It's that time of year when all of the people all over this great country get out the turkey basters and get ready for a day of eating. I'm not making a turkey this year so it's not about cooking for me. You may spend it with friends or family or an unhealthy mix of both. It will make you thankful for living a few states away from those loved ones or across the country or just down the street where you can at least close the shades and turn off the ringer. The point is, there has to be something we're all thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving as the spirit of the holiday season attacks us all another week earlier than last year with the decorations and materialism of Christmas.
The Top Ten Things I'm Thankful for on This Thanksgiving
10. Ellen's daily talk show. What more could I ask for? It's a daily dose of the comedienne and her subtle comments (and flirtings) about her daily life.
9. Someone else is cooking this year. We're normally the Home for Wayward Actors, but we were invited early in October somewhere else. I'll bring the whipped cream.
8. Nicole Kidman's naked turn in The Human Stain. I like a woman who's not afraid to take her clothes off in front of the world for the sake of her art.
7. Someone other than W will actually be elected President next year at this time. Anyone should be able to win a war of words with this guy. If things are looking bleak, I'm sure my 12-year-old niece could outwit him in a debate.
6. That lesbian in the Matrix. It's worth sitting through again to see this buff, GI Jane soldier carry that missile launcher with her equally beautiful fellow soldier and African queen. Careful with that missile. I'll hold that.
5. My second year anniversary of writing about anything I want for such an awesome group of people at Windy City Media Group and my loyal deviant readers. Thanks Sukie and Tracy (and the rest of the staff that continue to make it possible).
4. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. They know how to make an actress feel appreciated. Come on out, we'll show you.
3. We'll be in our very own home next year at this time. No more renting. We can scream our heads off all night long and not wonder who's listening above us any longer.
2. The return of Irish Egg Nog to my local liquor store. It's reasonable and delicious. Or is it delicious and reasonable. Oh, who cares. After a few shots, the whole world is reasonably delicious. Cheers!
1. Robin's birthday. I'm not sure which I enjoy more, giving birthday sex or receiving it. Either way, it's the best day of my year when I get to celebrate the day my red-headed goddess was born.
Lisa Rock is a syndicated columnist based in Chicago and can be reached at StrapThisOn@aol.com . Robin and I will be performing in A Christmas Carol at Metropolis Theatre in Arlington Heights November 21-December 28. Call (847) 577-2121 for tickets.