August 13, 2004

Hi, my name is Don't Bee, and I am a Hard-on-self-aholic

My husband is fussing at me because I won't stop running his best girl down. And he's right.... I need to cut myself some slack before my brain explodes.

Remember Romper Room? No? I KINDA do -- a little. In my probably faulty memory it had this BEE on it, a BEE who was virtuous and kind, and he was DO BEE, and then there was an equal and opposing BEE OF EVIL (named DON'T BEE, natch). And there were several songs associated with DO BEE, but the one that I remember was a listing song that told kids things to BEE or not to BEE, and the song would have lines like....um.... DO BEE A TURN TAKER! DON'T BEE A ME FIRSTER! I wish there was a way to get the TUNE to you---it's very simple and cheerful.

I have been treating myself as if I am the living embodiment of DON'T BEE. I plough through August, hoping my heart will not burst from all the MOVING and DEADLINE stress, and I feel I can't do anything right...Anythign I DO do is not the thing I NEED to be doing. And if I pause for some sort of recreation, The DO BEE song starts going off in my head...

DO BEE A BOX PACKER!
DON'T BEE A YACK ON PHONER!

DO BEE A DAILY BLOGGER!
DON'T BEE A NAPPING PROCRASTINATOR!

DO BEE A NOVEL FINISHER!
DON'T BEE A SIT UP TIL ELEVEN DRINKING WINE AND PLAYING THE NEVERWINTER NIGHTS EXPANSION PACK SO YOUR HALF-ELF RANGER CAN LEVEL UP TO BECOME A PRESTIGE CLASS SHADOW DANCER WITH DUAL WIELD ASTRAL BLADES ON A NIGHT WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A BABYSITTER LINED UP FOR THE NEXT MORNING SO YOU CAN REWORK YOUR CRAPULANT CHAPTER TEN AND GET FOURTEEN WRITTEN-ER!

Since I am congenitally UNABLE to stop flogging myself for my short-comings, at least I can do it via a cheerful little tune!

MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

Posted by joshilyn at August 13, 2004 8:17 AM
Comments

DO BEE seemed like such a nice bug in kindergarden. Where is a monster fly swatter when you need it as an adult.

Posted by: allison at August 13, 2004 12:09 PM