Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happiness Is

A hug from a certain 11-year-old boy who typically shuns affection ..... an easy day at work that gives me free time to blog ... tightening up my resume and realizing that I am pretty marketable ... saving hundreds of dollars by slowly printing the first draft of my book at the office (30 pages a day, baby) ... the one white girl at work who can join in when I start chanting "Broke, broke, broke, broke phi broke" .... getting an oil change and learning that there's nothing majorly wrong with my car ... a phone call from a friend I haven't heard from in a long time .... a box of my favorite cookies ... a flirtatious smile from a boy who's young enough to make it illegal in 14 states .... having my coworkers miss me when I'm on vacation ... strawberry kiwi tea ... managing not to cry when I realize both Macy Gray and the Brand New Heavies will be in town tonight and I can't go ... getting warm spirit's vetiver spray lotion for free ... returning to guitar lessons after a two-week break and making progress on The Beatles' "Blackbird" song ... feeling good that Kanye West beat 50 Cent in the sales war, but not caring enough to buy either one (tho, i'll probably burn kanye's) ... sushi lunches with the girls on fridays ... helping other folks recognize the value of Bat Star Gal ... text messages just to say hello ... discovering "heroes" .... seashells on the mexican and bahamian beaches ... fall season sales .... a raise, as paltry that it may be ... realizing that my company's recent takeover will result in a 401K match ... having my mama close enough that I can just run over there and either cry hysterically or laugh so hard that I cry. Good times!!

Alright, I just had to get that out. Stay tuned for the next installment, which could very well be things that piss me the hell off. Have a good day!

6 comments:

Tha L said...

This is beautiful sis...happy Friday.

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Thanks, chica! I hope you had a good weekend.

Teej said...

I absolutely love this. You have to email permission to do one of my own.

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

You don't need my permission, Teej. Help yourself!

Tia and Toya said...

I stay in Teavana buying Starwberry Kiwi tea. I have some brewing right now as a matter of fact.

I LOVE your blog by the way. It's one more thing for me to read when I should be working.

-Tia

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Yes, strawberry kiwi is the truth! Thanks for the compliment and the feeling is mutual!