i {heart} pessimism

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An old ex with whom I remain on friendly terms (isn't that a shocker) called me and was joyfully telling me of his newfound love. We chatted awhile of various couples we knew. He talked of his congratulations, I placed specific bets on their breakup dates. He will forever be the romantic and, according to him, I will always be the fatalist.

I laughed at his childish ways of thinking that "everything will work out". He scoffed at my inability to believe that "everything will work out".

"It's no wonder we didn't last. You were counting down the days until we broke up!"

"At least I wasn't surprised!"

2 Responses to “i {heart} pessimism”

  1. Anonymous steelcowboy 

    Those who expect the worst are seldom disappointed...

  2. Anonymous Mikey 

    If it's something that you care enough about, even if you expect the worst, you're still disappointed.

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This odd narrative is my life. I ended up in Pittsburgh, of all places--from the beach. I have no hobbies, other than cooking excessively and eating microwave popcorn. I enjoy shopping, the Food network, hiding the remote so the Food network cannot be turned off, find ethnic food stores and restaurants and reading voraciously. My life is decidedly pedestrian.

I worked in the car business where I was required to be ruthless and soul-less wench, which is when I started this project. Since then, I've kept it up because secretly, I've always wanted to join the military. Every male in my mother's family has joined and I quietly entertain thoughts of joining. I haven't yet and don't know if I ever will, but sending the troops cookies keeps me sane. it makes me think I still have a shred of human kindness left in my withering soul. it's a small way for me to salute the men and women who are brave enough to fight for freedom. And makes me feel like I'm contributing toward troop morale--even if I'm not. So if you want to help, send me addresses of troops you know stationed overseas. you may also contribute toward the cost of chocolate chips, but don't feel obligated, that link is here only by request.

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