We can all agree that the tragic death of the legendary Robin Williams has placed the entire country, if not the world, in a mild depression. The unexpected sadness that laid in his heart and mind will never be reconciled with the laughter he was able to bring to so many people. So in honor of a life that gave us so much good, I present the great things making me happy this week.
The Little League World Series Begins: I have several favorite times of the year, and they mostly revolve around sports—college football season, college basketball season, the time of year when college football season and college basketball season overlap, March Madness, and the end of August, which brings us the Little League World Series. I clearly have an obsession with amateur athletics, and you can’t get more amateur than kids playing America’s greatest pastime. Double elimination play starts today, with the American teams playing in one pool, and the international teams playing in another. The winner of each pool will play each other on August 24th. This is the event that has brought us countless stars, including my personal favorite, Todd Fraizer. It’s amazing. Get into it.
Meghan Trainor: My godson let me listen to this new song that he thought was “kinda weird” but that he secretly really liked, and I ended up LOVING it. It’s Meghan Tranor’s “All About That Bass,” and it’s basically an anthem calling for women (and men) to love themselves no matter what their size. It’s great. The video is adorable too.
The Weather: It’s about 70 degrees here in New York City, the sun is shining, and there’s not a speck of humidity in the air (does humidity come in specks?). It’s almost my favorite time of year, fall, where the weather is just cool enough for a sweater and a great pair of chocolate brown leather boots. I simply can. not. wait.