Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Rules

Now, I know I swore off resolutions, etc. But some good friends of mine have instituted their "rules that make us happy," and, of course, I'm now desperately trying to work out what mine would be. Theirs include always ordering a pickle plate if it's on the menu, and no more than two martinis per person, per night. I like their style. So, here are mine so far:

  1. Don't go out drinking on Wednesdays. Nothing good ever comes of it.
  2. Always order hazelnut gelato if it's there.
  3. Never eat tomatoes straight from the fridge.
  4. Don't work in your dressing gown. It is not conducive to productivity.*
  5. When stalled/mentally blocked/frustrated, put on the Fatboy Slim remix of Because I Got It Like That by the Jungle Brothers or Tribulations by LCD Soundsyste and just dance.
  6. Make the bed every single day.
  7. Always order a cocktail that lists cucumber or cucumber-flavoured liquor as an ingredient.
  8. Always watch Coming to America, Trading Places, Airplane, Blackadder, or Ferris Bueller's Day Off if you happen to come across them on tv - at no matter what stage.

This is a work in progress, obviously, but it's shaping up nicely.

* Inspired by currently being in this position and about to go for a shower due to self-sabotage.

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