What better way to head into the long weekend than some laughs; enjoy!
Laughter, wonder, shock, awe – there all parts of our everyday lives and sometimes, I feel like these slip to the wayside during the week because we’re so engulfed in the 9-5, corporate world. This section is my way of celebrating the world around me and preparing my brain, heart and soul to let it all go at 5pm today so I can enjoy this wonderful Los Angeles Winter weather (yes, it’s 70 – and yes, I am bragging).
In my humble opinion, there aren’t a whole lot of things that can get me laughing like a good internet meme can. What’s a meme, you ask? Well, the best way for me to describe them are hilariously relevant bits and pieces of information that spread at rapid pace. Whether it’s Gladiator asking if we’re not entertained, a stuck up cat pondering if he should acquire a boat or generic college bro stating the uber obvious: memes are catchy, collaborative and most of all creative.
Want to know more? There’s a great “educational” series on YouTube devoted to Knowing Your Memes. Genius, right? Great way to waste a few minutes on a Friday…I mean…..work exceptionally hard. Take this one on Derp for example:
Want to make your own? There’s an app for that! Online, you can try QuickMeme and if you have a Droid you’ll want to download Aviary from the Play Store; it literally has anything you could want to edit the picture – and so much more. Here are a few of my favorites, and a few I’ve even made myself…enjoy!
Okay, okay – one thing first: truth be told some of these are simply hilarious. They’re not memes; there aren’t multiple versions of them floating around with different text. They’re just funny as all hell and you deserve to laugh today; so get to it!
Every now and again (okay, maybe more now than again), I could use a good laugh. Scratch that. I could always use a good laugh! Not one of those ‘laugh inside to yourself’, nor one of those contagious laughs that can wash over a room like a wave – but a good hearty from the belly, squealing and almost crying laugh.
I spend a lot of time in my head, circling the days events and looking to the past for clues on how to handle myself in the present. I love the keen introspection and perspective I gain on myself and the world. The sheer notion of self discovery is amazing and I wouldn’t trade the mini-epiphanies I get on the daily for anything. Now, don’t get it twisted – those moments of self discovery are hard earned and most of us have the emotional battle wounds to prove it. There are some crazy fucked up things that happen in this world; but without those moments, would we honestly be able to speak to the amount if pure beauty we see around us?
And shared laughter, even if that person you’re sharing that ‘howling like a five year old who got a unicorn that shits candy for their birthday’-laugh just with yourself – is one of the most beautiful things in the world.
So, without further ado – I bring you the things that have put a smile on my face this week!
First things first, it’s that time of the season again – election time! One thing that I can mostly promise is that I will not try and argue politics with anyone; I like facts, and from what I can tell – political opinion has little to nothing to do with facts 😉
Secondly, I love cats. I have two furry faces that run around my apartment and they’re the lights of my life. They also are what comprise roughly 40% of my Instagram feed and 60% of the pictures on my phone. I love my cats so much that I talk about them to random strangers and my friends; and my friends sometimes like to fuel my cat loving fire.
Third, being the nerd that I am – I have an admiration for scientists and a love for discovery. And this bottom image sums up pretty nicely how I feel about movies based on science but not based on fact.
And last, but certainly not least -this might be one of the best videos of the whole summer and I’m still not sure how I managed to avoid it for as long as I did; so if you’ve been hiding under an equally fun rock or just didn’t get the memo – check out PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V. It does not disappoint.