Tuesday, November 18, 2008

my red is so confident that he flashes trophies of war and ribbons of euphoria

I usually tend to pick and choose which of the tags I get I actually want to follow through with (I do always appreciate getting tagged, even if I don't do them!) and this is one I will. Thanks to this-wheel's-on-fire and sister libby for this one. This one's called "Kreativ Blogger" and, man, someone sure got "kreativ" with their spelling, Heaven knows why.
Now for the unavoidable (but most fun) portion where I have to list something...in this case, six things that make me happy.
As someone who goes through most days being deliriously happy, there are hundreds of things that elate me, here's six random ones.

1. Living near a Native Reserve
I live about a mile away from a Native reserve and when they have celebrations or ceremonies, I get to go to sleep listening to their drumming and singing. It's absolutely fantastic.

2. Courtney Brooke Photography
I've mentioned her before, but Courtney Brooke is an amazing photographer whose photography does exactly what I feel good photography should: makes me love life, but think my life could probably be a little bit better if it was in one of her photographs.

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3. Musicians Who Claim to be from Outer Space (click picture to view in full)
As a general rule, if they claim to be not of this Earth, their music is pretty rad. See: Parliament Funkadelic, Outkast, Lil Wayne, Bowie...

4. Speaking Ubbi-Dubbi in Public
Bubut ubonubly ubif yubou dubon't mubind strubangubers thubinkubing yubou're rubertubardubed.

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5. Rick James' facial expressions (click picture to view in full)
The perfect mix of naughty, creepy and amusing. Whenever he makes eye contact with the camera in his music videos, you know you're a nanosecond away from pure, unadulterated joy.

6. Axis: Bold as Love by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
This album is making me worship Jimi more than ever before, I can't stop listening to it.

This is the rough part...tagging other bloggers. Frankly, I'm usually inclined not to. If you feel like you can make an entertaining list of things that make you happy, then by all means knock yourself out.

21 comments:

Mimi said...

Love this post! I always love reading about people and getting to know them through their writing and I feel like I know you a little better :] Love it! and on a side note I love that you have 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' from the Little Mermaid, it has to be one of my favorite Disney movies!

Sister Libby said...

That's cool you fall asleep to indian drumming. Sometimes I fall asleep to a hay bailing machine. Best thing ever. And
I never was able to speak ubbidubbi, but my sister is way good...

You like such little things, but they're all so good.

this wheel's on fire said...

yay!! love your list! you always make me laugh :P

Miss Karen said...

What an awesome list! Congrats on the award too :D

The cover of Axis looks amazing!

Mary said...

Everything about this post, from the facts to the pictures, made me smile from ear to ear!

Keith said...

I loved this list. Very cool. I thought all of them were great, but I really dig #3.

Carla said...

Thanks for the tip on some great inspirational blogs. I adore the photo, its the kind of photo I love Carla x

mothersvea said...

I love cortney brooke, I remember her on deviant art like 5 years ago...thank you for reminding me :)

Anonymous said...

Actually, Kreativ is the Danish spelling of the word Creative.. Sooo maybe some Danish blogger invented this tag? :)

molly said...

ahh yes excellent point, anonymous! if that is the case, i will take back my mocking of the spelling.

Krystal said...

those are great things to love. xx

Sunniva said...

You fall asleep to the drumming and singing from a Native reserve?! That sounds amazing and so calming and peaceful. One day I have to come and visit you, and experience it too :D

And yes, Alexa is doing a great job in our place. She's cooler than cool. She's ice cold. But I think that at the next Arctic Monkeys you go to, you should definitely try and do the same thing you did at the Black Mountain concert with Jeremy Schmidt. You'd take a Alexa down any day!

Carolina Lange said...

Great to know something about you!
Congrats on the award!

Cate said...

Hm, maybe this tag is originated in Germany because "kreativ" is the German spelling of "creative".
Wow, living near a Native Reserve must be magical.
Oh, I think I got the hang of Ubbi-Dubbi.
And the album of the Jimi Hendrix album is awesome!

Krystal said...

<3

Cris Lazoru said...

Fun post! very informative

C.

Secretista said...

Such an interesting post :).

copperoranges said...

that would be so nice to go to sleep hearing tribal drums. my hometown always has a native american festival every year; i should really check out it out this time.

jess said...

Living next to a reservation sounds great.

Juliet said...

Those extensions are creepy.

juliet xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Love this post!!

xoxox,
CC