Sunday, January 17, 2010

So Lazy

I am not the meme/blog award type. It's not that I don't appreciate the concept, it just kind of reminds me of the fifth place ribbons that I used to get in swimming. You know, the ones they gave to everyone, no matter what place they came in after fourth. I have a lot of them. However, today I am actually going to say "thank you" and take my award, for two reasons: one, the blogger giving it to me, Dual Mom, is one of my new favorite reads, and two, I need a post topic.

So, here is the dealio, Emilio. I am supposed to write about ten things that make me happy, and then pass the award on to 10 bloggers. Easy enough. Here goes...

1. Sarah Palin I bet you thought I was going to say my daughter for #1. Well, I like to keep you on your toes. When you think I am going to zig, I zag. I am that kind of rogue. Why does Sarah Palin make me happy? First of all, because I think she ensures the Republican party will have a hard time regaining credibility. Also, because her sheer ineptitude not just as a politician, or a media figure, but as a person, makes me feel better about myself.

2. Fun Pants You may know them as "sweat pants" or "pajama bottoms," but in my
world they will always be known as fun pants. After all, if I am in a situation that these pants are appropriate, I am most likely not working, probably have a drink by my side, and definitely don't have shoes on. If that isn't fun, I don't know what is.

3. The Internet Really, what would we all do without the web? We would have to actually remem
ber things, or make multiple phone calls to find things we want. Oh, and we would have to keep porn in our homes, where people can see it, and know just how sick we all are. Just kidding on that last one (hi, Mom!). Right now, the web is doing something even more amazing, by letting people instantly send money to those in need in Haiti. You don't even need to Google it, just click on the link in my sidebar. I can't think of a better use of the net right now -- I mean, other than reading this blog.

4. Wine

5. Sarcasm
No, really, it makes me happy.

6. Pasta There is nothing I would rather eat. It doesn't even have to be fancy. Just a bowl of noodles with butter and Parmesan cheese is enough to curl my toes with delight. Oh, the pasta just can't be whole wheat. Really, I don't know who thought that shit up, but it's just cruel.

7. Throwing Parties Well, that might not be accurate. I love planning parties. I love setting up parties. I love planning menus, and picking invitations, and designing themes. I love making guest lists, and making sure that there is "something special" at each bash that sets them apart. However, I am not great at attending said
parties. I am lousy at mingling, and usually am just concerned about how dirty the floor is getting. Yeah, I've got issues.

8. Ryan This man loves me unconditionally, which, if you know me at all, is quite a feat. He is also funny, intelligent, kind, well read, and the best Daddy in the world. He makes me happier than wearing fun pants while eating pasta and drinking wine.

9. Good T.V. Really, there is so much crap on the tube, that when something good comes
on, it's a miracle. 30 Rock. Modern Family. Glee. All of those shows are intelligent, and witty, and make me happy. Oh, and all can be watched on Hulu while giving a baby a bottle, which makes them even better.

10. Meg Saving the best for last. Oh, how I love my girl. Every day brings something new that makes me smile, and laugh with delight. Even when she is screaming, or grabbing my hair, or refusing to sleep, she makes my day. Really, how anyone be unhappy looking at this face?

Did I mention she is part Haitian? Yeah, she is, so click the link on the sidebar and donate to help those in the country devastated by the earthquake. Really, don't make me ask a third time, because that requires me coming to your house.

Okay, so that's it. Ten things that make me happy. Now, I know I am supposed to tag 10 bloggers, and ask them to write similar lists, but, in the spirit of this award, I am giving it to all of you. Because, really, all of you are winners in my book. Oh, except Kim. She can suck it.


Kim said...

Okay, that poor air quality you've been complaining about in Salt Lake is beginning to take it's toll. I want you to lay down until you no longer feel light-headed. Or perky. I'm serious, I'm worried about you.

Dual Mom said...

The comment about Sarah Palin has to be the best one I've seen today....and I'm not even American.

Haha glad you participated....sorry for making you do so. I swear I'll never pass another award onto you again! lol

just making my way said...

An excellent list!

Know what makes me happy? You and Kim having at it. Remember the battle for followers? Made me laugh every day.

Carlea said...

Good lord, that is a cute baby.

Together We Save said...

Sweet baby!!

Waiting Lisa said...

Sarah Palin makes me happy too.

And ever since my surgery, all I wear is fun pants. :)

CrazyAssMomma said...

i so totally love the comment about sarah palin.
especially funny because my BFF & her hubby like adore her for some unknown redic reason.

i literally LOL'd.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

This is just really excellent. Great job.

And my sweat pants will now always be fun pants to me.


Summer said...

Amen to #6. Fuck the Atkins Diet. Will never happen over here.

Aunt Juicebox said...

That pic of Meg actually made me laugh out loud, for realz.

Tara said...

Whatever. I don't even make the top ten? I got edged out by PASTA? Also - I don't like it that I'm now so far down the list of your blog topics. Below WORK and YOUR DOG. That's it, I'm not reading your damn blog anymore. Ok, I will, but I will no longer make Kent feel guilty for not reading it. Then I'm going to call your mom and we will talk about how YOUR STOVE IS DIRTY!

Anonymous said...

Your list is SO much better than mine. Damn.

Anonymous said...

I'm doing this today! :) Too lazy to think up anything else besides the launch. Thank you for helping out, you are a rock star!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I've had this post sitting open for 2 hours! Talk about lazy! Or busy. Sometimes they blend..
I agree with you on 7. I love to throw the party, organize it, even clean after it, but during it? I'm distracted by what I will need to do after that it makes me frustrated. #6? I LOVE whole wheat pasta. Sorry, the flavor and texture are a win in my household! You're linked!

Patty O. said...

Your daughter's picture totally made me smile. She's adorable.

And I completely agree with you about Sarah Palin. When I saw her name at the top of your list, I had to wonder. But then I kept reading and laughed. I know people who actually like her and I cannot help but wonder what they are thinking.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love your list - and I can relate to many of those! :) I'm now going to refer to my yoga pants as my 'fun' pants now. Especially since I never do yoga. ;)