Today: Some days you’re the bug.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]Some days you’re the bug, and some days you’re the windshield. Splat.

I probably should have warned you about this.

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Yesterday, I was running late, which seems to be the theme of the week, and was just about to make the bed and dash out the door, when our dog barfed all over our freshly laundered duvet cover.  Bugs are always going somewhere, are likely adverse to the odor of dogvom (aren’t we all?), they’re short and they eat weird stuff.  So.  Yesterday (and most days), I was the bug.  I broke not one, but two fingernails.  I paid $42.09 to gas up my tiny car.  I cried when I saw a homeless man’s shoelace break.  I got a paper cut from a Bed Bath & Beyond flier I was attempting to recycle.  I worked a 10 hour day and then had to host a 2 hour meeting. I was too lazy to run.  I had a stomach ache that could upend a cow.  I don’t even know what that means, but I am not going to delete it.

Yep, I was a big ol’ bug.

And then my sister reminded me (via gchat, from a law library not so far away) that I can control a bad day.  She suggested I listen to Mandy Moore’s “Candy.”  I didn’t, mostly because I try to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism.  I did, however, get her point.  With so much to be grateful for, it’s rather a waste to sit around moping (it’s okay to sit around mopping, though, that’s how floors get cleaned) about a few bumps in the proverbial road.

So today, even though I am wearing pantyhose (I’d like to schedule some face time with the person who decided these things were a good idea), I am going to check my attitude, swipe on some lip gloss, and pretend to be the windshield.  Except that hopefully I won’t unintentionally kill anyone/thing.

Also On Tap for Today:

Are you feeling like the bug or the windshield today?

3 thoughts on “Today: Some days you’re the bug.

  • May 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm
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    Your day sounds frightening similar to my day Monday. What is up with dog’s vomiting on freshly laundered duvets?! I have X square feet of hardwoods that are a million times easier to clean than my duvet. Why the duvet?! Okay… enough of my rant. But I like your outlook… rearranging focus always helps me too. Hope you were the windshield today!

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  • May 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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    I thought we were friends, but then you introduced me to cute overload and half my day disappeared.

    Kidding. I hope you’re having a better day today. When I’m upset, sometimes I listen to angry music/rap and sing along to it. Its therapeutic!

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  • May 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm
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    I totally listen to “Candy” whenever I’m down in the dumps and it totally, totally helps. Your sister is a she-genius. That and Wilson Philips radio on Pandora are a God send. :)

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!