Camels are known as "ships of the desert."
(Come on. You knew I was going to get a camel or ten in here somewhere. For Pete's sake, it's Hump Day!)
Anyway, while searching for a camel-related topic for this Hump Day, the whole "ship of the desert" thing got me thinking about boats, which in turn led me to another common phrase: "Whatever floats your boat." (See? This is how my mind works -- skipping merrily from one random thought to another.)
I started tallying up things that float my boat. Here are a few, in no particular order:
- Hot cocoa on a cold day. Bonus points if it has whipped cream.
- The crunch of leaves under my feet. Only not indoors.
- An extra cherry in my Manhattan.
- Writing my way out of a corner I've written myself into.
- Any happy news from one of my kiddos.
- A smile from TG.
- Finding a pair of shoes that not only fits, but also looks good.
- Ditto for jeans.
- Good news from my agent.
- Ditto for editor.
In the interest of balance, here a few things guaranteed to sink my boat (again, in no particular order):
- @sshat drivers.
- Sick kiddos.
- Leaky basements.
- Too much snow; i.e., measurable in feet instead of inches.
- Artificial sweeteners.
- Not enough sleep.
More could be added to each of my lists, but I didn't want to overwhelm you with my floaters and sinkers. You get the gist.
So, what floats and/or sinks your boat?