I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, the family, the time off from work and the football. But I also love that it's a time of year to give thanks.
We all complain ‚Äď some of us, an awful lot. But sitting down and thinking about what I'm really thankful for ‚Äď in Milwaukee, alone ‚Äď was pretty easy. In fact, I came up with my personal thankful list in under five minutes. Given more time, it would be much longer.
Try it yourself. Take five minutes and write down what you're thankful for in Milwaukee (skipping the obvious friends, family and good health). Is your list longer than mine?
- The Brewers bargains of Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo
- Mike McCarthy's willingness to grow a Movember mustache and Aaron Rodgers' willingness to grow a 'stache any time at all
- Ample fresh, clean Milwaukee water
- Cream City brick
- Cream City Pale Ale
- Lake Michigan views
- The Hoan Bridge
- A dedicated Milwaukee Police Department, despite the newspaper's attempt to bring it down
- A great mayor in Tom Barrett
- Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
- Milwaukee's (mostly) friendly Twitter community
- The privately-funded Milwaukee Art Museum
- State Fair
- Real Chili
- Four distinct Milwaukee seasons
- Milwaukee Public Market
- For me, fun side projects like guest hosting Real Milwaukee, Kramp and Adler and a regular spot on Dave and Carole
- The 400,000 monthly readers of OnMilwaukee.com
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Andy Tarnoff
Published Aug. 22, 2016
I've said it for years. Door County means different things to different people. Whether your idea of this magical peninsula is nature or adventure, shopping or relaxing, friends or family - or a mix of everything above, one storyline arcs above all the rest: Door County is what you make it.
Published Aug. 19, 2016
My friend Drew Olson has a new work address. The veteran Milwaukee sports journalist / broadcaster - and former OnMilwaukee.com senior editor - ended an 11-year run as a talk-show host at ESPN Milwaukee (540 AM) last week and will begin a new chapter with The Big 920 (WOKY) on Monday.
Published Aug. 18, 2016
This Saturday, Priscilla Presley - actress, activist and, perhaps most notably, widow of Elvis - is coming to Milwaukee for "Elvis and Me," an open conversation at The Pabst Theater about the life and experiences of the original First Lady of rock 'n' roll.
Published Aug. 3, 2016
I didn't really even know I was interested in driving a motorcycle until the House of Harley invited me to take a Riding Academy New Rider course. In three days, I checked something off my bucket list that I didn't know was on it. I took it seriously, and it was hard. But also really satisfying.
Published July 25, 2016
Jessica Tighe is an appreciative person. While the Elm Grove native has worked in West Virginia, the Quad Cities and La Crosse, now she's home and co-anchoring the morning news on CBS 58. Ask Tighe how it feels and she actually gets goose bumps: "I have family here. I'm invested in this market," she says with a smile.
Published July 11, 2016
Summerfest 2016 may have come and gone, but the memories will live forever - because we at OnMilwaukee took enough photos and video to fill a large hard drive.
Published July 9, 2016
Playing before the Barenaked Ladies and OMD, Howard Jones got the 6 p.m. spot at the BMO Harris Pavilion Saturday night, and while that's not exactly top billing for an artist who had 15 top 40 singles during his career, I'll take it.
Published July 9, 2016
In a word, Paul McCartney was amazing tonight. I feel beyond fortunate that I've now seen him play twice. Now back at the office, at midnight, Bobby is writing the main review, but I have some stuff to say, too. Random stuff, so please indulge me.
Published July 7, 2016
Go ahead; get those laughs out of the way. I'm trying to write a serious review of Anthony Ray's Big Gig show. You, of course, know him as Sir Mix-a-Lot, and unless you listened to his tapes in the early '90s, you probably recognize just one of his songs.
Published June 30, 2016
If you've ever bought an official Summerfest T-shirt, hat or other branded gift, it's first gone through Dan Elias. As vice president of The Specialized Marketing Group Inc., he's managed the merch for the Big Gig for 17 years.