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Friday, March 07, 2014

Happy

For the past five years, I worked glamorously...on my bed. It was okay but my back always hurt and it could feel lonely. But finally (finally!) I was able to nab a desk at Studiomates, a co-working space in Brooklyn, a few months ago. It's such a great change to work around people, especially such nice people. I feel really lucky to be here!

Yesterday one of the guys, Kevin, was celebrating his birthday, and this happened!!!! I was in Manhattan and missed it but this video made me smile from ear to ear. Happy birthday, Kevin! I had no idea you had those moves!!!!!

(Via by Bas, via Swissmiss)

74 comments:

Joy U said...

I love this! Believe it or not, I hadn't heard this song until watching the Oscars. And it really does make me so happy! Congrats to you on finding a great place to work outside your home. And if you want to see more happy dancing, you should check out this video that Boston College just put out to the same song. I work at a different Boston-area university and we're all wishing we'd come up with this idea! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_8I_w5v18I

Chelsea said...

I just LOVE people like this. It totally made me happy too, so thanks to you both. What a killer place to work.

Scout and Rice said...

That's awesome! Happy birthday Kevin. :)

Glad you found a studio space too, it must be such a different experience to work outside the house - I know I hate trying to work from home, I'm never as productive.

Cathi said...

What a great place to work - I love this! Happy Birthday Kevin!

Linds said...

This just made my day! I don't even know Kevin but I LOVE him! My 2 year old is running around singing "because I'm happy!" Thank you for sharing this beautiful video!

Kathleen Doyle said...

Love the video! It looks like you're in the same building as Abhaya yoga studios. Beautiful classes and a wonderful community. The Friday 10 AM with Kathryn is a dream!

Alexandra Stafford said...

This is so amazing. I am smiling ear to ear as well. Also crying. That's normal, right?

Me said...

As someone who has also been working at home for a few years, and just got an office at a co-working space, as well . . . . I'm just going to say that I'm a little jealous that my space is not as fun as yours! :) What a great work environment.

Me said...

As someone who has also been working at home for a few years, and just got an office at a co-working space, as well . . . . I'm just going to say that I'm a little jealous that my space is not as fun as yours! :) What a great work environment.

Joanna Goddard said...

kathleen, we're on the same floor! my friend karen raves about them, too. i'll have to try them soon. she said their classes were life changing :)

Joanna Goddard said...

linds, toby loved it too :) the song is so great for little dudes. (also "what does the fox say" which toby and his friends are obsessed with:)

Danielle E. Alvarez said...

This is amazing. Happy birthday to him!

Meredith said...

So great! This made me happy!

Jess Kennaugh said...

My bake shop and I put together a Happy video too!

Check it out!

https://vimeo.com/86565429

xoxojk

Katie Krieger said...

I hear you're sitting at my friend Akbar's old desk! Small world :)

Carrie @carrieloves said...

Just WOW! I so want to work there :)

bananastand said...

Was this what your old office looked like? http://fuckiminmy20s.tumblr.com/image/6938649688

Joanna Goddard said...

katie, how funny!! i love my little spot...i need to find some posters or something, though! it's totally undecorated right now :)

Joanna Goddard said...

bananastand, hahahaha, dying :)

Sarah Spitz said...

I am a blogger as well and I do work with my best friend in my bed.. we call it most of the time "our office"... until now it is quite amazing to work out of my bed... but it would be great to have a desk for tow to work on somedays in the future...

Check out our side... and the birthday post of my very best friend!
http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2014/03/its-my-birthday-notes-from-sickbed.html

Love from Germany and the -fatcatconnection-
Bird

shruti kapoor said...

Awesome video! Loved the energy :) Joanne, can you share some more info on Studiomate, how much do they charge per month and how does one get a space. Their website doesn't have that info. Thanks!

Kim R. said...

I'm happy!!
Thanks for sharing this...
I would so into this..
have a fantastic weekend and include some dancing

Kath said...

Happy Friday!
I hope you enjoy the rest
of your weekend :-)
http://katherinadabbles.blogspot.com

Zoomie said...

What a joyous workplace - not only the people, who seem totally cool and young, but also a place where you could bring your dog! Love it!

Caitlin Gallagher said...

I wish my office did more things like this. How much fun :) Who doesn't love a random dance party!?!

Please may I? said...

Thats fabulous....

I want to work with you guys.

X x

Joanna Goddard said...

bird, that is so cute!!!

Sandy Caribou said...

Got an space for a Chicago blogger to join on? :) this made me SQUEAL :D

Tuesday said...

Kevin is HOT!

Leticia·Ameise said...

I want to work there!! Happy weekend!!

Jess said...

Wow a man who can dance is so hot! Happy Friday x also love the girl who was about to leave but ended up taking her coat off to dance. I've put my coat on at a party to leave and ended up dancing in it for another hour when the music got good! Thankyou for this x

Ash said...

This just made my day! Thanks for sharing!

Joanna Goddard said...

jess, haha, agreed!

Jane Doe said...

Awesome! Have you seen Pharrell's 24 hour music video for this song. LOVE IT. You can watch it here, over and over and over....

Happy Friday!

Life+1
New Post: Because I’m Happy

Kate at M is for make said...

Such fun - that boy's got moves, what a great place to work, so many hipsters in one place!!

Julia Robbs said...

This made me smile so big. I can't believe we missed it!! Redo on monday, I say!

Rebecca said...

LOVED this! One of my Fav songs! How fun to work around such energetic creative people! Happy Birthday Kevin!

Wesley Verhoeve said...

I love us.

Wesley Verhoeve said...

I love us.

Rachel said...

So cute & infectious! Also, the dogs popping in put an extra smile on my face :)

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, julia! although i'm the worst dancer and will just stand there clapping :)

Sammi Egan said...

Aww that's so lovely.

Currently my blog is all done from my bed- which can be both frustrating and brilliant (hello No Pants at Work days :) but I work a full time waitressing job as well, so my bed will do for now.

Glad you're enjoying office life!

Becca Gilgan said...

Proof that I'd fit in great at Studiomates! I love impromptu dance parties! Also loved the cameo appearance of 2D Tina, and all the cute and colourful details around the offices that I often see on their Instagram- YAY!

Julie @ The Family CEO said...

Infectious! The dog is perfect!

Beth Brown said...

Thank you so much for sharing that video! I do not even KNOW Kevin, but what a fabulous guy!

Beth Brown said...

Thank you so much for sharing that video! I do not even KNOW Kevin, but what a fabulous guy!

samantha hahn said...

that guy is infectiously cool and happy inducing!

Jo said...

I could listen to this song all day and Kevin just made me love it even more. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

Robyn said...

So much fun!!!! Makes me happy!!! Happy birthday Kevin!

Dorothy Lin said...

This is super cute. Congrats on the new office space!!

Kadija Tyler said...

He is everything!!! Go Kevin, and happy belated birthday!!!

Lynn Bennett said...

I LOVE those work spaces. Fantastic!

Melissa said...

Ahhhh!!!! That was AWESOME!!! Oh gosh! What a fun community and memorable birthday!!!

Kaitlin M said...

OH MY GOODNESS. Just watching this made me so darn happy. Happy Birthday Kevin!!

Kevin said...

Thank you for all of the kind birthday comments. It was such a fun, memorable, impromptu (and slightly exhausting) afternoon project. Happy weekend!

Courtney Burton said...

I work for HowAboutWe right next door. Welcome neighbor!

Stacey Crew said...

That was so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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Kelsey McEwan said...

I love this song. No matter how many times I hear it, it will always put a smile on my face! xx

emily o. said...

That is SO FUN!!! And makes me happy! Love seeing Tina there at the end. :)

Jess said...

That pup! And that doughnut intertube!

Grace Kim said...

Ha! This is fantastic! What an awesome place to work...congrats ;)

Clara Artschwager said...

This is amazing!!! And to think I could love that song even more.... now I just love Brooklyn and Studiomates more! xx

Bekka said...

I am *so* bummed I missed this! Love Kevin to tears!

Danika said...

LOVE!!!

Nova Concretis said...

This is so adorable! Looks like so much fun with these people :)

Erica said...

ADORABLE! Love the Tattly / Studio Mates / Creative Mornings crew.

Cheers!

Erica @ tinseltwine . com

Sarah said...

so great

ursel kraft said...

Greetings from Germany!
Best wishes for you all.
You are great dancers….:) Amazing!!!

Sheepskins fairylights said...

What a fun place to work!! Xx

bluevanguard said...

Why why did I leave NYC :( aaaaaaa i really do miss studios full of Mac and artistic awesome people. Joanna you will miss NY don't move to California?!

Naomi said...

you must watch MINE!! (baby and stroller included) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zUecdX1sEg&feature=youtu.be

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aimeecartier said...

Oh love! Thank you for posting!… And making (people of your office.)

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