take a sad song and make it better Okay, so if …

take a sad song and make it better

Okay, so if you’re anything like me, you’re driving up to school at 7 a.m., bleary-eyed and yawning because yesterday consisted of this: driving from your hometown to Sacramento, working until the afternoon, and driving from Sacramento to your hometown to Berkeley to San Francisco to Oakland to your hometown. And you’re stressed and highly bitter because it’s one day before the event and your printer is out of ink and your ISP is down and you need to be checking and replying to last-minute event-related emails and this is no time for your internet to not be working. So you’re listening to the Beatles’ album “1,” yawning so hard your jaw’s about to dislocate, and wondering how the hell they manage to sound so damn exuberant and happy even when they’re singing depressing songs.

Don’t worry, kids, I have the perfect solution:

One way to wake yourself up properly and get your day off to a nice start is to turn up the volume on “Hey Jude” and sing along towards the end,

“Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude

Na na na na-na-na, na-na-na hey Jude…”

at the top of your lungs. Loudly, okay. This is the important part. Once the song finishes, press the “repeat” button and start the song over again. I said, sing loudly. Repeat the process for however long it requires you to start giggling the rest of the way to school. Keep giggling and/or smirking whenever the song pops into your head at random moments throughout the day.

Hey, it works, okay.

Stop looking at me like that.

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