“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” -Paul Simon

Several things that have brightened my last twenty-four hours of life:

1. Looking at these weather gifs that Sonmi linked to.

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2. Finding out that Obama officially vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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3. This tweet from NASA:

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4. The news that Crash Course is starting a new series for kids!

5. This cartoon from the always brilliant Zen Pencils, featuring a quote from the infamous Isaac Asimov:
(Click and click again for a legible view.)
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6. The poem The Laughing Heart from Charles Bukowski:
(Nevermind the mention of deities, it makes me happy.)

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

7. Finally finding an efficient way to edit my novel.

Via mayalittmanctm2012
Via mayalittmanctm2012

8. Getting to share this with all of you.

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Via Starsofneonlights
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16 thoughts on ““I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” -Paul Simon

  1. I love the comic. Thank you so much for sharing it! That’s a part of what we’re all doing here, right? A community of curious scholars who realize that education never ends for the interesting.

  2. These are indeed several things to smile about, jump up and down about, dance in the rain about!!! 😀

    LOVE the first image…cuz I love thunderstorms, the sound, and then the fresh smell afterwards! a natural high!

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