Date: July 1

When Whitney Houston passed away semi-unexpectedly, we cried. We cried because of who she was and the moments her songs took us back to; because it showed how precious (and precarious) life is, and how easily it could all slip away. We cried because being at the top apparently didn't mean as much as we thought it did, because it made us question the definition of success. We cried because she was a mother and a daughter.

The fact is, it's not embarrassing to have emotions nor to show them. What is embarrassing is to have dirty overgrown nails at a major television event. I mean, in 2012, Soulja Boy can't be blamed for not thinking that anyone would be paying attention to him, but really: he should've worn mittens or something.