Reasons to be Thankful
It is finally Thanksgiving week; the only holiday where it’s acceptable to be in public with your pants undone. Thanksgiving is all about eating, passing out, waking up just enough to eat more and then fall back asleep. Oh and maybe watch some football if you’re into that. In honor of this great holiday of indulgence, here are some things we are thankful for.
I am thankful that there is a NFL season…..GO COWBOYS (who happen to always play on Thanksgiving)!! – Cord, Director of the Dream Team
I am thankful for Steve Jobs, if it was not for him, I would not have met my new BFF, Siri, who lives inside my iPhone. – Kelly, Legal Assassin
I am thankful for the new Keurig machine in the cafeteria. Monday mornings can be rough without a caffeine fix. – Lizzie, Master of All
I am thankful for my DVR because if I missed an episode of Glee I’d probably die. – Erica, Salesforce.com Guru
I am thankful for the little people who enhance my creativity every day. They are called my children and they ask me questions like, ‘why do trees eat rain?’ – David, Magician
I’m thankful for my commute and my Kindle. It allows me to read as much as I want while not having to carry around a 1,400 page book. – Urszula, Smarty Pants
I am thankful for Seamless Web, for without you I would not be able to order a Turkish/Asian/Latin fusion lunch with just a click of a button. – Jackie, Graphics Warrior
I am thankful for having a good new job at a great company in a tough economy (*Sigh* new girl, can’t blame her). – Lauren, Process Master
I am thankful for my dear friend Prilosec. Your ninja-like abilities have allowed me to enjoy my favorite foods of coffee, chocolate, pizza, and all things deep fried. – Rachel, Marketing Ninja
I am thankful I live in Manhattan and not Minnesota anymore…what else could a girl ask for? I’m never leaving! – Liz, the Sweetest Person on Earth
And now from the guy in our office who fancies himself a playwright and completely misunderstood the task (one would think reading and writing go together) and took this to a whole new level.
2 is the Loveliest Number
Thanksgiving is upon us, and just as the Pilgrims sat with the Native Americans hundreds of years ago to share a meal under a banner of peace and gratitude to inaugurate the holiday, we too prepare for heavily orchestrated, tension-filled family dinners of our own. On this bounteous of days we are reminded to recall the things in our lives we are thankful for and think about them for longer than we normally would, then feast into the late evening hours, or until someone physically pulls your plate away and asks, “who let you in here?”
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things, things such as the Dixon Ticonderoga Company. For those who may not be aware, Dixon Ticonderoga makes pencils. You are probably thinking, “who ever heard of a guy being thankful for pencils on Thanksgiving?” Well, I have. And I heard it from me.
Dixon Ticonderoga makes the Ticonderoga HB #2 Black, my pencil of choice. You might assume all pencils are the same. You would be wrong. The Ticonderoga Black offers outstanding lead density, sturdy wood construction (no composite materials), and most importantly, a latex-free eraser tip that actually works. They stay sharper longer, write as smooth as silk, and thanks to a standard satin black finish, they feel incredibly comfortable to write with. Add on to that the classy emerald green eraser plating and embossed silver lettering, and you not only have a strikingly handsome pencil; you’ve got yourself the Best Pencil Ever Made. Added bonus? They’re made in the good old US of A.
For the last several years I have used the #2 Black for taking notes, writing plays, and the occasional doodle or sketch. During that time it has proven itself a durable, versatile companion. Conventional wisdom tells us if we like something so much, we should consider marrying it. Currently man-and-pencil civil unions are frowned upon by society, but if I had my druthers, I would gladly pledge the rest of my life and half of my annual income to this penultimate writing instrument. King Pelias had his golden fleece, Hemingway had his whiskey, and I have my Ticonderoga HB #2 Black. Repeat after me: there are no other pencils, only Ticonderogas.
So as you sit down for your heavily orchestrated, tension-filled Thanksgiving dinner this holiday, remember this rambling manifesto and let it remind you to be thankful for the small, slender pleasures in life.
-Adam (We don’t actually know what he does. He just showed up one day during lunch and never left.)
And of course we are thankful for our customers because everything we do, we do it for you. And now you are totally going to have the song in your head all day. You’re welcome.
To all our customers, coworkers, families, friends, and pets, Happy Thanksgiving!
-From the Marketing and Sales Department, aka The Dream Team
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