Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Day That Shit Hit the Fan

Do you have one of those days where every where you turn, bad news just crops up? Today is one of those days for me.

But instead of whining about it, like I have done in the past, I'll focus on what I'm doing to help myself get through it.

  1. Believe in yourself. I can take what life throws at me; and I can do it fabulously.
  2. Think about solutions. It's easy to be lost and spiral if you have nothing to hold on to. Thinking about possible solutions gives me footholds and helps the spinning stop.
  3. Release it. Scream! Punch! Dance! Releasing it helps you de-stress.
  4. Talk it out, if possible. Communication helps resolve issues.
  5. Get perspective. How small my problem(s) is compared to others less fortunate than me? This is one reason that drives me to volunteer, too.
  6. Think about what you have; the people you love. At the end of the day, that is what's important.
  7. Realize that at the end of the day, all things have a knack for working themselves out.

And if none of that works, happy hour is from 4-8pm. I think I feel better already. :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Start Your Mooncakes!

Hm. Is it the 15th day of the eighth lunar month Chinese calendar already? That means it's Mid-Autumn Festival time!

So light up your lanterns, eat your mooncakes, and bask in the glorious light of the full moon! Don't forget to eat something red, for good luck!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Why Is My Body Revolting?!

Before you jump to any conclusions, I do not have a body dysmorphic disorder; I'm pretty happy with how I look and acknowledge that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Now that I've said that, I really do think my body is revolting; against me!

My sinuses' have been acting up in the morning and I can hardly breath without hacking up a loogie. My gums started hurting a few days ago, behind my upper right molar, and it feels inflamed - ugh!

Then last night, in the midst of a huge heartburn attack (brought on by ibuprofen taken for the 'gum' issue), I find out I have a huge, painful to touch, zit! That's not on my face.

What have I done to deserve this, oh body of mine? And how can I make it up to you?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fun at Comix

I was invited to go see Lea DeLaria's Big Gay Comedy Show last night at Comix, and it was hilarious!

Me and Lea DeLariaI mean, I always thought that gay people, and lesbians (lest I be chided by the angry dikes), were funny in general; but the lineup yesterday shot right past funny into ludicrous. And you know it's going to be a good time when someone jokes about going down on Laura Bush... and then enacts it.

"Like a triscuit... crinkle crinkle crinkle!"


Great performances throughout, and kudos to plus-sized burlesque star Glenn Marla! And a reality star sighting - Josie from Top Chef Season 2!

Update: Speaking of Josie, I saw this article on how she was the victim of an anti-gay assault in Long Island. Seeing her this past Monday, I'm glad to know she's out and about, looking fabulous.