Get to Know Me

Rene close upAfter many years of saying I was going to write, I  created this blog to keep a record of my thoughts and, hopefully, become a catalyst for turning my many thoughts into a funny book.  I like to observe things (and overthink things), and this is a good place for me to purge my wayward thoughts into small, tasty bites.  I hope people read my stories, relate to my life and find humor in the craziness.  I wish to make new friends and I hope to turn this venture into something fun, funny, and tangible.

WHO AM I?  Well, I am a 42 year old woman with the personality of a 16 year old girl.  I watch and re-watch the same two television shows (Glee and The Mindy Project) and I love to drive my 8 year old son crazy.  I am a Children’s Librarian in the Anythink (yes, that’s a thing) Library System in Colorado and have been since 2004.  I have delusions of grandeur and I am completely convinced that there are people out there who actually what to hear what I have to say (even though I’m still not convinced that I want to hear what I have to say).

My default mode is usually in the negative and I have to work hard to pull myself into the happiness of life.  Hence my handle on WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. is @whereshappy.  I am always looking to find the good in things and the Zen in life even when I’m usually very impatient and frustrated that things aren’t always going my way.  I talk A LOT and love to laugh and joke and make fun of my friends.  It’s pretty much a given that if I like you, I make fun of you.  Take it or leave it (please take it)! (Oh yeah, I also use parentheses a lot.  Makes me feel like Mr. Subliminal.)

Okay, so I’ve admitted to being a bit wacky, but why have I started blogging?  Well, the short answer is: because I finally got tired of watching life pass me by without actually reaching one of my biggest goals—to write a book.  I have a good friend who actually published her first book on Amazon this year and I got a huge buzz just watching her go through the process.  I realized that it might be possible for me to get over my fears and write my own book. It will be a series of life vignettes that, hopefully, make people laugh–and I give you all permission to laugh.  I think I would be hurt if you didn’t.  My blog is like the world’s most public rough draft.  I want to get feedback, I want to feel that my words are valid, and I want to cultivate an audience. (And you thought you were just reading for fun.)

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

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  1. I have nominated you for the Room 101 (award). The nominees are under no obligation to pass on the award. I pass the award to those that I follow and enjoy their talent, as well as those that are supportive of my blogs. Instructions are posted in my blog: http://amanpan.com/2016/02/03/go-to-your-room-0/

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    1. I have been thinking long and hard at this one. My problem is that I have five new people to add every day!

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      1. Yes, me too. I am going to work my fellow bloggers into Tuesday Chatter. It is very time consuming to participate in awards where you have to nominate 15 bloggers. I have met a lot of new bloggers in the photo challenge and other challenges.

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  2. Hi, I found your blog through Opinionated Man and wanted to pop over to say hey. You sound funny and the fact that you like to make fun of your friends is appealing because that means you don’t take things so seriously, you like having fun. I can’t wait to read your posts. ~Steph

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanae, I really appreciate it!

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      1. You are very welcome! 😀

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  3. Hi

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, its purely volunterly and if you do want to do it then you can find all the details here: https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/versatile-blogger-award-2/

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  4. Your blog always brings a smile to my face so I wanted to share it with others by nominating you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. You can read about the nomination here: http://destinationenlightenment.com/2015/10/30/sunshine-blogger-award/
    Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you so very much!

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  5. I have a funny picture to share with you! For the life of me I can’t find your contact info on your blog. Is it here?

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    1. Hi, sorry this is so late getting back to you. My email is owenbohn@gmail.com. Can’t wait to see the pic!

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  6. Poor Little You. There’s Kathleen Turner hair and then there’s the opposite of Kathleen Turner hair–which is what Miss hairstylist-in-training gave you. Glad you recovered. 🙂

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    1. I don’t think they could have possibly gone any more opposite of Kathleen Turner hair, for sure!!!! I still get perms once in a while but I am very, very vocal about how I expect to look when I’m done!

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  7. I was happy just reading this! And Glee, I miss it! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Glee is still my life. I need to buy the last three seasons on DVD so my husband can get his DVR back. I watch the wedding over and over again. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that. 😉

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  8. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogging Award! Find out more here: https://seeyoustarside.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/versatile-blogging-award/

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  9. […] Where’s Happy She has a great sense of humor and I love the variety of her posts. From observations on life to posts about facing your fears, there’s a little something here for everyone. […]

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    1. Thank you for the nomination! I will definitely be writing to this soon…okay, maybe after Vegas!

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  10. […] whereshappy of a funny thing happened when I was learning myself […]

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  11. your intro is quite interesting…i like! 🙂

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  12. Um. I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger award.

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  13. Hi dear, I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please check my post when you can. Cheers.

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    1. Thank you. I will take a look at it soon!

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  14. Heartiest congratulations! I have nominated you for Blogger Recognition Award, please visit my recent post for more information. Happy Blogging!

    https://niharikamodi.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/blogger-recognition-award/

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    1. Thank you! I will take a look at this very soon!

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  15. *reads About thinks this should be interesting begins stalking*

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    1. Thank you for following. I’ll be taking a look at yours soon!

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  16. infobloomer

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check https://ajbworld.wordpress.com/ for more info.

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    1. Thank you! It has been done.

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  17. […] A Funny thing happened when I was learning myself:  This Children’s librarian do seem to take herself too seriously. She describes herself as having a personality of a 16 yr old. She writes about her life experience and makes fun of herself along the way. I mostly like the humorous take on her perspectives, which makes for engaging reading. […]

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  18. Francesca Smith

    I will definitely enjoy my time here. Following as of now!

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    1. Thank you! Glad to know you like the crazy!

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  19. very funny and quirky…I Like!!!

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    1. Thank you! Quirky fits just about right. Thank you for reading!

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  20. You claim that your default mode is “negative”. Your writing, however, couldn’t contradict this more!! 🙂
    I look forward to reading your future posts!

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  21. Hello! I love your description of your self as being a 42 year old women with the personality of a 16 year old 😀 I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognization Award. https://readersandmore.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-blogger-recognization-award/

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  22. Hello again 🙂

    It’s indeed a rare and great gift to be able to make others laugh and smile 🙂
    Our world is so full of hearts which need a little solace, a smile and a good reason to laugh. I am very glad that you have this wonderful capability. I hope that many people would discover you and enjoy reading your posts and book.

    I really enjoyed reading your introduction. I honestly think that your introduction is one of the best I have seen so far and I have been to more than hundred websites in last three days. You have comic sense and wit.

    I giggled when you said that you drive your son crazy! Poor kid who has got such a mom. Usually it’s other way around 🙂 Hahaha 🙂

    I would love to keep visiting your blog again and again since I like witty people. Your blog has a wonderful theme–gives a great feeling of serenity. Layout is wonderful. Keep it up. I wish you enjoy interacting with other bloggers too. Enjoy 101, blogging and life 🙂

    Cheers,
    Anand 🙂

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    1. Wow, thank you so very much for taking a look. I am really trying to keep things light and silly and I appreciate that you noticed that! You are a very nice person and I am glad that we have met through blogging. I am going to sleep soon, but I promise to take a better look at your blog tomorrow. Good night.

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      1. Welcome 🙂 No hurries. Please relax and have a good sleep. Good night to you. Have a great day tomorrow. 🙂 Anand

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  23. I am thrilled to “know” someone who works at Anythink! I want to come visit you and your library someday!
    Oh, and I love your blog and I’m glad I found it.

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    1. We would love to have you come and visit! I am trying to think if I have any pics of our libraries to send to you. I might have to contact our communications department. I love how your blog is so library-centric!

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      1. Thank you!!

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  24. HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking one of the posts, I have checked out a few of your posts and think we both have the same dry sense of humour so I am looking forward to reading some more of your thoughts

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    1. Thank you. I have followed you as well!

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      1. Thank you ever so much

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  25. DoesItEvenMatterWhoIAm?

    Awesome sauce! We are kindred spirits. I have a fondness for ellipses myself… haha! I love a good humor writer. I am sure you will find a bunch of random blather bullshit on my blog, as I have no designs other than amusing myself on the regular. I do thoroughly enjoy laughing my ass off manically at every possible opportunity however, and it appears as though your blog will give me plenty of opportunities to do so!! Thanks! 😉 Melanie

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    1. I looked at some of your posts and I believe that you are right, we are kindred. I love a good laugh and I’ll be following you closely!

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  26. […] Afunyythinghappenedwheniwaslearningmyself by whereshappy […]

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  27. What a great “about me” page! I think I’m going to love your blog :), and we already have something in common….aspiring authors. *crossing fingers* Thank you so much for finding my blog!

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    1. We will get those books published!

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I had to stop by to find out what ‘whereshappy’ is about. So, far I really like it. Nice to ‘meet’ a fellow Coloradan.

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    1. Yay, Colorado! I can’t wait to hear more of what you have to say.

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  29. I can’t find the “follow” widget for your blog. Might be my phone. Or my eyes.

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    1. I will take a look and see if I need to fix that. Thanks for letting me know.

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  30. Can’t wait to dig through this blog! I love it already! 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate that. I hope you have fun reading!

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  31. Thanks for the follow! I will stop back around tomorrow to have a look around! Have a nice night.

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  32. Your blog is coming together nicely! Being a life observer gives you a lot to talk about too. Can’t wait to see more posts from you. Best wishes and Happy Blogging 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. I am trying to look at things like a comedian would. They can go for five minutes on bacon. I mean, it’s a gift to be able to do that! I have followed you as well and look forward to seeing what you put out there!

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  33. Seriously, I clicked on your blog and loved it out rightly. I like the content and theme as well. It’s just clear. Not a witchy one like mine 😉
    http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you! I am going to love getting your posts because I love a good story. I haven’t come upon many blogs that have good stories.

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      1. Let’s hope I meet your expectations 🙂

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  34. Crazy, zany, funny, happy. Whatever floats your boat I’m happy to read. Be you, not what you think others want you to be. 😀

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    1. Can you be my life-coach? 😉

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  35. Hello there!

    “,,,purge my wayward thoughts…” = Niiiice!
    I’ll be seeing you around on here! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! See you around.

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  36. Thanks for the follow! Looks like you have a great sense of humor. I can’t wait to take some time to read your posts. I tend to lean towards the serious side so I really appreciate my humorous friends 🙂

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