Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Poppin' the Happy Pill

No. Alan has not turned to pharmaceuticals to help him get through his day. I'll get to the 'Happy Pill' business in a minute.

It was another amazing day here on The Rock. It maxxed out at about 10C (50F) or so and was sunny for much of the day. Hard to believe that Christmas is only 17 days away. Guess I should start shopping. And decorating. And whatever else the season requires. The photo to the side is from the steps of the Confederation Building (our provincial House of Assembly) looking towards the harbour. It was taken two days ago and, as you can see, there was a bit of fog but not a flake of snow. I am knocking on wood so as not to jinx this unseasonable phenomenon.

The news on the television tonight showed people golfing at the local golf club. They promise the course will stay open until the snow flies. This was in sharp contrast to footage from Florida that showed children going to school in winter coats, toques (Tooks?) and mittens. Apparently some regions of the state are under frost warnings and are worried about their citrus crops. Quite a role-reversal indeed.

Speaking of Florida...the lovely Laura Eno, one of my longest online pals, passed along a new award to me. It is called the 'Happy Pill' award and was recently created by Lydia Kang. My last post, regarding my stupid unfortunate hand injuries over the years, had her thinking that I could surely benefit from the Happy Pill because I sure is a mess! Can't hurt, might help...and I thank Laura kindly for the award. She didn't specify that I have to do anything special, such as divining the future or eating Naga Viper peppers, so I assume I can smile and pass it along to another person without the usual revelation of personal information. Besides...you guys already know everything about me. Right?

For those of you out of the loop, Laura is one of the most productive people in the #fridayflash crowd and she's the author of Prophecy Moon and Don't Fall Asleep: A Dream Assassin Novel. Drop by her blog, A Shift in Dimensions and say hello. Perhaps lend her some warm clothes, or buy her a hot chocolate even. I understand the cold is making her snake, Jezebel, is a bit sluggish so bring a warm rat with you.
Without further ado, I bestow this fine Pill of Happiness on the hilarious Kathryn at From the Inside...Out because when I leave her blog it's always with a smile (and after reading about some of HER situations I'm feeling a lot better about MYself).

14 comments:

Laura Eno said...

I'd love some hot chocolate! As for Jezebel, uhm, she doesn't like rats, Alan. She prefers warm men...

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Laura, are you FLIRTING with Alan? Are you sure that's a happy pill and not a blue pill?

Laurita said...

Lovely photo of the confederation tree. I agree with Laura. This blog is like a happy pill. Nearly as good as coffee.

Laura Eno said...

No, Cathy. :) That's what Jezebel likes and it's best to keep her happy...

Katey said...

The holiday is coming on like a ton of bricks for me too... and I'm so not ready. Argh!

Mmm but shopping, I always like :D

Natalie L. Sin said...

No snow here either. It's a bit eerie at this point.

Bukowski's Basement said...

I could use a happy pill these days, Alan ... ;)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Laura- Duly noted. I'll keep that in mind should I make it to Florida for a visit.

Cathy- Stop picking on her, Cathy!

Laurita- Thank you kindly (you're right...nothing is better than coffee).

Katey- Perhaps I could email a list of stuff to pick up on my behalf?

Nat- Yeah, it's weird. They predicted about 5 or 6 inches of snow last night but all we got was a dusting...and a ton of rain (I'm happy that the snow shovel is still unused).

Ant- Don't worry sir, I'm sure that they're available online from Canada (at a rate much less than the US).

Entre Nous said...

WHO are you, and what have you done with Alan... :}}

Karen from Mentor said...

I use Milano cookies as happy pills. They work quickly, and there are no side effects. Well, unless I eat a whole bag, then I have to plaster in all the dents in the ceiling from me bouncing off the walls.

I like warm men too. Is this website suddenly taking an upswing into something a whole lot different? [inquiring minds] Cuz that could be a whole lot of fun for the holidays. A theme of sorts if you will......

*grins*

Danielle Ferries said...

Gorgeous photo. We're having a particularly steamy day here after several unseasonal days of torrential rain.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Joni- Hello. I'm Mc Wooly...Alan's evil twin. Alan has left the buildi...

Karen- I somehow think that it wouldn't take too many of those Milano cookies to get you hoppin' around. Are you suggesting that I start writing stories about, and posting photos of, warm men? You know...wearing Santa hats and smiles...I'm not that sort of blog! (though it WOULD please the girl-fans, I'm sure!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Danielle- It's just a bizzarre concept to believe that the weather is steamy somewhere else in the world. Perhaps you can bottle this and send it north?

kathryn said...

I can't believe you've bestowed this Happy Pill Award to ME. You are too sweet...and I humbly accept not only this award but your kind words.

Somehow, you knew I'd be able to relate to a happy pill. I don't know how you're so intuitive...

Oh, and btw. I heard something on the radio that one day last week (before the cold snap returned) that some town in Maine had the distinction of being the warmest spot on the entire East Coast (save the extreme south of Florida). Freaky, right? I'm sure that doesn't happen very often.

Thanks again, Alan. I resent Canada less because of you. I can almost forgive those arctic breezes. Almost.