Wednesday, November 27, 2013

K Squared Presents: Giving Thanks

Tomorrow, friends, we feast. And, in just a few short days, you can stop seeing your news feed populated by #thankful and #blessed posts.

While we agree it is most important to count your blessings all day, every day, there is just something about those November posts that rub us the wrong way. This article pointed out you might look like an asshole for basically rubbing it everyone's face, but we think it's important to be grateful of all the amazing blessings in your life--just...maybe lay off it on Facebook, okay?

With that thought, an idea was born. How could we give thanks without appearing obnoxious, offensive, or both? Out of that idea came a collaboration between two great minds--Kate from Thoroughly Modern and Katie from The Style Dunce.

Without further ado...

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The Style Dunce (SD):I am grateful that my mom and step-dad are wine people, so there is always a ready supply of the sweet nectar at get-togethers.

Thoroughly Modern (TM): I'm grateful we aren't facing the zombie apocolypse. I mean, I know The Walking Dead isn't real, but what if?


What if Daryl, what if?? via Giphy
SD: I am grateful that Bravo exists because without the Real Housewives I wouldn't know how to be a woman.
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TM: I'm grateful I abandoned butterfly hair clips in 1999 and never looked back.

We are never, ever, ever getting back together.
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SD: I am grateful that my boyfriend buys the popcorn and coke when he drags me to an awful movie I don't want to see (oh hi, Riddick).

TM: I'm grateful for friends who are always ready to cure my baby fever in a heartbeat. ("Watch videos of live birth," thanks Alison!)

SD: I am grateful that I'm not a 14-year-old girl or else I might have Bieber fever and you don't come back from that shit. 
Wait, fondue? You didn't mention fondue. Everything has changed. (via)
TM: I'm grateful that, after all these years, Taco Bell and I are still going strong.

For the record, "raw as hell," is not a euphemism for something dirty. I checked.
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SD: I am grateful that I don't really watch TV late at night anymore so I haven't seen those Sarah McLachlan animal abuse videos in forever. In the arms of an angel, I'm watching Parks and Rec on Netflix instead.

TM: I'm feeling #blessed that there are now cars with heated steering wheels, because we all need something to strive towards.

SD: I am grateful that Ravenswood has shown me that Caleb really isn't so bad, but I am not grateful for his stupid haircut.
His face is asking if I'd like to rethink that stance. Maybe, Caleb, maybe. (via)

SD: I am grateful that "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," is nearly 10 minutes long so I can enjoy every precious second of Celine Dion. 

TM: I'm grateful I can, like, totally eat whatever I want and not gain a pound!

JK kidding! Had ya going there, didn't I?
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SD: I am grateful that Adam Levine was named Sexiest Man Alive so that every other skinny, white dude with muscles and tattoos can now have a dream.

TM: I'm grateful that I can get by without washing my hair every day. You know it, I know it, we all know it--washing/drying/styling is a big ol' pain in the bones.

SD: I am grateful that it is the time of year when I can watch Love Actually on a loop and no one can judge me.
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TM: I'm grateful there weren't smartphones or instagram back in 2001. That perm I got was a PLD that doesn't need to be remembered.

Take it from me, Leslie: perms are an Oh No No.
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SD: I am grateful that House Hunters has taught me the importance of granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances.

TM: I'm grateful I have granite counter-tops but not stainless steel appliances, so ya know, we don't seem too elitist.

SD: I am grateful that Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen are getting married so everyone has a reminder that the universe just gets it so right sometimes. 

TM: I'm #thankful that the lights are down during spin class, because I don't want anyone trying to copy my graceful form. (And by "graceful form," I mean I don't want people to see me lookin' like a fool.)

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SD: I am grateful that cheese exists because as if I wasn't going to take this opportunity to mention it again.

TM: I'm grateful Amy and Tina are back to host the Golden Globes this year--not because it makes an awards show bearable, but because Amy + Tina = all things that are right and good in the world.

Be my best friend?
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SD: I am grateful that The Voice made their show 5 hours long each week so I don't waste my time watching it anymore.
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TM: I am grateful to know that in just a little over one month, PLL will be back in my life.

SD: I am grateful that Christina Aguilera lost weight so that I can breathlessly read every gossip rag's breathless exclamations of how great she looks and then read their breathless exclamations about how she's gone too far after I fondly reminisce about their breathless exclamations that she was too fat. Oh wait, I meant I'm grateful that my weight isn't dissected by nitwits.

TM: I'm grateful for the 43 vineyards in Loudoun County, plus the bajillion others that are located around Virginia. Also--#grateful for the sangria slushie machine at Prince Michel Vineyards. Yes.

SD: I am grateful that it is almost Christmas time because I like to get my Christmas card ideas from the Kardashians. 

Think you can top this? You can't. (via)
TM: Lastly, I'm going to say what we're all thinking--I'm grateful for Mean Girls. With that one, beautiful, tropical fish of a movie, we've got a lifetime's supply of quotes, gifs, and life lessons.

Life lesson from Mean Girls #55: You can't just ask someone why they are white!
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And there you have it. Is your heart filled with joy? Ours certainly are and not just because we're about to watch Love Actually for the 500th time. Can you watch Hugh Grant shake his junk too many times? No you can't, stupid question. Now go get your pajama jeans ready for Thursday and make sure you have a Thanksgiving Day game-plan. Only amateurs strike out after the first course.

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