Shiny Happy People Part 4

It’s been awhile since I posted a list of “25 Things That Made Me So Happy I Want To Pee My Pants” – as we get closer to the end of the school year, the stress rises by the hour…and the importance of celebrating those things that make you happy becomes bigger and bigger! πŸ™‚ So, without any further ado….here’s what’s pleasing me today! πŸ™‚


All things Hawaiian! πŸ™‚ My Wee One is having a Hawaiian-themed birthday luau in June (she’s turning 7! Imagine!), and I’ve been picking up everything floral and tropical that I can find for her party. All of this thinking about Hawaiian stuff has got me wishing with all of my might that someone would appear and whisk me off for a tropical vacation. However, since I am more likely to shoot silver star-shaped sparkles out of myΒ arse than to have that happen, I will have to settle with decorating the hell out of the neighborhood pool for her party – check out the invitation:

Luau Invitation -DIY Printable

Sushi dinners in the middle of the week – yummy! πŸ™‚



This kitten picture because holy shit for cute! πŸ™‚


The first crop of cherries appeared in our local grocery stores this week, and good Christ are they juicy and delicious! πŸ™‚ So yummy! πŸ™‚ Yaaa! πŸ™‚ If you’re a cherry lover (and who isn’t, really), be sure to hit up your local market and grab some of these bad boys while they are fresh! Yum! πŸ™‚



This song – I haven’t heard it in ages and totally forgot how great it is! πŸ™‚


Take note of the time on the clock in the above picture – yes, I totally get up WAY too early in the morning!


The exercise form “Prancercise (it’s a real thing, friends)Β – this video has been around for a year, but has only become popular recently (once somebody discovered its brilliance and decided to post it EVERYWHERE so that we can all enjoy it!). It’s almost illegal how hilarious I find this, and I’ve been practicing this for the past two days in my office at work (I’m not even kidding a little bit) – I already have a penchant for pulling my car over to the side of the road and dancing when a good song comes on (again, not kidding – I did it on Tuesday night to Florence and the Machine’s ‘Dog Days Are Over’), so I think that I need to load the iPod with good tunes and hit the neighborhood with this (notice: my pants will not highlight the camel toe as exquisitely as hers do). Fun times, friends! πŸ™‚

Her face in this picture!!! I die!!!!


Poutine – I haven’t had this lately, but I would cut a bitch for some magical poutine, no lie! Time for a trip to New York or Canada…I need some poutine!!! πŸ™‚



This is one of my favorite spots in the entire world – it’s near the Boat House in Central Park in New York…and I believe that this is what heaven looks like. This picture is one of my very favorites of all time, and just the very thought of this place is enough to fill me with big bunches of happiness. πŸ™‚ I want to go here now, please. πŸ™‚




The movie “The Birdcage” – whenever I see that it is on TV, I pretty much drop whatever I’m doing and watch it. This movie is BRILLIANT – beyond hilarious, the performances are fantastic, and the writing is just too freaking funny for words! πŸ™‚ LOOOOVVVEEE!!!!!! πŸ™‚



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Day Drinking – especially when the drink in question is pink champagne! πŸ™‚ Yummy! πŸ™‚ And there’s something particularly decadent about drinking it out of a Tiffany champagne flute! πŸ™‚ Yaaa! πŸ™‚




Moleskine Notebooks – these are the absolute best notebooks in the entire universe! πŸ™‚ They open perfectly, the pages are gorgeous to write on, and I swear that you will feel smarter (and your writing will be better!) when you use them. True story, friends! πŸ™‚



Logic Puzzles are AWESOME! πŸ™‚ I’ve been a fan since I was 10 years old (so, like, 12 years πŸ˜‰ ), and I just bought a new Logic Puzzle book last weekend that has kept me delightfully entertained all week! πŸ™‚ Looooove! πŸ™‚ Fun!!!!!! πŸ™‚




Carousels – I love a good carousel pretty much anywhere, but this particular one in Brooklyn is one of my favorites! πŸ™‚ Isn’t it gorgeous? πŸ™‚ It doesn’t matter how old you are, there are few things more freeing than riding a carousel with the wind blowing in your hair. πŸ™‚



These Lulu Guinness shirts from Uniqlo – I want them all, don’t you??! πŸ™‚

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The HBO Liberace movie “Behind The Candelabra – it was sparkly, glamorous, and told quite the story….LOVED it! πŸ™‚ The performances by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon were fantastic! πŸ™‚



Jewel in the Lifetime movie “Ring of Fire” – the movie itself isn’t all that terribly fantastic, but my imaginary BFF Jewel plays June Carter Cash, and listening to her sing as June is friggin’ awesome! πŸ™‚ Check out this video of her performing ‘Ring of Fire’ (which June wrote, coincidentally) – awesome! πŸ™‚



The Orange Splash Cocktail – here’s the recipe:

  • 2 ounce(s)Β Absolut Citron vodka
  • 1 ounce(s)Β Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 splash(es)Β fresh lime juice
  • 1 splash(es)Β orange juice
  • Sugar, for garnish
  • Orange slice, for garnish

Pour all ingredients over ice in a shaker, stir like crazy, rim a glass with sugar if that’s how you roll…and serve over ice! πŸ™‚ Toss an orange slice in that bad boy and you are golden! πŸ™‚ Yummy! πŸ™‚




The novelΒ The Great Gatsby – still perfection, regardless of how many times I read it. πŸ™‚ I still haven’t seen the movie yet (as soon as school ends I’m there!) – I can’t wait! πŸ™‚


Rolling up to the counter at the supermarket and finding NO LINE! πŸ™‚ The best! πŸ™‚


I’ve recently tried a Sake Bomb (finally!) – and it was AWESOME! πŸ™‚ I’ve wanted to try one forever, but didn’t know what to do…and, rather than swallow my stupid pride and ask, I figured I would wait until the opportunity presented itself. It finally did (woohoo!) – and it was worth the wait! πŸ™‚ Yummy! πŸ™‚



Four-Day Work Weeks – who doesn’t love these and feel full of joy because of them??! Exactly! πŸ™‚ I need more of these. The only thing that would be better? Three-Day Work Weeks!! Woohoo!!! Let’s all hold hands, go on strike, and make this a thing. πŸ™‚ Who’s in???! πŸ™‚


Organic Honey – so freaking good on toast it’s not even funny. This is my favorite:


This restaurant in San Antonio – I have no idea if the food is any good or not, but just the sight of it is more than enough: πŸ˜‰

I’m immature, I know. Sorry. (not sorry)


Men who wear no shirts in the crowd at sporting events and paint their skin awesome colors:

Crowd Cheering at Sporting Event


This pink trailer:



It’s one of the rental options at the amazing El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas – and I’m hoping that the Wee One and I will be staying here this summer! πŸ™‚ Yaaa! πŸ™‚ Looks fabulous, eh? πŸ™‚



I love all of these things – and about a zillion more! πŸ™‚ They make me HAPPY!!!! πŸ™‚ Β What do you love, friends? πŸ™‚





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