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I wish I could say that I always choose to use the stairs when there’s an option…but I don’t. However, I would take the stairs if they were musical stairs, à la that scene in F.A.O Schwartz in the movie Big with Tom Hanks.

Check out this cool and fun project in Sweden, where “fun theorists” (I like to call ’em) turned plain ol’ subway-station stairs into musical piano. Apparently 66% more people used the stairs that day than usual.

Those Swedes are fun, who knew? I admit that I automatically think of Ikea, lingonberry, open-faced sandwiches, hockey (Canada’s rivals!), clean lines and natural-wood interior design, Stieg Larsson books (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was disturbing but so good!), and really dark winters. Now I’m thinking of those musical stairs. I think that’s much better.

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☺ Daily Smile | Recognize, bro

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“There was this hole that I had all of my life.”

This story is amazing. Amazing. I cried … in a good way. You must, must, must listen to MJ Seide talk with her 12-year-old granddaughter Genna Alperin about falling in love with her partner, Genna’s biological grandmother:



I saw this story and listened to it from this article at the HuffPost. This particular story is one of many at StoryCorps, “an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives.”

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☺ Daily Smile | Fighter


So awesome! I love this cat so much. He’s kicking ass, while watching boxing on TV. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make my day. Enjoy!

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(credit) Garden Daisies | Alice. B. Gardens @ Etsy:


When asked what she’d do if she could live her life again, then 85-year-old Nadine Stair from Kentucky answered:


I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.

I’d relax, I would limber up.

I would be sillier than I have been this trip.

I would take fewer things seriously.

I would take more chances.

I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.

I would eat more ice cream and less beans.

I would perhaps have more actual troubles,

but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I’m one of those people who live

sensibly and sanely hour after hour,

day after day.

Oh, I’ve had my moments,

And if I had it to do over again,

I’d have more of them.

In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.

Just moments, one after another,

instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

I’ve been one of those people who never goes anywhere

without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat

and a parachute.

If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over,

I would start barefoot earlier in the spring

and stay that way later in the fall.

I would go to more dances.

I would ride more merry-go-rounds.

I would pick more daisies.

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☺ Daily Smile | The cat is boss


This Japanese cat kills me! The expression on his face [“What the heck is going on here?”]…his cat-moustache…the way he sits like a big Buddha in that armchair…the fact that there’s a birthday-cake in front of him…the tie he’s made to wear….ha!

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