Tubthumping

I get knocked, down but I get up again

You’re never gonna keep me down

I get knocked, down but I get up again

You’re never gonna keep me down

I get knocked, down but I get up again

You’re never gonna keep me down

I get knocked, down but I get up again

You’re never gonna keep me down

(Pissing the night away, pissing the night away)

He drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink

He drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink

He sings the songs that remind him of the good times

He sings the songs that remind him of the best times

– Chumbawamba

As of yesterday, my week hadn’t been going so well. In an effort to brighten my own spirits, I decided to make a list of things I planned on drinking to this weekend. A Whine and Spirits list, if you will. I tried to take everything that was not-so-nice (or exceptionally good) about my week thus far and switch it around into something toast-worthy.

So, here’s to…

  1. The irony of Overstock.com being out of stock on a particular item.
  2. As it turns out, that wasn’t a baby snake squeezing the life out of some poor creature on the side of my house the other night. It was just two really overweight slugs gettin’ busy.
  3. The automated card cancellation process T.J. Maxx has put in place for cardholders like me… someone who manages to lose their credit card at Arby’s.
  4. I have walked 4 days without falling down a flight of stairs.
  5. Maybe all of the drugs, food, and sprays I have bought for Sonny will actually get that bastard to stop scratchin’… or else his balls are probably going to fall off.
  6. Getting paid! Now, I will have money enough to pay even more bills! Hey, just keepin’ up that super-great credit of mine, huh? Bluh.
  7. Not having a black eye from where Big accidentally hit me in the face with a belt buckle. (Trust me, it was purely innocent. If it hadn’t been, #8 would be: “To busting out all of Mr. Big’s front teeth!” But it’s not, so carry on.)
  8. To being all the more closer to starting something new!
  9. Not doing an effing thing with my hair three out of the five days this week and still getting compliments on it.
  10. Buying those black Michael Kors flats… prior to putting the Amber Alert out on my T.J. Maxx credit card.
  11. Finding the quote, “I will forgive, but I won’t forget. And I hope you know you’ve lost my respect.”
  12. Completing my vanity stool (which looks stunning, if I do say so myself). It only took screwing the legs on and off 14 dozen times to get it right, but we finally got it done! (Thanks Momma and Dad!)
  13. Watching Contagion and remembering to stay moisturized. (… because I don’t think Big Blue Box is going to call Momma and inform her I am washing my hands raw like my teachers did in the first grade after I watched Outbreak.)
  14. Donating to the No Kid Hungry and the Petsmart Charity. Although it may have only been a dollar each, it still makes me feel like I’m helping.

And then suddenly, my list starts to get more and more positive. Huh. It’s funny how that happens. When you spin something shitty into something positive it doesn’t seem all that bad. Some of them are actually kind of hilarious.

Anyhow, I guess that other quote I found (#15) – “Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.” – is worth toasting to as well.

Cheers.

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