Non-inspirational Wednesday

Okay, so I was thinking I was going to write a post about how mercury is in renegade, because everyone I know, including myself, is stressed out, but then I googled the phrase and realized the phrase is “mercury in retrograde,” which doesn’t make any sense to me.

I told my friend that I am thinking of abandoning traditional methods of dealing with stress–journaling, reading, knitting, exercising, therapy, etc–and taking up with the woo, like shelling out for a psychic, because I find life needing more quick solutions. She was all for the psychic, claiming it was awesome. I have not yet completely embraced the woo, but I also told a different friend that for one of the first times in my life I wished I had endless piles of money, and he suggested–oddly, since he is normally relatively rational–that we go in on the lottery together. So at this point, the solution to my life problems is becoming a lottery jackpot winner, as predicted by a psychic. Great.

My normal methods of coping–trying on all the clothes in my closet and watching When Harry Met Sally, if you must know–have been thwarted because (a) I need to clean my apartment and (b) Blockbuster stopped renting VHS tapes and I only have a VHS player. (Yes, I do have a laptop, but it’s not quite the same.) In college, one of my friends told me I should just buy When Harry Met Sally, since I am overcome with a desire to watch it at least twice a year, and clearly, I should have heeded her advice. (I also am overcome with the desire to watch Center Stage on a regular basis, proving that I have terrible taste in movies.)

Anyway, I think everything I have to deal with is relatively dealable with, but hey! Maybe it is because mercury is in retrograde, whatever that means. 

Knitting-wise, this means the only thing I can knit is stockinette or garter stitch. Anyway, off to clean my apartment and knit a little before going to sleep.

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3 Responses to “Non-inspirational Wednesday”

  1. May 7th, 2009 at 5:35 am #Phoe

    I hate Mercury retrogrades. Everything goes all flooey. (It’s when the planet appears to be traveling backwards but isn’t really.)

    Still, the winning the lottery part sounds good. 🙂

  2. May 7th, 2009 at 1:40 pm #michele

    not only is mercury retrograde but there is apparently something going on with pluto too – or maybe it’s uranus – i can’t remember – but anyway something odd happening up there for the next 4 or 5 months that brings up some darker stuff and makes us look at how we’re coping or not coping. the good news (they say) is that there is good potential for personal growth right now.

    sucks though when the usual stress busters are not working. i bet you could get a VHS copy of when Harry Met Sally on ebay. and hey don’t knock your movie choices – who isn’t cheered up by Billy Crystal.

    i’ve been getting home from work a bit earlier and finding all sorts of silly old movies on TV with guys like Chevy Chase and De Niro – it’s been helping.

  3. May 8th, 2009 at 3:06 pm #Ivete

    You can borrow VHS videos from the library . . . here’s the link to the online entry for When Harry Met Sally: