35 THINGS IM THANKFUL FOR ON MY 35th BIRTHDAY

  1. 1.
    My parents are in relatively good physical health
  2. 2.
    My siblings
  3. 3.
    My nephew Wyatt
  4. 4.
    My nephew Sawyer
  5. 5.
    My forthcoming nephew Angelo
  6. 6.
    My forthcoming niece (untitled)
  7. 7.
    That both of my siblings have cool, loving spouses
  8. 8.
    That I have a handful of close and loyal friends
  9. 9.
    That I wrote a screenplay this year!
    If anyone has any advice on what to do with it, hit me up
  10. 10.
    That I somehow managed not to die the nine million times I did some dumb thing that should have killed me
    Ive jumped out of moving cars more than once
  11. 11.
    That I've published and been paid for more writing every year for the last 5
  12. 12.
    That I have absolutely no plans to write anything resembling a think-piece in the near future
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
    That @NateWagg and @lizzyacker made this cool book collecting a bunch of stuff I wrote for their site
  15. 15.
    I got to do a reading in New York this year
  16. 16.
    I got to do a reading in Los Angeles this year
  17. 17.
    The Earth has not yet been destroyed by a huge asteroid
  18. 18.
    For every time I did what I thought was right even when it made things worse
  19. 19.
    For every time I did something I knew was wrong and was forgiveen
  20. 20.
    I'm in good health
  21. 21.
    Elmore Leonard
  22. 22.
    Donald Barthelme
  23. 23.
    Grant Morrison
  24. 24.
    That my arrogance, skepticism, self-loathing, and rage balance out fairly well
  25. 25.
    The DVR
  26. 26.
    My car is running well
  27. 27.
    Bill Callahan
  28. 28.
    Converse sneakers
  29. 29.
    My dog
  30. 30.
    David Letterman
  31. 31.
    For all the funny, thought provoking, challenging content I've encountered here on Li.st
  32. 32.
    For all the friends I've made here, those I've met and those I've yet to meet
  33. 33.
    That 35 years ago the doctors who told my parents I wouldn't live through the next couple days were wrong
  34. 34.
    That vampires aren't real
  35. 35.
    Your mom