Of course I am thankful for my health, loving family and fabulous friends this holiday season. But I am also thankful for God’s little gifts. The one that might be considered silly or superficial, but truly make my life better.
1. PADDED SPIN SHORTS
I commend the girls who spin away in booty shorts, but I’m also not entirely sure they aren’t aliens. Me, I would be bowlegged for a week, sitting on a donut while WebMDing hemorrhoids, but good for them.
I once proclaimed Uber was the best thing since Jesus and I might stick by this statement. Whether it’s rescuing Emily Welsh and me on the side of the road on our way to Palm Springs or simply crating Patrick and me to Weho, Uber has become as sweet a sound as the name “Maddie.”
3. TORY BURCH FLATS
I love a good pair of heels when all I have to do is make a fabulous entrance and then proceed to sit through an event. But, unfortunately, my life is not one series of step in repeats. Actually it’s no step and repeats, but I refuse to just fashionably throw in the towel and strap on some Aerosols, or God forbid, Crocs. So, instead, Tory designed shoes for us to look polished yet comfortable all night long. I, for one, think that should count towards one of the three miracles required for sainthood.
4. CAMELBAK WATER BOTTLES
Drinking water didn’t seem like a particularly hard task until I found out I was doing totally wrong and wasting so much energy. Now when I’m forced to pour water down my throat instead of simply biting, it’s like “God, this is so hard.”
5. DVR, ON-DEMAND, SLINGBOX ETC
Some people are cutting their cable. I added a slingbox to my parents DVR in Knoxville. I didn’t do this to cut back on cable costs. No, I still have a hefty individual cable bill for my two DVRS in my one bedroom apartment. Instead, this gives me the option to watch the East Coast feed, if I don’t want to wait the excruciating extra three hours. Clearly, cutting cable seems like "cutting the cord" to me.
6. CHANEL WALLET ON THE CHAIN (WOC)
Yes, it is ridiculous overly priced. Since I locked eyes with my caviar leather baby, in the sacred walls of Coco’s original store in Paris, every other bag has been benched. Sure, they still get some playing time, but the WOC is now the franchise player. And unlike Kobe, this one’s retirement is nowhere near approaching. Holding my cash, credit cards, iPhone, keys and a lip-gloss, the WOC is the definition of elegant minimalism.
7. MY ADULT COLORING BOOK
Whenever I say this, people automatically think porn and I say, "get your mind out of the gutter.' What makes my coloring book for the mature audience has nothing to do with the subject matter, but simply the intricacy of the artwork. If you think coloring ended with naptime, I challenge you to bust out the Crayolas and enjoy.
8. MEME GENERATOR APP
When I make personalized memes for Whitney Neil, she literally thinks I’m the funniest person ever. I get back lots of capitalized letter responses filled with explanation marks. It’s nice and self-reaffirming.
9. MY CHAIR
If I’m not sleeping or working, I’m probably in my La-Z-Boy. When I first bought this mecca of comfort, La-Z-Boy was running a sale “Every Man needs a Chair.” I ignored this clearly sexiest attitude and changed this slogan to “Every man and Molly needs a chair.”
10. iPhone, iPad, iMac anything with an “i”
There are very few hours when I’m not touching an Apple product. Most nights I fall asleep clutching my iPad Mini. That might be one of the sadder sentences of this blog, but true. Can you really imagine life before Steve Jobs' products stole all of our attention? I guess we’d read more and have full conversations devoid of emoticons. Ohhh, the good ole days.
In all seriousness, life without these creature comforts would be possible although bleak. Yet, life without my friends and family is simply unimaginable, so thank you for the continual love, support and putting up with my ramblings. Happy Thanksgiving!
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