Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Happy Award

Cher Green over at Footsteps of a Writer gave me this Happy Award a few days ago! Thank you, Cher!

So here are ten things that make me happy:

1. COFFEE. I love coffee. If I don't have my coffee in the morning I don't want to talk to anyone, just type on the computer. But after I have my coffee, I'm chatting away to anyone who will talk to me!

2. FANTASY MOVIES Star Wars and LOTR makes me sooo happy. I think I've watched each Star Wars movei about a hundred times. And LOTR is getting up there as well. Pirates of the Caribbean comes in as a close third. They also provide my inspiration for writing.

3. DESSERTS I have to have my desert after lunch, and one after dinner. Now, I'm trying to cut down on one a day, so I split it in half and eat half after lunch and half after dinner. I love cookies, chocolate, pie, jello, ice cream...I could go on and on.

4. GETTING COMMENTS ON MY BLOG You don't understand how happy this makes me! Once I post something I watch and wait for the comments to appear. And then I read them two or three times. It makes me feel like I'm connected to the world and people support me. Thank you gals!

5. MY CRITIQUE BUDDIES Every time I get an email from them it makes me happy. They know just how much to critique and how much to support me with compliments to keep me going. Thank you Cherie and Christine!

6. GOING OUT TO EAT This is quite an expensive habit, but I love it. Bertucci's, The Olive Garden, anything Italian!

7. MY FAMILY/FRIENDS They all supprt my writing and make so some awesome beta readers. Thank you!

8. COOKING This is a new habit of mine since my New Year's resolution, and it's really paid off! I've made zucchini casserole, fancy vegetable pasta, potato and leek soup, glazed carrots, barly burgers, and stuffed baked tomatoes. I'm feeling better because I'm eating healthier and it's cheaper than going out to eat.

9. WRITING need I say more!

10. FLUTE Since I turned it into my life and make all my money playing and teaching it's made me more unhappy than happy, but I'm trying to turn that around.

Now I bequeath this award to:

Cherie Reich
Lisa Rusczyk
Lindsey Duncan

Thanks for cheering me up with your comments and support!


Jess of All Trades said...

Ditto 1, 2, 3, 4, & 9! :D (And thanks for always commenting on me ;)

Speaking of fantasy movies, did you ever see The Last Unicorn? I'm sure you did. Oldie but goodie.

I am hoping with the success of Lord of the Rings that we'll see more epic fantasy movies. (But Good movies. Not just hacksaw, thrown together pieces of action and glitter -- ala Golden Compass and The Seeker; The Dark is Rising)...I think they're doing well with Harry Potter, and the Chronicles of Narnia, so Far...

Gina said...

Now this sounds like a great little award to make its way around the blogosphere because let's face it...who couldn't use a reminder of those things that make them happy? Congratulations! =0)

Unknown said...

Mmmm! I am dreaming of pie now. I wonder why?

I am so with you on the comments too. I love them! Every single one makes my day!

Aubrie said...


The Last Unicorn is one of my all time favorite movies! I can sing all of the songs in it (their by a group called The Eagles) and the movie starts out with a flute solo btw!


Thank you!


Apple pie and blueberry pie are my favs!

Anonymous said...

Omg, The Last Unicorn! I remember that movie. I haven't seen it in years though.

Aubrie, great list! Coffee, yes indeed. What would we do without it?

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Congrats Aubrie!! One of my fav things in the WORLD is going out to eat!

Anonymous said...


I want to pass on another award to you. This is the Sunshine Award. You can pick it up at my tarot blog.

BK Mattingly said...

It sounds like you're having loads of fun cooking! Congrats on your award!

Angie said...

I love all those movies, too. What a great list. Desserts, Mmmmm... I'll bet your a terrific cook.

Tiana Smith said...

Ha ha, I feel the same way about commenting! So here's a comment for you :)

Diana Paz said...

Hi, I have an easy award for you on my blog!

Cherie Reich said...

Thank you for bequeathing the award to me! I'll put up mine today! We've been snowed in, so I didn't get online yesterday.

And, I'm more than happy to help you out with your work. By critiquing your work, it helps me become a better writer, too. :)

And, the barley burgers are awesome! I think we're going to have some of them for my birthday in March.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Ty Ty Ty for the award! One my fingers thaw (Our heat is out and I can stand having my fingers out for minutes at a time) I'll post my happies.

I love The Last Unicorn too. Isn't that unicorn prissy? I got a big kick out of seeing it again as an adult a few years back.

Lux Zakari said...

LOL @ "And then I read them two or three times." That's so cute! And I've totally been there.

Can I confess I've only seen the first original Star Wars movie, and only once? Eep...

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