Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What Makes Me Happy #4

Here we go again! 5 more things that make me smile...

#16. When M first moved to Chicago he lived near a restaurant called Mon Ami Gabi. Anyone from Canada who knows even a tiny bit of French would likely pronounce this name how it looks, ya know, with a little French accent of some sort perhaps. Anyway, M was talking to someone from the States about this restaurant and they were pronouncing it "mon-ommy-gobby". All together like one word monommygobby. I still kill myself laughing every time I think about this.

#17. Okay, poking more fun at Americans... M tried to order potatoes "au gratin" at a restaurant recently, but used a French-ish sort of accent while saying "au gratin". The server didn't understand and then finally said, oh you mean O-GRATin? Like with a horrible mid western accent, can you picture it? Again, kill myself laughing.

#18. If you've ever walked hand in hand with someone you know there is a proper way to do it where you legs are synced up and your arm movements match. Yes? Okay, good. When M and I were backpacking in Europe for the first time, he made up this little skip hop to do when our legs weren't in sync. It worked perfectly every time! Very cute to see husby time out the perfect hop.

#19. Hearing the kids I teach tell me I'm the BEST TEACHER EVER! True, they say it to every teacher and it's usually after I've given them candy :) but I'll take what I can get!

#20. The classic wedding photo with my high school friends. I love looking at how we've changed over the years.
What's making you happy lately?


  1. You make me happy when you blog and I read it... there's usually something in it that makes me smile or laugh right out loud!!

  2. The weather, other than today, has been making me happy. Shedding coats and boots and mittens and hats on a 2,3 and 4 year old is wonderful and a long time coming!

  3. We didn't do a crazy pose picture at your wedding?!?!?!?! That is unacceptable.

  4. I know, I'm so sad! How about I wear my dress to Deb's wedding and we can reshoot it. I don't think she'd mind :)

  5. Ya where was Jules on that one? She is usually all over the crazy poses.

  6. Marina, I hear ya!
    I gain about 15-20 minutes back in the teaching day once spring/summer comes! No changing of indoor/outdoor shoes, no snow pants, no zipping up coats. It's glorious.