This past 10 days I’ve been doing throw-back posts because I’m so super busy, but also because it’s sort of cool to look back and the old you, and the things you once thought and/or posted.
The old me was a little obsessed with Grover. And this post? It comes from January 1, 2008, which ended up being a really good year for me despite losing an election and a marriage. Whoa… I know, right? You’d think that would make a year suck. It didn’t. It actually made the year interesting and full of growth and helped me move on to this next stage, which I really like.
Here is the post! I hope you like it, THE WAY I’m LIKING THIS STAGE IN MY LIFE.
Last week I took Grover for a little field trip to a wedding. It was Grover’s first car ride and he was feeling a little bit cocky. You know, all LET ME DRIVE! LET ME DRIVE!
Grover: Pretty please with a cookie on top?
I am a softie, so I let him drive even though the speed limit on the Maine turnpike was 45 or something ridiculous like that because of the massive amounts of snow trundling down from the sky.
Grover: I LOVE DRIVING CAWWIE!
Grover, dude, can you actually see the road?
No. I drive by the power of Grover Zen.
That’s so cool Grover, that’s how I drive too.
But any way… we made it. Here are my New Year’s Resolutions via Grover. They are in second person. I’m not sure why.
1. When you see the ice cream truck or any other good thing coming up YOU MUST SQUEE and SQUEE LOUDLY! Do not be afraid to squee.
- 2. Don’t be afraid, just embrace your inner dork.
- 3. Remember to smile when you are at a wedding and someone takes your picture even though you HATE pictures. Also remember to carry that joy from the wedding into everything else you do.
Me: Doesn’t Sarah look beautiful, Grover?
Grover: Aw, Cawwie. She is the hottest bride ever. Look at her red hair. Look at her dark dress. Why did you leave me, the adorable monster, in the car?
Because, I know you, Grover. You’re kind of a horn dog.
I am not! Grover is NOT a horn dog.
I’ve seen you hump the steering wheel, Grover. I know what you’re about.
Aw, Cawwie. Even Muppets have needs.
I wanted Sarah to have a nice wedding, Grover… oh… ack. Let’s continue on here.
- 4. Sometimes when things have you down, it’s okay to just pass out.
and always ALWAYS remember to bring a barf bag because sometimes all the joy and fear that comes with being a writer and a human and/or a Muppet can get to you
Grover: Oh, Cawwie. How could you post this?
I told you not to eat ALL the ice cream in the 18-wheeler carrying the Ben and Jerry’s, Grover. You are not the ice cream monster and you are lactose intolerant, silly.
- 5. Honor all the people and/or muppets you’ve ever been and that you still have yet to become.
And that’s it! Those are the best resolutions I can think of – with Grover’s help. I hope you have an amazing 2019.
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