recently an old friend asked me how i was. as usual, i can't just give a simple answer. i hate when i ask someone how they are and they say "fine". it is right up there with "nothing" to the question "what are you thinking". so instead of just replying "fine" (which i am sure was the expected answer) i said nothing and have thought about the question ever since. this morning as i was getting ready for the day, it came to me. i always love an analogy (probably to a fault) and a good old fashioned corny saying (and a good twist on it). life has given me lemons. i can either complain about the load or make lemonade. i decided to make lemonade. then later today i was flipping through my landlord's issue of people magazine that was inadvertantly delivered to our mailbox (he had already closed shop for the day, and being rainy i thought i should bring it in and keep it warm....in my hot little hands) and came across this ad. somehow, it struck me as perfect. too perfect not to share.