Thursday, July 1, 2010

Writer's Workshop-A Happiness List

Sure, there are lots of things that make me smile after a bad day.  There are the obvious things in which everyone shares.  A hug from your spouse.  A big smile and laugh from your baby. Coffee and conversation with an old friend.  Yes, those things will put a smile on my face when I'm not happy too. However, here's a list of 10 less obvious things that really can turn a bad day good.

10) Will Ferrell Movies- My sense of humor is similar to what a teenage boy might have.  People getting hit in the junk, fart jokes, ect. I also love pop culture references. So, Will Ferrel movies tend to fall in that brilliant category of immaturity.  I can quote 90% of Anchorman.  Even love Blades of Glory.  I love all his stuff..except Land of the Lost.  That blew chunks.

9) Listening to Tom Jones's "It's Not on Usual" and doing the Carlton Dance. Seriously.  Try it (when no one is looking). It's hard not to have a good time.

8) The Chocolate Covered Orange Martini from Lulu's Chocolate Bar.  Alcohol?  Chocolate?  Oranges? In a drink?  Yes Please.

7) This clip from Mythbusters:

6) These shoes

Aren't they ridiculously hot? I saw them in a window and left my beloved grandfathers funeral luncheon to go buy them. Plus, they were a billion percent off. Gramps was a major bargain hunter so I think he were actually his doing.

5) When new people follow my blog (HINT HINT HINT)

4) Driving my car. This is my car, Louie. 

Now that I'm all parent-y and responsible, I don't get to drive it very often.  Day care is close to my work and Louie can't accommodate a car seat.  Thus, I get the family sedan most days while Brett takes my car.  I can't complain too much.  Brett did give up his fancy schmancy sports car completely. Still, on the rare occasional I am without Max and in my car, I take the long way home.

3) Joel McHale-'nuff said

2) Her cakes and desserts. So damn yummy. She's a great baker and even a better friend.

1) Sleeping for more than 4 hours in a row.  It never ever ever happens any more, but if it ever does again, I can promise you I will be a renewed, less bitchy woman. 

So- What makes you happy?

Mama's Losin' It


Funkidivagirl said...

I love those shoes! I would feel happy wearing those too. My son loves to do #9 too. :-)

What makes me happy? My puppy. I know it's sappy, but true.

Alison said...

Wow! I made your top 10 list of things that can make a bad day good?!?! That makes me happy:) Thanks!

Katie Clarkson said...

LMAO! Thanks for making MY day better with that video!

Katie's Dailies said...

Mythbusters and Will Ferrell are enough to make anyone happy, I believe!

Visiting from Mama Kat's!

Alena said...

That video is cracking me up!!!!

Heather said...

Yes! Those shoes are amaz-za-zing! I think you should put them on and do the Carlton dance. Whee doggies!

Cecelia Winesap said...

I love your blog! That Mythbusters clip killed me! I love reading about your son. My boy is almost eight months old, so I can relate since they're kinda sorta the same age. Love Tom Jones and love Joel McHale. :)

Jenn said...

Love it!

My less-obvious happy list: anything with Brian Williams, Jon Hamm, or Paul Rudd; when Colbert breaks character and can't stop laughing; adorable kitten videos; cheddar Chex Mix; Cadbury Cream Eggs; a song I haven't heard in years but discover I still know all the lyrics; the mere existence of Dick Van Dyke and Bob Newhart.

Anchorman is a classic, but the fight scene is maybe the best thing ever put on film.

"There were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident."

Laura @ The Things I Said I'd Never Do said...


Jenn, if you were a guy, we'd be soul mates.

Stef said...

Oh sleep...yes sleep. That makes me happy. That and children playing together...without fighting. Happy mommy

Dani G said...

I'll make you happy by being a new follower. You had me at Joel McHale!!
Love me some JMcH!

Katie said...

red wine!
food network!
new gossip magazines in the gym!
not having to watch what i eat!
oreo blizzards!
walking for fun with my husband!
sleepovers with my closest girlfriends (yes, i still try to get my friends to sleepover sometimes, now wine is involved)!
tide with febreeze!
clean baby smells!

did i say red wine???

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