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12 Feb 2019

Here Are Some Random Paragraphs.

Written by sally @ 10:33 am — Section: sally

I had a dream recently that I was telling someone this story, so here you go. I am literally making my dreams come true, just like Laverne and Shirley! That guy’s Facebook posts continue to entertain me, but he has gone blonde and it’s not that cute.

Speaking of Laverne and Shirley, I was just reading about Cyndi Grecco, who recorded “Making Our Dreams Come True,” and how she also recorded the theme song for another Happy Days spinoff called Blanksy’s Beauties that did not take off.

I love a dumb project no one cares about, so I have endeavored to tweet the entirety of the 1892 comic novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. Why? I don’t know. I haven’t read ahead and so only know what goes on as I’m tweeting. Since it’s in diary format, I post one entry a day. It’s really taking off: I have FOUR followers. Follow me at @pooterdiary if you want to be the fifth. (The nobody’s name is Charles Pooter.)

WELCOME TO SALLY’S SELF-HELP CORNER. ON TODAY’S EPISODE, WE’LL TALK ABOUT EMOTIONS.
I’ve read a lot of self-help stuff lately (see also: midlife crisis) and the single best piece of advice I have learned and am attempting to apply to myself is to just let an emotion be without reacting to it. Feel sad? Don’t kill it with distraction. Feel overwhelmed? Don’t run away into the hills. Feel happy? Dear lord, enjoy it. It requires a level of self-awareness that is extremely difficult to maintain, but I’m trying it, and so far, I’ve found that if I just acknowledge that I feel terrible/everything is awful, it will pass. Whereas if I DO something in response, or try to make it go away, it’s just going to come back and get me later, with interest. Is this…is this what healthy people have been doing all along?!
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT EPISODE OF SALLY’S SELF-HELP CORNER, WHERE WE’LL DISCUSS HOW THIS EPISODE MADE US FEEL, BUT WE WON’T REACT TO IT.

There’s a miniseries version of Howards End on Amazon Prime right now. Apparently I’ve gotten it confused with Sense and Sensibility. Sisters, a house, etc. All I remember is that someone may or may not get crushed by a wardrobe at the end. I’m only an episode in so I’ll have to report back.

Speaking of Amazon Prime, yesterday an important item arrived. I ordered some of those little triangle things you stick on your wrinkles and I tried one out last night. While I didn’t awake 30 years younger (ok, thank god for that), for a couple of hours this morning I had a furrow-free forehead! I call this a $15 temporary success story.

It’s fitting that I have returned to blogging about boring things just in time for theohreally’s 15-year anniversary!

One Response to “Here Are Some Random Paragraphs.”

  1. Suzanne said:

    Happy 15th anniversary! And I am eager to hear about your experience with those wrinkle patches. I have had a box of them in my Amazon cart for… years. I just can’t seem to pull the trigger on ordering them.

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