“I am looking for a dare to be great situation.”

Exhausting!  That is the only way to describe this week.  Thank God it’s done.  This weekend is going to be a giant ctrl-alt-delete, and next week it’ll start all over.

I interviewed this week for a job that I really wanted.  I thought it went well, but I found out the next day that I didn’t get the job.  GRRRR!!!!  I had a meltdown at church.  I quit one ministry on Tuesday, had a “come-to-Jesus” meeting with my pastor the next day, and now I am unquit from the ministry.  And, yes, today “unquit” is a word.

I’m tired of introspective posts.  I’m tired of thinking about who I am, trying to figure out who I am, how far I’ve strayed from who I am, what I need to do to get back to who I am, who I’m going to be tomorrow, what I’m having for breakfast, and what color underwear I’m going to wear.  So, I shan’t.

Today I broke out the Best Self cards again.  I opened the box and pulled out a card and chuckled when I read it because I knew exactly who I would write about.

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Which character from a book or movie would you most like to meet, and why?

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Yep, that guy.  Mr. Lloyd Dobler.  The Cameron Crowe-John Cusack character from Say Anything . . . that gave millions of women unrealistic expectations of men for years.

What woman doesn’t want a man that knows what he wants and doesn’t want to do?

What woman doesn’t want to be wooed by a man standing outside her window with a boombox blasting Peter Gabriel?

What woman doesn’t want a man who is looking for a dare-to-be-great situation?

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I say again that Lloyd Dobler and Say Anything . . .  gave millions of women unrealistic relationship expectations for YEARS!  I am admittedly one of those women.  My husband knows about my love for Lloyd Dobler though.  He knows my weakness for Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes.”  He knows that if the movie is on t.v. then we are going to watch it.

Millions of women wanted to be kissed in the rain because of Lloyd Dobler.  We wanted to break up with our true love with an ink pen so that we could go back to him and tell him “I need you.”

We wanted our true love to want nothing more than to support us in whatever dream we were chasing, even if that meant dropping everything and flying halfway around the world.  We wanted people to think our relationship with someone wouldn’t work, because “you just described every great success story.”  We wanted to walk through a parking lot and have our true love kick broken glass out of the way so that we wouldn’t step in it.  We wanted our true love to get “that look in his eyes at the end of the night,” go through all the feelings and arguments, and then attack him anyway.  We wanted a man to want us as much as Lloyd Dobler wanted to be with Diane Court.

Lloyd Dobler ruined dating for an entire generation of women, and we still love him!

Sorry guys.

Until next time . . .

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