booshy blessings (aka extra work for you…)

I never thought I was very funny…the non-computer-face-flesh-and-blood people would always look at me all, “was that a joke or were you serious? Because if you were serious, something is wrong with you.”

Apparently, my “joking” tone of voice is the same as my “serious” one. I guess that gets kind of confusing (though it’s totally obvious to me). Then you all (I refuse to say “y’all”…absolutely refuse) came along…and you think I’m funny. The hell, people? Could you possibly be anymore awesome?

This got me thinking…my absolute most favorite thing to see are your comments about how I brightened your shitty day or how you could relate to one of my many unfortunate situations where humiliation would be welcomed over the please-just-let-me-sink-into-a-hole-forever feeling.

Making someone laugh or smile may seem like a small thing, but it’s huge to me. Huge.

I’m so, so thankful for it. For you. More than you will probably ever know.

And, in the spirit of the (American) Thanksgiving, I want to know what you’re thankful for.

But not in a comment. I mean, of course you can comment…you can tell me you think this is the stupidest idea ever…just don’t leave your list or whatever. Though, it’d be pretty shitty of you if were all, “This is dumb” and then left a list or story or whatever…

I want it in an email by TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th (dearbooshy at hotmail dot com or click the contact me thing on the top of the right sidebar). I know. EXTRA WORK…but it’s totally for an awesome reason.  And be sure to add your name (or pseudonym) and blog or website (if you have one) so I can include it with your thankfulness.

On Thanksgiving Day, I’ll post your story or your list or however you want to express what makes you smile, cry, feel like you’re the most important person on the planet and everything in between. It can be funny or serious or sarcastic…

And if no one sends me anything, then I totally rescind my earlier “you are awesome” compliment. I mean, I’m giving you like, THREE WEEKS to send me your thankfulness…which for one, is totally generous of me and two, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to participate to give everyone (including yourself) something fun and interesting to read while they’re gnawing on a turkey leg (for those who still cannot differentiate between sarcastic and serious, ummmm…sarcastic. Unless no one sends me anything. Then I’m completely for serious).

Think of it as an exercise to allow everyone to get to know you a little better…cause we’re morphed into a serious little community here…and I stress little…but we all really should probably consider becoming friends. Unless you want to live in my mean ass neighborhood (You don’t. Trust me).

And if it goes well and you like it, it’ll become our little tradition. Personally, I LOVE tradition…I still get a stocking and an Easter basket. I will never give those up.  And neither will Tim. So, it all works out.

Whether you’re a lurker or have already come out to let us see you, doesn’t matter. I’m all for equal opportunity. I’ll even get Tim to play.

So go, think. Write. Take a picture. Something.

Why are you still reading?

I think you have some thankfulness to be writing.

Still reading, aren’t you?

Remember… 11/24/09 = DEADLINE

I totally just farted.

Wish you had stopped, don’t you?

Farted again.

Completely on command. Impressive. I know.

I think I have to go now.

Yes, definitely…need to go.

(I warned you…you really should have stopped reading)


26 Responses to “booshy blessings (aka extra work for you…)”

  1. 1 carissajaded November 3, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Great idea Booshy! I love tradition. And sense I was too lazy to jump on the bufftober bandwagon, I’ll get on this one…

  2. 2 Daphne November 3, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I’m plotting an email to you now. Great idea!

  3. 3 Cindy Lou November 3, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I’m thinking, I’m thinking….

    Oh yeah, good luck with that marathon training…me? NOT a runner! I always said I might take up running if I ever saw a runner looking like they were enjoying it instead of looking like they were in extreme agony. You just sealed my case! :}

  4. 4 maureenlynn November 3, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Oh man, that is totally the stupidest idea ever!

    Just kidding, I think it’s awesome. I’m putting it on my to-do list, and this comment will serve as my commitment notice, so now I have to do it.

  5. 5 Mindy@thesuburbanlife November 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Great idea, Jessica. It’s important to count your blessings and be thankful. Okay. There has GOT to be something I’m thankful for. Yep. Something. I’ll have to get back to you. =)

  6. 6 Laura November 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    WELL GOSH, I didn’t know I was going to get homework when I read today!!! Do I get extra credit for this assignment?!

    Hehehehe! 🙂 I will totally join in, my NaNoWriMo pal!

  7. 7 ToadMama November 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Regarding, “was that a joke or were you serious? Because if you were serious, something is wrong with you.”

    Did you ever think something might be seriously wrong with us, your followers, too? Not that that is a bad thing. I mean, I think it is great knowing I have company on this planet.

    Like, am I the only woman who cracks up whenever I think of the non-PC guy who coined “nappy headed HOs”? And who laughed so hard she almost peed herself when seeing this photo?

  8. 8 Belle November 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Love the idea! And any tradition I can be a part of. Can I get a special shout out because the deadline is my birthday? Okay okay, I’ll shut up and start my list…

  9. 9 mark price November 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I will do it. This time. Youre so needy when youre all marathon training and nanowrimo-ing. Stockings AND Easter baskets? Who knew the 4th of July could be so much fun.

  10. 10 chococatania November 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Okay. I’m totally in.

  11. 11 Shannon November 3, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Is it bad that I was totally farting when I read this. Seriously. On cue myself. …and I like this idea. I have to think about it though. Perhaps on the toilet. Did I just say that?

  12. 12 submom November 3, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    This is awesome! You are awesome! And funny. Maybe you are funny because I can’t hear your tone which is obviously doing something wrong if it confuses your friends in real life. Speaking like a true Second Life fanatic (which I am not): real-life friends are overrated… Or maybe a serial killer once said that? Never mind. I don’t want to be a copy cat, BUT I totally did think about writing such a list on my blog cloaser to Thanksgiving. Can I do it there and also send you the list? I am participating in this NaBloPoMo thing and I need to “conserve” my already limited topics to spread out over 30 days… Btw, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I believe evevrybody could celebrate it…

  13. 13 Sarah November 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Oh man, I have the same thing. I’ve never been the one who could tell a story and make people laugh. And people just do. not. get. my sarcasm when they first meet me. Actually, it translates a lot to my blog. It’s really hard to put yourself out there when you just don’t feel funny. It’s weird to write a completely serious blog about yourself, so you try to add a little humor here and there, but sometimes that just makes it awkward.

    Anyway, thanks for visiting my dubiously-funny blog and for this (funny!) post!

  14. 14 jaimelynne November 3, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Seriously Jessica.

    First Buff-Tober, then a Blogroll, now this!

    Do you have it out for all us stalkers?
    Oh wait, forgot the scary ass neighborhood. Ok you are forgiven.

    BTW being the horrible stalker I am, I forgot to thank you for the awesome poster!

    Lots of love, your number one stalker.

  15. 15 middle-aged-woman November 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    And to think I was impressed that my daughter can belch on command. Girl got nothin’ on you! List is added to the list of tasks. Ack! It’s growing!

  16. 16 peedee November 3, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I’m in. I like this kinda shit. and yes, ur awesome. and yes, you make me laugh. and yes, I bet you sharted that last one.

  17. 17 Spot November 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks sooo much Jessica for adding one more thing to my already horrendously long list of things to do in Novemeber. Maybe I wanted to see daylight this month, did you think of that?? Noooo…it’s all about you isn’t it? Fine. Whatever. I’ll pencil you in…

    *secretly thankful for Jessica comments on her blog*


  18. 18 Amy November 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Ah crap. Homework. I suck at homework.

    I’m the worlds best distraction-finder. I should do it for a living. Oh wait, I should be working now, but instead I’m brainstorming for what I’m most thankful for.

    Damn it. I hope I don’t get sacked.

    Awesome idea btw…..

  19. 19 Peggy Nolan November 4, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I have a 50,000 word deadline to NaNoWriMo by Nov 30 (so do you, by the way!) A weekly 500 word deadline of *new* stuff to my writing instructor each week for the next 6 weeks, an article deadline for StepMom Magazine on Nov 13 (still don’t know what I’m writing about) and gosh darn it, but Thanksgiving is on my freaking birthday this year.

    I’ll add that to my thankful list and send you my copy by your deadline… 🙂

  20. 20 Casey - The Baker Bee November 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Hmmm, I’m gonna have to really think about this one 🙂

  21. 21 basia November 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I’m Canadian. Our Thanksgiving was, like, last month. Do I still qualify or will a big trap door open underneath my chair the second I hit “send”?

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