Here’s What We’re Thankful For!

What are you thankful for?

Everything Else | Al Raines | November 26, 2015

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We here at The Rival GMU are thankful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving.

Let’s find out, shall we?

Arthur is thankful for…

  1. His existence (suck it, other sperms!)
  2. Spotify premium subscription
  3. Pizza cones
  4. Season 2 of Star Talk coming soon
  5. The new Cage the Elephant singles
  6. Free food from parents over break
  7. Cloud being announced as a DLC Smash Bros character
  8. The Flying Spaghetti Monster
  9. Off-campus housing (na-na na-na boo-boo, Mason PD)
  10. Being able to consume alcohol legally (finally 21, bitches!)

Ana is thankful for…

  • My birth mother, Beyonce
  • Bacon
  • The Lord’s decision in turning water into wine (wine is lyfe).
  • Family
  • Happiness & Peace of Mind

Leslie is thankful for…

  • The multiple ways you can use potatoes
    1. mashed potatoes
    2. baked potatoes
    3. french fries
    4. potato chips
    5. double fried potatoes
    6. scalloped potatoes
    7. hash browns
    8. home fries
    9. cheese fries
    10. potato soup

Connor is thankful for…

  1. Al Pacino
  2. A cup of love
  3. 4 heaping pounds of freshly ground… plankton?
  4. The hard drug called friendships
  5. Soda from the can through a straw
  6. Papyrus (Also my roommates)
  7. Clear days in the sun
  8. The human imagination
  9. Velma Dinkely
  10. Captain Cutler’s Ghost

Jake is thankful for…

  1. Peace and quiet
  2. Morgan Freeman
  3. The smell of old books
  4. Overly-large carnival toys you win and have no place for
  5. Dogs
  6. The Goonies
  7. Lucky number 13
  8. The Arctic Monkeys
  9. Lists
  10. Starship Troopers

Josh is thankful for…

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. The Marlboro Man
  3. Chemistry sets that can kill a child
  4. Radium water
  5. Fans with metal blades
  6. Space heaters with exposed heating elements
  7. Radios that can electrocute you if you touch them wrong
  8. Asbestos
  9. That warm tube sound
  10. Driving down dirt roads with no suspension

Phebe is thankful for…

  1. Coconut oil
  2. James Joyce
  3. Scrunchies
  4. Full-fat milk
  5. Kale
  6. The Rival
  7. Snow Days
  8. Arch support insoles
  9. My momma
  10. Lemon Pledge®

Joey is thankful for…

  1. Kurt Cobain for giving a voice to angry, pasty Pop-Tarts like me.

Kevin is thankful for…

  1. Family
  2. Coffee
  3. Beaches

Alex F. is thankful for…

  1. Family
  2. My car
  3. Spike Lee

Chris is thankful for…

  1. Coffee
  2. Alcohol

Narlyn is thankful for…

  1. Hispanic food (sorry my fellow Americans)
  2. Diversity
  3. Mi familia
  4. Spotify (The Harry Potter Soundtrack)
  5. The moon, the stars, the universe, Aliens
  6. Korean Dramas/Indie films
  7. Kawaii stuff
  8. Empathy
  9. My bed
  10. Creativity

Jacob is thankful for…

  1. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee
  2. Freznia
  3. Pillows
  4. My mother
  5. Cold beer
  6. SoundCloud
  7. My classical music class
  8. Netflix and chill
  9. Air conditioning
  10. My middle name


Allison is thankful for…

  1. Christopher Adams
  2. Sitting on back porches
  3. Alcohol
  4. The love that brings us together
  5. Genuine human connection
  6. Music that provides That Jivey Feeling
  7. People who can laugh
  8. Dry erase markers
  9. Languages
  10. The planets, stars, and all the things floating in our large vacuum which we call The Universe

What are you thankful for? Comment in the sidebar! Happy Thanksgiving — from us to you!


Featured image: Don McCullough (CC BY-NC 2.0)