First World and Thankful (Top Ten Tuesday on Wednesday)

November 27, 2013 Blogging, Top Ten Tuesday 37

Salutations, my little Bookworms!

I skipped Top Ten Tuesday yesterday because as much as I love The Broke and the Bookish, the Glue Crew is where my loyalties lie. However, I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to talk about being thankful as tomorrow is THANKSGIVING and all. I’ve been reading a lot of these and they’re all really sweet. However. I wrote last week about loving my husband, and I’ve written recently about my little cousin, so you know I dig my family ties. I thought I’d take a slightly different and kind of materialistic approach and talk about some of the things I’m thankful for living in the here and now. Ready?

firstworldthankful1. Electricity: Have you ever stopped to think about how awesome electricity is? Like, really thought about it? Light and heat at your fingertips, whenever you need it. Heck yeah!

2. Central Heating and Cooling: It gets cold in Illinois. It gets hot in Illinois. I am able to pretend seasons don’t exist when I’m in my house thanks to central heating and cooling. I like to avoid both hypothermia and heatstroke, thankyouverymuch.

3. Internet Access: Without the INTERNET, I wouldn’t have this blog. Without this blog, I would be sad. Three cheers for LOLCats, animated gifs, and BOOK BLOGS!

4. Indoor Plumbing: I had some traumatic incidents in my youth with girl scout camp, latrines, and bladder control. They were just so ICKY, y’all. Flushing toilets and running water are privileges, people!

5. Microwaves: Dude. I love my microwave. I am not a fan of cooking, and reheating food should be FAST because I’m HANGRY. I love, you microwave.

6. Cars: As much as I wish I could apparate Harry Potter style, I’ve got some serious appreciation for motor vehicles. Do you have any idea how long it would take to make the 150 mile trek to my parents’ house in a covered wagon? Me neither, but I’m pretty sure it would suck.

7. The Printing Press: Hey Gutenberg! I’m your biggest fan! The dude who invented the printing press deserves mad props. Mass production of books?! Can you even imagine living before you could have books whenever you wanted them? Monks would have to copy them, and even though their handwriting was very, very fancy, it was hard to read… And expensive… And you would probably have been too busy farming turnips to notice.

8. My Kindle: I know there are some purists out there who hate the e-book, but I refuse to believe it’s the death knell of the publishing industry. I’ve purchased a LOT more books to keep on my kindle than I did with physical books. The storage space I save makes my heart happy. Plus, my Paperwhite has a glow light background so I can read in bed without keeping the Hubs awake. Love it!

9. Pants: I like a dress as much as the next girl, but I really like the fact that I can wear pants whenever I darn well please. I know there are some hardcore religions that don’t get down with ladies wearing pants, and while I respect that, I’m glad it’s not me. Like I said. Pants rule. (Oh, ladies. If you’re stuck in a pantsless religion and you really want some pants? Give me a call. I’ll hook you up. PANTS!)

10. YOU. I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to get mushy, but it’s true. I’m so thankful for my little contingent of readers and the blogging community that has embraced me (book blogging and just regular ole’ blogging) my little heart could burst. Thank you for being the very best EVER!

Now what I really need is your HONEST opinion, Bookworms. Who wore it best? Me, or my neighbor Simon? Happy Thanksgiving!




37 Responses to “First World and Thankful (Top Ten Tuesday on Wednesday)”

  1. Sarah Says Read

    Oh man, I love this whole list. THE PRINTING PRESS!!!! I believe, weirdly enough, that this is the first time I’ve seen a book blogger give thanks for it. You’re a genius.

    And I don’t even wanna live in a world without LOLcats. I mean technically I did before the internet, but I just pretend that time didn’t exist.

    • Words For Worms

      I kind of want to make “Team Gutenberg” t-shirts or something. That dude rocked! (I pretend that time before internet didn’t happen. Because I’m SOOOO young and all…)

  2. TJ

    After Hurricane Sandy, we were without #1 through #5, and with few working gas stations, there was the threat of being without #6 as well. It took 14 days for the power to come back, and one year later I am still incredibly thankful for the luxury of all of these conveniences.
    I need to look for one of those turkey hats…

    • Words For Worms

      Man Sandy was rough. We just had a big ass tornado take out a good chunk of town, but even the worst hit areas had electricity back within a week… Well. You know. If the houses were still standing. Mother nature, man. Makes you humble, and grateful. (I believe Turkey hats can be procured at Target.)

  3. Ashley F

    OMG how cute is that turkey hat!!!!

    Love the shout-out to Gutenberg. You’re my fave fellow book nerd.

    Happy American Thanksgiving…..btw isn’t it random that we celebrate it on different days? I had to Google it but the theory is that because we’re farther North, harvest would have ended sooner hence earlier Thanksgiving in October for us.

    And on that note I’m totally thankfully for Pumpkin Pie.

    • Words For Worms

      It IS weird that Canada and the US have different Thanksgivings, but I suppose that makes some sense, what with the harvests and all. I just baked a pair of pumpkin pies and I can’t wait to eat them tomorrow! YUM!

  4. Megan M.

    You wore it best, hands down. Little Simon may be adorable, but he just does not have the required amount of sass to pull off a turkey hat.

    This post made me LOL. Gutenberg is so underappreciated.

  5. megan

    Whoa! Great list! I would also like to give a thankful shout out to antibiotics. And anesthesia (that whole “biting on a bullet” thing just could NOT have been good.)

  6. Samantha

    Pants, the printing press, and Kindle for sure! I love my Kindle, it provides me with many nights awake in bed comfortably devouring a book. Print books are hard for me. It’s hard for me to get a comfortable position laying down, and I end up falling asleep with the light on and waking up at 5 a.m…nope. Kindle it is. 😛

    Happy Thanksgiving Katie! And nice turkey hat!

  7. Kelly Massry

    Kelly, here, of the pant-less religion! I totally get you, though, especially now that it’s so cold out. I wear tights or leggings under my skirt/dress to keep warm but I admit it’s not the same!

  8. Daddio

    Great list! I figure at 25 miles a day, given that you’re riding not walking, I’ll see you next week sometime.

  9. Jan

    We don’t have Thanksgiving at all in Scotland. Sigh… 🙁 And I’m sorry but I think I’d have to give it to your neighbour Simon! 😉

  10. Melinda

    I love my Kindle too! As much as I love physical books, this makes my life easier. Like yesterday morning when I had to take my car to a service centre and wait while they fix my baby – I read a book. It’s not always convenient to carry paperbacks in your bag 😀 I don’t have a paperwhite though 🙁

    Love the rest of your list too!

  11. Isi

    You have said a couple of truths 😉
    There are a lot of material things that make our lifes easier and make us happy, and it’s hard to think that there are people who can’t have them!!
    Loved your list!

  12. Elena

    So, so true! We take for granted so many things that other people lack and desperately want (and actually need).

    Thanks for remminding us.

  13. Rory

    You know, I don’t actually like microwaves. They freak me out. I blame this on an incident when I was six and left a fork in the bowl I put in the microwave. Baaaaddddd idea.

    But pants, electricity, and central cooling (which I covet but don’t have) for the win.

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