My name is Rob, and I'm thankful. I'm thankful that I'm in charge of this bitch, and that I can post things two days late and not have to answer to anyone.

I'm thankful for good food and good company. Thanksgiving at my family's place is kind of a big deal. Bunches of people show up every year, and lots of them aren't actual family. They're close friends who, for whatever reason, are "orphans" on Thanksgiving and don't have a big group of folks to celebrate with. We welcome them with open arms, turkey, and casserole dishes.

I'm thankful that my glasses are rose colored. It's dreary and grey outside, but the future is bright. I look forward to every new day and what it has in store for me and the people that I love.

I'm thankful for No-Parallax-Points. For a while, this whole photography thing was on shaky ground. I didn't know if it was going to work out. But, thanks to my own hard work, encouragement from others, and a bit of luck I've managed to turn it into a living.

I'm thankful for my day job. It allows me to see new places, and meet new people, and hone my skills as a photographer. It also allows me to spend a good deal of time off the clock with my friends and family - something I value above all else.

I'm thankful for a specific new love in my life. Everything is new and exciting with her, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us.

I'm thankful to my parents, who have supported me in every way imaginable while I tried to figure out who I was and what I was going to do with my life. I couldn't be more grateful for all the help they've given me through the years.

Lastly, I'm thankful for you. The people in my life are the most important thing to me. As long as I have the time to share laughs, and drinks, celebrations, and experiences with my friends and family, then everything will be right in my world.

Thank you for letting me call you my friends.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving. Eat, drink, and be merry!