Because You Didn’t Really Want To Be Productive Today, Anyway….

10 Videos of YouTube Gold Status for your viewing pleasure...because you didn't really want to be productive today, anyway....  via thinkingcloset.com

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I mine for awesome YouTube videos like a forty-niner pans for gold in the California riverbeds.  With a mission.  A sense of purpose.  A hunger for something mighty.

Sometimes I give up on my responsibilities for the day just to seek out after that video that will entertain or inspire.  And when I find that treasure of a video, I don’t want to hoard it away in a private collection like a miser.  No, I want to share it with the world.  And my world includes my dear readers!

And so, with the phasing out of The Friday Five this past December, I discovered a new forum within which to share some of these treasured videos: my new weekly email!

Every Friday for the past 10 weeks, I’ve sent out an email to that select group who have opted in for the weekly update!  Maybe they thought they were just signing up to hear about new blog posts–which they are–but in addition, they’re getting a flake of pure YouTube gold each week.

10 Videos of Pure YouTube Gold

So, today, I’m going to provide you with the 10 videos and 10 captions from the first 10 weeks of my weekly emails because (as the title of this post exclaims), you didn’t really want to be productive today, anyway…right? {Smile.}

I hope these videos entertain and inspire you as they did me.  Enjoy!

1.  “This video gave me the chills. And made me want to take dance lessons. And drag Mark along with me.”

2. “For those of you who grew up alongside The Tanner family on Full House, this vid from Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show is for you!”

3. “I’m moved by this small child being moved by A Great Big World’s “Say Something” (featuring Christina Aguilera).  Ah, the power of music.”

4.  “Prepare to have your heart warmed by this story of twin sisters who found each other after 26 years apart (thanks to YouTube).  Maybe it’s because I have a sister myself, but it made me weepy!”

5.  “Although I know Henri’s life is full of woe, I cannot help but chuckle at the melancholy musings of this French feline.”

6.  “I dare you to just try not bopping your head to the music in this song.  Happy weekend!”

P.S.  They made a 24 hour version!

7.  “Here’s a video for anyone who has ever cuddled with cats or thought hyenas were all scoundrels…you’ll be amazed.”

8.  “These three Swedish fishermen perform a pretty impressive acapella version of ‘Kiss From a Rose on the Grave.’”

9.  “Artist of the Year Award goes to…GOD.  Also, I would think that every camping trip after this one would be a serious let down, would it not?”

10.  “Oh, the clumsy days of childhood.  If only I had outgrown them!  (Thanks to Allison for the tip on this gem of a vid.)”

I know, I’ve just sent you on a whirlwind of emotions, haven’t I?  Hopefully all good ones!

And tomorrow’s video…ohmygoodness…it’s one of my favorite YouTube videos of all time.  And it involves the personification of a very endearing inanimate.  And those are the only hints I shall give thee!

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If you were keen on the videos in today’s post, well then, I venture to guess you’ll be keen on my weekly email, too!  And if you enjoy my blog posts on top of that, well, then, we’re a match made in heaven.

To sign up for my daily or weekly email, you can use the “subscribe via email” box on my sidebar that looks like this:

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You rock!  If you’re on my “daily” list, but want to switchover to “weekly” ones (or both!), you can update your preferences one of two ways:

1.  Pull up any email update you have gotten from The Thinking Closet in the past (even today’s!) and click the little tiny text at the bottom that says “Update Preferences.”  And boom!  You can make the change right there.

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2.  Alternatively, you can type your email address into the subscribe box on the sidebar or the form above; you’ll be alerted that you’re already a subscriber, but you’ll also see a hyperlink to update your profile.  After clicking through, an email will auto-magically arrive into your inbox to walk you through the next steps.

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To Close

Thanks for opening up your inbox to me.  I promise to never spam you or sell your email address to the shady sort of people who buy them.  Nor will I send you lame YouTube videos the equivalent of fool’s gold.  Only pure 24 carat gold for my dear readers!

If you’d like to check out some other video round-ups I’ve curated, here’s enough to keep you entertained for the rest of the day.  No work for you!

{Linking up here.}

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. Love the videos. Your blog is so much fun!

  2. Oh Lauren, I’m totally blaming you for getting in the way of my productive day! I laughed, I cried, I clapped along (love that song too!). You rock :)

  3. I’ve seen quite a few of these before – great pics! Here’s one you may not have seen but the music lover in you will LOVE! :) Enjoy! (Love you!)
    Hall & Oates Cover…in a van!

  4. Although I got a little down after listening to Henri the cat’s mewsings to the plaintive music of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie, I had to go one more video and found myself clapping along with the Happy music of #6. Thanks for the uplift tonite.
    Dad

  5. Oh Lauren! What a treat! My fave has to be the wedding dance! how beautiful! I have just emailed it to my Fiancé letting him know how high the bar has become! haha! The Twins one was just so heartwarming! I love my sister to pieces and cant imagine only meeting her in my adult life..Makes me feel so lucky that we got to share a childhood together. Thank you so much for sharing so much joy and so many feelings! I better go and stop procrastinating about writing my new brooch blog post…many in a few more videos time…..ahhhhh! Its a youtube back hole….I am a goner….send cupcakes….

  6. So fun!

  7. I’m wasting my Sunday morning away watching your videos. My favorite is the Full House one for sure.

  8. Seriously, how did I miss that clip of the Full House Guys with Jimmy?

  9. Poor, poor Henri. I feel so deeply for this melancholy cat and his profound musings. Thanks for sharing these gems, Lauren!!

  10. No time wasted with such GOLD here!!

  11. Between Full House and the little boy crying at a song, I’ve just gone on an emotional roller coaster of the best sorts! Thanks for that, my friend!

    • Ha ha. Glad it was the good kind of emotional roller coaster! And it’s no surprise to me you enjoyed the Full House vid. Have you been watching Candace Cameron Bure on DWTS this season? Love her!

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