Trolling, part 1

It’s National Coffee Day which is great if you like it and can score a free cup of joe. If you’re like me, it means another day I don’t get free tea. I started seeing all these mugshots and shout outs to coffee and I felt a little excluded. 

Like a true millennial, I grabbed my tea mug, stains and all and decided to share my excellent shot on the ‘Gram. While I planned to be snarky no matter what, a new thought hit me: trolling. 

I was mainly going to focus on the nastiness of coffee and my mug, but inspiration hit and instead I made it a rant about how I wouldn’t put anything so toxic into my temple and I only drink tea, and followed with some choice hashtags like vegan, fitspo and no preservatives. 

Instagram did not disappoint. 

Within a minute of posting, I had three likes from accounts that don’t follow me and use “vegan” or “healthy” in their description. Excellent. 

As you can see in the photo, we’re up to the magical 11 and only one is from a friend. I even hashtagged sarcasm at the end but it didn’t deter the people for the ethical treatment of animals. 

Some of my friends called out the fact that I literally consume anything, but I argued with how it’s all locally sourced and vegan organic. I can’t break character. That’s how you fail at trolling. 

To clear things up, I posted a selfie later with my sister where we’re stuffing Taco Bell into our faces at the movies because that’s what we like to do. 

I have a balance between the good and bad because I firmly believe life is too short to avoid sugar completely. When you die will you be happy you never ate a donut? I don’t think you can take that six pack to Heaven. 

It’s good to be healthy and take care of yourself, but life is for real too short to only eat chicken and broccoli. No gains are worth the sacrifice. Yes, God gave us food for sustenance but he also made it good. While that isn’t an excuse to constantly binge, it’s certainly a reason to enjoy. 

So throw the curtains wide, one day like this will see me right 

Full disclosure: I’m not an artist, just a lover of words and the magic they create. This is probably obvious given the above doodle, but I wanted to clarify in case you thought it was here because I’m so *talented*

Do songs ever infect you? With one listen, everything makes sense. It explains the feels you can’t articulate and creates a longing for something deep in your soul. You want to share it with the world so they can understand, but it also remains a secret key to your soul. 

I love music and the power it can have to affect your mood, your day, etc. Some songs exist just for fun, but the soul punching ones are my favorite. 

Right now, that song is “One Day Like This” by Elbow. It’s a fall staple for me, although truly the greatness could transcend through every season. 

It’s basically an ode to being in love and how it makes you feel. It isn’t overly eloquent, but it captures the emotion. The chorus is “cause holy cow, I love your eyes/and only now I see the light/yeah lying with you half awake/oh anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day”

The song sounds almost like fragmented thoughts of someone trying to express his thoughts to the one he loves. You can picture two people in bed and him just overwhelmed with love in this moment, knowing one day like this is all he needs.

Now I’ve never been in love with a person (only life), so maybe I’m not the authority, but this song is how I want it to feel. 

Holy cow, I love your eyes.