Thank you Wednesday for arriving right on schedule. Never fails. I have to say despite feeling under the weather (does sunlight even exist?) it has been a super productive beginning of the week. It helps to have a to list a mile long so even one check mark can seem like such a feat.
So while you may all be staring at delicious food that I could never make (or even attempt to make), I will give your mind a little break with some sarcasm and music. Nothing heals like that pair. I do though have lots to say between all the jams I link up to. I call these the Alex do’s and don’t. I bet you all have much different ones. (And you all already know my music taste is all over the place, forgive me)
Do… hold your breathe on the metro because the personal bubble spaced has been broken into way too many times. I swear, I have the most sensitive nose but darn do people start to smell funky when they are crammed into a moving aluminum box at 8 am. It goes between waves of too much cologne, a night of drinking, lack of deodorant or the rare gem hard boiled eggs. I repeat, do not eat on the metro. Even if it is a tasty meal, that shit smell funky.
Don’t… hold a coffee in one hand, phone in the other, with no pole around and attempt to ride the metro. It equals Alex falling flat on her face. Funniest part was seeing the five people surrounding me literally STEP BACK as I fell to the ground. Happy Tuesday?
Do… rock out to these songs and mouth the words as you rock some serious miles on a crappy rainy day.
Don’t… forget to fully plug in your ear phones as you board the metro when this song comes up. Small children be warned.
or this one… (this happens far too often for me, you think I would learn)
Do...play Always Sunny In Philadelphia in the background while you do work. I am 1000x more productive when I have background noise but Pandora has been failing me lately. Nothing like some hilarious dialogue in the background, kind of like running to talk shows. Needed.
Don’t… fight your natural weight. I don’t care what people say, I have learned that fighting, manipulating and trying to form my body to what it doesn’t want to be leads to unhappiness. Effort that should be put in other areas of life. Having a period, having energy, having normal body functions is what tells me my body is happy and healthy. Sometimes we may mentally think hey my body should be at X, trust me, our bodies let us know where it wants to be.
Do… stay clear of all office diseases going around. We are dropping like flies over here, one has a ridiculous cold and cold, the other out of the stomach flu… I fear for my immune system. And yes I have not gotten the flu shot yet. Shoot.
Don’t… watch the Biggest Loser, or for me, I don’t watch the Biggest Loser. There is something about this show that irks me beyond belief. Unrealistic weight loss, too obsessive forms to get there, bad habits it leaves contestants with. I just can’t support it. More power to those who find it inspiring and motivating I find it to be too much and not real life. Articles like this just make me stay far away from it. Again, if you like it roll with it. Not my jam. I am however very jealous of all those who can watch Girls, man I wish I had HBO.
Do… people watch. Biggest guilty pleasure of mine. I could people watch till the sun went down. Between the Metro, schools and just walking, I get people watching up to my ears. The classic people talking to themselves, trip and hope no ones sees, couple trying to find how to appropriately show their affection, etc. Such a great distraction. What I need to control is the laughing when I see something or some one funny. I always get that glare when I do that, whoops!
Don’t… label. I have a bad black and white brain. It is a constant battle and reminding of myself that things are not black and white. For example, clean and unclean. Hate them. Hate the labels – I know it is my own deal. For me, it makes me think of right and wrong when really it shouldn’t be a right and wrong answer. I fight those ideas with this thought, candy from a bag is clean because it never touched anyone else but me. Sound good to me!
Do… miss certain parts of college classes. I follow one of my old professors on twitter. She was amazing, like beyond what I could have asked for and she really was the person who made me love all things advertising. Well it is the time of the year where they work on a brand and try to re market it. (My group had Brut – men’s cologne, hardest but most hilarious group project I have done in college) She tweeted out she was looking for some new ideas. Gosh I miss her classes.
Don’t… adhere closely to all the lyrics but like the overall pursuit of happiness beat.
Do… let the winner of the Sunglasses shop giveaway know. Congrats to Bethany @ Accidental Intentions! Email me at email@example.com with your address!
Let’s power through today full steam. Coffee in hand of course. For some reason though, making posts like this is so soothing.
Questions: What is a do in your mind? What is a don’t?