When Life Hands You a Lemon…
(Quote courtesy of my mum. Courtesy of some 50’s motivational dude. Courtesy of some unacknowledged yet positive sod.)
Personally, I prefer Sarah Silverman’s: “If life hands you AIDS, make lemon-AIDS.”
But I digress.
As you know, our van’s been stolen. Hmmph. I’m less impressed by the day. HOWEVER… after a very inspiring and thought-provoking conversation with the wicked Mandy Nolan (who, by the way, is the driving force behind the upcoming Bangalow Big Joke Comedy Festival), I’m beginning to see an upside.
Mandy: “So how’s your new year going?”
Me: “Good. Great. Actually…do you want the real answer?”
Me: “Well, our van got stolen.”
Mandy: “Oh no, that’s like your home!”
Me: “Yeah, it sucks.”
Mandy: “You know what you should do? You should organise a benefit gig for your stolen van! Get everybody you know together and put on a comedy night to raise money to replace it. I used to do that all the time when I was a single mum and totally broke. I reckon you should go for it.”
Me: “Hmmmmmm! You know, you might be right! Bless you Mandy. Here, have some fudge.”
*** (Hehe, gotchya! Just checking if you were paying attention, I couldn’t have passed her fudge, we were on the phone. Elementary, dear Watson…or however that pop culture references goes…)
But the rest of the conversation is entirely accurate, in all its inspiring push-starting glory. Bottom line?