Happy Hand Washing

When I was in college, I worked in a large public hospital. Since then, I have become an ardent hand-washer.

The current overarching suggestion to help prevent the spread of H1N1 (AKA Swine Flu) is hand washing. Doctors suggest washing your hands for at least 15 seconds, which roughly equates to the time it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song to yourself.

If singing Happy Birthday to yourself multiple times a day every day makes you happy, then please knock yourself out.  Personally, I feel silly.

So I try to see it as an opportunity to take those oh-so-soothing deep breaths. So as I wash my hands, I take about 5 deep breaths (since the good ones should take 3-5 seconds).  It helps to reground me and clear my head.

So happify (oh yeah, now I’m making up words) your hand washing in whatever way works for you.

Happy day all! ♥

Published in: on April 30, 2009 at 10:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Ice Cream & Firefighters

Man o man this seems like a really random post, but I do love ice cream and am so grateful for the people who are willing to run into burning buildings, so I can’t resist.

My partner’s uncle is a Fire Captain, so her aunt always keeps us in the loop about everything firefighter-related.  Today she sent an email about 31 cent night at Baskin-Robins.  Here is the info from the official web site:

Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor America’s firefighters with a $100,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program.

Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to local fire charities.

So enjoy some ice cream this evening, Wednesday, April 29 from 5-10pm, and support and honor our firefighters.


…and don’t forget to make your reservation for Dine Out for Life tomorrow, April 30, to benefit local AIDS service organizations.

Happiness and ice creamy goodness to all! ♥

Published in: on April 29, 2009 at 9:37 am  Comments (1)  

A Straight, Republican Champion for Gay Rights…Seriously!

There is actually plenty of  happy gay news out there (pun intended). What has surprised me the most is the amount of happy gay news that I have found from the conservatives, Republicans, and religious.

My favorite blond Republican, Meghan McCain, posted a great little article today on her blog, The Daily Beast.  Here are a few happy snippets:

This week, I will be speaking at the Log Cabin Republicans’ national convention in support of the gay community and its role in the future of the Republican Party. Of all the causes I believe in and speak publicly about, this is one of the ones closest to my heart.

So why are gay issues so important to me? At the most basic level, sexual orientation should not be a factor in how you are treated.

I am determined to build a more-inclusive GOP not by making us “sound” more inclusive, but by doing it.

…I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married. Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone in this country—“All men are created equal.” If you think certain rights should not apply to certain people, then you are saying those people are not equal. People may always have a difference of opinion on certain lifestyles, but championing a position that wants to treat people unequally isn’t just un-Republican. At its fundamental core, it’s un-American.

Maybe in the near future, gay and Republican won’t be such mutually exclusive terms.  Wouldn’t that be interesting?

Note:  I am a registered Independent.

Read More…

Memo to the GOP: Go Gay

NCLR: McCain’s Daughter Pushes for Marriage Equality


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Published in: on April 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gay Marriage Sarcasm Makes Me Happy

Today saw a Tweet from Joe.My.God about a new web site: 2M4M.org (Two Men For Marriage).  I’m giving this site a very happy two thumbs up.  You can share your stories and find out ways to get involved.  Love the collaborative approach!

As I perused the site, I found something that made me giggle.  I simply love this kinda thing!  So check it out and have a happy giggle: Ten Reasons Gay Marriage Is Wrong

Love & happiness! ♥


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Published in: on April 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm  Comments (1)