Every comment is a brick in the bridge to whatever comes next for us.
My workweek has been 80% meetings, 15% thinking about meetings, and 5% remembering that self-care is a thing I should be devoting more of my time to. I skipped Pilates all week and haven't even used my brand-new new-brand of Scientology sauna yet -- I mean, life is tough!
So, I would be especially grateful to you, dearest readers, for some info on how you boost yourself up - health-wise and otherwise - when you are stressed and short on time. Kava tea? Self-massage? Prescription meds? Reminding yourself that if not every single one of the items on your List Of (Self-)Important Things gets done, it's not the end of the world? (Because, as I tell Charlotte when she's overly stressing, "Only the end of the world is the end of the world.")
If you're like me and tend to shove self care to the bottom of your "Absolutely Has To Get Done Three Days Ago" list, here are eight other topics you're welcome to talk about or ignore at your discretion:
Are you desperate to see any film festival movies or anything else soon to be in theaters?
Have you downloaded the 'My Idol' app yet?
What type of take-out do you order most often?
Did you do anything for Earth Day?
How horrified are you of the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge?
What's the most-used product in your bathroom right now?
Have you ever used an air-sickness bag for its intended purpose?
Do you believe my uncle when he says that 95 percent of people would steal if they knew they could get away with it?
Answer any of those, talk about other crap, or suggest some questions you would like answers to from this wonderful vibrant community next week. And stay golden forever and always.
PS And to get you started, in case you are feeling like you can't just say absolutely any little thing you want in these Way Open Thread comments, I will start by telling you that yesterday, Amber was taking my picture in the little kitchen area here at xoJane HQ and she made me laugh so hard that I farted where some nearby salespeople heard it, one (reflexively and understandably) commenting, "Gross!" Now you go.