Middle of Saturday Night

One Good Thing: I am capable of more - in terms of sacrifice, empathy, friendship, and affection - than I had thought. That guy from Mad-town made a mess of things, but he certainly was not allowed to make a lasting mess of me.
One Funny Thing: When I was in high school, I used to write this on the covers of my notebooks:
Existence is meaningless, and life is absurd, so wipe that stupid smile off your face.
God knows why I thought of that right now, but it is pretty funny.
One Weird Thing: Life. Love. People.

One God Thing: "What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?" [1 Corinthians 4:21]
One Music Thing: "I Go Blind" (Hootie & the Blowfish) from scattered, smothered and covered - I love harmony!
One Book Thing: The Best Loved Poems of Korea [commence giggling]


Monday noonish

One Good Thing: Seeing someone who makes you smile just 'cause of who they are.
One Funny Thing: How much a mood can change overnight.
One Weird Thing: How much a mood can change overnight!

One God Thing: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. [John 15:13]
One Music Thing: "Angels" by Norah Jones/Thievery Corp.
One Book Thing: This title: I Just Want My Pants Back. I haven't read it yet, but I *love* that title!


Late Saturday night

One Good Thing: A day out with a great friend, talking nonstop about everything and nothing, laughing hard, really connecting. Feeling him starting to blossom again, after too long underground.
One Funny Thing: An evening out with a good friend, talking a little but listening a lot. Seeing far too much of myself in her, and giving advice that I received from some good friends about 20 years ago.
One Weird Thing: I don't know where my Bible is, if I even have it anymore. One of my best friends is a minister, and all of my best friends are actively religious. What kind of heathen...?

One God Thing: We walk by faith, not by sight.
[2 Corinthians v. 7.]
One Music Thing: Nickelback. Against my better judgment (financially speaking) I bought Silver Side Up today. I {heart} Nickelback!
One Book Thing: I'm not in much of a reading mood lately. Thinking more about writing and pictures. 's not such a bad thing, right? Now and then?


Friday morning

One Good Thing: I've met someone. I like him. He likes me.
One Funny Thing: Some of my friends are angry (or something like that) about the above.
One Weird Thing: I care more about my own happiness than my friends' lack of equanimity about the situation. That's rare!

One God Thing: The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. [Song of Solomon; unsure of the exact citation]
One Music Thing: "Amy Hits the Atmosphere" by Counting Crows. Why doesn't anyone sing that in bars?
One Book Thing: I recently got a copy of The Game by Neil Strauss. We shall see....


Wednesday afternoon

One Good Thing: Thinking "I should post to 1 Good Thing" makes me consider my day in a different, more positive, way.
One Funny Thing: My niece calls her son "Baby Booger." I don't know why, but that makes me laugh.
One Weird Thing: Earlier this week, I found food in my apt. that I don't recall buying. Ground beef, bananas.... No one else would've gotten it for me, so, when I was I shopping that I don't remember??

One God Thing: Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes. [Song of Solomon 1:15]
One Music Thing: 3 Doors Down has been making me happy lately. I like "I Feel You."
One Book Thing: Can we call this One Writing Thing, temporarily? The Secretary of the state in which I live is sponsoring (?) a writing "contest." I am not telling anyone [else] that I plan to enter. And I plan to win.


Sunday night

One Good Thing: I'm feeling better. Better enough, even, that one of my dear friends came over tonight (with spicy Chinese food! Heaven!). We talked and laughed, ate Mongolian Beef, Pepper Steak, and Garlic Chicken, and watched Nip/Tuck. My sinuses are much happier now!
One Funny Thing: I've had the silliest picture in my head all day, of someone I dated in high school "playing the rake."
One Weird Thing: It was 40-some degrees today. Rain tonight, and snow tomorrow, and around zero on Tuesday. Welcome to late winter in the Midwest!

One God Thing: I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. [Jeremiah 31:13]
One Music Thing: I made a mix CD today that I've been working out for the last year. Can't wait to share it!
One Book Thing: The last thing on my "agenda" for today is to page through the Houseplants book that I just checked out. ("The Green Thumb Guide to Easy Indoor Gardening.") I have no strong expectations for it; I'm just hoping to get some generally helpful ideas.