Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ten good things

This isn't one of them meme-things or anything like that. It's more like a bit of fluff really. The thing is, I am, as you may have noticed, a gloomy old bastard. You probably think I sit here all day in the Pundy House muttering to myself about how awful life is. Well, I do actually.

But, notwithstanding my determination to look on the black side of things, life isn't uniformly bad. Most of it is pretty shitty of course but there are some rays of light. Whether or not there are TEN good things to celebrate about it is a challenge I have yet to resolve in the course of this Post. We'll see.

So, as an antidote to all the doom and gloom I've heaped on you in the past year here's Ten Good Things that have happened to me in the last twelve months:

1 I kept blogging for a whole year (seriously, if you knew me you would think this was incredible).

2 I met a lot of nice, intelligent people as a result and I got to insult them.

3 I captured my own strain of wild yeast and nurtured it and made some fantastic sourdough bread.

4 I grew a shedload of Jalapeno peppers in the polytunnel and made several gallons of chilli con carne that were the best I've ever tasted.

5 I was there when my wife learned she had been made a Professor.

6 My youngest son came back from Spain and got a proper job.

7 Several people read A Half Life of One and liked it.

8 Er...

Okay. Call it Seven Good Things then. Gee, I though there were more but I can't think of any. Still, better than nothing, I'm sure you'll agree.

Tomorrow, back on familiar territory with Fifty Bad Things.

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:08 pm

    Pund. Your seven happy happenings have brought joy to my heart and raised my hopes for mankind. Not sure that I can wait for tomorrow!

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  2. Good, Minx, your happiness is all that matters to me. At one point I thought of making meeting you online Good Thing Number 8. Then I thought better of it.

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  3. Anonymous7:12 pm

    I am truly flattered that you even contemplated me a number 8, however briefly. You know secretly, of course, that I belong up there in the no1 or 2 spot. Along with one or two others, we have brought untold joy and light into your life, kidnapping your blog, holding impromptu parties, and making you laugh your rocks off when you would rather have retired to bed with a cup of cocoa!
    So don't give me that old gaff about there only being 7 things that have made you happy. Look at what your lovely bloggy friends have brought you.... there's ummm...well and...err, umm - oh dear! Oh well, maybe next year.

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  4. I think discovering your own strain of yeast and growing a shedload of jalapeno peppers is pretty dang impressive, Bill. But take that for what it is--I'm not really trustworthy when it comes to growing things. Unless its a big pile of mess.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. I had no idea there was a Bill, of Pundy House, out there in the world. I have just spent about 10 or so minutes scanning your blog and have decided I'm going to not only add you to my blogroll, I will also be harassing you here as well. I foresee millions, nay trillions, of hours of amusement ahead for both of us.

    Also: if you really want to get in good with the wife, you should edit this entry with just 1 item: seeing her make professor. End it by saying "All that is good and holy in my life is my wife." Then, every time you have a fight or want something, just pull up this entry and remind her just who she's dealing with.

    O am I the only one who pulls crap like that? Maybe it's chick thing.

    :-)

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  5. Thou prating, base-count nut hook.

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  6. Anonymous9:09 pm

    Why Pundy, methinks the American is trying to insult thy good and miserable self. All for good japes no doubt.

    Jta, thou art a rumpstuckling flunge wiggler and no mistake!

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  7. Why, what is this? Has someone unmuzzled the peevish measle Minx?
    Oh, golly. Done it now. Well, Missy Miss, you remind me very much of a quailing, eye-offending dewberry I used to know. Back in Calcutta. Better cut it out...

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  8. Anonymous10:42 pm

    Think not to best me at insulting words jta, for I was nearly Good Thing Number 8 and the Pund will surely rush to my defence!

    In the meanwhile you are nothing but a postulating slugmullion and have no right to declare me a'measle'.

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  9. ainkk3:05 am

    You will pardon me, Ma'am, if I observe that you are bringing a knife to a gunfight, will you not? As for Mr. Pundy, I have seen nothing here in the past year to indicate he would defend the indefensible.

    But why have you slithered out of your disused windmill to reveal yourself to be the vacant, swag-bellied jolthead we see before us? Is it vanity?

    Good thing number eight? Capital.

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  10. Look, guys, I haven't got the faintest idea what you fuckers are on about. Speak English, damn you.

    And let me remind you of Good Thing Number 2. I get to insult YOU - not the other way around.

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  11. Hi Amy, great to see you here. I dropped by your re-invigorated blog and greatly enjoyed what I read. Chutzpah was the word that sprang to mind.

    Your sense of humour should fit in really well here with all the other crazy people who visit. I look forward to our developing relationship with mounting trepidation.

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  12. Anonymous2:38 pm


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