Thursday, April 20, 2006

Joy in the morning

I don't know if anyone remembers Perfect Strangers - Balky and Cousin Larry. Our favourite part was always when Balky said: "Now we're so happy we do the dance of joy." After which they would proceed to do it.

My two little sisters came up with their own version of it (Balky's dance of joy being a little impractical for any but professionals as it requires one to leap into the arms of another....ahhh Bronson Pinchot) and they used to do it for my amusement. I miss those days. There's nothing like a sister to entertain and share goofy things with.

Happy things add up, to whit:

1. An email from a client who said he was happy with the 300th draft of an article. He said: "No changes to add. Well done."

2. An email from my favourite lecturer. He is all of 60 and taught Shakespeare and I was desperately in love with him all of last year. Parting is such sweet sorrow...

3. I met my favourite cousin's fiance and liked him very much. And she is all better now from the nasty attack. I saw her yesterday and she was positively glowing.

Excuse me while I do the dance of joy.

10 comments:

gutterspace said...

I completely identify with the first joy mentioned.

Jenn said...

Yes. I screamed out loud when I got the email.

goldennib said...

We used to watch that show all of the time. Happy dance indeed.

Congrats on #1, well done.

Some relationships are so personally sweet.

So glad your cousin is doing fine and you like her man.

Happy, happy.

Jenn said...

Thanks Nessa....happiness quotient up and climbing...

A thinker said...

Hi. I've "blurked" your blog for a while but you visiting mine made me realize I should de-lurk and let you know: I enjoy your writing. Happy weekend!

part-time buddha said...

Personally, I liked is 'Don't be reedicyoulous,' but I have forgotten about the dance of joy.

And I was also totally in love with my Shakespeare professor, even though she was very much not my type.

Jenn said...

A thinker: Oh how wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you...and please feel free to delurk some more if you wanna.

PS: I enjoy your writing too...

part-time Buddha: Oh wow, you actually watched it? You know as I get older, my reference points shrink... what is it about Shakespeare lecturers? Mine for instance, stood at his little lecturer thingy (I can't remember what they were called) and recited Richard 2 and Hamlet and Lear, and I turned to mush.

that girl in pink said...

how refreshing to find a blog where someone is actually happy with their life. most blogs (put mine on the top there!) are used as forums to bitch and get back at world.

glad you're happy. dance away!

lemontree said...

hey , this is me virtually joining you in the dance of joy!
nice post

Jenn said...

Pink: I don't want to sail under false colours. I bitch a hell of a lot (what would life be without a little vitriol?) You just caught me in a good mood, haha, good mood, get it?

Lemon: Let's dance (put on your red shoes and dance the blues).