It’s Friday! We made it!! Is that some kind of wonderful, or what?!
Yes, we started the week with John Hughes and we’re ending with him, too. Because it’s my blog and I can stay stuck in the 80s if I want to, that’s why.
Actually, the truth is that it’s a song, and not a particular decade, that’s been stuck in my head lately. Thanks to a video clip from a certain Youtube-savvy commenter of mine, I’ve been humming under my breath since yesterday morning. But it turns out Otis is good for much more than helping me get my groove on and dancing around the pocket-sized place on a Thursday.
The past few weeks have been busy ones, and the next few show no signs of slowing down. Which is fine with me; I love being busy, and feeling engaged with the outside world beyond what’s on my television screen. The tricky part is figuring out how to do that and take care of myself at the same time.
If you look back through the Friday archives around here, you might notice a common theme. Some of my favourite WoW quotes have come from trying to find sexier ways of saying “Don’t panic”. But after some deep thought, (and some kitchen dance parties) I’ve decided that Otis got it right. Instead of frantically trying to act calm and pretend I’m a grown up when all the crazy hits, from now on, I’m going to try and go a little easier on myself.
Try a little tenderness (That’s all you gotta do). – Otis Redding
I hope your weekends are full of love and tenderness and kitchen dance parties. See you next week everyone!