Pick-Me-Up Monday

It’s Monday. Again. I know…so far away from Friday. That’s why I’ve decided to start a Pick-Me-Up Monday post to give you something to smile about. I’ll share some of my favorite videos and photos, so that hopefully your Monday will get you off to a great start!

This is how my Monday started:

Woke up at about 5:15 AM and could not sleep any longer. I think part of it was that I was starving, having eating a realllyyyy early dinner yesterday. Like Early Bird Special early. I realized I couldn’t sleep any longer without eating something, so I made a bowl of some of my homemade granola and ate at 5:30 AM, which never happens to me unless I have a really early flight. Remember this post? I am not a morning person.

After eating, I still couldn’t sleep. So here I am, with a Pick-Me-Up Monday post, which I think is a grand idea. Well, it made me happy anyway. 🙂

…this one because Ryan Gosling always makes my day better. And this is probably the best interview I’ve ever seen. Watch it. How can you not smile? This is me right now 😀 😀 😀


…and an old favorite. Gets me every time.


…laughed out loud.


…next: my fun fact(s) of the day.

If you click on the “!” at the end of Yahoo! on their homepage, it sings YAAAHOOOOO! Do it.

Fun fact part 2: it does not work on the Yahoo german page (which it takes me to automatically) clearly proving my thoughts that germans have a different view of “funny”, as seen here in this photo that I took of an ad for The Vampire Diaries here in Germany…

Germany is strange. If anyone can explain to me why there is a vampire chicken, please do. There are no chickens on The Vampire Diaries.


…and last, but not least, a darling picture of my dear Zoë to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

This is how she likes to Skype with me. (Is Skype a verb yet? It should be added.)

Happy Monday, y’all!