Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hotsprings of Happiness

As Keith Richards sings, "I need your love, to keep me happy..."

So profound thanks to Brooks of Babbling Brooks and Nancy of The Zimmer Zoo for this happiness-bringing award. Upon receipt, the recipient is to list six things that make her/him happy before subsequently passing forward the glee to others.

By blog title alone, one can easily deduce my delight in -- and love for -- my family (in all its varieties: nuclear, extended, spiritual, friends-real and web, etc.). Soooo, in a decidedly less-orthodox manner, here are my six things -- some silly, certainly superficial, yet all sincere -- that genuinely bring me happiness.

1. Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles
...and I am not including them simply for their scrumptiousness factor (which is impressive), but for the fact that the colors of the sprinkles always coordinate with the season at hand. Behold the current offering with autumnal sprinkles featured above. Fourth of July? St. Patrick's Day? Christmas? You can predict easily. It's all good.

2. Waiter-Style Corkscrews
Taught how to operate as a "waitron" (there's a story for another post) at a very fine restaurant, there is something purely satisfying about opening a bottle of wine without the folderol of multiple levers, rabbit ears and/or hydraulics. Gimme one of these, and I'm your highly adept (and well-practiced) opener.

3. Library Book Jackets Protected with Clear Cellophane Covers
That sound. When you open a newly-checked out book and hear that crinkly reminder that it's a wonderful treat you've been able to borrow...can't explain it. Just love it. Have ever since I was a kid.

4. Drinking with a Straw
Particularly like straws from Starbucks and 7-11 as they are my very favorite shade of green; but I also like straws from KFC and Taco Bell as they have a narrower circumference. Seriously.

5. LePens
They not only come in my favorite shade of green, but two others to boot.

6. Andy Warhol's Art
Every last bit of it. So much so, that for our first anniversary, beloved husband took me to Pittsburgh to see the then freshly opened Andy Warhol Museum.

So see? The rules are simple.

A.) List six things that make you happy.
B.) Pass the award along to six more bloggers.

Go romantic. Go ridiculous. The choice is yours.


Shirley at The Nut House

Tonya at A Day in My Life

Sara at Twice As Nice

Rachael at Little Bites of Heaven

Jolene at JoJo's Circus

The Suburban Correspondent

Have at it, Gals.
Stay Happy!
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rachael said...

thanks for the love...i better get to working on my award acceptance postz :)

Sara said...

OOoo, ooo, ooo (jumping up and down clapping) I have been watching this one be passed around. Thank you so so much! Hmmm...I've got some thinking to do.

Laura said...

I love all those things too. Every beverage is better with a straw.

Nancy said...

I seriously drooled over the donuts.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Thanks for the tag, and the donut picture!

BoufMom9 said...

great list Cheryl! I love drinking from straws too. Not sure why, but it makes it taste better, doesn't it? LOL

breelyn_faith said...

Krispy Kreme is always the best. I love Starbucks too but what kind of a drink is that? Love the color

noble pig said...

That donut shot made my heart do a flip.

cc said...

very cool! I didn't even know Krispy Kreme made anything but regular donuts! LOL

i left you an award... check out my blog... if you like!

4 Lettre Words said...

Excellent list! I really love #4, as I can totally relate. I even use a straw in my can Coke!

Rebecca said...

Le Pen...I used to love these!

* TONYA * said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I'm getting onto this. It'll be up tomorrow :) Mwah.