Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ground Hog Happy Day

Reasons to feel happy today, in no particular order:

1. I woke up.
2. Got to talk to my friend Kelly on the phone, whom I love completely and dearly.
3. Got to talk to another close friend, Kris, as well.
4. Went for a kick-ass power walk today.
5. While on walk, heard Terrance Trent D'arby song, which made me think of Ex, which didn't make me happy, but then trusty iPod played Coldplay, Counting Crows, a kick-ass extended version of Peter Gabriel's Secret World, Abba, Natalie Merchant, (I skipped through Brian Ferry and the Madagascar "I Like To Move It" songs).
6. Got to cuddle with Tukey like he was a little baby.
7. Got a nice email from a lurker--shout out Blair--promise I'll puke soon.
8. Got a request for my full manuscript.
9. Tukey was waving hysterically from his classroom window when I went to pick him up and it made my heart explode.
10. I'm getting my house cleaned tomorrow!
11. Today is the 16th anniversary of the day I met Hubby. I sure as heck wasn't caring if the Groundhog came out that night, if you know what I mean!
12. My mom made me happy when I talked to her on the phone today. Love you mom--keep up the great work!
13. I smiled at a lady in line at the pharmacy and she smiled back and it was one of those smiles on both our parts that were so genuine, like you could tell we were both wishing happiness to the other just by the size of our smiles. And she was a stranger. It was an annonymous gesture that made me feel good.
14. I tried a new concoction at Starbucks: tallnonfatcafelattewithonepumpcinnamondolce and liked it. By the way, hope your first day was great Mo!

It's only 2 p.m. so I'm hoping to add to this list, but in the meantime, here's a little trivia game to play, in which, if you are a friend or relative, you are absolutely exempt from playing, so please do not post your answers in comments, friend or relative. Thanks!

Here's the question: I have three siblings. We all have names that start with the same letter in the alphabet. Two of us are girls. Two are boys. Both boys have names with one syllable. Both girls do not. What are the four names? If there's anyone out there who can guess who I do not personally know as a friend or a friend of a friend, or a relative, I'll send you a prize. You have to get all four names right in one comment, and you may guess up to three times. So, go ahead and guess away!

And, here's to a happy day for everyone! Cheers!


Anonymous said...

Stephanie, Stacey, Scott, Steve.

There. That's my guess. And I can't believe you buried your request for a full in there with all those others in the list! Who's it from? Major congrats to you!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Caryn--excellent guess, but not correct. Also, I am wondering if I should state that each of the four names needs to be spelled correctly? Anyway, you guessed well!

Email me offline and we can talk about the agent stuff-would love to hear what's going on with you as well! S.

NorCal Kitten said...

Ok so I'll say the names that shot through my head...Probably the same as caryn but I am sure your not going to let us know how many names we missed so...

Stephanie, Sara, Steve, Seth...

Probably totally wrong but hey why not...

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

If we are counting guessed names spelled correctly, you each got two right!

J C said...

that's like....really hard

i have no idea

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Oh come on J Holden, it's not hard-it's really easy:


Hahahha, am I twisted or what? DO NOT ANSWER THAT!

Modigliani said...

scott, sean, stephanie, and sarah

That's my guess! Do I get a free doubletallnonfatsugarfreevanillalatte now? (Oh, wait a second, I get those free now already! hehehe...) And thanks for the link up there! My first day was really good!

Modigliani said...

2nd guess: sarah, stephanie, scott, sean

and third and final guess:

Sarah, Stephanie, Steve, and Shawn

Did I do it?!!! Huh,huh? Did I?!

:) wv: Toxia ... ha!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Mo--on two guesses you got two right. On one guess you got one right. They all do start with S though, so you're on the right track!

Anonymous said...

Just a quess?

Stephanie, Stacey, Sean, Seth


Jessica said...

Say, how are you getting your house cleaned tomorrow?! Do fairies actually exist?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Hey Anonymous MW--if we're counting names being spelled correctly, you've got two right. If we're counting names even if they're not spelled right, you've got three right. And if you guess again, and get them right, I'm going to need to know who you are so I can send you the 'surprise!' (and no, I promise it won't be a copy of 'thebookthatwillneverseethelightofday!' LOL.

And Jessica--yes, the cleaning fairy does exist, but she's expensive as hell! But boy, does my house look beautiful! I might just have to go lie down in my room and take in all the cleanliness while I can before the kids get home and mess it ALL up!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OH! mw--Melissa W***er from Glamour and Ellegirl, right? NOW WHAT DO I WIN!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Staphanie, Stacey, Scot, Seth

I don't have a blog and I don't know how to let you know who I am without mentioning it right here in your comments section.


Anonymous said...

I meant to spell Stacy without the e.

So, my second guess should have been:

Stephanie, Stacy, Scot, Seth


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

mw anon--guess your third guess by adding a T somewhere, and you'll win!

Then email me at

onedivorceddiva said...

U, my dear, always keep them guessing.

Guess who....?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

LOVE your screen name DD--who happens to be the beautiful photographer of my blog photo! Wish you were here to drink some chardonnay with me. Hell, I wish I had a bottle of chardonnay to drink, period. But it would be much more fun cheersing with you! All my love!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Ahhhhhhhhh! DD--didn't realize you had your picture up! Have you started a blog--you'd have some excellent stories to share!

Gorgeous photo, dahling, simply gorgeous (and btw, am admiring my most treasured gift which I wear on my left wrist... xo

onedivorceddiva said...

Figured it was better than talking to myself. Figured if I share - I'm a little less pathetic.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Okay guys, there is a winner, but because blogger ate the comments, they are not posted here, but I receive all the comments at my home email so I got the winner that way. MW guessed the names correctly at 10:15 on Feb. 4... Derphangus guessed also correctly, but her comment was written at 10:28 the same day. So, unfortunately, I didn't have a runner-up prize but if MW cannot fulfill her duties as prize winner, then Derphangus will have to step up to take over the prize, which will be determined after a discussion with MW. Thanks guys for playing! MM aka Stephanie