Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You're just as good for me, as I hope I am for you




I would love to know what in the H is wrong with being positive and laughing a lot. Didn't expect that for a first line of Tiffany's blog did you? I'm not going to continue with "I'm so frustrated" because I'm not, I think a better word is perplexed, but laughing about it. Someone called me a goody two shoes not too long ago. Oh the HORROR! =)
Really?
Let's see. One "web defnition" of 'goody two shoes' is: "Goody Two Shoes" is a popular song by Adam Ant. The song was released on the album Friend or Foe in 1982.
I don't believe I'm a song. I could be a song, but I don't think I am one currently. Actually now that I think about it I would love to be a song!
From "The Holiday", Miles says to Iris; "Iris, if you were a melody... I used only the good notes"
So yeah, make me a melody and let me hear the sounds.....and feel the rhythm. What would it sound like I wonder. I need to become friends with a composer!

Wordsmith Words says: "A smugly virtuous person". Conforming to moral and ethical principles? I do my best every day. SMUG about it? I don't think so.
People, I cuss at traffic. If I drink a beer and have to burp I do cover my mouth. I don't just belch it out loudly. I'm a user of sarcasm when warranted, but never to hurt anyones feelings. Oh my, wait. Does that mean I'm a ....g2s?
If loving the movie "The sound of Music", doing random acts of kindness quietly and being secretly thrilled the rest of the day, telling a couple sitting next to me in a restaurant that their screaming baby is adorable and is not bothering me, giving up my aisle seat on the plane because the older man can't sit straight up very well, holding the door for someone, constantly talking about how much I love butterflies, and bunnies, and hummingbirds, picking something up in the elevator that the frustrated person dropped whose hands are full, and always providing positive feedback or the "other side of the coin"  perspective to my friend who is in emotional pain, makes me a goody two shoes, then guess what. You are DEAD.ON.

I'm a goody two shoes.

Idioms: A prudish, self-righteous individual.

Oh come on. PRUDISH? "Excessively proper or modest in speech". Hmmm. Excessively proper. I would like to think I act proper, like a lady who has manners, especially in public. I dance around my living room singing at the top of my lungs, if I did that in Target I'm pretty sure someone would push the big red button and I would receive a visit from Security, making sure that I haven't just inhaled some illegal substance.
Modest in speech. Well, I'm a good listener. Always have been, because I care about what others are saying. I'm careful what I say, especially in mixed company and I don't know the company very well.

Self righteous. The adjective listing for this is: "confident of one's own righteousness, esp. when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others"

I had a lengthy, unwanted mind you, conversation not too long ago with a guy who absolutely adores Sarah Palin, thinks all japanese people should still pay for Pearl Harbor, and. Well, you know where this is headed.
I'm proud to share with you that I didn't say one negative thing through this entire, unwanted, conversation. I've said before, I am not a political hater. To each his own, it's a free country,etc. Do I agree with anything he said? Uh no. But I managed to partake in the conversation gracefully, exiting when I'd had enough without causing any ill will. I don't believe I'm intolerant of opinions of others. Intolerant of behavior? Well yes If I see a person being violent to their significant other, causing them physical pain in public for everyone to witness their humiliation, I don't tolerate that. Now that doesn't mean I'm going to rush over and get in the middle of it, but I will seek help.

Well I guess I get to wear a new hat. A goody two shoes hat!


I think I'm okay with that. I have to tell you, when I told a best friend I was called this, he choked on his drink. (Because he knows me) It was tea. Oh my GOD he's a goody two shoes too!! (told you I used sarcasm when warranted) =)

Here's the deal people. I want us all to get along. I laugh all the time. I smile a lot. I want to help, but not all of the time. Sometimes I need the help, and sometimes I'm emotionally tired and need time alone. I love sunrises and sunsets and they make me think deeply at times. I believe in signs, I think they're everywhere. I'm pretty simple actually. I don't need much. I choose good conversation with one person on my patio over a loud party with two hundred guests. I call my mom on Sundays and I love my family and best friends to the point of "I would die for them". I love love quotes, I don't care what the source is. Movies, books, articles, blogs, social media status updates, or just someone sharing their thoughts with me verbally. They motivate me, and make me think outside the box. I like doing that. I have no problem answering a text on a Saturday night that is asking "what are you doing" with, "reading". I don't think it's lame to stay home and read.

Oh and I drink wine. Goody two shoes don't drink wine! I'm just sayin.

Thanks for listening, you're just as good for me as I hope I am for you.

I'll talk to you soon,
Tiffany

Hey I think I should go to Goody Goody Liquor (http://www.goodygoody.com/locations.aspx) to get the sparkling wine for the breakfast mimosa's, ya think? aHA! Oh I'm just kidding. Ahem. Walmart is cheaper.

4 comments:

Serenity said...

A goody two shoes? Interesting. I would love to know what you said or did that made them say this. What I hate about the term is that it implies fakeness. And there's nothing of that in you. Whatever goodish thing this person witnessed, it was genuine and motivated by an Oprah-like desire to be your very best self. A goody two shoes is trying to be something. You just are.

Tiffany said...

And there you are again, making me "right" with what I've posted. =)
I believe what I said to "b o t t o m-d w e l l e r" (Im just kidding, that's from you've got mail as you know LOL) was something along the lines of "you know making fun of that person just because they're old isn't funny. That is someone's grandma" to which he replied, "you're just a goody two shoes"
Well I'm glad to be one then. hmph!

Sara said...

Yeah what Seren said! She has such a way with words. Not condoning making fun of the elderly, who we are to respect, makes you a g2s? Whatevs (insert eye roll).

If you're a bird, I'm a bird.

Tiffany said...

LOL I adore you Sara no H. (now I've got my arms flapping making that bird sound) =)