You make me so very happy.

I have about 27 reasons to be grumpy right now, but I keep finding things that please me today. Happy: 7; Grumpy: 0

Things that pleased me today:

Talking to my Lunch Crush and his helper about the big game this weekend. Lunch Crush‘s wife won tickets to her company’s suite and they are very excited. This pleases me, as Lunch Crush deserves random happiness. Yay for Lunch Crush and karma!

My latest book on CD. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the car lately, and I’ve enjoyed every second of it, thanks to Uncle Garrison. I’m listening to Garrison Keillor read his latest novel, Pontoon. It’s like an extended News From Lake Wobegon from his radio show. I love his voice, so soothing and honest. And of course, I’m a sucker for unsentimental stories from a small town.

Foxie Doxie and Geriatric Poodle. The kids seem to know that it’s the season for being thankful. And don’t you dare suggest that I’m anthropomorphizing, here, either. Geriatric Poodle jumps around like a puppy every time he comes out of his kennel. And Foxie Doxie just looks so pleased lately, like the human has finally succumbed to his will. This pleases me.

The miracle of not-so-modern pharmaceuticals. Thanks to the cheap, store-brand versions of NyQuil, Robitussin and Pepto-Bismol, I’m starting to feel human again. And, I got the added bonus of arguing with Mr. Wonderful about NyQuil. He was certain that Alka-Seltzer was the sniffling-sneezing-coughing-aching-stuffy-head-fever-so-you-can-rest medicine. Not that I’m mocking him in a public forum, but this was one of the few highlights of my recent Cold of Death.

My new haircut. Same style, but since it’s shortshortshort and my hair grows approximately 27 inches every month, I need a cut every four weeks. I always feel refreshed and youthful after a trim. Very satisfying.

Chatting with newly-discovered sarcastic coworker. He seemed normal. And then I realized that he wasn’t – he was one of us. Most excellent. Another reason not to jump off the roof of Corporate Behemoth.

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