Sunday, October 12, 2008

My irrepressible snowball of happiness

I discovered something on Thursday night that I expected would leave my recent fabulous mood all squashed and gasping for air...but it didn't! Woooh!

I found out my ex boyfriend (the on-off dude) is seeing someone else already, despite insisting for months he didn't want to be in a relationship with anyone. The old "it's not you, it's me" line. Not that I believed it, but discovering he has moved on so quickly did knock the wind out of me for a bit.

I was furious at first and my ego is still a little bruised, but...WHATEVER! I'm still happy - and I didn't even need to gather up my thoughts and whip them into a positive frenzy to get there. They did it by themselves.

And that makes me even happier. It's a snowball of happy. It is irrepressible!

Blogger drinks

The drinks on Friday night were fun. It's surreal, in a good way, to finally meet people in the flesh after reading so much about their personal lives and opinions online. I even drank beer and liked it! It was a beer hall, so I thought "when in Rome..." (well, after I discovered they didn't serve spirits I thought that).

It pleases me when I think I don't like something and then I discover that I don't actually dislike all of it afterall. That's how it was with hip hop/rap music. It used to be in my "nup, don't like it" basket, but then I heard some songs by Aussie bands The Herd and the Hilltop Hoods that I enjoyed.

It's good to keep an open mind. It's a quality I find very appealing in other people.

Decluttering pt 1

Phase 1 of my Big Clean Out is complete. With the help of a friend with a car, I took a bunch of unwanted household chemicals to a council depot on Saturday and it felt good to be rid of them. Afterwards we had a nice lunch in the sun on the deck of the Maribyrnong boat house, overlooking the river.

Good, but not grate

Saturday was a warm day and it was beautifully balmy walking into the city to meet my friend before The Grates' gig (I took the pic above on the way). Families barbecued their dinner beside the river and little girls in summer dresses did cartwheels in the park.

Anthony and I then ate too many dumplings at the Shanghai Dumpling House to the accompaniment of Englebert Humperdink's Please Release Me and other cheesy music. Despite our full tummies, we had Trampoline sorbet for dessert - I had lemon, pineapple and passionfruit and it was deliciously refreshing. As we sat on the footpath eating our sorbet, two guys sauntered past wearing nothing but boxer shorts! Hmmm. The city is a strange place sometimes.

The Grates gig was good, although it didn't live up to the high expectations I had after seeing them in 2006. I confess, however, we watched it from the seated comfort of the upstairs bar which probably didn't do the show justice. We were both feeling worn out and couldn't face standing for hours in the sweaty crush of the crowd. Gah! We're old! We were among the oldest there and before The Grates came on stage, we amused ourselves spotting people older than us, of which there were...several. Apparently I have um...youthful taste in music.

The joy of absentmindedness

I keep forgetting that I don't have to go to work tomorrow. Every time I remember I get a little buzz of joy. Wheeee! Holidays!

Did you have a good weekend?


Lance said...

Happiness bursts from this post - and it catchy - I feel happier already! You're spreading good cheer! I like the comment about keeping an open mind - very important, and often neglected. Thanks for the reminder.

Victoria said...

sounds like a fun-packed weekend Ms Jayne :) i have been having issues w my old go-kart again, so am now shopping around for a new(er) one...being totally non-mechanically-minded this boils down to shape and colour at this point heehee! Am looking forward to getting new wheels :)
Thanks for the burst of positivity - much needed around here at the have brightened my day yet again :)

Abbeysmum said...

Hope you are enjoying your wonderful time at home, a blanket, a pillow, some picnic food and a good book or mag. and head for the nearest park...bliss (if the weather is good)if not, find a "puddle" of sun indoors and do the picnic anyway !

Glee Girl said...

Hi Lance. It makes me happy to hear you say that, because that's what I'm trying to achieve. Not just blabbering on about myself, but spreading a little happiness and positivity around.

It is hard to keep an open mind sometimes, but I suppose it becomes easier the more you are pleasantly surprised.

Hello Victoria. Glad I could brighten your day a little. It's no fun when things pack it in, but getting a new toy (especially such a big one) is exciting.

Hi Abbesymum. I certainly am enjoying my time at home. I've got a few things done already and the weather is nice (and set to stay that way), so I definitley plan to while away some time on a rug in the gardens with a book.

Pink Ink said...

Hi! I saw your comment before mine on Barbara Swafford's blog, and I just had to check your blog out. I'm glad I did.:-)

To be able to meet other bloggers face-to-face, that would be a treat! And yes, not everyone's going to think like you, and that's what makes other people interesting!