Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful for These Things

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Thanks for existing!


This is a given. Krista and I have a huge Italian family, and when we're all together, there's no shortage of laughs or smiles. Family is the foundation of my whole life, and I couldn't imagine not having any of them around. It's why leaving my childhood state is so hard. 


Ah, what would the world be like without all of you? A sad, sad place, most definitely. I would be thankful for books, but in truth, books just aren't as fun without the community that goes with them. I used to read compulsively as a kid, but it wasn't until I discovered the blogosphere that I could talk to many people about my favorite reads. That is one of the biggest treasures, for sure. 


INTERNET IS EVERYTHING! Don't lie, you know it is. I remember dial-up, broadband where the Internet hung up my phone line (those were the dark days, yes they were). But now that the Internet exists, things like "studying" (whatever that is) is so much easier. And consulting online sites for essays is the best. As well as online FREE sparknotes (thank you, sparknotes, you saved me many, many hours in college). The Internet also connects me to you. What is better than that? Oh yes, my family :) 


Can you imagine a world without Harry Potter?? It is a sad, sad place. I am so thankful for the woman who brought us the wizarding world and my dreams of one day being sorted and having a snowy pet owl. 


A world without chocolate is a world without love. I can't even imagine it. I am so thankful chocolate exists. When I crave it and it's nowhere near, it's like the apocolypse has struck. 


I just went to California where it does not rain, and I learned it stays one season all year round. *shudders* I love fall. I love summer, spring and winter. Every season has something to look forward to and brings a sense of comfort and joy. Without that, I'd be really depressed. 


I adore television. I love it so much that I studied the industry in college. There are stories that stay with me forever, and they don't just exist in paperbacks. They're on the TV. And more than that, television has connected my family in this strange, awesome way. It's the hour or two we spend together at night, where we "bond" and it's something that I'll remember for a long, long time. 


Refer to above! Movies are magic. Seriously. My family spends Christmas Day in a movie theater. We celebrate the Oscars (not the Superbowl). My 90-year-old grandfather sees about four movies a week (in theater). We're unashamed cinephiles. And without movies, I'd be a little lost. 


I have two of the coolest jobs in the world. Sometimes, I have to pinch myself to see if I'm just living it all in my head. I work for the CW (the television network) as a contributing writer and editor for the Atlanta affiliate. And I'm a new author with Krista. Our sequel (Addicted for Now) in the Addicted series is coming out November 30th.


I'm sure I missed something more important than say, chocolate (actually, no, chocolate is the best), but it's not coming to me right now. What did I forget??? I am thankful for things like, my house, clothes, toilet paper, toilets and sweaters. So there :)  


  1. I'm thankful for many things, but you got a lot of them covered. Family, friends, internet, bookish friends, chocolate, movies, J.K Rowling, yes to all :D

  2. This is a great list. I'm thankful for many of the things you listed as well. It's hard not to be, family friends, books, bookish friends are so wonderful. Also, I don't know what life would be like without internet, my lifesaver :O


  3. I love everything you have too... I would add video games.. but TV and movies are just so great! I love when you talk about it on the blog too!

  4. I think I may have laughed out loud at toilets. bahahaha