Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Well, I’m thoroughly stuffed. After a full dinner and four slices of pie (don’t judge; you haven’t tried my mom’s pecan pie), I think I’m about ready to pass out. But before I do, I just want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I’m very thankful to have each and every one of you readers and followers out there. Talking with all of you has really been the highlight of my year, and, as cheesy as it sounds, without you I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. I’ve learned so much about books, blogging, publishing, and networking that I’m amazed my head hasn’t exploded yet. I’ve made tons of friends, a super-spectacular stalker freind (*stares at Kristina*) and have finally found a place where I can talk about books without feeling like a total nerd. 2010 has been a great year so far, and I can’t wait to see what's in store for the rest of the year.

In addition to being thankful for all of you, I'm also thankful that the following people are in my life:

I’m thankful for my mom and dad: They have always been there for me, and I know as I continue down the winding path of life they will continue to support my unhealthy obsession love for books. My mom even told me to “forget” about spending money on a Kindle because Santa “might” bring me a Kindle this year if I’m a good little girl.

I’m thankful for my brother, Ben: Though we’ve sort of been at each other’s throats this year, I’m thankful to know that he’s there to talk to about wrestling with bears and Toy Story 3. I didn’t realize how much I missed him before he left this August to attend college in Montana, and am very proud of the man he’s becoming. Not to mention that he is also surprisingly supportive of my blog. He rarely reads, so to know that he’s curious about how many reviews I post, who I talk to, etc. is great. I’m also thankful for the fraternity brothers he’s made friends with, because they’ve helped him mature miles these last few months.

I’m thankful for my two best friends: They make life fun and inspire me to become a better person. ‘Nuff said. Who else will go with me to a midnight showing of Disney’s Tangled (Allie, ILU, and Happy Birthday...for like the 10,000th time!), or be willing to go to four different bookstores in one night (Kori, I've finally started reading the Dresden Files!)? The bottom line is that they're awesome, and someday the three of us are going to be starving artists in New York.

Also, for sort of an odd twist, I'm thankful for J.K. Rowling and all of the video production people that worked on the Harry Potter movies: After seeing HP and the Deathly Hallows this week, I finally realize and can appreciate how much HP has impacted my childhood. Though I'm excited for the last movie to come out this summer, I'm also sad that its going to be over. I’ve stuck with the series since the beginning, and will always remember waiting for my acceptance letter on my 11th birthday. Though I never received that letter (le cry), may that kind of magic never leave this world.

I could probably list another 10 or 20 people, including the professors that I pay to inspire new ideas and thoughts in my head, but I'm starting to slip into a food-induced coma. Just know that I love you guys. So what are you thankful for? Post a comment and the link to your blog and I’ll check it out over the weekend! And now, a lulzy turkey picture to make your night:



Kristina Barnes♥ said...

LMAO at that turkey picture. xD

Aww, Emi! All the thanks that was going around yesterday (and today) is making me all teary eyed. I suppose it goes to show you that you really don't know what you have until it's... well, it's not gone. Until it's shown?! o_O Damn, I lost where I was going with that.

But ohnoes, a Kindle?! I has a Nook. We're going to be enemies, I SAYS. ENEMIES. D: Or we could be enemies-with-stalker-freind-benefits. :o

I had NO IDEAR you had a brother! Is he single? We could marry, and then you and I could be SISTARS. HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?! ;P

So I'm a bit lazy to think (and I think you already saw it anyway), but my Happy Thanksgiving post is there -> underneath your inky blogs :3 I was super excited to see I was under your inky blogs list at the top, 'cause it was like, "If you're not here, email me!" And I was about to email you, but then I saw I WAS ALREADY ON THERE. HOW COOL!

Anywhoo. I'm super happy that I found your blog (how did I find it, anyway? I forget o_O I just remember our first messages on Goodreads<3) and that we've become bestestestest-foreverandeverandever-superstalkerfreinds. I always look forward to receiving your e-mails (as corny as that sounds), and I get super duper excited when you talk to me. :D So much so that I'll sneak tweets at you while I'm in my chem class! Now THAT is freind dedication. I think your blog is made of inky awesomeness, and I know I can always trust your opinion on a book. Plus, you have freaking AWESOME recommendations for sci-fi/fantasy books. :) Long story short? I'm glad I befreinded you. *smothers in happy hugs* <3

Bella said...

Happy Turkey Day to you too! You have an award waiting for you here! =]

Mad Scientist said...

That image... well, made me bust out in a so very much not ladylike way right in the middle of the computer lab!

Thanks for that, truly. I hope your holiday was packed full of wonderful!

There is a new project starting in the blog-o-sphere that I want to get involved in, so spreading the word of greatness. I have a post up about Save a Tree, Read an E-Book.

Mad Scientist

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