The Rest of the Lessons

30 Sep

Tomorrow is my birthday and there are 10 more lessons to go, so really this was just accidental, excellent timing. Cool.


20. If someone wants to spend time with you, he or she will. So…don’t stalk people. That’s weird. They don’t like it.

21. Gossip is for the birds. The gossipy adult men in my workplace are worse than high school girls and it is an unattractive quality no matter what your age or gender may be.

22. Be kind. For example, if you live in a townhouse, take down your wind chimes on nights that are windy as frick so your neighbors can sleep. This one is mostly just for my neighbor. Please consider this, neighbor, for my sanity.

23. Don’t take advantage of kind people. Assholes.

24. Take responsibility for your actions and own up. I’m tired of slimy, pathetic people who lie either to get what they want or lie to get out of trouble. Others will respect you for taking responsibility for your actions. Including farts. Take responsibility for those.

25. Give positive feedback and thanks to the people who work with you, for you, in customer service, your husband/wife/kids, students, anyone who does you favors etc. If you don’t, don’t be surprised when you find a human poop on your car. Underappreciation will impact the quality and loyalty of relationships, business and so on. I suppose I should be clear that I haven’t left a poop on any cars. Just thought about it. Intently.

26. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. This one is extremely important to me. Vulnerability is powerful. We live in a society that numbs vulnerability because most people see it as a weakness. I’d love to say more, but just understand that vulnerability is necessary for connection.

27. Everything in moderation. Except when it comes to drinking at your best friend’s wedding, of course. Go ahead and get trashed for that.

28. Food will not solve your problems. Not even cake or delicious Cheetos. I know, this is terrible news because I would do anything to have my problems solved by chicken wings. By all means, eat the cake and Cheetos and wings, but don’t allow food to numb feelings about what really is happening (whatever that may be).

29. No one knows what you are thinking. Voice that shit!

30. As important as it is to be you, you have to at least look like you give a shit. Don’t smell bad. Brush your hair.  That stuff.


I have to go drink expensive champagne now. Let’s do this thing!


27 Responses to “The Rest of the Lessons”

  1. 1jaded1 September 30, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Happy birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kathleen September 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


    • Kathleen September 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

      ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


      • Kathleen September 30, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

        ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
        ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
        ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
        Happy Birthday!


        • La La September 30, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

          You got pretty intense with that heart action. A million thank yous, miss!

          Liked by 1 person

          • Kathleen October 7, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

            I wanted to make sure you knew I MEANT Happy Birthday, Dammit! 😀


  3. Carrie Rubin September 30, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    You are wise beyond your years. If more people followed this advice, the world would be a better place. (And there’d be less poo on cars.)

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • La La September 30, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

      On doorsteps probably, too. Thanks, Carrie!


  4. El Guapo September 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

    Happy birthday!
    Please go do something incredibly stupid and lots of fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kourtney Heintz September 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed the champagne and no one lost an eye opening that stuff. 🙂 Great points. I love #26 and 29.


  6. renxkyoko October 1, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    happy Birthday !


  7. Anonymous October 1, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    Many Happy Returns – being kind just about sums everythng up


  8. Twindaddy October 1, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Happy birthday, La!! I loved every one of your lessons. I wish I had been more introspective at your age. Better late than never, I guess.


  9. Lori D October 1, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Happy Birthday to my fellow Libra. May you find many blessings in your 30th year and beyond. Happy Hugs. (oh, and thanks for the good tips)


  10. ddupre315 October 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    All good stuff in these lessons, specially the flinging poo, don’t do that. Hope you have a fantastic birthday and feel super loved and extra appreciated.

    Oh and hopefully no hangover upon you. *swings arm at your head* Make it so.


  11. Bob October 1, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Happy Birthday La La wishing you a smile for every giggle you’ve given the world. That’s a heaping helping of love for you!


    • La La October 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

      All are heaping helping love, and that is what makes it all so weird. So so weird.


      • Bob October 10, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

        Oh yea I know those feelings to La La. I just had my Birthday last month it was actually really hard kinda overwhelming really.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. David Stewart October 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    I just got around to reading this, so happy belated birthday. This sort of stuff is great advice and you’d think it’d be common sense, but sadly, no, a lot of times. I like #27 especially. There’s a good quote from Lost Horizon about this: everything in moderation, including moderation.


  13. Lafemmeroar October 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Happy belated birthday! I love #29. And there are plenty of “birds” perched on telephone wires… here’s to them getting shocked by lightning.


  14. BradleyRated October 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Great posts(s). Taken to heart! I turn the big 3-0 in exactly 2 weeks. Happy belated to you.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. amorningwalk October 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I read some 10 posts! All Amazing & interesting!!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. REDdog November 26, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    G’day LaLa, I spotted you in Dianas Community on her blog and wandered over to check you out and a whole bunch of your crew are familiar already, cool! Great writing, thanks for the smiles. Heading for the follow button now. Cheers REDdog


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