Something extraordinary happened to me today. I was poking around on Ravelry, and this lady posted a thread. Doesn't matter what it was about, doesn't matter who it was. Basically she was being preachy and judgy and bashing on her daughter, and I tried to play devil's advocate and gently told her that maybe she didn't fully understand the situation and was being premature. She got a bit nasty at the fact that she wasn't receiving a bunch of warm fuzzies, and I said, "Well, dude... look at what your original post sounds like." And her response, I shit you not, this total stranger on the internet said to me, "And how do you sound, you ugly fat bitch? Why don’t you go on a diet?"
I could have gotten upset, I could have crumpled, but if I'm honest, I was tickled PINK about this. It was just so hilariously over-the-top that I sat there and laughed my ASS off until tears were streaming down my face. Person after person sent me private and public messages of support, and I struggled to respond coherently while I was hiccupping with laughter at this poor pathetic woman thinking she was going to hurt me with words that meant *nothing*. They meant nothing because she doesn't know me, doesn't know my life, doesn't know my struggle, and certainly doesn't know my heart. She was just a bitter, angry person lashing out at the first thing she saw.
I swear, I spent most of the day laughing about this, and my stomach is still a bit crampy from laughing so much (it felt awesome!). So then this evening, I've spent a couple of hours looking up videos on youtube in the hopes of creating the best playlist ever for when I'm walking on the treadmill, doing yoga, or just want to feel awesome about myself. The list is a work in progress, certainly, as I'm sure I will add many songs to it over time, but this is the list as it stands today. That video at the beginning of this post? That's the kicker. Right there. I am feeling GOOD. And I want to keep feeling good. If you're in the mood, jump in on the comments and suggest your own feel-good song. No arguing about questionable musical tastes (heck, there's a Taylor Swift video on my list that I only love because someone did a screaming goat version of it that's HILARIOUS).
1. Stronger - Kelly Clarkson (I cry like a baby every time I hear this song because it's just that awesome).
2. Raise Your Glass - Pink
3- Firework - Katy Perry (yes, I like Katy Perry! Granted, this is one of like, TWO Katy Perry songs I know LOL)
4- Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves (the original 80s feel-good song!)
5- Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 (seriously.... who doesn't love Mick Jagger?)
6- Alice (Underground) - Avril Lavigne (loved this song since Alice in Wonderland came out!)
7- Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé (I may have a thing for Michael Bublé...)
8- I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift (seriously, search YouTube for Trouble Goat)
9- Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (go on, laugh. It's catchy and it makes me feel good!)
10 - Falling for You - Colbie Caillat (great song I discovered during my time at Michaels)
11- Whistle - FloRida (I know, it's terrible, but so damn catchy!)
12 - Gangnam Style - Psy (I LOVES GANGNAM STYLE!)
13 - All Will Be Well - Gabe Dixon Band (you NEED TO LOOK THIS UP. SERIOUSLY. GO.)
I'm kind of tempted to add All By Myself, because this version from Glee is the most hilarious thing ever:
But since the song itself is kind of hilariously depressing on its own, I will not add it to the list (besides which, it's cheating to add a song just because of a 4-second clip of Emma Pillsbury sobbing to it). Something by Adele has to be added, but there's nothing up-tempo enough that isn't mind-numbingly depressing yet. Maybe now that she's a mom.
So seriously, time to get some comment action around here. What's your favorite feel-good song? :D (PLEASE COMMENT *whine*)