Monday, May 28, 2012

Love Ooze

Have you guys seen this yet?  HAVE YOU?!!

I know - it's another flash-mob video.  Ho-hum.  Everybody is surprised... dance dance dance... yadda yadda yadda...


Not this one.  This one will make all kinds of happy leak out of your face and possibly down your cleavage.

What makes this one so great is that the guy in question and 60 plus members of the couple's friends and family dedicated so much time and energy just to make an unforgettably sublime 5 minutes for his girlfriend.  Clearly these people love, and love whole heartedly.  The love just oozes out of the screen.

Hurrah for happiness!

Hurrah to the people out there who give good happy!

Hurrah to the ones who love love, love to love, and love with abandon!

Hurrah to the people who do the amazing things that give us something to cheer for!


Oh, and Manfriend?  In case you're worried - I haven't gone nuts.  The only thing I'm hinting at is the occasional flash mob when I get home from work.  Not every week, that would be ridiculous.  But I think once a month is reasonable.  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Good Intentions Lead to Better Things - None of Them Mine

I have been working on a few new posts, and was a day or two away from putting up a new one when this happened.  

This is My Pixie Blog.  It's written by a Charlotte, a woman of exceptional loveliness living in Hoboken.  I had to look up where Hoboken was because it sounded a little too Lord-of-the-Rings-ish to be real.  Well, I am here to tell you it is real and it's in New Jersey, just across the state line from NYC.  I'm exposing myself as a New York noob for not knowing that, but I watched Sex and the City for the shoes and sexploits, not the geography. 

Now that I think of it, Charlotte's blog actually reminds me a bit of Sex and the City.  Sorry if you find that offensive Charlotte, please let me explain.  In both you get to witness the dating trials and tribulations of a curly haired vixen in New York while she figures out how to handle herself after the crushing bust-up of a long-term relationship.  As embarrassing as this is to admit - I did find a lot of Sex and the City relatable*.  The bonus of Charlotte's posts are that they are not only more relevant to my non-couture lifestyle, but she doesn't start every moment of self examination with "I couldn't help but wonder..."  

I love how well written and honest this blog is; Charlotte doesn't hide the not so flowery turns of events from her readers.  I've happily devoured her entire blog over the course of a few days, and each time a new post pops up on my blog roll I settle in for a great read. 

Do yourself a favour and start from the beginning.  The navigation between posts can be a little bothersome (no next post/newer post navigation), but it's totally worth the trouble.

Happy reading!


PS - You can now like Take With A Grain on Facebook.  Please like me, it helps me feel validated.

* as always all forms of mockery can be posted below

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I was having a good day until this happened...

...and then it was freaking phenomenal!

There is just so much going on here that makes me happy.  The elbow fight.  The mid-air shuffle.  The occasional bouts of see-through-ness.  I want this projected onto walls at every momentous life occasion in my future.  New jobs, promotions, birthday parties, funerals.  Every.  Single.  One.  Somebody make this happen!!

I've already posted this on my facebook page, but feel that everyone who is part of my world needs to see it.  I found it through Dogs on Drugs.  Thanks Greg!

I am working on new posts, promise.