Category Archives: Happiness

Mooooorry Christmas

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Hello my friends, I will be taking a break until February, where I will have lots of interesting things to share with you.

I would like to thank you for all your support so far and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013, full of fun, love, success and peace.

Take care and see you soon!!!

Mooooo

xxx

P.S. In the mean time, if you miss the happiest cow blog, you can always come back and have a look at your favorite post. 😉

What If Money Was No Object?

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An amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts.

Mooooo

xxx

Worlds Strongest & Strangest Beers / Basic Home-brewing

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Here is an infographic for the weekend, an infographic on beer. You may not be surprised to learn this, but according to this infographic Europe is the biggest producer of beer at 32.2% of global production. America comes in third at 19%, behind Asia’s 31.7%. The beers on this list are not made of your typical hops, these beers range from chipotle peppers to animal droppings. If you are interested in expanding your beer library I would recommend taking a look at this list.

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Give a man a beer, and he’ll barely have a buzz. Teach a man how to make beer, and he’ll suddenly become awesome.

Yes, beer, the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems (or says Homer Simpson), can flow as freely at home as it does at the bar. All you need is the right equipment, ingredients and recipe–and lots of patience.

Here is an infographic showing the basic home-brewing process.

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“Well one time when I was in my late 20′s I decided, ‘why don’t I try my hand in this?’ I went to Home Depot and I bought all the metal I would need, then I went to HEB. I got whatever I needed…hops, yeast, barley (there’s a fourth ingredient; I forgot what it is.) then I picked-up some Gatorade and hummus. I uh, well I actually didn’t know how to brew my own booze so I took it home, followed the instructions on the interweb and got drunk.”

– One Satisfied Home-brewer.

Cheers!

Mooooo

xxx

Celestial Lights

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Celestial Lights is the second video project of Ole C. Salomonsen. It is another stop motion based video about the northern lights. The video is shot in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden during autumn 2011, winter and spring 2012.

If you have access to proper audio hardware, please connect and turn up the volume to enjoy the fantastic music composed by Norwegian composer Kai-Anders Ryan.

For those who do not know, auroras are caused by solar activity. This is shortly visualized in the video. Our suns activity varies in 11 year cycles, and we are closing solar maximum (solar max) for our current solar cycle somewhere between 2012-2013, and solar activity has clearly been picking up. The beginning of 2011 was lots of clouds but weather improved late 2011 and out 2012. This video contains recordings from some of the most spectacular auroral displays. Enjoy!

WOW! Amazing…

Mooooo

xxx

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Thank You to STL at http://somersaultingthroughlife.wordpress.com/ , for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

The nomination is an awesome compliment!

Of course, the Versatile Blogger Award has some rules:

• Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.

• Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.

• Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)

• Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.

• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

I hereby pass forward this joyful Versatile Blogger Award to:

http://mygaysubstitute.wordpress.com/

http://somedayscreative.wordpress.com/

http://londonerfromafar.wordpress.com/

http://zijiszij.wordpress.com/

http://manipalphotoblog.wordpress.com/

http://rodriguez217.wordpress.com/

http://www.secretlifeofamanhattancallgirl.wordpress.com/

http://deakildiko.wordpress.com/

http://hannahscorner.wordpress.com/

http://thatgirlthatgirl.wordpress.com/

http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/

http://theartofcolor.wordpress.com/

http://yourstruliejulie.wordpress.com/

http://insidemyfamilieshead.wordpress.com/

http://theeyeoffaith.wordpress.com/

7, random, things about myself

• I love coffee first thing in the morning

• My favourite day of the week is Friday

• I love tea after dinner

• My favourite music band is The Magic Numbers

• On warm and sunny days, if I’m free, I always tend to invite friends and have BBQ and some drinks at my garden.

• I have a passion for music, art, technology and cultures

• My favourite animal is Cow – Mooooo 😉

Thank you everyone for your support!

Mooooo

xxx

Love is…

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The Peanuts series by Charles M. Schulz endures as one of the most beloved cartoons of all time, partly because of Schulz’s gift for capturing the great, tender truths of human existence through remarkably simple, sometimes poetic, often humorous, always profound vignettes. Hardly does it get more profound and poetic, however, than in Schulz’s 1965 book, Love is Walking Hand In Hand — an utterly lovely tiny treasure, in which Lucy and Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang define love through the simple acts and moments of everyday life.

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Cute and Sweet!

Mooooo

xxx

The Definition of Happiness by Alfred Hitchcock

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In this brilliantly wise and articulate short excerpt from an archival interview, the great Alfred Hitchcock shares his definition of happiness.

A clear horizon — nothing to worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive… I can’t bear quarreling, I can’t bear feelings between people — I think hatred is wasted energy, and it’s all non-productive. I’m very sensitive — a sharp word, said by a person, say, who has a temper, if they’re close for me, haunts me for days. I know we’re only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all these are removed and you can look forward and the road is clear ahead, and now you’re going to create something — I think that’s as happy as I’ll ever want to be.”

Beautifully said, with a blend of personal vulnerability and firm conviction worthy of profound respect.

Mooooo

xxx

One month blog anniversary!

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Today marks 1 month since I have started The Happiest Cow Blog. 

WOW!  How exciting! 

I have really enjoyed every minute of it and I would like to thank you guys for your support.

Hope you continue enjoying my posts.

I am a very HAPPY COW, The HAPPIEST of all!!!!

Mooooo 

❤ ❤ ❤ 

xxx

It’s a Beautiful Day – Sunshine Award

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The Sunshine Award

Thank You to Danlrene at http://danlrene.wordpress.com/ , for nominating me for the Sunshine Award that is supposed to be given to “bloggers who are inspirational, and who have impacted your blogging or your life.”  The nomination is an awesome compliment!

Of course, the Sunshine Award has some rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

TEN QUESTIONS

Favorite color:  Blue

Favorite animal:  Cow

Favorite number:  13

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Tea / Coffee

Prefer Facebook or Twitter?  Both

My passion:   Being happy and make people happy

Prefer getting or giving presents:  Giving

Favorite pattern:  Cow pattern

Favorite day of the week:  Friday

Favorite flower:  Tulip

PASSING IT ON:

I hereby pass forward this joyful Sunshine Award to bloggers who, in one way or another, encouraged me in my beginning:

http://mirrorwithamemory.wordpress.com/

http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com/

http://mynewlifeat51.wordpress.com/

http://aliberlinski.com/

http://oceansweet.wordpress.com/

http://jfkoernia.wordpress.com/

http://pccadvantage.wordpress.com/

http://theamberlight.wordpress.com/

http://beddyburc.wordpress.com/

http://umeshpatil.wordpress.com/

http://sunilscove.wordpress.com/

http://ramblingbog.wordpress.com/

Thank you everyone for your support!

Mooooo

xxx

Do Something Amazing… Give Blood!

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I thought it would be nice to review my experience of giving blood in the hope that it will give others the push to go and donate.

Firstly, In the UK, it is so easy to sign up. Just go to http://www.blood.co.uk/  to find your nearest donation centre and dates available. You can choose a time to suit so, and there are so many centres you probably won’t have to travel too far (many colleges, community centres and town halls act as donation centres). You don’t even need to book a time/date (although it is recommended), you can just turn up and take the next available slot.

You will then fill in a quick questionnaire about your life style which will screen out high risk candidates. The national blood service unfortunately cannot accept donations from; “men who have sex with men”; people who have received blood since 1980; people with HIV; and people who have had tattoos/piercings in the last couple months. These are just a few examples of people who are classed as high risk for infection, (which could be deadly for the receiving patient). For the full list, go to: http://www.blood.co.uk/can-i-give-blood/who-cant-give-blood/

You then have a private 1 to 1, so you can ask any questions and they will test your blood for iron – for this reason it is highly recommended that you eat and drink plenty on the day of your donation. This is done by pricking a finger and taking a drop of blood – this is completely painless! If your blood has enough iron, and you ‘pass’ the questionnaire, then you are safe to donate and wait until a nurse is ready to see you.

You will then be called up and laid down on a trolley/stretcher. They clean your inner elbow, apply pressure and locate a suitable vein to take the blood from. They will then skillfully insert a needle, and you will feel a sharp scratch for a couple seconds. This is the worst part, and it isn’t even that bad, it lasts a few seconds.

They will then reassure you, and then you watch your bag fill up with blood. It takes between 5 and 10 minutes to take the required amount (approximately a pint). After that, they will take the needle out, apply a plaster and give you the usual advice of not to do any heavy lifting or exercise and drink plenty of water.

You will then be sent over to the ‘cool down’ area, in which you are offered drinks and snacks. Help yourself! After all, you need the energy and fluid to reproduce the blood you have just donated. You will then be asked if you want to donate again, and can make your next appointment there and then. That’s you done then, the whole process takes less than an hour and just think of the act of kindness you have just performed.

The blood you donate could save lives (as the blood is split into several components and each can be given separately). And lets face it, for something that is so easy and quick to do, and could potentially save several lives, there is no reason not to do it.

For more information in how to donate blood in the UK go to http://www.blood.co.uk/ and in the USA go to http://www.americasblood.org/.

Do something amazing… Give blood!

Mooooo

xxx