So you know this song, Happy, by the vampire Pharrell Williams? It was nominated for an Oscar for best song in a movie, Despicable Me 2. Let me tell you, I ABSOTIVELY POSILUTELY LOVE the song! I think it's one of my favorite songs in the whole wide world, and in fact, I wish I had heard it earlier because I would have wanted to use it in my wedding. The song just radiates joy in a world full of chaos. For just 4:08 minutes, you can forget that there are missing planes, warring countries, fuel scarcities that make ZERO sense, broken hearts, etc.
Did you know that the actual video is 24 hours long?! As in, Pharrell decided to make the video a 24-hour project and there are 24 1-hour videos from 12am to 12am on Youtube and on the 24 Hours of Happy website. Isn't that just genius?!
Now, for all the happiness from Happy, I have to make 2 confessions...
- Happy makes me sad. Why, you ask? Because I don't understand how Pharrell Williams made a 24-hour video of Happy without asking me to be in the video! I mean, I would have been the perfect candidate to have my own slice of Happy in the video. I would have skipped, twirled, danced, shaken my boobage and shown the world that I am happy!
- Happy seems to have a negative effect on me physically. Let me explain. About 5 weeks ago, I decided that I would watch Happy one hour at a time, everyday until I finished the whole thing. So I sat down jejely and started with the 12am hour of Happy. 30 minutes into it, I noticed that I was feeling pressure in my chest. It felt like there was a big load just sitting on my chest and I figured it was something I ate or drank. I turned off the video cos I felt really uncomfortable and decided to get some fresh air. A couple of hours later, the feeling was still there. Long story short, I had palpitations (meaning I could feel my heart beating in my chest) and I went to the clinic and found out that my heartbeat was irregularly irregular. I was given heart medication and told to stay off caffeine for one month.
I largely stayed off caffeine and took my medicine faithfully. 3 weeks into it, I decided to retry watching Happy, and guess what... palpitations - no joke. In fact, as I'm writing this post now, I'm feeling the pressure in my chest again and I'm not sure if it's because I drank tea or because I'm thinking about Happy.
This is as random as a post gets, but I felt like sharing. Enjoy my favorite video which makes me sick, literally.