Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Things that make me happy…

…that most people think are weird

     I love carwashes.  This simple fact is what inspired this post.  I get really weird looks when I tell people this, and I kinda sorta understand why.  (That doesn’t change the fact that I will use almost any excuse to get the car washed.)
    
It got me to thinking, there are a lot of things that make me oddly happy:
     Like the smell of Home Depot.  Or Lowes, or anywhere where they sell cut lumber.
     The smell of tack polish.

     Ice. I eat ice.  Religiously. I know it’s bad for my teeth, but once I start I honestly can’t stop.  There’s just something satisfying about that crumbling crushing crunch.
     When little ones are dressed up (Like bowties for little boys and crinolines for little girls)


     Fairy Tales (don’t judge, you know they are a huge part of our culture)
    
     
Things that the Husbandman thinks need to be added to this list but I think are perfectly normal:
     Babies, 
     pink, 

I would have died for this room when I was 3, or 6, or 9...

     surprises, 
     soft fabric, 
     facebook notifications, 

     presents and 
     “when happy fictional events occur in my books or movies you get giggly.”

     Am I alone in any of these? What makes you happy?

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7 comments:

stephanie said...

Babies and pink are perfectly normal. If you don't like them then you're like a demon child or something :P However, happy endings make me sick. I don't believe in them.

the little wife said...

I love happy endings! They're the best!

Susan said...

Happy daughters make me happy!

the little wife said...

Thanks Momma! Loving, supportive mothers are the best!

stephanie said...

I thought of a random one while I was shaving and it made me remember this post... I prefer to shave my legs with boys shaving cream.. its more fluffy.. and I love the way it smells... haha

Qelti said...

Stephanie - if the ending isn't happy, are you sure it's really the end? Maybe it's just starting a new chapter....

Little Wife, I too eat ice. I'm fine until that first little crunch, then - there's no stopping me! I try to get the "cracked ice" rather than cubes when I can, as it is less hard on the teeth.

Hmmm - does it have to be your car? Mine desperately needs washed....

It was nice to meet you the other day - at at the fabric store and later when we were both wearing our capes.

the little wife said...

Qelti, I love crushed ice! On fact Sonic is one of my favorite places to eat, just because of that (I don't actually like the food at all.) It was truly an answer to prayer to meet at Mass, I'm so glad we ran into each again!