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What are You Thankful for this Year?

One month ago I challenged my loved ones to tell me everything they were thankful for this year…in three words. It’s a bit that Good Morning America does, and not only is it heartwarming, but it’s pretty inspiring to see all of the different things people cherish in their lives. As a group I think we did pretty well, although it seemed a bit of a challenge to stay within the rules. It doesn’t matter, this video is awesome. And don’t miss the Thanksgiving surprise at the end!

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Black Jack

Twelve years ago, two Labrador Retrievers were left alone with a babysitter, under strict instructions that they were not to be in the same room together ever. Clearly that babysitter did a terrible job, because just a short time later, a litter of yellow and black puppies was born unto the world.

Also 12 years ago, Denny Carroll was lecturing Jeanie and Kelly Carroll about the responsibilities of having a new puppy, and how, under no circumstances were we allowed to get one. Ever. Clearly Denny Carroll did a terrible job, because just a short time later, Jeanie and Kelly came home with the most adorable black lab puppy you have ever seen.

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Photo of the Day

How could I ever want to end my commute when I can see a view like this every day? Somewhere in Westchester County, approximately 6pm EST, October 4, 2011.

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Free Cone Day!!

Ladies. Gentlemen. Kids of all ages. I’m happy to report that today, April 12, is Ben & Jerry’s Annual Free Cone Day, and, because I’ve had my ritual coffee ice cream in a sugar cone, I can safely say that things are going along swimmingly.

For those of you living in a cave, Free Cone Day is good ole Benjamin and Gerald’s way of thanking their customers for all their support and patronage. For all your hard work eating ice cream over the past 365 days, you get a free cone/cup of your choosing. While often it’s only one scoop per customer, I can tell you that the scoopers at the Ben & Jerry’s in the Park Place Hotel are more than generous.

Find the nearest Ben & Jerry’s location and enjoy! Don’t say I never gave you anything.

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Roses at Random

I don’t know TK, but this video is cute, it’s in Boston and he’s a friend of a friend, so I’m going to pretend that I do. And since I work right across the street from the Public Garden, I’m kind of upset I didn’t make it outside in time to get a rose. Some things to note while watching:

1. The women of Boston have the best cold-weather clothing.
2. It’s kind of ballsy to give flowers to a girl with a boyfriend.
3. Watch the guy in the hooded-sweatshirt procure a flower for his girlfriend around the 1:40 mark. Sweet. Also watch the bald guy behind them who wants nothing to do with anything.

Rumor has it TK does this every year, so to all you ladies in search of some roses, there’s still a chance!

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“If I Had an Office Full of Jeanie Carrolls, It Would Have Been Awful”

But we’re all glad we have one.

It’s been a little over a week since Jeanie Carroll retired from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and I’m still recovering. Also, she’s still calling me every day telling me how bored she is. So bored she joined Facebook. So bored she refuses to do the one hour of silent reading time my dad insists on. Probably because he needs a silent hour to compose AWESOME poems, like the one below, which he read to the 115 people in town to celebrate Mom’s special day. And, for your reading pleasure, here it is again, in full. Also, enjoy the videos. Especially the one where my mom thinks she’s a Pussy Cat Doll. Fact.

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Watch: Santas Dance Battle

Did you know: if you type “breakdancing santa” into a YouTube search you get more than one video?? I didn’t know this was such fad. For now, until I can make one of my own, I give you my two favorites below.

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Today Show Tries for Sentimental Segment, Gets Awesomely Great Dancing Instead

One of the main things I remember from my Christmases of yore is people writing in to K104.7 asking to be part of the radio station’s holiday giveaway. People would write letters explaining how hard their year has been, about how they couldn’t afford presents for their kids, etc. The DJ would read all the letters with Christmas carols playing in the background. And I would always, always cry.

I’m thinking that’s exactly the reaction the Today Show was going for yesterday when they interviewed the Roberts family, who had just lost their husband/dad in Afghanistan. Meredith, that tricky vixen, was going to surprise the family with a buttload of gifts on the front lawn. Instead, she was upstaged by Keegan Roberts, who was clearly just feelin’ the (imaginary) beat.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Lindsey and Chris’ Wedding: One Dress, Two Dress, Three Dress, Floor

Lindsey and Chris’ wedding has come and gone and I have to say, what a party. I haven’t danced so hard in my entire life, and on top of that the music, the food, the drinks, the decorations…all spectacularly beautiful. I hope the happy couple enjoyed themselves as much as I did.

And to recap such a spectacular night I have just the thing – Wedding Superlatives! Get excited. A random sampling of the best/worst-but-in-a-funny-way things of the evening. Feel free to add your own below, because I’m sure there are parts of the night I missed (that have nothing to do with the tequila). And to all those readers out there who dared me to wear my mom’s black sequined dress circa 1993: peoples be owin’ me monies.

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What Are You Thankful For?

Same as every year, I’m most thankful for my family and friends. The Carroll/Turnbull clans are as crazy as they come, but I couldn’t have asked to be a member of a better group of people. And what can I say? I have the most amazing friends in the entire world.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Please share below – and keep it in your heart all year long!

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