Monday, May 03, 2010

Things I Know

In the spirit of Equire's section on Things I Know, I'm going to use my birthday to list a few things I have learned in my time on the planet. Thanks for all the sweet wishes, theme songs, and love. You guys are the very best!

Writing takes as long as it takes. If you are me, you will spend a lot of time learning this fact.

Surrender is underrated.

Friends make everything a whole lot better. The kindness of strangers also works.

A sense of humor is required for survival.

The third bottle of anything is probably a bad idea.

I love Lou Reed. My ex-husband loves Laurie Anderson. Now they are married, and we are not. The universe is a funny place.

God loves me as well as all the people I dislike. Win some, lose some.

I'm a happy person despite trying my best to fuck that up.

You can sing the songs of Zion in a foreign land.

The road does indeed end in Detroit.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Hope everyone is having a very happy day!


Scott said...


I hope your birthday is a great one. Happy B-Day, Darlin'! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Hard won wisdom is the strongest kind.

jodi said...

Michelle, I always liked, 'living well is the best revenge'. Just staying free from worry and regret is such freedom! C U 2 nite!xox

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Ha! I read Esquire too although I'm sure they'd wonder why.

You'd definitely be a woman they'd love.

Tim said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!
Sounds like you've learned some valuable things in your young life so far, love the list.
Hope you're having a great day!

the walking man said...

I have learned much on the journey and one of the lessons I learned is that "early to bed...etc." really isn't any philosophical bullshit...just that old men need a prerequisite number of hours of sleep. Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!