Day 2: Something I Love About Myself

I guess I should have explained why I was writing about hating myself the other day. It’s a meme. I know. You are probably already gone, but if you are still here let me explain. I am going to try to do this 30 Days of Truth thing. Meme sounds so boring. Let’s call it 30 writing prompts. I’m not making any promises about following through. Some of these (listed at the bottom) are really scary.

In any case Day 2 is something I love about myself.

Day 2 is much harder than day 1. I can pick out 50 things that I hate about myself, but I am unaccustomed to sanctioned gloating.

This is actually hard. For a fairly self-confident person the more I think about it the more it seems I am mostly filled with self-loathing.Goon Squad Sarah and a Cardboard cutout of some guy


***three days later***

Here is what I like about myself: I crack me up.

Seriously, I think I am hilarious. Sometimes I am looking for an old post and I read something I wrote and I really make myself laugh. Other times I will be just standing all by myself in the grocery store and think of something funny and laugh out loud.

The worst is when that happens in public restrooms.

The best is when I completely forget that I wrote something and I run across it and it amuses me again. Like this or this.

I always get a kick out of the Top Chef recaps I write for MamaPop.

Sometimes my post titles make me laugh.

Oh, and this OH? Yeah, I said that.

OH-twitter-cracker barrel

The answer, by the way, is that everything tastes too sweet. Eggs shouldn’t be sweet.

Then there are the classics, like the time my underpants fell down at Tae Kwon Do (which I think would be much more amusing if it weren’t a true story), or when Ian accidentally pooped on the floor (this would also be funnier if it weren’t true) or this – you know – I might actually be laughing at myself instead of with myself. I should really be in therapy.

In the meantime, I’ll be working on this list every Monday and Wednesday until I forget or chicken out.

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Photo stolen from Laurie White’s Flickr stream. That is me and a cardboard cut out of some guy who I cannot identify.

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Following are the writing prompts for 30 Days of Truth, should you be interested in doing so yourself.

Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

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  1. You crack me up too.

  2. You crack me up too. Thanks for the links – I’m going to revisit your hilarity today.

  3. You are hilarious!

    I just have to be honest–I am stealing these prompts for NaBloPoMo.

  4. Is there really anything funnier than underpants and poop? And the Cracker Barrel quote is even funnier when I know exactly what your voice intonation sounded like when you said it. With you, it isn’t just the words. It’s the delivery.

  5. Ha, I said it that way too. Writing prompts. To try and not scare away my readers.

    Truth is, I am loving reading all of these. I had a harder time with this one than the last one too. I also love that you laugh at yourself. I find you to be down right funny.

  6. yup. yup. laughing just reading this.

  7. Sarah, you are not alone.

  8. I LOVED the underpants-falling-down story. You make me laugh, too.

  9. you crack my shit up too, even if you do eat chiken in a biskit

  10. That is one of my most favorited tweets ever, and I didn’t even say it. I can’t believe I didn’t make you mention Oates.

  11. You crack me up, all the time. Just an hour or so back, on twitter, in fact:

    “I just earned the “domestic” badge on Yelp. That is so not metal.”

    I laughed. I should tell people things like this more often. xo

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