Happy Early Valentine’s Day Ladies!
Name: Derek L. Thompson
Wearing: Burberry Trunks ($225)
Also Known As: “That Guy”
Can Be Found: Disregarding His Life
Yeah, he must workout. This was my calendar spread for “The Seven Wonders of the World“ 2004 edition from my study abroad experience (I left my number on Valentine’s Day in the calendar but no one ever called). I pulled this beauty out of storage the other day after watching a little bit of the Travel Channel’s 10 Sexiest Beaches (surprisingly Enon Beach didn’t make the cut).
What my depression enjoys to do to me is basically trap my mind on what I don’t have in my life right now. Dwelling over the “what ifs” in my life. Then taking me to those places in my mind where they still exist as a reality. It’s difficult to explain but the bottom line is that it sucks and I would like to move on. I can usually pull myself out of these downward shame spirals within a few minutes but the big depression has been laying it on pretty thick lately.
So the other night I was flipping through the channels and watching me lose $50 on the damn Missouri/Kansas game when I spotted the 10 Sexiest Beaches show. I immediately stopped because I’ve been having a pretty rough year so far and thought some bikinis couldn’t hurt the situation (and I was right). #6 on the list was Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia (what a coincidence that’s the beach I lived on, no wonder it’s number 6 and not 7 on the list, you’re welcome Australia).
I was able to live in one of the greatest places in the world for 6 months and go to the sixth sexist beach basically every day. Literally that’s all I did (well there may have been some other activities sprinkled in, pot cookies in the airport…). I ask you if you had the option of riding two buses (with a connection) for 45 minutes to sit in a lecture hall for an hour then hop those buses back (plus you just needed 50% to pass and all courses were pass/fail, danke very much Witt) or sit on a topless beach in Sydney Australia with Aussie women surrounding you, which would you do? (that’s a rhetorical question by the way)
I’ve been able to experience things in my life I don’t think I ever would of imagined growing up in South Chuck. I’m pretty damn lucky and need to start appreciating that and get out of this funk (it’s starting to get annoying). One quick last thing; to put all the rumors to rest, yes there have been discussions about the Seven Wonders of the World considering a comeback calendar (I really, really need to hit the gym).
Since many of my manic experiences involve music I’ve decided to add random music videos to the blog for my enjoyment and your inconvenience. Enjoy!