Five Things That Make Me Smile

Today I want to share a few of the things that always make me happy. Now, I’m not talking about family, friends . . . any of that sentimental stuff. I mean the kind of things I can see or do that will make me laugh every single time. Make me goofy laugh whenever I need it. Make me feel at ease with the absurdity of life. . . or some other descriptor that isn’t as pretentious.

1. Lois’s appearance on County Law
County Law is a home-grown Cops. It isn’t grown from my home, but I saw this clip with Lois on a world’s blankest blank kind of show and instantly loved her. I know people make fun of her, but she just makes my day. If you watch entire clip instead of the edited version typically shown on television, she comes across much less crazy. We all need some of Lois’s infectious excitement in the face of adversity (in this case, her sister being arrested).

2. Bitches want some pancakes
This one comes from yet another world’s blankest blank kind of show (World’s Dumbest Smartest Inventions, to be specific). Michael Loftus makes the “Bitches want some pancakes? Bitches get some pancakes.” comment in response to the Batter Blaster product. If I’m watching that episode of the show, I start to smile as soon as I see Batter Blaster come on.

3. Hot air balloons
I don’t know why, but I can’t help but feel happy when there is a hot air balloon around. I’ve never actually been in one (honestly, they kind of scare me), so it isn’t thinking about the ride itself. I just love some hot air balloons. I have memories of watching some air-up as a kid and I had a favorite blanket growing up that always reminded me of the balloon patterns. I’ve long contemplated a hot air balloon tattoo.

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I don’t watch it very often, so it’s awesomeness never decreases for me. I think I’m actually going to watch it in bed after writing this (the husband is playing a new video game and the kids are in bed).

5. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Sing-Along – Monty Python
Confession: I’m not a huge fan of Monty Python. This sing-along is simply amazing though. I like to listen to it if I’m having a rough day (and maybe sing if it won’t be too embarrassing).

If life seems jolly rotten
There’s something you’ve forgotten
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you’re feeling in the dumps
Don’t be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle
– that’s the thing.


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