Friday, February 21, 2014

What's Making Me Happy: February 21

First of all, happy birthday to my real-life and Blogger friend SUZE! Suze is a kind human, an excellent writer, a deep thinker, a loyal friend, a fantastic mom, possibly the happiest wife I know, and (it must be said) rather gorgeous. If you haven't already, go wish her hippo birdie.

My life this week was marked by unseasonably gorgeous weather — sorry, rest of America — which meant lots of good hikes and plenty of allergy medication. Once I figured out my persistent sinus problem was actually (probably) pollen-related, I found a solution, and I'm feeling better.

My kids had a four-day weekend, which was great. It was like a mini-spring-break. We went to see the LEGO movie, which was fun; chock-a-block full of inside jokes for nerds. The second half dragged a bit — I think I might have been troped out. We also rented Elysium and the Island, which were cheesy, fun dystopian shoot-em-ups. We also had a chance this weekend to do a lot of entertaining. We visited with friends old and new, did a ton of cooking, killed too many bottles of wine, and generally enjoyed ourselves.

And just now, I received a call from my son's advisory teacher asking to reschedule his parent-teacher conference next week. Out of the blue, she said, "I just have to let you know, I love your son. He is just such a cool kid. And respectful! He is so respectful of adults. Whatever you are doing, please keep doing it."

Now for the pop-culture funzies:

Imagine your favorite R-rated movie as interpreted by a children's picture-book artist. And so you have this. My favorite is the last panel, which makes me giggle every time I think about it.

Now imagine a beloved family film recast as a horror flick.

Check out these stills of Olympic figure skaters.

These goats having fun with a piece of flexible metal.

This boy and his puppy, who have been pro nappers for a couple years now.

Happy Friday!


  1. You big sweetheart! Thank you so much for mentioning my special day on your Happy Posts. You know I love these! :) :)

    Also, can I just say that I am not the least bit surprised at the wonderful things the advisory teacher had to say about A. He really is an ace human being--just like his wonderful mother, whom I miss.


    1. Thanks for that nice comment about m'boy. :) I miss you too. Super-excited I might be seeing you in a few months, though!

  2. That little boy and his puppy are the cutest thing ever :)

  3. Funny how all those male skaters looked like Kevin Bacon

  4. It must be very gratifying to hear such affirmations about your son.

  5. Fun post. My daughter and I went to see the LEGO Movie - good fun. I know what you mean about all troped out but I'd totally watch it again just to catch all the stuff I'm sure I watched the first time.

    1. I think the boy and I will rent it when it comes out to do exactly that.

  6. Not a bad way to start Monday, either. Great tid-bits.


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