Thursday, September 18, 2008

Things that make me smile . . .

1. little silver skull buttons, one positioned on each arm about 3 inches from the shirt's elbow so that when you bend your arm the little guy looks up at you. (The shirt is a happy shirt--a plaid of reds and whites with cool domed white buttons--and it's made happier by the skulls.)

2. fake chrome dragon stuck to the back of my car. A just-because-I-saw-it-and-it-made-me-want-it-even-though-it-makes-no-sense purchase.

3. Halloween-colored peanut butter M&Ms. They could inspire a party. I hope they inspire many parties somewhere out there in the universe.

4. unexpected, bizarre happenings. A while back, I boiled some eggs, and like usual, one of the eggs decided to leak. Only you couldn't tell which egg it was, because the egg wasn't really attached to it, there was just a hole. When I cracked the egg, it was almost completely hollowed out, the white part forming the shape of a tumbler. I might have to break down and post a picture of this, because I'm having a hard time explaining it through words.

6 comments:

Betty Edit said...

Things that make me smile:

Olives.

Or at least, one Olive.

The M&Ms aren't bad either. I can't wait to see the dragon.

Oriana said...

I LOVE the dragon! It still makes me giggle. :-) Has anyone commented on it yet?

Olive Kite said...

Well, my sister-in-law asked me when I got a dragon (she wasn't sure it was my car). And Bea said, "What's that on your car?" And T wanted to see it, but she was clued into its existence from the blog. So the answer, I guess, is yes. I don't really know anyone else that would notice.

I sometimes walk around the back of the car, just so that I can smile.

Olive Kite said...

I kept my list to non-living things, but I must say that friends, family, animals, vegetation, natural phenomena all have the power to make me smile too. Of course.

Oriana said...

Olive, I think it's great that you still surprise the people that love you best. It's one of the things I treasure most - being slightly unpredictable. I'm glad you have that too. :-)

Sheila said...

You have a dragon on your car? I want one . . . lucky! I've always wanted one of those bobble-head poodles in my car, too.

Peanut butter M&M's? Bring 'em on!