November 12, 2018

Busy Season Zen

Busy Season Zen: Celebrate April 15th with Some Maniacal Laughter

Yes, your busy season may have ended weeks ago but April 15th is still an important date for many accountants. To reach this day with your sanity intact is no small feat so why not enjoy your survival with some joyful lunacy? Here is 6 minutes of cinematic maniacal laughter that should help you feel […]

Busy Season Zen: Ten Hours of Soothing Spring Showers

April showers bring May flowers, the saying goes. Of course, it also can bring tornadoes and all sorts of severe weather that will send your furry friends (and maybe you) running under the bed. However, the sound of rain falling and rolling thunder does give many people a sense of peace. Ten hours of it will get […]

Busy Season Zen: Every ‘Dude’ From The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is a cinematic masterpiece. Fact.  Other films by Ethan and Joel Coen have been given awards but none of them will ever achieve the legendary cult following like TBL. It inspired a multi-city festival. Before there was "U mad, bro?" there was, "Calmer than you are." It spawned a philosophy for crying out loud.     […]

Busy Season Zen: The Swish Montage

March Madness begins this week, so it seems appropriate that today's BSZ have a basketball theme.  Although I'm not much of a basketball fan these days, I do enjoy the sound a ball makes when it goes through hoop in a perfect swish. Luckily, there I found a 2-minute montage of perfect (and some not […]

Busy Season Zen: The Twinkie Factory

There's something cathartic about watching confections silently go through their manufacturing process. Or maybe it's frightening? Or frighteningly cathartic?  Clearly, these sorts of things are important to you all; hopefully it gives you some peace today. [YouTube via r/factoryporn]

Busy Season Zen: Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball

Watching guinea pigs play basketball is infinitely better than watching any NBA game for several reasons. Among them: 1) Guinea pigs are adorable; 2) Quality of play;  3) No timeouts, therefore, no needless stalling until the end of the game; 4) Better music than you'll hear at any arena; 5) No Kobe Bryant.

Busy Season Zen: Classical Car Crushing

A couple of years ago, Car and Driver ran a 5-episode series on its YouTube channel called The Destruction Hour. As you might expect, it's just 60 minutes of cars being crushed at a junkyard. They do manage to get through quite a number of cars in one hour, however. It's a little tedious to […]

#BusySeasonZen: The Train Snowblower

Winter has not been kind. And with Punxsutawney Phil predicting 6 more weeks of chilling terror, we can only hope for the best. The following video is from Romania in 2012 and it shows just how slow progress can be when winter does its worst. The description says that the snowblower actually derailed a couple […]

Busy Season Zen: The Can Opener Bridge

We're going to take a different approach to Busy Season Zen today, as it's getting to that point where cute ducklings and cuddly kittens may not be doing it for you. Perhaps you've seen this video making the rounds, and if so forgive me. Actually no, don't, I don't care. 11foot8 is a site that […]

Busy Season Zen: Spend Three Hours on This California Beach

There's an adorable video going around of a kitten meeting some ducklings but we just did a duckling video so we'll be skipping that one this week. What we do have is 3 whole hours of ocean. No cute puppies, no sound effects, no comments. Just ocean. Sweet, calming, beautiful ocean. Enjoy.  

Busy Season Zen: This Hamster Looks a Lot Like You at Team Lunch

This busy season, you're probably going to be eating a lot of pizza. So much so that by the time busy season is over, you'll probably have a Walter White moment if anyone dares show you one more pizza. Since it's still early in the game, you'll probably find this little hamster eating a little […]

Busy Season Zen: Ducklings Playing in a Small Pool

With tax season officially upon us, you're going to need this now more than ever. Relax, hit play, and enjoy. Repeat as needed.

Busy Season Zen: Be a Happy Little Tree

While we were diligently combing through YouTube today, we realized that YouTube is kind of a sick place. Maybe it's our viewing habits but how difficult can it be to find a cute, soothing video to chase the busy season blues away? Enter Bob Ross. Yes, that Bob Ross. We should have probably saved this […]

Busy Season Zen: The National Zoo’s Baby Panda Playing in DC Snow

Last year, we tried to ease your busy season blues with cute, mind-numbing videos every Wednesday in a feature we called Busy Season Zen. We're getting an early start on it this year even though your agony hasn't quite started because all of us could use a distraction right about now. Feel free to bookmark […]

Busy Season Zen: Let’s Wrap This With a Little Dance

With Tax Day come and gone, we're wrapping Busy Season Zen for now. Yeah yeah, not all of you are in tax, and those of you that are still have extensions and amended returns and all that… we get it. If you guys want a weekly video of puppies or kittens or hot lava eating […]

Busy Season Zen: Cute Armadillo Bathtime or 3 Hour Norwegian Train Ride?

Sometimes you need more than just a cute, weird animal. So for this week's edition of Busy Season Zen, we're giving you not one but TWO video escapes. First, the armadillo. You may think it looks like a rat in armor but I think it's adorable. If that wasn't enough for you, maybe you'd like […]

Busy Season Zen: You Need This Fat Cat Exercising

You may have seen this one already as it's been around for a few years but just in case, we're sharing it because some of you are in the home stretch and need something not quite as strong as Xanax but stronger than some regular old cute kittens. Check it out. Warning: sound, and you […]

Busy Season Zen: Let’s Watch This Guy Shoot Easter Candy For No Reason

With Easter nearly upon us (for those of you still grinding away, that's the holiday where you might be able to lug a ham sandwich to the office and some HR airhead will leave a single Cadbury creme egg on your desk), this seems a fitting Busy Season Zen entry for this week. Let's see […]

Busy Season Zen: What Happens When a Can of Coke Meets Hot Lava?

Welcome back to Wednesday, which means yet another edition of Busy Season Zen. If you're having a particularly rough day, you can find past Busy Season Zen installments in the archive filled with more cuddly and cute than you can handle. This week, we're changing things up a little bit because why not? Let's see […]

Busy Season Zen: Check Out This Pokemon Thingy Getting His Mud On

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another installment of Busy Season Zen. How's everyone doing? Terrible, you say? Cool, me too. YouTube has been a bit wonky all morning (GET IT TOGETHER, GOOGLE) but we finally coaxed an embed code out of them for your viewing pleasure — if you can't see the video, […]

Busy Season Zen: Get Lost in This Milky Way Time Lapse

Lest you all get too comfortable with baby animals, we're switching things up a bit today. This one is a little long but also a lot soothing; just the thing to carry you away to another place in the midst of your busy day. Enjoy.  

Busy Season Zen: An Awkward Moment With a Wild Animal

Welcome back to Busy Season Zen, your weekly break from the madness. If you need a little extra zen in your life, feel free to swing by to say hello to the happy sea otter, playful pandas, clumsy penguins, and/or carrot-crunching bunnies. We've pretty much covered baby animals so we figured we'd do something a […]

Busy Season Zen: These Bunnies are Eating Healthier Than You

Try not to squee audibly, you might frighten your coworkers.

Busy Season Zen: Watch Your Step!

Welcome back to Busy Season Zen, our weekly break from the monotony of your miserable life. I swore after I fell on ice and broke my face a weeks back that I would never indulge in videos of people falling ever again because it most certainly wasn't funny when it happened to me (although I […]

Busy Season Zen: Pandas Playing

Even the most bitter, angry individual can't help but smile at the sight of little pandas having fun on a slide, even if this was potentially done for the entertainment of tourists while the pandas live out a life in captivity. Forget I said that, just watch. Aww. If you have a Busy Season Zen […]

Busy Season Zen: Let Your Cares Float Away With This Sea Otter Pup

I have no idea what took us so long but effective today, we're going to run a weekly Busy Season Zen moment for you to forget about your troubles and gently fade into a moment outside of yourself where there is no work, no annoying guy loudly yapping a few cubes down, no PCAOB inspectors, […]