Tuesday, December 16, 2008

practically perfect in every way

there is this thing on the internet called "the happiness project." i'm sure if you googled it, you could find lots of info about it. from what i understand - the gist of it is for people to actually try to improve their lives by doing things that make them happy. like, crossing items off your list doesn't actually make you happy. or maybe you pretend to like something (like watching the news), but it doesn't really make you HAPPY. so, after reading about this, i decided to try and do at least one thing a day that makes me HAPPY. today i did two things i genuinely like - watching movies and playing cards.

this evening my parents and i sat down to cozily watch tv (still below zero out there) and what was on? not much, but i found mary poppins starting right when i turned it to the channel. my father had never seen it (??!! how is this possible??) so we watched. it was fun to see a movie i haven't seen in probably 20 years. i remembered almost all of the songs - just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down - chim chimeny chim chimeny chim chim cho roo - superkalifragalisticexpedaliocious - etc. and then i beat my mom a few times in cards.

on a sad note, i discovered that first dude is missing. he is not to be found anywhere. i wanted to take a picture of him with all the snow, but i have no idea where he is. any thoughts? ideas where he could be?

but more importantly, what makes you TRULY happy?


  1. unclear on happiness, but we watched mary poppins too.

  2. yeah, it's tough, huh? (deciding what actually makes you HAPPY) here is more info on the happiness project. http://www.happinessproject.typepad.com/

  3. What makes me happy is being with my wonderful family which I will be doing very, very soon!

  4. subject: i think a lot of people were confused by this post. this was a direct reference to mary poppins. good flick. rewatch when you can.