Category: happiness

  • the gift that keeps on giving

    so i spent saturday afternoon with a friend from high school — lunch at a burger joint that’s been around for decades then flying kites out on the lake. she was gracious and generous enough to give me a birthday present: the blue journal on the left, which i love. and then today brought me […]

  • a few of my favorite things

    i am a republican, though i’d say i’m a pretty moderate one. my friend tyler is a democrat. a devout one. in fact, she is more devoted to the democratic party than any other person i know. sometimes the things that come out of her mouth make me cringe and shut my browser because i […]

  • the good in my day: december

    daddy. sarah. mercy bocephus. iced tea. pottery barn’s comfort roll-arm slipcovered sofa. saltgrass’ chicken fried steak. jewel. that the world can sometimes be so beautifully small. the compliments a woman paid to my father through me. the memory of a man. that window of calm in the day, just as the sun’s setting… when the […]

  • the good in my day: october

    getting off work on time. earphones (because i just had to sit in front of the baby who cried the WHOLE way to georgia). the medic. coligny beach. chatting with the bartender at proof. my nephew. my bed. weezer (because it was that, aerosmith’s eighties rock ballads or adele’s sad shit). reading dickens’ our mutual […]

  • the good in my day: august

    lunch with maria. dinner with dianne. i sold a lot of stuff at work. seabiscuit. swimming. hearing my older brother’s name called over the p.a. in the airport just before my younger brother and i caught a flight to colorado to attend my cousin’s wedding. going to the aquarium with another cousin, his wife, child […]

  • the good in my day: june

    the chat i had with my mother before she left this evening to dine with my father and their friends. the drive into my subdivision at dusk this time of year. the compliment a server paid me; i don’t remember the words, but they were incredibly kind observations of my character, and i almost cried […]

  • chicken spaghetti: the one my mama makes… courtesy gwen hruska

    ingredients: two quarts (thirteen to fifteen pieces) chicken, diced four ribs celery, chopped two large onions, chopped green pepper, chopped two cloves garlic, minced sixteen-ounce can rotel tomatoes, diced can cream of mushroom soup tablespoon seasoned salt teaspoon pepper tablespoon worcestershire sauce pound velveeta cheese, diced fine twelve-ounce package thin spaghetti preparation: boil chicken: reserve […]

  • and then i get compliments like this:

    now that i have this kindle there are a ton of books i have immediate access to and it’s super easy for me to find new books and it’s also super easy to reject all the ones that are total shit. and i can always tell if i want to gobble up an entire book […]