August 1, 2008

When we are no longer able to change a situation — we are challenged to change ourselves.

The one thing about six hour long drives is that it puts the brain into overdrive. One thing - oh how I love my iPod - 12 hours in the car with no repeats. Yes, I have that many songs and love that many songs. I'm diverse bitches. Somehow my random mixing of The Temptations, Frank Sinatra and Nirvana works for me.

"Life is a banquet and most fools are starving to death." That's a quote from Mame. I thought about that. I thought about that a lot. I'm still thinking about that. Are we starving on purpose or are we on just a steady diet of what we can afford. I live life as juicy as I can afford so I'm not really starving...there are days that I'm downright full to the brim.

Wouldn't it be nice if men wanted the same thing as women? No....not that!!! Then no one would be happy. *shakes head at her pervy friends* Well, it's sort of pervy related. According to a commercial I heard on satellite today - women don't want length, we want "girth and width." Too bad all we women with body image problems couldn't find men that want girth and width. Maybe then you wouldn't be judged by the size of your penis.

Which brings me to another issue. (Apparently all of this has been stuck in my head lately) Someone told me this week that she had a pre-emptive rejection. You know that kind - where a guy you wouldn't even consider dating tells someone else that he's not interested. It brings out the inner child, where you want to run up to that person and say "I wouldn't date you anyway asshat." The nerve. How do you deal with that - how do you let that person know they're an idiot without....well, looking like an idiot. Several scenarios were discussed but nothing rational came out of the conversation. Maybe she can just drop into the next conversation that she heard he had no "girth."

I drove to north Florida during my trip this week. There was much rain, much traffic and much of nothing there. I forgot my cell phone and didn't have GPS for the first time in a while. Luckily, my map reading skills remain very high and I found both properties. In the rain, I might add. I feel a little proud. Maybe some of the shots I took in the car will turn out - I think I caught this cool rain cloud coming towards me.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation — we are challenged to change ourselves." Isn't that just the hardest thing of all?


  1. So you also find yourself in some odd train of thought where one topic leads to another, that may be somewhat unrelated, and so on and so on until you find you're back where you started?

    Honey - on a good day (and with enough caffiene) I can manange half a dozen subjects in a 30-minute jog. :)

  2. funny how those damn trains of thought run back into each other. and it's odd how I can write blogs in my head while driving that never get to paper.

  3. I love those trains of thought. Mine are less like they're on tracks though and more like a runaway rabbit, skitting all over the place. When I run, I love the way my thoughts run with me.

  4. That whole "not interested" childish behavior thing has gotten me into trouble on more than one occasion. I try to MAKE him interested, even if I wasn't interested in him. *sigh* Calling someone an asshat is a step up from that. Of course, most people wouldn't end up spending four years with someone because the guy kept forgetting the names of ex girlfriends and I decided he'd never forget my name. *sigh*

  5. Well, I don't have any deep thoughts since I officially started my vacation an hour ago, but I'm sure I'll have lots of time for reflection as I sit in coach for 7 hours on my way to Anchorage.

    It is so interesting what thoughts run through your mind on long trips. The ability to be resilient and adapt to change is so very crucial. But, strong chicks like us got it down pat.

    And, it's all about the girth. :)

  6. @ foxxx - they are a lot better at running away to good places than they used to be.

    @ megan - I can remember those days and fight the difficult fight at taking the high road. the problem with that road is most jerks don't realize (or care) that you did.

    @GSG - enjoy vacation. take pictures (I know you will). and ain't that da truth! :)


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