The Time For Whining is Over

Dear Diary …

So you’re probably already aware that this is going down this week ... but in case you weren’t … There’s this guy called “the President” … and we’re gettin’ a new one of ‘em on Friday. You know the guy I’m talkin’ about … the one that people either REALLY like or REALLY hate. And the ones that REALLY hate him … they are beside themselves right now and it’s ALL they wanna talk about how “He’s gonna ruin this” or “He’s bad because he did this” or “We’re all screwed because he’s gonna do this!”

And here’s what I say to all that … zip it!

Plain and simple … he’s the President whether you like it or not.

I don’t care who you voted for … one thing is crystal clear … the time for whining is OVER.

Because you now what complaining accomplishes? Nothing!

OK … not “nothing,” because it does accomplish me getting a headache when I gotta listen to it, so the ibuprofen people ... they love it. But outside of that, your whining ain’t doing any good for anybody.

If you don’t like something … do something about it. Volunteer your time or donate your money to an organization that supports the thing you believe in, or the law you wanna change, or whatever. That’s the only way the things are going to get better.

Because I can promise you this much, your politicians aren’t gonna say “Oooh well … we WERE gonna overhaul the healthcare system, but that lady keeps whining about it on Facebook, and we probably don’t wanna get on her bad side!”

Doesn't amtter what side you're on. The time for whining is over. Either do something about it or get out of the way.

Moving on Diary … Why does your brain love to mess with you so much?

I say it all the time, your brain is your own worst enemy. It forgets things, then reminds you that you forgot them at the exact wrong time. Like when I lay out my clothes to go to the gym after work, then leave the house without bringing them with me, only to be reminded of that fact when I’m about two-thirds of the way to work … just enough distance where I don’t have enough time to turn around and go get it.

That can’t possibly be by accident!

Another thing I think your brain does is purposely wipe your memory clean of something so you end up making the same mistake twice. I mean let’s be honest here … It’s pretty much the only way people have more than one child. My wife was miserable and uncomfortable for nine months, then the birth itself is a harrowing experience, and dealing with a newborn is straight-up exhausting … and yet like a year later she starts thinking “Hey maybe we should have another kid!”

That's a brainwashing ... done by your actual brain!

Since I moved to Virginia, my brain tries to trick me this time every year. And it’s doing it to me again and I’m totally falling for it.

Every single year … right around this time … I think … “Boy we’ve had a really mild winter, and spring is right around the corner!” And then EVERY year … February happens and we get walloped with a couple of snowstorms, my basement starts to flood when it melts, and the whole city loses their minds and it feels like spring is NEVER gonna get here.

And yet here I am … like a dummy … looking at the weather this week and saying, “Boy it’s been really mild … here comes spring!”

And that’s how dumb I even … I can even see this whole thing unfolding, and I’m still falling for it because my brain is in charge and its totally messing with me! Cuz how am I even gonna fight back … punch myself in the head? I’m still gonna be the one that ends up losing!

Till next time Diary … I say … Goodbye.