Sometimes YouTube is a beautiful place full of laughter and opportunity and kittens and communitychannel and other things that are good. Other times, YouTube has TERRIBLE ideas such as this new irreversible autoplay system that makes it nearly impossible to leave a comment and causes me to growl like a lion. You hear that, YouTube? Yeah, I'm talking to you. You've officially made it such an aggravating task to view my subscriptions that I've just spent the last hour halfheartedly watching old clips of Dave Chappelle. YOUTUBE, I DON'T EVEN LIKE DAVE CHAPPELLE. I wish I knew how to quit you.
Oh. Hello there, readers. I'm sorry you had to witness that. Just know that sometimes bloggers and websites fight, but it doesn't mean they don't love each other anymore. Let's change the subject.
My little "List the Things You Sensed Today" game ended up being more interesting than I'd planned; it was a pleasure to read your comments this morning. Apparently my food obsession goes beyond my inability to stop eating and my compulsive desire to look at photographs of cupcakes on Tumblr, because the descriptions of things you guys tasted yesterday had my mouth watering. Allison's stale iced brownie sounds pretty good to me. And I really avoid caffeine, but Pip's description of tasting "strong black coffee" with "the familiar scent of newsprint of [her] fingers after reading the Sunday New York Times" sort of made me want to try some. Also, commenter Katie smelled "midnight. Mixed with chlorine," and whatever that means, it sounds beautiful to me. You guys make words do pretty things.
On that note, I'll leave you with my Daily Senses. As per commenter Tom's request, I will also be writing a lot of normal-style blogs this month, and not always focusing on the smelling and the touching and the whatnot. I think it's kind of a fun edition, though. ANYWAY, HERE.
Today, I saw: This, posted anonymously. I stared at if for a good five minutes straight, feeling grateful that I was able to, indirectly, affect a human's overall happiness... and also this sort of bitter sadness.
Today, I heard: the dulcet tones of a past-his-prime comedian's vaguely sexist humor, simply because Related Videos were available and I was curious.
Today, I touched: a painful splinter. I spent the afternoon pulling up weeds in the garden for my dad, and while I didn't mind helping out, the side of my thumb now hurts whenever I press my spacebar too hard.
Today, I smelled: iced tea that my mom brewed, using fresh mint from our backyard.
Today, I tasted: my favorite dark chocolate, which comes in the most beautiful packaging and basically fills my entire mouth with a fraulein-maria-running-through-the-hills-singing kind of joy.
Once again, feel free to participate in my new August tradition by commenting with the things you sensed today. Similar to "Why is today awesome?" I think this will be a good way to take a little moratorium every evening in order to reflect on the parts that make each day special. I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday, and I'll see you tomorrow night. :)
Chipotle burritos this year: 22
Nail color: "Rogue Vogue," Maybelline (Discontinued) (Also, all over the sides of my fingers. I did a laughably bad job today.)
P.S. I hid that awesome robot link without discussing it because I figured it would be a special treat for the few of you who trusted me enough to not assume it was a Rickroll.