I Feel Lousy

Do you ever feel lousy, like you’re coming down with something, and then it goes away later in the day, and you feel fine again? This probably happens to everyone – it’s one of those “false alarm” sicknesses. I get the overall general malaise occasionally. It used to happen right before I came home from work, just before I was supposed to go out for my run. Almost as if the body was telling me it didn’t feel like running that day. I would think it over, decide the body was right, wouldn’t...
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Worst Case Scenario

I try and look at the worst case scenario,so that when things turn out a little better, or even average, I’m happy. Look at the bright side, the old saying goes. Example: You have to drive across town, so you imagine all the bad things that could possibly happen – a wreck, traffic jam, carjack, rude drivers, slow pedestrians, car breaks down, no insurance (you forgot to renew, or got cancelled), hail storm, tornado, earthquake, nuclear attack, asteroid hits earth in front of you as you ar...
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The Tell-Tale Drip

As I have previously noted (Why Do the Clocks Go on Ticking?), loud, regular noises get on my nerves. I am particularly afflicted when I am trying to go to sleep. A dripping shower head, a leaky faucet, it doesn’t matter – if it makes a loud enough sound and produces said sound like a metronome, I’m in for a rough night. It’s odd though, if there is rain outside my window, accompanied by the dripping sound, I don’t seem to be bothered by it. The sound of ocean waves, or a rushing s...
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Long Lost Friend

Here’s one for Throwback Thursday. Speaking of Throwback Thursday, where do all these expressions come from? I know, I know, it all has to do with social media, memes, internet acronyms, etc., but it never ends with new expressions to learn. And why don’t the other days of the week have their own titles? I suppose they do, I just haven’t come across them yet. Is there a Misanthropic Monday, Mundane Monday, or perhaps a Mindless Monday? A Terse Tuesday? Tactless Tuesday? Thyroid ...
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Paranoid

  If you’re not paranoid, you probably think that nobody on earth talks about you behind your back. If you are paranoid, you think that everyone on earth is talking behind your back. I’ve got news for those of you who aren’t paranoid: everyone is talking about you behind your back. Maybe not everyone on earth, but everyone you know is doing it – probably at this very second. Well … that may be a little extreme. Let’s don’t flatter ourselves here. It took me a while to figur...
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I Hate Ironing

Have you ever ironed your clothes while wearing them? I have. But more about that later. I hate ironing. HATE. HATE. HATE. If you could commit hate crimes against ironing, I would. But hate isn’t a strong enough word. I LOATHE ironing. When I was in high school, I would ask my sister to do it. As luck would have it, she was sweet enough to do it without complaining. I remember I had a really expensive all-cotton plaid dress shirt that would get millions of tiny wrinkles, and I didn’t have...
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