Ok ok. I’ll explain.
Some days I really really don’t like myself. These are the days when I notice my jeans are too tight, but I don’t get up early to go to the gym. Or I’ve vowed to quit eating junk, and yet I have Del Taco for lunch and Cafe Rio for dinner. Or maybe I’ve even been a slob at work, and the way I feel better is by following my laziness up with an evening of watching VH1.
Those are the days I’ll never be thin enough, never be funny enough, clever enough, creative enough, smart enough. So I say, “Why bother?!” And make it even worse.
Then, every now and then, there are days when I say, “Alison you are so fab!” And to quote my friend Arin Keyser, Harvard Grad, those are the days when I scream, “I could just kiss myself!”
Today is a “kiss myself” day and I didn’t even get up and go to the gym. (It was Eric’s turn to wake us up anyway!) I’m gonna go to Yoga tonight though. HOLD ME TO IT.
Anyway…why am I so in love with myself?
Because I just made an awesome, AWESOME, list of tag lines for my mother in law’s quilting guild. Yes, Mrs. Debbie Robertson is soon to be President of the Utah Quilting Guild and she was hoping I could “use my creative mind” to help her come up with a slogan the guild could put on a personal license plate frame. So it would say…
“Something witty and concise” on top
“Utah Quilting Guild” on bottom
I don’t know if she can use any of them. But my coworker and I had such an awesome time scouring Quilting Websites and coming up with these…I don’t even care. Puns make me so happy I start panting. It’s sick.
So without further ado…
The could be future slogan of the Utah Quilting Guild. Vote on your favorite, or please, by all means contribute your own. They are still taking suggestions!
– We get snippy.
– We’re Material Girls.
– Watch out, I cut corners!
– I’m a piecemaker.
– Quilt til you Wilt!
– Honk if you’ve gotta stash.
– I’d rather be driving a Bernina.
– We’ve got nice threads.
– I like my quarters fat.
– I’d rather be quilting.
– Not as sweet as I seam.
I know. It’s hard to imagine how coming up with a list like that could make me want to kiss myself. But you know, we all deserve “kiss myself” days, and I don’t think we give them to ourselves nearly enough. We are all so freaking hard on ourselves, and push and push. So, before I get all didactic (too late) I’ll just request this:
Try to make at least one day this week, a “kiss yourself” day. Even if you don’t write about it on a blog for the world to see.
I love you all. Now go love yourself and…
Quilt your face off.