Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Isn't it Ironic?

I have such a love/hate relationship with irony. Whenever I think about irony, I can't help but to play the song "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette in my head. You know the one....

- The old man who won the lottery and died the next day;
- The death row pardon that comes two minutes too late;
- The rain on the wedding day;
- The free ride when you've already paid;
- The good advice that you just didn't take.
- The traffic jam when you're already late;
- The no smoking sign on your cigarette break;
- Ten Thousand spoons when all you need is a knife;
- Meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife;

Ok- you get the point. But my FAVORITE part of that song is:

"Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face"

Here are some ironic things that have happened to me over the past several months:

1. Becoming addicted to scratch lotto tickets and never winning more than a few dollars then finding out the ONE person that I ABSOLUTELY think is so evil in this world won $50,000 last week playing the same damn scratch lotto tickets that I have been playing! 
2. Investing so much into some friendships to find little return and then investing so little into other friendships and finding how wonderful, fulfilling and rewarding those friendships are!

3. Wishing your entire summer away waiting for fall to have forecasts that include 36 degree lows on September 15.

Sometimes as an attorney you worry about how irony may come bit you behind later in life. Example: You spend your life defending drunk drivers to have a family member killed by a drunk driver. This is the exact reason I do not do hardly any criminal defense work.

Has anything ironic happened in your life recently?

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