chatted with, but appreciate their talent as they give me endless reading joy.

I know, this is sounding like an Oscar speech, but, “You like me, really like me. Don’t you?” 🙂

Our fur baby, he’s a great listener, and he loves to dance with me.

My hairbrush, makes a great microphone when I’m singing into it.

For all the unsung heroes: Vaseline, bottled water, sanitary workers, farmers, doctors, nurses, police, fire fighters,  military men & women, volunteer workers, daycare workers, teachers. . .the list is endless.

Thankful for all of you who follow this blog, comment and for all of you who have stuck with me today and read this far. 🙂

From our house to yours.



20 responses to “Magic Mike, Godiva & Spanx….what do they all have in common?”

  1. That was both touching and hysterical. Happy Thangsgiving Selena! You are the best , the Sisters come to you with our sadness our joys, and even our rants, and your always there for a word of encouragement. I hate to say it, but I’m thankful for FB for that. Just to warn you, I have a great infatuation for Mr. R.


    1. Thank you, Pat. I’m glad you enjoyed this blog entry. You are too kind, people are going to think I’m sweet or something. LOL I am a bad ass, remember? 😉

      No problem on your infatuation, it’s a compliment. Means I did good. Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. I love this post! It was hilarious and sweet— good job ;). Amen to the Godiva, Spanx, and all the rest. I’m thankful for you and the other ladies I’ve “met” in the last year and a half.


    1. Hey, LB, thank you! Yes, we must always remember to have an attitude of gratitude to chocolate and the undergarment that shrinks the hips. 🙂 I’m happy to have “met” you all as well. Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. I’m not in Canada, but I am grateful for such a well-written and hilarious post! Thank you for putting a smile on my face despite the headache I’m trying to get over. Have a great day! (and I am now following you by the way!)


    1. Hi, M.J., you can be an honorary Canadian on this blog. 🙂 Let’s call it the gratitude season. Thank you for stopping by and for signing up to the blog, glad you enjoyed the blog post. 🙂 As of this writing, I hope your headache has vanished. Sending you some good ole Canukian positive vibes….headache-be-gone.


      1. LOL! Well, thanks, it disappeared hours ago. I guess the amazing cup of coffee mixed with the laughter helped! 🙂 Thanks for the honorary citizenship! Hope you had a wonderful day!


        1. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I am addicted to laughter. Glad it went away. Yes, we had a great day and I made sure there’s enough leftovers for a few days so I don’t have to cook. 🙂


  4. Loved this post. You are truly a wonderful person who appreciates the right things and gets the most out of life. I too am thankful for all the sassy women that I am proud to call friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend Selena 🙂


    1. Hey, Heidi,

      Thank you for the kind words, you gals are making me blush…well, not really, as I don’t blush easily, but you know….I get all squiggely shy….(I think I just made up the word squiggely) Proud to call you friend! Happy Gratitude Season.


  5. This was great – funny, thought provoking and close to the heart. It made me stop and think for a minute about all those things that I am happy for as well. Thank you!


    1. Hi, Angela, thank you, so glad you enjoyed the blog. I think every day is Thanksgiving day, although, not everyday should be a day where we eat so many dishes and pies….what am I saying, pie is always good. 🙂

      Happy Gratitude season 🙂


  6. Happy Thanksgiving sweet Selena and funny Mr R! I loved this post. You made me laugh and brought me to tears :). Continued blessings to you and yours on this Thanksgiving and in the coming year ❤


    1. Thank you for the beautiful message, Scarlet, so glad you enjoyed the post.

      I’m also a bad ass, as well as sweet, right? Got to keep up the reputation that we are kick ass and sassy after all. 🙂

      Happy Gratitude season.


  7. Hi Selena, wow what a great blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Rugged. I am thankful for your friendship and blog that makes me smile and laugh. Makes my mouth water and try new recipes. I am great ful that through you I have met new friends. I also am thankful to the New Authors I have been interduced to and your books that always take me on a great adventure. Thanks for being you awsome.


    1. Hi, Kelly, thank you. I’m so happy that the blog brings you so many good things. Laughter, food, books….the treasures of life.

      You’re pretty awesome yourself. 🙂 Happy Gratitude season.


  8. Very funny and heartfelt post, Selena. I am a big fan of your writing but a bigger fan of you; your help and support in sharing my work has been incredible and I’m very grateful for that! It also sounds like you hit it out of the park in the husband department. I just mixed a metaphor and I don’t care who knows.


    1. Thank you, John. Always a pleasure to help out a fellow-scribe, especially one that is as witty and I also enjoy your writing and your blog.

      Have you ever metaphor you couldn’t mix? 😉


  9. The “I sucketh cave”… I’ve camped out there many times. This was a great entry. I loved it! 😀


    1. Hi, Chicki, thank you for stopping by and commenting, so glad you enjoyed the blog.

      The “sucketh cave” is quite popular with us artistic type, it’s right beside, the “I must be crazy to be in this business cave.” LOL


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