Yeah–it’s 9 minutes until August is over and I’m just writing this post. I’m a procrastinator in nature 🙂
The thing of happiness that I was thinking about a lot today is just being happy in general. A friend asked me if I had felt that August was happier then July had been since I was taking the August Happiness Challenge. I don’t think it was actually any “happier” but I definitely felt that I was more cognizant of the things that make me happy. It is usually little things that I notice making me happy, like a song on the radio or a good hair day or the right look from the right boy. But I think you can only notice and appreciate these things if you have a general foundation of happiness. If you have the love and support of friends and family. If you have a job you enjoy and people you enjoy working with. If you have a comfortable home and a happy little dog to greet you when you get there, THEN you can notice the little things. You can be present and aware and ideally, your happiness will be contagious.
So there, two minutes until August is over now. I can’t wait to see what September has to offer.
Today’s happy thought is brought to you by white cotton panties. Soft, perfectly fitting, gleaming white cotton bikini Victoria’s Secret panties. In my mind, they are incredibly sexy. They aren’t overt in their sexuality, but rather, alluring in what they don’t give away. They cover what they are meant to cover…but don’t cover it with garish colors or patterns. The white is a lovely contrast to the last hints of a summer tan.
White cotton panties rock…and I’ve got mine on today….so consider yourselves warned!
Today, the thing that brings me happiness is that I am alive, basically healthy (stupid cough!) and that my life is full of little blessings and big friendships.
One of my coworkers’ husband was killed in a car accident last night. She’s 25, been married to him for like 2 years and they just moved into their first house last week. I can’t even begin to imagine what she must be going through. I do know, that they had a good marriage and from what I’ve heard they enjoyed each other very much. She is a very positive and jovial person, and hopefully this will not kill that in her.
So, be happy you’re alive and that you are loved (because we all are!) and smile, it just ain’t that bad.
It’s not an earth shattering or emotional thing, but Threadless, the home of some of the coolest t-shirts you will ever see is having a big sale. Most t-shirts are only $10.
Check out the site for a good way to waste time also. Designs are all voted on by users prior to being printed and it’s fun to be a part time art critic 🙂
Go ahead….DO IT!
First song to come on my iPod today?
“Rump Shaker” by Wrekx-n-Effect from the dubious collection, Strip Jointz: Hot Songs for Sexy Dancers.
What? Who DOESN’T have that cd, really?
All I wanna do is a zoom zoom zoom in the boom boom. Go shake your rump!
I found the coolest spot in my house last night. Fergus (one of my cats…the smart one) has been sleeping there quite a bit…so I should have known.
If you lay (lie?) on my bed with your feet in either corner and your body at an approximately 52 degree angle you get all the lovely fan action. It’s not too cold, but it a nice addition to the AC. It’s sort of an odd position on the bed, but it’s worth it.
I am also wearing no pants today. A day with no pants is always a happy day!
So, for the first time in God knows how long, I went to Burger King to grab a bite. I try to not eat TOO much fast food, plus that big headed king freaks my ass out! But, I had a craving for a Whopper Jr. and there was no line. The most amazing thing to me about a Whopper Jr. is that the second I bite into it, I’m like 9 years old sitting in a brand new Burger King in Edmond Oklahoma. That was the first Burger King I had ever been too and no matter where you are, the burgers taste exactly the same.
Variety may be the spice of life, but there is something to be said for consistency. I like knowing that my dog is ALWAYS going to be happy to see me. I like to know that Mondays are corn nugget day at Sylvan Park Restaurant in Melrose. I like to know that they will always have Tomato Basil soup at Bread and Company. I like to know that I will always hear “Crazy Eddie” at Reckless Kelly shows. I like to know that Nathan will always tell me to “be safe.” I like to know that I will always get Boba at least once with Gwac Gwac when I am in LA. I like to know that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West and that the best place to watch it set is at Redondo Beach. I like to know that my cats will always sit on the bathroom counter while I get ready. I like to know that watching “Sex & the City” or “Freaks & Geeks” will always make me happy. I like to know that, no matter what, as many things are never the same, there are a few things that are reliable and comforting and always there for me.
I’m all for spontaneuos, but don’t dis the expected. There is great solace in the expected.
Is it me, or is this month going fast?
Today’s happiness is brought to you by Ear Injury. She is a friend of mine and if you say her name really fast it sounds like you are saying “ear injury” 🙂 She and I went to dinner last night and had a grand time. Time spent with her is always grand, even when we both worked at our previous job (where few things were grand, other then the time spent woth co-workers!) She is much younger then me, but has got her stuff together. We can have ridiculous conversations where we laugh so hard we cry, or in depth conversations where we figure out all kinds of things. She rocks!
All of my friends are the source for most of my happiness in life, be they girlfriends, fuzzy friends or furry friends. I’m a lucky, lucky girl to have the friends I have, lucky, lucky, lucky!
My family isn’t big on traditions. It’s not that we are anti-tradition, there simply aren’t many to be had. There is, however, one thing that is an important aspect of our family, “The Haley Special.”
A Haley Special is vanilla ice cream (the best you can get your hands on) dry roasted peanuts (full salt and preferably Planters…..although my Grandma used to swear that H.E.B. brand was better) and Hershey’s syrup. OMG—SO GOOD! Every summer at my Grandma’s house on South Padre Island in TX, we would eat these lovely things from pink Tupperware bowls sitting on the back deck watching the wind have it’s way with the sea oats. Those bowls are long gone and the open field behind my grandparents old house is now a sea of condos. But last night, eating it out of my pink fiestaware bowl, it was almost like I was a kid again.
I guess if you’re not going to have many traditions, make the ones you have count. If I ever have a restaurant–this will SO be on the menu 🙂
note: Weekends are happy enough. Unless something ridiculously stupendous happens, Saturday and Sunday don’t need posts.
IT RAINED LAST NIGHT!!! A big ol’ thunderboomer storm came through about 11:30 and water fell from the sky–it was amazing. We need about 30 more of these and perhaps we can catch up. Rain also means that it’s humid, which is ok I guess. It makes me have “sex hair” which apparently makes me look happy. I’d look happier if I “earned” the sex hair, but I’ll take what I can get.
40 days until the Reckless Kelly show at Exit-In——-WOOO HOOOO!