Tuesday, June 28, 2011

old woman yells at cloud

Years from now
when people ask me
the secret to my robust health
and longevity,
I will share with them my rules for life

1. never apologize, never explain
2. a place for everything and everything in its place
3. show up to hear the opening band and always buy the album
4. every bite counts
5. shopping is a necessary evil, not a recreational sport
6. never forego the chance to walk or to use the bathroom
7. nobody ever regretted going for a workout
8. it's more important to be heard than to be paid
9. get rid of stuff
10. sometimes you have to eat dessert first

What rules do you live by?


Anonymous said...

11. Make it an adventure.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's great advice, Mr Anchovy! With all my rule making, I didn't leave a lot of room for adventure.

Allison said...

I have regretted a workout. Numerous times. But I break easily. ;)

Great list though! My rule is a stolen one, and more just advice; It's either going to be a good time, or a good story.

The McIlrath Family said...

Oh Allison, I like that one. A good time or a good story. I have to remember that one.

I'm not so sure about the workout line but the eat dessert first is a definite must!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are the exception that proves the rule, Al.
I love your rule though, and realize that it's one I tend to use myself. Therefore I am stealing it as well.

It's one of those rules that needs to be used sparingly, Toccata, but an important one.

Anonymous said...

I don't have many rules. I always figured life is dynamic, things change.

I apologize and explain; I've been wrong and I'm sure I will be many many more times.

I like things in their place I just need a better time frame for getting them back there.

Bathrooms are important, you never know how long until the next one appears.

Our firehall is across the street from the rec centre, We've been called there a few times for people who have regretted it.

I live by "get rid of stuff" sometimes I regret that.

Dessert is the most important part of the meal, we should have salad last.

pilgrimchick said...

It's more important to be heard than to be paid--AMEN.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have been wrong so many times that there is no point in apologizing or explaining, Kelly.
It sounds like you have your priorities pretty much figured out!

And since people are more likely to listen to me than they are to pay me, it all works out somehow, pilgrimchick.

BeckEye said...

Your Abe Simpsonness is delightful.

And I'm so with you on #5, sister. Shopping. Blecch.

bloody awful poetry said...

I love this! Totally with you on #3, #8, and definitely #10. Also I would add :Never apologize for the ABBA, although that may fall in a subcategory of #1.

L said...

So wise. Love 'em all, some of which you have previously taught me.

In fact, I feel like we've done this before. I am going to do it again! Thanks, Barb.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Abe Simpson is my mentor, Beckeye.
We need to get together sometime and not shop.

We have to celebrate our ABBA love, BAP! After all, they paved the way for all those other great Swedish bands we love.

Absolutely do it again, Lesley. Heck if I can repeat myself, you certainly are allowed to.

Anonymous said...

for this week perhaps. I change my mind almost as many times as a woman (I imagine I will get grief for that)

Johnny Yen said...

Challenge taken. Working on it right now.