Reasons to be Cheerful

Universal Just Shut Down Production on 'Bride of Frankenstein' - Bloody  Disgusting

[Thanks to Mr. Whitham for the idea. BTW, if you assumed I was invulnerable I have to confess, I’ve got covid right now]

You don’t have any idea what is going on.

Our Sun will turn into a red giant and engulf the Earth in five billion years… this means there will only be a maximum of one and a half billion Fast and Furious sequels… unless Netflix turns it into a series… which they almost certainly will…

Your dog loves you… or when you get home he’s being EXTREMELY sarcastic.

Your kids have grown up as literate and insightful adults making their tell-all autobiographies on how you ruined their lives all the more compelling.

You are finally eating the amount of vegetables that doctors recommend. Too bad you only managed to do that by falling down a freshly-mown hill with your mouth open.

Be cheerful knowing that you’ve always got tomorrow to try to reverse the mistakes and problems that you’ve caused… and you’ve got the day after that to reverse the problems you caused while trying fix to the original problems…

I’m cheerful because I know that, out there, there’s a woman who’s made just for me… probably out of stolen body parts and with a diseased murderer’s brain.

The best reason to be cheerful is because YOU ARE YOU… so, no one else has to take THAT awful soul-killing job.

With covid around for the last two years, those of us with a surgical mask fetish are finally SATISFIED.

Be cheerful because God loves you; however, he also loves your enemies… maybe more than he loves you ever since he saw you kick that dog when you thought no one was looking…

26 thoughts on “Reasons to be Cheerful

  1. Damn.
    That’s not a commentary on your writing but an exclamation of sorrow the Covid plague found you. Hope you’re not experiencing serious symptoms and it passes quickly.
    As for your post, you know the Fast and Furious series can survive a global apocalypse. Matter of fact I think that one is already in development.

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  2. I also thought I was home free. Got it. Ended up in the ICU, just like one one of those stories in the papers. Long story, but I’m fine now. Just not as energetic as before. Take nothing for granted. (I did get a nice break from “work” however. Too bad we need to get “sick” before we can get paid time off. Spent too much time on Reddit.

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    1. Well, that’s terrifying!

      Actually, last night, while the symptoms were making themselves known, a commercial came on that said, “NINE…. OUT OF TEN… COVID DEATHS ARE PEOPLE OVER FIFTY”

      That ruined my night…

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      1. Many of the deaths are from pre-existing conditions like COPD, etc. Do you have a pre-existing condition? Asthma? Anything like that? I’ve had friends who’ve died from Covid which is shocking.

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      2. I don’t think I have any preexisting conditions. It seems to be progressing exactly like it did with my son… same symptoms in the same time-frame.


  3. Well, crap 😕 Not much to say except ‘take especially good care of yourself’ 🙏💕💕💕 (And for the record, you made me laugh several times over this one, especially: “Your dog loves you… or when you get home he’s being EXTREMELY sarcastic”). I sure hope you feel better soon, Charlie…xo

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  4. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” –Mark Twain
    If Mark Twain was your inspiration for writing this post, I regret to say it didn’t cheer me up one bit. However, it did motivate me to write this comment, which I feel is worth two bits (adjusted for inspiration).

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    1. It’s really the only reason I write. My ego really doesn’t need it; but, I like laughter. I used to go to really funny movies over and over just to hear the audience laugh. You know… Like The Jerk and The In-Laws…

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