Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Pumpkin Smile

I'm working on an attitude adjustment. It sounds a lot nicer than it really is. (in more ways than one). Yesterday, on my drive, I switched lanes into the left lane (of a two lane highway) in front of a woman going 55 miles per hour. Read: there was plenty of space. She started HONKING and FLASHING HER LIGHTS. So I turned to her. I gave her a HUGE GRIN and WAVED (crazily) like Forrest Gump. She was very confused.

This morning, on my way to work, I kept telling myself. I don't care I don't care Idontcare. Because, in the grand scheme of things the bs that I endure doesn't matter. It really doesn't. If I don't let it matter, it doesn't. (do I sound like I'm trying to convince myself?)

I took the time to do my makeup and hair this morning. (and putting on my cute new pair of city shorts - inspired by Lindsey!) I got in the car (on time!) and started off to work. (idontcareidontcare). I was stopped at a light, next to a school bus. I looked over at the bus, and there was a young boy sitting alone in the bus. (come to think of it, it may have been a short bus. How sad. Hopefully it's just small because there aren't a lot of kids coming from his neighborhood or something...anyway) He looked at me and gave me a HUGE pumpkin face grin. You know, the kind where they are missing their front teeth?

He made my day.


Carrie said...

Bad additudes kill. It causes stress and depression. I'm glad the little kid reminded you of that.

And I admit I LMAO when I read about you waving to her.

L Sass said...

I love that boy for making you smile!!

We all need that when we're feeling rage-y.

Also, we all need cute new shorts!!

Julie said...


I laughed so hard at the image I got of you smiling and waving at that lady.


Um picture of shorts? Please?

alyndabear said...

Haha! I should try that sometimes, instead of getting all pissed off and grouchy!

Cece said...

I need to remind myself to Idontcare and wave like a fool. Between the cussing I forget. lol

MsLittlePea said...

I love that. Those are the best smiles.

Marianne said...

I'm a similar driver to cece. I'm normally a happy-go-lucky nice person and then, I get behind the wheel and turn into the kid from The Exorcist, head-turning and all.

I'm glad you had a pumpkin-smile morning. In my opinion, anything pumpkin is good.

Lindsey said...

I want pics of the city shorts!! Good choice, my friend!