That's what my friend Dana always says I have when I come to work stressed about all the things I have to do before leaving town. Today and tonight are no different- work was a pile-up of issues that I really need to take care of before being done with my day tomorrow, and at home I'm feeling a tightness in my chest about all the packing that needs to happen AND wanting to have the house clean since my stepdaughter Paige will be doggie-sitting here while we're gone. Ack!!
So what am I doing? Taking a break from all the stress to sit down here for a minute and blog. I was checking out MSNBC's Test Pattern today, which is a regular column on their Entertainment page. Today's topic was called the "Rod Stewart Rule", in which the author says "I call it the Rod Stewart Rule. In my head, I keep a list of three musical acts that I just can't stand to hear. If one of those acts comes on the radio, I invoke the Rule. The Rule gives me the right to change the station, instantly, no questions asked, no argument, simply because that act is on my list."
I had to laugh- I know I have a few of those myself. I would say my top three are Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Kid Rock- if I hear any one of those (with the exception of Kid's new song that has the rif from Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama", but I may only like that because of them) I change the station immediately. Anybody else have any artists that make them cringe? Let's hear about 'em. Ok, now I'm back to packing.