Monday, January 4, 2010

favorite things

A few days ago I shared a few things that annoy me more than they should. Here are a few things that delight me more than they should:

1. Middle aged men in sports cars. I don't mean this in a making-fun sort of way. I think it's great when someone buys something that they really love.

2. Holiday Reese's. My friend Leslie once told me they are better than regular Reese's. She's right. The only thing that makes me happier is when I score some half price the day after a holiday.

3. Guests on Maury that pronounce his name wrong. Example: "Murry, they aint no way I'm that baby daddy."

4. Toyota trucks that say 'YO' on the tailgate. (I couldn't find a picture of one. Please help!)

5. Baby yawns.

What makes your list?


  1. LOL...Murry..too funny..and true..!! mmmm...mine would be...oh so many...when kids get up in morning without extra that...and when my dog fraks out because he cant reach the ball or some toy...he goes crazy until he gets it..very funny..

  2. I am so with you on the holiday Resse's. Except I devour them at a sickening speed! what a sweet baby yawn. she is so cute Joy, I want to hold her.

  3. I must start by agreeing with you on 2 counts:
    1) Holiday Reese's! Yes!!
    2) Never thought about baby yawns, but I agree.

    My own ideas are as follows:
    1) Clean sheets are one of my favorite things in the world. Seriously. I don't think I am normal when I think about how happy they make me.
    2) I am also delighted by doggie dances that include 360-degree-spins. These dances precede some walks. Even at 5:45 a.m. They are especially enjoyable at that hour because they help me see the walk as a blessing instead of a chore. This morning was the first day in weeks we had been up that early, and it was sooo cold outside, so when I got to see a dance for the first time in several days, I chuckled. Those dances never get old!

  4. Cass, come to Austin already! I think your C was about my C's age when I met her at Mer's wedding.

    Robin and Leslie, I'm with ya on the dog stuff. I love when I see dogs that are so happy or excited they can hardly stay in their skin. Les, after I finished this post I thought "Oh, I can't believe I didn't put Olive's giant ear puppy pic!" Still love that one!

  5. things that make me happy:
    paper. I love me some thank you notes. gift wrap. pretty paper just makes me happy.
    good ole' belly laughs. the ones that make you cry and your eyes roll back.
    when my husband cleans. just something sexy about a man who cleans. or maybe it is just b.c then I don't have to ;)

    and LOVE your sweet baby's yawn. my boys need to meet her!!

  6. Joy, I will have to work on that!

    I forgot favorite things:
    1. Clean house(doesn't happen very often)
    2. hazelnut creamer for my coffee and a quiet house to drink it in.
    3. Caroline making susanna laugh, which always makes me laugh!

  7. Nice post. I agree with the Holiday Reeses. I just found one this morning that my husband didn't eat (I put it in his stocking), so I gobbled it up happily.

    My favorites would have to be:

    Tax refunds.
    Getting hand me downs for my kids.
    Dinners that everyone eats!
    Marshmallows. Straight out of the bag. Good stuff.

  8. Oooo! I thought of 2 more:

    3) Jim Spencer, KXAN weatherman. I've had a crush on him for over 10 years; I've never seen anyone else love their job more than that man. It's inspiring.

    4) 80's music, especially Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson. I am someone who actually did the moonwalk at Christmas by request from my family. Ahh, just like the good ol' days!