Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

The World's Smallest Postal Service

Maybe I still want to be 3" tall and live in a doll house, but who wouldn't want to send or receive a teeny, tiny letter, addressed & stamped, complete with a minuscule wax seal?

Lea Redmond is the postmaster at WSPS - the World's Smallest Postal Service, run out of San Francisco. She will transcribe your letter & send it off with a magnifying glass.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


In honor of the 20 year anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, artists made 1000 giant domino blocks and placed them along the path where the wall stood. Then one little push and...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cleanup on Aisle Three, Irv!

Just wondering, why does this never happen to me when I'm at the grocery store? Because I would really appreciate it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

He's So Funny

Here's a gem from the genius, Dave Coverly. He's the syndicated cartoonist of Speedbump fame (AND a resident Ann Arbor). Dave was recently crowned this year's Cartoonist of the Year from The National Cartoonist Society. Congrats, Dave!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Amazing Animation!

This is sort of like watching a dream (ok, a STRANGE dream)...but it's some
pretty incredible animation. It loops twice so it's really only 4 minutes long.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Here's the beef!

Way to go Ruth Frith! This granny broke records in the shotput competition at the World Masters games in Australia.
Did I mention? She's 100 and began her Masters competitions career at age 74.

(photo and source: Rueters)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Is your mama a llama?

Or is she a cat?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009


This is one of those videos that gets passed around and around, but with good reason.

Beezing is about looking for happiness and fulfillment, being determined, and having the gumption to follow your passion.

Team Hoyt!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Love Cake?

Although "moist" is one of my least favorite words, I find its use here quite acceptable. If only I had two cute girls with ukeleles and kazoos serenading me while I bake, the kitchen of happiness would be complete.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Honorary Beezer

I think this video definitely qualifies Amy Krouse Rosenthal for honorary beezer status, don't you agree?

It's always good to bump into another member of the tribe, even if only online.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Make Something Happy

The son and I are teaching ourselves to crochet. I spent years wishing someone would teach me how to knit before I taught myself from a book (duh!). Challenging, but satisfying. And then I found that Youtube is full of tutorials for anything you would want to learn how to do. Yippee!

I like this one for both the product and presentation.

But wait, there's more!

How to jump-start your car!
How to dance the cha-cha!
How to tie a tie!
How to Moonwalk!
How to do the world's best banana trick!

What do you want to do?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Make Someone Happy

Do you remember when s n a i l m a i l was all we had? I haunted the mailbox in search of news from camp friends, grandparents, or magazines. Getting mail was tangible proof that someone, somewhere, had been thinking of you.

And then there were packages! What a treat!

Here is a fantastic little video about the joy of unexpected mail. (I'd embed the video but vimeo informs me that's not possible).

As a grown-up, I've developed some sort of postal phobia. I still like making packages and writing letters, but I can't seem to finish the task: wrap up the package, drag myself to the post office, and drop it in the slot or bin. This is silly on so many levels, mostly because once I finally do it, I thrill with anticipation of the receiver getting it. Sending a package is just as good as getting one!

So here is a beezer challenge: make someone happy. Send a package! If funds are short, send a letter! Make it yourself or handpick the contents. Let someone know you were thinking of them. And in case you, too, have postal phobia, here's a deadline: send it by Monday, Sept 28. (This will go down on your permanent record.)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Got A Feelin'

Watching a bunch of people get happy together makes me...happy!

Get off that sofa!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I've always loved stuff made out of paper and stuff made out of music so I thought this was pretty cool:

Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear from Gabe Askew on Vimeo.

(It's not even an official video for the song, just a fan version! Gabe Askew is Most Obviously A Beezer!)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Appearantly, I think you're cute.

Wowie, wow, wow! I want a Buddha pear!

Do you think eating these pears would give you a Buddha belly?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Giant Waterslide

I wondered if this had been edited somehow but I can't see where. It just might be some INSANE guys, plain and simple!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

color flight

wow. bouncing balls of awesomeness.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Smarter Than The Average Bear

I love a large lumbering animal with mad skillz...

What do you think his CareBear name would be...SK8R BEAR?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Will work for fun...

This story about a little boy who aimed high is guaranteed to make you smile!

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Fitness Craze!

Ok, this could also qualify for Creepiness on tap but we haven't started that one yet. It still made me laugh...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Beezeday, Number Three!

Hope it brings you every Ting-Ting you ever wanted!

But wait, there's more!

Slightly less intelligible:

And an end note:

Sunday, August 9, 2009


This is wicked fun and funny.

If the production values were a little higher, they could go national!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Now that you've taught your kids not to...

There's a Brazilian campaign to get people, pets, and aliens to pee in the shower. Apparently, doing so saves more than 1,000 gallons/year per household!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


On a dreary day, I could use some of this.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Here's Looking at You

Wondering what to do with your left over Googley Eyes? Look no further...
More images here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

He built this city...

Ever wanted to do something totally ridiculous?

Scott Weaver followed his whimsy. And how!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Can't do this on Twitter

Check out this collection of illustrated envelopes over at the children's book design blog Apple and the Egg. Makes me want to write some letters.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I have always loved foxes*. Every once in a while I will see one in the fields or crossing the road and it makes me feel lucky.

I also love shoes. So I really loved this story about a fox who stole more than 120 shoes from the residents of a German village. I'm sure there's a book in it, but I'm still thinking on it.

In the event that you like foxes as much as I do, you might like this little story, too:

*The picture is from I'd like to give credit to the photographer, but clicking around on the site doesn't show who took this particular picture.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It may be a small world after all

Check out these ethereal photographs by Erin Tyner (more on her website). It may be a miniature world, but the drama is large scale.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Improv Everywhere

Go ahead. Try to watch this without smiling!

You can read more about it here, at Color Me Katie.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kick Like a Girl

I think this is on HBO...can't wait to see it.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sameer Mishra -- he's no NUMBNUT!

2008 Winner of the National Spelling Bee, Sameer Mishra, brought a much-needed laugh to the tense atmosphere...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Shadow Dancing

Color Me Katie is a fresh blog I like to read because Katie Sokoler puts so much positive energy out into the world. Here's a picture from her latest fun urban art project:

Doesn't it make you feel like dancing? At least skipping?

Happy May Day, people. Here's hoping you either find some flowers on your front porch or you decide to plant some on somebody else's!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tippety Tappety Happiness

I think I should put tap dancing on my bucket list.

Insane Mountain Climber

Ok, how BORED do you have to be with your life to attempt this?

A Good Laugh...times 4!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Pursuit of Happyness

It's time for Maira Kalman's monthly installment of And The Pursuit of Happyness published in the New York Times. dreamy sigh.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tiny, meticulous things

Photo of Mike Sparrow's silver at the Miniatura International Dolls House Modelling Show in Birmingham, England. March 2009.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Don't Know about you...

...but I'll have what she's having.

(and I'd like to live in a house like that).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wake Up!

This is one of several 'Simon's Cat' films from Tandem director Simon Tofield.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Doe, a Deer

This makes me inordinately happy. If I were ever to have the good fortune to be a bystander at one of these clever events, I'd probably turn into a shimmering puddle of happiness.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

One person's Junk...

Check out this slide show of cool house made from found objects.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Making Lemonade at Nashville International Airport

And the award goes to andre3000 for the best use of an interminable layover!

Copa Cabana from andre 3000 on Vimeo.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Muriel's Wedding: Waterloo

I was looking at some of the older Happiness-On-Tap posts and saw Beezer the First's ABBA post one year ago on this day. So in honor of Abba (and Beezer the First), here is a great ABBA lip-sync from one of my favorite movies, Muriel's Wedding.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Duck & Dog

Quick! Somebody write this book!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Creme That Egg!

I can't decide what my favorite part of this video is. All together now...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tiny Beautiful Things

I came across this beautiful miniature garden on Apartment Therapy's sister site ohdeedoh and I am besotted. I can't wait to make my own version as soon as the weather allows! Should we make this a beezer challenge?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Delite-ful Home Shopping

This looks way more fun than any of the home shopping parties I've been coerced into attending.

Funky Tupperware from Capucha on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Need a hug?

At first I thought this was a little weird -- I am not a big fan of hugging strangers. But that first granny in the beginning did me in. The huggers look really happy. Even the people walking by are smiling...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dog Dreams

This dog's dreams are much more self-actualized than my dogs'...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boogie Woogie

How fun...they make it look so easy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oingo Boingo

I guess this girl found her special purpose. Everybody has one...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009


This is the ultimate bubble video!

Read more about it here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Cat on horse @ Yahoo! Video

Best without further ado...go ahead and click!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Some of the Beezers took a field trip to visit the Button Lady.

They bought some shiny, colorful things.

It made them happy.

Smartest Dog in the World

Monday, March 9, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Teeny Tiny Itty Bitty Little Knitting

This is truly impressive. (But there's a small part of me that wonders why she didn't scrub her fingernails for the close up.)

Friday, March 6, 2009

How to Fold a T-shirt

This has gone around before but it's fun watching her do this. With a little practice, you can do it, really works!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mama Mia

I love a special talent, don't you?

This video was produced to promote the upcoming book, Tony and The Pizza Champions. Please play with your food!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Future Children's Book Author

This clip has been everywhere, but I wanted to make sure it stays in our archives.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

We all need a little Validation

This is a sweet, goofy and a little bit sappy short movie. It has been out a while, but if you haven't seen it yet, it's 15 minutes well spent.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Beckoning of Lovely

Thanks to Lisa C. for telling us about this video created by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. It is Lovely indeed.

A girl and a ball

Mmmm, Cat Ears...

Tiny Art Director

I saw this blog a few weeks ago and now it's everywhere. But still funny!

Tiny Art Director

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So happy together...

Imagine me and you, and you and me--
We're hopping on a trampoline, it's meant to be!
I hop on you, you hop on me, and then we squee,
so happy together!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hallelujah for Maira Kalman

This illustrative essay from Maira Kalman is enchanting. Her paintings & insightful observations find beauty and wonder in both the ordinary and exquisite.