Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Getting up on the wrong side of the morning

Do you ever wake up with your panties in a twist for no discernible reason?

Just in a huge grump, irritated and lacking in patience. And you don't know why.

You know you're not PMSing, and you don't have anything specific that you're fretting about.

You slept enough. You've been eating well. You've been exercising. You aren't stressed. Nobody has done anything unkind to you. The post-election mood in town is great. Everything else that you can think of is pretty manageable.

And yet, you know you'd kick small children and take their candy if they got in your way?

Yeah, me neither.


  1. Sounds like we got up on the same side of the same bed today.

    In a way that of course, is not nearly as creepy as it sounds.

  2. Ugh, I'm sorry about that. I have that Pink "I'm gonna start a fight" song playing in my head. Start a fight? Me? WTF?

  3. more often than i'd like

    and the worst part is that mood pisses me off which amplifies the irritation factor

  4. There's a scene in Scrubs where a patient's not doing well, and Zach Braff daydreams that he calls for a "BOX OF KITTENS, STAT!!!" and they dump the kittens onto the man's lap and all of a sudden his heart starts and he's perfectly well!

    Here's wishing you a Box O' Kittens...

  5. I call those the 'someone pee-peed in my cheerios' days.... Then I think of 10 things that make me smile and I feel better even if I don't want to. Sometimes I just want to be in my mood and enjoy being a cranky pants.

  6. notsojenny - Yes! It makes me really mad to be grumpy.

    LiLu - Ah, thanks! Nobody's ever wished me a Box O' Kittens before!

    JoLee - Hmm. I suppose I could try the 10 things that make me smile. Actually, just now a friend sent me a picture of a young David Hasslehoff holding puppies - and this definitely made me laugh.

  7. The second time today I have been able to dispense this advice: When in doubt drink champagne.

  8. I feel this way to some degree every morning. I'm not a morning person, physically my body just doesn't do morning time. Firmly believe the phrase "Good morning" is a contradiction of terms.

    I've never tried champagne though...interesting. Hope your afternoon is sparkly and sunshine :)

  9. With me, it's not drop kicking toddlers - it's pushing old people down stairwells. Tomato, tomahto.

  10. It's totally acceptable if they have candy. Mmmm, candy.

  11. I cannot believe you posted this today, of all days. I am 100% there. I cannot for my life figure out why the hell I am pitted against the cosmos today. Screw the cosmos. And pass me some toddlers.

  12. RestaurantRefugee - If only I had a little fridge in my cube...

    HKW - I am usually in a good mood in the morning. I don't like getting up early, but I don't want to break things and hurt people. Champagne? Would definitely bring on the sparkle and sunshine.:)

    FreckledK - Precisely tomato, tomahto.

    lacochran - Now I really want candy.

    Average Jane - Sorry you are there with me. But "Screw the cosmos. And pass me some toddlers." really made me laugh.

  13. I had one of those days last week.

    And let me tell you, as someone who works with the under 10-set, boy oh boy was it a hellish day.

  14. Hate those days too ...

    When you see the Champagne glass and smokes on hand you can be sure a sprinkling of random teretze can easily erupt. So if you need to bother me it better be worth it ...

    Next day I'm all me again.

  15. We all have those days. Steel the candy, but avoid the kicking if you can--it tends to make the parentals unhappy.


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