Here I am staring at your perfection;
In my arms, so beautiful
The sky is getting bright, the stars are burning out
Somebody slow it down; this is way too hard
'Cause I know, when the sun comes up I will leave
This is my last glance; that will soon be memory
~ “Daylight” by Maroon 5
“My tummy hurts. I blame K-shrub. She introduced me to Quaker Honey Graham OH’s cereal. It’s very addicting. I have consumed 10.5 oz. of the stuff over the past 24 hours. I couldn’t help myself. I brought the half full box to work and now all the cereal is gone. I ate it; all of it. “ – written last week
I suppose I will just continue where I left off since I haven’t been writing much anyway. For those of you who have expressed worry over my lack of writing, please put your minds at ease. I have just been fighting a cold, a busy work schedule, and an epiphany. Yes, I have been fighting all three of those things. The cold is the easiest, thus far. It merely consists of an earache and some sniffles. Those are easy obstacles to conquer.
The work schedule has been really hectic. It appears that “keeping the lights on” is far more time consuming than one would think. Still, if I just keep my head down and continue working at an aggressive pace, things will surely slow down eventually.
The epiphany is an entirely different beast altogether. Let’s start with today’s horoscope:
“You might feel somewhat uncomfortable with your irrational mood swings at work and stemming from a love life dilemma today. as the emotional Moon visits your analytical sign. Avoid any tasks that require high levels of concentration, for you may not be able to prevent your mind from wandering now. Even if you want to take the day off, you're unwilling to disappoint those who depend on you. However, scheduling short breaks throughout the day improves your ability to focus on the work at hand.”
I do not enjoy when my behavior (and emotional state) create irrational and circular thinking. Lately, the stars have been aligned against me behaving logically.
Hahaha, okay, this e-mail just cheered me up. . . ready for this? I cut and pasted the first paragraph so that you could see it, typos and all. Read on, then I will tell you why I found this to be so amusing. . .
“It was great having you in class, and that you were so dedicated yo meeting your health and fitnesss goals! The path to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle can really be a challenge, so we want to try and make things as easy as possible for you. Yes, it is a New Year and you probably have new goals to attain. We want to help you stay committed and focused on those fitness and health goals.”
I will not name the establishment; but can disclose that the focus is on cardio kickboxing and martial arts. My issues with this e-mail are a plenty. Why do companies send out e-mails that have not been checked for basic spelling and grammar errors? I generally refuse to give a company a second look when this happens. The typos, however, are not why I laughed so heartily at this e-mail. I laughed because the encouraging words shared above were clearly meant for someone else. Don’t misunderstand. . . I went to the place and worked out … ONCE.
It kicked my tail and the weather was cold so I never went back. Lame, I know. I was not at all dedicated. BUT – this guy said I was. . . and he ONLY said it because he wants my money. I know this because he never once e-mailed me to find out why I didn't return. Therefore, I am NOT going to return EVER. . . NEVER EVER.
But, I do need to lose 6 lbs. in 3 weeks. Anyone have a plan that is easy to follow and doesn't require me to stop drinking Diet Coke? If so, submit your suggestions.
PERSONAL NOTE: “Hello, madam.”
CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: Game Over.