Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lettin' the Sunshine In.

(Borrowing a borrowed page from Ms. Trim's book...before slamming the cover shut!)

Things that make me happy:

  • Really well-written prose. I mean, sentences and phrases that just sing, you know? Stuff that I want to read aloud to myself just to savor the sounds of the words like little bite-sized bricks of Hershey chocolate.
  • Singing along to the car radio on a sunny afternoon. Something loud and easy-going, like Creedence or the Beatles.
  • Hugs. And i'm talking real good hugs--hugs from people who i know really care about me.
  • Girls wearing their hair in pigtails.
  • Watching "live" baseball of any kind. Sitting in the ballpark with the crowd. Eating a hotdog, preferably.
  • Reaching the end of my Sunday School hour feeling like I'm about to drop from exhaustion. That's when I know I'm done and I've done allright.
  • Going to the movies.
  • Solo road trips, with nothing but the radio and the horizon for company.
  • Walking into a hotel room just after checking in--everything perfectly placed, neat and clean, and interesting because it's unfamiliar.
  • Starting a new Superman graphic novel.
  • Holding hands.
  • Chocolate milk.
  • Being in love.
  • Babies.
  • The smell of ink in new books.
  • The smell of dust in old books.
  • Polaroid cameras.
  • Mint-flavored anything.
  • Empty work email inboxes.
  • Locking my office door on the last day before vacation.
  • Overcast winter afternoons that make you bundle up.
  • Music montages in offbeat/indie movies.
  • "Cubs win! Cubs win! Holy cow!"
  • Spending time with my family. (My dad, especially.)
  • Overtime shoot-outs at Aeros games.
  • Being forgiven.
  • Being accepted.
  • Being loved.


will said...

I'm stealing this tomorrow, sucka!!

Or maybe the next day. But probably this week.

LeLe said...

I should do one too...I need some perspective!

Anonymous said...

I want to steal as well.

Jennie said...

I actually stole it from ___. Can't remember. I think I might have given credit the first time I did it (this time was a repeat), but I'm too lazy to go look it up now. :)

My niece wears pigtails a lot and I could just die from the cuteness.