I would like to start by thanking the good people at Camp Kahdalea (where I spent several summers in my youth). I don’t think any Kahdalea people read this blog, and I’m sure the camp director didn’t invent this award. But at camp, the words “Give me 10 Happy’s” inflicted terror into every camper’s ear that heard them.
Punishment for saying a “non-camp word” (i.e. any swear word, or other insult that was intended to break down the loving accepting nature of camp) was 10 happy’s. The speaker of the non-camp word would have to do ten push ups while saying a happy word with each push-up. Rainbows, and butterflies were universally accepted to be the first two happy’s. The remaining eight were often chosen to butter up the enforcing councelor, so future happy’s wouldn’t be given.
So here are my 10 happy’s:
You (If you are reading this, you make me happy)
Camp (I don’t go there anymore, but the novel I’m querying is called CAMP LIFE so obviously I still think about it. And it can’t be left off a 10 Happy’s list.)
Now to pass my award on to future recipents. I guess I should start by saying who gave it to me. That would be Matt over at Pensive Sarcasm. Matt is actually desperately trying to make it to 100 followers. If you become his 100th follower you will win a price, as will the person who told you about his blog (i.e. me). But since he already has 79 followers, and I only have 39, I doubt I’ll be winning the referral award. Still, his blog is filled with happiness and joy, so you should check it out.
The blogs that make me happy are:
Girl About Town by Genevieve. Gen has been really bad about posting lately, but she’s in my writing critique group and one of my best friends. So I’m awarding her anyway. Maybe now that her blog’s a winner, she will start posting again. No pressure or anything Gen.
Somnambulist Zine by Martha. Martha has cushing disease, which isn’t very happy. But she’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and her Freak Atlis does a good job of shedding a new light on pituitary disorders. Hopefully her brain surgery will go well. That would be happy.
Livre Diva by Maryweather. Right now I’m the only follower of Maryweather’s blog. That just seems tragic. You guys need to go check her out. Maryweather is in my writing class, and generally fabulous. Being her friend makes me happy.
Jon’s Life or Other Odd People Doing Odd Things. Jon just started blogging like two months ago, and he’s suddenly all over the internet. His posts are always quiet sparkly, and his enthusiasm definately makes me happy.
Watch Me Practice by Tina. She reads, she writes, she even spells stuff right. And her posts never make me sad.
Joke of the Day
Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.