This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 3/12/2006

Witty one liner: On the other hand…you have different fingers.

Quote of the week: “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Earnest Hemingway

Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Is it bedtime yet? A day on Venus is equal to 243 Earth days


It feels kind of sad that ten years later I am snickering at that “witty” one liner. It might also be that it is 8am in the morning and I am at work an hour early so I can get out at 4pm on Thursday. Thankfully, I remembered my coffee today! I forgot it yesterday. It was a sad, slow, torturous day, until the Boyfriend showed up with a beautiful, gorgeous latte *cries a little* he is so good to me. Don’t worry, I already made him a shrine that he keeps at his desk. He knows how much I appreciate his kindness and enabling my caffeine addiction.

The one liner is important to keep in mind for a bit of a deeper reason (or maybe this is just lack of caffeine). We like to think that we are symmetrical beings, when in reality we are all slightly asymmetrical, some, myself included, moreso than others. The fingers on your left hand are different than those on your right even though they may appear to be exactly the same. Your right foot might be a little wider or narrower than your left and your right boob might be just a hair bigger than your left. I think this is important to remember because we are not perfect, symmetrical, gorgeous beings. We are imperfect, asymmetrical, beautiful creatures. Just a little off-kilter and wonderfully unique.

As for doing what you said drunk while sober, I think I can live with that advice. Most of the things I say when I am drunk have to do with feminist ideals and fixing the world. Sometimes I get a bit frisky, but usually I am just happy and then sleepy.

And Venus? I think the follow-up questions would be: How long is a “year” on Venus? And don’t you think that they would quantify a “day” differently than how we do it here on Earth?

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