10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Some of these won't apply to you, but #10 applies to us all as human beings.

10.) Nicolas Cage as Miley Cyrus in the "Wrecking Ball" video

Kim sent this to me and I have no idea what to make of it. I can't stand Miley Cyrus and wish she'd disappear. However... this. This. Jesus.

9.) The new Washed Out album, "Paracosm."

It's a gorgeous experience. I don't think I like it as much as "Within and Without," but I definitely am enjoying it. This is, in my opinion, the best track- "All I Know." It's like a less bombastic sequel to "Amor Fati."

Ernest Greene is such a talented guy. He makes music from a genuine place, and I appreciate that.

8.) I'm writing a lot again.

I'm almost done with a short story and I started this blog, which has been incredibly therapeutic  Every time I have written something, I have felt a lot calmer. Except the one entitled "Her." That one hurt. 

7.) Getting in back touch with old friends.

I've seen a lot of people I haven't seen in ages, and I've started talking to some people again who I really missed. I like getting back in touch with people. To realize they still care, it's incredibly sweet and affirming.

6.) "Portlandia."

When does this show start again?!?!?

5.) Fiona Apple on a Chipotle ad About Sustainable Farming

Okay: This also scurred me. 

4.) The Fact My Coworkers Care About Me

Seriously: I see these people everyday, and they genuinely do care. I have certainly not always been that fortunate.

3.) Working Out.

I only started, to be honest, because I was scared I let myself go. But, besides my more shallow reasons, I don't have any plans to stop because exercising does really make you feel better.

2.) This article.

It's worth a read. I was kind of bummed today until I took it into consideration.

1.) Guinea Pigs.

Having an animal (or animals) around is definitely a comfort, even if they do poop ... a lot.

I hope things are going well for you, anonymous Internet visitor.