Or: This is what the Internet was invented for.*
So yesterday's video got me in the mood for hearing/watching a bit of Toto, and this is what the Internet yielded:
OH MY GOODNESS. I had never seen this before, and I find it hard to believe that my life had been so incomplete. I dig nothing quite like a good 80s music video (Talking Heads and Michael Jackson are among my favorite pick-me-ups), and this one is amazing.
And thanks to YouTube, and its "Related Videos" links of genius, I also discovered this gem, another favorite song whose video I'd never seen, which is even better:
I laughed so hard that I missed parts of the video. The raw exuberance here is priceless. It's definitely a new favorite.
YouTube also linked me to this Dead or Alive video, which is fairly awesome in its own right, but does pale somewhat in comparison to the two embedded here.
A final awesome thing? Black beans and rice. Ellen makes this all the time, but for some reason I really don't. Tonight I didn't have plain yogurt and cilantro, as she usually does, but I did cook my brown rice with chopped onion, and I added the beans to sauteed garlic, cumin, and other seasonings. I topped it with asiago cheese and it was DIVINE. I realize that this may not sound like much to most people, and that I may appear to be in a rather superlative mood (as perhaps I am) but tonight, maybe because my neighbor and I survived an invigorating six mile run through temperatures in the teens and because I was really hungry, things are awesome. I ate most of a can of olives along with my beans and rice, as well as really delicious Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Strips. I got two pounds of organic avocados at the co-op yesterday for $4.99, and I wanted to eat those, but they weren't ripe yet.
That's what's called future awesomeness.
*I was going to say "...why Al Gore invented the Internet," but I like Al Gore and the claim that he invented the Internet is a malicious lie (even though it sounds kind of clever).