Monday, January 22, 2007

When Life is Too Good

I've never wanted to be one of those people who is only creative when life sucks, because I really don't fancy going out and getting hit by a car just so I can blog. No, life is pretty good, and I'm doing everything in my power not to let stabillity become boring.

Work is proceeding again on "The Barington Encounter", a novel in progress which one day will be excerpted here. Yesterday I used up one of my last Christmas presents from my mother, and HSBC gift card, to buy the second season of "Chappelle's Show" and the first season of "Saturday Night Live" on DVD, came home and laughed my freakin' ass off. That's a pretty good way to spend an evening.

Also, I bought new headphones. If there's been a crisis in my life the last couple of weeks it's that the recent cold snap ruined my iPod headphones, which rendered my iPod unlistenable. I'd come to look forward to some tunes on my walks to and from work, and without them, well, it didn't really make much difference, except that when I want something I want it and I couldn't have it in this case. I suppose even a bad thing like this becomes a lesson in patience and forbearance (not to mention a restraint on my seemingly massive entitlement complex). I mean, there are children in Darfur who, in addition to not owning iPods (or the computers to load them or the CDs to supply them) are also being ethnically cleansed.

Also, not making New Year's resolutions really helps. Instead, I decided to make life resolutions, the main one of which is to celebrate what I have, not yearn for what I don't. While it's not always possible, it's at least probable, which is the next best thing (and not in a crappy Madonna movie kind of way).

So while it's currently rainy and grey outside, at least it's not as cold as last week. I may have no boyfriend but the love I have to give a man accrues to me instead. I'm 98% blessed, which is better than most people.

Plus, I just got a blog entry out of it, which makes me 99% blessed.
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