“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ─ Albert Einstein quotes
Oh, Al. How I love thee. Been meditating on direction. Goals. What comes next. Will I go a little wild when my Dad finally dies? Get ripped, get tattoos, move to Mexico? Probably not. Sounds tiring, doesn’t it? I really don’t know what the hell I’ll do.
But I’ll have to do something. I’ve been pouring so much energy into the ongoing saga of his illness and its impact on my family. Where will all my juice go next? For one thing I am looking forward to having some good stuff come my way. Love, energy … all these things I put out in abundance. I am ready for some of it to come back and start filling up my life. It’s on its way, I know … just wish it would hurry the F up.
In the short term, I’ve decided to focus on a very shallow goal. I mean really fucking shallow. I am almost too embarrassed to admit it but hell, this is just between you and me, my three readers. So here goes: I shall strive to be a modified version of Scarlett Johansson’s character from He’s Just Not That Into You.
I don’t remember the character’s name and I don’t recommend the movie. At all. It’s the ensemble cast and tantalizing title that gets a chick to watch … then you realize how lame it is and feel bad you got sucked in, and you still can’t stop yourself from watching it til the end… even though you HATE the Mac guy, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck. What pricks.
But back to goals and thinking big … what I DO know is that Scarlett was wicked hot in that film as Yoga instructor and all the dudes were in love with her. Where she messed up – and where I would modify my imitation of her — is that she did not recognize the good, sincere guy (E from Entourage, I refuse to remember his real name) and instead went for Bradley Cooper, the douchebag guy who was cheating on his wife.
So, to clarify, the personal qualities of Scarlett’s character that I shall emulate:
1. Having lots of dudes dig me
2. Having gorgeous long blonde hair*
3. Doing lots of Yoga
4. Getting pedicures with Drew Barrymore or other cute friends
* I am on my way. See: