Monday, February 21, 2011

Life Is Too Short...

Secret Agent Woman decided life is too short to wear ugly underwear as well as a few other things.  I liked reading her list so I thought I'd generate my own (though there may be some crossover).

LIFE IS TOO SHORT...

1. To wear uncomfortable underwear:  There was some debate as to what constituted ugly underwear with a great many folks opining in favor of thongs.  I floss my teeth, not my rear-end.  I think thongs are miserably uncomfortable and feel like a perpetual wedgie.  I wear undies that cover my butt or I go commando.

2. To eat crappy chocolate:  Some folks turn up their noses at Hershey's.  I'm not that big of a snob but the nasty, waxy, no name, super sweet, cheapo chocolate that is sold at about $1 a half ton in appropriate seasonal wrappers for various holidays is just not worth it.


3. To fail to tell people you love them: Really, it is.  Not to be macabre, but you don't know when you say goodbye to someone if it will be the last time you speak or not.  If you love someone tell them and show them...often.


4. To spend time watching "Reality TV": Seriously, go out and live your own life rather than watching a bunch of spray tanned bimbos and jerks jumping in and out of bed in drunken hazes.

5. To be a meticulous housekeeper:  I like my mom's motto.  "Clean enough to live in, dirty enough to be happy."  I can't live in filth and complete disorder but I'm not going to drive myself insane making sure the place is clean enough for surgery and looks ready for a House Beautiful photo shoot.


6. To wear uncomfortable shoes:  Sorry, I don't care how great a pair of heels make my calves look.  If they make my lower back feel like I'm 85 years old the calf effect ain't worth it.  And if they squeeze my feet or slop around on my feet I'm not interested in them even if they are flats.

7. To plod through a book I hate: It used to be all but impossible for me to not finish a book I started but wasn't enjoying.  I felt guilty.  Not any more.  There are too many books I really want to read and if the one I am in the middle of truly stinks, forget it...I'm putting it down and moving on.


8. To not play:  Yes, we have to work.  We have to be responsible.  We also need to cultivate some exuberance and joy.  We need it to recharge our batteries.  Keep crayons and a coloring book or doodle pad at your desk.  Play shadow tag on a walk with the kids in your life.  Start a snowball fight.  Play on the swingset.  Skip.  Have you veer seen an unhappy person skip?  I bet not.  The two states are incongruous.  I think the next time I get in a bad mood I may try skipping just to see if it works as a cure.  I bet it will.


9. To worry about whether or not people think I'm nuts for skipping around:  See above.  It's also too short to worry about the opinions of others in general where it concerns matters of personal taste.  If it causes no harm then why get uptight about it.  See also, posts on whether or not I should dye my hair.


10. To stop learning:  There's so much out there to know.  Aren't you curious about it all?  It's sort of amazing.  I always want to know more.  The one massage therapist at work says I'm her only patient who consistently wants to know the names of the muscles she is poking on.  (She doesn't have to know it's so I can more accurately poke the voodoo doll...just kidding...sort of).  I like non-fiction books.  I like trivia.  I like seeing how it all fits together.  the world is endlessly fascinating.

So now I want to know, what do YOU think life is too short for?

18 comments:

EmBee said...

To spend it cursing at the snow... Grrrr, Damn you SNOW!... Sorry, that just slipped out.

Craig said...

Good list. . . I'd happily sign on for most all of these. . .

As to #9 - I recall what a friend of mine used to say:

When you're 20, you worry about what people think about you. . .

When you're 40, you really don't care what people think about you. . .

When you're 60, you realize that nobody was particularly thinking about you, anyway. . .

Gledwood said...

I remember even at primary school we used to laugh about girls' knickers looking like a permanent wedgie, except that expression had yet to be invented (far as I know) back in 1981..!

Yes thongs are horrible!!

Beach Bum said...
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Beach Bum said...

1.) This might sound like a joke but its not, life is too short to deal with socks that keep falling down around my ankles.

Socks that will not stay up are uncomfortable and freaks me out.

2.) Life is too short to live around a bunch of anal, stuck up pod people who are slaves to their yards.

Mother Theresa said...

Life is too short to put off doing the things you really want to do. There will always be an excuse and you can wait for a better time, but you don't know if that time will ever come. So, if you get the chance to do something that you've always wanted to do, I say just do it! And about your list, I agree with every one, except #1. I wear thongs sometimes,and if you get the right kind, you don't even notice it's there...and I'm not too into going commando.

furiousBall said...

if it makes you feel any better, I rarely wear thongs either - clashes with my purple hair

haphazardlife said...

Life is too short to spend any time dyeing my hair.

Life is too short to spend more than the absolute minimum of time on yard work.

Life is too short to waste time on people I don't particularly like.

- Jazz

Suldog said...

Life is too short to read blogs that aren't interesting, give a laugh, or offer some sort of insight. I've never found a single moment of my time here wasted.

Craver Vii said...

Magnificent list! I agree with you, but there is a time and a place for skipping. It simply does not work while drinking coffee. ;-)

*Life is too short to ignore Jesus Christ.

*Life is too short to occasionally pause and fill your senses as though experiencing a thing for the first time.

Hey, why's everyone so down on yard work? I actually like it.

Bijoux said...

I'm with you on all except 1, 4 & 5.

Life is too short to watch boring sitcoms with laugh tracks and to have my mind cluttered by excess piles of crap around me!

Craig said...

Life is too short to hold grudges. . .

Life is too short to treat others badly; do you suppose that by tearing others down, you build yourself up? Doesn't work that way. . .

Life is too short to waste it chasing STUFF. . .

Life is too short to never wonder what you're living for. . .

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Craig said...

Just curious. . . Does #8 include zip lines?

;)

G-Man said...

Life is too short to not take a vacation once in a while...

Nick Thomas said...

Life is too short to forget to wish people Happy Presidents Pets Day - the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, we love our presidents..... pets. See my blog if you’re in the mood for a good ol' irreverent howl.

Jocelyn said...

It's too short for me not to come here and tell you how much I like you.

TorAa said...

Seems we have the same values;-)

btw. Do I have your e-mail adress?

San said...

Skipping around, from what part makes sense, to the next. In comfy underwear and comfy shoes. The secret to a happy life.