Life’s Lemons

You know, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Take this princess for example:

“Hey, Princess! It’s me, Prince Philip. I could slay that Dragon for you . . . with my HANDSOMENESS.”

“Hey Philip, does this sound like a phone hanging up?”

Here is a prime example of a little lady rolling with the punches and doing things her way, right? I mean, sure, it’s a little heavy on the side of chivalry-goes-out-the-window (which is NOT my stance) . . . but Philip sounded like a (forgive the word) douche. I’m glad she went all hard-core and started that band at the end instead of being swept away by a douche-in-shining-armor. Go princess, right? Way to take a rough situation and come out on top because you don’t do what’s anticipated and just try to fix everything via prince.

This innovative musical tale reminded me of an expression. You know the one. . .

And if Wicked Witches can be Drummers . . . well, don’t settle for lemonade to help your problems. Lemonade is the douche-bag option in this scenario. Since there are many wonderful concepts out there which go above and beyond lemonade, I have decided to share just a few, for inspirational reasons.

When Life Gives You Lemons. . .

#1: Be Original, for crying out loud!

#2: Jettison; Catapult; HUCK those suckers!

#3: Do what you want!

#4: Drown them in Booze*

*Um, except, don’t drink away your problems. That is dumb. Have a cocktail and then get over it!

#5: Create something deliciously marketable!

#6: Okay, too many of these involve alcohol, but you get the idea. Don’t get drunk. Just don’t suck on a plain lemon. . . liven up your cocktail!

#7: Accept them like you would any weird gift.

#8: Choose to do something refreshing and relaxing.

#9: Retaliate.

#10: Look for a greater significance in your interpretation of the lemons. You might learn something.

#11: Share them. (I think it was Calvin – from Calvin&Hobbes – who said that nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it!)

#12: Pimp those Suckers.

#13: Get Angry and Take Definitive Action.

#14: Avoid

#16: Use them for your own twisted purposes. . . 

#17: Get ARTSY

#18:REJECT those lemons.

#19: Use them as inspiration for Decor!

#20: Recieve, Reject, and . . .

Published by Abby

Dabbling in decoratives is an ongoing obsession. I love having a go at This, That and the Other. . . tackling projects that tickle my fancy, hoarding costumes (for the "Someday" that I own a dress-up tea-house for grown-ups) and hosting themed parties whenever I am not immersed in teaching French and Writing to high school students. In the interest of full transparency, there's something serious you should know: I overuse the ellipsis . . . frequently. Embarassingly enough, it seems to be the punctuation that best captures my stream of thought as it flits off of one subject and towards the next!

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