Thursday, January 1, 2009

99 bottles

It's that time again - time to look back on the year, accoutered with happiness and smiles.  Last year was kinda rough for me.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I still had plenty to be happy about - the ups were up, but downs were really down.  This year, however, was pretty much 1/2 a cup of wow mixed with three pounds of AWESOME!  In celebration of that inspiring recipe for life, here are, in no particular order, this year's 100 things that make me happy:

-When it turns warm enough to stop wearing a jacket
-When it turns cold enough to start wearing sweaters
-When the tar in parking lots gets so hot that it squishes under your shoes
-Playing outdoor games like tag with kids who don't really get the rules
-Going barefoot
-The smell of rain
-Ice cream
-Brownies in all their varieties...except maybe when combined with peanut butter - not my fave.
-The Alpine Slide in Park City - even if it is ridiculously overpriced
-The smell of baking bread
-Non-no-bake Cheesecake
-Capes
-The first day of school
-Chocolate Malt-o-meal
-Applebee's half-price appetizers
-Sticker Charts
-Having a job I absolutely love
-Homemade wassail
-Homemade soup
-Homemade anything, really
-An exciting football game with the fam
-Reimbursements
-The smell of clean laundry
-Finding the perfect gift
-Cereal
-Friday dance parties
-Being able to help
-Vocabulary
-Layering
-Season tickets
-Laughing til I cry
-Friends in all their varieties
-New glasses
-Good hair days 
-Funny T-shirts
-Kissing
-Going overboard on 75% off sales
-Facebook status updates
-Eccentric lighting
-Soft pillows
-Origami
-Vests
-The giant black furry scrotum
-Wal-mart bingo
-Power tools
-Traveling 
-Traditions
-The birthday song in 6-part harmony
-Being on stage
-People watching
-Sunday dinners
-The crazy people I work with
-Finding a great bargain
-Superheroes
-Having a recipe for hot chocolate rather than just relying on the package
-Cardigans
-Art projects
-The Gateway fountains
-Sleepovers
-Acing a big test...or two...
-When kids say something that makes me laugh out loud
-Big hair
-Getting "the look"
-Accent walls
-Love
-Finishing a project
-Street-side crepes
-Discovery new places
-Downeast long-sleeve men's T's
-Having something to look forward to
-Comfortable furniture
-Chocolate
-Theme days
-Mod Podge
-Good-looking facial hair
-Playing footsies
-3 day weekends.
-Celebrating little stuff
-Third-party compliments
-Anonymous and/or unexpected acts of service
-New friends
-Power tools
-Shaving the mustache!
-Texting
-Mac Photo Booth
-Making people laugh
-Raspberry sauce
-South American markets
-Swimming
-Good smells
-Great Harvest bread
-Family
-Writing random stories
-The zoo
-Afternoon naps with the front door open
-Free pancakes at IHOP
-Toys
-Kristen Wiig
-Functional windshield wipers

2 comments:

Felicity said...

Yay! This list makes ME happy :) As do you, so I guess that just makes sense.

Emily West said...

Greg! It was so good to see you at Christmas! It's Emily West (Hyde.) I was reading through your list of 100 things and at the very end, I realized why we were such good friends! I love KRISTEN WIIG!!! So funny right? Just kidding she's not, just kidding she is I stalk her, just kidding we're BFF's, just kidding she's never met me, just kidding she's typing this post for me just kidding, just kidding...just kidding.