It's not always about being funny.

I’m thankful for you.

This has been an interesting year filled with transition, heartbreak, loneliness, and sorrow, but also happiness, independence, change, and progress.

The constant throughout this process has been my group of friends. Although I know it’s a crutch, the validation and support of my friends is an essential component to my identity. I know who I am based on how I am reflected in my friends. Without each of you, I’m not sure who I would be.

I’ve spent the last year or so trying to use my blog for more than just humor or shock and awe. I’ve opened up deliberately and seen the benefit to putting my raw feelings out on the Internet. The rewards far outweigh any risks of being vulnerable and exposed, and I appreciate your receptiveness for the occasional diversion in the usual direction that my blog heads.

My blog is not me, and I am not my blog. It’s a small representation of my nature, my life, and my hopes and dreams. In some ways, it’s the Wizard of Oz, and thank you to those of you who have stepped behind the curtain to become a part of my offline life as well as my online one.

Originally, I had planned to list all of the people who mean something to me and link to them, but the list was too long. There are too many of you who have been there for me in some capacity. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for you.

And for those of you who really wanted to see a scrotum dressed as a turkey, here you go.

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53 Replies to “I’m thankful for you.”

  1. Poppy

    “There are too many of you who have been there for me in some capacity. ”

    The greatest gift of all. I am so glad I get to be your friend and grateful that you are mine.

    Aaaand now I’m really off the Internet until Monday. 🙂 Have a happy day!!!

  2. Zak

    I feel that you are finally becoming the true Adam Avitable that you aren’t meant to be. Thanks for letting us come along for the ride; you crack my shit up on a regular basis.

    And for the record, I never get tired of your balls.

  3. yoshi

    I’m definitely thankful for you man. I would not have some of the ideas and thoughts and new ideas I have had if not for you. So thanks. 😀

    And I think I’ve seen the turkey already, thanks.

  4. Kirsty

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Adam, and thank you for making me cry laughing on more than one occasion, whilst giving food for thought on others (scrotums – scrota? – as turkey notwithstanding).
    I’ve had a mixed (no, let’s be honest, craptastic) year too, but have truly found the internet to be a place where you can be what you want (can’t write on my blog any more, my ex found it and uses it against me *sigh*). I don’t know if you’d consider me a friend as we’ve never met and may never do so (though I’m going to try REALLY HARD to save up my pennies and get to BlogHer ’11, even if it’s likely to cost me upward of $1500 which I don’t have), but I know that my internet “friends” HAVE helped me, almost as much as “real” friends, and I’ve received support and advice from many people. Alhough I don’t get to celebrate Thanksgiving itself, I give thanks to all you guys – you included, of course!
    May your holiday be filled with love, fun and good food, and may your scrotum enjoy its various disguises!

  5. Natalie

    You are the guy who will ACTUALLY post a picture of his scrotum online….and I kinda love you for it.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I hope this next year is filled with more friendship, more growth and lots and lots of laughter. (and the occasional good lay, of course)

  6. Becky

    I am thankful that I can count you as one of my friends. I am thankful that you have taken the risk and stepped outside your comfort zone and shared more of you (and your body parts) with the internet at large. Therapists around the world are too. I am also thankful that you are now giving us the option to click through and see your balls instead of just springing them on us unannounced.

    Happy Thanksgiving Adam.

  7. Faiqa

    I’m here to offer the perfunctory Happy Thanksgiving comment. Even though I already offered the perfunctory Thanksgiving text.

    Perfunctorily Yours,

    One Of Your Best Friends.

    *One of the ones who occupied wall space before the requirements were “take a picture with me.” 🙂 Also, say it with me… “perfunctory.” It’s fun, isn’t it? That’s what I’m here for.

    And, no, I am not drunk.

    • Avitable

      @Faiqa, I think we can just call you “best friend” without having to add “one of the” and “s” now. 🙂

      I think you were either drunk or had been smoking too much hookah when you left this perfunctory comment.

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