1) People who find my website by searching "something to make me happy right now"
I get some unusual search strings, and I've gotten some depressing search queries, but the ones that make me happiest are the ones that are people looking for something to make themselves happy. People! make a list of what makes you happy! You may be surprised at how many things are going your way. I know that the hardest lists that I make are when I'm feeling sad, or depressed, but it always makes me feel better to write out the things that are good that I have going on.
2) Top Chef is back!
I may have had some issues with last season (wanting to punch Angelo in the face was one of them) and I wasn't thrilled with Just Desserts, but this All Star Season looks like it's going to be goooooood. I have my favorites that I'm cheering for, and I hope the ones who I dislike will be dispatched with quickly. Plus: the challenges in the first episode, especially the elimination challenge, was AWESOME.
The last new episode of the fall before the winter hiatus is tonight, and I am really, really looking forward to it. I love Christmas Episodes of things (I am also really looking forward to the Community Claymation episode) and despite that they are singing one of my least favorite Christmas songs, (Baby, It's Cold Outside) I think that the video of the two of them is super cute, and it's awesome that they have two boys singing to each other on primetime tv.
4) Cannoli Donuts
My friends Lisa and Katie were in Rochester for Thanksgiving, and while they were there, they procured a dozen donuts filled with Cannoli insides. They gave one to me last night, and I feel that it is safe to say, I will never be the same again. it was EPIC. I want one right now. It is probably a really, really good thing that they are all the way up in Rochester.
5) I re-arraigned the furniture in my living room, and it is much more cosy.
Initially it started because I wanted to put my Christmas tree up, and just ballooned from there the result: Pictures were hung, (Including a sign that I have been meaning to hang FOREVER) and I am much happier with how my living room looks.
6) My grandmother's coming to visit!
Every year for Christmas, she makes the trek up to New Jersey to spend it with the family, and this year, as part of her trip, she's spending a weekend hanging out with me (and my sister) in Baltimore. I am so glad she's coming- We're going to cook from the cookbook, hang out, and generally have a good time.
7) All the recipes I've made for the project lately have turned out really well.
And now, just saying that, I'm sure I've jinxed myself.
8) Staged Reading of Steel Magnolias!
My theater company is doing a staged reading of Steel Magnolias in February, as a fundraiser, and I am really excited! I'm going to be Annelle. I am also glad that my friends are having a viewing party of the movie... because I've never seen it. I am excited nonetheless (plus, I'm going to make a red velvet armadillo cake for the occasion)
9) My tragic clumsiness turns out to be delicious
So... I was at the farmer's market, and I picked up a container of chevre with cranberries on the bottom, and fumbled, and dropped it on the floor, causing the container to crack. I resigned myself to buying it, and my jaw dropped to the floor when the woman told me that it cost 13 dollars. (I am not so accustomed to buying thirteen dollars worth of cheese... ever) but once the cracked part was dispatched with, it is actually REALLY tasty. I don't know that I would buy it again, but it was definitely a happy accident.
10) Christmas is coming.
This year I'm making edible gifts for most of my family, and I can't wait for them to try them. I will be spending my three day weekend next week putting together the stuff that's going to be in them. Can't Wait!