30 thoughts on “The Art of Being Furiously Happy”

  1. I’d like to think that if I’d been in the audience, I would have participated, but I would probably have been in the group that sat and watched and then afterwards WISHED that I had participated. Have to work on that.

  2. I see those giant metal roosters all the time, now, and whenever I do, I say "Knock knock, motherfucker," out loud.

  3. The Bloggess is how I found your blog! After you collated papers, of course.
    And recently my husband has started watching all the old Star Trek Next Generation shows and I started talking about tidbits of your life that I knew from your blog and he said, “How do you know this?” “Um, I follow his blog.” My husband decides to start watching Star Trek and I STILL find a way to steal his thunder.

  4. You turned me on to The Bloggess and I was laughing so hard I was crying over the metal rooster story. I couldn’t form words when trying to explain the story to my co-worker. Now I like to pop up at her desk saying “Knock knock, mofo!”
    Her speech was wonderful and I’m glad to see people sharing it like this. Inspirational!

  5. Ha! There’s one at a landscaping company about a mile from my house. They used to have it out by the highway with a sign saying “Honk if you like our chicken!” I honked faithfully, every time.

  6. I don’t see the video above. Not sure if it’s a problem on my end or what.
    Anyway, I visited the Blogess’s Blog (hehehehe that’s funny, Bloggess’s Blog) and watched the video there. AWESOMETASTIC! I think I’m going to watch this video every morning until this attitude completely overtakes me… like the zombie virus. Thanks for sharing Wil! :)

  7. Oh my gosh! I love this woman and she is absolutely right. I have suffered from depression for nearly ten years. It can feel like falling in a black hole, and you lack to will power to drag yourself out. It is because of what I lived through with my mental illness, that has allowed me to do crazy and funny things on a total whim. Like the time me and friend found a shopping cart that had strayed from its store parking lot, and we rode it around our dorm and then took turns pushing each other down the hill in it. We crashed out several times, and I have a big scar on my left hand, but it was freakin’ worth it. Oh, there is also the time I was a bit tipsy and I decided to wear a traffic cone as a new fashion statement. (I guess there was construction somewhere between the bar and my house.)I wore it on my head on the walk home, and I woke up in bed with it the next morning. My roommate at the time was sure I was on drugs. But, that’s okay, she eventually realized that I’m just a little crazy and I like to do things when the notion hits me. This same roommate that at one time questioned my sanity, now tells me all the time that she wishes she had the balls to be able to do what I do, and say what I can say. But why the Hell not go ahead and do something fun and unexpected? Don’t think too much about it. Don’t worry about what people will say or how they will look at you. Sometimes it takes a lot of guts to just act.
    Thanks for sharing this Will. I’m glad to know that there are other people out there that can act out like I do sometimes. It is really liberating. Not the mention the fact, that I often get a huge laugh and a moment that will stick with me and the people I love forever. Furiously happy? Hell yes!

  8. Hi Wil,
    Sorry to bother you, and maybe I’m posting this to the wrong place, but my sister is going to be going to Dragon Con in Atlanta (unfortunately I can’t go) and I was just wondering what all you’re going to be doing there and how much money I should send with her to get an autographed book or maybe some other kind of merchandise that you’re going to have with you. Thanks!

  9. Thank you for posting this, Wil, and I must say I’m not at all surprised that you did. I watched it yesterday on her site and was moved to goosebumps. Of course I shared it via FB, ’cause I think it’s a message we all need to hear, over and over and over. How could the world not be a better place with more silliness in it, right? Exactly.

  10. My hubby and teenage son and I have started a new family tradition/challenge: to try to knock on the bathroom door with a loud “Knock knock, motherfucker!” at *exactly the right times*, if you know what I mean. Fun!

  11. I accidentally threaded my way here and was pleasantly surprised to find that you’re a real person. No, I mean a REAL person. Double W yer 2 cool. Saw you in your premiere on the Warehouse this past week, one of my top 5 shows, Love your character. Please don’t get so busy that you have to stop posting here.

  12. “My wish for today is that everyone watches this, and gets inspired:”
    I’m ready to watch and get inspired. Where is the video? I’ve tried this page on Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Whatever you are trying to show is absent.

  13. Thanks for spreading the word about this kick-ass lady! Jenny is an incredible person, and (cheesy as it may sound) a total inspiration to others with severe anxiety disorders and depression. It’s like I finally found someone who thinks like me, only with a Texas twang and a giant metal cock.

  14. I recently stumbled upon the Bloggess, and I haven’t laughed so hard for a long time! I have some of the same struggles that she does as far as anxiety and such, so it’s amazing to see what all she can accomplish, and that she can still be an inspiration to so many others. She’s amazing for sure!
    I totally made my husband watch this video, so perhaps he will be a bit more tolerant of my random craziness, silliness, and spontaneous situations that I get myself (and him) into. It may be working… but I think I should find a giant chicken just to be sure…

  15. That was an awesome talk, it had zombies, Red Dawn, swearing…. loved it all. I just wish I wasn’t so shy to do stuff like that. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh, I’ve only just now watched this (limited online time these days, minus teh Twitter). Thank you so much for sharing it! I’m off to thank the Maker, too!

  17. I watched this yesterday morning and cried (happiness, happiness). I watched it again today … and cried.
    Crying maybe not so much, but otherwise, this is such a *lovely* way to start mornings.

  18. That’s an awesome video.
    The problem with following the link a few days late though was the entry was right down at the bottom of the page. Maybe it would be better if you linked directly to the post instead of the whole blog?
    Doing weird and ridiculous things is always worth it for making other people smile. Probably the weirdest thing I’ve done was help a pirate win an election.

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