If you’re a university student you’re probably stressing hard right now. Heck, if you’re a human being you’re probably stressing hard right now. So here is a list of things I hope will put you in a good mood. They’re pretty weird, but so am I.
#1. First thing’s first, I think we should all live by these socks:
Fun fact I bought them the other day. Those are my feet. I own those socks.
(Make silly purchases. They make everything better.)
#2. My favourite joke:
Where does a king keep his armies?
In his sleevies.
#3. Pro tip: it doesn’t have to be your birthday for you to buy a birthday cake. The grocery store doesn’t ID you. So go live your life and eat your cake too.
#4. First Floor Generator by Freelance Whales is one of my favourite songs of all time, and one time they performed it on a New York subway platform. I don’t know why but I think it’s hella cool. Maybe you’ll agree. But maybe also not. I don’t know. JUST WATCH OKAY.
#5. How to draw:
Step one: Grab something to draw with and something to draw on.
Step two: Draw an enclosed shape. It could be a circle. It could be an oval. It could be a rhombus. Go with your gut (especially if your gut is shaped like a heptagon).
Step three: Give your shape some eyes. They don’t have to match.
Step four: Add some ears. They don’t have to be the ears of any specific animal. Just go with the flow.
Step five: Does your shape mainly feast on chocolate cake, or they more of a two-baby-carrot-limit kind of creature? Draw a body that suggests its dietary habits.
Step six: Draw on some legs. Make sure you seriously consider how tall and fast your shape will be. This will alter the course of its life forever.
Step seven: Finally, decide what emotional state your shape is in and draw the mouth in an expression that reflects that emotional state.
Congratulations, you have your very own THING. What’s a thing? Who knows. It’s whatever you made it. But it’s all yours. Now go have a lovely chat with your Thing about your life and your day. Those ears your drew make it a great listener. They also like to take naps on all your problems, which usually hides them for a while.
#6. I just found out today that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are going on tour together and if that doesn’t cheer your up then I don’t know what will.
#7. If you have a mac, open up PhotoBooth. If you don’t, grab your phone and put the camera in selfie mode. Or if you’re feeling old fashioned, look in a mirror. Then make a super silly face. And not the actually-trying-to-look-cute silly face, like a real-silly silly face. Take a picture. Here’s mine:
No shame no gain, right?
#8. Another joke:
What’s Witney Huston’s favourite type of coordination?
#9. If you are a Game of Thrones fan and have watched the newest episode with the Purple wedding, listen to this 8tracks playlist and weep at it’s hilarity.
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE EPISODE DON’T CLICK IT BECAUSE IT CONTAINS THE BIGGEST SPOILER AND I DON’T WANT TO BE THE PERSON THAT RUINED IT FOR YOU.
#10. You know how cute babies are?
One time you were a baby.
That’s pretty great.
#11. Go find a nice, cleanish stretch of carpet and lie down on the floor on your back for a bit. Just lie there. If you feel the impulse to fall asleep, go with it. You be you. The floor has the magical power of making you feel better. Don’t question it, just do it.
And hey, if you’re feeling down, just own whatever you do, even if it doesn’t exactly go well. Fake it til you make it, right?