"What Got To Me Today" series, "Sports For Chicks" (not necessarily chicks who play sports!) and Essays and Excerpts
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
What Got To Me Today? Something good: I'm a Weeble!
Today I found out I am a Weeble. Now, to someone from a younger generation that might not sound so great. And for someone from my generation who knows what a Weeble is, they might be thinking, "Are you sure you want to be a Weeble? Bottom-heavy and all?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Today I met a terrific, energetic, smart businesswoman named Julie. We had never officially met, but turns out we mirror each other on many levels, but especially on our determination to be optimistic, and to "keep on keepin' on" no matter what.
Anyone who knows me knows I am outrageously optimistic, always looking on the bright side. Unlike someone from the other end of the personality pole, I see obstacles as opportunities, and then I make use of them. I am never really down for very long when facing a problem, it's just that my being down consists of trying to find ways to get up.
Anyway, all of this self proclaimed Ms. Sunshine stuff brings me back to the Weeble. For those who don't know, Weebles were like the original "Little People" you see now made by Fisher Price. They were egg-shaped little people, with weights in the bottoms, so anytime they tipped over, they bounced right back up. The commercial jingle was "Weebles Wobble but they don't fall down!".
So, this woman I met today is a Weeble, because she shares the same positive characteristic/personality traits I do. And as she pointed out to me today, I'm a Weeble too. So I think I'll proudly add that to my resume: "Professional Writer and Big Time Weeble".