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Weekly Nag [Feb. 26th, 2007|08:28 am]
terribleturnip
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Call your mother. Or someone who is like a mother to you. Someone who probably doesn't get told often enough how important they are to you. I know, you don't have time....dude, don't be lame, you've got a wireless phone or cell phone. You can reach out the front door and ring the doorbell when it's time to hang up.

But really -- you can be deep and think...hey, I might die tomorrow or she might die and this might be my last chance. Although you should try not to be such a drama queen.

Just do it because even if it might be painful during the call, you'll probably make her day. And you'll feel better having done it. And it's all about the endorphins.

This spills from talking to a neighbor and reminiscing about some graffiti that someone spraypainted on our road right before Halloween. No gang tagging for us. No "Kyle & Amber 4ever". Instead, we get literary-minded vandals.

Painted on our road in neon orange was "Read Tolstoy".

Which started a semi-serious campaign to include that in our Halloween theme that year -- that we would cover the entire street in exhortations to become a better person. I have the list -- and when I don't have the time or energy to be entertaining, I figure I can nag. After all, telling people what to do...is what I do.
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[User Picture]From: faithellen
2007-02-26 01:55 pm (UTC)
Okay, the doorbell thing? Is sheer genius. I've been using my mom's old "my permanent press is buzzing" thing, but never really put my heart into it.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2007-02-26 02:32 pm (UTC)
Just do it because even if it might be painful during the call, you'll probably make her day. And you'll feel better having done it. And it's all about the endorphins.

And when they are gone, no amount of dialing will get you back in contact.
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[User Picture]From: madam_macaw
2007-02-26 02:35 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful idea. I have to admit, I normally get so caught up in my daily activities (work, kids, house, etc.) that when I finally get a chance to relax and settle down, it is too late for a phone call to Mom and Dad.

I always try to tell my hubbie and kids every day how much I love them and get kisses from hubbie everytime he or I leave. You never know when it is your time to go. So true.

BTW - it was great seeing you again on Saturday. I will post pics later on.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2007-02-26 03:57 pm (UTC)
After all, telling people what to do...is what I do.

Housepets not listening to you again?
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