Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #996-1000

996. rain
997. Jennifer Warnes "Song Of Bernadette"
998. the idea of love
999. completing a project
1000. being me

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #991-995

991. growing up
992. working with truly talented people
993. deep breathing exercises
994. Pixar
995. interior design ideas

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Reaons To Be Happy #976-985

976. IHOP
977. lazy Sunday afternoons in the backyard
978. the color blue
979. four part harmony
980. Jackie O sunglasses
981. Shakespeare
982. true entertainers
983. Lauren Christy
984. escape
985. working with talented people

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #971-975

971. having a night off
972. quiet
973. old movies
974. NPR's "Song Travels"
975. breakfast burritos

Friday, April 20, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #966-970

966. jelly beans
967. Patty Griffin
968. prospects
969. skinny jeans
970. stunt burps

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #951-955

951. fashion blogs
952. fashion magazines
953. fashion books
954. fashion icons
955. fashion as art

Monday, April 16, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #946-950

946. employment
947. signature accessories
948. reliability
949. Trijntje Oosterhuis
950. showtunes on a Sunday afternoon

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #941-945

941. email
942. foreign films
943. self-worth
944. hoodies
945. Yogurtland (again)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #936-940

936. Craig Armstrong's film scores
937. Yogurtland
938. Captain & Tennille
939. squeeze cheese
940. Sperry Topsiders

Friday, April 13, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #931-935

931. concerts
932. subversive humor
933. health
934. Triscuits and brie
935. the perfect pair of jeans

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #921-925

921. goals
922. shared creativity
923. playlists
924. chair-ography
925. being alive

Monday, April 9, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #911-915

911. Jeff Buckley's GRACE
912. movie dates with myself
913. decluttering
914. destressing
915. Armie Hammer

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #906-910

906. gelato
907. video games
908. BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY
909. facts
910. Easter candy

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #901-905

901. making big choices
902. taking risks
903. dinner with RJ
904. advice from Kat
905. retail therapy

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #891-895

891. [title of show]
892. creative friends
893. hot water & honey
894. helpful hints
895. Mandonna

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #886-890

886. improvisation
887. sharing
888. "holy f*cking sh*t" in four-part harmony
889. trust
890. Dame Shirley Bassey's "This Is My Life"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #881-885

881. quesadillas
882. confidence
883. Joni Mitchell's THE HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS
884. being bold
885. caffeine

Monday, April 2, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #876-880

876. first rehearsals
877. excitement
878. the color blue
879. tacos
880. having a reason to be happy

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #871-875

871. engagement parties
872. discovering new eateries
873. power ballads
874. milkshakes
875. jokes

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Reasons To be Happy #866-870

866. tweed
867. Dakita Harris
868. Easter candy
869. quiet
870. simplifying

Friday, March 30, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #861-865

861. taking chances
862. corny jokes
863. Hamburger Helper
864. breathing deeply
865. life

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #856-860

856. wistfulness
857. baby giggles
858. soft pillows
859. cream cheese
860. Carly Simon

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #846-850

846. MAD MEN
847. home decorating ideas
848. listening
849. ideas
850. water

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #836-840

836. sunshine
837. dancing
838. banana bread
839. comfy sweatshirts
840. enjoying the moment

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #831-835

831. grilled cheese sandwiches
832. THE HUNGER GAMES
833. wine with friends
834. raucous laughter
835. Jane Olivor

Friday, March 23, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #826-830

826. fish & chips
827. new musicals
828. mindless dancepop
829. possibility
830. Lemonem

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thought For The Day

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go. [Randall Munroe]

Reasons To Be Happy #816-820

816. red velvet cupcakes
817. mapping out the future
818. DRIVE [motion picture soundtrack]
819. NinaGarcia.com
820. celebrations

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #811-815

811. being right
812. Kid Cudi "The Ruler & The Killer" (from THE HUNGER GAMES)
813. Jim Broadbent
814. moxie
815. Barney's Stormtrooper on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #801-805

801. cookie parties
802. Yoda hats
803. BABY BOOM
804. staying in
805. Pop Tarts

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #796-800

796. the color green
797. Ireland
798. corn beef hash
799. DARBY O'GILL & THE LITTLE PEOPLE
800. 800 reasons to be happy!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #791-795

791. brownies
792. traditions
793. Broadway
794. Lennon & McCartney
795. Bacharach & David

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #786-790

786. salads
787. going to bed early
788. notes from friends
789. Max on HAPPY ENDINGS
790. memories

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #781-785

781. looking forward
782. oatmeal raisin cookies
783. expressions of love
784. clam chowder in a bread bowl
785. the COUGAR TOWN title cards

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #776-780

776. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
777. warm gloves
778. pepperoni pizza Combos
779. Laura Nyro
780. hair products

Monday, March 12, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #771-775

771. "Jenny's Blues" as sung by Kat Ramsburg
772. Kat Ramsburg's "Effie hands"
773. Kat Ramsburg's belt
774. Kat Ramsburg's talent
775. Kat Ramsburg

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #766-770

766. Mai Tais
767. bacon sammiches
768. Whiskey Maple Bacon cupcakes from Cupcake Royale
769. comedy
770. Kristin Wiig's Liza impression

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #761-765

761. Fun.
762. recipes
763. HAROLD & MAUDE
764. haircuts
765. flirty barbers

Friday, March 9, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #756-760

756. puppies
757. wine dates
758. Christine Groshong
759. flirty waiters
760. potato chips on a sandwich

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #751-755

751. the cast of HAPPY ENDINGS
752. ghost stories
753. Sting
754. buttermilk biscuits
755. staying up past your bedtime

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #736-740

736. HUGO
737. a snappy outfit
738. family
739. style
740. Girl Scout cookies

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #731-735

731. park playtime with my lil' lady.
732. talent
733. appreciation
734. respect
735. letting go

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #726-730

726. catching up on sleep
727. catching up on reading
728. dreams
729. realizations
730. shower wine

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #716-720

716. eye cream
717. the ryPad
718. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
719. soap operas
720. neckties

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #711-715

711. chicken nuggets
712. three-time Academy Award winner MERYL STREEP
713. making friends happy
714. Christa Miller on COUGAR TOWN
715. Leap Day William

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #706-710

706. dinner with Kat(e)
707. laughing with Kat(e)
708. blowing out birthday candles
709. wrapping up a birthday week with good news
710. The Cheesecake Factory

Monday, February 27, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #701-705

701. much needed vacations
702. spa treatments
703. birthday wishes
704. 80s pop music
705. being the OG

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy # 696-700

696. getting away
697. Dr Jack Shephard
698. breakfast buffets
699. THE BOOK OF MORMON (the musical)
700. 700 reasons to be happy!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #691-695

691. making people laugh
692. working consistently
693. "Bobby hands"
694. trust
695. Seattle

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #681-685

681. sheet music
682. breakfast foods
683. Statler & Waldorf
684. lounge pop
685. Cole Porter

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #676-680

676. Wednesdays
677. COUGAR TOWN
678. being interested
679. being interesting
680. Ed Sheeran's "Fall"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #666-670

666. White Castle cheeseburgers
667. Mart Crowley's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
668. disco
669. ginger ale
670. being fabulous

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #661-665

661. matinees
662. board meetings
663. completing a Sunday NYTimes crossword
664. comfortable hoodies
665. Whitney Houston

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #656-660

656. opening night parties
657. dive bar karaoke
658. Andrew Murray's kindness
659. cheap champagne
660. Lee Alexander McQueen [17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010]

Friday, February 10, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #651-655

651. opening nights
652. being proud of your work
653. cupcakes and boxed wine (the perfect late-night snack)
654. inexpensive pashminas
655. Liz Lemon at IKEA

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #626-630

626. constructive criticism
627. feelings
628. coconut water
629. Madonna
630. pizza

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #621-625

621. having a good reputation
622. Seattle
623. community
624. Kat(e)'s return
625. gold sequins

Friday, February 3, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #616-620

616. "I want to roll my eyes right now, but the doctor says if I keep doing it, my ocular muscles might spasm and eject my eyeballs"
617. "Who hasn't made mistakes? I once french-kissed a dog at a party to try to impress what turned out to be a very tall 12-year-old."
618. "If I could push a button and five people die in the world would die, but I'd get free cable for life, I'd do it."
619. "No, it okay. Don't be cry!"
620. "Hey, nerds! Who's got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn't cried once today? This moi."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #611-615

611. equality
612. history
613. perspective
614. CARRIE
615. "finishing the hat"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thought For The Day

For what it’s worth, it’s never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. There is no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. [The Curious Case of Benjamin Button]

Reasons To Be Happy #606-610

606. modulations
607. Mr. Porter
608. coffee cake
609. new underwear
610. "What I Did For Love"

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #601-605

601. longevity
602. Mumford & Sons
603. falling asleep watching a favorite movie
604. interior design
605. redemption

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #591-595

591. Woody Allen
592. buffet brunches
593. psychological thrillers
594. cleanliness
595. the internet

Friday, January 27, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #581-585

581. bargains
582. www.gofugyourself.com
583. homemade banana bread
584. motivational quotations
585. the early works of Stephen King

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #576-580

576. humility
577. art
578. Andy Warhol
579. work snacks
580. fancy bags

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #566-570

566. walking to work in the rain
567. book recommendations from trusted friends
568. jazz hands
569. understanding
570. most of the people I know

Monday, January 23, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #561-565

561. sun
562. looking your best
563. fanciful photos on your desktop
564. brand new music from Leonard Cohen
565. not sweating the small stuff

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #556-560

556. eating healthy
557. hummus
558. getting it right
559. revisiting LOST
560. goals

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #551-555

551. punctuality
552. dedication
553. a simple "thank you"
554. Five Hour Energy
555. oversized sunglasses

Friday, January 20, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #546-550

546. making the effort
547. concentration
548. smelly candles
549. hot cocoa
550. aspirin

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #541-545

541. overtime
542. saltycrunchy snacks
543. appreciation
544. Bruce Springsteen's NEBRASKA
545. making decisions

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #536-540

536. kicking the snow
537. believing in a cause
538. warmth
539. frugality
540. bourbon

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #531-535

531. Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST in 3D
532. hard work
533. personality
534. perseverance
535. Carole King's TAPESTRY

Monday, January 16, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #526-530

526. awards show post-mortems
527. Christopher Plummer in BEGINNERS
528. goldfish crackers
529. being independent
530. THE ARTIST

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #521-525

521. roadtrips
522. comedy
523. DanRad
524. sushi
525. when SNL gets it right

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #516-520

516. Madonna's "Rain"
517. long sleeps
518. photos of friends
519. the urge for going
520. simplicity

Friday, January 13, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #511-515

511. silliness
512. inspirational quotes
513. Liz & Jack
514. Leslie & Ben
515. Advil

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #506-510

506. technology
507. singer/songwriters
508. Simon & Garfunkel's BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
509. kindness
510. tolerance

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #496-500

496. the ham & cheese biscuit from Caffe Migliore
497. Nanci Griffith's "Late Night Grande Hotel"
498. respect
499. Dayquil
500. waiting for love

Monday, January 9, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #491-495

491. a good pair of headphones
492. priorities
493. a job well done
494. Keane
495. Michael Fassbender

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #486-490

486. HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS pts 1 & 2
487. pork teriyaki with a side of gyoza from Teriyaki Madness
488. Umberto Eco
489. orange juice
490. Amanda Marshall

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #481-485

481. doing your part
482. Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream
483. new shoes
484. sweatshirts
485. not giving up

Friday, January 6, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #476-480

476. new recipes
477. being there for someone
478. jazz singers
479. snuggling
480. hope

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #471-475

471. stretchy pants
472. Basia
473. going outside of your comfort zone
474. muffins
475. saying "Benedict Cumberbatch"

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #461-465

461. the "usual" at Starbucks (venti skinny vanilla latte)
462. live jazz
463. action movies
464. teriyaki
465. best/worst dressed lists

Monday, January 2, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #456-460

456. singalongs
457. candy from The Parrot in Helena, MT
458. long weekends
459. going to the movies/dinner/shopping/coffee alone
460. getting older

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Reasons To Be Happy #451-455

451. embarrassingly hilarious and undignified moments
452. selfless giving
453. keeping dreams alive
454. Veuve
455. kisses at midnight on New Year's Eve