Wednesday, August 03, 2016

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 3

Look at my happy kitty
Today TCM and Summer Under the Stars makes me happy. For those of us who love classic movies, this is an awesome annual event. Right up there with Oscar season and Christmas.

For the uninitiated, here's how it works: Every day a different star is featured for 24 full hours. There's always interesting, thoughtful commentary between the movies, too.

I always look forward to seeing favorites again, to seeing movies I've only heard about but never seen all the way through, and a film or two I never even knew existed.

Today is Bing Crosby Day. Right now I'm watching an old favorite, The Country Girl. I get Georgie, the title character. Grace Kelly is so understated, so exhausted, that you forget how beautiful she is.

Next I may watch one of the Hope/Crosby "Road" pictures. I know they're supposed to be funny. Hope has never amused me, but then I only really know him from the dreadful NBC specials I grew up on.

And yesterday I DVR'd The Dark Corner. Tuesday was Lucille Ball Day, and in The Dark Corner -- made in 1946, years before anyone ever heard of Lucy Riccardo -- she plays a no-nonsense Girl Friday who helps her PI boss solve a crime. I can't wait to see it. I love noir mysteries, and I'm interested to see Lucille Ball display her versatility.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.

If you want to play along, just come back here (meaning to this blog, not this individual post) each day in August, looking for the happy cat. Every day I will try to have a post with the headline: August Happiness Challenge: Day [X]. Leave a comment and then post your own daily happiness, with August Happiness Challenge in the title to make it easy to find. 


  1. It sounds like you're having a fun week of movie watching. :)

    Here is the link to my "happy" post:

    Here is the link to David's post:

  2. I enjoy the old movies, too, and did not know about the marathon going on. I'll check it out! I have joined your August Happiness Challenge over at

    Have a blessed day!!

  3. I've just started your Happiness Challenge. What a fantastic idea! I put four 'happys' in one post to catch up. LOL Thanks! Here's the link: