Friday, January 16, 2009

If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands

Our Sunday School class (my pastor hates it when I call it that)…community group, whatever, recently started a series on happiness. The challenge was for us to write down or at least share five things a day that make us happy. We can do it by ourselves or, even better, with a friend/significant other/etc. Here are a couple of things that have made my list that I thought were blog-worthy. (By the way, my sweet hubby gave me the idea for this so make sure to read his way-more-eloquent blog about what makes him happy!)

(Disclaimer: What I mean by blog-worthy is that they are funny/quirky. I will share some of the cheesy, heart-warming things on the list later…there are plenty of those!)

Advertising Slogans
Jeremy and I have a favorite coffee and we might even be a little snobby about it. We order it online but it’s so freakin’ good! We got some in the mail yesterday and it came with a catalogue. On the bottom right-hand corner of the cover, the company branded its slogan…it made me smile! The name of the coffee is New Mexico Pinion Coffee because it’s made from pinion beans. The slogan is “ It’s a matter of a pinion.” HA! Check it out…I love puns! This piqued my interest in funny ad slogans so I found some other fun ones for you to enjoy…

“Thank Crunchie it’s Friday.” –Crunchie (I know I didn’t know what it was either, but it’s funny.)
“Are you a Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut Case?” –Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut candy bar
“I’d rather die of thirst than drink from a cup of mediocrity.”—Stella Artois (Wow, way to make yourself sound like a snob Stella!)

Tools at the Gym
This is for real! I went to the gym yesterday morning and saw this guy who was a tool of a man. He was doing free weights with his sleeveless spandex (not Under Amour…spandex) shirt that was way too tight and tucked into his shorts. Whatever…people wear weird things to the gym…that’s not what made him a tool. The dude was wearing and talking on a Bluetooth. While he was lifting weights. Counting reps out loud. Cursing at the end of each set and then talking about stocks, the market, etc. May the Lord bless the poor soul on the other end of the line. I pictured some poor executive assistant who has to get to the office every day at 7a.m. to listen to her boss work out. This kind of made me laugh…not at the exec. asst. but at the weight-lifting dude who thinks she is impressed.

Christian Bumper Stickers
I am taking a chance with this little tid-bit because I might sound like a snob. Luckily, most of you who read this know me better than that. So here we go. I love Jesus. I also love fashion and not being socially awkward. I was driving home from work the other day and God said “I think Molly Ann needs a laugh.” So, He placed a car right in front of me w/ a bumper sticker that said “I love my German Shepherd. Pope Benedict.” Wow…just…wow. It made me laugh so hard and I was like “man that person has a great sense of humor!” Unfortunately, I don’t think the person driving the car was joking. She sort of fit the stereotypical mold of the middle-aged, single, cat lady who wears denim jumper dresses and organizes all the church pot lucks. I feel like she might be friends with this person. (I am slapping myself on the wrist right now for being a snob.) Anyway, this too piqued my interest and I was taken back to the days when I used to shop at Family Christian Bookstores. Here are some other fun bumper stickers:


Terrible slogan!

Way to make me think.

My husband needs this for when we go to Odessa.

A message for those left behind.

What's making you happy today?



What about the guy in Waco who had across his rear windshield, "Do you suffer from a Porn Addiction?" That was pretty funny.