Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Happiness Continues...

I've recently received another Happy Award from my wife Sandy and my high-school buddy (and long-time friend) Tony.  The rules with this are:

1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. List 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

I've decided to combine these two lists of ten into one list of twenty, so here goes:

Twenty things that make me happy:

1. my wife Sandy (always first on the list)
2. my friends
3. my family
4. all of you who visit me
5. meeting someone new
6. conversation
7. creativity
8. passion
9. music
10. art
11. poetry
12. my writing
13. my studio
14. massages
15. a hot soak in a tub
16. the smell of perfume
17. flirting
18. sunsets
19. sports cars
20. renovations (yeah they're a pain in the ass sometimes but I enjoy the work)

Continued from my last list, here are twenty more bloggers (plus one) that brighten my day:

Sandy (Getting Fit and Loving It) 
Tony (Nut in a Lifeshell) 
Cara (Synchronistic Catalyst) 
Liz (It's Unbeweavable) 
Betz (Her Armoire)
(Miss Always Carried Away)
Lauren (Little Loves) 
Sara (One Long Road) 
Sophia (Blue Chair Diary)
Valerie (Marley and Me) 
Miles (Thunder From a Quiet Storm
Lauryn (LauReality)
Jenni (Absent Minded)
Mayra (Life Is Bananas)
Jill (Life After College)     
Sophia (A Poet's Circus)
Acquiles (Minute by Minute)
Bassi (Queen of Shiba)
Jess (And My Reflection Troubles Me)
Michael (Spice of Life)
Laurnie (Some Whine With Cheese)

You guys don't have to do the lists but I do want to pass this on to you.  For reasons each as unique as your blogs you all add something to my day.


  1. Flirting? Hahaha! Congrats on another smiley award Barry. I was wondering why I don't make you happy then I figured out, I was already in the other list. Hahaha!

  2. Congrats on the award, Barry. And don't be surprised if you recieve like 20 more of these happy awards because your blog brings joy to a TON of people. So, I hope you are prepared to list hundreds of more things that make you happy in the future. ;)

  3. Congrats on the awards! It is always fun to learn more about you as the journey progresses.

  4. Thank you! and congrats on your award!!! I will definitely do this post today! Thank you that you thought about me:)
    Your friend Tony left me a comment some time ago and I got back to him today - shame on me! It seems like you are good friends - the 4 of you! That's very precious!

  5. AH! When I read this and was clicking on all the blogs that made you happy (so they can make me happy too) I literally froze when I saw your name. Thank you so much! And congrats!

  6. BARRY!!! you shouldn't have!!

    you're so awesome and that's some list of happy goodness. i wish you could pass on whatever gene it is that makes you like renos on to my bf. haha.

  7. congrats on ur award! thanks again for ur comment on my blog. ur ode to leah was awesome:D lol


  8. Barry, you sure make us all happy with your writing and love giving. Thank you for trying to unite the blogger community. Thanks for passing it along. It means a lot to me!

    I can't wait for the unification of bloggers around the world to begin!!!

    Con aprecio,

  9. Barry, you're so obviously such a nice guy; thanks for your comment on my blog re this token of your appreciation. (Your own blog is also very well done; "intelligent-eclectic-uplifting" would be a nice way of describing your topics and writing style. In any event, enjoyable.
    Have a great day, and again, thanks. :-)

  10. Thank you Barry! I'm so glad that you found my blog because now I get to be blog buddies with you and your wife :)

  11. Thank you so much! This really brightened my day!


  12. Thank you so much Barry! Thank you for this, but above all, thanks for inspiring me.


  13. Aww, thanks for putting me on your list Barry! I seriously need to update my blogroll. I'll ad that to my to-do list today!

  14. well that pretty much made my day :D
    YAAAY! I'm glad to be on your list..it means SO much to me :)
    you always manage to leave a smile on my face!
    have an amazing day

  15. Many thanks dear Barry for your kindness:)))