Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cranky Voodoo

Wow. Can you say, "Cranky"?
I think I used up my weekly allotment of good mood in one day- gorged myself on it like it was a giant bag of M&Ms-and now I'm having a hangover. I woke up in a foul mood, I remain in a foul mood.

If you're in a mood that's akin to slightly damp dryer lint , don't try the "picture your friends smiling" routine that I suggested so joyously yesterday. It won't work. It'll just make you annoyed that your friends are smiling away while you feel about as joyful as Eeyore. Or even worse you won't be able to make them smile in your imagination. Then you've just got a bunch of cranky friends floating around in your head, trying to be happy and failing. Hey, I wonder if this could work like voodoo dolls? Anyone out there feeling cranky today too? I must have cursed you while I was driving in to work this morning.

Some people hate Mondays. I, on the other hand, have always been skeptical about Tuesdays.

“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.”Bill Waterson (Calvin and Hobbs)

1 comment:

  1. Cranky is sad. Sad because there's so much energy involved with being sad...and it's nearly all wasted.

    Poetry is someplace to turn when you're sad. Real poetry is the best choice. But, if you're lazy, you can get poetry that's both filled with emotional despair and damn funny at the same time. It's the Emo Haiku Generator:


    Hit refresh to get a new randomly generated poem. Here's one example

    I love this, this pain
    I just cry and weep alone
    tears, my one caress

    To me, it's the randomness that makes it funny. Why doesn't that make our own emotions funny? It's the fact that they sometimes feel so random (high one day, low the next) that makes them so frustrating. Definitely NOT funny.

    - Chip