Friday, July 3, 2009

6 Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy Meme

Here is how it works. I mention the person who tagged me:

Akelamalu at Everything and Nothing

List 6 unimportant things that make me happy.

After that, tag 6 more bloggers. So without further ado:

6 Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy

1 - If I can get the back corner seat of the bus, where I can brace my feet on the little crossbar that supports the long sideways seats, I'm good.

2 - Working two overtime hours and logging a page count that equals half an entire's day's regular page count. Time without interruptions = a heck of a lot more work getting done. Overtime. Gotta love it.

3 - Noticing how much faster I can type, and that I'm actually making typos because I don't always need to look at the keyboard. Thanks to my best friend Connie and her insistence on Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor.

4 - Getting an urge to watch something on YouTube and being able to do just that, now that my newly-souped-up computer has the upgraded Flashplayer.

Here's some video with no audio of the Russian tall ship Kruzenshtern. She first visited Halifax in 1984, and my sister and I made friends with several sailors aboard this awesome 4-masted barque. It was before the Iron Curtain fell, so that was not easy! But we were determined.

More about this romantic tale when the ships start arriving in the harbour, July 16th - 20th.

The Kruzenshtern returns to the port of Halifax in a few weeks for Tall Ships 2009!!! (I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.)

5 - Gazing at the collages I've made for three of my WIP's.

This one is for my gardener-transported-to-Van-Diemen's-Land story.

6 - Realizing my next Earned Day Off from work is the day before my 17th wedding anniversary. Sweet.

Now - to tag six people.


A-tagging I will go, a-tagging I will go...

Dorte H
Sans Pantaloons

Akelamalu says Thanks for playing along and I like your six unimportant things. :)

Tikno says Sometime little things can makes us feel comfortable.

Sans says I shall do my best.


Akelamalu said...

Ah you did it! Thanks for playing along and I like your six unimportant things. :)

tikno said...

Hm... sometime little things can makes us feel comfortable.

Sans Pantaloons said...

I believe I was happy for six minutes in 1985.

Or was it 1986? I shall do my best.

Julia Smith said...

Akelamalu - I never forget a tag. I save them for when I get a free spot in my posting schedule.

Tikno - Little things all add up. Might as well enjoy most of them.

Sans - (LOL) Sorry to laugh - I have a dark sense of humour, that way.

Travis said...

I think this meme should be called "little things that make me happy" rather than unimportant things. I think that if something makes you happy, then it has importance.

Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

I like this meme! And the things you named. i'll do this tomorrow for Sunday Salon! thanks for tagging me, Julia. and that tall ships tale does give me goosebumps. Some day I'll tell everyone about the Irish sailors we met on the freighter in El Salvador ;-D

Shelley Munro said...

Sometimes the small things make the most difference. :)

Julia Smith said...

Travis - I had an 'unimportant things' meme previously which I couldn't call 'unimportant', but I thought this time I would make a real stab at it. But I agree with you wholeheartedly.

Susan - Irish sailors story, please!

Shelley - After a long day at work, that back corner seat on the bus definitely makes all the difference.

Thomma Lyn said...

Those are all great things! :) Especially #6 -- happy upcoming 17th wedding anniversary!

Dorte H said...

A great post!
I have found it and bookmarked it, and I think I will try to combine it with a post about our holiday one of these days (should give me a chance to bring some beautiful photos also).

So thank you for thinking of me, Julia :)