Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 20: Not the pit of despair! #HAWMC

"What gets you OUT of the pit of despair when nothing is going your way?"

First off, this prompt is awesome. Why?

My uncle and I used to be like brother and sister. Like any good big brother, he and I would play fight/wrestle. The pit of despair was the nickname for his horrid smelly armpits.

Also, you may remember the pit from the best movie ever:

Thanks to Lori from Misdiagnosed Me for bringing this memory back with her prompt suggestion.

I've talked a lot about humor's role in combating my disease in the past, and I guarantee you that still stands. Here is a list of things that I do to get my grove back when Arthur is trying to keep me down:

  • Go to the gym to run my tiny quarter mile or more then laugh in the face of autoimmune arthritis
  • Play video games despite angry swollen fingers
  • Cook amazing food
  • Bounce around with my baby niece and hang out with my family
  • Dance around to Justin Timberlake's latest album
  • Play blues on my ukulele a la Hugh Laurie
  • Watch bad-ass comedy shows like Monty Python, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Yoga/meditation
  • Arthritis walks/awareness shizzle
  • Go to the zoo
  • Thursday night trivia at Applebees with awesome friends
  • Brewers baseball, whether it's listening to Ueck on the radio or popping in on the press box when my future father-in-law is covering games
  • Wedding planning!
  • Pinterest (see humor, geek, and wedding genres)
  • Talking/spending time with my favorite people
  • Snuggling with the fiance!
What about you? What kinds of things do you do to escape your illness?

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