Saturday, March 13, 2010

Getting My Happy On

Does the title sound like something I could get arrested for doing in public?  I dunno.  Anyway...

 Recently I received the Happy 101 Blog Award from Jamie at Life as I Know It.  If you're looking for a good place to lift your spirits check out her blog.  And be prepared to be greeted by one of the brightest, most incredible smiles you've ever seen.

There are four rules that come with this award:

1. Copy & paste the award on your blog.  Checked.
2. Name the person who gave the award to you and link to their blog (or hyperlink). Checkaroonied.
3. List 10 things that make you happy.  Yuh-huh.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know. M'kay.

Alright, here's a list of ten things that make me happy.

1. Sandy (my wife).
2. Weekends.
3. Massages.
4. Watching and listening to a thunderstorm.
5. Creative people.
6. Winks and smiles.
7. Being confided in.
8. Spending time in my studio.
9. Writing.
10. All you beautiful people who give me awards and write flattering comments that make me go "aww" and cause my face to scrunch up into pathetically mushy but genuinely sincere expressions from the sheer joy of knowing each and every one of you.  This is due mainly to the fact that (as anyone who knows me will attest) I'm basically a slut for attention.  Also if I don't feel that I can make a difference in someone's life I'll probably shrivel up and die like a prune left out in the Nevada Desert sun, even though I'm a bazillion miles away from Nevada and currently don't own a valid passport. 
Plus an ego stroke and feeling accepted never hurt anyone right?

I pass this on to the following:

 A Collection of Things I Am Absolutely Unsure Of
 Curvaceous in the City
 Tattoos and Cupcakes
 Shop T.O. Live
 Nikles and Dimes
Scattered Thoughts by Breenuh
Coffee Calculations and Columbia
Designing With Light
Her Armoire
fragments, treasures, memory
Thanks Jamie and to everyone else who reads me.  I suggest a massive group-hug, whaddya say?


  1. Hi Barry-This is in response to your comment on my blog asking me to e-mail you. I can't seem to find your address so if you wouldn't mind e-mailing me at

    When I asked if I could use what you said on my posts regarding girls and the struggles they face during youth, I just thought I'd ask because your viewpoint really stuck!

    I am analyzing a modern day all girl do it yourself movement and your standpoint is extremely interesting.

    Obviously, you'll receive the full credit!

  2. Hi! Congrats on your award! By the way, you're totally right--Happy 101 does sound a little x-rated!

  3. Congrats to another well deserved award Mr.Barry! :) And goodness gracious, you're so good to me giving me another one! Love you and your family to pieces!

  4. You and Sandy are pretty pleasant. You guys make me happy on a regular basis. Congratulations, sir. Consider yourself winked and smiled at. ^_^

  5. Hello ;)

    Congratulations on getting your happy on... & of course the award.
    Thank you for thinking of me to share it with.
    I'm flattered.

    best wishes

  6. Great strings of good wishes!!! I am glad that you got it and even more excited you are giving me an award!!!
    Much love and good energy to you Barry

  7. great list. #4 and #5 are my favorites. I LOVE thunderstorms and there is nothing better than creative people... very inspiring.

  8. Congrats on the award, Barry. You make my life extremely happy. :) I wish I could give you a billion of these awards. Hehe.

  9. Congratulations, and thank you so much for thinking of me to pass it along to. (And I also am completely infatuated by thunderstorms.)

  10. Hi Barry, Thanks for the award!!! I've (finally) posted my own here: