Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot

Filed under : Movies,Reasons to be cheerful
On February 23, 2012
At 10:00 pm
Comments : 2

So this is a bit more complicated than I thought, and not just because I am miserable and humorless at the moment with yet another bad cold (insert comment about little kids and their germs). No, I am stuck on procedural issues. Just what constitutes a happy thought? Something funny that happened to me? Things that float my boat? A warm gun?


I decided to go with another song for inspiration: Reasons to be Cheerful. It’s just a list of… wait for it… mundane reasons to be cheerful. You know those songs that are just lists, like “88 Lines About 44 Women” and “People Who Died?” Like that.

FYI, this will not be a list.

As a starter, I will share that I was excited to see that Hunger Games tickets are on sale. It premieres on March 23rd, the last day of this challenge. As a person who reads one book a year and sees one movie a year, I am excited! It’s both in one! If I finish this challenge, I will be seeing it. Also, if I don’t finish the challenge. But seriously, I loved this book and am so looking forward to the movie. I do not yet have tickets but I can wait. Wait until all the germy kids have seen it, yes.

Title comes from:
Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3