You may have noticed I’ve been a bit silent lately.
You may not.
You may have noticed and have been grateful.
If you were grateful, unsubscribe right now. You don’t need that kind of nonsense in your life.
Still here? Great. Moving on.
I’ve been pin-ball-bouncing between being unreasonably busy at work and unreasonably depressed at home. And having some crossover between the two, since, let’s be honest, work and home are never completely separate because we are holistic beings.
Consequently, zero energy for blogging to be had. Including today, really. But, in the interest of your well-being, as well as my commitment to blogging consistently, I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’ve been learning lately:
- If you get something on your car fixed, and then hear weird noises from your car, and take it back and the mechanic fixes it and says you’re all set, just say, “Thank you!” and drive away. (The other option? Asking him what he did, exactly, to fix it. Because he may respond with, “Oh, your muffler was knocking into that bar thing, so I just bent the bar down a little bit so it wouldn’t hit together. No big deal.” Which, in case you didn’t notice, is not exactly confidence-inspiring. And makes you question the wisdom behind the $177.53 that you spent in the first place. So just shut your mouth and put the car in drive.)
- Tying your shoes while you are sitting on the toilet is not a good idea. (Don’t be one of those people who doesn’t believe me and has to try this at home. Just trust me. Especially if it’s an automatic-flush situation, there is way too much potential for bad things to happen. Your shoelaces can wait another 30 seconds. It’s best for everyone.)
- If you’re getting a haircut and then going directly to work for the rest of the day, take a change of clothes just in case. (Otherwise, you may end up with a hair stylist that doesn’t understand how to tighten the cape thing, and ends up just basically shoving your cut-off hair down your shirt the entire time. If this happens, the itch-factor will be unbearable. You will be forced to stop at Target on your way to work, grab a bunch of shirts and buy them all because you don’t have time to try them on, and then wear all day the first one that fits, later to be informed by your roommate that you look like you’re wearing a tent. And I’m willing to bet that this isn’t even the worst-case-scenario. It’s probably just a not-great-case-scenario. Save yourself. Take an extra shirt.)
I hope those are helpful to you, and that your Friday is free of all unexpected and unpleasant experiences.
Good luck out there, my friends. It’s a rough world.