Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April shows me who the fool is

I almost brought out the Anti-Vexation Vixen today, defender of the innocent against second hand smoke in enclosed areas and people who don't respect personal bubbles. 


It was simply, as they say, one of those days.

I had originally planned a series of intricate bullet points outlining every injustice that had been piled upon me, typed with utter conviction and ferocity. The entire world would know how the bus driver ignoring my persistent palm tapping against the door than had closed a mere two seconds ago. How a bureaucratic error may have piled another class to this seemingly endless PhD procedure. How many words I have written in the past 24 hours. How my soon-to-be landlady appears to wear the crown declaring her the almighty queen of flakiness. (And even how my beloved hockey team is dangling precariously on the verge of playoff oblivion).

But I won't.*
Instead I'll tell you that I have better words stored in this muddled brain of mine, expressive words, meaningful words, that deserve far more air time than these supposed injustices.

And that maybe I should dig out those infamous rainbow socks.

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* Okay, maybe I cheated a little.

** Also, I am going to tell you that an example of these better words are posted on the wonderful Indie Blogger today. Perhaps the past 24 hours weren't a total bust, were they?

*** As though my bad day just had to dot a few more i's and cross a few more t's, after I wrote this, I went to brush my teeth, and somehow flicked toothpaste in my eye. Which actually hurts a damn lot. Apparently minty goodness and my retina aren't friends.

24 comments:

Hope said...

Ooo, I loved your Indie Bloggers post. Is it something original? As in to say, I don't think I've read it here before...

Ant said...

I think I may have handed out this advice before (can't remember) but it goes something like this:

Stand in the middle of a very public place, ideally surrounding yourself with all the people that are causing you such grief, put your hands over your ears and shout "Shut up! Will all of you please just shut up!"

I have actually done something like this in a meeting before and it was very therapeutic (for me).

La said...

I have the done the toothpaste flick in the eye before, so you have my sympathies.

Also, great post at IB.
:)

cdp said...

Yay for IB airtime! For what it's worth, I love and appreciate all of your words - even the pissy ones. You are ALWAYS a pleasure to read.

And, like La, I've actually gotten toothpaste in my eye as well. More than once, if we're being honest. and yes, it does sting like a mofo.

Happy Wednesday, darling. I hope things start looking up in your corner of the continent soon. xoxo

Michelle & the City said...

you should totally dig out the rainbow socks. and then take pictures of course :)

Sheila said...

Yes it sounds likes it's rainbow sock time again! Maybe some chocolate chip cookies could help too.
It's great to see your post on I.B.!

Deutlich said...

definitely dig out rainbow socks. seriously!

captain corky said...

I hope today is a better day for you and I can't wait to hear more about this landlady of yours.

Surfergrrl said...

oh yes, well all just have one of those days. I have a series of them sometimes. :)

Jess said...

Ow! Toothpaste sounds like it's right up there with bug spray in terms of Things That Should Not Go In Your Eye.

Miriam D said...

Awesome Indie Bloggers post!! I hope your day is getting better... and feel free to rant as much as you want, I'll enjoy it either way!

Crushed said...

We can't smoke indoors anywhere anymore in this Fascist police state that is the UK.

I once mistook hairspray for deodorant, without looking.
Not nice.

Katelin said...

Toothpaste in the eye = hurts like a mofo, ouch.

And love the IB post :)

Maxie said...

Put on the socks and have a dance party. I promise it will make you feel better!

Beth said...

Great piece at IB.

I feel your pain re: your beloved hockey team. (I am still recovering from my own.)
As for toothpaste in the eye? I've had to tell myself, "Don't brush mad."

thestoryofagirl said...

I loved your IB post as well. Also, You.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your eternally beautiful words. No matter what you're saying, it's always amazing. :-)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

When the tapping does not work, employ the foot. Or climb onto the body of the bus like Reeves in 'Fast Bus Explode-a-rama'.

benjibopper said...

sorry. especially about the hockey. now how will you spend the spring?

not to rub it in or anything, but i'll be glued to my little tv shouting 'go habs!' and you'll be all like, 'my team is out and there's nothing to do but enjoy the real world and the beautiful spring weather and...' nevermind. maybe you're better off.

Ashley said...

rainbow socks are AWESOME. and chocolate and wine. :) totally the best remedies to a rough day

nicoleantoinette said...

"Apparently minty goodness and my retina aren't friends."

Sentences like these are why I really adore you and your blog, and why I'm extra pissed that you're having a bad day.

Might I suggest an underwear dance party? It always helps me feel SO much better.

Yoda said...

Fluoride eats up eye juice! Watch out!!

I had courses for THREE years of my Ph.D. Crazy shit. Hang in there kiddo!

brookem said...

hi dearest. sorry im late to the punch here. hope your week has gotten better, and congrats on the IB post!

chasinglibby said...

are you a sens girl! noooooooooo!! hahaha.

Yoda said...

platypuses OR platipi?

That's a cute lil motherfucker!