Brian and I often chat online while he’s at work and I am at home eating muffins. He likes to check in on me to make sure I know just how much he loves me more than he loves designing planes (which is marginally, but I’ll take it).
Last week, he begins his daily chat with this:
B – Dude. I’m a genius. I have something for your blog.
Now, usually Brian rolls his eyes when I declare this is going on the blog! so, at hearing this, my interest was definitely piqued.
Me – What?
B- Check your email.
I checked my email, starting reading, and began laughing to the point of crying.
Me- Did you write this?!
B- Yes. I’m so proud of myself right now.
He had written very special alternative lyrics to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. Before I get any more specific, allow me to back up and give some background. Most of you know I enjoy a good poop
joke. Jamie Lee Curtis really doesn’t lie – when your colon feels good, you feel good. It’s really that simple.
Now, my colon has a history of having a rough time (or not having one, as the case may be). Yet another parallel between my cancer experience and this pregnancy is that constipation has been an ongoing challenge, and that’s putting it very delicately. I’ve been working with my doctor and trying various remedies, and we may have found a regimen that doesn’t leave me feeling miserable every day. On Mothers Day, of all days, I was given the best gift ever – an empty colon. I was singing in the bathroom when I heard Brian sing back.
Me- Sing that again! What was that?
B- …because happiness is a poop!
Me- You’re so right. Sometimes happiness is a poop!
And unbeknownst to me, this idea grew in Brian’s head, and instead of designing planes, he rewrote the lyrics of Happy to describe a particular brand of happiness.
In B’s words, it is something for pregnant women to sing when they’re constipated.
He gets me so well.
So please, play the video whilst following along with the new lyrics. We hope you find it as amusing as we did.
Crapping by Pharrell Williams and Brian