I was in Burlington, VT this past weekend, visiting my ol' college town and my friend Candy. I went with my friend Erin and the 3 of us got together because we all used to work in the ER in registration, we hadn't seen Candy in 8 years! DUDE! 8 years!
So we were walking around downtown Burlington, Church St. and we went into one of those "Life is good" stores, you know the t-shirts and hats that say "Life is good" and have a picture of a stick man doing the "good" stuff. Yea...I was in the wrong store. There was a "Life is good" t-shirt with someone running, that doesn't say life is good to me, that says, "Crap life is bad because I am being chased by wild dogs, RUN!" Or the one that had stick man holding a cup of coffee sitting in front of a fire with his dog, this one said "Happy Hour", oh dear. This scene does not make me happy, why the f*$% would I go outside and make a fire and drink coffee by it? How is that fun? This t-shirt must have been implying this is the happy hour before the end of the world and that stick dude has to eat his dog off of the fire, kinda like in Cormac McCarthy's book "The Road".
And I have said this many times, probbies on this blog...Didn't my ancestors work for hundreds of years to NOT sleep outside and pee in the woods? Well if I go and do that I am just throwing all their hard work in their face, and I can't do that!
I will honor my ancestors and make my own life is good t-shirt, with stick man sitting on a couch, with a remote, a beer and a computer and maybe a pizza, or cheese and crackers, depends on my mood.