2009/11/27

Easily Happitized

DaGoddess @ 20:58

Despite feeling low because I’m away from the family, I’m easily cheered. Go figure.

First, as I was putting fresh sheets on the bed last night, the cat decided that was the greatest thing in the world and he went absolutely nutso. He was running around the whole upstairs. In circles. (My cat Lindsay used to do that, too, but not over bedmaking.) He was meowing up a storm. Thoroughly enjoying himself. At one point, he decided he was worn out and plopped himself down on the comforter. I needed to move it and I picked it up with him snuggled in the folds. I set him gently on the floor and he just looked up at me and meowed. I giggled. I’d been giggling the whole time he was being silly. It was amusing. Then, when I finally crawled in bed this morning, he decided he wanted company and did the typical kitty purr/rub/meow thing until I scratched under his chin and behind the ears. He misses Buster, that’s for sure. Okay, I do, too. But if I’m going to have to rattle around in a big house alone, I’d rather do it with PJ by my side, under my feet, etc. Easily amused, indeed.

A huge smile crossed my face when I realized the premiere of Six Generations of the Blues was tonight. Unfortunately, we don’t get the channel. But it’s available online! Woo hoo! Why is this such a big deal? My friends are featured in this documentary. Yep. During part II, at 23:25, there they are. Plus, it’s an all around great look at the blues and has my darling Honeyboy in it. Anyhow, Chris James and Patrick Rynn are two of the best contemporary purveyors of traditional Chicago blues. Yeah, sounds like a contradiction, but these guys are the real deal. Basically my age and yet you could plop them down in the late 40s, early 50s with Muddy Waters and they’d fit right in. They’re better than good, they’re great! (If you go watch the doco, the song they play — “Mr. Coffee” — at the 23 minute mark on pt. II is my favorite.) Also performing is the equally great Bob Corritore. I don’t know their drummer in this setting. Anyhow, I am so pleased the guys are getting some attention because what they do is so incredibly special. They are special. So deserving. By the way, Mr. Coffee is their dear friend Tomcat Courtney.

I thought I’d be going out late last night to a local jam, but ended up having too much fun with the cat (see first paragraph). However, my hair ended up looking fabulous. Woke up with it still looking fabulous. Kind of a shame to let it go to waste with just me staring at it in the mirror. I may have to find a jam tonight. Or not. Depends on how I feel in a couple hours.

Oh, and there’s another thing that has me smiling. I caught a sneak peek of the show Meet the Natives on the Travel Channel. It’s totally delightful. The premise is interesting — send a group of men from an island to the U.S. and let them have the American Experience. Each man is special and has his own charm, but I, of course, was quite taken with Kuai, who is called “The Happy Man”. As described on the Travel Channel website: “His job at home is simply to generate love and happiness, and as he says before leaving for America, ‘I will make them happy! It’s great!’ He hugs, smiles and giggles his way around America, connecting with everyone he meets.” How’s that for a job? I love it!

So there it is. I was down in the dumps and I just happitized myself. I wish I could do that all the time. Guess this “new life, new attitude” thing has been good for me.

Now, please, everyone go watch Six Generations. Make me even happier.

7 Comments

  1. :clap: ‘Happitized’. Love that word. It’s a good thing to do, and I’m so excited you found it!

    Comment by Mrs. Who — 2009/11/27 @ 21:16

  2. happitized is good, isn’t it? (and wow, that hit google’s search engine quickly! Never seen it hit so fast)

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/11/27 @ 21:17

  3. Glad you’re doing better! Listening to Bach at the moment, but will check out the documentary this weekend.

    Still fighting with this damn new computer, Win7 is nice in some ways, but sucks in others. Had to download a damn 113MB file to get my color calibrator to work, it couldn’t handle the 64-bit system. I don’t think that I’m going to stay with this monitor though, it doesn’t have enough resolution and only limited dynamic range. It’s a little better calibrated, but not quite up to snuff. Sure wish I had $$ for an Eizo…

    Comment by jan — 2009/11/27 @ 22:03

  4. Happitized! Love that word! That’s why I keep animals around; they make me laugh every day, no matter what. :biggrin:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/11/28 @ 08:28

  5. I’ve been thinking Meet the Natives looks like fun too. We saw lots of promos for it whilst we were in Thailand.
    Ain’t it grand we can catch almost everything on line?

    Comment by patti — 2009/11/28 @ 08:36

  6. Kitties are always good for hapitizing!

    We recently discovered that my cat loves loves loves being painted on. See, we’re painting our house and got some oddly shaped brushes for painting the corners. Well, so far all we’ve done is paint the cat. Not with paint, of course. But she loves to rub on the bristles. She gets all purry and flops on her back and rolls over and over. Hours of hapitizing entertainment, I tell you! (Also, a good way to procrastinate on painting the house!)

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — 2009/11/28 @ 19:10

  7. Ooops! I am not the best speller in the world. That should have been “happitizing.” D’oh! I even looked at it twice to see if I was spelling it right!

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — 2009/11/28 @ 19:13

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