It’s been almost a week since I found that message that would bring me close to a heart attack. At the time, I was ready to just die of humiliation. So strange to think how things can change so drastically in just a matter of days. All of it seem like nothing now. I’m in a completely different place right now and delighted that I didn’t wallow in it.
I’d venture to say that I’ve done a complete 180. Boom Boom on the other hand, would call it a 360. I know this because we had this conversation last Tuesday:
Boom Boom: How’s such and such doing?
Me: Seriously, he’s like a different person. You wouldn’t even know him now.
BB: God, it’s like he did a total 360.
Me: Actually, that would mean that he was exactly the same. I think you mean a 180.
While we were in in line for The Colbert Report we were chatting about her ability to get common sayings completely wrong. That’s one of the things that I love most about her. It takes a good friend to be able to translate some of her attempts. For example, if she tells you that your “necklace is back at the beginning”, that means that the clasp is at the base of your neck. The second she said those words to me I knew exactly what she meant, but I proceeded to mock her anyway.
She and Depeche Mode were coming up with a list of other sayings she messed up. By far the best one has to do with the gift horse and it’s mouth.
Normal Person: Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Boom Boom: Never kick a gift horse in the mouth.
I think I pulled something when she said it. Seriously, tears were streaming down my cheek. As Depeche Mode and I proceeded to mock her for that, she explained at kicking it in the mouth was far worse than looking at it in the mouth. She does have a valid point.