Sunday, January 24, 2010

My First Meme: Shiny Happy People

I must admit, I'm not the biggest fan of memes, but every once in a while I come across one that doesn't require me to be funny or witty (Thank God). For those of you not familiar with the phrase, a meme describes a concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet. Many of you may have been tagged on Facebook to complete a meme before, i.e. "25 Things About Me" meme.

However, I was pleased when I was recently tagged with the Shiny Happy People meme by Karin at CafeBebe. It seemed harmless and fun!

The challenge: Name a song that makes you happy – a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness. Post an image that makes you smile, it can be anything – a silly photo, an image taken from the internet, anything at all that puts a smile on your face (and isn’t too rude!)

So here goes nothing...

My song choice would have to be none other than Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." For those of you who have had the opportunity to join me for cocktails at a bar/club, you know that I light up whenever this song is played, almost as if I was possessed. Although, I may not have the best singing voice, I find myself singing along giving it everything I've got, as if I should have been the one Journey asked to join the band as the new lead singer. Move over Arnel Pineda!

"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey simply puts me in a good mood and I always have a HUGE smile on my face whenever I hear it.

The above photo makes me smile for several reasons: 1) These two trendsetters featured above are MY parents 2) This matching couples outfit was completely my father's idea 3) The trend actually picked up three decades later - Couple Matching Outfits by International Designer Clothing and Fashion Blog.

Oh bless them.

Thanks for making me smile Karin! So it looks like it's my turn to tag someone and that lucky person is my dear gal pal in New York, Melissa at Single Gal in the City. Looking forward to your post MB!


Karin @ Cafe Bebe said...

Stellar job Mrs! You've done the Meme proud. And I adore this song as well...although I was a darn sight older than you when it was popular. :) Congrats on completing your first meme and thanks for honouring me by doing it! ;)

Karin & Little Miss

Rosie Scribble said...

Just perfect. Thanks so much for taking part. I started the meme to spread some happiness around the blogosphere and it seems to be working!!

lady macleod said...

What fun. Don't we all have a song or two that makes up light up and feel all young and bouncy again.

I LOVE the photograph! Brilliant.

A very fun post to read.