These are the (mostly television related) things that I am most thankful for this year. It has been another year of ups and downs and this is what helps get me through it all.
1. Family and Friends
I love my Austin family, but I am so excited to be home this year for Thanksgiving. The weekend will be comprised of dinner at my aunt’s house (including my Aunt Gilda’s sweet potato casserole, made with *lots* of butter and bourbon!), watching the Eagles game IN PHILLY (even though they have been playing horribly, #InChipWeTrust #FlyEaglesFly), building a gingerbread house from scratch with my niece for the first time, at least one trip to Wawa and one lunch from Lee’s Hoagie House, and drinking wine/catching up with old friends!
2. Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Jane the Virgin continues to be my favorite show on television. It is so funny and heart-warming and it just makes me happy. Jane, in particular, is such a fantastic, well-rounded, up-lifting character, and it is my life goal to be friends with her. I know she is not a real person, but a girl can dream. Seriously though, if you are still not watching this show, I am not sure we can be friends anymore.
3. Greg Berlanti
I pretty much live inside his brain Monday through Wednesday while watching Supergirl, Blindspot, The Flash and Arrow. I am also very much looking forward to the start of Legends of Tomorrow. I never thought I would be watching this many superhero shows, but they are all SO GOOD! I don’t know how Berlanti does it all, but this TV nerd is glad he works so hard to bring us great shows.
I have been using Netflix since sophomore year of college and no one listened to me back then when I told them they absolutely had to be using this awesome new service. Netflix should have been paying me for how much I talked about it. Now, there are so many fantastic new shows, I do not even know where to begin. If you are not watching a least one of their original programs, I just don’t know what you are doing with your life. Also, sometimes you just need to watch your favorite episode of Friends or The West Wing at that exact moment.