I want to do an exercise with you today.

Apparently, I’m all about YouTube videos this week. I.can’t.stop.posting.them. Sorry for those of you that are at work, and can’t watch them. ๐Ÿ™ But, hang in there, because you don’t have to watch the video to participate in this. Also, John Mayer looks really constipated while singing, but I love this rendition of the song.

Anyway, since my not-so-great doctor’s appointment, I have quickly rebounded. I strongly believe that I can’t let things get me down right now. I know it’s pretty much impossible to expect to be happy all the time. I’m not Rose Nyland. And I don’t think I have to be Rose Nyland. (I love how I’m referring to Rose like she’s an actual person. Love you, Betty White.) Knowing myself, I won’t always think on the bright side. But, what’s important is releasing that negativity and moving on.

With that said, I want to take this opportunity to say a few things:

EFF YOU, endometriosis. 
EFF YOU, infertility. 
EFF YOU, awful work-related people who shall not be named.

Deep breath. Ahhhh, I feel so much better! 

Now here’s where you come in. Let me know in the comments who, what, or where you’d like to flip the bird at. Annoyed at your mother-in-law? Eff her. Hate your job? Eff you, job. Sick of gaining weight? Eff you, fat. (You don’t have to curse. Just use eff you or forget you or some other euphemism.)

Stew silently and privately over the things that have been irking you and release them. Throw away that People to Kill list

Try it. I promise you will feel better. Let’s go free fallin’.



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    August 4, 2011

    Oh man, an open EFF you list?? YUP … here goes:

    EFF you anyone who tells me I am huge … I am not huge, my BELLY is huge, but I am not.

    EFF you to the fact that I don't have a personal chef to make me dinner when I get home tonight.

    EFF you to all the sicknesses that are hurting my family and friends at the moment. lay off them, I love them, not you, you stupid sickness.

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    stephanie michele

    August 4, 2011

    EFF you baby weight.

    EFF you last job who won't send me my final paycheck.

    EFF you baby teeth that are hurting my son, thus causing him to wake up every two hours like he did when he was brand new.

    That'll do for now.

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    August 4, 2011

    this is fantastic, carly. i love this idea and think i will do it weekly on my own. my current rants:

    eff you lupus and your other autoimmune cousins (omfg – seriously EFF YOU)

    eff you politicians and status quo and decision makers who have created this horrific financial climate that my generation is suffering through

    eff you designers and retailers who can't for the love of all things holy get their shit together and standardize women's sizing

    i could (obviously) go on and on and on but this should suffice for now.

    ahh. i DO feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 4, 2011

    Awesome post. I was up tossing & turning all night thinking about my horrible in-laws.

    EFF YOU IN-LAWS. You should love your son, you assholes.

    Also, eff you wisdom teeth because having you removed last week has been a giant pain in the ass.

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    August 4, 2011

    Ya know, a certain amount of anger (I believe) is HEALTHY. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's been a great motivator in my life!

    EFF YOU NAVY!!!!! I mean, don't get me wrong. I LOVE that being in the Navy has given so much to My Sailor, but thanks to the Navy's INSANE scheduling, he's at work from about 7am-about 9pm, and those are on the days he DOESN'T have 48 duty – which he has twice a week. Being deployed would be easier, because I wouldn't expect/hope he'll be home spending time with me. But when he DOES get him, the poor guy is too exhausted to do anything but eat, check his email, and go to sleep. (Good thing we AREN'T TTC – because we haven't had time for sex anyway!)

    EFF YOU FAT! These last 20-30 lbs are SO SLOW in coming off, I often doubt they ever will despite my best efforts.

    EFF YOU MOM! I know you don't understand "the point" of a "big wedding" when we already eloped. (just the 2 of us) THE POINT IS OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS DESERVE TO BE PART OF THIS! We didn't WANT to exclude anyone, but the Navy (see previous EFF YOU) was telling us he was going to deploy soon. Turns out, that isn't going to happen but we DIDN'T KNOW THAT. So we did what we thought was best for US. And we think the "Big" (50 guests max) wedding IS part of WHAT IS BEST FOR US! Please stop saying "I just don't get the point of a big wedding." You're not paying for it. You just get to come to the ANIMAL KINGDOM in DISNEYWORLD after dark, where we'll have it all to ourselves, and be a part of our lives and commitment to each other. GEEZ!

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    August 4, 2011

    YAY! This is awesome. Let it all go!

    This post isn't getting a ton of comments, but the hits are up. I'm hoping that means many of you have chosen to silently state your EFF YOUs, and move forward.

    Carry on.

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    August 4, 2011

    I thought of another one.

    EFF YOU laundry. Really? it should magically clean itself in my opinion.

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    August 5, 2011

    Everything, everything, everything. EFF YOU, life in general, right now. Just eff off.

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    honey my heart

    August 10, 2011

    i love this! and reading the comments, too!

    eff bills. eff people who don't recycle. eff broken plans. eff being left out of things.