life is not so stinking bad

November 13th, 2006 by amy

Below are excerpts from an IM conversation with Kris which shows our particular dark version of optimism and a bit about why she is one of my most favorite people.

A:
I often console myself w/ the ‘could be worse’ thing :) you know it’s almost a mental habit “well, yes, ok, so a bear is chewing my arm off, at least he’s not wearing patcholli”

K:
freaking patchoulli…. you’re right… couldn’t be worse than that i don’t think… well actually blueberry would be worse for me… and i have a particular aversion to nag champa

A:
unless there was really awful Jazz playing, kenny G maybe

K:
i’m laughing too hard to think of anything good to make it worse…. only rabies comes to mind

A:
Jerry Lewis w/ rabies chewing off your arm

K:
i’m thinking jennifer lopez…. though if she had rabies she’d die soon and that would be enough to make it a good thing

A:
ha! optimist!

K:
even if she was chewing off my arm…and wearing nag champa

A:
yeah, you could think “die JLo! die! you water-fearing hag!”

K:
yeah…. i truly can’t think of anything worse…. unless her album or one of her movies was playing in the background….. i think how much I hate her everytime i see her

A:
lol!…
now you’ll think “rabies, chewing off my arm, die JLo die!”

K:
oh you know it… it will make me laugh now when i see her….. so actually….. at least i have something to laugh about now….life is actually not so stinking bad

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