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Grover Waiter is a guaranteed mood-lifter

waiter grover at your service!

Got some bad news today that has shaken my mood severely, to put it mildly. But that's not the point of this post. The point of this is how to get out of it. Once when I was in an especially low and desperate emotional place, I called a friend. She was at a fancy dinner but stepped out to talk to me. After unburdening my heavy sadness upon her, she told me to do the following:

  1. Go to YouTube
  2. Search for Grover waiter
  3. Watch and feel better

And you know what? It worked! There's something about Grover's waiter character that is just the right combination of silly and fist-clenchingly annoying that it can cut through the thickest fog of darkness, even for just a moment, and put a smile on your face.

In the mood for some Oscar D'León

Reminds me of a dear friend and great dancer. The first salsa album I ever owned was a gift in the form of an Oscar D'León CD in 1999, and I used to rock it constantly, especially driving to Sophia's latin dance club in Boston from about 2000 to 2004.

For the homies who ain't here...