A lot of people don’t believe me when I say I still encounter racism in America in 2013, in Seattle of all places. But then you see this stuff about Miss America.
And then I think, “I didn’t really want to say, ‘I told you so’ that much after all.” Because wah. This is the terriblest.
The truth is that even though the People Are Dumb alerts are going wild right now, you have to remember the good in the world, and how we’re never going to get better without saying, “This shit happens, it’s not okay, and I’m here and alive and working hard to make it better.”
So, remember the acronym of happiness, CUP. What is CUP?
C is for cheese.
Eat some. If you don’t eat cheese, this can be broadened to any delicious foodstuff. It doesn’t even have to start with the letter C, like cronuts.
Cryogenically frozen Swedish fish? (You can’t actually tell the difference between cryogenically frozen Swedish fish and fresh Swedish fish, because they are MASTERS of the eternal foodstuff, so this one doesn’t make sense.)
The U stands for Unicorn. The P for pie.
Maybe pie and pills.
Just remember: Haters gonna be complex individuals with many issues to sort out so maybe just focus on surrounding your own life with as much happiness as possible, because peace and happiness are the best revenge.
And also? Congratulations, Miss America. You’re awfully brave. Pretty, too, but mostly? Brave.