25 November 2009

Rules to Live By

Queen St. Grocery, Charleston, S.C.

Aaaah. A long weekend. Hallelujah. I officially started mine the way the very best way by stopping at the Terrace Theater to see Precious (sniff, sniff) and then decided Zia Taqueria next door passed the "comfortable to eat on my own" test. I had a couple of cheese enchiladas and a celebratory margarita.

Speaking of margaritas, here are Thirteen Rules to Live by from Lists Galore!

  • Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.

  • You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.

  • The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are, "I apologize" and "you are right."

  • Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

  • Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

  • If he/she says that you are too good for him/her — believe them.

  • Learn to pick your battles; Ask yourself, "Will this matter one year from now?

  • How about one month? One week? One day?"

  • When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.

  • If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!

  • Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other person was right about you.

  • Work is good, but it's not that important. Money is nice, but you can't take it, or anything else, with you. Statistics show most people don't live to spend all they saved; Some die even before they retire. Anything we have isn't really ours; we just borrow it while we're here... even our kids.

  • Be really good to your family and/or friends. You never know when you are going to need them to empty your bedpan.

  • If you are going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it,you may as well laugh about it now.

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Tea time, kids. I hope everyone has a long weekend. I've worked enough holidays, nights and weekends in my life to feel lucky every time I get a holiday weekend off.