Things making me happy today:
1) My Husband!!!
Rather an obvious choice, but also the best. Being a newlywed is ridiculously fun. :D
2) NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour
I don’t know how I hadn’t found this podcast ages ago, but I’ve been downloading past episodes for two weeks now and feel rather like the first time I discovered “In Our Time”: blissful.
Their end-of-show round-up of happy things was also the direct inspiration for this post.
3) Snark about the World Cup
I’m a fan of hockey, ND football, the Final Four, and – especially this time of year – Wimbledon. All this hullabaloo about football/soccer leaves me slightly cold. I didn’t like playing soccer as a youngster. It involved a lot of pointless running and no racquet and/or lay-ups. The oranges brought by parents in tupperware at half-time were the only perk.
Therefore, I am very happy whenever there is an article or post or tweet or something brilliant yet subversive that tries to chip away at the FIFA juggernaut. The best thing I’ve seen in the past seven days was this article from The Guardian. I will definitely take Napoleonic mayhem and warfare over fake injuries any day of the week. The fact that it centres on 1990s-era Sean Bean is pure yet delicious coincidence.
4) Francis Underwood.
5) Air Conditioning
It is entirely too hot in Montreal these days. I know, I know — I just finished complaining about how cold it was for the past nine months, but I’m just difficult that way.