Saturday, November 08, 2008

Time To Be Upbeat

I've decided that I've been too much down-in-the-dumps lately. Being a worrier and a cynic by nature, I'm given the occasional 'correction' by various Loved Ones that I need to bring the plane's nose up just a tad. So I decided to spend the past few days deliberately noticing all those little things that give me even the most fleeting joy, and here I shall share them with you all:

  • Tropical-scented sunscreen - I don't know why she was wearing it, but I passed a lady in the park the other day wearing sunscreen that smelled of Vague Tropical Fruit. Memory being closely linked to sense of smell, my mind immediately went to thoughts of wandering through DisneyWorld. I cannot describe the joy this gives me, but Eau De Sunscreen gets me every time.
  • A Rainy Saturday Morning - This the perfect opportunity to 'cocoon' inside the house with a book, the Internet, the paper - anything that goes with coffee. Bonus points for having a comatose cat warming my lap.
  • A New Issue of Make - The new issue is out and my mailbox awaits. The theme this time is something to do with spying - and this means there could be some cool projects to contemplate.
  • Local Bloggers - I've come to appreciate the value in having a thriving local network of bloggers. A sense of community is always a happy place to live.
  • Geeky Projects - For every useless project I complete, there are 5 ideas I never do. While this is a source of frustration sometimes, I revel (just a bit) in the fact that maybe I'll finish some of these, someday.
  • Movie Coupons - We regularly cash in our Airmiles for movie passes because, well, we like movies. I hate movie theaters these days (at least some of the people in them), but that's another story. Anyways, I like the thought of using those coupons. Maybe tonight!
  • Travel Thoughts - Anyone who knows me knows I like to travel. Everytime we finish one trip we're planning the next - even when we know it might not happen. Some say that half the fun is 'getting there', but I think some of that fun is doing the planning and daydreaming.
There, my catharsis is complete. Anyone care to share?


Sonny Drysdale said...

Travel suggestions - you've been there before, but every decade or so, one must return to the original Disneyland.

Tip #1 - Club 33.

... and if the trip seems like it's going to hell in the first place, then tip #2 - Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Tip #3 - the Denny's right across the road for after-starving yourselves all day.

David said...

Maybe some with the connection of Sonny can get into Club 33, but we mortals will have to content ourselves with Monte Cristos.

Upbeat things: Queen's losing in the semi-finals and Western winning the Yates Cup, thereby depriving honshui of something to tweak me with for another year.

Continued warm weather keeping me on my bike just a little bit longer.

Three-month-olds who laugh, barf, and cry within a ten second span.

Re-reading that there "Huck Finn" book by Twain. What a great read. I need a raft now.

Crazylegs said...

You know, I've never been to Disneyland. I've always wanted to, but have to actually make it happen - despite having been to California a couple of times.

Adn I'd love to hit Club 33 someday. I don't know any members, however, and the waiting list to join to pretty long, I hear. But a Denny;s Grand Slam breakfast? Sign me up, man!

Kid Dork said...

I'm sorry, but what is Club 33, please?

Sonny Drysdale said...

'What is Club 33?'

Okay, that does it.


Is everyone else down for one?

I'm goin'. That's all there is to it. I'm fukkin' goin'.

Kid - once you git to tha Happiest Place on Earth, you dig it the most, baby.

Crazylegs said...

Sonny - I'm am totally down for a road trip - especially after seeing some sort of frozen precipitation coming out of the sky yesterday. I mean - the *sky* man! WTF?

KD - Club 33 is a members-only private club in the heart of Disneyland's New Orleans Square. It's open for anyone to join, but there's a cap on the number of members. Here's a great website devoted this hidden treasure.

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