50 Things Making Me Happy
Since I’ve switched formats for happiness posts, I’ve kind of missed sharing the small pleasures of life every week. So I’ve decided to share a list in the first Happy Post of every month.
catching myself before falling into a frozen lake during a photshoot silly Superbowl commercials the convenience of having your parking validated getting a text from Joe at 11:11, reminding me to make a wish and that it’s a full moon out tonight the way Bug can’t control himself around ice cream squeezing five girls into one bathroom stall Bonnie saying that I was her “gift” that day for her 365 project the idea of wearing a prom dress on a bus with mascara smeared all over your face the commercial saying “The Princess Bride is brought to you by… Vagisil!” hilarious dental workers a super fun package from Janice sneaking into Costco to get a cheap hot dog friends cooking me extravagant meals late at night hiding Batman Valentines all over Joe’s room (and having three of them still missing) driving over 100 MPH seeing teens dressed up on Valentine’s Day on dates at the mall super fancy hotel rooms that I can’t not do somersaults on Joe’s blue velvet coat providing audio for muted talk shows playing in the back of taxi cabs the feeling of taking a corset off after 11 hours
super voyeuristic and mystical documentation of me getting dressed (1)
the lights at the Infected Mushroom concert
capturing this action shot of a very Cristen moment (pulling her pants up)
how 70’s this corner of Ashley’s apartment looks
cats; all cats forever (2)
creating Club Vestibule (3)
pups on a walk in the snow
looking down and realizing I’m slightly more covered in glitter than normal
this beautiful woman’s hair (and matching make-up!) (4)
Oh, I can’t resist. Here’s 20 more beautiful things I refuse to let go unnoticed: preparing for a snow storm by going to Sonic instead of a grocery store soft pretzels getting all green lights down Lombard Street the idea of taking an Uber to SeaWorld playing Space Team walking to Royal Farms in the middle of the street after a snowstorm at 4 in the morning walking into a restaurant and saying “Oh god, the napkins are cloth and I’m not even wearing a bra” the local deli making super fancy decorated cheesecakes for no extra cost because they were bored during the snowstorm the 40th year anniversary episode of SNL finding my lost wallet in the refrigerator reading #GIRLBOSS that god damn blue/black/white/gold dress debacle charming the police officer who pulled me over and giving him a”you are beautiful” sticker the way Joe never judges me being able to have intelligent conversations about South Africa with my South African cab driver (thanks, Caylee!) when you expect food to be sub-par and it ends up being delicious the sound of the snow melting off the roof getting strangers to join in on fun Russell Brand’s new stand-up special getting postcards from new countries
So what’s on your happy list lately? What’s making you smile?
Photo Credit: 1, 2, 4: Cristen Hoyt; 3: Phoenix Rose