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A Tale of Two Love Stories {Fun Friday}

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a hot minute since I made a Fun Friday post, and I think it’s time for some pictures, videos, and stories that made me smile or laugh lately. I hope they bring a smile to your face, too!

Let’s kick things off withย the case of the cat and the “empty” food bowl.

It’s funny how peculiar animals are about certain things. My parents’ dog Scooter will not turn around on the hardwood floors (likely because he’s scared of slipping). It’s hilarious to watch him slowly back away when he wants to leave the kitchen. What a goober.

Next up is a video of an English bulldog riding a motorcycle who waves to a passing biker ON HER OWN. The dog waves first without prompting from her owner. I had to watch it twice to make sure.

You totally thought I was making that one up, didn’t you? ๐Ÿ™‚

On to another video. I am a big fan of Key & Peele, and they recently released a new sketch about text messaging. (**Warning: harsh language is used in the video.)

That’s definitely one of those “I’m-laughing-because-it’s-true” videos. Making people laugh is a talent in itself, but it’s even more impressive that Key and Peele are able to mix humor and social commentary so well.

To wrap things up, I’ll share two love stories. The first is a post from Humans of New York. The couple in the photo share the story of the beginning of their 50+ year relationship. It’s a sweet and funny story.

The second is a video of the first marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple in North Carolina.

Last Friday, October 10th, a federal judge ruled that North Carolina’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. I watched the marriage in the video happen live on TV. It was a beautiful, and I felt blessed to witness such a significant moment in history.

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Derek and I saw these flags on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill when were on our way to church. The town put them up to commemorate the momentous ruling.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

I Wish I Was 4 Again {Fun Friday}

It’s fun Friday at Brown is the New Pink! Check out the pictures and links below if you need to smile or laugh.

To kick things off, I want to share an excerpt from John Legend’s graduation speech at the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement ceremony:

Professor Cornel West gives us a word for what this kind of love looks like in public. That word is justice. If you’re committed to loving in public, it requires you opening your eyes to injustice, to see the world through the eyes of another. This is not a passive activity. You have to read. You have to travel to other neighborhoods, other parts of the world. You may have to get your hands dirty. You have to allow people to love you, and you have to love them back

If you have time, the full speech is definitely worth reading.

Have you ever struggled with making an important decision in your love life? Perhaps you can relate to the kiddo in the video below. He is adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s another cool story from Humans of New York. It shows that just 15 seconds of courage can change your life.

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“We’ve been married 31 years.”
“How’d you meet?”
“I saw her on a bus, put my watch in my pocket, sat down next to her, and asked her for the time.”

Finally, Jimmy Fallon– er, I mean Gary Frick’s advertisement for dog treatsย was cute and funny. What a sweet dog!

Have a great weekend!

Don’t Be A Psycho {Fun Friday}

I can’t believe it’s finally here; I graduate tomorrow! I’m so excited to spend the weekend celebrating with my family and friends. I will write more about the end of this chapter of my life next week, but for now I want to continue with Smile & Laugh Fridays. If your interested, the two previous posts are Smile, It’s the Weekend and It’s Gonna Be May.

Let’s kick things off with a little grammar humor.

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Have you seen Jimmy Fallon’s hashtag segments? They always make me laugh. In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to share the segment from this week. #MomQuotes

I saw this sweet post from Humans of New York:

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“One day a crazy looking homeless guy came to the door, and we were about to close the door on him, but my mother saw him and shouted: ‘Hey Eugene!’ She knew his name! Then she ran around the kitchen putting all sorts of food into tupperware, and brought it out to him. After he left, we asked my mom why she gave him so much food. She told us: ‘You never know how Jesus is going to look when he shows up.’ She was always saying that– it was a spiritual thing. Then you know what happened? Two months later, that same man showed up on the door step, clean shaven, and wearing a suit. And he had an envelope with money for my mother. ‘Ms. Rosa always believed in me,’ he said. I’ll never forget it! Eugene was his name.”

Finally, I frequently watch The Colbert Report, and I loved one of his recent openers. Colbert satirizes “Watters’ World,” a segment on The O’Reilly Factor. As a young person who cares about politics and my government representation, I much prefer “Tad’s Turf.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend!

 

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