Friday, April 4, 2008

Constant refrains

Do you find yourself saying the same things to yourself, day after day?

Some of them are things you haven't gotten around to doing. As I lug our old plastic laundry basket around the house for the thousandth time, I think to myself: "I've got to get those flexible tubs I read about on Cool Tools."

Some of them are voices from your past. As a teenager I read some fashion magazine where Jaclyn Smith was asked about her makeup regimen. She said that she regarded foundation as her defense against the elements -- the sun, the wind, etc. I think about that nearly every time I put on foundation.

What pieces of advice, information, or eternal reminders run through your mind on a regular basis?


Justin Ray said...

I think my most common is "Justin, don't be lazy." I chide myself for minutes of laziness at work or for days spent in idleness. Especially on days off or when I am sick (like now), I constantly warn myself against being useless.

Eric Grubbs said...

"I'm a good person even though I make mistakes." Sounds simple, but I tend to forget this . . .

Meeshell said...

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles often gave little bits of advice at the end of the show. One in particular always stuck in my mind-- turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth. Perhaps because of the strange image of green, human sized turtles with frothy mouths crowded in a bathroom together. I think about it nearly everytime I brush my teeth.