Thursday, August 19, 2010

In Which I Have Feelings. Which May or Not Have Something to Do With Tea Leoni's Legs.

I've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately.

This is due to several forms of maturity converging all at once. My job, which is one like a grownup would have, has been very busy lately. My impending marriage/wedding planning/upcoming installation of an in-house fiance have all conspired to keep my stress levels high. The worst part is that all this maturity means that I am no longer 22, which means I don't have the energy to keep up with it all.

So, woe is me. Life is hard. I have a great job and a fiance who loves me enough to endure repeated listenings of "The Promise" by When in Rome forever and ever, amen. And, when I get tired of that, I can always rock out to the Xanadu soundtrack. Also, my diamond shoes are too tight, my ruby crown is too heavy, and it's so inconvenient when I have to drive the Maserati instead of the Bentley. I know. My life is fantastic. I could really use a little more perspective and learn to appreciate everything that I have.

But I still can't get past that feeling of being overwhelmed. I feel sort of like that scene in Deep Impact where Tea Leoni is standing on the beach with her dad, waiting for the end via ginormous CGI tidal wave. Except the movie of my life wouldn't have such a porny title (unless 21 Hump Street is still available.) And I will never, ever have Tea Leoni's legs. Seriously, those things look like they were sculpted from the tears of angels and poured down straight from heaven. Thinking about Tea Leoni's legs have gotten me through many a difficult time in my life, and I'm not even into women. I just appreciate them as a work of art.

I'll leave you with a final thought: it's kind of awesome that can get from stress to porn to Tea Leoni's legs in four paragraphs or less. However, it's less awesome that my state of mind these days makes that a typical chain of thought, vs. anything out of the ordinary. It implies a certain amount of scatter-brainedness.

In the comments, tell me how you deal with stress. Or tell me if anyone has better legs than Tea Leoni.


Zandria said...

Hopefully preparing for FINAL GIRLS NIGHT isn't adding to your stress!

Shannon said...

Zan - If anything, the idea of prosecco on the couch with you is RELIEVING stress!

FoggyDew said...

You have not one but two cars?

FoggyDew said...

Oh, and Tina Turner has a great set of legs.

Brando said...

Now would probably not be a good time to tell you about the family of Hurricane Katrina refugees I invited to stay with us for a few months. They're not refugees from the hurricane itself, just refugees from the media coverage of the hurricane.

/Won't someone please think of the children?

Shannon said...

Foggy: Yes, I have two cars. And diamond shoes and a ruby crown. I'm secretly independently wealthy.

Brando - Er, no. Not good timing. Though I did give away Globey the Globe Bar to a passing band of gypsies, so we'll have plenty of room.

Brando said...

We can joke about media coverage refugees overstaying their welcome. We can joke about Marvellous running a farmer's market out of her apartment next door. We can even joke about subletting the balcony to vagabonds and well-wishers. But we shall NOT JOKE ABOUT LOSING GLOBE BAR! Not now, in the year 1 A.G.B. (Anno Globio Barrus, or In the Year of Our Globe Bar).