How an Avocado Put My Life in Perspective

Wanna know how I know that my life is pretty darn good?

Currently, one of my biggest worries is the ripeness of an avocado. Three days ago I bought a very firm avocado. It's been sitting in my window for what feels like an eternity and it is still as hard as a rock. It's totally tempting me and it remains completely inedible. I know it's inedible because I actually bought two avocados. I tried to go ahead and cut into one of the extremely firm little buggers and learned a valuable lesson. Waiting until an avocado ripens is vital to its consumption. Ripeness is NOT only a consistency issue. Firm avocados are a bitter, bitter cross I was not willing - nor should you be expected - to bear. So, like just about everything else in my life  that stupid avocado is teaching me patience. Blurggghh. As a side note, it has also opened my eyes to just how amazing my life is. I have the time to notice, care about and blog about the ripeness of an avocado. I take that to mean that on the whole, things must be going pretty well.

In related news, wanna know how I know that a huge portion of the people I'm "friends" with have a pretty darn good life?

So, so many of them had plenty of time and energy yesterday to bitch about Albert Pujols signing a free agent deal with the Angels to leave the Cardinals. Let me just tell you, if  75% of your Facebook "friends" don't live in St. Louis, you should be thanking your lucky stars. Yesterday it was boo-hoo central up in there. WOW. (For several of you Southerners who read this little blog - that was a baseball reference. I only mention that because I'm aware many below the Mason Dixon line aren't aware of don't follow sports unrelated to the SEC.) It was a bit distressing to read some of the ugliness posted out there in Facebook land. But I'm choosing to believe, that if there's time for that kind of belly aching, on the whole things must be going pretty well for them too.
Anything currently stressing you out?

Here's hoping you have a weekend where your biggest worries are avocados and Dominicanos.