We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy, Part Six

By Gabe Delahaye / March 11, 2010

A few months ago, I tore a ligament in my thumb. I didn’t know that at the time, I just thought that I had hurt my thumb, no big deal, you know? I bonked it! Well, WHAT A BONK. The thing is, I mostly just ignored it for a long time. Months, actually. Ignored is the wrong word, because I thought and talked about it all the time, but I assumed it would get better, and it did not get better. Uh oh! Eventually I went to a doctor and he said I probably should get surgery on my thumb, but I was like, no way man, surgery is for nerds, and instead I have been wearing this full-hand brace-cast thing (as seen here). I wear it all the time, even when I am asleep. EVEN IN MY DREAMS, I AM WEARING THIS THING (probably). I’ve been wearing it for almost a month now. Sometimes I forget what life was like without a full-wrist-hand-thumb-brace-cast-that-makes-it-hard-to-type-and-is-also-starting-to-smell. Which brings me to my point: the world as you know it can change like THAT. One second you aren’t wearing a smelly hand-brace and the next second you are definitely wearing one constantly. The truth is, a torn ligament in my thumb is a supertragedy, I’m sure, but it’s not the type of serious and chronic health problem that millions of people around the world struggle with and suffer from on a daily basis. I can only imagine what type of self-aware/absorbed blog posts people with actual health crises are writing right now.

This life doesn’t get any easier, you guys. So find pleasure in it where you can. If what makes you happy is taking your shirt off and tying your long hair into pigtails, and pretending to be a “cute Japanese schoolgirl” building a snowman and squeaking out a few expressions you picked up in your Official Gwen Stefano Harajuku Phrasebook, don’t let me be the one to stop you. And if part of that pleasure involves posting videos of yourself doing this on YouTube, well, you know, life is too short, and it sounds like you’ve got things pretty figured out, for yourself at least.

Good for you, sir. What you are doing is not necessarily my cup of tea, but everyone gets their own cup, that’s the deal. And I raise mine TO YOUR HEALTH! (Thanks for the tip, Thor.)