happy house

  • popovers served warm and filled with ice cream
  • an accurately written newspaper piece
  • staying friends with your friends
  • the Mohs hardness scale
  • muffled sounds when snorkeling
  • five-day weeks
  • paying your respects
  • gnarled bristlecones' driftwood skins and crazed contortions
  • the smell of damp mink
  • a natural outdoor rock lake
  • high society
  • a lion springing in the jungle
  • becoming a caricaturist
  • not having your checking account overdrawn by payday

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