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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 327 :: joy is popcorn

26 Nov

{pop pop pop} 

It’s Monday. So today my joy is simple. A handful of popcorn. It takes me back to the movie theater and the magical mystery of watching stories unfold. 

As I sit here tonight, eating my popcorn, thinking about what story Joy has unfolded for me this year, I am still a little baffled. So much has changed this year, losing our Pup and moving from west to east, and starting a new job. And, yet, so much joy has unfolded too. 

There have been some surprises too.

For one, I took a DNA test and found out I am 100% European. Which is only a surprise because I have been told my entire life that I am part Native American. Like a lot. The story goes that my grandmother was half Native American which should give me enough DNA to show up on a test. Instead, I find out that I am 64% British & Irish,11% French and German and 2% Eastern European, and .6% Scandinavian. Which leaves me 100% baffled.  

But, in some odd way, it also brings me great joy. It’s like having a front seat with a fistful of popcorn watching the story of my life and DNA unfold. 

Sometimes joy is a handful of popcorn, a mystery unfolding and a moment of joy.  

More tomorrow… 



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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 303 :: joy is movie night

1 Nov


Tonight is movie night around here. It’s also record-playing-Alexa-playing music night too.  Music and movies bring me joy. And, tomorrow is Friday so there’s that too.  

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

More tomorrow… Lovemore,


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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 77 :: thank you for the laughter

18 Mar

Last night I asked what movies make you laugh? Mostly because I’m fixated on the idea that the deepest experiences in life make me laugh and cry and then laugh some more.

And there’s nothing as amazing as a side-splitting laughingly awesome movie. So here’s some of the movies people shared with me in the laugh category:
  • Airplane
  • Just Friends
  • Bridesmaids
  • Wayne’s World
  • Ghostbusters
  • Rushmore
I was looking for some movie magical moments, and while there are so many,  what made me laugh the hardest today was this clip from the Ellen Show:

It makes me think that laughter is a precious resource, one I think we need to protect and preserve and help prosper.

Thank you for the laughter.
Laugh on.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, do more.

  {what makes you laugh out loud?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 76 :: what movies made you laugh?

17 Mar
Last night I asked what movies made you cry…. and got these:

It was a Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias sort of blog. But I also received this link, which while it isn’t a movie, it is a moving picture… and it is quite moving. (I didn’t know that Delta Airlines did this. Thank you Judy for sharing with me.)

So tonight is all about that bliss, ’bout that bliss, no trouble! What movies make you LAUGH! Giggle! Hold your sides with painful glee?

Would love to know the movies that you love to laugh at, with, about, through, over and over again.

Send my way!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, do more.

  {top laugh-out-loud movies?}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 162 :: summer blockbusters

10 Jun

Summer means movies. And tonight we mapped out our movie blockbuster lineup for the summer.

There was no rhyme or reason here, just movies we want to watch again or see for the first time.

You can tell which ones I picked (starting with Footloose and ending with E.T.). I might be stuck in the 80’s.

Regardless it was a fun list to compile. Now the challenge is on. Can we get through these (or even find some of these) this summer?

What movies make you think of summer?

More tomorrow.

{lights, camera, action}

Day 314: sweet swear words

10 Nov

Interesting concept Justin shared with me today: the average American consumes 2 pounds of candy a month (24 pounds a year).

That’s like eating more than a pack of M&M’s every day.
This he picked up from watching The Biggest Loser.

And, this was me yesterday as we trolled, I mean, strolled the aisles at WALMART looking for a Crock-Pot (so that I can actually start cooking, I mean crocking).

I was dumbfounded by the amount of candy in this barrel.
It’s like every ten-year-old movie-goers dream.

Personally, I favored the Skittles over Hot Tamales or Nerds when I was a kid.  I eventually grew into Raisinets.  Mostly because I could justify the treat as a healthy choice — there are real raisins in there! But, these days, I am a no butter popcorn girl.

Sweet teeth aside, I have found that I reach for these comfort foods when stress sets in — well, I should say, I crave these comfort foods and I have yet to cave to them over this experiment (post cleanse).


Today almost sent me over the edge, moving being one of my big triggers of stress.  And, we do it every 6 months, oh joy.

But, I think I found a new solution to this stress induced comfort craving — and Positive Psychology Daily News swears by it too!

According to this article, swearing (yes —bad words, bleeps, cussing) has been proven to reduce pain or frustration.

All in all, the traditional social norm that proclaims swearing is all bad does not conform to what we learn from science. Swearing can be beneficial in a physically painful situation and in a truly threatening circumstance.

That may be all the permission I need.
I just might try it tomorrow when we are moving the heavy furniture into our apartment.  Maybe we should alert the neighbors?

Hey, this year is about finding out what’s good for my head, heart, body and soul. And, if dropping an f-bomb is what it takes …well …let’s just say I am fully committed.

And, it’s good timing too— tomorrow is an F*ing Friday.
Instead of a mouth full of candy, I might just find myself with a mouth full of soap.

Day 303: you can do anything – even when the internet doesn’t work

30 Oct

As I have said before: you can do anything. Even when it doesn’t feel like it. (Gasp! Even when the Internet goes down.) This may not be perfect but it’s posted and I’m keeping my promise.

There are days when everything seems to go wrong. Like almost running out of gas, and the Internet not working, and accidentally deleting all the movies on my computer.

Yes, this was (still is) my day.

There are worse scenarios of course (like the book I am reading: Man’s Search For Meaning and it’s details of living with, through and beyond Nazi concentration camps.)

There is always a worst case scenario, right?

At least there was a gas station within a few miles. There is thankfully Rob Berkley to help with my computer woes. And, at the very least there is this thing called an iPhone
that has 3G even when the island has apparently lost all connection with the Internet.

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