Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Even More Tags

Note: Next Wednesday, you will finally get to read another Africa post. So, yeah, just a head’s up. *nods* As you were.

The Tag of Happiness

A while back, I’d seen this tag bouncing around the blogosphere, and I had seriously contemplated stealing it. Fortunately, though, the ever-brilliant Opal @ Opal Swirls nominated me before I was forced to resort to petty theft. Thanks, Opal!

So here are the rules:

Take the banner and put it in your post.
List as many things as you want in each category.
Come up with more categories if you wish.
Tag as many people as you want.

(I love those rules—they make me so happy. I don’t even get the urge to break them, or anything.)

Some songs that make you happy

Au Revoir by OneRepublic—I’m not sure why. It just feels like the perfect blend of sadness and hope and longing, although I honestly have no clue what the song’s supposed to be about. In fact, I think it’s the ambiguity, most of all, that makes me like it so much. (Honorable mention goes to Can’t Stop—also by OneRepublic.)

Ocean Front Property by George Strait—I don’t even need to say anything. Just listen to it and you’ll understand.

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons—It makes me feel epic, and I don’t even care that that’s a lame reason.

Some books that make you happy

Watership Down by Richard Adams—This book has always been like a comfort food to me because the writing is so atmospheric and because I can’t help getting emotionally invested in those rabbits.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins—You could respond to this either of two ways. You could assume that I love this book because I’m a cold-hearted monster who enjoys reading about children fighting to the death (hey, you know, it’s possible). Or you could check out my review here.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury—Combine evil book-burning firemen with gorgeous writing and a heavy dose of melancholy, and you get something brilliant and wonderful.


Some movies that make you happy

Miss Austen Regrets—Saying that Miss Austen Regrets makes me happy is like saying, “I enjoy tearing my heart into little shreds”. But, in this case, it’s true—and nothing gets me into the writing mood like this movie. Plus the music is amazing.


Tron: Legacy—Garrett Hedlund is adorable, and I would kill for the soundtrack (but, you know, not literally *hides from the police*).


Lorna Doone (2000)—Even if the story were terrible, I would still watch it just for the score. (Are you noticing a pattern here, by any chance?)


Some foods that make you happy

Pizza—I could eat pizza every night for a month and still not get bored of it. (This statement is purely hypothetical, as I’ve never had a chance to test it. But I imagine it would be true.)


Cheesecake—Bless the person who first thought, “Hmm, cheese is yummy. So is cake. Now let’s see what sort of deliciousness we shall achieve if we combine the two concepts.”


Ice Cream—I would eat ice cream even if I were freezing to death.


Coffee—I know coffee is not a food, but it should be.


Some words that make you happy









Some scents that make you happy

The smell of black coffee.


The smell of coffee with pumpkin pie spice creamer.


The smell of coffee with peppermint mocha creamer.


The smell of coffee with cinnamon bun creamer.


The smell of new books.


Some random things that make you happy

Small, furry animals—specifically: small, furry rodents.


The sound of typing—music to a writer’s ears.


Free WiFi—if you don’t understand why this is important, I’m not sure I have anything to say to you.


And that’s it for this tag. Now, on to the next one.

One Lovely Blog Award

The lovely Alexa @ Summer Snowflakes nominated me for this one, and I just had to do it because how can I resist talking about myself?

Thank you, Alexa!

Here are the rules:

Link back to the blogger who nominated you
Post seven facts about yourself
Nominate fifteen bloggers of your own

Seven facts about myself (I mean, seriously, what could be more fascinating?):

Fact One: I get ridiculously excited about gorgeous book covers, and the majority of my most recent book purchases could be traced to cover love alone. I’m not even ashamed about that, actually.

Fact Two: People generally assume I’m a lot older than I am.

Fact Three: I am the most content when it’s raining, especially when it’s raining heavily.

Fact Four: I actually enjoy tea (GASP), (but nowhere near as much as I love coffee, so don’t get too upset).

Fact Five: While I am by no means fluent or even nearly competent, I can understand a great deal of Spanish considering I’ve never studied the language.

Fact Six: Autumn might be my favorite season, but I love the color of leaves in spring.

Fact Seven: My fear of spiders only makes me meaner, and if I see one anywhere inside, I will not rest until I hunt it down and kill it.

Okay, little coffee beans, if I nominate you, it’s for both tags, but I won’t cry too hard if you decline either one. Also, if I haven’t named you and you’d like to steal these, just let me know in the comments and I’ll link to your post.

So, without any further ado, I tag:


Now it’s your turn. What are some things that make you happy? Feel free to share seven (or more) facts about yourself.


  1. I totally understand being so swamped in tags you have to KEEP. DOING. THEM. But then you can't bore your blog readers! IT'S A DILEMMA.

    But I loved your answers to the tags! Especially the words that make you happy, I cracked up at that one. Tea is the most fabulous thing how could you not like it. Also, are the readers of your blog all coffee beans? I adore that nickname ;D

    1. YES. This is so true. And then you get nominated for everything under the sun and you want to do them all at once.

      Thank you! I'm glad you liked the words that make me happy. I would definitely love to hear them more often (or, you know, at least once ever). I actually do enjoy tea, especially when I'm in the mood, but I wouldn't cry if all the tea on earth fell into the ocean. *hangs head in shame* I'm a huge fan of Earl Grey, though, so there's that. And yes, all my readers are coffee beans, little coffee beans, to be more specific. I'm glad you like the nickname. :)

  2. ONEREPUBLIC. Watership Down. Alllllllll the fabulous things. *flails*

  3. Thanks for tagging me! (And I've tagged you for the Tag of Randomocity, as it happens.)

    The words that make you happy had me laughing so hard that my sister actually asked if I was okay. Those words make me very, very happy as well :) And that pizza/cheesecake/free wifi thing. If I had all three at once, my life would be complete.

    1. You're welcome, and thanks for tagging me!

      Oh dear, this makes me so happy. Thanks for telling me. :) I'm glad you understand the whole need for pizza/cheesecake/free wifi as well. :)

  4. I basically agree with all the answers for foods that make you happy. You pretty much just named four of my favorite things.

    1. :) They're great foods. I'm glad you like them too.

  5. Radioactive definitely makes one feel epic. ;)

    THE FOODS YOU MENTIONED THOUGH. Yes. So much yes. I have actually eaten ice cream in below freezing weather (possibly below 0 too, but I'm not positive). So yeah. I understand the love.

    Hehe, all those words are awesome. I think I have some new favorites. :D

    And OH MY GOODNESS, I HATE SPIDERS TOO!!! Though I'll generally get someone else to kill it if another human is available, lol. I prefer not to get too near bugs in general myself.

    As always, this post was absolutely brilliant... and I'm gonna tag you for another thing. Don't feel obligated to do it, obviously, especially if you have other posts or you're sick of being tagged for things, lol. But here is the thing:


    1. *nods* I'm glad you feel the same way. XD

      I WOULD FOLLOW THESE FOODS TO THE END OF THE EARTH. We should start a club called the Eating Ice Cream In Sub-Zero Weather Club. We could make cool shirts and talk about our ice cream addictions. It'll be great.

      These words should be a thing--they should totally be a thing.

      SPIDERS ARE EVIL PERSONIFIED. If another human is available, I might use them, but as a general rule I tend to be the one most willing to risk life and limb in order to kill the spider.

      Thank you. :) And thanks for tagging me! :)

  6. SO MANY GOOD HAPPY THINGS. Coffee should be a food! :)

    1. *nods violently* Coffee should be a food--I mean, it's already an ice cream flavor. :P

  7. Thanks for the tag! I just posted it :)

    And I loved yours! It cracked me up :D


    1. You're welcome!

      I'm so glad you liked it, and I'm glad I could make you laugh. :D

      AND ADLKADSFJ YOU CAN COMMENT NOW. *throws confetti*

  8. The words that make you happy are so funny. XD I think they are all my favorite. Likewise, I love pizza and ice cream and they are the best ever!

    Do you own any small, furry rodents? We have a small, furry rodent named Oliver.

    Spiders are evil, tea is wonderful, and such wisdom pours from your mouth, woman. *nods* Me gustaba sus pensamientos en todo las cosas felices y tambien sobre usted!

    1. Why thank you. *nods* I'm glad they're your favorites as well. And pizza and ice cream really are the best ever.

      I used to own a small, furry rodent named Twinkie (she was part of a batch of three rats, and I'd had two before that), but all my small, furry rodents have passed on into the happy rodent lands. Oliver is a great name for a rodent. Is Oliver a rat?

      Spiders are evil incarnate. *shudders* And tea is great, especially teaearlgreyhot. Why thank you. *bows deeply* I'm glad you liked my thoughts on happiness and my facts about myself. :)

    2. That last bit would be in response to my probably rather poor translation. *hangs head in shame*

  9. Thanks so much for tagging me! I'll probably do the Happiness Tag since I've already done the second one. I was hoping someone would tag me in that one. XD The Hunger Games makes me happy too so you're totally not alone and whenever Radioactive comes on the radio or on my iPhone when it's on shuffle I'm bobbing my head and jumping around because I too feel epic when listening to that song. XD And cheesecake is beautiful. Nuff said.

    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad that The Hunger Games makes you happy. :) I don't know how it's possible not to dance when Radioactive comes on. :P Cheesecake truly is one of the most beautiful things ever.

      Thanks for commenting!