Happy Stories

Stories about happy things happening, that’ll hopefully make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. There are 8 stories so far
The Day My Dad Became Human
2015
JUN
21

The Day My Dad Became Human

Filed Under : Happy Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 8 minutes
I'll never forget the night of January 2nd, 2000. I was living in Seattle, holed up in my shitty attic room, while rain smacked against the small, rickety old window in my room. I was feeling lonely, and depressed. My father called me to check in on my New Year, and see how things were going with me in Seattle. Since around the time I first moved out on my ...
Brush Your Fucking Teeth, Kids
2015
JUN
16

Brush Your Fucking Teeth, Kids

Filed Under : Happy Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 7 minutes
I cannot stress enough, in my advanced age, the importance of brushing your teeth. You can floss, too, if you'd like. And carry mouthwash in your car, as I've been doing for years. But, nothing does as much preventative care as simply brushing your teeth at least once a day. If you're paranoid, do it before you go to bed and then again when you wake up. If I had kids, ...
A Few Short Mom Stories
2015
MAY
10

A Few Short Mom Stories

Filed Under : Happy Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 10 minutes
It's Mother's Day, which is a day I normally try to ignore. But, on some level, I feel empowered around this time of year. It's nearly impossible to offend me , but the first Mother's Day after my mom died, all the emails and TV ads about "do something special for your mother this year" nearly made me cry every time. I had to ignore that and power through because it's ...
The Rise and Fall of The Bus (Part 2)
2015
APR
21

The Rise and Fall of The Bus (Part 2)

Filed Under : Happy Stories, Serial Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 5 minutes
(if you missed Part 1, you're gonna be confused) Throughout the remaining month or so of summer, I got pretty good at driving The Bus and acclimating to its various quirks. Chuck (my stepdad) gave me a book provided by Darryl called "The Complete Idiots Guide to Volkswagen Bus Maintenance and Repair". He told me any issue I'd have with The ...
The Rise and Fall of The Bus (Part 1)
2015
APR
20

The Rise and Fall of The Bus (Part 1)

Filed Under : Happy Stories, Serial Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 5 minutes
At the start of my Sophomore year of high school, I was 15 and had my Driver's Permit. As I was turning 16 in a few months, my mom knew I was going to start asking about some kind of car-for-myself situation. My sister's history of vehicles prior to that included things like her friend's beat-ass car that she bought for $300 that didn't have a key but a ...
Happiness is a Sandwich on Your Own Sofa
2015
MAR
23

Happiness is a Sandwich on Your Own Sofa

Filed Under : Happy Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 5 minutes
Few things in this world can compare to the joy and freedom a young person experiences when they spend their first few days in their first adult home - a place with their name on a lease, no parents anywhere in sight. Freedom. And responsibility. But, let's focus on the freedom. The summer after I graduated high school, my mom and her husband were out of town a lot - which ...
How I Met Bouschka
2015
MAR
8

How I Met Bouschka

Filed Under : Happy Stories  |  Est. Reading Time : 3 minutes
When I moved to California in October of 2000, I was in a weird place. I had just come back from a year of living in Seattle with complete strangers who turned out to be somewhat crazy, I was unemployed, unsure of what to do musically (if at all), young, single, and... listless. All I knew was that I was living with friends in a beautiful home in Orange County and ...