The Friday of a short week always makes me feel a little like I cheated to get here. Like I didn’t quite earn my weekend, or something. But you know what? I’LL TAKE IT. And, as a matter of fact, I’ll share a couple of things that have been making me smile lately to kick it off!

Most likely you’ve already seen this (although probably not as many times as I have), but just in case you haven’t, it is my favorite thing EVER. A friend showed it to me when Jared and I were in Philly a few weeks ago and now, all I have to hear is “Yeah?” in that voice and I lose it.

When I was a kid and did gymnastics, I remember the elation I’d feel upon finally — FINALLY — nailing one of the big moves, like back handsprings, aerials, or walking 500 steps on my hands. It’s not entirely different than the feeling of crossing a finish line of a big race, or arriving at a destination you’ve planned to visit for a million years. Or, apparently, like riding a bike. This kid has the motivational speech thing DOWN. (Hat tip to Ironmom for this one!)

A warning — this probably isn’t a good one to play at work, but, you know, that’s what happens when you find a video because of The Bloggess. Anyway, I think I might have to start drinking a little more wine and setting up a camera while I cook from here on out. What can I say — I’m inspired! Although I’m pretty sure it’s not actually meant to be an inspiring video. Anyway, who’s in?