My Latest Adventure

sil•ly adjective \ˈsi-lē\, sil•li•er, sil•li•est,noun, plural sil•lies.
1. weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a sillywriter.
2. absurd; ridiculous; irrational: a silly idea.
3. stunned; dazed: He knocked me silly.
4. Cricket . (of a fielder or the fielder’s playing position) extremely close to the batsman’s wicket: silly mid off.
5. Archaic . rustic; plain; homely.

I feel reasonably confident that silly is not a word oft used to describe me. Although I can, in unique situations when the sun, the moon and the stars are all properly aligned, be down right silly (it never lasts, and is witnessed by few).

However, I have embarked on an adventure which can be deemed nothing less than silly!

AND, I am inviting you to come along!

I have a love affair with squish toys (yep, those little stress relief thingys people hand out as free give aways).  I can’t help myself, I pick them up and bring them home (the more outrageous, the better). In 2008 I attended some nerd conference in Atlanta with Jenn. She was presenting her poster which explained her Chemistry Masters Thesis (Yes, I know what the thesis was about – because Jenn explained it to me many times over the years she did her research and wrote the paper….OKAY, I don’t remember – so, shoot me!) Anyway, I picked up a cow squish thingy at this event.

The cow quickly took a prime spot among my ever growing population of squish thingys!

Last week, the cow began to complain (it sounded a bit like moo-ve Meee).

So, Moo-ve him I decided to do….and therein begins the silly portion.  I decided to carry the cow with me and take his photograph wherever I went. Like a photo a day thing, but not limited to just one a day and not dependent on good photography skills 🙂

But first, the cow needed a name! I was blanking on a good cow name!

Like the good advice I always write about here, I decided to just start the adventure, the name thing would work it’s self out. So, I took the cow to dinner on Thursday Night. As I pulled out the cow and began positioning him for a photo, My friend Mary Martha said, ‘I think his name should be Mr Beau Vine – moover and shaker’! So, Mr Beau Vine it has become!

Yes, this is a silly project. But it make me laugh (and so far it makes those around me laugh) and I’m having fun and Research has found that people are happier when they have more FUN in life!

According to everything I have read about happiness – Truly happy people know how to enjoy themselves.  They can find humor and amusement in simple, everyday things.  Happy people have fun and enjoy things more. So, Mr Beau Vine has had a busy five days full of laughter, adventure and fun!

Mr Beau Vine and I invite you to follow along on our silly adventure at come have fun with us!


About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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