in my humble opinion

Stressed, Exhausted & Lazy, Attorneys at Law

By JONATHAN CHARLES FOX
Posted 5/11/22

If I were going to incorporate this past week, and had a degree with which to back it up, that would be the name of my firm. To be fair, I’m usually all of those things most of the time, but …

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Stressed, Exhausted & Lazy, Attorneys at Law

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If I were going to incorporate this past week, and had a degree with which to back it up, that would be the name of my firm. To be fair, I’m usually all of those things most of the time, but for a myriad of reasons, these last few days “stick out like a sore thumb,” as Barbara Fox would say.

Frankly, most things stress me out. Dharma the Wonder Dog is 12; spring is taking her sweet time to actually arrive; I worry about bills, taxes and my health, just like you. Let’s face it, “adulting” (don’t blame me, it’s in the dang dictionary) is stressful; life is often a little rough around the edges.

I’ve been far too busy and while the world is anxious to put COVID-19 and all of those pesky regulations behind us, I’m sad to report that numbers are on the rise both statewide in New York and right here at home in the Upper Delaware River region. That fact has concerned many and in turn, has given me pause while running to and fro. Yep, that’s in the dictionary too; it’s described as an adjective that simply means “back and forth.” Let’s face it, I’m a veritable “font of information.” (Oh, just look it up!)  

As far as exhaustion is concerned, I have been frantic for months, preparing for my first solo photo exhibit since 2015 (“It’s a Camera, Not a Magic Wand”) and it wiped me out, mentally, physically and emotionally. That said, it’s up and running at Gallery 222 in Hurleyville, NY, through May. Everyone at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre would love to have you pop by, see the show and take advantage of everything HPAC has to offer, which is a lot (IMHO).

On top of that, I popped over to the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) annual business-to-business rack card exchange. It was held in the parking lot of the Forestburgh Playhouse last Wednesday. Then on Thursday, I helped out (as a “celebrity” bartender) for one of the Thunder 102 Country Cares for St Jude Kids fundraising events. That culminates on Thursday, May 12 with the annual mega-fundraiser Radiothon, which I’ve participated in since its inception here in Sullivan County.

Lazy? I’ve been called worse, but I’m already stressed out and exhausted, so I thought I’d have less to say (you’re welcome!) this week and let the pictures do the talking for me. The house is a mess, the bed unmade and the laundry is piling up. “Tomorrow is another day,” my mother would drawl, but even as a kid, I knew she was dramatically quoting Scarlett O’Hara from “Gone with the Wind.”

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Fun Fact: According to www.dictionary.com, adulting is “an informal [slang] term used to describe behavior that is seen as responsible and grown-up, involving the mundane demands of independent living.” Sigh.

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