Sam Cooke was right.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007
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Good news: I survived a day outside of the confines of Training Week! Of course I got to use the "I just finished Training Week" excuse, but it seemed to work out fine. Today I was at a very small branch near my house -- everyone was kind and patient (including patrons!) even though the rain was coming down pretty hard and plastic bags are not free. I worked briefly with one of the women who interviewed me. It was funny since neither one of us could remember where we'd met before, until obviously one of us (not me) did.

More Good News: Pushing Daisies got a full-season order! I'm so happy! Now I feel safe enough to state that although I always want her clothes, sometimes Chuck bugs me. This makes me happy, though -- if she were unrelentingly perfect I would want to throw her under a bus, but since she is occasionally annoying it somehow makes me like her more. Olive got a lot more interesting this episode as well, although there was a shocking amount of bedazzling and taxidermy going on.

Other Wed. Entertainments: I quit watching Private Practice. Dirty Sexy Money has been getting more interesting which is too bad because I was all ready to go finish reading Michael Chabon's latest -- which I am enjoying VERY MUCH now that I've got it back from the library again. This is the downside of library borrowing: sometimes someone else wants it. Or 80 other people want it. I look at it as an exercise in character building.

Good Link: My sister sent me a link to this story, which I find so interesting and timely. It deals with the tricky nature of the Power of Positive Thinking. This quote really resonated with me: "As a psychotherapist, I know that sometimes a lot of what people need when faced with adversity is permission to feel crummy for a while, to realize that feeling bad is not automatically the same as being mentally ill. Some of my one-session "cures" have come from reminding people that life can be difficult, and it's OK if we're not happy all of the time." For me, when most recently trying to drag myself out of the misery pit I'd fallen into, I found that this was the only thing that worked! It seems counterintuitive, but it's true. Sam Cooke remains right (like there was ever any doubt); Don't Fight It, Feel It. Even if it's cruddy. (although I am pleased to state that my miraculous mystery good mood remains!)
3 comments on "Sam Cooke was right."
  1. Dirty Sexy Money is awesome. People keep comparing it to Dynasty and such, but it is better then that. Or maybe I am a different person then I was in the 80's...maybe both? And I agree with the quote from the doctor. It is hard to remember that feeling bad is okay and not always a sign of something severe. I will try hard to remember that as the holidays approach.

  2. I never watched Dynasty! (was that the one with Joan Collins?) All I know is that DSM, for the 3 or so episodes I've seen, has held my interest. Woo hoo!

    Yeah, the holidays are a great time to remember that sometimes things are just shitty. If everyone could release themselves from the pressure of "the most magical time of the year" I think the odds of people ACTUALLY having a good time would increase. There was actually a better quote in the article about her doctor telling her that she wasn't crazy, she was just terrified, but it was too long and involved to copy.

  3. Yes, Dynasty starred Miss JC. Interesting initials, eh? I wish that Thanksgiving and Xmas were like 6 months apart...I went to Macy's today and was given a $5.- gift card for my wait. But it was fun and so not like me to be there but I guess I am just accepting the fact that I am a big yokel at heart...I will try to remember that being unhappy at times is just a normal way of being, especially once the rains come...Happy Birthday to RW...


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