Sunday, February 26, 2006

Trying to put on a happy Monday face

First off, I need to update my Blog-A-Ma-Roll since there are so many of you I read daily now (even if I don't get the chance to comment as often as I'd like), who weren't on there previously. So I promise to do so tomorrow...ok, maybe Tuesday. Monday nights tend to mainly consist of "how-quickly-can-I-undress-and-get-to-bed" these days.

Secondly, since it's Sunday night, and you know how I do enjoy being depressed at such a time (although I must say that this week's existential crisis actually occurred in the MORNING, so we're all done now), I just had to give you guys a few links to both frighten and then hopefully inspire.

My sorority always did say to end on a positive.

*Now, if this doesn't scare the shit out of you, I don't know what will. I can't tell you how much I worry for future generations of women.

*First you split with your longtime fiancee, now this. Get well, Ms. Crow.

*I am sad the Olympics are over, and I think I have an itty bitty crush on Apolo Anton Ohno. No, actually, I just think he has the most gorgeous teeth I have ever seen. I'm just jealous.

Oh, and if I were a gay man, I would be ALL OVER that Johnny Weir. Always did like the iconoclasts.

*This story made me cry. I love that kind of feel-good stuff...can't help it.

Everybody have a good week ahead, and keep kicking ass!


Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen said...

Okay, the story about the autistic boy makes my week and restores my faith in the world. You just have to love when these things work out.

Of course the South Dakota story chills my blood. SO I guess, once agan, it's all about balance.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous mamacita said...

I used to be thankful at times that you were living in the U.K. for just the kind of nonsense going on in South Dakota. Let's be sure and vote in lots more conservatives.

The most moving story associated with the Olympics [to me] was the African American man who received the Congresssional Medal of Honor from Clinton for his service in WWII near Torino. Talk about a valuable story! The best part was the recipient's attitude. He's a better man than I'd be.

Maybe next week you can dream your panic attack so that when you wake up it'll be over.

Here's to a set of wonderful experiences this coming week!!!

11:13 PM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

The South Dakota thing really scares me. I just keep thinking, "And here it starts..."

I afraid the constitution will be unrecognizable in a few years, once this new Supreme Court has had its way.

5:35 AM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

I saw the story on the news about the autistic boy and loved it. They said Disney had already contacted him to do a t.v. movie about him.

Have a good week Brooke!!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I always knew there was something just a little funky about SD.

I loved the story of the Autistic boy!! I work with special needs kids in swimming classes and it's so great to see one of the succeed on a big stage.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

You know what helps on Mondays? COOKIES.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Hi Brooke! Have a great great week!

8:18 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Don't be blue. Monday's are the perfect days to say, "Aw fuck it. I have all week to do this." :)

10:22 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

I have a little Apolo crush too. It's not just the teeth, girlfriend. He's just flippin cute! I'm sad it's gonna be another 4 years. But hey, that's 4 years without Dick Button, at least....
And just think... spring is one day closer. Oh wait, that probably doesn't mean as much to you...

10:32 AM  
Blogger strangelittlemama said...

oh. my. god. I just finished running & now I'm teary and sweaty. Nice!

Apolo is my boyfriend, sorry!

11:32 AM  
Blogger little sister said...

Wow...J-MAC is awesome! Indiana is the basketball state....too bad he's not going to school here! Probably take him just 2-3 more games to out-do Kobe Bryant!

And well, I'm the last person who can be critical of blog-a-ma-rolls that need updating. I'm seriously behind!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous m-i-l said...

Sheesh! Now I get nagged if I don't comment! ;-D Even though I don't understand 90% of what you're writing about today, here goes :

Blog-A-Ma-Roll: Aaaaaarrrrrrggghhh! Not more updates! I spend half my mornings reading blogs already! (And then when I comment on one of them and not on Brooke's I'm in the dog-house! ;-D )

S. Dakota: I'm afraid there seems to be so much in the US that we here in the UK consider backward and anti-feminist! This sort of thing is the reason. (Sorry if that offends anyone.) I know the whole of the US is not the same, but this is the sort of thing we hear about in the UK and make judgements accordingly :-(

Sheryl Crow: I don't know her, but a dear friend of mine is at present recovering from a radical mastectomy. Very sudden, following a routine mammogram. Ladies, please do check yourselves regularly and get a mammogram if you notice any changes! Oh, and can I just advertise the fact that breastfeeding prevents breast cancer? Ladies who're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, please note. It's what breasts are for. Use 'em!

Apolo what's-his-name: Not my style! Looks like he's got too many teeth for my liking! :-0

Johnny Weir: Who?

J-Mac, the autistic boy: I don't understand the first thing about the sport, but I gather "the boy done good"! Good for him! :-D Anyone who overcomes a disability deserves recognition and praise for their achievements.

Now, have a good week, y'all ;-)

Love xx

12:37 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

I saw the story about the boy. Man! I wish I heard news like this all of the time. Juxtaposed against what Republicans are doing in the news.

Apolo Ohno is Funklord of the USA. Too cute!

5:25 PM  
Blogger No name said...

Loved the J-MAC story. Thanks for the link! It brightened my day.

6:42 PM  
Blogger G/\R*E said...

So happy for Apolo, but upset because I missed his winning race.

I herd about the autistic kid this morning on the radio, very touching. It gave me goose bumps and made me smile.

You have a great week also Brooke!

9:28 PM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

I was crushed by the news on Sheryl Crow. Have been a fan for a long time, thought that she and Lance seemed to be a real couple and not a "celebrity couple" so was sad when they split. And now this. We're the same age. My mom died of breast cancer. My sister died of another type of cancer when she was 33. This just hit me hard....

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I do also wish that there could me more news like the J-Mac story. What an awesome way to begin and end a basketball career!

Hope you have a wonderful week. Hey, it's Tuesday already!

5:08 AM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

Have the best week ever and I need to tone down my ass kicking this week.

3:31 PM  
Blogger No name said...

Hi Brooke - Tigerlily here. Had to change my ID and URL. You can call me Shell. I've moved to

12:27 PM  
Blogger Nabeel said...

thanks for the week wish .. hope u have a nice week too .. and man it's hard to keep a happy monday face .. dang ..

6:51 PM  

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