Yesterday was shitty so today we’re doing cat pictures. Go fuck yourself, yesterday.

Question:  What’s the difference between kids during summer vacation and kittens at any time?

hunter bored

It’s not a riddle.  I just really want to know.

PS.  Yes, that is Hunter S. Thomcat when he was still Hunter S. Thomkitten.  He was very demanding.  He still is, but now when he flops down on my neck in the middle of the night it’s less of a sweet nuzzle and more like a ninja has karate-chopped my jugular.  And the ninja wants food.  And some snugglin’.  And he’s confused about why I won’t wake up because he doesn’t understand that cats and people are always in different time zones.

PPS.  Cat pictures and happy songs.  This is what I need today.  Maybe you do too.  So here are two that I’m listening too today.  You might hate them and that’s okay.  Feel free to share your favorite happy song or cat picture or whatever makes you smile in spite of yourself.

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  1. If you click this link you will be dropped in the middle of a basket of purring kittens.

  2. http://youtu.be/e9Xtl22x5Sg I always feel like this song is about The Doctor :)

  3. 3
    ocularnervosa

    Every morning my cat demands that I pet her while she grinds her head into my shoes. She gets very irate when I go to the restroom first.

  4. Cat pictures and giggling babies. Those are very good today.

    Also, turning off the TV because everything they are showing on it makes me sad today.

    I think today should be all about snorgeling those you love. Your kids, mate, kitties, doggies, whatever it is.

    Love fiercely.

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  5. When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,
    I all alone beweep my outcast state,
    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
    Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
    Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
    With what I most enjoy contented least;
    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
    I will watch cat videos, and then my state,
    (Like to the lark at break of day arising
    From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
    For watching wack-a-kitten such joy brings
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qX7ZsxD3Ik There is beauty in the world! Shake your booty!

  7. Cats are an excellent antidote to the world.

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  8. 8
    Tammy Fotinos

    I approve of all of these ways to forget yesterday. Love Mary Trainor!

  9. Yesterday WAS shitty.

    Here’s to a better today.

    YAY FOR CAT PICTURES!!!!

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  10. A picture of my kitten, taken a couple of nights ago:

  11. My Loki loves sleeping under towels:

    Spook steals birthday presents:

  12. I go for songs that make me laugh. Girls Lie Too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plJMQeKpz40
    Online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ

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  13. 13
    CyberCarotte

    I’d never heard it before, but that song is SO AWESOME! Thanks so much for posting it, it’s making me so very, very happy right now. <3

  14. Yesterday was pretty shitty. I was just telling my boss what a weepy mess I was. I cried… At Master Chef. Thanks for the prechus pictures of Hunter.

  15. I can’t even. Hunter S. Thomcat helps. Thanks.

  16. Thank you. I think when in doubt cat pictures are the way to go. And good music is salve for the soul.

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  17. You need a helmet. Don’t forget. http://i.weirdnutdaily.com/3g

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  18. Look at his kitten toes! LOOK!!!!! why were his feet shaved?

  19. This morning, I woke up to my little black cat curled up in my arms, his head pressed against my chest. As I was dreaming prior to waking up, I groggily thought, “This is too furry to be a martini.” Hahaha.

    Love Hunter S. Thomcat.

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  20. Thank you! I’m struggling today. I needed this.

  21. Here’s for cute and when you want to stay under the covers all day

  22. I submit my 1 year old daughter learning how to high five yesterday to brighten spirits this morning. She brought joy to our lives yesterday.

  23. Love those songs. Thanks for sharing. And sorry yesterday was shitty. One of my happy songs is “That Thing You Do” from the old 90s movie with Tom Hanks. Caution: it WILL get stuck in your head.

  24. Thanks for sharing tomkitten – I needed it too :)

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  25. http://ralkana.tumblr.com/ There are usually lots of pictures of cute here.
    <3 you all. Be kind to yourself today!

  26. This is my go to video. It always makes me smile

  27. Sorry for all that, I thought I was just inserting a link to the picture.

  28. I own the same dress as Mary Lambert. Cool. I hope I looked as good in it as she does. I really liked the song too.

  29. Thank you. Adorable animals makes for amazing therapy.

  30. Finding Nemo. It’s my anti-depression “drug.” The day I knew I was going to marry my husband was a day when my anxiety was really, really bad and I was losing my mind and for the life of me, I could NOT find my copy of the movie (yes, I realize the irony in the fact that I, too, lost Nemo). We had been texting, I had given up in despair and was trying to settle on something else to distract me/cheer me up, when he buzzes my apartment door. He’d gotten me another copy, and even labelled it “Emergency Anti-Depressant.” It was a lifesaver, considering I only found my copy of the movie when I was moving out of that apartment and into the first one we shared. It was in the back of my closet of all places. Who knew.

  31. Hunter S. Thomecat looks like he doesn’t have front paws in the first picture. It makes him look a bit like a velociraptor.

  32. wonderful antidote. thank you. if i could work out how, i’d send you an adorable picture of one of my cats as a kitten, in return. i promise he was objectively adorable. i’m not just saying that because he was mine…

  33. I saw a great Tweet saying that yesterday’s Twitter was like the biggest, saddest group hug ever. Let’s have a dance party today.

  34. Thank you. And thanks Hunter S.

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  35. THANK YOU for being you. You offer more support than you know.
    I ALWAYS avoid tv… Let’s hear it for netflix!
    Pinterest always has great cat pics. My personal favorite distraction is anything involving auto-correct fails. Oh, and the Bat Dog texts.

  36. Thank you! I so enjoyed both of those songs. I really needed that today. This is always my happy song: Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eimgRedLkkU

  37. Happy song = Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton. Because depression is an asshole …

  38. Seriously fuck yourself, yesterday! And all the people who speak of it as if they understand. Today, let us eat cats! Wait, what?

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  39. “Keeping the Faith” by Billy Joel:
    The good ole days weren’t always good
    And tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems

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  40. I love you! I knew you would help. Thank you.

  41. 43
    nicolelroyer

    No cats – but I am a sucker for horrible puns. Hope these brighten someone’s day://www.buzzfeed.com/keenan/35-terrible-puns-to-brighten-your-day

  42. Todrick Hall’s “Beauty and the BEAT!” is a go-to for me. http://youtu.be/B0Rau01wbeo

  43. Thanks for the kitten pics. 3 different people from my high school were killed in separate incidents in the last 2-3 weeks (one an off-duty cop so it’s on the news a lot). And hearing about Robin Williams last night made my jaw drop. And the racecar driver the day before (I refused to watch, but the story was horrifying enough). I wasn’t close to any of them but it still feels surreal.
    Screw you, terrible drivers. Screw you, Depression. Screw you, bad luck. Screw you, news agencies making me relive the shock.

  44. Agree 100% about yesterday…and most of July. sigh

  45. here’s to a less shitty day.

  46. Hashtag o’ the day. #fuckdepression.

  47. So grateful to you for posting happy things today. Really grateful for knowing through the comments that others feel the same. Happy thoughts, friends, happy thoughts!

  48. thank you thank you.

  49. Hunter S. ThomKitten pictures are always a good idea ; D

  50. Oh and two people on Facebook (again, not very close), had relatives die in the last two days. So strange that it seems all at once.

  51. Thank you tamago12!!
    I love the little ear wiggles :D :D

  52. Yesterday left a bad taste in my mouth, kind of like black licorice. Bring on the kittens.

  53. Kitties and puppies make EVERYTHING better.

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  54. My husband gave our Italian Greyhound a bath in our teenage son’s Old Spice Swagger bodywash last night. Now, we’ve got a goofy, wiggly, hyper little dog who smells like a kid on Prom night. That thought makes me laugh, so that’s what I’m thinking of today – Vinnie Swagger.

  55. This is my “go to” happy video! =Free hugs to everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4

  56. 62
    thismamaiscrazy

    All about that bass makes me dance. Love it!

  57. I’m so happy you put All About the Bass in here!! I was going to recommend it. My daughter downloaded it, and that is how I first heard it. She was being called fat in SECOND GRADE (now going into 6th)! I worry about her constantly, but things like this song make me hopeful!! By the way, she loves Dr. Who, also!

  58. Thank you for this. Yesterday brought out some triggers for me as well. I needed some happy thoughts.

  59. All cats all the time!!! tamago12, that is the perfect chubby ittle kitten!

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  60. Omgosh we have been listening Mehgan Trainor most of the morning here :) great happy song!

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    Benita Flores

    I’m not much of a cat person, but Hunter sure made me smile. Here’s another one for y’all. http://1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/78/67/c3814e66dace4652bbc90e1acd15b193-free-cat.jpg

  62. Oops, it didn’t show! Trying again with a link… http://imgur.com/7mla1tu

  63. The greatest difference between kittens and children is this: Never, ever eat kittens.

  64. When I am through with something, parody of Let It Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DlZdZYLCfU

    When everyone seems to be telling me the same thing about being myself, and I don’t know how to respond, Spice Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfnhV7bJUYM

    When I feel I need advice on life, I think of sunscreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmAReOklwNY

    Lots and lots of Kate Nash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW6EP3-Q-DA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQe8XEqu7yM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JgXobSTGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02sjX57UDik

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  65. Sorry I am of not help concerning your question which of course doesn’t stop me from commenting ;-). Your tom cat is lovely indeed. Cats like me a lot and I guess it is because I let them sleep quietly besides me. I try to resist the temptation to stroke them since I am quite allergic to them. Much unlike me they seem to appreciate my sneezing.

  66. I hope that yesterday gets a yeast infection.

  67. LOVE that you have “All About That Bass” in your mix. Cuz it’s awesome.

    I thought today about how you once said that you fight through your days in the dark because “she only has one mom.” I don’t have the right words to tell you how admirable that is. My dad didn’t care enough about me to fight and he let his diseases and addictions take over HAPPILY. You are doing more for yourself and your family than maybe you’ll ever know.

  68. Straight No Chaser always cheers me up. But I love their version of “Happy” and the video for the bad days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv4WEeFhhAI

  69. Any song by Noah Earle but I really like “I’ll never try not to lose you in a crowd”

  70. This is a picture of one of our cats wearing a tie looking all handsome :)

  71. Thank you so much for the song posts, they really helped. Yesterday did suck, for a variety of reasons. But today is a new day and like you mentioned (something like this)….if you’re reading this, you’re ok.

  72. Opposable thumbs and an obsession with spiderman.p

  73. Why do Hunter’s feet look so disturbingly human in that first picture?

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  74. “Good Morning Sunshine” by Alex Day.

  75. To compensate for yesterday I’ve been playing nonstop videos from My Drunk Kitchen while I work.

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  76. It’s not a cute picture, but the lobster kinfe fight always makes me smile: http://www.maniacworld.com/lobster-knife-fight.jpg

  77. Hugs

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  78. Walked into work and everyone had the same mentality: yesterday was FUCKED. UP. Give me some motherfucking kittens, stat. It’s now noon. We’ve been here since 8:30 and ain’t done shit but watch cat videos, listen to cats meow, and that cute ass kid in the carseat who jams the fuck out to Katy Perry (is that Katy Perry? I don’t know and I don’t care because that baby brings me joy on a day after one of the mostfuckedup days in a long time). I am cursey today. I know y’all don’t care.

  79. Thanks for doing this, definitely need kitties and happy songs today. Here’s one of my favorite videos to watch, Star ships just look so giddy set to this song.

  80. Yesterday sucked a giant butthole for me too. But then I played this at my desk and pretended I was Melissa McCarthy and it made my face happy. Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/86939689

  81. Cat pictures and happy songs are ALWAYS a good idea. Thanks for sharing yours.

  82. Inception Cat always makes me snort-laugh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLDSE7RHvno

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  83. I DID need kittens. You made me purr. Thanks.

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  84. The difference is fur.
    I absolutely adore that Mary Lambert track! Thanks for spreading the awesome even further. :)

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  85. It’s not kittens or a song, but it always makes me laugh, and laughing is good. Especially today.

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    As for your question, all I know is that my not-quite-5-yr-old-niece was channeling Hunter S. Thomcat last week on a family vacation: I don’t like it here. It’s boring. There are no toys. I’m boooorrrrreeeeedddd!!!! Hey everyone, pay attention to me!

    Also, re #5, that’s the sonnet I chose to memorize in college (and when things aren’t light, I find it going through my head), but I didn’t get the revised version where Shakespeare mentions felines. My text must have been outdated.

  86. 94
    SixWingsManyEyes

    This is my feel good video. It’s catchy and mesmerizing.

    Hugs to everyone.

  87. This video always, always, 100% of the time makes me happy. (Craig Ferguson dancing to Oops I Did it Again.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gof5Y72HTx4

  88. Thanks for posting cat pictures and not another poll. I’ve been trying to lose weight and your polls seem to always make me hungry.

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  89. The cat I used to have would wake me up when the birds started chirping at 4 am because she wanted out. So I started leaving her out all night. Then she would sit outside my bedroom window crying because she wanted to eat at 4 AM. My neighbor loved her, said she had attitude. But she wasn’t the one that was getting up at 4 AM to answer to that attitude.
    Thanks for the videos. Definitely made me smile.

  90. There is no difference between kittens and kids at anytime ! Except kittens sleep more. And as always thanks for the smiles.

  91. This always cheers me up. Can’t stop smiling at the cuteness!!

  92. Son of a… my picture didn’t post. See it here.
    https://twitter.com/peppermintesse/status/498977092868898816/photo/1

  93. Because some of us need this in our lives.

    #TweetHappy
    #FuckYesterday
    #SummerKids=Cats

  94. It’s difficult to compose succinct text for a major web site when the subject makes you sob uncontrollably. Playing All about that Bass about a hundred times fixed that shit right up. #kittens (don’t hurt the kittens!) #unicorns farts #doublerainbows #allthefeels #Idon’tactuallyknowhowhashtagswork

  95. http://cuteoverload.com/2014/08/11/anyone-who-thinks-cats-arent-in-charge/

    Cat being vacuumed…which I find impressive since anytime I get my vacuum out of the closet, my dog goes and hides.

  96. Here’s a little laughter from my Ruby when she was little. It’s contagious in the best way.

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    Kathleen Trail
  98. A basket of purring, grey kittens.

  99. Reblogged this on I open my mouth and the words come out and commented:
    I’m totally with The Bloggess on this one.

  100. 109
    meghanmacmillan

    Ah, the internet. Where I can get my cat-lady fix without all the allergies and dying.

    Never change.

  101. 110
    Alice Fraggle

    I wish there had been some way for all of us that have been touched by Mr. Williams to get to him before his demons did. :( I’m a blubbery mess today, and I’m glad to know I”m not alone in that.

  102. Those are GREAT songs!!

  103. Awesome post…nifty songs!

  104. I have been bummed all morning at work and when someone stood me up for a phone meeting today, I proceed to waste 10 minutes watching my cats try to fight each other on either side of my office door. Now I feel much better! (and yes, i need to paint my door – it’s gross! Don’t judge)

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  105. Damn, that picture didn’t post! How do you post a picture?

  106. We don’t have a cat. But our dog is pretty cute! http://aladyinfrance.com/the-family-jewels/

    And sending you love, Jenny. Stay strong.

  107. the best!!!!! just sent both to my girls – they got that bass!!

  108. Thank you! Needed that today. Love your book. Love you.

  109. Louise (the Queen of Everything) used to try to strangle me at night. But she couldn’t decide whether to use a blood choke or a wind choke, so now she just tries to smother me with her butt.

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  110. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI4yoXyb1_M Best video when you need a laugh…

  111. This has nothing to do with songs or cats…but I know how you feel about octopus…and I thought of you when I saw this. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10442365_806992226006150_3592457988069764486_n.jpg

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  112. You can follow @EmrgencyKittens and always be prepared for when kittens are needed.

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  113. The only difference I know of is that the kids don’t scratch you as much.

  114. Thank you! My cat: instagram.com/p/n3p2sFvZYa/ Dumbest cat on the planet, but so sweet. Also re-watching Breaking Bad. Not feeling guilty for my lack of focus today. Self-care/mental health day.

  115. Cats cats cats. My favorite subject.

  116. No cat pictures, but will a bit of art that you inspired serve as a stand in? Meet the Juperian Helium Bubble Monster: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/68328119321598334/

    Also, a bit of word play from Jason Mraz never fails me. Hello, You Beautiful Thing http://youtu.be/gMkWxjVv-hU?list=PLAHwrrBPBeO4x6IZSb0HQoU1SxUk6F8lT

  117. I totally love that Secrets song!

    And also Hunter S. Thomcat. Such a cutie.

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  118. Fraggle Rock and Dougie Fresh.

  119. Thanks Jenny, I have been having a really craptastic couple of days this is really making it better.

  120. NO NO NOTE SMEAGOL – Fraggle Rock
    dammit yesterday stop messing around – http://youtu.be/eyzIfY9rSdU?list=FLgucTZXrUXsy4f8QKMqVCkg

  121. Quote from a great book…and very appropriate:

    “The man walked past me and stopped, observing the blood running down my neck.

    “Your injury. Let us tend to it.” He looked out through the open doorway and silently gestured to someone out there. “Our world,” he said, “is far more advanced than yours. For reasons you’ll understand shortly.”

    A thin, bony, naked woman entered the room, carrying two small, white kittens. She sat one of the fluffy cats in my lap and stuffed the other down my shirt. She turned and left.

    “There,” said the large man. “The kittens will make your sad go away.”
    ― David Wong, John Dies at the End

  122. While I love my cat, I can’t trust him ever since he broke his leg. Helicopter mom but for cats.

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  123. Thank you, Jenny, for brightening my day today. You really hit to the core and can make me smile, even on bad days. You keep going, so I shall do the same. Love ya, your cats and your way with words about your life. ♥

  124. Two songs that are so, so happy:
    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Big County (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q50xzhDO9lI)
    Noah & The Whale: Five Years Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YCSJpF4g4).

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  125. I’m in the process of having a seriously shit day emotionally, and you just made me feel better. Thank you for being able to work through your shit enough to share your voice. It rings like clear bells on a shore in the fog and reminds me feeling adrift at sea is just a temporary till-next-I-dock kinda thing. <3

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    Kathleen Duffy-Conway

    Love your stuff hon. Here’s on of my favs :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr39jPapmBU

  127. Yes, cat pictures. They make everything better. And cats, best medicine ever. I know, I have 5.

  128. This video is my antidote to everything. Con Bro Chill, “We Should Hang Out”.

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  129. Cats are awesome. Thanks for that.

  130. you folks are amazing. so many great suggestions!

  131. There is no snooze button on a hungry cat.

  132. Holy crap! Your songs were AWESOME! And I’d never heard of either of those gals (because I live under a rock, apparently)

  133. It turns out that not everyone plays “Spoonful of Sugar” when they’re cleaning their homes. I find it makes housecleaning a lot more festive. Also, I think it would be smart to use it to brainwash kids into thinking cleaning is fun. You’re welcome.

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  134. Oh, THANK you! I needed all of that.

  135. 147
    AmyanaJones

    I like to Google image search pictures of pikas when work becomes overly stressful. Sounds weird, but I highly recommend it!

  136. 148
    Jake Taylor

    Christina Grimmie – Feeling Good. Go find it and listen.

    Also, my eternal happy song is Safety Dance.

  137. I needed that laugh. Son has been bugging me all day, in the middle of a huge deadline. Somehow the umpteen thousand times I’ve already told him I am not responsible for his entertainment hasn’t stuck. At least my yard got mowed…

  138. I love this, thanks for sharing! I’ve been purposely avoiding FB and the internet, because I’ve already heard all I want to hear and Robin Williams was the icing on the cake. Hunter looks so like my Oliver, and it reminded me of these last 2 days when I awoke to find Oliver staring me down and waiting for me to get up. Cats make life more fun. They just do.

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    Princess Judy

    Dude. Those back feet on Hunter S. Thomkitten are frightening. Prehensile. He’s trying to lull you with his thumb-less-ness while he grows dexterous toes!

  140. I love the irony of this.
    [IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/990zeg.jpg[/IMG]

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  141. 153
    Barbara in Colorado

    This video is so ridiculous and happy, it always cheers me up. http://youtu.be/kL5DDSglM_s

  142. 154
    Barbara in Colorado

    This video is so ridiculous, it always makes me furiously happy http://youtu.be/kL5DDSglM_s

  143. That Mary Lambert song made me think of this one:

  144. My go-to giggle song is Eminem’s “Without Me”.. I can’t explain it, but I love the word twisting. My mom passed yesterday morning too, and then when I heard about Robin Williams, my odd first thought was “What a great person to cross over with..” Mom hugged him and welcomed him, I have no doubt. No more pain, no more agony. Not in any hurry to join them but grateful their suffering is done. My work will continue and who knows what’s next?

  145. Kitty tongues always make me happy.

  146. Thank you for sharing those music videos!

  147. To cheer myself up, I love revisiting Bad Lip Reading videos. I just love anything humourous involving random words.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/BadLipReading

  148. Thank you for lightening the mood. I had the pleasure of meeting Robin Williams once & have the most respect for him. His death is affecting me more than it probably should. Depression does lie. I’m going to snuggle something fuzzy & lovable for a little bit. Thanks everyone for being there, for everyone including me.

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  149. stressful days mean nostalgia music from Sesame Street. It’s not easy bein’ green(preferably with Ray Charles and Kermit), Sing by the Carpenters, and Rubber Duckie. But Billy Joel’s Keeping the Faith and You’re Only Human(Second Wind) are good too. My new favorite is The Killers, Be Still. Really listen to it. You all do have a lot of heart and you will rise like the sun.
    Just remember Tomorrow will be better. Make it so! Capt Picard says so.

  150. Also, I finally found it again!!…….. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS!!!! It is the most hilarious thread I have EVER read online.

    http://singletrackworld.com/2009/02/the-picolax-thread-returns/

  151. As a 40 something mother with self image issues, I think I just found my new theme song – I’m bringing booty back! lol

  152. This inspires the shit out of me. Misty Copeland, the first black ballerina at the American Ballet Theater in two decades, did an ad for Under Armour. It is fucking awesome. Watch this and be empowered, ladies of all shapes, sizes, races, and so forth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY0cdXr_1MA

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  153. Thank you! I needed that Mary Lambert song. She is amazing :)

  154. Trying to post a picture of a dog that looked like a cat, parked in a walker/shopper outside the chemist in the snow yesterday while its old lady owner filled her script. Only can’t work out how to do it. Made me want to be an old dog lady straight away, which is strange because I’m a crazy cat lady like the best of em. Kia kaha Missy Bloggess (maori for stay strong)

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  155. It’s fiction, it’s a diorama, and it’s for a video game that came out 7 years ago. Still, chokes me up every time. Believe.

    tanktronic recently posted Let’s Go Mental.

  156. Year round school rocks out loud!! When there’s only six weeks of summer vacation, the kiddos don’t have enough time to get to that super bored state. Or they’re afraid I’ll make them do school work if they mention even once they’re bored. Either way, I’m happy. :-)

  157. Never heard that Mary Lambert song, but LOVE IT!! Both are great. Hope your day is better today.

  158. Reblogged this on breezingalong and commented:
    Absolutely needed this today. And the link to the song “Secrets” …Is she talking about me or herself? I already know the REAL answer but, again, this was needed today.

  159. 171
    Kristin D.


    happy tune that also has a kitty-kitty in the video. <3

  160. This video of my son cracking up with my husband is my go-to when I need to laugh. Cats, giggling babies, Mary Lambert – all of these are the antidotes I’ve needed for living in this world lately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GThE7IlcT2Y

  161. My husband found this for me one day when I was having a spectacularly bad day and I listened to it on repeat most of that day. To this day, it always makes me happier. Hugs for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScUdYTO0UM

  162. 174
    @shthisisme

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I love it here. Long live the Bloggess, long live the Bloggess Kingdom! Here’s what I have:
    Fuck depression
    Reel Big Fish – Another F.U. Song (Live): http://youtu.be/GYg0OSKdgfk
    Depression is a dumb ass:
    red saying dumb ass: http://youtu.be/85V1Xewv20k
    A song that came on the radio last fall just when I needed it most:
    Tom Petty – Saving Grace: http://youtu.be/vPYFWnzjIy0
    Cat barks like a dog at bubbles: http://youtu.be/IRxX6LZmr2U
    Jeff Goldblum purring like a cat:
    Goldblum Purr: http://youtu.be/MDBq7CyBZTM

  163. Your cat looks like a chicken in the first picture. :)

  164. Here’s my kitten tale. There were two kittens for adoption. I had a cat, he needed a buddy. I took the slightly less crazy cat. The first day I had her she climbed up my brother’s leg and ate his hamburger right from his plate as he was trying to eat it. I got her to my apartment, where I lived alone. The record for number of times I threw her off me while eating dinner was 35. Kitten was always snuggling me in bed. One night I start dreaming. I’m being attacked by a malevolent hooded figure who is using a specifically shaped tool to slash at my face. I start to fight the figure in my dream, by scratching and hitting and biting. I was also doing that physically. I bit the cat. I can still remember how her skin felt rolling over the bone in her leg. It took her three months to return to the bed with me at night and she never slept near my head again.

  165. Almost anything by Weird Al makes me giggle. May be juvenile, but I’m a 10-year old in a 51-year old body. His latest: Tacky! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7Eki5EZ8o

    Wishing everyone good mental health, and the strength to seek out help when they need a hand. Keep passing the open windows.

  166. here is my Baby spinning and squealing

  167. oops! I didn’t mean to post the whole play list…oh well, enjoy ALL my baby videos then. The spinning on is the last one…

  168. Bear Hoedown. Like kittens but bigger and more furry.

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  169. My favorite happy song is probably “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I love how the song is so upbeat even though it’s basically proclaiming the end of the world. It’s all like “Hey life is shit right now but I’m gonna dance anyway motherfuckers.” That’s a message I can get behind.

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  170. 182
    Shirley Hand

    I don’t know that anything I say will be enough. But I love someone who fights with depression every day. And I know that depression is a liar. And you are a truth teller. And I love you for that. Fight the liar every day. Keep fighting.

  171. 183
    Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaula

    It’s not a cat but totally worth watching this:

  172. I love you and this AM I so watched I’m all about the bass just to see that guy dance….DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING!

  173. I find it pretty much impossible not to dance in my chair when I hit the chorus of this song on my iPod. Even if I’m at work and supposed to be all serious or something.

    http://www.vevo.com/watch/sister-hazel/happy/USUV70502681

  174. I wanted to comment on your post yesterday with this link, but the comments were closed, sad face :(

    The VA also has a site devoted to their “crisis line” for veterans and their families going through any kind of emotional crisis. They even have an online chat option which is extra helpful for those of us with intense anxiety about talking on the phone to a person! You can even take a quiz about how you’re feeling/thinking and somebody will contact you, if it’s hard to take the initiative on your own. They have lots of resources can be helpful to anyone.

    http://veteranscrisisline.net

    It’s helped me out more times than I can count, and I’m putting this here in hopes that somebody else out there can get some use out of it too. <3

  175. 187
    deborahblake1

    Yeah–BITE ME, yesterday. (Not all that thrilled about today, either.) Thanks for the kitten pics and for “Secrets”… I just loved that video, and hadn’t seen it before. (And thanks to the person who put up that great version of “Happy”)

    My cat Magic the Cat, Queen of the Universe, likes to start out the morning lying by my head and purring sweetly. Then if I don’t get up to feed her fast enough, she pulls my hair. I kid you not.
    (I was going to add a picture of the goofy Angus, but I can’t figure out how to do that, so well, my cat is goofy. You can see him on my blog or FB.

  176. I think it wouldn’t hurt to stop by here again http://thenicestplaceontheinter.net/ My kittie, Charlie Fitzhugh, was very sick. Turned out it was something called idiopathic vestibular syndrome. Every day when I see him doing better and better I find a little bit of a happy place inside myself =)

    Lori M-I recently posted Tech Support Calling.

  177. Thank you for the music…it brightened my day too!

  178. LOVE both those music videos! Made me light up inside! So awesome!

  179. 191
    Sillymagpie

    Kittens make everything better. For instance, “Nerdy Love Song with Extra Kitten Bonus”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkWy8nRWPGk

  180. When I discovered that I didn’t listen to many upbeat songs, and decided I should look into that, I found a Canadian band called Great Big Sea (wiki link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Big_Sea) who as well as original songs do interpretations of folk songs and sea shanties. I recommend

    and Captian Kidd, and Ordinary Day, and Mary Mac, and pretty much all the songs I have heard from them. If you want to hear the happiest, most upbeat, fastest, most cheerful version of “end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)” that makes you think they really do feel fine you should listen to their version.

  181. i’m pretty much living on “all about the base” these days – it makes me giggle, and then I start to wiggle and then it’s all smooth sailing into happy days from there!

  182. Hope this works…I’m not so good with the YouTube links…

    Anyway, Maine Coon kittens dancing to a laser. I dare you not to smile.

    Addison recently posted Forever a Fan: Toni Collette.

  183. So, yesterday my 73-year-old father fell off a ladder. Two cracked ribs, internal and external bruising, and generally pain all over. Yeah, yesterday sucked.

  184. Yesterday, one of my cats killed a mouse and left it for me to dispose of. Not cool, Teddy. Today was marathons of Doctor Who, Full House and Friends, and I also worked on crocheting a baby dalek hat for my shop. Also, my other cat, Ruby obliterated a wasp but she took care of the body, So today was much better than yesterday.

  185. Love both those songs, really brought a smile to my face! Whenever I need a shot of joy, I watch the Black Eyed Peas’ flashmob for Oprah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CttB6FmMgT4

  186. I can only remind you that the second and biggest supermoon of the year was a couple of days ago. And to anyone, who felt shitty or is feeling shitty, blame it on the moon. I did. I even wrote a shitty song about a full moon once. And then someone recorded my shitty song on a shitty mobile. It’s here.

    Bryan Hemming recently posted Full Moon – Live!.

  187. I don’t even like cats, but today, I do! T:)

  188. 200
    Michael Lipphardt

    Here you go! I don’t know what she’s saying, but it doesn’t matter.

  189. I was just wondering how on earth he was still so little!

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  190. Fleetwood Mac: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

    Sums it all up. I’m hanging on for my kids

  191. Also,, try the first few pages of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Free (!!!) on Kindle. Jenny please tell those of us who don’t know , how to post a photo with a comment . I’d like to share a wonderful happy photo of my son, but don’t know how. Nick

  192. http://youtu.be/tLt5rBfNucc – cat in a shark suit riding a robot vac……I cried….. Hilarious

  193. I think I’m sm-kitten!
    Sorry! Bad pun. Bad pun.

    averyhanaden recently posted Redneck Thanksgiving.

  194. Also, my past two days have been consumed by listening to “Thomas the Dank Engine” music. It’s a mash-up of hardcore rap and the theme from the children’s show “Thomas the Tank Engine.” I have never laughed so hard! Here’s a link to the best one-

    There’s another one that is done with Iggy Azalea’s Fancy that is also good for a laugh!

    averyhanaden recently posted Redneck Thanksgiving.

  195. I must tell you what happened after I read this post last nite. I proceeded to watch the videos. And the I rewatched the Bass video. And then I rewatched it again. And then I tried to dance like the girls in the video. And after a few more times of listening and trying to dance in my tiny bathroom I realized that I have a big TV out in the family room with lots more room to dance! And no one was home! So I went out and put it on the big TV and proceeded to try and dance like the girls in the video and while most of those moves are completely foreign to my body but it was fun! And then the hubby came home and he sat down and watched the video. And soon my 17yo son came home and watched the video and after I explained to him that this was a video about loving your body at any size he then told me in his disgusted-with-his-parents-voice that I should quit twerking! I thought twerking was something you did with someone, like the new dirty dancing. I had no clue it was just shaking your butt. So now I’ve gotten pretty-good-for-a-white-lady at a dance that I found out is frowned upon. But it sure was fun! Thanks for the laughs and keep them coming cuz I need them!!!

  196. Things that make me smile… besides my daughter, how about our favorite comic? Girl Genius is an online steampunk comic. Worth reading the whole thing, but my favorite image is this one. Agatha — who is so smart she’s nearly magical with technology — has fixed, nay PERFECTED!! — the coffeepot. http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070618
    (And my daughter likes Mama Gkika enough that I may try to make a Halloween costume…Blue, busty, tough, teeth…and a corset.)

    For funny music I like the Austin Lounge Lizards and Christine Lavin.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_21?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=austin%20lounge%20lizards&sprefix=austin+lounge+lizards%2Caps%2C162

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_15?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=christine%20lavin&sprefix=christine+lavin%2Caps%2C147

  197. My favourite dance-around-your-house song is Riptide by Vance Joy. It’s my song of the summer!

    Also, I have adorable puppy photos on my blog that will make anyone and everyone smile: http://thenutsofwindermere.wordpress.com/

    Allison recently posted Cheers to the Sunshine.

  198. Smile….

  199. Can we add these two to the list?

    These two songs always make me but up and dance. Really, any of Michael Franti’s songs will do but these two are my favorites!

  200. Here’s to hoping your today is better than yesterday, cuz you get us all through our days!

  201. This might be part of the solution to the riddle:
    file:///C:/Users/agber_000/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/LSD42KGX/Kitty.gif

  202. 215
    @shthisisme

    I apologize for double posting, but I can’t believe I forgot this one. Its got dogs, not cats, but Nellie McKay is so much fun. The Dog Song by Nellie McKay – Music Video: http://youtu.be/xPceHkC0pxE

  203. Thank you and to everyone else posting. I needed this to get through yesterday…and today…probably tomorrow.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/happy-music-playlist_n_4730218.html

  204. I love the cat pictures. I’ve been very busy looking at pictures of pit bulls being cute myself. http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/37-pictures-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-pit-bulls#1nrc7up

    Foxy Wine Pocket recently posted Why I’ll Never Have Another Brazilian Again.

  205. There is no telling how many tears were shed yesterday and the night before. My mother passed away 4 months ago and my daughter was more upset over Robin Williams. I guess it is the way a person passes that is more upsetting. Today is better… the sad fog is lifting and I can only hope that his passing gets people to notice those around them that need help.

    Michele recently posted The Swinging Pendulum - Robin Williams We Will Miss You!.

  206. perfect post for yesterday. I called in sick yesterday because my depression was strong. today is better.

  207. We all need cat picture posts from time to time.

  208. Here, let Baby Joe Joe finding his toes make it better:

    http://tinyurl.com/mkwhlvr

  209. Already had All That Bass and was just forced to Download secrets. What a great song! I feel I’ll be singing this a lot in the coming days.

    Ronnie recently posted Raccoons and Monkeys.

  210. I was reading a list of top 25 bloggers (2013) and came across your blog. You know I have always been curious to know why a top blogger is actually a ‘top blogger’. What makes them the best?
    so, I came here looking to observe what you are the best and I didn’t do that to see if you really are or not. I did that to learn and observe what all goes in to be the best and I think I got my answer.
    Your posts are something that represent you and it is always good to meet a person who is confident enough to believe in himself and share the life lessons with all.
    P.S. Seriously, there is no difference between a cat and a child during summer holidays. :P It doesn’t seem to be here.

  211. cats are the most funny creatures in the world, love your blog! xoxo

  212. I can’t figure out how to post a pic, so I’ll just say I love you, even though that’s kind of weird to say to someone I don’t even know.

  213. Hunter is my hero. Just saying.

  214. Seriously, I think the “super” moon had a lot to do with making people feel crappy this week. Brings out the crazy in all of us, I barely left my bed for three days

  215. I don’t know how you do it. When I’m feeling at my worst, you always manage to post something that speaks right to it and pulls the cleaning crew in my head out of their smoke break.

  216. If you have not seen it already, you need to see this video. Maddie & Tae – Girl In A Country Song: http://youtu.be/_MOavH-Eivw … hilarious role reversal and a catchy lyric, FTW.

  217. Okay, so my 9 month old fur baby (Iggy, short for Ig-Gnaw, as he chews on things all the time) has a pet monkey toy that he carries around the house and when he gets upset (like when we have a heavy rain storm, because the roof is corrugated iron, which makes it really loud). It seems when he goes to sleep, he has to have his pet monkey with him, as pretty much every day this week I have woken up to him leaning (hard) against me, curled up with his monkey…cute, but weird…I guess at least he has a friend, even if it is one that he alternates between hugging and kicking the living sh….um, daylights out of. Oh, and he has a small felt mouse that he ‘kills’ a lot – I get woken up by him dropping it on my pillow in the morning. So long as it isn’t a real mouse, I’m okay with that though….

  218. Thank you for kitten pictures. My Bobby died on Thursday and I am very sad. Kittens help, especially Hunter S. Thomkitten.

    Tara recently posted Todays Theme: How I got off sugar.

  219. The second to last picture of Hunter looks like he’s related to a cobra. (sorry) the last one is very Sphinx like. Just proving the HST is a versatile cat.

  220. So what. Never heard it. But thanks for it bloggess, as a big booty girl who’s junk is not in ALL the right places, I’m digging the big beautiful woman movement. Thanks again for a dose of happy

  221. oh shit i love this. Jenny y0u are lighting the fire under my autobiography… : )

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