Thursday, November 23, 2006


FORGETFULNESS, n. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

2006 Update: Gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.


Minka said...

and a wonderful Thursday to you too, pumpkin!

(I really am just picturing all the food you get to bite into today...and I wish for just today, Europe would forget we are not American...)

I feel green!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Come see my attack hand turkey, Charlie.

Charlene Amsden said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Doug!

Minka said...

Quilly, selective today, aren´t we?! Forgot to mention the rest of us!

Indeterminacy said...

I wouldn't even try to redefine forgetfullness after reading your definition, which is simply poetic and lovely.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

May we all be blessed with that form of forgetfullness today.

Happy Thanksgiving Doug.

Anonymous said...

Keep leaving comments saying that I can't improve upon your definitions.

Today is the best

Have a wonderful wonderful Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

Forgetfulness: Makes remembering to do the important things more special. Like, wishing Doug and all your new friends a Happy Thanksgiving.

Miz BoheMia said...

Oooh! You know my middle name! Funkified!

Que tengas un fabuloso día de acción de gracias gringuito! :-)


La hermana pelirroja...

Mo'a said...

Forgetfulness....same as forgiving.....I am grateful for that.

Minka Thad er ekkert varid i turkey, vertu glod. And in Iceland you have extra days at Christmas.....and 13 gifts in their shoes if they are good.
Til hamingju med thad :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you Doug and to all your friends here :) :)

Please forgive the Icelandic just trying make Minka feel better since she feels left out.

Charlene Amsden said...

Minka! No! I went to your house to wish you well! I even fed Ferdinand.

However, you are correct: Happy Thanksgiving, et al! May all your drumstick wishes come true.

Minka said...

móa...ja, eg veit thad eiginlega. Hamborgarhryggurinn er alltaf best um jolin. Thad er bara ekkert betra i heiminum en jolamaturinn her. Samt, mig langar svo ad vera med ykkur nuna.

sorry about the Icelandic, but Moa started it *points finger*

Anonymous said...


Klaatu barada nikto.
Klaatu barada nikto.

There! I feel safer now.

Anonymous said...


History rewards the winners in terms of post stuffing 40% off sales.

That being said, happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us.

Anonymous said...

Dear Doug,

I cannot plead forgetfulness for my absence. :)

Have a very happy Thanksgiving.



Doug The Una said...

Minka, I'll join you in greenness about 3PM local time. I wish you and the other non-Americans a happy thanksgiving with a small-case "t" and gravy.

Goldennib, that's a first rate hand turkey.

Thanks, Quill. You too.

Thanks, Indie. Same to you, friend.

G, that's what tryptophane is for.

Thanks, Pia. You too, of course.

Man, Al. I wish I could remember the important things. I keep getting caught with the petty. But I can stretch and wish you a happy Thanksgiving as well.

Gracias, hermana. Pero creo que eres "mi hermana peligrosa"

Mo'a Icelandic is always welcome on this site, but why did you tell Minka to "stuff herself a turkey?" What does that even mean? Happy Thanksgiving.

Wishbone wishes, Quill. This explains so much.

Minka, arudh nae findubermaleelon.

Al, you're still trying to get me sacrificed in your stead, aren't you?

Biran, kind of takes the starch out of winning, doesn't it? Happy thanksgiving to you all.

Dewy, you have a lovely one.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the States, happy Thursday to the rest of us.

What was today's word again?

Lila said...

Happy Thanksgiving, bro!

I haven't forgotten you....

Anonymous said...

Happy THanksgiving to you, too!
Great definition:)

mireille said...

Nicely curmudgeonesque. And, of course, we're grateful for that, and you. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Forgetfulness... having forgotten to thaw the turkey, oops! (jes kiddin') :+)

Happy Thanksgiving, Doug!

Kyahgirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Doug and the WA crew.

hmmmm, forgetful?? I prefer to think of myself as easily distracted..... but very, very grateful :-)

Anonymous said...

i keep thinking i'm forgetting to do something today...

Anonymous said...

Wishing a good day to one and all whether it be Thanksgiving or just Thursday.

Another great definition Doug!

Alana said...

Your definition is perfect Doug. I always say that forgetfulness can be a virtue.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Anonymous said...

Forgetfulness: what was i planning to say here? gosh darn it... it's right on the tip of my tongue. no, wait, that's a cough lozenge. er...

(your definition is really perfect, Doug. no point in trying to come up with something better, i'm pretty sure it can't be done!)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, to one and all! xox

TLP said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and to all your commenters as well.

Forget your troubles and just be happy.

Charlene Amsden said...

Oops, the drumstick wishes thing is a family joke, when he was about 5 my nephew Timothy got very agitated at turkey carving time. "No! Don't pull the legs off! I wanted to wish on the drumstick!"

Doug The Una said...

Haha, Jenna. I have no idea, what day is it? Happy day you dropped by. You've been missed from these parts and your parts.

Thanks, Aral. I know that. Don't forget your snorkle.

Thanks, Actonbell.

Thanks, Mireille. I try to be the Buddha of crank.

Not to fear, Karen. The first drag of blade across his back usually wakes him up.

Thanks Kyah, isn't it a funny feeling when you're grateful but can't remember for what?

Not today, Puupybrose. Please, not today. Hey is that a coin or something?

Thanks, Joel. You too.

Squaregirl, I usually say it's whatever's in front of me.

Puppybrose, you left the iguana on the tip of your tongue.

Thanks, TLP. What troubles? Oh, right.

Cute story, Quill. Should the bloggers not related to you put up a sign or something?

LeMas. said...

Happy Gluttony Day Doug!
Forgetfulness-the thing that makes it possible to guiltlessly eat three slices of pie after consuming enough calories to sustain a small village in the Sahara.

Charlene Amsden said...

Or something.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

forget-fullness - What you try to do after the big T-Giving meal.

Happy Bird Day Doug.

Cie Cheesemeister said...

Forgetfulness: Something that The Cheesemeister and many of the residents she tends to at the Gerri Atrik Retirement Village are afflicted with.

Mutha said...

Forgetfulness: a kind of bliss, sometimes only momentary...where was I?

Happy Thanksgiving Doug and all you folk.
And you too Ambrose!


Minka said...

Doug: not infront of everybody, please dude!

Anonymous said...

Forgetfulness: one of the tools of sanity, along with ignorance, faith, and silliness.


Mistress Anna said...

I forgot to comment...for like 2 weeks. Whoops

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Masil. You'd have been very proud of me.

Quill, I guess that's easier than a round of paternity tests.

Thanks, Poobah, you too. I'm finding it hard to forget my fullness just this second.

Cheesemeister, forgetfulness is bliss, unless you're looking for your teeth.

Thanks, Mu. Mu. Thank you.

Minka, Alanathra ootfas besod.

Hey, thanks, EM! That face and wit have been missed in these parts.

Mistress, the dogs are tired from looking for you and I'm having your brandy.

Anonymous said...

Gasp! It's Anna! Yay!

I've been around Doug. You haven't noticed? Sigh. But at least I know I'm not forgotten.

Anonymous said...

What I sinserly hope you can acheeve even tho I had to tern you down, P-Doggy!!!!!

Hobbes said...

Common state of mind for Pansi, who forgot to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Miz BoheMia said...

Oooh! Peligrosa? MEOW!

Me gusta eso... bastante...


Hope you had a good one hermanito!

Anonymous said...

happy thanksgiving Doug.


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Doug! Hope you had a lovely day.

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Sorry I forgot to stop by yesturday i was busey celibrating Thanksgiving! Happy Day of Thanksgiving Mr. Pascova.

Doug The Una said...

Of course, Jenna, but I' was just poking through the coals at your site again.

Pansi, I do understand. I wish you the same.

Thanks, Weirsdo. I hope you had a grand one.

Hermana, pelirroja y peligrosa son iguales.

Thanks, Sarah! Sarah L?

Thanks, Cindra. It was a better day to be me than meat.

Boy, I understand. I hope you had a grand one.

Anonymous said...

now THAT's forgetfulness.

just kidding Doug. advanced merry Christmas (in case evanescence occurs)

sarah aka asnsmls

Doug The Una said...

asnsmls. may you be granted the strength to forgive for mistaking you for another Sarah, the strength to use your blogger account even though you haven't posted in a very long time and the wisdom to arrange debates between rational men.