Five Things That Make Me Insanely Happy

Stealing a meme from my mentee's blog:

Name five things that make you insanely happy for absolutely no fathomable reason:

1. Sticky notes (and office supply stores in general)
2. Walking in the rain without an umbrella
3. Spicy potatoes
4. Long Greyhound bus rides
5. Crossing things off my To Do list

(Of course, if I think about it, I can easily come up with the reason why each of these things make me happy.  It's actually pretty hard to come up with things that make you happy for absolutely no reason at all.) 

Classmate of the Day: Lauralee Gilmour who uploaded some of her hilarious stick-figure artwork to our cohort's listserv.   I've asked her permission to post a (relatively tame) excerpt.  As well, a glance at the time stamp on this entry will show why I too, am a member of her group: “SANE SLEEPS – Students for Afternoon and Night Education / Students Longing for Extremely Essential Periods of Slumber”

[Edit: Okay, permission granted.  This is part of a comic she drew in a recent 506 – Management class when a few of us who are taking “Collection Development” were able to leave early to attend a presentation by a vendor to UWO librarians.  I'm pretty sure I'm the stick figure saying “good-bye” as I apparently walked out of the class with a shit-eating grin on my face as I looked at the rest of the class who had to stay there.  The funny thing is that because I was at CLA the week before this, I'd missed our Collections Development class and only heard about the presentation that morning.  Otherwise, I too, would've been sitting in class thinking “Why do they all get to leave early???”]



Oh, and Chris Graves put his own statement of intent from his MLIS application on his blog so I've updated the related entry on my site.

Comments 5

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I love sticky notes! All office supplies are cool. Gosh, I hate bus rides, especially long Greyhound ones. Trains are not too bad, but they still kinda suck. I am more of a plane kinda guy.

    Posted 06 Jul 2006 at 1:24 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Sticky notes are probably the only thing on that list that I honestly can't trace a direct explanation for why they give me so much pleasure. Walking in the rain without an umbrella reminds me of my time in England. Spicy potatoes are just so damned tasty. Crossing things off my To Do list makes me feel like I've accomplished something. As for the Greyhound one, I picked long bus rides because that's something most people hate. I like any type of travel (bus, train, car, plane) but Greyhounds mean I get to do a lot of reading, listen to a lot of music and probably meet a few crazy people as well.

    Posted 06 Jul 2006 at 4:27 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Your explanation for the long Greyhound busrides choice is pretty good, however, I loathe the bus and all the itty biddy little towns it stops in to pick the invisible passengers. 😛
    The strongest reason I have for hating my particular busride, is that in one aforementioned teeny tiny town, we stop in front of a Timmies, but he won't let us off while he stops there, and it's just at the point in the morning where I could really go for a bagel….it is a longing I cannot describe.
    Ironically enough, long busrides, all busriding in general is one of the items from my list of 'Things that I wish to banish from the Earth' in my own blog…isn't life funny?

    Posted 08 Jul 2006 at 4:23 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Of course, the fact that I only ride the Greyhound maybe 1-2 times per year makes it less painful. If I had to ride it on a weekly basis like you do Michelle, I bet my opinion would change pretty quickly. What's your blog address – I'd like to check it out! (You can e-mail it to me if you don't want to post it here.)

    Posted 08 Jul 2006 at 4:46 pm
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    I thought of another thing that makes me incredibly stupidly happy – breast pockets on t-shirts. I never cared much before but have become a huge fan of them lately as I find myself with more and more gizmos being carried around so the extra spot to put things is very handy.

    Posted 04 Sep 2006 at 6:38 pm
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