Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happiness, and Talking Cat

Here's another new app I just found.  It's called Talking Tom (but I changed it's name to Millie).  You talk to it, and it repeats back to you. It's drinks milk, you can hit it's toes and it'll complain, rub it's tummy and it'll purr, etc.  Hit it a bunch of times, and it's a KO.  Free.  I made one for each of my kids' kids, and emailed it to them.  Andrew and Lauren asked Kristy how she did that.  Pretty neat, huh?  (BTW, as you know, I'm not affiliated in any way with the things I post here.)

It's only 40 seconds:

Katie's Friend, Millie

Well, that made me happy. : )

On Oprah today, they were talking about happiness.  One very interesting point was made that I've never heard before.  There are a handful of things that make us happy - liking our work, marrying the right person, having enough money for the essentials, having friends, having enough sex...  but one of the most important things, the expert said, is where you live.

Oh, yeah...I definitely see Happiness here!

I wish they had elaborated on that more, but the show was over right after he said that.  I think this could be why full-timers seem to be so happy, at least the ones who blog seem to be pretty happy on a regular basis.  You pick where you live all the time.  If you love a place, you can stay for a while.  If you don't like it, you move on.  You get to live at the ocean, in the middle of the desert, up in the mountains, at a campground, anything you want.  

I've never heard anyone say that where you live is that important for happiness.  I can see how where you live could make you miserable, though.  So I guess the reverse is also true.  Don't you think?

From Me and My Dog, Katie, have a nice day, everyone! : )


  1. Oh yeah, the RV in the forest is definitely in a Happy Place! Interesting thought!!

  2. that kitty is the cutest thing! Yes, where u live is important, to me at least, who wants to live where it rains ALL the time or is dark? Give me some warmth!

  3. Love the kitty and the RV in the woods makes me happy just looking at it.

  4. Hey Barbara, Sharon here from the womens rv forum...did you get my private message? If not, check for a private message on the forum, some info there for you on an rv. Also, how to contact me so if and when you get some time we can gtg for coffee or lunch one of these days. I'm only about an hour from you, Pooker's a little further and Donna's close, down in Escondido.

  5. Hi Barbara and Katie,
    Yes, where one lives is very important. Being surrounded by what is important to you most of the time can't help but make you happy. But where you live may be your accomodation, your amount of property, your neighborhood, your town, your city, your state, your country and on and on.

  6. Barb, had a brain fart..go on the forum, click "User Control Panel" right under the Index, then go to Board Preferences and make sure you have ok'd pm's. I sent you another one last nite, so if it's not there, that's the problem. I got yours last nite just fine. If necessary, I can send you my email addy on here.


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