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Looking on the bright side

Reasons to be Cheerful, part 2,765....
As this week draws to a close, may I ask all of you, my dear friends and friendly acquaintances - what has made you happy over the past few days? Did you hear good news? Did you fill up with a nice warm feeling because you made someone else happy? Did you solve a problem? Did you sing along to a particularly beautiful song? Did you laugh at a joke? Let me know...I'm gathering good things to put in various boxes of sunshine....

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gerisullivan
Nov. 17th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Thing 1, which I have been happy about for not just the past few days, but the past several weeks:

Your LJ posts are helping me feel more in touch with you and your life, and that brings me joy.

Thing 2: Friends took me in on short notice Wednesday night, giving me a much-needed place to sleep. Not only was that good, recognizing I needed it and being able to ask for it were good, too.

I could list more, but that wouldn't be as Seussian.
kaffyr
Nov. 17th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Hugs for you, my dear friend, and thanks for starting the list!
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts - Thing 2 (did it wear a striped sweater?) is the kind of thing that makes you dare to hope for humanity.
erikvolson
Nov. 17th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
Fuck, seeing you again!

Otherwise, thanks to con crud, pretty crap week. Booze in the cup, Radio Paradise in the headphones, fixing that.


kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Con crud, traveling like a poor relative between fannish bodies all over the world - hope you're over it by now. And Radio Paradise is one of our faves as well (along with Cowboy Cultural Society.) Seeing you at Windycon was an unexpected joy - looking forward to seeing more of you!
maruad
Nov. 17th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
1) Watching kids at football windup

2) painting my ugly / cheesy paintings

3) chatting with good folks on LJ

4) wife is still putting up with me! :-)

5) mom is recovering from stroke two weeks ago

there is more but that gives a flavor
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your mom's stroke, and I wish her a continued and impressive recovery. It is nice when spousal units continue to keep us on staff, week after week, month after month. And I like your paintings, the couple I've seen.
maruad
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah I don't know how the wife puts up with me but I am happy.

If you are in facebook, send me a invite and I will return it. I have a couple dozen more pictures there that can only be seen by friends. Just be warned it is mostly family and very few friends. I am there under my own name.
lyricalviolet
Nov. 17th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
What's made me happy: flannel sheets, hot showers, a clean bathroom, a salaried paycheck, Aly being silly, tea, tofutti sour cream, knowing I can make people laugh.

Love you.
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oooo - hot showers! Yessss!!! Clean bathroom? Double-yessssss! And you are, in fact, a dab hand at making people laugh. (By the way...Gonzo, our oldest Chicago friend, our bass player/lawyer and fearless one-time Magnum shooter of refrigerators, was in New York last week. Wanted to see a play despite the strike. Went to see Putman County Spelling Bee. When she told me that yesterday, I told her there was a fair chance she might have seen you, or walked by you at the very least. Old friends, new friends, unknowing proximity....I love it! Or, as BB says: Small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.
lyricalviolet
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
I was at the Bee Tuesday Night, and all weekend. Unless she came to the Wednesday mat or Thursday night, it's fair to say I was there :)
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
For some reason that tickles me more than it should, something about the etheric world intersecting with the other world, in a positive way.

Hugs, my dear!
lyricalviolet
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs. I could use them. Today's not been great. How are you?
mizzlaurajean
Nov. 17th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
pajamas
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
Flannel, footed, plaid patterns or solid colors, silk and sophisticated, or homey and homely?
the_arc5
Nov. 17th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Just a few...

1. Oklahoma Statehood day = no school for college students! Yippee!
2. An incredibly sweet card from a lady I barely know
3. Some major support from a good friend
4. The end of an AWFUL essay
5. Realizing that my Thanksgiving break is coming soon...and I'll get to see my family for the first time in two months!
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
Cards and major support definitely go into boxes of sun. What about this awful essay? About what did you have to pontificate? And enjoy your family.
the_arc5
Nov. 20th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm so excited to see my siblings again, I can hardly stand it. And I'll get to spend some quality hardcore Christmas shopping time with my mom, which I love, and snark at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade musical acts with my dad. It'll be great.

As for the essay...The Tale of Genji, for a professor that's a complete prat with a god complex and seriously awful literary analysis skills. It was an exercise I know I'm going to get a poor grade on, and I'm pretty sure it killed at least three of the kittens of my soul. It was really bad.
namarie24
Nov. 17th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
1) The DW "Children in Need" clip - yay for Ten and Five!
2) Having time to just relax and chat with friends yesterday afternoon.
3) Eating some brownies that my housemate made and offered me.
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hi, Nam - hearing from you makes me smile , although I admit I'm jealous. Haven't watched the CiN clip yet. Darn!
namarie24
Nov. 20th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry - didn't mean to make you jealous! Hope you get to see it soon. It rules.
apostle_of_eris
Nov. 17th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
This week, this is more of a challenge than you probably meant.
The best news this week is that my prostate cancer surgery went well.
Watching TV for a day and a half in the hospital, I found out that Com Ed (the Chicago area electric company) is using light bulb jokes. Good ones!

Sometimes, “normative” or “no worse than anticipated” is Good, but I'm not sure how to put that to music. The good news there, of course, is that it’s your problem, not mine.
bibliofile
Nov. 18th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
The best news this week is that my prostate cancer surgery went well.

Oh good! I'd been wondering.

Other goods? Seeing my old friend intelligentrix and still having a good time hanging out after all these years. A tasty dinner with a friend at a restaurant to see a belly dancer, from whom I learned that belly dancers really shouldn't wear miniskirts. Hosting a good book discussion, where the food and drink were better than usual, we talked about the book for at least twenty minutes (and all loved it), and had a good chat about all sorts of things. Going to a weekley fan meeting and seeing some locals I don't see very often.
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
For what reason should a belly dancer eschew miniskirts? Glad the book was worth talking about; I've been at book discussions where the discussion consisted of "Man, that sucked." "Uhm...yeah. Really sucked."
bibliofile
Nov. 20th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
Not sure about the miniskirts, though I will no doubt hear the story in the next few weeks.

I've been to book discussions like that, too! This one tends to get very articulate about what we despise (or not).
kaffyr
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness - why did I think it was going to take place some time in December? Do you need any errands done?
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