IF you haven’t had an apple cider donut or a fire in your fireplace or bought a pumpkin or thought about a Halloween costume or slept in socks yet this fall, I am sad for you because you are missing out and I recommend you remedy that pronto. Unless you live in the tropics in which case, we’ll be in touch in February. We are excellent houseguests.
IF you haven’t had a flu shot, speaking of February, please get one. For all of us. But mostly for the wives, because nothing says, “Oh Hellz to the No” like a husband with the flu.
IF you find that you are thinking quite often in song lyrics, it’s probably time to lighten up and spend more time playing with kids or puppies or eating marshmallows and watching tv.
IF you despair that your kids aren’t going to grow up and be normal, functional members of society, SHHHHH….yes they will. Love on them. Talk to them like they’re people, not puppies, or plants, or idiots, and get them real help if they need it. Don’t forget that they aren’t you. If they don’t go to Harvard, nobody cares. Most people don’t go to Harvard. Or Princeton. Or Yale. Most people are fine and don’t give a flying Wallenda where anyone else went to college.
IF you haven’t laughed so hard that your face hurt this week, you are doing it wrong and should call somebody up doublequick who is guaranteed to give you the jollies.
IF you haven’t cleaned out the bottom of your desk drawers, you know, under the folders and stuff? You should. I did this morning and oh my goodness the garbage and junk and crap and detrititus and refuse of past years and lives even. Good riddance. Sweet liberty.
IF you aren’t paying attention to how hateful our politics have become, you must, because you are otherwise guilty by association.
IF you are paying too careful attention to how hateful our politics have become, you mustn’t because otherwise you will become toxic by association.
IF you get bogged down in the details of your daily life, as my daughter said yesterday, out of the mouths of babes, “Sometimes doing the same thing every day gets, I don’t know SO THE SAME-ISH and not exciting and I don’t look forward to it,” then perhaps you need to try to find something that is a little not the same-ish.
IF you think that everybody has it better than you, and, coincidentally, you don’t like most of that “everybody,” chances are the problem isn’t with “everybody.” You might just need a better mirror. I’m not much (snort) of a bible girl, but, you know, it says, “Judge not lest you be judged”, not, “Go ahead and judge because everybody’s a big jerk and you’re better than they are anyway and it’s the fault of the (gays/poor people/rich people/black people/illegal aliens/white people/jerks who live next door/women/alcoholics/bloggers/blondes/people who watch Jersey Shore*) that your life sucks.” Get off the cross, we could use the wood.
IF you know Wanda Sykes, could you please bring her to my house for spaghetti?
IF you don’t know why this is here, I don’t know what to tell you…