Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Will the real El Guapo please stand up and take your pinata's home!

I believe it was "Lucky Day" who said "In a way, each of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be *the actual* El Guapo!"

While I may not be facing the actual El Guapo I can't help but come back to using him symbolicly. If stress was a pinata then I would say that I have been dealing with a plethera and I'm not handling it as best as I could.

Exercise would most likely be a good thing but for two weeks (gasp) I have done nothing. This quite frankly sucks and I need to man up and do something about that.

Can't fully decompress after work because we have other things going on. Such as selling our house. We are moving in April to a new home three miles away. This process began last September and I really thought once our house sold the stress would go down. That has not been the case it seems like we are more busy now with plans, specs and getting organized.

Work OMG work! If my supervisor tells the New York office yes to one more project!!! We are severly understaffed and the guy can't tell the home office no. Yes business has to go forward, but if he would just listen to the four guys working for him it could be so much smoother. I'll say no more as I get quite mad over it.

One other thing I have caught myself doing is having one or two drinks in the evening. Outside of the occasional bottle of premade Margaritas, alcohol is not something I generally do keep in the house. Don't worry I'm not turning into drunkard. But I do think stress is why I have been having those drinks. I came to that realization a couple nights ago and that ends now.

The winter blues have set in bad for me too.

Finally in a bit of did you know triva. Which of the men pictured above is unlikely to show you his badge?

In a film carrer that spanned 30 years, Alfonso Bedoya(D)in the role of "Gold Hat" first spoke the now famous and often repeated line "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges." in the 1948 film "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"


Amanda said...

Well this post is full of a plethora of problems you're facing. As soon as I saw the title I had to laugh about the singing bush, El Guapo and the whole darn movie! Love it!!

I know what you mean about not handling the stress well. I am right there with you. It drains me mentally and physically, I stop caring about me and start eating anything I can find, and life just isn't much fun.

Congrats on selling the house and that part of the stress will at least be over once you get in the new house. Try to think of it as an adventure instead of a stressful situation. I know, easier said than done.

Work - I hear you on this one too. I have a new boss that won't push back and expects me to be an expert at things I've never even seen before. I can't keep up and I end up wanting to cry or scream most days. This leads to not wanting to work out, even though I know I'll feel beter if I do.

Careful with the alcohol. Not because I'm worried that you're going to end up a drunkard, but because they are just empty calories that add up quickly.

You'll get back on track. Just remember things will be easier if you take care of yourself first.

And - I know I don't need no stinkin' badge :)!

sambycat said...

my advice to you - start drinking heavily.