Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rainbows and ponies, oh my!

This is among many of the reasons why I love Sprite's Keeper.  Last week, with the serious topic of forgiveness for the Spin Cycle, I may or may not have jokingly suggested she pick a lighter topic, say, ponies and rainbows?  She called my bluff and say "OK, go for it..."  And since I was the smart ass who suggested it, who am I to not step up to a challenge.
When I think of rainbows and ponies, aside from thinking about the movie Anchorman, I think of Julie Andrews singing "Favorite Things."  Personally, the song makes me want to poke sharp objects in my ears, and I swear to God, I have no idea why some people think that song is acceptable as a Christmas carol....but...I digress.  I think of things that make me happy.  And no, those things do not include ponies and rainbows.  (Though a certain little pony from Parks and Recreation Lil' Sebastian does make me smile).  Horses scare me, and rainbows mean it just rained.  So yeah...there's that.
God, I'm such a downer.   You'd think nothing makes me happy, but no, I tell you, occasionally things do make this cynical girl smile!  And here they no particular order...
My nieces and nephews.  All of them.  They are just fabulous kids and awesome people to be around.  Just giving them a hug makes it hard not to smile. 
Bubble wrap.  I like popping it.  'Nuff said.
A really good dessert, especially of the chocolate variety.  I am a sweet tooth/chocolate addict. 
John Stewart.  I heart him.
The show Hoarding:  Buried Alive.  I seriously love me some train wrecks. 
Driving T crazy by doing silly things like putting my feet on the dash, getting finger prints on his phone or watch, pronouncing coupons "cewpons" and not "coopons" like he says it should be pronounced.
Wearing my PJs and just staying in for the evening.  Especially if it's a cold night in winter, curling up in a blanket on the couch and watching TV. 
Hugs, especially those from T.  (Unless he's just come in from the gym and is all disgusting and sweaty.  In that case, please, stay away.) 
Letters and cards in the mail!
NKOTBSB.  When they were on Dancing with the Stars, I was like a giddy school girl.  I still need to buy that CD, come to think of it....
Christmas trees
And most importantly.....T. Especially when he's "bearing down" to make me laugh.  I heart him so much.
So these are a few of my "rainbows and ponies."  Check out what other Spinners have to say at Sprite's Keeper!


  1. Ha! I may or may not have sung along on New Years when NKOTB and BSB were on the Rocking New Year's Eve..
    And I heart Jon Stewart as well. Last night with Jerry Seinfeld was pretty good, although Stewart is heads and tails above him in humor. And looks. :-)
    You're linked!

  2. Love your list.


  3. Awwww, I totally love the list!

    & if God forbid, MB is gone for a year I will most definitely visit. Or ask if there's any jobs in the area. & if you are up for meeting for a pint (or 6) of Guinness.

    Adore you.

  4. What is it about bubble wrap that makes it so irresistible? We just moved and after unpacking we've kept the bubble wrap around just to have popping sessions.

    Great spin!

  5. It was ponies and rainbows? And here I am with a spin full of puppies and unicorns.


  6. Yep, I agree with all of that!!

  7. Hi my name is Jenna. I am the author over at You are a member of my blog frog community, and I am just trying to connect with you!

    HA HA. I have never heard anyone refer to favorite things in that way, but I guess I could see that! If I have to pick one rainbow and pony thing right off the top of my head... anytime I don't gag when I brush my teeth! lol

  8. Hahahaha! I love that Hoarding made the list! Hysterical - total rainbows and ponies! ;)

  9. Oh, I thought I had commented on this post!
    :/ {embarrassed}
    These are great things!!
    I love bubble wrap!!
    Here's my motivation monday post for this week (sorry, I couldn't write last week's post!)

    P.S.: went to the Post Office and sent your letter!


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