From Sussex and I Know It – video goes viral

Fredericton, New Brunswick (see red circle) where I current reside is located on the East Coast of Canada. Much of our beautiful province borders on Maine, Prince Edward Island (ever hear of Anne of Green Gables?), Quebec and Nova Scotia.

About a 2 hour drive from our fabulous Freddy Beach (as we like to call Fredericton), there is a lovely farming community called Sussex (see other red circle) mostly known for it’s dairy farming.

Hubby lived in Sussex for a couple of years when he was a kid. It’s actually where we went to spread some of Mamma K’s ashes on Mother’s Day. We like to visit the quaint town because it’s like a step back in time. They have the only drive-in theatre in New Brunswick and there’s nothing quite as heart-warming as a date night at the drive-in. Very traditional and old-fashion…we totally dig that shit! And of course, we do it up right…as you can see!

Now we have even more reasons to be proud of our sister-town. A couple of teens from Sussex are the newest YouTube phenomenon. They did a parody of LMFAO’s I’m Sexy and I Know It that’s going viral. The story of the video and it’s success even made the Huffington Post and it’s been all over local news programs here. I guess the teens are hoping Ellen takes notice and features it on her show.

I watched it last week and near fell off my chair. I knew immediately it was perfect for a Tuesday post since it’s guaranteed to make you laugh (unless you are near dead or without a sense of humor).

Any YouTube videos cracking you up? See any other stellar LMFAO parodies worth giving a shout out to? Come on…share the wealth…

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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Video that will give you pause

This video brought tears rushing to my eyes.

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It hit so close to home for me. At the sentencing for Mamma K’s case, one of her very young grandchildren read his victim impact statement about how he and his Mom choose a star in the sky and named it for his Nanny….and how he looks at that star every night and talks to his Nanny. Every single person in the courtroom, including the judge, cried.

I think it’s important to remember that the loss of a loved one by an impaired driver has a ripple effect. For us, it wasn’t just Mamma K’s children and siblings that feel her loss deeply but also her young grandchildren whom her loss was for the most part their first experience with the loss of a loved one.

I hope this video speaks to you and if you or anyone you know heads out to drive impaired (even after just a couple of beers when you think you are fine), that this video will come back to you and cause you to take pause. Or to speak out to someone. And let these sobering words fill your mind and heart “it’s simply not worth the risk…

Have you had young children deal with the loss of a loved one? How did you/they cope? What tips and tricks did you find helped them deal with their grief? I’d love to hear…

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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Spandy Andy makes me giggle and his message to the world rocks!

Have y’all heard of Spandy Andy? O.M.G. he’s fahhhbulous!

When hubby showed me this video last night, I knew it was perfect for Twisted Tuesday because if this doesn’t make you smile, giggle or outright laugh, nothing will.

 

Wondering how Spandy Andy came to be, check out this UBC Documentary:

 

I gotta say, I’m now a huge fan of Spandy Andy. His mission is to be the “super hero of positivity” and his doctrine is that we “appreciate the fact that you are alive and use your energy to spread positivity.” Now that ROCKS!

You can check out more of Spandy Andy on his YouTube Channel, on Facebook, and on the Web where you can “be tight/be bright” alongside the master of happiness.

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

Think you’d ever have the guts to dance in public wearing your skimpies just to spread smiles, joy, and positivity? How do you channel your inner Spandy Andy every day?

P.S. In case you missed Monday’s post where I spotlight author Virginia Ripple, you should definitely check it out. There’s a great giveaway! Squeeee…

Happy New Year…Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

I don’t think there’s any better video to bring in the New Year than Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen).” It’s one of my all-time FAVS! Enjoy!

 

I’ll be seeing ya in 2012!

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