Monday, July 02, 2012

Thankful For The United States

I am thankful that I live in the United States of America. Despite all the bad things people talk about, this is still the best country in the world to live in. And I am super thankful to live in this country.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Thankful For Life

It's been a long while since I have done this... but I am still thankful for life. I am very thankful for my life.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Thankful for Eight Wonderful Years

Today is my 8 year wedding anniversery with my wife Jill Marie Manty. I am thankful for eight wonderful years together and look forward to many more.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Thankful for Swimming Pools

My kids are taking swimming lessons and it reminds me of how thankful I am for swimming pools.

I had a swimming pool in our backyard when I was growing up. It was very nice. Sure, just about everyone in Florida has a swimming pool, but still it was very nice to have a swimming pool growing up and I am really thankful for swimming pools.

Can't wait for their swimming lessons tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Thankful for the NBA Playoffs

I am thankful for the NBA Playoffs. It gives me something fun to watch on tv for the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Thankful Hannah is 6

Yesterday was Hannah's birthday. She turned 6. I am very thankful Hannah turned 6 and that she had such a fun birthday party. Her cousins Danielle and Elizabeth slept over with her Grammie (Jill's mom).

It was really fun for them and I am thankful Hannah had a happy 6 year old birthday.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thankful for my Wife Jill

I am thankful for my wife Jill. She is such an amazing person. I am very grateful to have her in my life. She is a great mother and wife.

I am very, very, very thankful for Jill Manty.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thankful for Coffee

I am very thankful for coffee again. After being up late last night and with daylight savings time kicking in, I am very, very thankful for coffee.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Thankful for The Apprentice

Ii am thankful for Donald Trump's tv show the Apprentice. Not only is it fun to watch, but I learn something from it every week. Albeit, quite a few weeks the reason people go home is because they bring the wrong people into the boardroom.

Anyway, I am very thankful for NBC's Apprentice.

Monday, March 27, 2006

I am very thankful we finished our Taxes

My wife and I stayed up late last nigh (like 1:30am) finishing our taxes.

Woohooo, our taxes are done.

I am very thankful we finished doing are taxes last night.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Thankful John is One

John Victor turned one year old today. He is so cute. I am very thankful for him and very thankful that he turned one today.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Thankful for high speed Internet access

I am very thankful that I have high speed internet access to our house. I remember way back when we used to use a modem. Oh my goodness, is high speed internet access so much better than dial-up.

I am especially thankful I didn't have to go through this to get high speed internet access.

I am very, very, very thankful for high speed Internet access.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thankful for the NCAA Tournament

Even though my alma matta (Florida State) got snubbed, I am still thankful for the NCAA tournament. It makes for some exciting basketball and is a lot of fun to watch.

I am very thankful for the NCCA Tournament.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Thankful to live another day

I am thankful to be alive. I have a doctors appoitment with my endocrinologist today, so before I get my blood work results I just wanted to say how thankful I am to be alive.

Life is good...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The car again

Ok, so now that I have been driving the car for two days, I just have to repeat how thankful I am we have a new car. Not just because it gives us two cars, but also because I LOVE driving it. Our other car is a big SUV (Ford Expedition) and while I have gotten used to driving it, I feel SOOOOOOO much more comfortable driving a smaller car. I am very happy with it.

I am very thankful for our new car.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Thankful we got a new car

I am very thankful we got a car today. We were getting by with just one car, so having a second car is a big blessing.

I am very, very thankful we have a second car.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Thankful for my office

It looks like we will be in cubicles by the end of the year, which made me realize how thankful I am for my office. I have taken for granted the fact that I have been in an office all my carreer (since college).

I am thankful I have an office (at least for now).

Friday, March 03, 2006

Thankful for Jill's 15 minutes of fame

My wife Jill was quoted in a front page article today in the Washington Post titled "Spotting Trends in Blog Buzz “. You can see the article here. It was also reprinted on MSNBC here.

Anyway, I am thankful for Jill's 15 minutes of fame.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Thankful for Friends

I mentioned on my If I were President blog that I was disappointed that Amrican Idol and LOST were overlapping in time. Well,two of our friends taped the shows for us, so now we will be able to see them both in their entirety.

I am very thankful for friends.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Thankful for Insurance

I am very thankful for Medical Insurance. This morning I went to get blood work done, and I didn't have my insurance card with me, so I have to go back some other morning. It was a bit frustrating, but on my way back I realized how thankful I am to have insurance.

I have diabetes, and I don't know how I would afford to cover all my medical expenses without insurance. I am very, very, very thankful for the medical insurance that my company provides me with.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Thankful the Winter Olympics are Over

As much as I enjoyed the Winter Olympics and as much money as my wife made from her blog on the Winter Olympics, I am still very thankful that the Winter Olympics are over. It was a lot of work for my wife to constantly write about the Olympics. But it was definitely worth while.

Anyway, I am thankful the Winter Olympics are over. Congratulations to all of the athletes. It was fun watching all of you try your best.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Taylor Hicks

I have really enjoyed watching Taylor Hicks sing in the American Idol auditions leading up to the top 24. Last night, he sang the Elton John song "Levon" and he was awesome! I love watching him perform. You can just tell he LOVES music. To top it off, when I was a kid I owned an Elton John album with the song Levon on it and it was one of my favorites at the time. So hearing him sing a song I liked made it that much better.

I am very thankful for Taylor Hicks. I really look forward to hearing him sing every week.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Thankful for TV

With all my recent posts about tv shows, it only makes sense for me to be thankful for TV. I am very thankful for televisions and TV in general.

Albeit, I do wonder what the world like without television?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Thankful for Love Monkey

There is a new show on CBS called "Love Monkey". It is really cool. It may be my second favorite show on tv right now. It's great because it has a little bit of everything in it (relationships with friends, business dealings, comedy, drama, etc.). It's a fun show to watch.

I am very thankful for the television show Love Monkey.

Note: I have been thankful for a lot of tv shows lately, maybe I am watching too much tv...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Thankful for Numbers

I am thankful for the television show called Numb3rs (aka. Numbers). Numb3rs is a really cool show. I love the way they use math to solve mysteries. It is a very unique show. Having a minor in Math makes me appreciate the show all that much more.

The episodes that contain less violence we let our 12 year old watch and he really likes the show as well.

I am very thankful for the show Numbers.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thankful Jill's Olympics Blog won Cool Site of the Day Award

I am very thankful that today Jill's blog won the cool site of the day award. You can vote it for by clicking here.

Just remember to use the pull down to select your rating for it.

I am very thankful Jill's blog won the cool site of the day award.

It's really cool... (pun intended)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Thankful for LOST

I really enjoy watching the television show LOST. It's not exactly child freindly, and it's a little bit odd, but it keeps me glued to my seat. It's defintely one of my favorite shows.

I am very thankful for the tv show LOST.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Thankful that the Winter Olympics are coming soon

I am very thankful that the Winter Olympics are almost here. Not just because of the fun I will have reading my wife's 2006 Olympics Blog, but also because it is always fun to watch.

I am very Thankful it's only 3 days until the olympics start.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Thankful for the Super Bowl

I am thankful for the Super Bowl. It is fun to watch and the commercials are fun to watch. This year my favorites were the magic Fridge, the Sprint "crime deterrent" cell phone, and the Caveman Fedex commercials.

Thankful for Ibuprofen

I just had a major headache, that just would not go away. I took Ibuprofen and it's gone. I am very thankful for Ibuprofen. When nothing else works, it always gets rid of a headache for me.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Thankful for American Idol

I really enjoy watching the show American Idol. Especially, once they get to the final 12. It is fun to watch and I enjoy it a lot. I am thankful for American Idol and the great opportunity it provides many singers who would not otherwise might not have a chance to make it big.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Thankful for Tax breaks

I am thankful for the tax breaks given to us for having children. With five children that amounts to a good size tax break. I am very thankful for child tax deductions.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Thankful for VPN

Most of my family is ill today and I am working from home to take care of them. I couldn't do this without VPN technology. I am very thankful for VPN.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Thankful for alternative medicine

I am very thankful for alternative medicine. I was ill Saturday with a sinus something. Took some vitamin c and elderberry and I was better by sunday afternoon. I am very thankful for alternative medicine (even it it wasn't the reason for the quick recovery).