Tuesday, December 12, 2006

the sun, it rises

(anyone who reads my blog that went to middle school with me -- didn't we have to read a book with that title back in the eastern eagles days?)

so i know i talk about the weather a lot on this here blog, and i REAlize what a lame topic that is, but seriously, how can a girl NOT bring it up when faced with a weather forecast that looks like this:

in case you cannot view the image properly, let me point out that the temperatures are supposed to be in the UPPER 70s this week, with a high of 80 DEGREES on saturday. this is not normal. this is december! it's supposed to be cold! we're supposed to be wearing layers of clothing underneath bulky coats with staticky hair and cold hands and chapped skin to boot!

instead we've got warm sun, cool nights and winter weather that is absolutely, gloriously mild. the mind, oh how it boggles.

you'll be relieved to know, however, that the purpose of this blog post is not just to talk about the weather. instead, the purpose is to make some lame-ass analogy between the return of the sun and my overall state of being (a dubious victory at best, i realize).

but it's true. the last few wks have been filled with self-doubt and navel-gazing and insomnia-inducing pondering about the meaning of this and the significance of that and WHY GOD WHY and WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

...thankfully, however, that managed to get really old really fast and with the return of warm weather comes the return of a (marginally more) sane person. one who hasn't necessarily figured out all the answers yet but chooses to focus on the positive instead by soaking up the warm weather, and following the tried-and-true recipe for overall mental well-being... which, in case you're wondering, is to realize that you may not have all the answers, so until then, all you can do is:

1) eat healthy
2) sleep well (a big glass o' wine will help with the insomnia)
3) exercise with some semblance of regularity
4) do something fun already
5) clear up some head space by writing it down in a journal instead

i'll bottle my solution and sell it for millions. whaddaya think?


At 3:30 PM, Anonymous jordan said...

this weather is perfect.

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Will said...

Your solution isn't go to sell unless you add a bunch more words and slap a cover on it and go on Dr. Phil.

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous erica said...

i am such a nerd that i just spent the last ten minutes googling that book. it's "The Sun, He Dies." i feel mmuch better now.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger jen said...

phew, thanks E. i feel better now too.


i clearly messed that one up. oh well.


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