About par for the course….

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This morning, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  I woke up disgruntled and irritated.  Then I went to the bathroom and started to brush my teeth.  I noticed after I was done that I used the wrong toothbrush.  Yep, the wrong toothbrush.

I took my car in and a new oil pan is in order….something clinked it.  Great.

Next, I was just irritated for no reason then the story became a trickle down effect.  I was cussing up a storm just because frankly I didn’t care.  I read an article in the news that really aggravated me, someone said something that was just caddy, then out of no where it started to rain….again.

Original plans were as follows:
-Drop car off
-Finish my work and correspondence
-lunch
-Go drop groceries off at Herb’s
-Pick up samples and go home for the day

Made some email correspondence to pick up some samples and that ended up being one huge mess.  Came back from lunch.  I get an email….”hey we want to leave by 2pm so, please pick them up before that point!  Thanks, see you then!”  Left right away and I wrote down the wrong number, walked into the wrong place then, went to the chamber.  It was across the street so, that wasn’t bad.  Then, I knocked.  And knocked. I called my contact twice while there and no answer…then I got in my car and started back to work.  This wouldn’t have been such a bad situation if I didn’t have to drive 1/2 hour to get there and change my original plans around significantly.   Well she called me back and met me half way.  No real conversation was exchanged except for a thanks.  1 hour and a half of another later…I was finally off to visit Herb.

Pretty well sums it up! Image from: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/200438276-001/Stone

On the drive back into town, I had ripe bananas that were in the car stinking it up.  FYI, I was driving my dad’s car since mine was still in the shop.  My dad CANNOT STAND the smell of bananas…so I roll the windows down.  Then it started raining, so I roll the windows up.  This happened about 5 times.  By this time I am yelling at the skies above me “would you make up your freaking minds!!!  I am trying to avoid a PROBLEM here!?”  Then kept driving.  OH then I forgot!  MY CELL PHONE DIED.  Great.  Just great.

I proceeded to drive straight to work and had my sister drop me off to get my car then I drove straight to Herb’s humble abode.  No time wasted at all.  Herb calls with 2 seconds left of juice on my phone and I show up looking like I had been in a tornado.  Bananas and groceries in hand, no one really said anything.  I did see one of my favorite residence (he totally put me in a great mood) Jimbo who was pulling weeds and checking on his tomato plants.  He is such a kind soul.  He has terminal cancer and just is doing his thing.  Only a matter of time I suppose.  Upon talking to him, I zipped up to see Herb where the only prophetic thing I could say was “Holy Fuck”.  Yup.  That was exactly what I said.  He looked at me with his head turned to the side confused…then he repeated, “HOLY FUCK?, holy fuck??  Sit down lets talk about it.”

I explained my whole day and why it was just so crazy.  We were laughing so hard we were crying.  It was the perfect end to the day.  Then I flat-out told him I was on the rag (because this is the kind of relationship we have) and he just looked and said guys have their own cycle too.  Made me feel better.  He just knows how to cheer me up.  It was just what I needed.  Then we had to get him off to a hair apt. downstairs.  As we got into the elevator, he just repeated “holy fuck” twice under his breath and shook his head.  He was giggling.  I reminded him that was our little secret…hahaha.  Oh man did he get a kick out of that!

I love that man dearly.  I am so blessed to have a friend such as he!

OVER AND OUT HOMIE!

THE CatMan

Wardrobe Malfunction and a dose of Curls…

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So, several things have happened since the last time I posted.  A lot of serious things happening as well as light-hearted wonderful things.  I have compiled a list lessons I have begun to learn  🙂  I really wish you could see what I look like right now….hmmm….

Lessons learned:
1.  Love is hard.  Loving someone despite everything, thru anything, and over all is one of the hardest things I am learning at the present moment.  Loving someone aside from disrespect, aside from their inability to understand or love you back, and most of all simply just loving because you know you ought to is so tough.  GREAT lesson to learn.

2. Family maybe frustrating but, family is for life.  Blood is thicker than water and you’re not always going to like them but you always have to love them.

3.   It doesn’t pay to plan fully (certain things like getting a hotel room reservation, you know stuff like that is acceptable) because those plans will always fall through despite your efforts.  So what’s plan b?  Even if plan b presents itself last-minute, it will arrive in perfect timing.

4.  Safety pins save splitting zippers at formal events.  😉  But flip side, built-in air conditioner and the possibility of sticking yourself!  OPPS!

5.  Even when you feel like you are worth nothing to anyone always remember you are something to someone.  Who cares if it’s your dad….or your dog…or Herb.  You are still loved and someone is always proud or looking forward to seeing you.  Try not to feel under appreciated even though you run ragged.

6.  Learn the ins-and-outs of how your car works.  Car is leaking something and I cannot do anything about it until tomorrow…yay!

7.  Everything is made better when being surrounded by good company and booze.  What a great day it is when you can be in the company of old friends whom you love dearly but, might not get to see as often as you like.

8.  It is what it is and shit happens whether it makes it to the bowl or not.  On a figurative note, keep everything in perspective.  Life is messy.  Ask for gobs of patience!!

9.  Life can be really discouraging sometimes.  People are GOING to let you down.  It definitely pays to use Discover.  Keep on keeping on….keep on trucking.  People are there rooting for you, encouraging you physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…There is a HUGE support group just for you!!!  WAHOO!

10.  Don’t try to poke someone with a fork, because when they move they will claim that they tried to stab you.  Yep…this occurred at dinner none the less.  Why couldn’t it have been http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXVHITd1N4??????

11.  If your hair is curly and it’s humid….stop straightening and fighting them.  Be lazy and just buy the right product and let it go!  So what if it looks crazy?!

12.  There is always someone worse off than you: http://www.ksnt.com/news/national/story/Tornadoes-hit-Minneapolis-and-Joplin-at-least-one/6eaPtHSaqUGJ8kJmTIhYnA.cspx

13.  Binaca will NOT get you any dates, but it will give you great breath!  (ask Laugh-a-Lot about our bar excursion!  We were sober and going around asking guys if they wanted “fresh breath” all night!)  OH and don’t be afraid to tell a guy off (I had to…he looked at me like WTF just happened!  But, it got him out of our hair…note to creepers…the CatMan has no fear.

14.  Everyone needs a friend like Laugh-a-Lot…she is the only person I know that will go garage sailing (yes I realize it is “garage sales” but, you are moving so swiftly from one to the next such as she then you would be ‘sailing’…)and wear them on a regular basis all together…shirt, leggings, wooden $0.50 necklaces, and a leopard print bag just because she liked them.  This is why we love her dearly!  OH and looks like a collectomanic when she pulls her life out of her hand bag…”where’s my wallet again?”

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE:

15.  Accept challenges as they come with an open heart.  It will help you overcome them with greater ease and make you stronger!  SO BRING IT ON!!

xoxo
CatMan