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Yippee-ki-yay, motherf@#%er!
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Seize the day. Put no trust in tomorrow. ~ Horace

Did you know there was a second part to the phrase Carpe diem? The whole phrase is:  Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. Try fitting that on a coffee cup!

I do love Carpe diem. It’s something you have to say with a raised fist. Every schoolteacher entering a classroom, every commuter entering the train, every mother entering the kitchen to start breakfast—shake that fist! Carpe diem! Say it like Bruce Willis in Die Hard, “Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!”

Okay, so maybe you guessed it. I need a little motivation today, and I’m going a little overboard. Shouldn’t be though. I actually got a great night’s sleep. I woke up 5 minutes before my alarm. As soon as my feet hit the floor, I shuffled to my office, cleared a spot on my desk for my phone (Lordy, you should see the stack of shit sitting in the center. Before too long I will have to raise my desk chair to see over it!), and brought my computer to life with a righteous right click.

And that quickly, I saw today’s To Do and sighed. I have a lot of words to write. A shit-ton. I’m cussing a lot today, aren’t I? You can say carpe diem without saying quam minimum credula postero, but you can’t say yippee-ki-yay without saying motherfucker. And frankly, I need to cuss to “gird my loins” before I settle down to the task at hand.

Are you with me? Want to raise that fist and shake it? Got any words of inspiration? I don’t mind if you cuss. 🙂

3 comments to “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf@#%er!”

  1. Ashlyn
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    · October 3rd, 2017 at 8:31 am · Link

    Yup! Lately I have balls of steel. Not really, but I need them, so I pretend they’re there.



  2. ButtonsMom2003
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    · October 3rd, 2017 at 11:34 am · Link

    I wish I had words for you. Unfortunately the only one I’d be able to give you is sh*t because that’s what’s been going on with me the last 2 days and I’m tired of being in the bathroom! TMI, right? 😳 At least I can still smile; your post did that for me. 🙂

    I hope the day gets better for both of us. :mrgreen:



  3. Delilah
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    · October 4th, 2017 at 8:13 am · Link

    Thanks, ladies, for your support! :mrgreen: