21 January, 2010

Happiness 101

There is a downside to blogging with no pants on: Sooner or later you are going to get busted. Today was my turn. There is a courier roaming the streets of Sydney who is going to need years of therapy to recover from having to deliver a parcel to my house. In my defense, it's really hot today.

That, however, is not the topic for today's blog. Today I am responding to the Happiness 101 Blog Award given to me by the delightful Kellyansapansa. I am going to share with you 10 things that make me happy.

  • There are not enough foot massages in the world. Foot massages are one of my favorite things. While working in banking we would have security training where we were told that everybody has their price. Well, this is my price. If you want the front door keys and safe combinations, the promise of a good foot massage will do the trick.
  • There is no such thing as bad chocolate. There is chocolate that is not as nice as other chocolate but all chocolate is good.
  • I have become strangely addicted to Professional Bull Riding lately. This warrants a blog in it's own right in the future so I will elaborate then. (this is just a teaser)
  • I'm a Pisces which may explain my love of water. Rivers, lakes, the ocean and even water running down the gutter. I am drawn towards it. Sadly so are my golf balls.
  • I have not yet shared with you my love for playing golf. Golf makes me happy in a strange way. It treats me very badly week in and week out so when I finally manage to play a good game it is pure bliss. I think it may actually be an abusive relationship.
  • I'm a child of the 80's and 80's music will always bring a smile to my face. Big hair and synthesizers will hold a special place in my heart forever.
  • How could I have a list of happiness providers and not include my family? We all live a long way away from each other so it's pretty damn special when we manage to get together. I would like to point out that Jacinta at Live Life Now cheats at croquet.
  • It would be remiss of me not to include my partner Matthew on my happiness list. He is my straight man who lets me have the punch lines and laughs at my jokes even when they are not that funny. He has the patience of a saint to put up with me when I start bouncing off the walls. He bought me flowers yesterday and I'm not even going to try and work out what he has done that he feels guilty about.
  • Time to share a daggy secret: Karaoke makes me happy. I'm a rubbish singer but there is something about throwing your inhibitions aside and ripping out a mono-tune version of Like a Virgin. Alcohol helps. Cheap champagne is the best.
  • As I sit on my deck with a beautiful view over bushland (with pants on now), I realise that my life makes me happy. I am so lucky to live where I do and be surrounded by wonderful people. There is so much pain and sorrow in this world and I have the amazing fortune to have a wonderful life. I didn't do anything to deserve it but I was born lucky.
Now you all know source of my happiness. A good, supportive blogger would pass this on to 10 other bloggers.  I'm going to award this to Jacinta at Live Life Now. I will surprise 9 other bloggers at a later date.  If I pass it on now someone will write a better list and I'll end up insanely jealous. I can be so petty.


  1. I do not cheat - you lost ha ha!

  2. Bull riding hey - that brilliant! - I like your list, it's very well rounded :)

  3. An awesome and very funny list. Favorite is the water/golf ball reference. :o)

    Fear of being out done by other great lists of selected bloggers. Very, very funny.

  4. Because you are so happy now I have left an Honest Scrap tag on my site for you.