Joy to the World . . .

I love that song. I am, of course, talking about the Three Dog Night song, not the Christmas carol. There are a lot of songs like that, the kind you grab a salt shaker so you have a mic and just belt it out while you dance your ass off. And every now and then one pops out of nowhere. I was watching the first episode of The Umbrella Academy, a fairly dour Netflix show about five damaged foster sibs coming home as adults to their father’s funeral, and out of nowhere came Tiffany’s cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Instant happiness and dancing in my bedroom although they really should have gone with the Shondells.

It’s right up there with the Sense8 karaoke of “What’s Going On?” And then of course, there’s this.

So how did you sing with happiness this week? (And if it was a real song and not just general joy, put it in the comments and we’ll get a happy playlist.)

Cherry Saturday, March 2, 2019

March is Women’s History Month. The worst part about women’s history is how damn depressing it is. The best part about women’s history is how damn inspiring it is. Here’s to all the women who fought the good fight, and all the women who are fighting now and will be fighting tomorrow and forever. We’ll bring down the patriarchy yet.