Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Wendy Peter

Hook: She told him stories. He taught her to fly. How?
Wendy: You just think happy thoughts. They lift you into the air.
Hook: Alas, I have no happy thoughts.
Wendy: That brings you down!
Hook: [Hook threatens to cut Wendy's throat with his hook] How else?
Michael: Fairy dust! You need fairy dust!
The Lost Boys: Michael!
Hook: What of Pan? Would unhappy thoughts bring him down?
Wendy: He has no unhappy thoughts.

Much to my surprise, Creepy, over at Tiptoeing Through The Tulips awarded me with a fun and purdy award.  If you aren’t already reading Creepy’s blog, get on over there and check her out.  She is one of the most gifted writers I’ve ever read and her stories will warm your heart, make your blood boil and leave you laughing your arse off.  Disclaimer:  If you are easily shocked, offended or otherwise put-off by language rivaled only by drunken sailors, pirates and the New York Jets locker room last Sunday (GO COLTS!), you might want to take a Xanax before visiting Creepy.

Now this award is not just your run of the mill award either.  It comes with cupcakes!  Sah-weet!  That’s like getting two awards in one!

Like most awards, it is conditional.  In order to accept and post the pretty cupcakiness bling on your blog, you must list 10 things that make you happy and then do one of them today.  I know, I know. Forcing others to think happy thoughts and do things that make them happy is ……… well……. it’s just the most brilliant idea EVER!  Oh and one more thing: Once all the fun is over, create some more fun by awarding ten more bloggers with the Happy 101 aka CUPCAKE award! 

Assuming this isn’t your first visit here (and if it is, Hello, I am so very happy to make your acquaintance. I do hope you’ll visit again soon.  Can I get you something to drink?) you already know that my family makes me very happy so let’s just call them #1 and I’ll start the list with 1A
1A.  Walks on the beach make me very happy.  Alone, with a friend, with my family, any beach walk will do.  I love how the roar of the surf, the briny breezes and sand between my toes can soothe my soul like no other place. 

2.   The way the dogs greet me at the door with tails awaggin’ like they are so glad I am home makes me happy.  The fact that they behave this way even when I return from getting the mail from the end of the driveway makes me really happy. 

3.   Watching 24 on Monday nights after a Monday workday makes me really happy.  And when no one utters a single word during the entire episode, that makes me ecstatic!  And if I don’t fall asleep during a commercial – HEAVEN!  (and I watched my boyfriend, Jack today.)   Disclaimer: this post was written on Monday but posted on Tuesday.

4.   Finding real friendships in Bloggyville that I never would have imagined when I started this gig makes me so happy.  You have brought more joy, laughter and enlightenment to my world and I am eternally grateful for the blessings of your friendship.

5.   The fact that every single day my laptop tells me to replace my battery but still hasn’t crapped out makes me happy. 

6.   My good friend, Miss Lolly, shared her rum cake recipe with me.  That makes me AND My Harley Stud very happy.  Hopefully, I will still be as happy after receiving my blood sugar results.  EEK!

7.   Weather cool enough to light a fire in the fireplace makes me very happy…….and cozy too.  Life under my FSU blanket,  with a loaf of bread piece of rum cake, a jug of wine and thou is pretty darn great!

8.   Chris O’Donnell on NCIS Los Angeles makes me very happy.  He is my Tuesday night boyfriend.  But shhhhh!  Don’t tell Jack!

9.   Wine/Whine on Wednesday, a monthly, sometimes weekly date with Miss Lolly, makes me happy.  More wine, more happy.

10.  Sleep makes me happy.  I love to sleep.  Sleep is good.  Sleep is very good.  Sleeping when it’s below 50 degrees f outside makes me really happy.  I love to pile on the covers, dress in comfy, warm jammies and snuggle all night long.   And this is #10 so I’ll soon be off to bed to do just that.  :-)

Pretty good happy thoughts, don’t cha think?  Now for the hard part.  I hate the hard part.  I like things easy.  Easy like Sunday morning.  And so……….I’m tagging all of you.  Yep.  Every single one of you can take this cupcakey award and make it your own.  All you have to do is follow the rules.  *wink*

Smart Mouth Broad


Curtis said...

I love your happys SMB, not surprised that we share quite a few. And the bloggy friends, such a wonderful bonus to joining the Internet. So glad I met you out here ; -)

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

K. Your new loving friend up there is hubs. who, once again, forgot to sign out on his emial before he closed off. Serves him right.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Pseudo-LOL! I thought maybe he joined us here in Bloggyville.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Sleep. Sleep is good. Wine is good. The beach is good. Blogger friends are good. I think we could be happy together.

Heather said...

Love your list. I agree with almost all, I don't have a laptop.

You still have another award waiting for you, on my monday post.

only a movie said...

I love your list.
Perhaps we can take a walk on the beach someday, SMB. Your beach, Crissy's beach, my beach...? Either would be fine with me!

And Jack? Also a boyfriend of mine. Oh yes he is. I love how he saves the world every day.

Brian Miller said...

aww...congrats on the award. friends and beaches and working computers are happy things. smiles.

otin said...

I really don't need to be reading blogs at 6 am. I was thinking, "Why the hell do sheep make her happy?" and then I read it again and realized that is said SLEEP! LOL

I see people talk about TV shows. I don't even watch TV any more. I pretty much just blog.

Life in the mom lane said...

Great list! I love the beach and am uber jealous that you are close to one....talk a walk for me sometime soon :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats on the award and really good happy thoughts.
Loved the beach and fireplace ones. Florida really makes you appreciate cold nights.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I read Movie's comment. I would hope that you all would come herre together and take a walk on one of my beaches. But since Chrissy is afraid of flying, perhaps I will have to get over to your side of the world one day.

Jan said...

I loved your list, but I think my favorites were sleep - suffering from insomnia the way I do, sleep ALWAYS makes me happy - and being greeted by the dog at the door. There is something about a creature who loves you so unconditionally and is always happy to see you.

Pastor Sharon said...

GO COLTS!!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!

Pastor Sharon said...

And for superbowl. . . think ONLY those happy thoughts!!!!! You know, like Peter Pan. They might help those goood old Colts win!!!

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Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love your list'o'happy - I can relate to a lot of them! :) Congrats on your award! :)

Tresa said...

You really are the third twin. My list would/will be very much like yours, with the exception of Jack (not that I don't like Jack...I just don't know Jack (which can be taken either way)).

Tony Letts said...

Strong coffee, one sugar pretty please

Duchess said...

Sheep aren't on the list, but I bet they would make SMB happy too if she were acquainted with any. I've got them just over the fence, and they make me happy.

Good list. I've only seen part of one series of 24, but "happy" is the wrong adjective for what it does to me!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You were perfect for an award like this. Snuggling under blankets and sleeping on a cold day is the best..except for the dog greating you. Love 'em all! Now I'm off to visit your new friend...I need a good laugh!

Kelly L said...

I love your happy list- I can relate..

Love to you.

JOE TODD said...

Your post reminds me of "Be Happy" the song. Hope your walk went well. I'm now heading to my freezer to find my very own mystery meat LOL

midlifeslices said...

Your list makes me happy. :)

Can you believe I've never watched an entire episode of 24? Maybe in my old age I too will become a fan of Jack. *wink*

Oz Girl said...

Congrats on the award... it seems to be the hot blog award of the week, LOL.

I'm with ya on #10. Sleep is very, very good. Now if I could just manage to sleep an entire 8 hours w/o waking up every 2 hours!

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