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?