Saturday, June 11, 2011

That's Life...

I had one of those days the other day where everything was going wrong. Truth be told, I've had a lot of those days lately. You know how this goes, right? You're at the end of your proverbial rope. Problems are coming at you fast and furious and you're not sure how much more you can handle before breaking. You know you've had just about as much as you can take.

And then things start to slow down just a little bit, and you start to come to terms with all of the ridiculousness that is your life, and you're breathing again, and you're feeling completely overwhelmed in general but just a little bit better about specific things.

So that's where I was when I started smiling as I was getting ready to do my makeup for my date with Steve and Gretchen -- (I know, we're weird.) I was thinking, "Things are going to be okay. Nothing else can possibly go wrong now. I'm on the winning side of this day." It was right at this moment that I opened a makeup jar that I thought had cream in it, and I opened it a little too enthusiastically (all the while smiling like an idiot), and it turns out it was my almost identical yet slightly smaller jar filled with sparkly LOOSE POWDER! And then that magical sparkly powder was all over the rug.

I looked down at the rug, then back at myself in the mirror, then back down at the rug. Then I just started laughing. Out loud. Like a maniac.

Then I dipped my makeup brush into the powder ON THE RUG, tapped a little bit off (back onto the rug), held the brush up and proceeded to apply the sparkly rug powder to my cheeks. I then smiled at the mirror, ground the rest of the powder into the rug with my heel and went about my night. And it was a great night with Gretchen and Steve, with lots of shared maniacal laughter.

So it turns out I WAS on the winning side of that day, sparkly rug powder be damned.

Life is funny. We have to remember that.

I have to remember that.

For your viewing pleasure: Frank Sinatra singing "That's Life"
(video will not open on mobile devices -- THAT'S life!)


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