Monday, September 22, 2014

Can I Gag Now, Please?

Have you ever known someone who was so danged upbeat and happy all the time that you just wanted to kick them out the window?

I know someone like that here at work.  He really IS a nice guy, and I would never tell him how I feel about his eternal cheeriness, but sometimes it seems that I run into him whenever I just DO NOT feel like trying to be happy.  Or perhaps I run into him when the Universe decides it wants to mess with me, like today.  I had a really bad night last night, tossing and turning in a bed that was overly warm and full of cats, poking Martin to make him stop snoring, and worrying about money and dealing with my mom's stuff.  Things were a bit rough in the morning, but I watched another episode of 'Dark Shadows' at lunch and was feeling better.  Went into the lunchroom, and there he was.  Now, I admit that no one twisted my arm to stop and chat with him, so it was my own fault, really.  But I was trying to feel a bit more upbeat, so I figured, what the heck, maybe it will help.  It didn't.  And as he was basically telling me how the world is full of puppy cats* and rainbows if we really look for them, I just wanted to turn into a bat and flap away with a crash of thunder and lightning into the darkness.  After I strangled him with my bare claws.

Now I'm sitting here feeling mean and grumpy, so I figured I would share the love and (hopefully) push some of the guilt onto all of you. 

Isn't that nice of me?

*And I just found out that there IS something called a Puppycat, and there are rainbows all over the page.  Gaaaakk...  You can find it here (if you REALLY want to).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dancing in the Rain

It's that time of year again, when I want to crawl into my den and hibernate through the rest of the year.  But at the same time, I find I am craving company as well. Very strange, and difficult to balance well.

But, on a positive note, it's RAINING!!!  And Martin was sweet enough to call me at work and let me know, so that I could take a break from my windowless office space and go out and dance in the rain without an umbrella, which I did...  :-)


Thursday, September 4, 2014

September: "I'm SO Goth..."


"And think, as softly-sad you tread
Above the venerable Dead,
Time was, like thee they Life possest,
And Time shall be, that thou shalt Rest."

   ~Thomas Parnell, "A Night Piece on Death" (1721)