Normally, I stick to my favorite expression “there is always less traffic on the high road.” And I have certainly found this to be true. Sometimes it’s just really not worth it, especially when dealing with morons. This thought process also goes along with the whole “you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar” and there’s the ever popular Golden Rule. I personally pride myself on being a good person. (Except during a big clearance sale, or race, or bufftet, then it’s every man for himself!) I’m actually a firm believer that most people are good. Most. Honestly, I don’t understand people who get off on being A-holes or Bee-otches. I prefer kindness, but then again, I can be a little bit too nice sometimes. I digress.
Every now and again, when I get the gumption or someone really, truly pisses me off, I must let the old EFF YOU out. Usually, the best way to piss me off is to be cruel or mean to a family member, friend, animal, or the “little guy.” I used to get myself in trouble a lot for sticking up for the little guy. (Actually, I got my house egged the crap out of in high school one time because I told some dudes to shut it while they were picking on a female classmate. My mom’s still pissed about it all these years later.)
Anyway, for some reason lately, I’ve been feeling the urge to yell EFF YOU! I think it’s a work stress thing rearing it’s ugly head, in addition to fantasizing about people who I should have probably said it to and didn’t. Oh, and also I need to increase my mileage to relieve a bit more of that stress (I had to throw in running somewhere).
But thanks to Cee Lo Green (you know him from Gnarls Barkley & Goodie Mob), that urge is passing as I just pop this song on the old iPod and suddenly I am simultaneously telling everyone EFF YOU! In fact, I’m singing it at the top of my lungs. And you know what? I feel great when the song ends. So good in fact, I play the damn thing again.
Today, I am thankful for Cee Lo Green and his expletive filled lyrics. The song just makes me laugh. And yes, curse.
What are you thankful for today?
LOL…YEAH…BIG-UP Cee Lo! There has been swearing in songs for ages…but this is actually nice. I can't get the song up out of my head now.
haha. what a great way to channel your feelings into a less potentially harmful place!
I'm thankful for being able to run again, even if I am very slow still!
LMAO!!!! Seriously hilarious! Must download!
Q has a brain? what? 😉
Love the song. I know. I know. You are NOT surprised. 😉
You would be surprised to hear my internal dialog when I am talking with someone dumb. I agree with you 100% — there are times to speak up and when you feel like you need to, that is probably one of those times.
Here's to the little man…
he's got a nice tie!
Effin Hell yes!!!! Let it out..
I heard that song this morning… and thought to myself… "what a fine work of art"
Here is another good one for you from Lilly Allen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg7jA-H-jMo
This song is great to sing out loud sometimes too! 🙂
Hey there! Just wanted to say I'm a newcomer to your blog! I'm gonna have to check out that Cee Lo song. I tend to go the Eminem route on those days…Or yes, go run more. 🙂
Music makes things better. I heard 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' the other day and it just put a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Oldie but goodie.
To keep with the theme of your post, I am thankful for car windows. They protect me from the wrath of those other drivers that might have an occasional Eff You yelled at them from the safety of my driver's seat! With the window up they'll never hear me, yet I get the satisfaction of giving them what for!
NPR had a story on about this the other day, saying that the censored version just wasn't worth it. Swear it up! Get it out!
haha! I l-o-v-e that! Sometimes you just gotta let out the ol' F-U!
Heck yes! Ain't that some sh*t! Great song! 🙂
I love the video…
Thanks for sharing….
ok, i am late to the party because i am back-reading blogs from the three weeks i was on vacay, but i just have to say this has me LMAO! i can totally picture you listening to this loudly and singing along. so, so funny! you are awesome!