Thursday, February 11, 2010

"I'm happy, hope you're happy too."

Lisa from the blog Happily Ever After In Seattle nominated me for a happy award! Wasn't that nice of her? I think so. :) I have actually been making a concerted effort to post upbeat stuff (with the exceptions of that poor child with the unfortunate name, although that was still pretty funny, and my commentary on Her Fearful Symmetry, but that started out happy; it was only the DISAPPOINTMENT that spoiled that one.)

ANYHOW, according to the official rules and regulations of the Happy Award, I now am to list ten things that make me happy. As there are a lot of things that make me happy and it is hard to pick just ten, I thought that I would like ten things that are currently making me happy. (This is going to be fun.)
1. New readers. I am so happy that my blog it isn't sitting out there in cyberspace, with just me and my offline friends reading (because I asked them to and they are nice.) It is great to know that new friends are enjoying this.

2. Starbucks Skinny Cinnamon Dulce lattes. "Mmm, delicious, thank you", as Sister K would say.

3. My Canon Rebel DSLR camera. My photography has improved dramatically, and a huge part of that is having a really great camera to work with. I can't wait to take it to Ireland this fall.

4. Learning to play Carcassone, a fun board game that my friend MEM introduced me to. I bought my own copy so that I could play it with my family on vacation. Board games rule!

5. Croque-monsieurs cooked on my Breville panini press. (And you thought I would never use it, Sister K. HA!)

6. TV. (Perhaps TV makes me a little too happy, especially now that I have DVR, but I don't care. I love you, TV, especially, "Masterpiece", "Doctor Who", "Lost", "Glee", and "Fringe". Miss you, "Torchwood" and "Ashes to Ashes", come back soon!)

7. Twitter. Despite my concerns, it is actually kind of fun!

8. St. Anthony, who finds all my missing stuff. For example, my missing Charlie card. It was lost for a month, but I found it in the pocket of the suit jacket I wore on Monday just in time for Snowmageddon! (Even though I didn't need it in the end.)

9. "This American Life" podcasts. Perfect while driving, cooking, folding laundry... the list goes on.

10. Missing Snowmageddon!!! I am so happy that Boston didn't get hit with all that snow.

I pass this award to all my readers (especially Ellen, Diana, and J, my offline friends who blog) inviting them to make their own lists and nominations. If you do this, be sure to let me know about it in the comments so that I can check out your happy list.


  1. A few thoughts. First, I love your blog! And now that I know you've reviewed Niffenegger's new book, I plan to head straight to that post once I'm done here. I commend that you drink skinny lattes; I wish I didn't hate it. I'm totally jealous that you're going to Ireland and hope you share some pics! (Ironically, my next trip includes Boston.) And anyone that appreciates Doctor Who is someone whose blog deserves more attention. :-) Love the post!

  2. Maybe you'll have to teach me to like Carcassonne. My mom gave it to me as a gift 5 or so years ago, and we just couldn't get into it! In fact, it's an running gag in my family just how much we didn't "get" this game. Mom only got it for me b/c the family spent a few days of the hottest. summer. ever. in Carcassonne, and we have many grumpy memories about it . . .

  3. You need to pick your Carcassonne name! I am Margaret Shovelhands and Mark is Sir Angry Farmer.



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