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S vintage star
S filipina now living in california
S obsessive-compulsive... make that compulsive-obsessive... no, obsessive-compulsive
S cold all the time (literally)

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Why is Life Cold?

i actually have a very happy life. i just saw this graphic one day and got an inspiration for another blog. why not write about the stuff that makes life cold? from the huge, catastrophic, life-altering events to the seemingly trivial, little incidents that rub you the wrong way. it doesn't have to be a personal experience, it can be something observed.

on writing these down, my intent is to learn to appreciate life more and have a better handle on things when life throws you a curve ball. i want whoever will read this to contemplate, not get depressed. hopefully, you'll share with me your experiences as well so we can learn from each other.

p.s. it doesn't always have to be cold

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If It Makes You Happy

There are a few songs that when I come across while scanning radio stations, I have to stop and listen to. Most of the time I sing along. In the case of Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy", I belt. I don't consider it a favorite, but I just love singing, er, yelling the chorus at the top of my lungs (only when I'm driving in the car, mind you, and by myself... most of the time).

This song has served as a strong personal ethos for me since I first heard it.

If it makes you happy
It can't be that baaaaad

It seems so simple yet makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, I have also used those two powerful lines to justify some questionable actions on my part. I consider myself a good girl with a generally proper upbringing, but it's probably that mindset that drew me to adapting this song as a motto in the first place. I have experimented, because it made me happy. It made me happy, so it can't be that bad. My problem is the next two lines.

If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad

Now this brings in the factor of guilt. You are sad because you know whatever you did that made you happy is bad. Why can't Sheryl just leave the two lines the hell alone? This is probably why I don't consider the song a favorite. And why I don't like Sheryl Crow.

Random songs that I always stop channel scanning for:
The Reason (although I'm starting to get sick of this)
She's Gone
Shut Up
Cool Change
Every Breath You Take
Here Without You
Your Smiling Face
Got To Be Real
any Basia song
Modern Love
Forever Young

Vangie Fuhrman got cold on 10.25.2004 8:22 PM. |

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