I saw this one over on Cupcakes & Cashmere and kind of loved it, so here it is from me. Feel free to answer yourself.
9 Things Every Happy Person Should Have
1. A go-to drink.
Greyhound (if the vodka and grapefruit are both good quality) otherwise champagne. I love bubbly and see no reason why it should be confined to a special occasion.
2. A go-to Karaoke song.
No. But I’d be delighted to provide an interpretive background dance to your singing.
3. A uniform.
Pencil dress, peep toe pumps, back seam stockings, gloves, small felt hat.
4. A hair stylist they love.
Siobhon Due at Faux Salon in Campbell, CA.
5. An exercise routine.
Classical stretch most days, 40 minute bicycle ride three times a week. Occasional hiking. I should do better but, frankly, I’m lazy.
6. A hobby.
Several, all of them fun and time consuming, none of them particularly good for me or my pocket book.
|Audrey Hepburn ‘Paris When It Sizzles’ in 1962 taken by Bob Willoughby (via theniftyfifties tumblr)|
7. A best friend.
One for every season and a few for special occasions.
8. A healthy sense of self.
No doubt about it. I have a healthy sense of multiple selves. It’s an essential component of being a fiction writer.
9. A guilt free indulgence.
Feedly, hot tubs, expensive perfume, body butter, a fast car, beautiful shoes, tea.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1884 At the Race Track|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|Nuvola di Luce by Studio Thesia Progetti|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third:
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second. Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
Book Hooked Blog says of Soulless audiobook, “It’s like a snarky Jane Austen, starring a deliciously sarcastic Elizabeth Bennett. But with werewolves and vampires.”
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~ Michael LaRoccaTags: faq, gail carriger, occasional FAQ, parasolverse, shaving the beast