Friday, August 1, 2008

Baby Wontcha Make Me...HAPPY

In fourteen months I’ve only smiled once
and I didn’t do it consciously
Bob Dylan

who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?
Kahlil Gibran

If I’m gonna write a top ten list, it’ll generally be something like Top Ten Lou Reed Lyrics (#1 How do you think it feels, and when do you think it stops?; #2 I thought I was someone else, someone good) or Top Ten British Obscenities (#1 wanker; #2 shite). This time, though, I'm going positive, and listing things that make me happyten fucking positive statements—three more than I made during the entire year of 1993...and most of those were either sarcastic or along the lines of “I love fucking with people’s heads”...since, y'know, I’m trying to be more open to the universe...or something...anyway, here goes...

#1 Friends and family—no matter what horrible things I say behind their backs
#2 Dogs—Fargo and Bella, pay attention
#3 Bob Dylan—I offered up my innocence, I got repaid with scorn—me too, Bob, me too
#4 The woods (actual woods—with trees—not to be confused with the Sleater Kinney album of the same name, though that kicks ass, too)
#5 The ocean
#6 Yoga

-like marijuana, but good for you
#7 Coffee
#8 Walt Whitman

From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.

#9 The Victoria’s Secret Catalog—for the articles
#10 Cate Blanchett—CALL ME

(thanks to for inspiring this post) (or the nice parts, at least)


Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hmmm...good try at trying to be positive! :-) It's not quite there yet, but it's about an inch past negative, so that's progress right there! (smile)

Summer said...

Great blog! This post was definitely good for a grin or two. :-)

Lea said...

Hahaha! Good job drjay. Need to post a warning sign though. hahaha.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

lol top ten lou lyrics! thats cool.. ha! and i luv the line "the kind of doctor who, in case of emergency, can explain Faulkner while you die" gee.. id definitely go over this blog again!

Sahil Bhalla said...

I see you dropped by my blog. May I know how you found it?

BTW - I really like your blog and your posts. Good job!

Alexander Young said...

There's a limited school of thought of marijuana being good for you.

Although, I'm sure that yoga is far more useful.

Zombie Money said...

Good read :)

Anonymous said...

ahaha :)
Your blog made me smile.

good read!

Anonymous said...

... and as for Scarlet Witch, I'm sure she's around xD (I don't keep up with X-men)

Samantha Grace said...

I love this list. I'd like to see the Top Ten Lou Reed Lyrics as well though.

creativehealinggoddess said...

I too like the ocean and talking about my siblings behind there back (in that order).

I like i sing the body electric too.

very funny list.

Self-esteem Blog for Women said...

Hmmm....your thoughts are very But useful in a metaphorical way.
I enjoyed tripping through your thoughts and I do like the control you have over your mind!
Have a really ...really positive day!
Truly fun!

Gypsy at Heart said...

At the risk of sounding like I'm minimizing your incontrovertible talent for witticisms, I will say this: You are VERY funny.

silent storm said...

I made a similar post in my main blog, PSYCHE ANALYZED (listed in my fave posts). Yours is much more funny though :)

Anne said...

Gibran -- my dad's favorite - I have a single book.