As much as I attempt to be grateful for That Which I Receive, in the matter of this recent Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend™, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge a number of items that range from disappointing to outright vexing, which rendered the weekend Less Than Satisfactory.
[As amusing as it would be to write an entire missive in this vein, I just don't have the brainpower today. The list of woes that I would enumerate includes the persistence of last week's cold, the random twinges of back pain, the over-active allergies, a lack of energy and focus for creative projects, and Mr. DVD Player's demise while holding a tray of library DVDs. I know; not the worst things to happen to someone, but on a holiday? It's just downright inconsiderate.]
I trust you will be promptly forthcoming with appropriate compensation for my distress.