Friday, March 1, 2013

The Bloghop of Joy

I'm so excited for this bloghop. I can't wait to read all the happy things everyone will be posting. As I began to think of what to post, I came up with a list of over 100 things that bring me joy. Seriously. Since I'm sure no one wants to read my giant list, I'm gonna stick to 5 things today, but sharing things that make me happy just might become a regular feature on my blog. It was too much fun thinking about it. 

Here are my 5 things for today:

1. Onion volcanoes. No matter how many times I go to a teppanyaki restaurant, I still get giddy in anticipation to see this food show staple.



2. Camera phone surprises. You know, when you connect your phone to the computer and there are a hundred versions of your little angel, or her knee, or the ceiling fan, etc. downloading. It's impossible NOT to smile/laugh in that moment.

3. Diving for octopus. So it's not diving so much as snorkeling in the reef with my dad wielding a Hawaiian spear, but it's by far one of my favorite memories growing up and what I look forward to the most when I visit my family back home. Here'a a goofy pic of my dad and our last kill. It was delish!



4. Secret passages. So maybe Downton Abbey has made these cool again, but we actually have one in our house. And it's super cool. Shh! Don't tell.

5. Stop motion videos. They are artsy and raw and oh so creative and beautiful. I also know firsthand that they are very time-consuming to make. So props to those who can make a good one.

What are some things that bring you joy? Tell me in the comments, because maybe it's contagious.


23 comments:

T. Drecker said...

That is so COOL with the octopus fishing! And I had to laugh at the surprise photos. Usually it's of my daughter doing way too close shots of herself (nose holes get weird after the 100th time). I love that onion fire too. You just have an amazing list :)

poetrygal said...

A great list, my things of joy at the moment is for my Internet to run smoothly....have had to start another blog so my followers link looks bare.

Music is another joy to me I love all sorts. I love to see the wildlife in my garden and to see and hear the birds in the tree just outside my window.

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

The Capillary said...

Just dropping by from the Blog Hop of Joy. Only last year did I see an onion volcano. Tastiest thing ever. Also, octopus fishing? Do you eat them afterwards or throw them back?

Misha Gericke said...

Wow I'm so envious about your secret passage. We have nothing that cool in our house. :-)

jaybird said...

Not fair, I want a secret passage in my house too!! Sounds so cool.

And oh my word- look at your dad with that octopus!! You are a warrior if you jump in the water and go hunting for the stuff I'm afraid of and if I ever see, I totally crap my pants and swim away from, fast- LOL

Love your list lady!! (of course)

Mark Means said...

I kid you not, I have always wanted a house with a secret passage in it...you're very lucky!

Also, yes, onion volcanoes are extremely cool :)

Summer Ross said...

fairies make me happy.

Look at that onion volcano- I've never seen one- how super cool.
Thank you for sharing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guarantee no one else had 'diving for octopus' today!

Kyra Lennon said...

Brilliant list! Maybe I live a sheltered life, but I have never heard of an onion volcano before lol!

Thanks for joining in with the hop!

Johanna Garth said...

I've never seen an onion volcano and now I feel so deprived! And, I think you'd be a fan of the dumbwaiter in my house that opens up into a secret cupboard. I swear it's what sold me!

Nicole said...

Great list! Now I want to go snorkeling. ;)

Shallee said...

Not going to lie, diving for octopus kinda gives me the willies...

Also wanted to let you know, I added a new, simpler way to enter the contest for Maddie on my blog if you're interested! :)

Kathryn Purdie said...

You are so unique! I love your list, even if the thought of eating octopus makes me cringe in terror. ;-) And thanks for adding one of my favorite songs EVER at the bottom. <3

Suzanne Furness said...

Not sure I know what an onion volcano is but it looks pretty cool. Secret passages, yes so exciting!

Alexandra Campbell said...

I love your very unique and thoughtful list!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Gotta' love secret passages. :) Great list!

Tammy Theriault said...

I'm hoping that passage would lead to my house so I can come your way and do some of that sea hunting, too! Id wear it like an octopus hat....octo-couture!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

What an awesome blogfest and I love what gives you joy. Jolly good!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

This is wonderful! I secretly love those onion volcanos too! I think something that makes me ridiculously happy right now is country music. I know, I know.

Kelley Lynn said...

I LOVE onion volcanoes too!! And I eat hibachi quite often... never gets old :)

Clare said...

Thanks for taking part in the hop, great list.

I've never had an onion volcano - it looks fascinating.

I love it when the kids secretly take pictures of themselves; so cute! ^_^

David P. King said...

My joy-meter went up a few notches. Thanks for that! :)

J. A. Bennett said...

Hunting octopus? Sounds awesome! So many happy things in this world. Thanks for spreading the love!