54 Responses to “Smile Into The Morning”

  1. 1 COS
    February 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I am smiling now.

  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    February 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Holy freaking awesomeness!

  3. February 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Lupita’s skin just gleams. (And I love that her name is Lupita. Because Spanish.)

    In other matters, tonight’s menu, because it was awesome.

    Broiled pollo asado. (Which is Mexican marinated chicken.)
    And, the kicker: carrots, boiled, then sauteed in butter, soy sauce, and honey. #Heaven

    We’re going back to limiting our carbs. We’ve been bad in that regard.

  4. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    February 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm


  5. February 9, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    • 9 Judith Fardig
      February 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Yep – think so too, especially with the bobble or two. She seems strong but unformed. But OMG – those spins with the leg straight up.

  6. 10 majiir
    February 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks, Nerdy Wonka, for the beautiful pics of the Obamas showing their love for each other. They so remind me of my dearly departed mom and dad and how much they loved each other. Wonderful!!!

  7. 13 Judith Fardig
    February 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Lupita is simply gorgeous! Thanks for the pics, NW!

    • 14 Nerdy Wonka
      February 9, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      You’re welcome, Judith! Glad you enjoyed them. 😀

      • 15 jacquelineoboomer
        February 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm

        I’m enjoying them, as well, and especially that you’re encouraging us to “smile into the morning”! Sometimes there’s too much negativity in what we read and comment on, all over the place, and we have to plan our mini-escapes! I, for one, am glad you get that, NW!

        • 16 Nerdy Wonka
          February 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm

          Thanks, Ms. J’OB! 😀

        • 17 nathkatun7
          February 10, 2014 at 12:04 am

          Amen, JOB! I really love Nerdy Wonk’s posts because they combine the serious stuff and hilarious stuff (especially the tweets from GOD). There is so much evil and ugliness in the world. But there is good, beauty and laughter in the world which enables us to remain human and sane. So I join you in thanking NW for all her posts and especially those that allow us to laugh and appreciate beauty.

          • 18 jacquelineoboomer
            February 10, 2014 at 12:27 am

            I concur with everything ya wrote, nath! It’s too hard to keep finding the rough side of everything … without remembering there’s a smooth side! (Can ya tell I’m a Libra?) Most of us here know that, and know that we really must “keep it together” for the bigger fish we have to fry between now and November! Not to mention the fish we’re frying in our own lives – Ha!

            Personally, I’d rather join Chips and NW and the other BTs in thinking, every now and then, about the lovely Obamas and Bidens and the good things they do for our country, than to concentrate strictly on what the latest awful statement was, made by a Republican and their minions! The latter is too draining of our energy and resources.

            And, as you said, there is good, beauty and laughter all around, if we just snatch it!

            And I also LOVE the Tweets of God!

            • 19 nathkatun7
              February 10, 2014 at 1:00 am

              “(Can ya tell I’m a Libra?)”

              I am a Libra too, JOB. Born on October 8. I am committed to the struggle for justice. At the same time, I will always enjoy the “beauty and laughter all around” us because that’s what life is all about.

              • 20 jacquelineoboomer
                February 10, 2014 at 1:12 am

                You’ve had to remind me more than once that you’re a Libra, and I’m sorry – again – that I forgot! Luckily, I think it keeps us trying to always be at the point where we figure out a way not to have enough misery around us to have to use our precious time to revel in it.

                Now, if you’re a true Libra, you’ll understand what the heck my tired brain meant by that! (Help me out here, nath!) Goodnight. Enjoy the beauty that abounds, as you said.

                • 21 nathkatun7
                  February 10, 2014 at 1:37 am

                  JOB, I think I understand everything you said perfectly! You are saying that us Libras refuse to give in to cynicism and despair because of our love for life and humanity as expressed in poetry, song, dance, and laughter.

                  Sweet dreams!

              • 23 Roberta in Mn
                February 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

                I am a Libra too nath, and I agree with you.

          • 24 Nerdy Wonka
            February 10, 2014 at 12:34 am

            Thanks, Nath!

            • 25 nathkatun7
              February 10, 2014 at 1:12 am

              You are most welcome Nerdy Wonka! It’s really you, and your football nemesis Chips, who deserve all our thanks for this incredible site. I just love the fact that your devotion to covering serious issues is always accompanied by gaiety and humor. I always look forward to your Saturday “God tweets,” which remind me not to take political and religious nonsense seriously.

  8. 26 sjterrid
    February 9, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks, NW. Your post certainly put a smile on my face.

  9. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    February 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

    For our Seattle friends … Seahawks porn:

    • 29 nathkatun7
      February 10, 2014 at 12:11 am

      JOB, I am now, 100%, a Seattle Seahawks’ fan! This bike is the biz! I loved motorcycles when I was younger and would have loved to ride this Seahawks bike.

      • 30 jacquelineoboomer
        February 10, 2014 at 12:29 am

        I’m going to keep my 3-y/o great grandson from seeing it, because he’ll think we’ll be getting it for him!

        • 31 nathkatun7
          February 10, 2014 at 1:23 am

          I think your great grandson deserves a mini one if they are available. I am sure you are aware that as a great grandmother your role is to spoil him. Let his mother and his grandmother be the ones to worry about the havoc he may cause riding it around in the house or in the neighborhood. By the way, I never knew my great grandmother, but my grandmother, who passed away at age 101, spoiled me and my brothers and sisters. But she also taught me a great deal about life.

  10. February 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    In light of an encounter of my own today with the ugly and obese underbelly of this country, and amidst the Marcus Smart justifiable anger, I pulled up this video from a few days ago. I hope you guys can take the time to watch it… Like PBO says, “We look like the world.” And I LOVE my country for that, if, at times, I’m not lovin’ much else : (

  11. February 10, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I am watching my taped Olympics a little behind the telecast cuz I like to speed up through the things I am not interested in as well as the commercials. I used to compete in baton twirling competitions in the days that girls were not in sports. I then progressed to judging competitions in baton and dance drill team competitions. Having this background gives me a little insight into the judging. Our US men’s skater has great potential. When he gets the quadruple he will be unstoppable. His difficulty, variety, and transitions into jumps as well as his showmanship and musicality were superb. Yulia was good but needs to mature in her style to be great. Gracie looked good. I certainly think the scores should have been closer than they were.

  12. 47 99ts
    February 10, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Saw this linked at LGF
    The Beatles as seen by the pundits – they will not last 🙂

  13. February 10, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Wonderful, special photos, NW of our President & First Lady. And, then the tweets of the exceptional Ms Lupita Nyong’o – great way to enter a new week!!

    Departing for the next several hours, will just request that all of you demand of the two folk in this tweet an absolutely unambiguous and robust commitment to support DEMS at the Federal, State, County, City, School District, etc., in EVERY State.

    Give them no oxygen or quarter … they must COMMIT.

    Thank you!



  14. 50 susanne
    February 10, 2014 at 3:56 am

    i’ve loved the wonderful photos of our fabulous first lady here today. just hopped over to the ‘mrs o’ blog for another dose of awesomeness, only to find that mrs t has decided to close down the blog. i’ve enjoyed seeing the first lady’s clothing choices, and reading the comments there–many women have been inspired by mrs obama to express themselves, and stand proud. lots of loving farewells in the final comments. thanks again to nerdy wonka and all the tyrants here for bringing us the images that keep us smiling through the political maelstrom.

  15. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    February 10, 2014 at 7:05 am


    some are still having a little fun at the expense of putin


  16. 53 99ts
    February 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Nice dem senator from Montana on MJ – saying a lot more in support of the President than Robert Gibbs – just said the ACA was a great boon for small business – with employees having health care available.

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