Tuesday, September 8, 2015

8 Pics of Happiness Challenge

Den of the Beastly Bear 

Hi Folks! 
Wow, it's been a while...time sure does get away from you! It's been almost 3 months since my last post.

I've been tagged by my good friend Kathy over at Giggling Truckers Wife in the 8 pictures of Happiness blog prompt. Always one to support my friends, and perhaps needing a boot in the ass...
Here goes:

Pretty, pretty damn expensive! Lol
#1) These two ladies! Momma Bear Kathy and Princess Bear Kaitlin. Without these two I might have more money, but my life would surely be diminished in ways I might never understand.

On Squirrel Patrol
Lovin' her Daddy

#2) My Mocha, our rescue pup. The sheer joy she displays when I come home, the unconditional love, the quiet companionship...she's my baby.

Probably should be something from Craig Johnson or George R.R. Martin
#3) Books!!! What can I say...if I'm not talking I'm probably reading!!! Talk about cheap entertainment?
You might pay upwards of $10 for a 90 min. movie, for that same money I might be entertained for weeks!!!

My Guncrafter Industries 50GI conversion on my Glock 21SF
#4) Shooting. Rifles, pistols, shotguns, bows, you name it!!! If it shoots, I like it. There is a certain zen mastery thing going on to take this tool, bend it to your will and hit a target from several feet to several hundred yards away.

Awesome movie, just make sure you watch the directors cut (European version)
#5) Movies. Old or new, doesn't matter...my favorites I'll watch every time they are on. They don't even have to be particularly good for me to like them...
Don't get Momma bear going on how many times she has had to set through Ronin or The Fifth Element!

I got the music in me!
#6) Music. 60's, 70's, 80's even the 90's after that, let's be honest...music started to suck. Don't believe me?
Two words: Justin Beiber

My 2010 Triumph Rocket III
#7) The Ride. Remember when we used to just go for a ride? No destination, no timetable, just pick a direction and go...see where the road takes you. In a car was nice, but there's just something about taking your special someone on the back of your bike. The feel of the wind, the smell of the air that you'd miss in your car, but most of all their arms around you as you cruise into the night.

Ahhhh, the sea after a storm...
#8) Solitude. Sometimes there is a simple joy associated with just being ok to be alone with your thoughts. No conversation to keep up, no one to accuse you of not listening, not helping, not caring...etc. Sometimes it's just good to be alone.

Ok folks, there you have it...
My 8 pictures of Happiness. I guess according to the rules I must tag other bloggers...

Here are the guidelines for the eight photos of happiness bloghop:
  1. Tag me in your post.
  2. Link to the creator of the tag. In this case Vidya Sury!
  3. Show off your own 8 photos of happiness and have fun picking them!
  4. You can add a little description of the photos or just let the photos speak for themselves. Easy!
  5. Tag others. Essentially, spread the happiness and make the world a better place!
I am happy to tag the following bloggers! 
No pressure, but imagine actually refusing to have fun!
I therefore pass the torch to:

Jo at My Wandering Mind

Sherry at Faith, Friends & Flip Flops

The Families newest Blogger, my Niece
Rachel at The Responsibility Catalyst

And the ever irascible Joe at Cranky Old Man

Be well folks, Hope you've had a great summer!!!

Beastly Bear


  1. Okay. I'll play. It's one of those things, ya know? I can't hardly turn down an opportunity to share smiles!
    Loved seeing your smile makers. 😘

  2. I LOVE those GIFs!!!!! Great choices for your 8 too! I haven't gone shooting in ages; almost 10 years. I only went once to the range at the local gun club, w/ my ex-h. I did so well that he was clearly mad and never wanted to go again and I just didn't feel comfortable going on my own.

    1. Often women make great shooters, they have no preconceptions...they therefore take instructions well.

  3. I loved seeing your pictures and reading a post from you again. You seriously rock my friend!!! Loved the dancing bear, and the one of you and your dog...just priceless! ♥

    1. Thank you Kathy...and thank you for your kind words!

  4. What the heck?? How did I miss this post??? I love your pics Joe, and Mama & Princess Bear are so beautiful.. Ya' got a good life my friend.. Love the bike too. :)

    1. I'm stealthy MiMi...Like a big ole'sneaky Bear!!! Lol