Friday, January 29, 2010

BRINGING THE HAPPY!

Oh, Gentle Readers.

What a week it's been! There have been AWESOME things, like getting a whole bunch of HEX HALLs in the mail! And then there have been SUBSTANTIALLY LESS AWESOME THINGS like car trouble, and some crap happening to a friend that made me feel The Sads, and roughly 90 bajillion things piling up at once!

So today, on this gray and gloomy Friday, I decided that this world needs more flowers and sausages. It is time to bring the happy and bring it HARD.

Here's the deal: Starting RIGHT NOW and lasting until 5PM Monday, February 1, leave a comment on this here blog that has SOMETHING to do with Bringing The Happy. It can be a anecdote about the happiest day of your life, or something silly that makes you happy, or how you Bring The Happy when you are feeling The Sads...whatever!

And from these comments, I shall randomly pick ONE winner (it has to be random, because I can't judge The Happy, obvs), and this winner will get one of my brand new shiny HEX HALLs, all signed and stuff.


In fact, you could win THIS HEX HALL! Look how happy it is! IT SAYS HAPPY ON THE COVER! (Kind of).




So go for it! Fill my comments with stories of The Happy, and lo, we shall all rejoice in them!

106 comments:

Erica said...

I would definately have to say Show Choir brings the happy for me! When I'm feeling The Sads, show choir always makes me feel better :)

KatieDoll said...

Cartoons bring the happy for me. I may be twenty years old, but I'll they never fail to entertain. Especially Spongebob!

NotNessie said...

Watching GLEE gives me The Happys.

I love that show..

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cynthial11 said...

Whenever I'm feeling sad and depressed I cuddle with my kids (I know "sappy") but they just make me feel so much better and thankful even when everything else is going wrong.

josiebakerbooks said...

Something silly that makes me happy is listening to Wizard Rock music. If I am sad I just turn my iPod to my Wrock playlist (because all the cool nerds have a Wrock playlist) and listen to Draco and the Malfoys or The Parselmouths or Ministry of Magic and it puts the biggest smile on my face!

Sharli said...

Hmm... Something that brings the happy... Receive a random text from someone (specially if it's that someone) and know that they were thinking about you xD

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Supernatural, Buffy, and the really really bad shows like South Park and Family Guy bring the happy for me.

mrsjasperhale08 said...

When ever I give my baby sister my iPod to play with and turn on Poker Face by Lady Gaga. She starts singing and dancing along with the song and when ever the song says "face" she points to her face. SOOOOOO CUTE!

Lisa Schroeder said...

When I'm feeling down, I put on my shoes, grab my iPod and the dog, and I go for a walk around my beautiful neighborhood. The fresh air combined with music I love always brings the HAPPY!!!

Crystal said...

New books bring me the happy..lol

But I have lots of stuff that bring the happy. I love it when I tell my cat to speak and he meows at me and it's like we're having a conversation.

My current favorite thing that makes me happy when I look at it is this..
http://i48.tinypic.com/35ity11.jpg

try watching it at least twice and NOT smile at the look on his face.

Mundie Moms said...

Just looking at that beautiful cover makes me happy. :)

My kiddos, the outdoors and doing things for others makes me happy. I LOVE hosting give aways. It's so much fun making other people when you give away a great book.

Obsidian Ink said...

Be Happy Now!
Happiness comes from my baby Cat when she snuggles with me to watch Smallville!!!
Be Happy Now

purplg8r said...

I love it when one of my Kindergarten students comes up and hugs me...they are the most loving kids!

Chantel said...

Oh, lunch at restaurants named after cities, accompanied by certain somepeoples always brings the happy.

So does ESCANDALO, of all kinds.

Hey, if I win, I'm going to do a giveaway with it over at Yucababy and spread the love.

graveyardghosts said...

Hanging out with my friends, Kim and Christina. We always have fun together and usually find SOMETHING to laugh about. I love them. :)

Stephanie said...

My two guinea pigs make me happy. :) Daisy is two and Chloe just turned one. They are my babies. :) I look at them and they never fail to make me smile, laugh, or be genuinely happy.

Andrea Cremer said...

I ordered my fave pizza for dinner: thin crust, black olive, pepperoni, & gorgonzola, delivered so I don't have to go out in the cold. The pizza man is Bringing Me the Happy!

Mark Choquette Jr. said...

An open flesh wound that I will have to sew up... or a pustule that i will have to burst brings the happy to this guy.....

Liyana said...

A lot of things bring the happy for me! But mostly playing with the hammies. Hammies are happy creatures. Hammie owners are happier creatures.

#mylogicmakessensetome

Snazel said...

Talking to my friends online always seems to bring the happy! As does tea, and a chocolate bar or five. :D (That sounds wonderfully healthful...) And snuggling my little brother! He's four, and very cuddly. :D

Manga Maniac said...

There are lots of things that Bring the Happy for me, like relaxing with a good book or savoring some sushi. The thing that really makes me happy, though, is hanging out with my critters. They are always happy, so by extension, so am I!

Serenity said...

My kiddos are my most consistent Happy. They're really good looking boys, you know? And they're funny and pleasant, and when I look at them I just know that bringing them into the world was my greatest accomplishment. And every day that they continue to like being part of this family feels like a whole new awesome triumph that I must be doing something right.

Dani. said...

What brings me the happy? I'm going to go with the cliche of reading. But then expanding upon that I am going to say TV, movies, WRITING, doodling, biking (especially to the library :D), running, or listening to my iPod (esp. Lady Gaga!).

Also, singing off key- nothing makes you feel better than singing off key. This is a perfect oppurtunity to start karaokeing. :]

Savi said...

What brings The Happy into my world? My dogs!!!!!! I have two, Snickers and Muppet and no matter how severely The Sads attack me...they conquer it!

Corrine said...

Rainbow Brite brings the happy for me. Who doesn't love a girl who brings colour to the world? And Starlight is magnificent! I'm definitely an 80's kid! :)

cynjay said...

Watching Tivo'd episodes of Toddlers and Tiaras because then I feel like the best mom in the world.

I'm buying my copy of HH, but I wanted to get in on the happy.

Jenny N. said...

What makes me happy is watching America's Funniest Home Videos. I love the show and it makes me laugh so much.

InABox said...

Well, I was already Bringing the Happy today because I got to spend it writing, but I ate dino-shaped chicken nuggets for lunch and made the dinos have a battle on my plate. That definitely Brought the Happy even higher! Not letting the kid in me fade helps Bring the Happy a lot too. :-)

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Lydia said...

The following is not a fib and is not me sucking up to get a super cool advance copy of your book.
I was just reading FB updates giggling at your status (which is primarily why I login to FB every day.) My mother asked me what was so funny and I had to read it to her. The fact that I 'get' your sense of humor makes me happy!!
Hope The SADS go away for you soon!

Yan said...

Sugar makes me happy ;P Hugging friends, gushing about random things, and watching sappy romance movies xD

Julie said...

My little brother has social issues, so when he comes home with a good report and is happy and smiling (a much more frequent event lately), it's definitely happy making.

Book shopping is happy making too. Buying books is the best, but just looking at books and finding more good reads is really uplifting.

elaing8 said...

This book sounds so good.
What I do to get the happies back is bake cookies..warm cookies and milk..yum

Amelia Robinson said...

Congratulations on the big bundle of literary joy! ^_^

I know that when I'm sad, anything that makes me laugh will make me feel better. So that usually sees me kicked back on the couch watching TV with my dad. I always go back to my room feeling better. :)

CONGRATS, AGAIN! KEEP BRINGING THE HAPPY!

Lindsey Leavitt said...

Reading your writing makes me happy.
Also, sausages.

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Ooo a happy book(that happy book right there to be exact) would certainly make me very happy! :)

Ok but seriously, one thing that always makes me happy is giving someone something. I LOVE to give presents to people, the way their face lights up brings me the greatest joy. Especially if it's for no good reason, and it's unexpected. That is simply the best!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book, I can't wait to read it!!!

Sherry
ssalach88(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

For me happiness & bring the happy means chocolate & doggies, rekindling old friendships & making some anew.
Curling up in warmth & reading poetry. Going in to work & playing with more doggies & coming home to sip some hot cocoa & watch Glee or a musical movie. That's my happy. & I'm glad that nearly ever day is happy - at least for me.

Elie said...

I can't pick one, so here is my top 5...
1. my kids
2. new books
3. the mail
4. sunshine
5. the color purple

rainydays said...

My puppy, a good cup of tea and a new book always make me happy. Even just a trip to the bookstore to see what new books have come out will do the trick.

Jessica said...

I got The Happy today at work. I'm a high school teacher and was doing a quick lesson on pronouns and antecedents. I was telling the kids that "their" is a plural pronoun, and that we don't have a unisex singular possesive pronoun in the English language.

So one of my students made one up.

Hizzer.

As in "A student can't part hizzer car in the lot without a permit."

My students made up a pronoun for fun. This totally gave me The Happy.

Dusty said...

The other day I was feeling like heck. I watched the entire first season of Glee (all 13 episodes back to back). It made me happy =P

pirate penguin said...

Being able to hang out with my mother (who's my best friend) always make me happy whenever I'm feeling down. She always knows just the right thing to say! :)

Tiffany said...

Getting one of THOSE kinds of emails makes me happy. Seeing beautiful art from my friend (who v. nearly died of breast cancer last year). Climbing the dunes near my house and seeing all the islands spread out around me. :)

Hope The Sads leave really soon! ;)

throuthehaze said...

It makes me happy when my puppy snuggles up next to me when she is sleepy. she is adorable :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Rachel Simon said...

My ARC of Hex Hall brings the happy.

But what I love is seeing people make new friends, hearing people laugh, seeing people smile. That makes me happy.

I love giving food away to those who can't afford it. That brings the happy too.

kayci-michelle said...

Singing really loudly and really badly on long car rides and hugs! Hugs totally bring the happy ;D

Inked Books said...

Dancing to my music makes me happy. =D

Travis
spongyman1026@yahoo.com

IanIan said...

When I'm sad, I usually do one of the following:
1.Sleep
2.Cry
3.Talk to my bff
All of them make me feel better quickly <3

Thanks for the great giveaway :D

Myra said...

HEX HALL makes me happy!

Also, acronyms like OMGWTFBBQ!

Clo said...

Every day my dog Itsumi wakes me up with kisses and little jumps. So, she erase my morning gloom and replace it with the morning Happys.
Thank you for this chance!

Kayla Hauschild said...

This may sound random - But watching The Ellen Show every morning just makes my day better it hilarious and it always makes me happy what she does. Or watching Flash Mobs - they just make you want to sing and dance

Maidenveil said...

Finding a good book or a good song playing brings happy for me. But remembering a person or a certain moment while a good song is playing definitely hits homerun happy for me. :D

Steph Su said...

What brings the happy for me? Receiving or uncovering a handwritten note from a lovely friend. I'm, like, unhealthily interested in handwriting. And pens. And those two combined make, like, a whole bunch of bubbly happys, in an arbitrary sense. :)

Georgia said...

Sitting down at my computer after a photoshoot and looking through my photos gives me major happys:)

The Graef Family! said...

Service makes me happy. To look into someone elses eyes and see the weight of the world in them, even though that makes my heart break, it makes me think of all that I have. I have a lot and for that I am grateful and being grateful is being happy!! So helping others buy taking away little pieces of there heavy world brigs me the happy.

Endoh Chiaki said...

The best turn-that-frown-upside-down activity for me is the ultimate combo of:

food + cartoons then sleep

:D

Rachel Hawkins said...

Just have to say, all of you Happpys are pretty much The Greatest Things Ever. I have smiled so hard my face hurts!! Keep 'em coming, folks! This is bee-yooo-tee-ful!

donnas said...

My cats can bring the happy. When they get all excited playing and jump around and run like crazy, then curl up so cute and purr it cant not bring a smile.

L8BloomerOnline said...

I would have to say that when I am feeling down books make me the happiest. I can start reading and instantly get lost in a story and it makes me forget my worries... at least for a little while :)

jennlynn77@gmail.com

Leslie said...

I am trying to concentrate on The Happys right now. I got to see my best friend today, if only for a few hours. BFF's definitely bring The Happys.

Kelly said...

Watching BONES brings the happy for me--it makes me feel so smart for following along and pretending to understand all the cool jargon, when in reality I am just vegetating on my bed.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I got married last year and that made me happy of course. But what made me really happy was that we had a nerdtastic wedding! I walked down the asile to "Hedwig's Theme", Dobby helped "serve" cake (really, he just stood in the corner and scared people!) and I carried a bouquet of flowers made from book pages. It was everything I love (and then sports stuff thrown in for my husband) and it was nerdy and different and fun! It makes me happy to know no one will ever attend a wedding like that again!:)

Violet said...

One thing that always brings on the happy for me is pulling out a big box of craft supplies and making a glittery, painty mess with my kids. :)

Book Monster said...

Ok this is going to sound so Lena from Beautiful Creatures like, but when I'm sad I write poetry on my walls. It makes me feel happy, makes me feel like the weight of the world isn't on my shoulders.

Another thing that makes me feel happy is spending hours and hours with my friends and just laughing and talking.

Another thing is sunny/warms day which is rare in the part of Canada I come from during winter.

Thanks for hosting the contest :)

monsterofbooks@gmail.com

Amy said...

Reading a book or going book shopping, watching movies in the theater, stuffing myself with good food, or sleeping bring the happy for me, depending on my mood! :)

Jess13angel said...

The Simpsons and a good book always bring the happy for me, and of course when me and my girls sing together because we sound pretty bad XD

austenfan said...

Like NotNessie, I'm gonna go with watching my favorite show, which happens to be CHUCK! Have you seen it yet? It's so good and laugh out loud funny! :)

austenfanblogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Leslee said...

I listen to the Phineas and Ferb (Disney show) soundtrack and/or watch some episodes of the show. It is a very cute but clever show. I like it much better than Spongebob.

Robin said...

Chocolate and wine always chase away The Sad, as does getting in the floor with my kids and listening to waht they have to say about life b/c they are stinking hilarious.

If I were to FINALLY, FINALLY get my hands on a copy of Hex Hall it would bring the happy big time. And after I read it I could just gaze at it lovingly whenever I felt The Sad coming....

samlynne said...

I started working in a pre-school at my high school. Whenever I'm sad, those little kids manage to brighten my day. Just playing with them and hearing their thoughts about the world around them makes you want to smile. :)

Tiffany said...

it makes me happy that you have 69 comments. ;)

Margay said...

What always brings on The Happy for me is talking to my Mom. Whenever I feel the Sads, I call my mother and she always makes me feel so much better.
Margay

The Book Vixen said...

Chocolate always brings me the happys! No nuts please.

Jessy said...

I could have the worst day and coming home to my dog always makes me happy. How can you not be when she is so excited to see you...

Allison said...

Rainy days always make me really happy!

meredith said...

I love to Bring on The Happy all day long and sometimes, that is hard! My husband and I laugh at all kinds of random stuff they may not be funny to others but gut busting, tear shedding, trouble breathing hilarious to us! Namely our dog, Suzy, who is a hot mess on a good day. But the Biggest Happy of all was December 28th, when our son Henry was born! And he still continues to bring The Happy even at 2 AM. He's a doll and quite hilarious. After all, he takes after his parents!

~Meredith

Milka said...

These cheesy romantic movies make me really happy. You already basicly know what is going to happen in the end but still you feel all suprised and teary eyed when the lovers finally unite.

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Sarah said...

Curling up with a good book & a bar of chocolate always helps me to bring the happy back if I'm feeling sad :o)

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Kate said...

Whenever I am feeling blue, I just put on some Glee. That show gives me the best happy feeling.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Musicals make me happy. It doesn't even have to be a really happy one like RENT (in some ways) or Spring Awakening. Just the idea of musicals and their songs are great.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Dawn said...

New Books ALWAYS make me happy :)


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Meliam said...

Reading a good book, listening to music and watching the show Friends brings the happy for me. :)

Stacy said...

Funny movies and/or good books always put me in a happy place. If i have a really bad day...a nice, hot bubble bath will help before I do the above mentioned activities LOL

Emilee said...

The Happy...hmmm...
The Happy is The Perfect Cupcake. No doubt.
Red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Snickerdoodle with fluffy meringue. Devils food with marshmallow fluff.
That is The Ultimate Happy.

bookbutterflyangel said...

I just recently connected with a whole bunch of my old friends. What made me happy was making THEM happy that I created a little site for us all where we can chat like we used to before.

Also, I've had so much more time than before to read (even though it was required reading, both books are ones that I'm very happy and excited to be reading!). And of course, writing makes me happy.

Can I add one more happy thing? My parents went to my school for college night, and when they came back, they brought dinner and...cotton candy! It was HUGE! It took three big Ziploc bags to put it in! THAT made me so happy! :D

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

Chocolate make me happy no matter what I'm going through I can always melt my problem with Chocolate
Denise
denisemadness(at)yahoo(dot)com

xollinzolox said...

Gone With the Wind. Always.

Lindsey
xollinzolox@aim.com

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

Lots of things make me happy, but my favorite are the little things that people do for you. When they take the time to think of something really cool and do it just because!

Stacey
secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

My friends bring the happy. No matter how frustrated I am, they always manage to make me laugh & forget what had me frustrated.

Brodie said...

Ooooh just looking at that shiny, smiling, wonderful photo of Hex Hall makes me all kinds of happy! *inner book tummy rumbles in hunger for it*

Lots of other things make me happy too. Books (duh!). Night sky. Rain (it's raining now, therefore I'm in a happy mood!). Sam and Dean Winchester. Other people smiling and laughing. Lilies. Wolf cubs.. they are so freaking adorable!

Spav said...

When I'm feeling sad I put my favourite song really loud and then I dance.

C.J. Redwine said...

Recipe for The Happy:

1. Have both Girard Butler and Johnny Depp bake me lemon bars.

2. Have Johnny serve lemon bars while Girard reads something--anything, really. Have you heard his accent?!--aloud.

3. Call in my best friend to enjoy the experience with me.

Presto! The Happy is accomplished.

Espe said...

When I am feeling The Sads, being silly with my kids makes me feel happy. And then I eat chocolate and I feel better.

Also, I just got a new job and that definitely makes me feel The Happys!

Espe
esperanza62@gmail.com

Sarah said...

A hug from my children and hubby.

Erica said...

If I'm feeling sad, I think back to when I got engaged. My now-husband and I were alone on Alki Beach in Seattle and he gave me the DVD of the first movie we watched together as a gift. He told me I needed to look at the actual disc, and inside the case was a velvet pouch with the ring inside. He had also photoshopped the cover so that on the back it had pictures of us and the synopsis was about how we met. It was perfect!

stephanieburgis said...

This video always makes me happy: Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire dancing to the music of Cake.

Christina/Book Addict said...

Last day of school!

chris327@mac.com

Lindsay Mitchell said...

New office supplies bring the happy for me! haha! Last Christmas my sister gave me this huge box full of dozens of pencils, post its, notebooks and more. BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!! Also I agree with several other posters GLEEEEEEE is so great. Seeing football players in uniform dancing and playing to 'single ladies' soooo brings the happy.

~Lindsay~

Skye Christakos said...

just recently, I got The Happy from my mom - we were trying to get ready to move and were super stressed out about getting it all done and she flew from Hawaii, where she's on vacation to come help us move for 4 days. That was so unbelievable wonderful (and thanks to her, we got it all done!)

Jen and Ed said...

When I need to chase the sad and bring the happy, I vent via e-mail to my friends. They're usually far removed from the situation I'm dealing with and can bring a little humor to my situation.

uprobablydontknowme said...

Drawing smiley faces DEFINELY brings the happy. Also chocolate.LOADS of chocolate. = ]

grintgalforlife said...

My Happy Place- is a warm sunny day, not to hot, not to cold, warm gentle breeze, outside on my deck...reading a book till dark, waking in the morning and doing it all over again;)
Hex Hall looks amazing!

Tina~

YA Vampire Books said...

What makes me happy? Hmm, feel-good movies and books. Laughing with my friends. The sun. Anything! :)

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mishi72 said...

Reading good books bring The Happy for me! Nothing like an awesome read to make my day! :D

gighearts said...

Reading BOOKS makes me happy.

Listening to music makes me happy.

Dancing makes me happy.

Bring joy to people makes me happy.