Sunday, October 4, 2009

It was just one of THOSE days....

Yup. That's the only way to describe it. One of those days where nothing worked. I get alot of those. I was even trying to just calm down and relax by making one of the bracelets I know how to make out of embroidery floss...but alas it got so knotted up & tangled that I accidentally broke one of the strands so I had to scrap it. It's too difficult to somehow add another string.

I don't want to blame the weather but I'm going to. It was like 80's degrees today, hot, and I actually got a tan and a sassy lil tan line now that won't disappear til probably January. It was aslo in the 50's last week. Um...Weather...PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!! On Friday it danced with the idea of rain or not and then when you realize Oh it's not going to rain, it pours. And of course I didn't have an umbrella and it was the day I decided to straighten my hair. It was funny, I left a bar I was at for pizza down the street, then came back to the people I was with and had curly hair from the rain.

Maybe I'm Bridget Jones. Yeah know from, "Bridget Jones's Diary". I have a diary, I used to work for a publishing company, I'm a horrible public speaker, I would totally watch my bf sleep if he was as cute as Mark, I have a best friend who used to call me at work from the bathroom and cry about a guy named Rick like her friend, I had a guy who I thought was Mark who wound up being Daniel Cleaver read my diary, I definitely have an inner monologue going on constantly in my head, I will wear those jumbo under garments to suck in my tummy, I have a Daniel Cleaver(Hugh Grant), I try not to think about Daniel Cleaver(The Mess) but fail, I will sing out loud to "All by myself" in my car, I don't know where Germany is, I have self-help books, I probably will always have a tummy, I can't cook and would totally serve blue stew, I'll go on the treadmill at the gym and I have fallen when I got off of it(omg it was soo embaressing), I actually have done a tour video with a certain Daniel Cleaver counterpart, and like her some days things just don't work.

But I was never sent to a Thailand prison. hehe. And I don't think I've found my Mark yet. le sigh.

This thought kinda striked me the other day. You know the expression "24 hour Party?" Well it occurred to me that I am in fact 24 years old and um...where is the 24 hour party that I would think would come with this age???? It's been rough, real rough. I'm kinda trapped in this middle of child/adult. People know I'm young but they don't realize how old I actually am. I had a lady last week when I was looking at condos tell my mom the following: "Oh we don't allow children in the building" so I responded, "Well what age do you constitute as a child?" The lady kinda stuttered wordlessly for a moment and then said, "Well how old are you?" I said "24". She was like "Oh I guess your not a child really." People sometimes don't know when to keep their mouths shut. "...Not a child really." When did 24 become kinda not a kid? I thought that was 21? or 18? Maybe the woman was inhaling her marker fumes all day. Well I don't think I'm child but I will say I'm becoming & learning to be an adult, thank you very much bitchy real estate woman.

24 for me is becoming a trial. Trial and Error. Today was definitely Error. Bridget Jones had 2 happy endings to both the movies. I'd like just one small happy ending, please. I hope that's not asking for too much. (The images are via Imdb.)

"Do you know what people did in the old days when they had secrets they didn't want to share? They'd climb a moutain, find a tree, carve a hole in it, whisper the secret into the hole and cover it up with mud. That way, nobody else would ever learn the secret... " - 2046


Jennifer Fabulous said...

I can relate to this post SO much. We are so similar sometimes it scares me. Lol.
I also look young and get mistaken for a high school kid all the time. Sometimes even middle school if I'm not wearing makeup. It makes me so mad because I want to be treated like an adult. I feel I am one.
But, it's all going to work out for us in the long run. Twenty years from now, we're going to get carded at restaurants and be mistaken for being our kids' sister or something. Lol. That will be nice. :)
And yes, I also have those bad, everything-going-wrong days as well. And I can totally see how you are SO similar to Bridget Jones! I bet you could write a book about your life and have it be a fab non-fiction chick lit novel. That would rock!

jillian-anne said...

two happy endings, surely you can have one :)

that lady sounds like a bitch

Scientific Housewife said...

Love Bridget Jones Diary, the book and the movie. It's nice to have someone who isn't perfect to remind people that there are days that just really go badly.

Barry said...

Don't stress about it too much Melanie, we all get those days at any age. One day when you're a lot older you'll look back on the times you were mistaken for being younger than you are and you'll smile. Enjoy the moments, that's what I say.

Thanks for tagging me. Hey do you think you could substitute the cooking questions for something else, 'cause I don't cook. I'll answer whatever you wanna ask me.


PS: Sassy lil' tan lines rock!

DesBisoux said...

i hear you girl...20s aren't the best time ever for everybody and certainly not for me!
well 26 was really fun.i much prefer my 30s. ok it's only been 6 month but so far sort of so good! i know the trap feeling.all my friends who are my age are married with kids.i'm not.i do live a bit like i should have in my 20s. so i get asked ofter how come i don't settle down. ha ah! like i don't want to...anyway, i think the feeling will go away hun, just like that.
also, i thought about you this weekend. the boy i'm trying to forget, out of nowhere, sent me a pic of him and start chatting on bbm, telling me how pretty i am, asking if i have a boyfriend, showing pics of me to a friend of his...WTF??? i don't get guys!! how have you been doing on "the mess" file over the weekend?

Ice Queen said...

People think I'm a lot younger than I am all the time so I feel you're pain. They say "What school do you go to?" I tell them I graduated and they ask me what high school. It's terrible.

Anonymous said...

You will have your happy ending. :o)

S.Elisabeth said...

Um if you're like Bridget Jones, I think we need to be real life friends ASAP. I loveee Bridge!
And don't worry you'll have your happy ending. At least keep this comfort-Bridget was over thirty when her's came finally.
But I think if we just continue to work hard, accept our flaws, and embraces those who love us, we will have a happy ending to end all happy endings!

Simply Colette said...

Hang in there Darling... 20's are rough. Hope you had a good weekend. :)

Rachel Follett said...

There is nothing wrong with being like Bridget Jones. Everyone loves her including me! I am sure there will be better days. :)

Anonymous said...

Optimisam and hope is the way forward...and realising at that time of "this day is shit" those shit days make the great days seem great other wise a great day would just be another day...


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