So Fancy hehe

To bright up your day, here I am. 😀 With a cool and funny video remix of Obama “singing” Fancy from Iggy Azalea. Enjoy!

I personally like Obama, he has relaxed and “close-to-people” attitude I love. As far as his political decisions I am not well informed from other part of the world to be judging. 🙂

Maria, la chiave! | Life is beautiful

The quote is from the movie La vita e bella (Life is beautiful). 🙂 I hope you all have heard about this masterpiece in film history. If you haven’t, wow, you really should check it out.

Daily Prompt asked me about a quote from my favorite movie and although I don’t just find one movie worth the title, this one immediately came into my mind. It is amazing, beautiful, funny, it makes you laugh and cry and everything in between…

The movie has so many incredible quotes but the thing I remembered first was this one. This scene is when Guido is trying to impress Dora by asking Mary (the catholic mother of Jesus) to throw the key of hers (Dora’s) heart. Guido of course knows that at that spot in the building above lives certain Maria who throws the key to her husband (or son) when he comes back home and yells; “Maria, la chiave!” The look on Dora’s face is priceless. 😀

Guido: “So, you were saying… The key that always makes you say yes has to come from heaven?”

Dora: “Yes.”

Guido: “I’ll give it a try… If the Virgin Mary tosses it down to me, you never know. Mary, the key!!”

*the key drops* 

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I have not forgotten that I have been kindly given two awards. 🙂 From Lauren from laurensaysitall and Yinglan from hiddenstarsfiction. Thank you girls! ❤ i don’t follow the rules, but it still means a lot to me. You are now on my Award list.

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Uhmmmm… What?

Warning: It is OK and encouraged to laugh at this post. But not too much.

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I officially don’t understand this illness.

There, I said it.

I was thinking of doing a list of all things it made me go through – in a kinda pissed off yet humorous way (my favorite kind of way) but the list is getting too long!!

Lets try to crack this mofo down. Symptoms.

Cold; running nose, sore throat, cough, headache, head feels like a balloon and you generally feel like crap.

Flu; Very high temperature, muscle ache, very heavy cough

This illness? BOTH.

I have felt that something is just not right few days after the New Year’s Day. My throat was hurting and I didn’t feel well. Since by that time my sis was few days into a serious illness where she couldn’t swallow from pain and had all of the symptoms of a cold I kinda figured that I got it and went “Oh no. No. Oh no.” in my head. Then mum got it and they both got antibiotics (which are given for the bacterial infections!) and I was still in the Status Quo. Well, few days later no more status quo for me! Muscle ache. Real bad. Cried of pain. (This is supposed to be slightly funny but hey it gets “better”). Luckily found a creme for (against?) pain to massage all over my back. That creme and few others were my new besties.

I was still enthusiastic. Hey I had temperature just over 37 degrees. USA you need to give up the Fahrenheit. OK fine, there: 98.6 F.

But next day. Nope. Not even gonna go there. Temperature close to 39 degrees and over (102.2 F) and in next days going from 37 – 39 in 15-20 minutes. Boy, that was an experience I thought I will never have to get familiar with. This temperature stuff happened more at night so I was alone with my thoughts up until pill for taking down the temperature started working. FUN. Not being able to move because I was too damn cold. I got cramps because I did not want to move until it got hot. Oh, and when it got hot, I was ON THE SUN. My legs were so hot (Amazing start of a sentence in a different occasion) that, and I shit you not, my body hair curled!

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I thought (not in one occasion) “Okay I’m gonna die this way.” Not a pleasant thought when you feel like Superman on a bed of Kryptonite. So, you ask me, did I got scared? i have other issues going on with my health and yes, I got super scared! One night I panicked and as I was having a panic attack I started to sweat and I thought to myself “Great, the temperature will go down now.

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My doctor was a delight and she admitted me without appointment. I was having about 38.5 C at the moment and a kind woman in the waiting room asked me if I was alright. No, kind lady, but thank you, it’s nice to be the sickest at the doctors. It was either my doctor or emergency room. Fortunately she said it was virus-related so I didn’t need antibiotics, told me to drink huge amount of liquids which I already did and keep taking down the temperature.

Speaking about liquids I think I drank liters of tea/juice/water/anything drinkable really in that 5 days as I normally would in like… two months.

I just realized I took you on this painful journey with me. I’m sorry. I will make a virtual cookies. There.

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Where was I? Oh yes… After five days the temperature finally dropped and wasn’t coming back, so I didn’t took a pill for reducing it. Mistake. The temperature that night made a comeback like a band on a concert when you think it’s over but…ei, they they are with one more song! That was the last song of the temperature… SO FAR. I am trying not to jinx myself. So I unknowingly enter phase two of this whatever it is. Recovering.

I was so happy first few days that I wasn’t burning like a hamburger on a barbecue that I haven’t noticed how slowly the recovery goes with this. I am not kidding. I felt like I had 200 kilos and this hippopotamus here needed half a minute to get to the bathroom few feet away. Food – no interest. I thought I had lost weight for sure but I didn’t. I have no idea how. I did eat like small meals and drank a mixture of a lot of fruit and veggies home-made. My sis made a fast recovery but she is not feeling extra well again. My mum and I – we were snails in a snail race. Every day just a lil’ bit faster. So I entered the third phase.

Boredom.

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I was happy at first that I was bored – you think I would learn with the first wave of happiness. But then I got REALLY bored and low energy so no out of bed. There is only so many things you can do that don’t involve moving or watching TV. I listened to a lot of stand up comedy on my mobile, and even that got boring. Then it hit me all the stuff I was planning to do, and places I wanted to go and how none of that happened… You know, fun stuff again. And after like what it seemed like a lifetime of low energy boredom I entered the phase I am in now. The “What?” phase.

I got enthusiastic about food again. YAY! I also started to feel smells and I can kinda hear again normally (ears got clogged). I can move faster, I can watch at screens more. I can even wash my glass when I put the new tea in! Ha! It’s the small victories that count. It is still weird how slooooooooooow the recovery goes but I have read about something that made me rethink it all and it’s not terrible. It is frustrating, boring, it sucks big time, it is confusing but there are people who have it much worse. Heart shutout to them ❤

The “What?” phase is called like that because I started again to have some of the first symptoms like sore throat, clogged sinuses and headache. I am hoping SO MUCH I am not stuck in a Groundhog illness. Please, oh, please.

Also I got all of your comments which I respond when I feel well enough or bored enough to not care about how I feel. I love them, keep ’em coming! ❤ And speaking of groundhog we are waiting some sort of snow blizzard in Croatia that is supposed to make us go “wow” and “oh no” at the same time. It is snowing as I type and… eh. Who cares. I’m in bed anyway.

p.s. I realized I handled (handling) this like a champ. Very proud. 🙂

Proof that cats are only putting a disguise in front of humans!

Hahahahahaha, this video never fails to make me laugh. 😀

I bring to you the description below the video:

“There is a suspicion that cats and dogs are only putting an act on for the humans, proof of this has been a long time coming, However this remarkable video catches a cat barking like a dog, until he realizes he is being watched by a human. I expect that we will soon see cats walking on two legs, operating a can opener, and dogs reading the paper. They are just playing with us people!”

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Happy International Day Of Happiness! (And also first day of spring)

Today is International Day Of Happiness! 😀

And what do I do here on my blog? Share positivity and celebrate creativity as much as I can. 🙂 So I decided to share with you two videos that got me recently. One got me laughing and another speachless. You guess which one did what. 😉

Funny?

I have a problem with posting a tag under my post which says “funny” or “humorous”. I do find myself funny, I just… I don’t know. I have jokes and I carry sarcasm and irony in my sleeves. (You don’t want to know where I carry them at summer)
But… I can’t label myself funny. I can tag my post “amazing” or “beautiful” or “inspiring” but not “funny”. The truth is that I think you don’t get to label yourself funny, others do. That is why comedians don’t tell jokes to a mirror, they do it in front of an audience.

Speaking of comedians, I think that how you say something is as much important as what do you have to say. How they carry their body, gesture, mimic, laugh, how they talk is a part of a whole, making their comedy funny. (or not) Oh, and I love Ellen. I have a true feeling of love for a person I do not know. There is a legend that you can’t watch just one Ellen video. I’m starting to believe that is true. 🙂 To prove that I have a little something for you… 😉

Also there is a problem of different language. At first I think I wrote like a Customer Service on E-bay: “I made this. Thank you. You good people.” Ok, not the last one. I knew English as much as i do now, more than a half-year later, so why? I don’t know… It was all so new… and awkward… And I went for safe. I wrote. Plain. Sentences. Add to all that a problem of expressions. We say in Croatia for example; “His axe fell into honey” when someone gets really lucky, but that doesn’t mean anything at all in English. And vice versa. I still feel I can’t say what I want because of my lack of knowledge for slang, everyday speech or idioms.
But I got more and more comfortable with writing in English and with blogging in general, so I can now show more of my true self. 😀

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p.s. I don’t know if it is correct to write: english or English

p.p.s. I realised few days ago I was using the wrong tense of a word choose on blog. I meant chose. In past tense. But, that is in so many of my posts… Ah.

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Update: I fell for my own trap and watched Ellen stand-up comedy for two hours yesterday. Damn you Ellen!! I’m kidding. I love you. ❤

I iz human, Kiki is my name

I iz human, Kiki is my name

This was a hard challenge. Hard – by meaning that I couldn’t decide which photo to use as my first entry in:

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

Since I am planning to participate in much more Michelle’s Pet Challenges I have to cut down the excitement and choose one photo at a time. 😀

I love my cat. Anyone who says that animals don’t have personalities is a filthy liar. Or maybe a clean one, if he/she washes itself. But that’s not the point! Point is that the animals we have and share our lives with for years really do get treated like a member of a family. When we are planning something, it’s like, ok, what about Kiki… Like she would have an opinion. And when she isn’t feeling well, everyone starts to worry…Did she ate? What did she ate? Did she drink water? Did she ate something she shouldn’t? (Mostly the case.) And we get all invested in her health while she just an hour later goes in her litter box and shits the biggest shit. And all is well in the world while she happy runs through rooms, sliding on wooden floor like a pro.

I have seen her imitate us, humans. It’s hilarious. She doesn’t know she is doing something special, usually she isn’t even aware of the funny she is. She is a very smart cat, she knows meaning of key words, even sentences, and sneaky also! She will pretend she has to go out coz she knows we won’t ignore it, then run for the kitchen. Funny? Imagine waking up to this billionth time. When I was teaching her to open the door for herself I had to stop because she was actually picking on it. Imagine how would it be if I had to lock the doors because she is bored? 😀

But at the same time, she is such a stupid cat. A “I will make you laugh at me” stupid cat. She gets surprised and scared by the most ridiculous things and stares in my sister until she creeps her out, moving only when she is not looking.

I love that silly-vanilly cat.

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She has been on this blog on:

Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit

DIY: Kitty bed