Friday, March 06, 2009

Smells Like Fear

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to serve our small downtown district as the chief organizer (heh!) of the 'Decorating Committee.' I scoff at the idea of me being the leader of anything and find it especially hilarious that I have one single person (my friend Lorie) to help with the project of beautifying our town. Oh, and did I mention the budget for this task is like butkus? Yes folks, though we lack an in house Rumplestiltskin, we WILL be trying to spin straw into gold.

So here's the thing. I've been kinda dragging my ass on getting anthing started. As a clever ruse I've been blaming it on the weather, which has been rather cooperative in that department (thanks, 6" of snow!) So for the last few days I've been kind of obsessing over what exactly I should do and how I should get the ball rolling. Then last night I had a dream and it went something like this:

I shit my pants... yes, that's right, filled 'em. Though I didn't realize it right away, I knew something just didn't 'feel' right. Eventually things started getting REAL messy and as I worked at cleaning up the trail of feces I had left behind, I noticed I was surrounded by people I didn't know, all grimacing at the mess I had made.... And then I woke up!

Now, if that's not foreboding? I don't know what is.

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Blogger Katy said...

Oh boy, that's a freaky dream!

So let me get this right, you have to decorate the whole downtown with no money? They must think you are a magical leprechaun!

Good luck!

10:15 AM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Lisa Petrarca said...

I wrote a little bit about fear and self doubt (Making a U-Turn List). It's something I struggle with so I decided to finally confront ME.

I'm starting to feel better with each new accomplishment. Sounds like your fear presents itself in the form of CRAPPING YOU PANTS...EWWWE...BUT I CAN RELATE!

I'm sure you'll do great, just get'll turn out good!

8:31 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger lime said...

oh man! that is a stress dream if ever i heard one!

10:16 AM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger Chris said...

Ha ha maybe you watched SNL last night before falling asleep and the spoof of the Activia commercial that they did.

I don't envy you and your new role. Every time I get involved with stuff like that, the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished" seems to prove true.

11:10 AM, March 08, 2009  
Blogger EmBee said...

Hi Katy,
Shouldn't you be studying? Thanks for stopping by! Might as well be a leprechaun with the budget they've alotted.

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for the positive message!

You're not kidding Lime!

Chris, I DID watch SNL but I had the dream BEFORE the Activa spoof... My fav was 'The Rock Obama', what a great play on words, wish I'd thought of it.

And yes, no deed goes unpunished INDEED!

2:00 PM, March 09, 2009  

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