1. Any song that can fit "Zach Galifianakis" into the lyrics of a song gets a major awesome point from me.
2. I have a huge conscience and, what those close to me call, a guilt complex. I overthink EVERYTHING and that overthinking turns into excessive worry. I replay things I have said or done in my head over and over and come up with countless ways that I should feel bad, made a fool out of myself, or made someone think less of me. And when something even remotely "bad" does happen, it's stress city in my brain! Some recent examples of my overthinking (not to mention I still stress out about events from years ago, as well):
- First, Let me not forget my pay it forward adventure and its aftermath. Seriously, even when I try SO HARD to do the right thing, the NICE and KIND thing all planned out but things don't go exactly the way I think they should, I end up overthinking and worrying and being totally awkward. I mean, I am awkward, but you'd think by now I could just embrace that and run with it. :)
- I spent an evening at a little party at a conference with my colleagues, my professors, some other sociologists I didn't know, and a few cocktails. Everyone was having a good time, most way more than me in the cocktail department, but I don't get in social situations with these people very often. So, for so long after that, I stressed over whether or not anything I said was stupid or if the stories I told were boring. (Luckily, after talking with some friends after the event, I was totally not the most awkward one there and other people did things silly enough to be remembered over any faux pas I may have made. Yay!)
- I have made plans to go out to dinner and a movie with Buzz and another couple this weekend. We NEVER do things like this. K has even been asking if she could have a "young" babysitter come hang out with her like they used to do before she went to school. BUT, I feel guilty because I am going out and leaving her at home--even though she will have way more fun that if she were to come with us.
- When we do go out to special events, like the Marine Corps Ball (seriously, that's the ONLY time we really go out), and someone else puts K to bed, I can't sleep when I get home because I feel guilty and feel like a bad mom for staying out later than her bedtime. I seriously have issues--most of these probably stem from the fact that for so long, it was just the two of us--Buzz was deployed so much in her first few years and I was away from family and most of my friends. I never had the option to do such things. K and I are a team. But SHE has cut the cord, I believe this is MY problem. Mom guilt sucks...especially when you worry like I do!
Anyway, back to 2. on my list...These are just a few examples of how I feel and overthink everything and lose a lot of sleep over things that no one else probably even remembers, or people don't even remotely care about if they DO remember. I dream of being able to let things go, of having fun without worrying that I said or did something stupid or to "silly," of not caring if I am an awkward faux pas queen. I have always prided myself on being true to me--of who I am and what I stand for. I wouldn't compromise that for anything, but I will stress about it! :) So, this song makes me smile big smiles--and laugh. Because I can't IMAGINE being in such crazy situations and saying "Whatever." "It doesn't matter." Oh well!" It seriously makes me uncomfortable to watch people being awkward on tv or hear about an embarrassing story of someone else. The scenarios in this song make me uncomfortable--but they make me laugh because of the anecdote to just be like "whatever!" And I dream of letting myself off the hook--even for just one night--to let my crazy hair hang down and not look back with anything except for happy laughs. It's not likely to ever happen, but in the soundtrack of my mind, it's a good hypothetical story.
And, 3. I like the beat. :)
So, without further ado, here is MY song for the week...(and, yep, I'm bouncing and smiling right now) :)
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