I went through a minor bout of depression last week, which made me feel kinda self-destructive, so I started drinking (soda) again and I ate a lot of ice cream (okay, honestly, that's the extent of self destruction) (I toyed with the idea of getting addicted to xanax, but since I didn't have any xanax at hand, my days of xanax-induced haze never happened) (i'm not even sure if xanax would have been the right drug to have gotten me through my depression) (should i have thought about getting addicted to zoloft instead?) (what's zoloft?) (the hardest drug i even have in my medicine cabinet is Tylenol PM, but I never even considered becoming addicted to that because that would have been a pretty lame addiction) (i mean, hello? Tylenol PM?) (who gets addicted to Tylenol PM?) (but then, it might be kinda funny to get addicted to Tylenol PM) (not that addiction is that funny) (but, you know, in the scheme of things, an addiction to Tylenol PM is a hell of a lot funnier than, say, an addiction to crack cocaine), but then I finally realized that the things that have been getting me down are largely out of my control. When my subconscious latched onto the idea of just letting it be, I started walking around humming that beautiful song by the Beatles (it was almost as if I spent a few days with the song draped over my shoulders) (like it was my favorite childhood blanket or something) and after sitting in the song for a couple of days, I'd like to report that I am now officially out of my funk.
Thank you John, Paul, Ringo, and last, but never least, George. Here they are singing Let It Be: (oh, and check out John's beard! it almost makes me miss mine!) (i said almost)
Three other things that helped get me the fuck outta my funk (if i ever write a self-help book, i want it to be called Get The Fuck Outta Your Funk):
1. This AMAZING rockstar dance video by OK GO, which has definitely made the rounds (BonBon first brought it to my attention, and then Sheila raved about it), but I have to post it myself as well because if, by any chance, you HAVEN'T seen it, well, YOU FUCKING HAVE TO WATCH THE HELL OUT OF THIS. Seriously. I dare you to watch this without breaking out into a big goofy grin. It's impossible. The time, the commitment, the brilliance, the energy, the love: it's all there. Watch it. Watch it again. And then watch it again. (I did.) Enjoy:
2. The fact the Derrick and Diem are doing so well on MTV's Fresh Meat. (How sad is it that reality television has the power to affect my mood so much?)
(The clip below is not from Fresh Meat. It's from one of the previous Real World/Road Rules challenges, but I just found it on youtube and I'd never seen it before and it kinda made me love Derrick even more.) (Because as awesome and rockstar as he is, I think he's really a dork at heart, which makes him even more rockstar.) (Or maybe he's just a drunk.) (But I still love him.)
3. and TJ Wilk, the hottest manny on the planet (just looking at these photos of him helps keep me out of my funk):