Monday, July 23, 2012

A Little Shout Out to my Favorite Four-legged Friends

Today I'm feeling a little let down by mankind. Fortunately, our four-legged friends rarely let us down. Who is up for warm and wet kisses, wagging tails and unbelievable excitement every time you enter the door? The better question is, who isn't? Not only are they sweet, but they can also, be fairly entertaining. Don't believe me? Check Youtube. You'll be there all week. 
Here is my Pooch:
 Isn't she just plain adorable? 

Here are some fun vids as well.

Keep Smiling.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hug Someone You Love

After last night's tragedy, I feel like life is a little more fragile. This happens every time something horrific happens, and personally, I'm glad that it does. These awful situations should remind us that life is short and unexpected, that this moment that we are in might not last forever. It should reawaken a part of our souls that gets ground down by the day-to-day. We should be a little truer to who we are and love those around us a litte deeper. Today is your chance and my chance. A chance to reach out and change. We can all be kinder  to strangers on the street, softer when we deal with those we love and even maybe a little more patient with those who wrong us. We can glimpse the hate and violence in the world and combat it with love and kindness. We can never change what happened in Colorado last night, but we can change what will happen. It is so easy to become desensitized. It is so easy to be less than who we should be. Today, more than ever, we should fight the apathy. Call your grandma, take time to play with your kids, volunteer, smile. Today, we should live a day worthwhile.    

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dora the Explorer-Live action

Most children's shows are at least slightly irritating. It's part of being a children's show. I'm sure that my parents suffered through hours of "My Little Ponies" with me and "Barney" with my younger siblings. I know that they were even subjected to "Teletubbies" at one point as well. Fortunately they were able to escape "Dora the Explorer," quite possibly the most annoying show that has ever aired. There are more than a few reasons why it brings to mind nails on a chalk board, but lets keep this happy. 

This awesome video was made by College Humor. I love how the live-action starts to showcase some of the show's most aggravating habits.

Did anyone else enjoy looking for Swiper?

Me Neither. Keep Smiling.

Already tired of Political Ads? Two I can get behind

First of all, let me state that there will be NO support of either candidate on this blog. This blog is about happiness and nothing about politics makes me happy. While there are many things that I loathe about politics, the thing that I hate the most is their insistance on disparaging each other in commercials. We didn't spring for a DVR which means my only solution is the mute button. 

These commercials however, are ones that I can get behind. I'll even throw in some former candidates for fun.
The Republican:

 The Democrat:
DISCLAIMER: I forgot that there is content and language that is somewhat objectionable. Watch at you're own risk.
My Favorites:

I know that these have been out for awhile, but they are still hilarious. Which one is your favorite? Michele is mine, hands down.

Keep Smiling!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Star Wars Parody- Call Me Maybe

Alright, alright. I know that I posted a "Call Me Maybe" parody just last week but this one is just too good to pass up. Enjoy:

Funny, huh? And I don't even like Star Wars.

Happy Monday and Keep Smiling. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Humming Bird Snoring

Almost anyone that knows me, knows that I desperately want a Hummingbird. I personally feel like it would be unnatural NOT to want one. Simply put, they are adorable. And just when I thought that they couldn't get any cuter, I saw this:
Now, I know that this has been floating around the interwebs for awhile now, but I keep watching it, praying that some day it will be legal to have one of my own. Until that glorious day, I'll just keep this video bookmarked.

Keep Smiling.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cookie Monster Parody-Call Me Maybe

I'm sure that there might be quite a few of those who have seen this-But for all that haven't, enjoy.

Like how he didn't eat the oatmeal raisin one at the end? So did my husband. 

Keep smiling!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Suggestions for Success- H. Jackson Brown

This simple list was compiled by H. Jackson Brown, an author who has written many NYT best-sellers on how to live a fulfilled life. While I might not have time to read his more than 20 works, I do have time to check out his top 21 suggestions. So without further ado:

So, what do you think? Do you think he totally missed the mark on some or maybe even left some out? I personally love 1, 5, 13 and 20. What about you?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sometimes You have to get Creative- Pixar

Sometimes life gives you these problems or issues which can seem insurmountable. Have no fear, do as I have and take a lesson from Pixar. 
I think the message is to fake death and then turn the tables  get creative when it seems like there is no chance for a win. 

Keep Smiling. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Neil Diamond made Me Proud to be an American

Since tomorrow is a national hoilday, I'll be taking the day off but I wanted to help get everyone in the right spirit. 
Listening to this song on cassate tape as a kid always made me feel so proud to be an American. I mean, he talks about traveling FAR to get here. And not just any ol' time, but TODAY. Anyway, I know that the song is most definitely cheesy, but who doesn't love a little cheese every now and then?

So I hope you have a great day filled with food, fun, fireworks and maybe even a little Neil.

Keep smiling!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Let er' rip!

I'm sure that we've all been there. Stuck in a public situation and feeling a little, shall we say, gassy. Well now we can all thank modern science for this:
Yes, that is a fart pad. Made with charcoal and supposedly activated when "needed," one can feel free to rip one or two at any point. I realize that some of you might be giggling at this while others are secretly wondering where you can find one. Have no fear, I've done the work for you. Here is one already for purchase on ebay. 

While I was on a quest to find a video to go along with this, I typed in "farting" on Youtube and this was the first thing that came up:
Strange, and yet, you can't stop watching or laughing in my husband's case. Either way-Keep Smiling.