Tuesday Morning Link Fest: Happyland Edition

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When you feel your eyes welling up with emotion the one thing that tips you over the edge is actually talking about how you’re doing with someone. Yesterday after work I started texting my husband to see if he was walking home or taking the bus while I faught off some tears. As soon as I hit send, like a Mentos put to Diet Coke, the flood gates opened and I walked over to meet him in the rain, tears streaming down my face.


Photo credit: VancouverHistory.ca / VPL

Case of the Mondays, sure. Being back at work after a long weekend away in the wilderness, yeah. Rainy and cold, double-jacketed June in Vancouver? You bet, all things that could make me feel that way. I also kept thinking about how on Sunday morning at 5:00 John and I stood out by the lake and watched the sun crest over the mountains. We didn’t sit down as we were still in our pajamas and didn’t want to get them muddy, so we stood there holding each other. Honestly that’s all I wanted to be doing yesterday, and where I would rather be right now.

The break in the clouds comes in the form of an unordered list below. I’m going to warm up some breakfast, get some coffee in my belly, and list random things that currently brighten my spirits when I think about them:

  • Breakfasts. I love breakfasts. Metroblogging has a list from 2005 that is in need of an update, but it’s still pretty darn helpful (and mouth-watering).
  • My family and friends, especially my wicked-cute and smart niece and nephews.
  • Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Droids.
  • Boris the cat lives! [News1130]
  • I got interviewed about real estate.
  • New Death Cab for Cutie… and the new single “I Will Possess Your Heart.” (See it performed on the Late Show here, shorter version)
  • Reading about Vancouver History, I can’t get enough. Did you know when Playland first opened it was called Happyland? (See photo at the top of this post). The name change then happened in 1957. Man, I can’t wait to go to Happyland.
  • David Sedaris has a new audiobook that he’ll be releasing DRM-free for download. [BoingBoing] There’s also an interview with him by Rick Mercer on the Globe and Mail site. Listening to Sedaris reminds me of two things: This American Life, and our trip to Iowa last fall – oh, and he’s brilliantly hilarious.
  • During these gloomy days, feel free to find some of your happy thoughts and share them in the comments, or write your own post because apparently blogging is good for your health.

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    1. RaulTuesday, June 10th, 2008 — 10:41am PDT

      That Death Cab by Cutie single is totally rockin’ it 🙂

      Sending you LOTS, and LOTS of positive vibes and hugs

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      🙂

    2. TaniaTuesday, June 10th, 2008 — 11:11am PDT

      So sorry to hear you’re feeling down … the sun will shine again on the westcoast – I promise!

      Take care 🙂

    3. Mom604Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 — 12:11pm PDT

      Dinner tonight with Momma. With a side of hugs and kisses and bowls full of smiles and funny stories. See you later!

    4. RaulTuesday, June 10th, 2008 — 7:12pm PDT

      I seem to recall a discussion about brunch in Surrey with Mom604 and Sis604 and the rest of the family 😉

    5. KatTuesday, June 10th, 2008 — 8:24pm PDT

      Hope you and Fran are having a wonderful time this evening. Regardless of the weather, when you and the gang hit Playland…the sun will shine!

    6. phaedraTuesday, June 10th, 2008 — 9:05pm PDT

      yay! playland! hugs to you Rebecca 🙂

    7. JenniferWednesday, June 11th, 2008 — 8:38am PDT

      Happyland, here we come! Yay!
      Hope you’re feeling better today!

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