Friday, January 10, 2014

Haiku Friday

Academic Stuff
Administering ex-lence
Constant cycle-ing

Thursday, January 09, 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 3

I got my nails did.

Fancy pants party to go to on Saturday, so I thought I'd go the extra mile to make myself pretty.  I love this's a very deep red, though you can't really tell in this picture.

Getting my nails done makes me happy.  It makes me feel more put together than I really am. :)

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Happy Day #2

It was low tide when I walked the docks this morning.  When I rounded the corner I was greeted by a very thin layer of ice hovering over the rock wall.  This is a fairly normal scene on a cold winters day (6 degrees!), and it always makes me smile for some reason.  It's so delicate it almost looks like spun sugar and I like to pretend that it tastes like cotton candy.  "I love that ice", I said to myself.  And then I remembered it was day 2.  So I snapped a picture:

By remembering to take this picture, I also reminded myself that being happy is often times a choice.  One has to make a conscience decision to actively try to be happy, to make the most of every situation.  Sure there are many times when it just comes naturally and I'm happy to begin with, but having this little reminder everyday to look for something that's made me happy is very helpful.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 1

This morning a childhood friend of mine posted on Facebook about a very cool project she stumbled upon called 100 Happy Days.  Read about it here:

We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you? 
And I say, YES I DO.
I didn't make any resolutions this year because let's face it-they never stick.  But I did think about the fact that I'd really like to do MORE.  More smiling, more laughing, more loving...more guitar playing, more drinking wine, more sailing...that sort of thing.  And while taking a picture a day of something that made me happy isn't really MORE, it is doing something and THAT makes me happy.  So, without further ado, here is my day 1 picture:

An everything bagel with cream cheese from my favorite local coffee shop.  I can taste it because my cold is finally letting up.

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Here's to 100 Happy Days...and MORE!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it?  2014.  I can't...craziness.

I've been away.  I've been busy, I've been sick, I've been happy.  Over the Christmas break, B1 and I took time to enjoy our fair city.  We did touristy things that we normally wouldn't do.  It was fun, and a little tiring and it mostly revolved around eating in places we've wanted to go to but never have.  And it also involved going to this place:

So neat.  It wasn't really a relaxing place to visit though.  It felt like you had to get in, get your drink, look around at everything and then leave.  They herd people into the bar in batches, so it felt rushed, but also like we were there for too long, if that makes any sense.  Still, it was very cool to see, and I think it would be fun to visit in the summer.

Here are some more pics from that day:

And the next...

And because it's too hard to rearrange the pictures, here are some from Christmas:

I hope you all are having as much fun as I am.