Today is ACT HAPPY DAY. Yippee! Hooray! Huzzah!
Choose it or lose it.
Today being 'Act Happy Day', I'm reminded of a friend's complete misunderstanding of the saying "Happiness is a choice." He thought it meant, "Pretend to be happy, and some day you will be." Which is so off-base it's not funny. "Happiness is a choice" simply means: Be happy with the good things in your life, and actively work to fix the bad things.
That's my interpretation, anyway. I don't read self-help books because I think they're oxymoronic. I mean, if you could help yourself, why would you be reading the book, right? But I am the happiest person I know, so I mustn't be too far off. I know, I know, people will say it's because I lead this charmed life, but I have problems too. It's just that I approach them with my three-step philosophy: Change the situation, change your attitude toward the situation, or get out. True, life isn't always that simple. But you can be. Try it.
in the news today
A 'sex museum and nature park' recently opened in Shaoguan City, China. Split into six exhibition areas under twelve themes (including 'Sex in Phallism', 'Sex in Waters and Mountains', and 'Sex in Literature'), it is funded by an anonymous business grant and features such attractions as a penis-shaped stone, vagina-like caves, and 'breast rocks'. The park's head calls it a perfect integration of sexual culture and tourism.
I always thought Patpong was the perfect integration of sexual culture and tourism...
What do Sheb Wooley, Kyu Sakamoto, Carl Douglas, Dexy's Midnight Runners, and Sinead O'Connor have in common?
answer to yesterday's question
A grilse is a young salmon. Other interesting 'baby names' include: elver (a young eel), eyas (a young hawk), shoat (a young pig), squeaker (a young pigeon), and poult (a young turkey).
Grilse-d to perfection: Jason and Kate. Joint Smarty Parties: Jason and Vin. Yes, today is Jason Day!