Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stressed out and feeling bleak?

I know I shouldn't just blog when I am feeling good. I shouldn't just write about the happy or poignant stuff in life. Real life isn't like that, we all know. The good, bad and the ugly.

Unfortunately, I don't ever know what to write about when I am down or stressed or crabby or scared. Heaven forbid writing about being stressed, crabby or scared! What a droll read that would be.

But, in all actuality when I am not feeling very chipper is probably the best time for me to write instead of living inside my head and feeling sorry for myself.

What do you do when you are stressed out and feeling bleak?

I escape. Novels are good. Pile them up and whip through them like chocolates. Funny movies? Yes, that's works too.

Last night, I rented Raising Arizona, a late 80's classic by the Cohn brothers with Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter. Molly and I were scrolling through I-tunes movies and we started getting to the old stuff. Suddenly, I remembered Raising Arizona as one of my all time favorite movies on the planet. Was Molly ready for it? I thought so and we gave it a whirl last night.

First, in preparation, I explained several times, that the whole movie was about people making very bad decisions. But, after all that hand wringing, Molly loved it.

We laughed hard and tried to ignore the potty mouth. I felt nostalgic for all those wacky 80's fashions. Did we really wear that stuff?

It was fun and I am tempted to watch it again right now.


Anonymous said...

I have a hard time with being down, most people have no idea because I hide it very well but inside I am all eaten up. From what you have told me that is what Bloging is all about, letting people know we are human to share what you have found and share that you are stressed, crabby or scared.
Cut loose, there are a lot of folks who ride roller coasters and need to know they are not alone. My movie to watch when I am down is Being There with peter sellers, you may need to watch it a few times but it has a great ending. It is one of my top ten movies of all time, my oldest son was named after the lead character. Take care, Smitch

Shea's Mom said...

Thanks Mitch.

You are right. And, fabulous movie. Great book too.

Chat soon?

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