About a year and a half ago, after a bad day, I started a list called One Million Things that Bother Me. I banged out the first 100 entries right there and then, and it felt good. Over the next days and weeks, I kept adding to my list, and I was rounding up to about the 300 mark, I suddenly realized it was quite sad that there were so many negative things in my life. I do love to complain, but I also like to think that there is always more good than bad, so I started a second list, this one called One Million and One Things that Make Me Smile (this one has +1, so as far as karma goes, I'm all set). Sometimes I forget about them for a month or more, then I get them out and write down a few things here and there. In a year and a half I have amassed quite the collection (the first 100 are easy, beyond that, weh). This week was momentous for me, because I hit the 5000 mark in the happy list (and the happy list outnumbers the sad list by about 50%). To celebrate, I will share with you a random sampling of that list. Feel free to agree or disagree:
0006. fancy panties
0157. mittens on a string
0316. finding the matching lid for my tupperware
0415. painting smocks
0537. juice boxes
0826. heart-shaped jacuzzis
1018. the sound of Jason's key in the door
1314. opening a bottle of wine just because
1608. the song 'Sugar Sugar' by the Archies
1917. how Jessie would cry every time she got the old maid.
2138. the certainty of vasectomies
2300. pink snow on our balcony
2488. stuffing a can of beer up a chicken's arse
2694. watching Jason "braid"
2835. people who can correctly use the word plethora
3380. homoerotic football statues
3627. baby's first Cheerio: a little o-shaped piece of heaven
3952. accidentally choosing Feliz Navidad on the jukebox
4136. dumb criminals
4303. working out behind a guy with a great ass
4522. save a horse, ride a cowboy
4770. giving/getting the ole "good job!" after sex
4915. Edina and Patsy
4944. when people refer to their horses as their mounts
Phew. Well, that's like a bad trip down memory lane or something...Anyway, if you have anything that makes you smile, do share, I can always use the help!
p.s. 5000 items like that fill 94 pages of lined writing paper, front and back. To actually reach my goal of 1 000 001, I will have to add 46 new items every single day from now until I'm 83. Yikes!