the secret lives of prothros.

August 31, 2009

my happy moment

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 9:52 pm

i love when my day has a happy moment. that moment when it just hits you square in the face that life is absolutely beautiful and could hardly spread one more thing on the table of your contentment. it is a moment of realization-and i had one today. i was driving home from my traditional monday grocery store run, where i had done something terribly wrong and terribly enjoyable. i strayed from my list. i bought out of impulse. it was wickedly glorious. in addition to my list of items for this weeks meals, i bought 1 blackberry izze and $1.20 worth of seasoned kalmatta olives, a delicacy i’ve only grown to appreciate in the past month. i felt a delicious thrill leaving that grocery store. i loaded the groceries into my car, turned out of the parking lot and proceeded to reach across the seat into my bag and pull out my forbidden treasures, throwing my illusions of self restraint aside. i drove home listening to ben fold’s version of tiny dancer, singing loudly and tossing olives in my mouth every time the song had an instrumental pause, quickly turning to my izze if the salt became too overbearing. and that’s when it happened. my happy moment hit: i’m saved by grace, i live in austin, tx–my favorite american city, i’m married to my best friend, i can’t count my true friends with just two hands and i have a mouth full of olives and an off-pitch singing voice with speakers loud enough to blur that fact away. my windows were up but i could have sworn my hair was blowing in the breeze as i melted into the warm sunshine of my happy moment. life is beautiful.

wishing you all a happy moment today.




  1. I love your happy moment, and I love that we’re friends. Wishing you many more moments like these.

    Comment by GRock — August 31, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  2. best. blog post. ever.
    I’m so glad we’re family Julie-girl.

    Comment by megling — September 1, 2009 @ 12:24 am

  3. i think i just had a happy moment reading this post. and now i want olives.

    Comment by Laura — September 1, 2009 @ 1:57 am

  4. I love this – it makes me love you more – and wish that you and I could have a trip to the grocery store together!

    Comment by Jess — September 1, 2009 @ 2:18 am

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