Things I'm grateful for that begin with the letter "V" is tough! Feel free to add yours since I've not done a very good job.
Voting, Venice, video games (I wonder how many hours I spent playing Mario Brothers and Zelda), veracity, vaccinations (yeah for the HPV vaccine now available), the Verve Pipe's song "The Freshman," Velvet Revolver, "Video Killed the Radio," and the word "vacillate."
Volunteering: I've learned so much through the various opportunities I've had to work with others.
Valencia, Spain: It's on the list of cities I'll visit on my trip.
Variety...it's the spice of life.
On sort of the flip side of gratitude is pet peeves, and here's one of mine: People who insist on eating at one particular restaurant because they are on a diet and then proceed to order a salad covered in caesar dressing. I understand not wanting to go to a restaurant that only serves fried food or something similarly unhealthy but demanding one restaurant so you can consume a ridiculous amount of fat and calories on your "diet" makes no sense.
Equally annoying was the vegetarian I worked with one summer who vetoed almost every restaurant selection every day because "all that restaurant offers for vegetarians is salad and vegetables."
And on a much less annoying note, happy Friday!!!