Digital Joy

This semester in my creative writing class we've been talking about how inspiration is all around us–we just have to retrain ourselves to look. 
I thought I'd share two videos I showed my kids. Both make me smile.
And there's always educational value in a little bit of happy.

Starling Murmuration

And one that also includes some flapping…

Happy Monday to you.

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Suzanne Schaffer - December 5, 2011

That starling murmation is jaw-dropping. Seriously. I sat here with my mouth open. Completely wonderful!!

Liz Johnson - December 5, 2011

Confession! I would totally be BFFs with the guy in the Christmas sweater. I actually ordered my lunch last week via a Santa puppet. It was delightful! 🙂

Thanks for the inspiration. Hope it helps me finish my current proposal. Tonight! 🙂

Allie Smith - December 5, 2011

Oh.My.Word.That is hilarious!!!!!You have got to have the best self-esteem to do that,holy cow!I watched that 3 times and cracked up every time 🙂 So funny!!!

Erin McFarland - December 6, 2011

Dancing Dude totally got the shaft when he went for that high five!! Why would anyone be embarrassed to acknowledge a full grown man prancing around in a wreath sweatshirt?? 🙂

Evangeline Denmark - December 6, 2011

I wouldn’t have believed birds could do that if I hadn’t seen the starling murmuration clip. Wow!
Although you’d think Glee would’ve prepared me for the other clip, I had trouble believing that one as well. No, not because of his over-the-top dancing in public. It was the Christmas sweater I just couldn’t wrap my head around.

Jenny B Jones - December 6, 2011

The Christmas sweater just makes it. It’s like the star on the tree…

Morgan - December 6, 2011

That video with the guy dancing around in the mall JUST MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS GREAT!

bookwyrm15 - December 6, 2011

all i can say is 🙂 🙂 🙂

plus I’m laughing too hard to type anymore 🙂

Amy @ Backseat Writer - December 7, 2011

Hey, look, I’m back! I am NOT a fan of starlings because they make creepy noises, aren’t indigenous to North America (a bunch of people wanted to bring ALL the birds that Shakespeare wrote about to North America, which is how we got starlings) and cause lots of damage. Despite my dislike of starlings, that was a cool video. And I’m excited to share that I’ve seen it happen around here–on a smaller scale. Starlings are fascinating little things.

The second video is absolutely hilarious. I’m going to the mall with my mom and her friend (friend broke her foot so I’m going to push her around in a wheelchair. It’s a glamorous life), so I should totally bring my iPod and dance around like that. I mean, I don’t think my mom or her friend are technologically inclined enough to record it, but their looks of mortification are rewarding enough. 🙂

Thanks for the smile, Jen!

ashley - December 7, 2011

Jenny. I am almost positive that looks like it was shot at Cool Springs Mall here in Nashville! WHY DIDN’T HE INVITE ME?!!?

Olivia - December 7, 2011

Seriously….that was amazing. Inspiring….I mean it just showcases the beauty in nature….um no, I’m not talking about the birds! I’m talking about the dancing-sweater dude!!!! That is so something I have to do! 🙂

capillya - December 7, 2011

Ahhh, the Christmas dancing boy!!! I loved it so much and I had a big smile on my face when I watched it!

I wish I could say the same thing for the bird video. I have a very odd fear of clusters and I completely freaked out.

Sarah - January 4, 2012

lol the dancing boy was so hilarious!


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