The most powerful way to use those six little words, though, is when you’re deciding what you want to spend your time doing. Some activities might be fun or profitable right now – but they won’t matter in five years. Others might seem like a lot of work for little reward in the present – but you’ll reap huge dividends a few years down the line.
This is a great article. I think everyone is guilty of getting caught up in the little dramas. It’s kind of the converse to “live in the moment,” but a valid argument nonetheless.
“11:52pm: At Stephanie’s birthday at Boulevard Three nightclub. My third-grade birthday party at Pizza Hut was more exciting than this. Lauren and Lo talk for about 20 minutes about how they are so glad there is no drama, and then Spencer and Heidi arrive. We do the entrance about seven times, because Heidi kept insisting that she looked fat on each take. Lauren and Lo leave the club, and for some reason, the entire club bursts into relieved applause. We had to dub it over with yet another Ashlee Simpson song.”—
When I first moved to New York, I spent a lot of time crying in my shower (good times). My loneliness was a little debilitating. I didn’t realize that there are clubs and support groups all over the world designed to help you develop a fellowship with your neighbors. Or, if you’re not a “joiner”, you could always go hang out at Denny’s or Borders… People are ready to talk your freaking ear off at those joints. I’m not saying talk to strangers. I’m saying, audition some friends. Why be mope-y when people would love to get to know you!
“42. Women are like wolves. If you want a wolf, you have to trap it. Snare it. Then to keep it happy, you have to tame it. Feed it, care for it. Lovingly. The way an animal deserves to be loved.”—via 131 Things We’ve Learned By Watching the Office
This was the ONE good song that The Breakfast Club (the 80s cover band we saw on Friday) sang. Besides that, they sucked: “Oy, lemme play you the theme song to ‘Back to the Future’ right about now. LET’S GET DRUUUUUNK!” Maybe I’m too old for that crap now…
10:18am: Set up shot where Lauren will meet her new boy toy, Doug. He was three hours late because he needed every piece of hair frosted. In a rare slip-up, they started having a conversation about their lives when I had to wave my hands furiously behind Lauren until the himbo got the hint and asked Lauren about Aundrina and Lo, like his contract demanded.
“I was just worn down by my job. The last full year in sales we spent $15k on vacations in an attempt to avoid the inevitable insanity from working too much. I started to realize that I was working my tits off trying to earn enough money to afford to pay for vacations to recover from working my tits off. Sounds ridiculous now, but at the time I was kinda slow on the uptake.”—