Pretzel Of Joy

Today’s message is small and simple.

Let’s just do it… and let’s not even care about getting those little salty crystals everywhere!

This is basically my version of buying the world a coke, and if you don’t like pretzels… I’m very sorry.

But seriously… they are amazing.

And they like you.

♥Lauren

The Big 10,000

Okay I was super prepared to make another post. I was in it, I was going the distance.

And then I didn’t hit post. Because it just really wasn’t happening in my gut. I felt like there was something better I could share.

And then when I was driving home I realized what it was. Last week in my silly adventures I ended up on this Date Duration Calculator… and I found out today is my 10,000th day!

Because you know I’m a bit of a sappy girl I bring you this doodle:

I’m so happy I got to share some of my 10,000 days with you. Also thanks for making my days super amazing.

And in my super 10,000 day knowledge I have decided I totally am going to live my next 1,000 days like Dolly Parton. Who I have always adored… but the more I learn about her the more I see her as a force of absolute goodness in this world. And really don’t we need more of that? I want to help with that!

Also thanks to Jonathon who understood my joy of 10,000 days. Just to let you know I ate Ice Cream and wore a very sparkly necklace to celebrate it… and did I mention there was a new Mindy Project? Well there was, and my whole day was just wonderful :)

One more thing. Use the calculator and calculate some of your special days. I’d like to see some of your numerical triumphs!

♥Lauren

 

It’s Alright

Okay I’m going to give everyone a break right now.

That email your’re typing- stop it.

That show you’re watching- pause it.

That excel spread sheet- I’m not even going to say anything about that, because that window should already be closed.

I’m only going to steal about 3.5 minutes from your day anyways!

Now, since I have your attention. As we all know I try to live my life as a bit of sunshine in this weary ole world. I can’t do it all alone so I rely on friends, and music, and anything super joyous (I’m talking to you 50 cent mustache machines). I am a big Matt & Kim fan because their music just shouts joy of the roof tops, it hands out flyers for frees sandwiches on the street, it is like the prize in a cereal box. Their songs, in short, can make your day. And when you are in a great mood you can help others get to rad places too.

Just trust me watch this video.  And…

1. Try to stop yourself from wanting to do this at home (it’s really hard, as a constant tosser and turner I wish I was doing something this cool.)

2. Find me those underpants Kim is wearing. They are so my style.

3. Enjoy it because everything is going to be alright:

Oh and wait… don’t think I forgot the doodle:

This is my present back to Matt & Kim for all the joy they gave to me!

Lauren

Excuse me Miss… your confidence is showing.

This week I’ve been living in the future. True story. And it’s not like the Jestson’s future. I can see the good things that are heading my way. I mean I just got paid for making doodles for people. I have a client based on something I see as the most fun side project ever!

And when I met up with my good pal Christine this week she told me that I was looking way more confident than usual. And honestly, I think I am. I am not like on a Charlie Sheen “winning” high or anything. I just know that my optimism is going to get me somewhere really great. And in the middle of this icky tunnel I’m in, I see out the other end and that all the little things I can do well are really going to help me in the future, especially when I emerge from the other side. And most importantly all these things/people trying to bring me down are just temporary. In fact I have how I feel about it lusciously illustrated below:

Also I think this is the best time of anytime to share that I’m going to make this doodling thing into a side business made with heart. I want to make shirts, and bags, table cloths, pillows, and birthday party hats. I want to make custom doodles for people. I want to share my joy with as many people as possible. And I’m going to do it. Maybe you’ll pick up a bag or hat or just keep reading and smiling… stay around and watch my dream come true.

Lauren

Professional Quote of the Day: Aug 5th

It’s Friday! Friday! You better be professional on Friday!

On this the end of the Professional Week I present to your eyes and brains this very professional opinion about the world prior to the world-wide webs:

Basically Eric’s life didn’t begin until there was the promise of email, the freedom of internet browsing, and the cool tapping of a brand new keyboard under his fingers.

Here is a bar chart to help clarify this (for all you visual minds out there):

Have a professional weekend everyone!
♫Lauren