Friday, March 28, 2008

Things that Make Me Happy Part Deux

I have had a particularly crappy week. Our former chapter president died, my knee is still hurting me, I didn't make the GH finals for my YA, and other stuff that I don't want to blog about. I only know one other person who's had a crappier week than me. But rather than dwell on the crappy stuff, I'm going to focus on the positive.
To wit:
1. Catching Richard Armitage playing Claude Monet last night on PBS in The Impressionists

2. Watching Dancing with the Stars. Go Kristi Yamaguchi

3. How sweet Helen Mirren was when I had her sign a copy of her autobiography for one of my best friends.

4. Knowing that my other best friend is coming through her treatments for breast cancer with flying colors. She's a little medical miracle.

5. Anticipating the release of my friend Marley Gibson's first two books (written as Kate Harmon) and going up to Boston for her book party.

6. Buying a new pair of shoes

7. The blogs, Stuff White People Like and Stuff Educated Black People Like.

8. My SWAT writing group that meets on Mondays.

9. Cutie-pie author's blue blue eyes that I could drown in.

10. The hope that Spring is right around the corner

11. Really good sushi. Or even just okay sushi

12. Getting to meet some many fellow bloggers at the National Conference in San Franciso this summer.

13. The book I'm writing right now

14. The pretentiousness of Alex and Simon on The Real Housewives of New York City.

15. Having my hair and make-up done for parties

16. Getting to watch my friend's little boys grow up.

17. The hope that I will finally meet the man I'm supposed to be with.

18. Diving back into the goodness of JD Robb books. How I have missed them!

19. Finding a real great dress

20. All my friends, both here in New York and all over the world.

Thanks for reading,



Amanda McCabe said...

OMG, I was just reading the Stuff White People Like blog yesterday, and discovered that yes, sadly, I am white. :) Almost every entry was something I like!

And I am happy because I will be in NY in just a little over 2 weeks! Maybe I will see you there...

Keira Soleore said...

Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by blog. I've added you to my blog roll. And I'll say "yes" for numbers one and two on your list and a huge "wow" for the third. You actually got to meet the queen.

Kwana said...

Looks like you've got a lot to be happy about. Just count those good things. I wish I know about RA last night. Now I've got someing to be bummed about.

But I am happy about my new work area. I may just sleep here.

And I'm happy about NEC in 2 weeks! Yippeeeeeee!

Laurie Likes Books said...

Your diving back into the in Death books is so interesting to me since I am in the midst of a HUGE glom of them. I read the first eight or so entries a couple of years ago, and then, a little over a month ago, picked up where I left off, and just now finished Survivor in Death. What a great series!


Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Hi Amanda,

I hope to see you too when you come to New York. Perhaps a girl's night with Megan and Kwana!

Laurie, I had gotten out of the habit of reading the In Death books for some reason, but now that I'm back I love them again. I hate to say it, but I much prefer them to Nora's other books.

Kwana, I'm sure the Impressionists will end up on Netflix or at the Library and you can have your Richard Armitage fix. And as soon as I get it back, I'll loan you my Vicar of Dibley.

Keira, meeting Helen Mirren was such a huge thrill, it really made my day and put that smile back on my face. She's lovely in person.

MaryF said...

Love your list! Hugs on your crappy day, though!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Thanks Mary. Its actually been a crappy week! But hopefully April will be better.