Holidays are a great time to embrace some silliness. Although, I must admit that I have been embracing quite a bit of silly throughout the school term as well. I have found that a small dose of silliness every day seems to keep my chuckle chuckling. The big old binge of silly on the holidays doesn't hurt, but it certainly doesn't last for 10 weeks of serious. If you are making sense of this you probably need a good dose of serious yourself. So, here are two apps (I'm sure there are plenty more) that can give you a daily dose of giggle so you can be serious without morphing into a serious monster. I was a serious monster once - I didn't care for it.
Application #1 LOL Cats
On my Surface Tablet, I have downloaded a free app from icanhazcheezeburger.com. Simply open the app, click on the button that says "i can heif the funniez" and a LOLCat image-complete with caption- will appear on the screen. Then I can use the SHARE charm to show all my friends, but emailing them a link to the picture online. Great Stuff!! I also love the fact that you can press the button as many times as like each day, so if one picture isn't enough silly to keep you going, all you have to do is press the button again and you see new LOL Cats material. Love it!!
Here's a sample of today's silliness from my LOL Cats App
Application #2 Fortune Cookie a Day
This one is also available in the Surface Store. Each day you can literally 'crack a fortune cookie' -well you click the fortune cookie and it makes a cracking sound- and out comes a fortune that has appeared in a real life fortune cookie in the world. All the Wisdom of the traditional fortune cookie without the calories!
Not to mention the great feature that allows you to save the fortunes that you like or that tickle your funny bone. You can also click on a location button and see where the original fortune cookie was cracked open, When you buy the real thing, you can upload the fortune that you received so others in the world (with the app) can see your fortune. Whether useful or not, each time I've used this app, it has given me a smile. So, that's worth it.
Both Apps are FREE and the opinions in this blog are my own, I'm not getting any compensation for sharing my APPreciation. WOW... that was a really bad pun.
That's that then: I'm about half way through my holidays... scary thought.
Another thought that meandered through my mind recently was about how life tends to turn out.I certainly never envisioned a life for myself that was anything like the one I am living.
I was sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing with Shelly.A plaited length of wool and her long tunnel were keeping us both enthralled. Then, it hit me.This wasn’t the plan - there was a day when all my dreams looked very different!They included a husband, a baby (or more) and a house of my own.They didn’t include a gorgeous kitty stealing my heart. It reminded me of those lyrics The Beatles sang, "Life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans.” Carrie Bradshaw (in Sex and the City) said that: "In New York, life is what happens to you when you’re waiting for a table.” Remember the episode of Seinfeld when the gang are waiting for a table at a Chinese Restaurant – it was eventful (click to see the video).In our family home, “Life is what happens during the commercial break.”
Day 3 of the April vacation and I have been thinking.The thing is, when I’m on holiday I have far too much time for silent contemplation.I lie in bed with my eyes closed and remember the past.If only, I could forget it.I sit in my ikea chair in the corner of my bedroom and I look at nothing in particular as I wonder what to do next.
I have grand plans.I have learned from experience that grand plans often end with grand disappointments.Therefore, I take my grand plans and make them smaller, simpler and a whole lot less grand.Then, I am far more likely to have some grand feeling of achievement. You see what I mean? The fact that I have thought this through, enough to put it in a blog post, proves that I spend too much time thinking ridiculous thoughts.
I have been drawing and colouring in old sketches. I love sketching and tracing and shading and colouring and hatching. It is relaxing and I get to escape into a land that is merely two dimensional and far easier for me to manage. My sketch and colour book has no rules and no critics (apart from me). Look at my pretty flowers.