Thankful Thursday 9 May 2019

::clears throat and begins this blog entry as the SNL performer who mocked Sweet Sugar Slam from the 2009 GOTJ Infomercial for SNL’s skit of Under-Underground Presents::  It’s that crazy-ass time of week again, THANKFUL THURSDAY! WHOOP WHOOP!

I decorated my desk at my full-time job. My desk is joyful again and I have a few more things to add, however, I’m grateful for my friends that responded to my picture texts about the layouts of these scrapbook pages. They gave me their opinions and helped make these pages look great.

One of my colleagues is a crafter and loves buying her supplies at the dollar store. I asked her if she was going soon, she was, and I gave her $1 to pick up an 8×10 frame for my Baltimore collage. She surprised me: she gifted me a 12×12 frame as well! She loved how I decorated and thought I could use another frame, on her. I’m speechless and verklempt; I’m thankful for Ms. Lori’s kindness.


I’m also thankful for my library job. Carol was working tonight and I was telling her about Twiztid. She’s a retired woman and loved hearing my stories about meeting the boys. I was telling her about Warped Tour and how when I met them again, they remembered who I was and gave me bear hugs. She said, “Oh, Jessica, that’s awesome! I remember when the person who plays Paul McCartney in RAINN saw me bopping along to the music and gave me a thumbs up. That’s amazing that the guys in Twiztid remembered who you are, especially since they meet thousands of people daily. I love hearing the joy in your voice and although I am not familiar with them, I love hearing your memories.”

I’ve been sharing a lot of Twiztid stories lately. I was telling my other British friend about the Warped Tour incident and she said, “that was so sweet of them. They are sweet, just like you.” Twiztid brings me so much joy. Today I also ordered my first ICP shirt. I’ve been a fan for 16 years, and this is my first time purchasing one of their shirts. Celebration tonight? LOL.

What are you thankful for?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 9 May 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie, and happy Thankful Thursday to you, dear friend!

    I can testify how much fun and how rewarding scrapbooking is because I engaged in the hobby in the years before I started blogging. It is very satisfying to arrange the elements and transform blank pages into works of art, each one a unique collage. Your colleagues are right. You did a great job with those pages! I too am verklempt after reading about Ms. Lori’s gesture of kindness and generosity. There’s a person who knows you, knows how to please you, and went out of her way to surprise you with a bonus gift. That’s what it’s all about. It was also super kind of your library co-worker Carol to validate your story about Twiztid and share with you a similar experience of her own. Likewise for your British friend. She, Carol and I all agree that the Twiztid guys remembered you because you are a person who makes a favorable impression on people. They remember you because you are kind and supportive, the best kind of fan.

    I wish you a happy Friday and a safe and happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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