I promised several people yesterday that I would write a happy post today and not one that had everyone reaching for their Kleenex.
So to compensate for recent misery posts, I am starting a Shiny Happy People meme to spread some happiness (I hope) across the blogosphere. There are several memes in circulation at the moment, but I'm throwing a new one into the mix anyway. Of course there is no obligation to take part. It's just a bit of fun.
So the rules of the Shiny Happy People Meme are simple:
Name a song that makes you happy - a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness.
Post an image that makes you smile, it can be anything - a silly photo, an image taken from the internet, anything at all that puts a smile on your face (and isn't too rude!)
My choice of song is Shiny Happy People by REM. They have written plenty of sad songs but this one puts a smile on my face and is best played at full volume. I love it and danced to it many times back in the 1990s.
And my picture?
Well, I may live to regret this.
Recently I mentioned that I would love a scanner so that I could upload some photos of IJ that told a difficult story with a happy ending. Amazingly, a representative from the UK money saving website DiscountCoder.com read the post and has paid me enough money to buy that scanner.
The emotional photos can wait. Instead, I have rather reluctantly opted to post an embarrassing photo taken in the mid-1990s instead. It makes me smile (and blush slightly).
The reason I have a giant red spot on my nose is because it was taken on Red Nose Day which of course you will have guessed. And of course no alcohol whatsoever was consumed by anyone before that picture was taken.
That's my story and I am sticking to it.
So I'm grateful to DiscountCoder.com for helping me buy my new scanner; no doubt more embarrassing photos will follow. I'm happy to advertise that their website offers numerous discount codes for a wide range of UK retailers including discount codes for Comet and also for Argos, amongst others. It is worth checking out if you shop on-line and want to save money.
And now I'm tagging the following people to take part in the meme, if they wish:
Emily at Maternal Tales
Tim at Bringing up Charlie
The adorable English Mum who would be most offended if not tagged
Heather at NotesfromLapland
Josie at Sleep is for the Weak
Have a go and make someone smile!