Monday, January 28, 2008

Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the anvil.

Yeah, I know I've been a bit m.i.a. here.

And I think I'll be a bit m.i.a. for a few more days.

You see folks, even I have my "down" days. In this case, I am having a series of them punctuated by acting out in inappropriate ways that cause the people who love me to question their judgment in choosing me as a wife/friend/acquaintance.

90-95% of the time I am the Whiskeymarie you see here- funny, energetic, fiercely loyal, no shame, eternally optimistic and raring to go for whatever, whenever.

Unfortunately, right now I am experiencing the 5-10% Whiskey- a girl who is sullen, unsure, sleeps too much, behaves badly and beats herself up every chance she gets. This girl sucks.

I don't like this girl either, but she's here and I am nothing if not an accommodating host.

Sorry folks, it isn't always about costumes, cooking, drinking and fun. Sometimes it's about the dark stuff.

I'll be fine. Promise. I just need to have a day or two to focus on me.



And, on a lighter note:
For Miss Kate, who was feeling bad that she still has her christmas tree up, I took a few pictures Saturday afternoon.

Yes, that's real pumpkin- rotten and smooshed and apparently wearing a costume of some sort.

Again- pumpkins in January.

Does that make you feel better?
if your tree is still up in July, then we can talk.


3carnations said...

That looks like Mr. Potato Pumpkin!

Feel better soon. It seems like the funk has been going around...I've been blessed to miss it this time around. :)

CDP said...

I hope you feel better soon.

wafelenbak said...

Oh no! You're human! ;)
Hang in there, and feel better soon. Lots of January blahs going around right now.

punchlinewalking said...

Sorry you're 5% Whiskeymarie right now...but I'd be suspicious if you were so energetic all the time. Hope these blues pass quickly!

kat said...

I picture your alter-ego having another name, something totally un-fun and the absolute opposite of the Whiskey we know and love. Something like... Morris.

Feel better, dahling. Xoxo.

-R- said...

I'm having a down period too right now. Good times. I hope you are feeling "up" soon!

Feeling up figuratively. You know what I meant, right?

McGone said...

I bet this is that no-good Tammie's fault, isn't it?

Hope your Me Time does the job for you.

By the way, I knew a guy who had a real Christmas Tree up for a whole year. We helped him move the week of Thanksgiving that year and my job was to "take down the Christmas tree," so if he didn't move, the thing would still be up I'm sure. He was one cigarette lighter away from being a cautionary tale.

Chiada said...

Hello Whiskey,

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I hate the "down in the dumps" feeling. My mom always tells me to just Buck Up! But that always annoys me when she does it. I prefer to wallow in my own angst, thankyouverymuch. No, not always. Anyways, get yourself some good chocolate, pop in a movie, and just zone out.
Take care!

Anonymous said...


Focus on yourself for as long as it takes. You need to make yourself smile first. Take care of your fine self.............Patti

Suze said...

We all have 5% girls in us.

dguzman said...

That last pumpkin looks homeless, like someone kicked him to the curb and he just never recovered. He's even trying to throw up rotgut booze into that green planter. Poor sap.

Hope you feel better, and hope these pumpkins get put out of their misery soon.

Jess Wundrun said...

Cod liver Lucy?

Wallow away. Aren't there supposed to be some ice festivals or lutefisk suppers to pull all you sullen Irishwegians in the Twin Cities out of your seasonal affectation disorder?

Maybe you haven't been drinking enough? Let me know, I'll send libations.

Nocturnal said...

Pumpkins in January, that's fine with me - never too early for Halloween.

Get well WM.


NotSoccer Mom said...

pumpkins in january WHERE THERE'S SNOW? that's a little weird... i'm sure they get soggy and such.

have you tried meds? they sometimes help with the down times. but hey, we all have them. now's just your turn.

Gwen said...

Nice to know I'm not the only one. I like to "step off the grid" about once a week.

Wallow away, friend.

T Gretta's Mom said...

This is exactly why I have not started my own blog. The pressure of being "on" all the time and knowing that there are constantly people out there waiting for more uplifting, entertaining bon mots from me would send me into a funk for sure.
Take care of yourself and just keep repeating "January sucks donkey balls"!

Oneface said...

Thankfully for me I have no pre-conceived notions about your blogging habits. But I would like to say that I also have a rotting pumpkin greeting friends as they come in the door (and by friends I mean bill-collectors and solicitors). And in my opinion if they do not like it they can kiss my ass... Don't know why I felt compelled to share this, hope you are enjoying your whiskey!

Flenker said...

I'm kind of going through something similar right now, I feel for you. If you need to commiserate, drop me a line. We can wallow together.

Kate said...

Awww, shucks! You thought of me! The tree's still up, but hopefully it will be down by July so I can move it into some new digs.

I'm feeling you on the funk. Big time. PMS + January = Terrible.

I have often found that freebasing Fun Dip is a good cure for the blues.

Lollie said...

Hey, rum comes in the dark and light variety...why not whiskey? I'm back in Florida at the end of the week, so I'll wrap up the aforepromised tacky Spanish owl and send it to you stuffed with something chocolatey. Kisses and feel better!

diatribes and dish said...

I'm in much the same boat; it seems I've alienated just about everyone I know since New Years. Anyway, take all the time you need and feel better!

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

My parents sold my childhood home a few years back. The first 16 years of my life were spent there.

Upon purchase, mom and dad "threw in" the Christmas lights that were strung before I was born as an incentive. The elements had completely stripped all color off of the bulbs and half of them didn't even work by the time I was 5.

Take your time.

Joe said...

Blah, blah, blah. Poor, poor you.

Have you ever even stopped to consider people who are far, far worse off than you? Like our president, George W. Bush? That poor man has to go in front of the nation tonight and pretend to be even slightly relevant! AND...and, he's doing it with 1/28 the brain power of an ordinary person. The courage!

But do you, even for a moment, concern yourself with him? No-o-o-o! God, whatever!

Ghost Dansing said...

grievous angel

Stefanie said...

No need for apologies; we've all hit funks like that. Hope you're feeling more yourself again soon.

gorillabuns said...

just 5-10%? then i think you are quite due for some funk time.

get to feeling better.

Anonymous said...

The only way to cure the darkness of winter is to drink a good craft-brewed dark beer at a bar.

When Mecca gets back in town, (our mutual friend), I'll buy you one.

But feel free to feel better sooner.


T said...

Mwah to you, WM.

Katrin said...

Hope you feel better soon! Maybe not looking at decaying pumpkin corpses would help?

Stacy said...

Hi Honey. I've finally pulled my head out of my ass! Aren't you proud of me? ;)

Bloodies on Sun, with or w/o husband-units. Your choice.


Courtney said...

I love you, but seriously? that pumpkin (even with his snappy costume) is DIS.GUS.TING. ewe. Please make it go away.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Feel better soon. We miss you!

Stacey said...

I feel your pain,WM. Been feeling much the same way...

Hang in there, toots!



Nature Girl said...

I so get this WM! Take the time you need. I'll be thinking of you. Our fun selves and our dark selves are scarily alike!
Take care girlie!

TwistedNoodle said...

Aw Shit! I'm finally out of my fuckety funk and now you're in one. I'm sorry to hear this but can totally relate. There were days I wanted to rip off heads and shit down necks and for some odd reason my family still loves me. I went M.I.A for 30 days and during that time I couldn't even bring myself to read through all my blog list and have finally gotten caught up. I hope this passes quickly for you.
Peace out my friend,

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You know we still love you just the same right?

Jon said...

The irony is that whenever I'm down, I turn to whiskey to cheer me up. (irony, alcoholism... same thing, right?)

Hope things get better soon.

Fran said...

I am late to this but still sending you good thoughts.

We all have that girl in us. Do what you must. Remember who your core is and what you are about.

Sometimes we are all spilled out and messy and whatever. Shit happens. We still love you. A lot.

Moi said...

Chin up Whiskeymarie, even smokin-hot delightfully-creative quick-witted fabulous people need some time out now and then... :)

McGone said...

Fernando misses you too. That's what this is about, right?

EmBee said...

Eeeewwww, that pumpkin is SO nasty!

And hey, thanks for keepin' it real. Life is full of highs and lows so hang in and take care.