But we all have our days don't we? And if you don't then it is fair to say that we would probably make terrible friends since I never trust people that don't suffer derailments at some point. I find it a bit inhuman and probably a little removed to be like that, it's too hard for me to find common ground with people like that since I am a huge feeler and a regular derailer.
It is in these melancholy moments that I choose to slap my first world bullshit whiny ass problems upside the head, and focus on the mostly awesome state of my life. Seriously, I have a life that allows me to set myself ridiculous goals every year, and meet them! How do I meet them? Because I have the luxury of spare time and enough money to make choices - what a lucky bitch I am.
In fact, in the last five years I have amped up my need to achieve - now this could be the behaviour of a terrifically mental person, I can own that. But at the end of the day, I have realised that I cannot be still for long, I need things to do! I need to grow and I can't stop. I never want to stop. I hope I am still doing all this mental shit when I am 100! I wish I had three lives to fill, I just have that much I want to do.
Goals I have set and met in the last 5 years:
- Built the house of my dreams in the country with a porch and a view!
- Made art to hang in my home that doesn't look like it was created by a 3 year old.
- Learnt to cook 21 (one every fortnight) new dishes from scratch - and they were hard, not beans on toast!
- Learnt to play the guitar and played in front of people without them raging or tossing fruit at me.
- Kept a journal for a full year, and wrote in it every day - still doing that, very cathartic.
- Planned and booked a holiday to Thailand for a group and rode an elephant on my 40th birthday in the jungle.
- Learnt to juggle (cannot however do this when I am drunk, found that out in front of my work colleagues; not the best place to find that out).
- Started and kept a veggie patch going, and harvested lots of eats!
- Learnt to use a sewing machine and made a handbag and an apron that don't look like they were made by a lunatic.
- Learnt to knit and completed a Dr Who number 4 replica scarf, and it is wearable.
You see when you focus on the best stuff that happens then the shittiest hard-yard days and the full moon making people toxic and even the relentless rain, just doesn't even factor into it anymore.
AHH...need some comedy relief, that post was heavy!
Release Date: 1998
Running Time: 95 mins
Don't allow the fact that Adam Sandler is in this movie to put you off, because surprisingly he can hold a tune and makes a fairly decent wedding singer. This film could easily slide into the romance genre, but I just found it so funny. Steve Buscemi as the drunken best man and Alexis Arquette as George are completely hysterical in their small but significant roles. Combine that with the bad 80's hair, clothes and make-up and you have an incredibly amusing watch.
This is not a movie that will leave you thinking or changing your ideas, it's the absolute opposite of that. Trust me, there will be no thinking, but you will get a laugh.
Robbie the wedding singer and Julia the waitress are getting married. Not to each other, to a couple of materialistic creeps. Julia enlists Robbie's help to plan her big day and the two soon realise they have feelings for each other. It's an tried and true storyline, but it is delivered with a kick ass 80's soundtrack and a infectious silliness that works.
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have a good onscreen chemistry and sweetly portray the dizzy love struck characters well. It's just plain good fun and a feel good formula that delivers.
FINAL SAY: I know this much is true.
3 Chili Peppers