Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Happy Pictures

Today is Tragic Tuesday. I hate Tuesdays because they have none of the excitement of Monday (all the work that built up over the weekend, w00t!) but none of the hope for the weekend. To remedy Tragic Tuesday, I am putting out a call for the happiest damn picture you can find.

Image of a cobblestone street in a small European town
Image Courtesy of Paul Skin

This is my happy picture. It makes me think of European vacations that, frustratingly, no one will pay for me to take. It looks like early morning or late afternoon, both of which are my most favorite times of day for exploration. I like the pretty flowers and the clean, wide streets. I imagine walking to and fro with a basket on my arm that is filled to the brim with unprocessed European market treats that probably don’t exist except in my dreams. Also chocolate. Lots of chocolate. And wine and cheese. Maybe some bread for good measure.

What about you? What’s your happy picture to offset Tragic Tuesday?



By Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller is a twenty-something blogger, cook, freelance writer and editor living in Seattle, Washington. She’s a feminist trying ever-so-hard to embrace her spaces, conventional or not. She looks forward to numerous bad hair days, burnt cremes, a soapbox or two, and maybe (just maybe) a yellow polka-dot bikini in the years ahead.

39 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Happy Pictures”

I’ve never been able to find information to confirm that this picture is authentic, but I like to think it is.

This was taken on February 3, 2011 in Tahrir Square, Cairo.  The caption read: Christians protecting Muslims during evening prayer.  Just the idea of members of one faith protecting and respecting another makes me so incredibly happy.  Gives me a little hope for humanity.

I had to look twice at that picture because it looks so much like Turckheim, the town where I spent seven months living in Alsace, France:


Weirdly, I guess that my happy picture would be the view from the Vosges mountains, which surrounded this town.

I’m not going to post it because it has my face, but there’s a picture of me at 221B Baker Street wearing a deerstalker with a pipe in my mouth that the Mister took when we went on our whirlwind London long weekend that was planned with the express purpose of going to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing, and it was the greatest vacation and so much fun and I got to also do Sherlock Holmes-y things and so that picture wins everything.

Runner up is this picture I took that time I got to feed a giraffe.

Oops, that was really big for a minute. Sorry.

I can’t pick! But I can get it down to two.


The Doctor checking the script with a yeti. Hilarious, adorable, and nerdy all in one


My boy kitties hugging each other. This one is a little bitter sweet though as orange kitty passed on a few years back. (He was 18, and had a good life and all, but I kinda miss him, mostly a happy nostalgia kind of miss though)

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