January 27, 2012

TGIF: Yeah. Good Times. Edition

I've got a fun treat for you today.

The gal behind Yeah. Good Times. is here to get her happy on with us!

Jill is unique. She's also pretty awesome. She blogs semi-anonymously as @Jillsmo or "Jill H. Smo", lives in Berkeley and she has two sons whom she refers to as Child 1 and Child 2.  Jill describes herself as an "excessively chatty", "snarky, liberal bitch" who is "actually a nice person".

And she really is -- all of those things -- and I really enjoy her posts. Jill can completely crack me up with her funny drawings, or make me think when she has an important issue she'd like to discuss.

Today, I'm just beyond thrilled that she agreed to share her brand of happy with us! You will see below how it might be just a little bit of a twisted happy....

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When Jen asked me to write about something that made me happy, I originally thought I would write about how awesome it is when my 2 boys (one with autism, one without) play together, despite their often "saucy" use of language. I even drew this picture!!
But then something else happened that I thought was funny, so I changed my mind. But I didn't want this picture I already drew to go to waste, so there it is. Totally out of context.

Child 2 has this LeapPad Explorer thingy; it's like a fake tablet for kids, and you have to hook it up to a computer to install stuff on it. The other day we were messing around with it and when we hooked it up to the computer we had to install some software. I guess as part of their marketing strategies, the LeapPad company thought it was necessary to put in pictures of REALLY happy people using their products, so as we sat there waiting for it to install, we were treated to pictures like this:

... and, well.... I thought that was kind of funny. Because who is actually that happy to be using their computer? Without a glass of wine? So I say to Child 2: "Man, that woman is happy to be using her computer, don't you think?" He didn't care, so I kept going. I like to mess with him during down time. Here, I drew it for you....
... until he shrieked at me: "STOP IT, YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!!"

"But do I look as happy as she does?" I insisted. "I AM installing software right now!!"

"YES. YES YOU DO. Now stop, this is really awkward!"

Ahhhhhhh...... Happy :)

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Hahaha! It IS fun to mess with our kids! I mean, they've gotta be good for something, right?

Leave Jill some comment love here and then go check out her blog, Yeah. Good Times.


Do YOU have something HAPPY to share? Grab the TGIF button in my sidebar, write a post and link it up! You've got all weekend....

27 comments:

  1. Poor Child 2 . . . going through life with such a crazy ass mom! Oh wait, I guess I now have to feel sorry for my kids as well seeing as I enjoy lobbing a good sarcastic quip their way every so often . . . or all of the time!
    Jenn

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    1. We gotta be able to mess around with them a little!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE messing with my kids.

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  3. I love to freak my kids out. It's the only thing gets me through the day sometimes! Great post!!!

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    1. There's a daily thing with your hair, right?

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  4. YOU GOTTA LOVE JILL!!! i mean really LOVE HER! she speaks her mind, tells it as it is, & is totallt comfortable being HERSELF!

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  5. sorry. meant TOTALLY NOT TOTALLT. have left arm in cast & i am left handed.

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  6. U gotta mess with them. sometimes it helps to get us through the day. LOL
    Now i can't wait till he gets home from school.
    SEE JILL, your a bad influence. LOL

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  7. I love her drawing. So refined. Jill, you have the potential of making loads of cash if you sell it. LOL, but I bet that won't be fun.

    p.s. I suck at drawing. I can't get around Paint w/o yelling "f%^k you" at least the entire time I try to draw. We need a Jill tutorial - Ole!

    www.mamaandthecity.com

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  8. I love Jill and her twisted brand of happy.

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    1. This is why I HAD to have her guest for me!

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  9. My husband will probably torment our daughter enough for both of us when she gets to "that age"! Cute drawings!

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  10. I do love to mess with the kiddoes, but did have it backfire badly at the daughter's birthday party once...just once...once in a blue moon I actually learn a lesson!

    Stellar drawings--your smile is beautiful!

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    1. Oh, hate it when the kids teach me a lesson!

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  11. ROFL, Jill you are an evil genius.
    Jennifer, I love the PEPs, I'm bogyin' along with AJ LOL (and thinking of wine)

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    1. The Black Eyed Peas, Paul? I'm being reminded that I mentioned AJ dancing to them on Twitter, but I didn't think you were on Twitter yet...?

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    2. No twitter yet, it's on your what I'm up to feed on the side. Or maybe I'm psychic LOL

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    3. OH! Now that makes perfect sense!

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  12. the drawings, the entire situation...what a treat! Crack me up. I mean, if we can't prepare our kids for therapy when they hit their twenties, we haven't really done our jobs as parents, have we?

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