Friday, January 22, 2010

fun theory

I have had a long week. I'm having trouble focusing at work and really just don't want to be there. This morning I woke up at 4:30 with the mo-fo of all headaches. It was so bad I was nauseous. I called in and took the day off. I really needed to have some me time, I think. Besides, I never call in sick, so I didn't feel that badly about it. The problem (at least for me) with taking a sick day is that even though I am feeling yucky, I still feel compelled to get things done at home... because we all know there are no sick days for moms. It was an okay day. I read some blogs and watched a couple of soaps. (It amazes me that I can watch them once a year or so and still know basically what is going on... but I digress.) I reigned myself in and only did two loads of laundry, but I haven't folded them yet, so they really don't count. Countrymouse and two of the pups are at a church meeting tonight and I am home with the remaining pup. I've had some challenges (aka drama) with him this evening, but I am determined to stay peaceful. (See comment above about moms not getting sick days.)

I've had a couple of blog posts rolling around my head the past few days or so but I've been so tired every evening this week I haven't gotten very far. (Last night I actually fell asleep sitting on the sofa with my laptop balancing on the arm. Countrymouse and Pup #4 were convinced my laptop was done for.) I thought about blogging earlier today but still couldn't rise to the occasion. So instead I have been be-bopping around the glorious world wide web sightseeing this evening. I came across the following video and it made me smile. A friend had sent me this in my e-mail several months ago and it made me smile then too.

This experiment is part of an initiative from the Volkswagen people. I think it's pretty awesome, actually. I think we all want to take the high road and be better people. If having fun makes it easier, all the better.

There are a few other experiments in the series that I hadn't seen. Maybe you haven't seen them yet either...

The website states that...
This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.
For some unknown reason, that whole premise makes me happy.  It makes me want to make changes in my life and make them fun. Maybe I am just feeling the need for positive change and the idea of it being fun instead of hard appeals to me??

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