Monday, December 13, 2010

The Good Deed

Found this in my drafts. Realized it never got posted. So sad. Betcha I lost points.

Blog 1:

See - for school I'm supposed to be blogging weekly. I have to admit, while I enjoy blogging  - I haven't been as religious about it as I should be. And for some reason - this semester has dried me up. It seems like whenever I try to do something good for myself or anyone else, a thousand not-good things creep in and take over.

Like my "good deed." We (my writing class) were assigned to try to find someone more stressed out than we were (it being the last week of school and all.) I'm currently in a local production of A Christmas Carol, with like 60 cast members. I thought - with it being the last week of school for many of them, or many of them have kids - for whom it's the last week of school - and it was opening week of the show - why not try to do something nice and good for these stressed people?

So I brought cookies.  I brought delicious, huge, local-bakery-made cookies. A wide assortment, mind you, and VERY festive. I'm talking red and green M&M's here.

I brought the cookies. And sitting on my counter - still - are 6 of those cookies. They didn't go over too well. Mind you, the little kids liked them, sure.  And some people seemed to enjoy them. I, myself, enjoyed two.

I always thought cookies made life better. Ah well.

Blog 2: The continuation of thought.

This has been happening a lot lately.

Seems like every time I try to make a good, healthy, home-cooked meal, the pot boils over, or the bottom gets burned.

When I study my (expletive) off for a test, I get a 60-something.

If I try to watch what I eat, I GAIN weight.

Management at work seems to notice only the few times I fall through rather than the many times I pull through.

When you make an offer on a house, it falls through and the sellers change their minds, anyway!

And what's worst is I'm not even just failing to look on the bright side. This is all just fact, people! Cynic aside!!

I just don't understand the change in tide.

Sunrise, sunset, I suppose...

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