Has anyone seen my sense of humor?
I really have been struggling to find the joy in life these days – maybe it is winter blahs and all those other stresses that can compound and weigh heavy on the soul that need not be named.
I’ve been overwhelmed and humorless and crabby. If not for its meaning, I would so love the word melancholy. (Seriously, wouldn’t MELON-HEAD be a great name for a collie? yea, maybe not. No offense to collie pups…)
So, as I once again feel guilty for clearing out my Google Reader and avoiding any feeling of responsibility to visit all 200+ of my favorite blogs, I reach for motivation to post. To post something! and I do have a ton of topics and ideas (and reviews?) to chat about — that I decide to accept Lisa’s (at Lit & Life) meme from some award she won and didn’t specifically pass on to me.
For the Over The Top Award, we are to list one word answers to the following questions. It is helping me to move fingers over the keyboard.
(1) Your Cell Phone? silver
oh crap. my cut and paste is only getting the first prompt! GGggggghghhghfhhrhhrrrrr.
What to do – print it out? No, because I don’t have print set up from my laptop and our PC that IS connected to a printer (which has no black ink – remind me to go buy some of that), do I really want to go back and forth – no.
I’ll change my mind and do something else. (SORRY LISA!)
Let’s do Alphabetical Gratefulness!!!
A – Apples. I really do believe an apple a day is a terrific habit.
B – my friend Brenda that I really do not talk to enough. uh oh, that sounds like a negative…
C – I once wrote an affirmation that had the first line of “Caring and committed, courageous and consistent…” to encourage me to be such. I don’t remember the whole poem but it does make me smile to think of the mood I was in when I wrote it.
D – the first letter of the name of the wonderful man I married who is just the definition of awesomeness.
E – ENERGY – let’s create it and conserve it and be energized to positiveness, shall we? I like so many E words: enthusiasm, effect, effort, effervescence, electricity, encouragement, eccentric…
F – Food. I’m grateful for food.
G – Neil Gaiman and his The Graveyard Book. Read Fizzythought’s thoughts here. I haven’t read this yet but I dearly want to.
H – HUMOR. I keep hearing movie The Hangover is funny, but the commercials have me dreading it. I abhor nastiness presented as laughable matter.
I – IMAGINATION!
J – Joy
L – Love. and lobsters! I love lobsters.
M – Marshmallows.
N – I’m so happy for the New Orleans Saints!
O – Onomatopoeia. And if you like words, like I like words, I recommend Roy Blount Jr.’s Alphabet Juice.
P – Penguins. Not necessarily the hockey team. oh! and PIE!!
Q – Quests.
R – (how come I can’t think of anything for this letter except the word ‘reality’? Perhaps because reality is only our perception of what is real and thus is suspect? I’ll come back to it… There has to be something better than reality. It ain’t raisins…)
S – Sunshine.
T – Trains. I’m taking the train in May to NYC.
U – UNDERSTANDING.
V – Virginia Woolf! I’m so loving the discussions on her books this winter.
W – Water. Where would we be without water? I was going to just list Virginia Woolf again but water jumped into my mind right after. Huh.
X – Xylophones?
Y – Yellow = sunshine
Z – I love names that start with the letter Z. Zola, Zetta, Zander the cat…
Thank you, thank you. I’ll be working on a preview post to Hunter S. Thomson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72, in case you’re curious. and finishing To the Lighthouse by Woolf.
Now what are you grateful for that starts with the letter R?