My nephew Diego came by my office yesterday to interview me about People Power 2 for his Civics class, and I have to say, it made me feel kind of ancient.
Especially since I mistakenly thought he was asking about the FIRST People Power Revolution — which I then had to grudgingly admit I was old enough to attend too.
Hey. I was a TEENAGER, okay?? Shut up.
You crazy kids. Why you keep making me feel so old?
It’s just like that time when I went to my nephew Jake’s graduation party and I was all “Cool! Goodbye High School, huh?” — just to discover I was sadly out of touch with reality and the passage of time.
WTH, man?? What’s up with that?? Isn’t he supposed to be 16 or something???
KIDS. They’re like the worst reminders of aging EVER. Quit growing already. It’s like I have one standard greeting for every kid I see these days.
Especially since remembering all their names is too much of a challenge for my failing memory.
I guess time just seems to pass more slowly when, like me, you don’t have any kids of your own and you spend most of your time with adults. Especially if - again, like me - your adult friends are just as juvenile.. err, young at heart as you are.
And that’s the thing I’m realizing about aging. You never really get old INSIDE. It’s the external things that remind you that the clock is ticking.
But what the hey. I love them anyway. :) Kids rock.
They may make me feel old, but when I really think about it, I don’t really mind all that much. Because their wide-eyed enthusiasm for life is so refreshing and contagious that without even knowing it, they also keep me young.
So thanks for that, kiddos. Rock on.
Have a fab Friday, folks!
So yeah yeah, we all know I’m not a big V-Day fan but it’s not like I have a heart of STONE or anything, so of course I’m going to celebrate it with my husband. I even drew him a couple of cards:
But now that I look at them… hmmm. Maybe not. (Get out of my head, Rita Rudner.)
I’ll should probably go out and buy some chocolate. :)
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
UPDATE: I gave him the “Mr. Right” one anyway. He loved it. :P
I was feeling just a teeny bit old and birthday blues-y this morning…
.. so I did that thing again where I look for quotes to cheer me up. And I found this!
It made me feel so much better! I mean hey.. I have talents. I’m totally creative. I’m so equipped to defeat age’s annoying ass!
You’re really only ever as old as you think you are.
So thanks, Sophia! No more blues. I’m off to find the fountain.
Have a great weekend, folks!
I’ve started this new personal productivity campaign called No-Excuse November. Basically it’s an attempt to wake up with a smile every morning and go be productive, no matter what. Because really, sometimes it’s a major effort.
So every time I’m tempted to just hit the snooze button and pull the covers back over my head, I try to motivate myself with inspirational quotes — and for some reason I always end up using these Regina Brett quotes my mom sent me years ago. Like this one…
Of course, getting out of bed is just the first step. Being the creatively lazy person that I am, I’m perfectly capable of coming up with all sorts of excuses to delay my day of productivity… especially when I’m feeling a little down.
So BAM! I hit myself with another Regina Brett quote…
Damn you, Regina. Why you so wise?
Okay FINE. So once Regina makes me feel all ashamed for yowling about stupid things like feeling fattish, Mercury Retrograde, acquiring a new hater, and “OMG what is with this blazing summer heat in November??” she hits me with one more as she pushes me out the door.
And as reluctant as I am to listen, I know she’s right — so I finally go off and attempt to be awesome and productive.
It’s kind of working so far, so thanks a lot, Regina Brett (my imaginary life coach)!
No-Excuse November! It’s a thing. Come join me, if you like. :)
Do you have any quotes that help you get moving when you feel like slacking off? Please share! I may have to fire Regina at some point, so gimme more ammo!
Have a productive day, people!
Rest in peace, Nora.
The world will miss you, but your words and work will forever live on.
I actually love motivational quotes… especially when they’re drawn out in pretty fonts and designs so they look all frame-able and Pinterest-worthy. But some really bug the hell out of me…
Especially those ones that talk about “dancing like no one’s watching...” or ”dancing in the rain…”
Sorry, I don’t know who the original source is… believe me, it isn’t me… because even after I dressed it up in colors and scripty writing…
All I can say is BAH!!!
I don’t know why this dancing in the rain quote annoys me so much. Could be because I’m not the world’s best dancer…
But no, I don’t think that’s it.
I think the reason is that I just think it puts stupid ideas in your head. I mean this whole “learning to dance in the rain” plan sounds pretty good, right? All romantic and profound and hopeful and shit?
So off you go, thinking it’s so freaking awesome to go and dance in the rain!!! And you think it’ll be like this!!!
When actually it’ll look more like this…
And then you’ll end up like this…
Like I said.. STUPID IDEA.