Vacation, Jazz Festivals and Chocolate Pudding Shots

How do you feel when everyone goes on vacation? If you are like me, there is a tiny tinge of jealousy. Especially when the autoresponder says they won’t be back for a week.

have a laugh on us, and enjoy the chocolate pudding shot recipe

Humor, relaxation, friends, drinks, conviviality: work to live, and not the other way around.

But I received a vacation message recently that made me smile. And it reaffirmed that we ought to be working to live, and not living to work.

For readers whose summer vacation involves a trip to Europe, good on you. For those who can simply make it to the nearest outdoor jazz festival, well, find joy in that!

And for those who are doing neither, here is a bit of humor that I found embedded in an autoresponder. Very practical for the staycation!

I’m on vacation, returning online July 23.

If this is relating to Search Engine Land, feel free to contact our
editors by emailing

If this is in regards to the upcoming SMX East show, please contact
Chris Sherman, or use this form:

If you’d rather wait until I get back, feel free to email me after
7/23. Until then, enjoy this adult beverage recipe for Chocolate
Pudding Shots. To be on the safe side, I wouldn’t consume more than 2,

1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup irish cream
8 ounces extra Cool Whip

Mix pudding and milk until well blended.
Add vodka and Irish cream, mix well.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Divide into individual servings.
Keep in freezer.

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons 2.0, Neal.

How do you use humor to lighten your day? I’d love to hear it!

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  • Lerner0609

    Very cute message and I may just try the recipe  sounds decadent and delicious!

    • Diane Dolinsky-Pickar

      Yes, I have some no cal chocolate pudding in the frig… which is calling to me just about now!

  • Sharon O’Day

    Finally, some fun in an email message.  Why do we think messages of that sort need to be so cut and dry?  “Good on her,” as you say, Diane.  She’s back online today.  I hope she had a helluva vacation!  ;-)

    • Diane Dolinsky-Pickar

      Me, too!

  • Lauren

    We all need some humor to lighten our days now and then. Interesting post!

    • Diane Dolinsky-Pickar

      Thanks, Lauren!

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