Friday, July 16, 2010

1000 Things that make me happy: Part 1

One of the things on my 101 things in 1001 days list is to list 100 things that make me happy. Sounds easy, right? And it is, once you get started. So I've decided to extend it from 100 things to 1000 things, so I can keep it going. Here is the first installment, numbers 1-100!

  1. Free samples

  2. Getting magazines in the mail

  3. When my cat Cricket curls up in my lap to nap

  4. Digging my toes into the wet sand at the water's edge at the beach

  5. Anthropologie stores

  6. A jar of Nutella and a spoon

  7. Grape vodka with cranberry juice

  8. Back massages

  9. Maps of the world

  10. When the guitarist tosses you his pick

  11. Cuddling

  12. Trailers at the movie theater. They're just not good on dvd.

  13. Numb fingertips from playing too much guitar

  14. When the misters come on in the produce section at the grocery store

  15. Acupuncture

  16. Finding really cheap gas

  17. "Greeting from..." postcards

  18. Llamas

  19. Camels

  20. The hope that someone, someday will genetically engineer a manatee I can keep in a fishbowl.

  21. Things with peacocks on them

  22. Dragonflies

  23. Beautiful tattoo art

  24. Perfect eyebrows

  25. Rifftrax and MST3k

  26. My Edge-designed Converse

  27. Faded prayer flags

  28. Publix

  29. Cheese fries from Steak n Shake

  30. Hyperbole and a Half

  31. Rachel Brice

  32. Seriously awesome eye makeup

  33. Leather journals

  34. Finding Nemo the Musical @ DAK

  35. My cats' feet

  36. Moleskine notebooks

  37. When betta fish blow bubble nests

  38. The smell of Karma solid shampoo from Lush

  39. Magnetic poetry

  40. Leaving the library with a giant bag full of books

  41. Writing on foggy windows and mirrors

  42. Festival of the Lion King

  43. The Daily Show & Colbert Report

  44. Moonlight on water

  45. Carol of the Bells

  46. Laying under the Christmas tree and gazing up into the lights

  47. A perfectly made grilled cheese sandwich (preferably with a pickle)

  48. Getting all sexified to go out to a concert

  49. LIVE. MUSIC.

  50. Les Cons

  51. When Bono and Edge look like they're gonna make out.

  52. Sephora

  53. Guitar picks

  54. Pink lawn flamingos

  55. Oreo cookie shakes from the Sci-Fi Dine In at Hollywood Studios

  56. Writing lists of things

  57. Across the Universe

  58. Bellydance

  59. Driving my car with the top down on warm summer nights

  60. The smell of horses and hay

  61. Red hair

  62. Shakespeare

  63. Chocolate oreos and milk

  64. The hot sauce bar at Tijuana Flats

  65. Hotels: good, bad, and awesome. I love them all.

  66. Big, flat rocks at the water's edge that are perfect for laying or sitting on

  67. Guitar Face

  68. Having awesome boobs. Yeah, I said it.

  69. Engrish

  70. Tying cherry stems in a knot with my tongue

  71. My favorite used bookstore

  72. Flip flops & flip flop tan lines

  73. Foam soap

  74. The rare chances I get to speak Swahili

  75. Henna tattoos
  76. When my cats play fetch

  77. Yoga, lots and lots of yoga
  78. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

  79. Asking the bartender to invent a drink for me

  80. Phoenixes

  81. Cadbury Creme Eggs

  82. The moment right before the plane leaves the runway

  83. Lazy rivers at the water park

  84. Epcot Food & Wine Festival

  85. Ginormous earrings

  86. Creme eyeliner applied with the perfect brush

  87. Chips and salsa

  88. Reading in the bathtub
  89. The little star shape atop a fresh jar of Nutella

  90. Basically everything from 2:07 on- Edge's voice is daaaaaaaamn sexy! And it goes back to #51 . And he totally bites his lip at 2:47. HAWT.

  91. My super soft microsuede couch

  92. The opening line of pretty much any Tom Robbins novel, ie "In the last quarter of the twentieth century, at a time when Western civilization was declining too rapidly for comfort and yet too slowly to be very exciting, much of the world sat on the edge of an increasingly expensive theater seat, watiing-with various combinations of dread, hope, and ennui- for something momentous to occur." (Still Life with Woodpecker) or "It has been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute." (Villa Incognito)

  93. AWESOME live performance. Bono freaking BITES that chick's wrist at 3:53!! And then I'm pretty sure he runs a 2 minute mile before the end of the song. And Edge ROCKS the guitar solo! And his SPLAT against the wall at the end. And the gratuitous Edge ass (or lack thereof) shots. And and and!

  94. Getting a whole row on a plane to yourself.
  95. The smell of the Main Street Confectionairy at Magic Kingdom
  96. Soup and breadsticks from Olive Garden. Lots and lots of breadsticks!
  97. A full moon
  98. Comments on my blog
  99. Watching local bands gain a following
  100. Ambertone's cover of "I Alone"


Trixie said...

Suuure, you can come up with 100 things that make you happy, but not 29 reasons why I am awesome? Pfft.

Jackie said...

Hi Crystal! I'll comment since this is one of your things that makes you happy!

I'm Jackie, I found your blog and twitter from the Disboards and read your story about being a castmember. Great stuff! Maybe someday I'll be able to get a job at Disney, too, but until then I am living vicariously through you. Very nice blog, lots of really cute clothes, funny stories, and interesting lists. Have a great day!