Monday, January 05, 2009
Always Look at the Bright Side of Life
It's not just a Monty Python song, it is a great way to look at things.
If I was going to have a New Year's resolution, that would be it. It's easy to play. You can almost always find something positive about a situation if you think about it for a second or two. For example, on Wednesday night before my team got humiliated on national TV, I took this really cool photo of the atrium at the team hotel. And I had a great time before the opening kickoff. Which we kicked out of bounds, giving the ball to LSU on the 40. And then the second quarter happened and things got totally out of hand. But hey -- it's a really cool photo. And I drank enough that the actual details of the game are pretty fuzzy (also a positive under the circumstances, although I do remember LSU throwing long and trying a fake punt when they were up by 35 in the 4th quarter -- not too classy). But I'm over it now. Tech had a great 9-win season (including breaking the drought against Georgia) and I'm looking forward to next fall already.
Stuck in traffic? I'll be glad I'm not the one that had the wreck. Pulled every which way at work? Job security! Hate studying? At least this is the last test, and it will be all over by summer time. Tech basketball sucks? That's the only reason you were able to buy all those tickets. Cat kept experiencing a life threatening urinary blockage? Good thing he was adopted by those crazy cat people who knew what to do for him and could afford to get him the surgery to fix it!
So that's it! I'm not going to start working out or try to lose weight. I don't smoke, so I don't need to quit. I got out of debt years ago so that's off the list. I couldn't have a better job than the one I have now. No, this year I'm going to try not to be such a crabby assed bitch. Be more positive. Yeah.