I awakened in a VERY bad mood this morning, but now feel overwhelmed by things to love. I would like to credit the amazing Sociology Holiday Party playlist I made yesterday for my mood booster as it is 3 hours of my favoritest upbeat songs, each of which makes me want to dance and laugh and cry with joy.
So here goes...
1) Do you Realize?? by the Flaming Lips.
When Elizabeth and I bought tickets for the Flaming lips earlier this year, I really had no clue who they were, but, as Elizabeth is my music twin, I knew I would love them. Which I do. But this song in particular. And when they played it at the concert every time it modulated these two confetti cannons they had on either side of the stage would shoot a crap ton of colored confetti into the audience and the rainbow light thing on the stage would light up with every color in the world and I had a contact high from the guy smoking weed the row in front of us and I was with one of my dearest friends who had bought me a canned 40 of hard lemonade (because she remembered beer hurt my tumtums) and so of course I cried for joy!!!
2) Oatmeal made with milk and honey.
I eat this for breakfast almost everyday. And it is delicious EVERY DAY.
3) Elizabeth Bowler's face.
4) My chunky belts.
Last week I was having a most difficult day, so everytime I would get sad I would remember the beautiful chunky belts I had at home. Here is a collage displaying their awesome.
When I was a child I didn't know what a collage was. And they talked about collages all the time in my Babysitter's Club books. Apparently the key to being a good babysitter is collages. Anywho, whenever I would see the word "collage" I would read it as "college" and would be very, very confused. She's going to make a college with the kids she babysits what?
5) The Beach Boys.
Who doesn't love the Beach Boys? Hitler probably.
6) Zumba with Travis.
Actually just Travis in general. Although I really enjoy our Zumba classes. Like A LOT.
7) Corn Tortillas.
My brother taught me how to heat up Corn Tortillas on my gas stove pretty easily, and, though they make the kitchen smell like burning, they are pretty delicious with Hummus. Or with cheese. Or with pretty much anything.
8) The Boston Pops Version of Sleigh Ride.
OFF. THE. HOOK.
I particularly love the middle part where they BREAK IT DOWN.
And that's that.