No, seriously. What is your excuse? Everyone needs one. I was using the “I have cancer” excuse with great effect to my close family and friends—sometimes jokingly, sometimes less so. I did this for weeks before my prognosis changed. And although I technically still have brain cancer, there are many assumed aspects of it that I don’t have to deal with. For instance, I still have a full head of hair. Not that a better prognosis has changed me. Of course, I simply and swiftly began to insert “I just had brain surgery” and continued in my sorry and frankly inexcusable ways. I guess in a way I’m luckier than the rest of you. I have a REALLY effective excuse anytime I want. Seriously, what can you possibly argue against? Conversation finished. Game over. You lose. I smugly win an extra life and coins rains down upon me.
What can I say? I love winning. And so, I have decided to memorialize all past and future wins with a commemorative t-shirt. Why not? Other people do 5K runs, but I survive brain surgery.