Sometimes, things just go wrong. No matter how much you plan, practice, anticipate and coordinate, there are days when the juju just doesn’t work in your favor. Times when what you want most just isn’t meant to be. And even though Mick always warns us about these days, they still tend to sneak up and make you want to chunk your celebration champagne against a wall.
For a couple of weeks now, we’d been planning on going to dinner with some friends at one of my faves, and I was really looking forward to it. You see, I figured, since the Hurricane is almost a year old, my own personal grace period for extra-poundage is up. So I’m officially starting to work my arse off, literally, on Monday. But until then, I’d planned to eat well. And by well, I mean a lot of what I want. Hence, Saturday night dinner plans.
However, what I hadn’t factored in was that which everyone else was factoring…the other thing that was happening Saturday night. A game, so hugemongously big around here that everything stops and dinners get cancelled. And so it is, and so it was.
You should know that I laugh until I cry at least every other day…but…I can honestly say that I haven’t laughed as hard as I did tonight in quite a while. And I’m so very glad that I had no eye makeup on.
If you haven’t already, you really should see Little Miss Sunshine. The writing and the acting are fantastic, and wow is it funny. In fact, I’m laughing, as I’m typing, just thinking about it. And, as it turns out, tonight we need something to laugh about down here.
After all and amoung other things, this movie reminds us that you’re a winner if you show up and try. And that having fun is really just a matter of mindset. So, even if you’re an underdog, down by 17, or have to run your arse off to get the bus going or to fit in your favorite jeans, life is still very very good.