Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I don't need this PS Vita, but I'm thankful Edz bought it for me.
Every year I think about writing a Thanksgiving blog.  I actually do so about half the time.

I'm thankful that my job continues to be exciting and challenging.  I get to work with amazing people who inspire me every day.  This year I traveled to Guam, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Fiji, The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Grenada, and the Netherlands to talk about sharks.  Tomorrow I'm going to New Zealand and Samoa.

Edz continues her march towards achieving the American dream.  The job she started this year offers a 401(k) and an employee stock purchase plan, so I like to tell her that she's technically self-employed now.  This year we managed to save some money, while still purchasing some toys we honestly don't need.

Speaking of Edz, I'm thankful for her poor eyesight.  Even after 3 years of marriage and 7 years being together, I still don't understand why someone so beautiful and kind would settle for me.

I'm thankful for my health.  This year I started to get back in shape and dropped 30 lbs. on my way to running my first half marathon.  I'm running, and hopefully finishing, a marathon in January.  I'm especially thankful that I did all this without dieting.

Next year we're going to spend Thanksgiving in Florida.  Edz has never spent Thanksgiving with the O'Connors and my last time was 2008.  Prior to that it was 2003.  I've been a bad son, brother, and uncle.

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