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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Happy 101 Award

So I've been tagged in yet another one of these festive internet memes by blogger extraordinaire Castor at Anomalous Material to name 10 things which, quite simply, make you happy. Say no more!

10 Things That Bring Me Joy:

1. Lady Gaga. At the present time no one and nothing makes me happier than Lady Gaga. She is the cheese to my macaroni. I should note that I just saw her live for the second time this past Friday at Lollapalooza and I have already authored one of my trademark epic, earnest, hyperbolic sermons in relation to it which I will unleash at some point in the future. So don't say you weren't warned.

2. A Medium Rare Burger & A Pale Ale. Greatest meal on earth. Yeah, I know. I'm predictable.

3. First Saturday Of College Football Season. I love every single Nebraska football game, of course, but there is something so beautiful in that very first Saturday of the new season, when every team is 0-0, when hope and promise fills the air. It's less than a month away now. I cannot wait.

4. Sienna Miller. Or did you already know she made me happy? It's not like I mention her every third post.

5. The Algonquin. Whenever I visit my best friend in New York all I want to do is kick back in the lounge of the hotel where all the old school literary minds used to hold court and drink a $67 (slight exaggeration) cocktail.

6. This New Arcade Fire Song. It's rather awesome.

7. Quoting Seinfeld. There are friends I can go years without seeing and yet the power of "Seinfeld" quotes allows us to fall into step within 12 seconds. "Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense."

8. Winter. I'm one of those bozos who prefers winter to summer. I'm craving winter right now. I'll take gigantic snow drifts, negative zero wind chills and darkness at 5:00 over this humid 95 degree crap every day of the week.

9. The News From Lake Wobegon. Don't hang around and let your problems surround you - there is The News From Lake Wobegon.

10. Writing. Writing this blog, writing screenplays, writing short stories, writing melodramatic rants about the things I love, writing letters (yes, I still occasionally send old-school letters), writing things that are only for me. Just writing. Writing is FANtastic.

And if anyone else reading this has any desire to be tagged, well, consider yourself....tagged.


My Other Brother Daryl said...

You like Lady Gaga? Why are we just finding out about this now?

Castor said...

I believe Nic talked about his infatuation with Lady Gaga's music in one previous post, you must have missed it :)

Nick Prigge said...

Thank your lucky stars I don't have a Weekly Lady Gaga Address - you know, like the President - because we all know I could do it if I wanted to.

Wretched Genius said...

You do have her new remix album, right? A real fan would.

Nick Prigge said...

I refuse to buy any more of her remix albums until she puts the Fernando Garibay Remix of "Paparazzi" on one of them. The "Paparazzi" Remixes EP (which I, of course, have) has 7 remixes and now "The Remix" has another remix yet NONE of these has the Fernando Garibay Remix which is, like, the greatest song in 20 years. This makes no sense!