Special Wed. Before Thanksgiving Question of the Day – What are you Thankful For?

by Prince Of Petworth November 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm 44 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user JRoseC

Last year a reader suggested a what are we thankful for post and I liked the idea. I’m thankful for a wonderful family, friends and our online community that has become PoPville. You can drive me nuts from time to time but I genuinely like, respect and appreciate (most of) you more than ever.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the Police Departments, Fire Department, other emergency responders and all those who are working over this Thanksgiving holiday.

To MPD in particular, I often post horrific crimes (and banal ones too) but rarely post about your accomplishments. Just this evening I read a report of a robbery that was thwarted as a result of MPD officers and 2 handguns were recovered in the first police district (700 block of 11th Street SE). Your successes are not unnoticed and I want to thank you for your service. While I and others don’t often say it, I appreciate your efforts in making our neighborhoods a safer place to live.

For those traveling – wishing you and yours a safe and speedy journey.

If anyone cooks a particularly good looking Turkey or has a good thanksgiving scene be sure to upload to the PoPville flickr pool or send in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com.

So, what are you thankful for this year?

  • JRoseC

    I’m thankful that you used my photo :-)

    And…great health and a kick-ass city to live in!

  • slgdc1433

    That my husband will home after a deployment overseas in just a few days. I don’t even care that he will not be here for Thanksgiving.

    • Fellow Petworthian

      Thank you to both you and your husband for the sacrifices and service that you make and give for America and fellow Americans.

      • _joecrawford

        I agree whole-heartedly

  • Me

    I am thankful that my ex wife and I have the ideal post divorce relationship where the children come first and we co-parent with the same goals in mind.

  • Kalorini

    I’m thankful for my family and friends, despite how often they drive me crazy. I’m thankful for my health–I certainly didn’t appreciate the ability to walk quickly until suffering a broken ankle earlier this year. And I’m thankful for Amtrak–I may not have the luxury of a car when I go home, but 2.5 hours on a train beats last year’s 8 hours of traffic.

  • oliveskinnednica

    My baby girl being born one week ago!

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  • PG

    Family, friends, girlfriend, health, band (gigging again soon after a long haitus!). That about covers it.

  • Sleepy

    Thankful for a steady job in this economy. For a hot wife. And a super snuggly kitty.

  • FigNewton

    Thankful to be 13 weeks pregnant after 4 years of trying.

    • JRoseC


    • p’worth


  • TEM

    I’m thankful for having a job with benefits that pays enough for me to support myself, and for having an apartment that I love in a neighborhood (and city!) that I love.

  • Anonymous

    Four Loco. Seriously -that stuff is awesome. Thanks natioal media – i would have never known about it.

  • I am thankful for my partner of 10 years today and our new home and neighborhood – ParkView.

  • DCster

    I’m thankful for having a great city to call home, and that I’ll be spending Thanksgiving with my partner and our good friends.

  • Thankful to live in a place where I can actually be married to my husband…

  • future PoP attorney

    I am thankful for my family and everything I have been blessed with.

    AND, that I don’t have to fly anywhere, and face the potential of having my junk touched by TSA.

    • dcdude

      Amen. Thankful I don’t have to endure the virtual strip search or being fondled by some disgruntled TSA agent wearing rubber gloves…

  • Anonymous

    That I won’t be bothered by any Azaleas at the national arboretum anymore

  • I’m thankful that Office of Future Plans is the opening act for the Dismemberment Plan on the night for which I have tickets!

    I’m thankful that I have awesome clients, and that it seems that telling national politics to go f%*k itself a year or so ago to go into business for myself turned out to be an excellent plan.

    I’m thankful that my 36th birthday is Friday and that I have reservations at the Columbia Room that night and that at some point I will have cake to make up for all the crappy pie that I will skip on Thanksgiving. cake>pie

    I’m thankful that I’m free-wheeling tomorrow, and will skip around to friends’ houses and don’t have to do anything I don’t want to or be anywhere I don’t feel like being.

    Mostly though, I’m thankful for my dog. She rocks.

  • Happy

    Same as everyday:

    Family, Friends, Health, Job, House, Dog, Cat, Truck and Desert Eagle.

  • xavier

    I am thankful for my house, a good job, great friends and my beautiful, beautiful partner who puts up with all my craziness.

  • Snow Miser

    I am thankful for Jeff Masters for so diligently documenting the work of the heat miser in the year without santa! Can’t wait for the xmas cartoon season!

    It’s been a hot one…

  • Kim

    I am thankful to have just celebrated my first anniversary with a wonderful husband, for the baby girl we have on the way in January, for our wiley beagle, for the health of our families and for our new neighbors who have made us feel so welcome.

  • Elle

    …that I have a job (that I love), that I’m seeing my family this weekend, and NPR music. Seriously — that’s all that keeps me from going crazy while reading piles of research papers everyday.

  • Elle

    Oh — and for the (hopefully) awesome coffee shop I discovered near my grandmother’s house. Finally somewhere to escape the family (that, really, I’m very thankful for, but still).

  • L

    I’m thankful that a good friend of mine was finally released from the hospital after receiving his last round of chemo and a stem cell transplant. Home free at last. And hopefully cancer free forever.

  • houseintherear

    I’m thankful for my dog, who is more than anyone can ask for in a pet. I’m thankful to be single if only because I’m not in a bad relationship for once. I’m thankful for friends that stick by me. And I’m thankful most of all for being adopted almost 30 years ago into a fantastic family, and being able to spend Thanksgiving with them tomorrow.

  • ess

    a job I love, a home I can afford, intelligence, a family who gave me every opportunity (I mean, they’re weird, but who isn’t?), good friends, a snuggly cat, health (bad cold notwithstanding), and an amazing girlfriend. I am so so blessed.

  • I’m thankful for tamoxifen, which has kept breast cancer away for three years. I’m grateful for my 13 yo diabetic Abyssinian cat who keeps me in line. I’m thankful to PJ for pulling a pregnant Egyptian mau and promising me a kitten soon! After being out of work for 7 months, I am grateful for a job that pays well even tho they don’t keep me busy. I’m thankful for my sister and good friend.

  • Chris

    Fouad Ajami

  • DCMom

    Husband, 2 beautiful, healthy kids, a job, financial stability, health, warm home, great friends, awesome extended family, happiness and joy, cool weather, relative peace and safety – the list is long.

  • Petworthian

    I am thankful for my awesome husband, a steady job, a roof over my head, two beautiful daughters and family and friends.

  • clearbluewater3

    I am thankful to the men and women in uniform who I am blessed to serve as my job and my calling in life. And doubly thankful that my best friend is home safe from Afghanistan in time for Thanksgiving.

    I am thankful my mother is 18 months in remission from cancer and my aunt is 28 months in remission. I am thankful for my 85 year old uncle who works out longer and harder then I will ever. And to spend Thanksgiving with all of them.

    I am selfishly thankful that grad school is almost over. I hate my classmates!

  • Anonymous

    I’m thankful that everything hasn’t come crashing down around me – yet.

  • I’m thankful for my office closing today @ 3:00 today, it’s 2:59 right now. :D

  • Claire

    I’m thankful for my life really coming together – over the past year, I have: graduated college, gotten established at an interesting job in my field (not an easy feat with a relatively obscure liberal arts major), become financially independent, moved into an awesome house in an awesome neighborhood in the city, started the healthiest relationship I’ve ever been in, and gotten a cat. Wow. Writing it out like that makes me realize just how much I have to be thankful for!

  • park view!

    I’m thankful for the Prince of Petworth website and all of the information, education, and amusemenet that it gives me.

  • ET

    I am a dork.

    But I am thankful for my cat. Brings such peace to me when I am home and generally makes me feel good.

  • Abby77

    I am grateful for my husband, who loves me even when I’m completely unlovable. I’m grateful for my dogs, who I love even when they’re completely unlovable. I’m grateful for my two wonderful parents, who love me even though they think I’m crazy and who are kind enough to come visit me tomorrow and pretend they like the way I live my life. I’m grateful for my bosses who, despite employing me in a job I hate, pay me enough to keep me happy and housed. And I’m grateful for my health which has been absent for sometime prior to this. Hopefully I didn’t just jinx it.

  • Coffee Cartel

    I’m thankful for friends who listen to me patiently when I just need them to. I grateful for my brother and his girlfriend because they make each other really happy and that’s a blessing. I’m thankful for my Mom who’s visiting me this week and is such a wonderful mirror for me. She has so many qualities I envy and do not have and spending time with her makes me better. I’m thankful to be employed, even though I couldn’t hate my job more. I’m thankful to have the creativity, intelligence, and hopefully, bravery, to get out of my hellish job and go out on my own by January 2012. Finally, I’m thankful to have met my current fellow because this is the healthiest relationship I’ve ever had. Here’s to Thanksgiving and a continued happy and healthy holiday season for all!


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