Tag Archives: happy

#808: Tacoway Beach

Give me a play on words, some tacos, a beachside location with the opportunity to walk a few minutes to view a gorgeous sunset, and I’m happy.

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Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Food/Drink


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#693: Watch The Fault in Our Stars

“If I were to die right now, I would die happy.”

I was at a bar watching a play that was a cross between Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, the Cards Against Humanity game, and the “You got iced” frat boy drinking game–as, you know, is typical for a weekday night–and one of the characters asked the audience whether we agreed with that statement.  Or, rather, said to drink if it was true for us.

And I didn’t know whether to drink.

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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Movies


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#626: Put something in the mystery surprise drawer

A few weeks ago, the receptionist at work sent this email to the entire office:

Please do not leave thumb tacks in the mystery surprise drawer! If it was meant as a joke, it’s not funny.

It’s in the running for the funniest email I’ve ever received.

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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in People


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#553: Trim a tree

…by myself.

My least favorite Christmas song is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” because it’s ridiculously depressing.  When I hear it I imagine someone sitting by herself in her house, decorating a tree, and missing–someone.  Whether she’s alone due to death, or distance, or something less distinctive isn’t clear.  All that matters is that she’s alone.

And if there’s any time when being alone sucks, it’s Christmas time.

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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in Nature


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#539: Reunion

I should be posting this review on yelp, but I forgot my password, as well as which email address I used to sign up, so it’s just easier to post it here.  The same 3 people will read it in either spot.

When I first sat down to wait for a friend at Reunion Surf Bar, I thought, “This doesn’t really seem like an Australian surf bar.”  I knew that because I’ve been to an Australian surf bar.  But on my way out, I noticed the sign that said, “We’re not Australian,” and later, I looked up more info. that told me the bar is based on a place off the coast of Africa.  It’s probably cruel to take away points simply because an establishment doesn’t resemble what it’s not trying to resemble. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Food/Drink


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#533: Cry in Target

Crying in Target is akin to crying at Disney World.  If anyone saw you, they’d be like, “Hey!  How can you cry in the happiest place on earth/a pretty good replacement for the ease of suburban mall shopping?” (depending on the location).

The point is, in both places, you’re supposed to be in a good mood because of all the happy going on around you. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on October 28, 2013 in People


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#404: Smile randomly

I’m one of those people strangers always feel compelled to shout, “Smile!” at.  I’m the person others think is mad when it’s just my normal expression.  I don’t smile for no reason, and I was completely fine with that.  But now that I’ve done it, I kind of want to tell everyone to do it.  So, here are 17 easy steps to smiling randomly. You’re welcome in advance.

1.  Get dumped–but not technically dumped because this would require some form of communication between the two parties.  Just get someone you dated for a bit to suddenly stop responding to texts so that if you were slightly more naive you might worry he had been in a serious accident or was possibly dead, though you’d have no way to ever find out for sure.

2.  Be understandably annoyed for a few days.

3.  Go for a run. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in People


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