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I could cry but I don’t have time…

The first time I said that I had no idea what would come out of it. I blurted it out to a friend in a moment of being ridiculously overwhelmed, much of which I am quite sure was self-imposed.

I said it and then we both could not stop laughing. One of those deep belly laughs that come from the combination of exhaustion and the realization of how absurd we had let our lives become.

It became a buzz phrase, a catch-all answer to why I can’t talk right now because the rice burned, the dog threw up, then got loose, I have nothing to wear for the black tie on Saturday, my kid has been coughing all winter (or maybe since she was born), not one, but two parents just had surgery – out of state– and a pipe just burst… all while I was on a conference call. That’s where this blog started.

Don’t worry, the kids grew up and the dog is fine. And honestly, now I have plenty of time but I still love the phrase.

This is kind of Amy meets Lucy and Ethel with a cyber twist. It is actually the step back from it all to do the one thing we do best:

Laugh. Sometimes to the point of tears.

My goal is to make this a pavlovian phrase that jerks us back and stops the nonsense. Let’s face it, none of us are half as indispensable as we make ourselves out to be. It all gets done. Some things better than others, but at the end of the day if we can’t laugh, or more importantly cry, sometimes we are missing the whole point.

So, here is my shot at making you laugh and cry…make the time.

AND check out my  photo blog at leaving the zipcode.

email me at a2zdes(at)gmail(dot)com or follow me on twitter @amyz5

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13 responses to “About

  1. jk

    you always make me laugh even when i really dont feel like it. great site, i ‘ll be back for sure…. keep the those chapters coming…. i need something to read these days………..

  2. Lon Levin

    Reading this blog is like having lunch with you, except I can do it in my underwear.

  3. amyz5

    Lon, if you promise not to wear tightie whities you can wear your underwear at lunch!

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  6. Oh wow – this is quite a discovery for me, while I eat my sandwich at work.

    I found you through Wendy’s blog – it’s fun to see what your blogging friends read, isn’t it – and I just love it. I’ll be a regular visitor. Hope you don’t mind, but I’m linking you ASAP!

    Back to work here in Oxford…

    Janet

  7. Love your site. And since you love 24 At Heart…I’m addin’ ya to MY list!

  8. just found your site, fun read I’ll be back, I have a lot to cry and laugh about

  9. Laves

    okay…. new DSL….
    I’m trying out the RSS feed.
    We’ll see..

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  12. I found you through Wendy’s blog – it’s fun to see what your blogging friends read, isn’t it – and I just love it. I’ll be a regular visitor. Hope you don’t mind, but I’m linking you ASAP!
    +1

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