TheBlaze gives thanksA roundup of what we at TheBlaze are thankful for…

“I’m thankful to live in a country where our electoral process and transitions of power are carried out peacefully and without bloodshed, regardless of the outcome. Also for easy step-by-step baking recipes.”– A gracious, easy-baking Madeleine Morgenstern, weekend editor

“I’m thankful for the future total absence of any Twilight-related theatrical releases. And for Internet cat videos.”– A disenchanted Mytheos Holt, politics editor

“My seed vault and stove-in-a-can”– An apocalyptically thankful Benny Johnson, multimedia editor

“I’m thankful for the tremendous support of TheBlaze audience, which is growing at an amazing clip. Without them, I wouldn’t have this great job working with such a talented group of people.”– Our sober hand-at-the-wheel Glenn Hall, managing editor

“I’m thankful for my family, friends, and dessert.”– A sweet potato pie-hogging Erica Ritz, assistant editor

“My beautiful and VERY patient wife, beautiful kids, a community that watches out for each other, a church that’s making a difference in people’s lives and the honor of being an American. And doughnuts.”– The Homer Simpson-like Chris Field, executive editor of TheBlaze magazine

“My new baby daughter Ava Grace Hallowell and my amazing wife who, like Chris’s, is neverendingly (yes, I made that word up) patient. Also, Atheist activists and the the contraception mandate (what would I write about without ‘em?)”– A career-conscious Billy Hallowell, faith editor

And now, “Fun Acronyms” with Jon Seidl, front page editor:

Turkeys, of course
H
ilarious viral video​s​
Anything having to do with a certain Fox News anchor…
N
ot having to cover election season anymore
K
ind readers
S
oft toilet paper (come on, you know you agree)
G
reen Bay Packers
I
love my wife
V
ery soft toilet paper (come on, don’t fight nodding your head)
Irate
 readers — their emails make my day sometimes

N
ifty tech gadgets
G
uns

Back to normal…

“Second chances and the friends, family and faith which make them possible.  And online shopping.”– Our Amazon enthusiast Meredith Jessup, blog editor

“My health, my family, and an education that taught me to think critically and to form my own opinions. Also, for recently discovering that my local NYC grocer brews Peet’s coffee. (I broke out in a happy dance.)”– A potentially over-caffeinated Amber Hovey, director of strategies

“A job covering politics and media that I love, being able to live in the greatest city in the world (NYC, duh), still close relationships with old friends and family. And also college football, the way Twitter has made sports/news a million times funnier, and Sunday night premium cable/AMC serial dramas.”– Our resident bro, Chris Santarelli, assistant editor

“For all of the relentless Blaze readers. Your passion for our product makes us want to improve, to expand and pursue greatness in every single story we post. A special note of thanks to so many of you who subscribe to FireWire – TheBlaze newsletter (and if you don’t why not? you just missed out on a “special note of thanks!”) And Like so many of my Blaze brothers and sisters, I am blessed with a loving wife and understanding family – they recognize that look I get when a story idea surfaces during off hours - and they let me chase it.”– A self-promoting, yet still somehow loveable Mike Opelka, FireWire editor

“Family, wonderful friends, and having the good fortune of living and working in the U.S. ​And coffee & nicotine. Microsoft Excel. Fast Internet connection. MSNBC analysts (a never-ending source of amusement and unintentional comedy).”– The addiction-prone Becket Adams, finance editor (who we’re all thankful for as he works through the holiday weekend).

“Dear 6 lbs, 8 oz. baby Jesus, I am thankful for my Spikes Tactical Military Spec AR-15 equipped with dual-path mirror system optical sight and extended magazines.”–  A hopefully-sedated Jason Howerton, evening editor

“Every weekday morning on my run I see the same homeless man lugging his possessions to somewhere unknown. I always feel for him and think about how blessed I am to have a roof over my head and a good job. Also, I’m thankful I didn’t have to travel anywhere for Thanksgiving. Thank you parents for coming to us!”– A non-traveling Liz Klimas, tech editor

“I’m thankful for all of you, our readers, who have helped keep TheBlaze staff gainfully employed up to now and hopefully for a long time to come. Second, I’m thankful for the election being over. Lastly, I’d like to say I’m thankful for Oprah but she hasn’t given me my OWN show yet. *Christmas hint*”– A desperate, yet always optimistic Eddie Scarry, writer at large