Monday, March 09, 2009

Mood Swings

I woke up yesterday morning feeling GRUMPY.
I stayed where I was - very still and very quiet - trying to work it out.


Was it anything to do with Spain? Not very likely - as after a few dodgy days I could see the sun shining through the blinds.

Perhaps it was that depressing DVD we watched the night before. It was a FOPP bargain called Jindabyne - a little bit like an Australian ‘Deliverance’ but with interesting female characters.
Actually I enjoyed it in spite of Kev’s harrumphing - he only likes films starring Harrison Ford!

It wasn’t a hangover - I can recognise those by now.

I just wanted to shout at someone.

Kev (who can be quite jolly in the mornings) was obviously the prime candidate. He also does hearty sometimes. But I’m trying to give up shouting as it’s not very grown up - so I had to deal with it, embrace it, make it my friend.

A nice lunch on the balcony didn’t do much to change things even after the most scrumptious cake from the

Later on I told a joke and LOLed - I always laugh at my own jokes.
I was heading for a full recovery.




Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Tell us the joke then.

5:12 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Probably a chemical (im)balance.... had you run out of Vitapointe?

The wrong balance of hair products would certainly leave me grumpy.

5:15 pm  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can wake up in a foul mood for no obvious reason.

5:24 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Jindabyne is a fine film.are you still grumpy?

6:49 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

Lack of sleep is guaranteed to make my grumpy. That and other people not doing things the way I always expressily do them and yes they should have taken note and practised a little more if they wanted me to think of them as decent, clever people who are worth bothering about. Other than that I'm pretty much a happy bunny most days.

7:11 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

Did I say expressily?

God. Typos make me really grumpy.

7:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laughing, it's the best medicine.

7:22 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

I find upsetting strangers on the internet extremely uplifting.

7:53 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Inexplicable grumpiness is a female prerogative, as we males know to our cost.

8:23 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I'd be delighted - but I always forget the punchline.

Ha ha - but many a true word spoken in jest.
My hair is in desperate need of cutting but I can't communicate in Catalan. So the result would probably cause even more grumpiness.

Good to know it's not just MOI!

It is - though not really suitable for holiday watching.
NO - I'm fine now.

I sleep like a proverbial log most of the time - but I do have my moods.
Remind me to watch out if our paths ever cross :)


I'm a great believer in laughter - preferably until it hurts.
But it's not always easy to come by.

And I find reading the upsetting of strangers by you over at your blog extremely uplifting.
Enough to cure even an advanced case of grumpiness.

In my experience males are grumpy most of the time and take great delight in explaining the reasons at great length.

8:36 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Was I the only person to read "I woke up yesterday morning feeling GRUMPY" and expect the next sentence to begin "Kex didn't mind at all.." ?

8:46 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Is he another of the seven dwarfs?
Kev was too Dopey!

9:17 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Did somebody mention CAKE?

2:57 am  
Blogger Dave said...

You hadn't eaten a Spanish Omelette the day before had you? I always find too many eggs puts me in a fowl mood.

8:00 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

I like the sound of scumptious cake and lunch on the balcony. . .

. . .hope the sun shone too

8:45 am  
Blogger Hyde DP said...

well I was gruympy (i'll leave that typoo) until I read some of these comments and now I'm laughing - time to go and have a shower and get dressed.

9:02 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

This was ambrosia - the cake of the gods.

Ha Ha!
Eggcellent pun.

See comment above re scrumptious cake.
The sunshine was a lovely surprise after a few cloudy days.
I wish you could all be here.

As I've said before - the comments are the best bits.
You don't get those in Google Reader do you?

I'm an hour ahead of you - so I'm up and running!

9:09 am  
Blogger zIggI said...

Ooooh, I know a joke! This is it:

"My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring so he would be able to monitor my moods. We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green. When I'm in a bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on his fucking forehead. Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond."

Actually perhaps it isn't a joke...

9:54 am  
Blogger Donn Coppens said...

oh that Ziggi!

We humans aren't as complex as we'd like to think we are.

You can try standing in front of the mirror and forcing yourself to smile. This will automatically change your chemistry and your brain will not know the difference.
Sad but true.

Whilst in Spain, do NOT go to witness a perfectly-fine bovine being summarily sadistically, tortured by faux-macho, asshat, poseurs in colourful, ghey, outfits..
now THAT is f*cking depressing!

Hmm...I would however be delighted to watch those same asshats in capes and Mickey Mouse hats getting their asses tossed, trampled, and gored by pissed off bulls.

Just the thought of it makes me smile. Does that make me a bad person?

3:13 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Da Daa!
Who needs diamonds with a sense of humour like yours?
Hope Vicus comes back to read it.

Ah yes - you believe that mood follows behaviour - not vice versa.

Re bull fighting.
Fortunately they don't do it in Catalunya (Barcelona & Girona) where I stay. The culture is a lot different from Castilian Spain.
I don't know whether they have actually managed to get it banned by law yet. The nearest bull fighting to here is just across the border in France where it is still very popular.
What about Mexico? Any Mickey Mouses there?

6:50 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I have days like that too.

I go really quiet and then slowly the dark clouds disappear. I usually embrace it and people around me know not to disturb me.

Yelling works too but I'm much too passive agressive for that. I wish I could throw proper diva tantrums.

7:48 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I used to take it out on others and feel absolutely awful afterwards.
But I'm a reformed character now ... Minnie Mouse!

9:47 am  
Blogger zIggI said...

isn't it LedOL not LOLed?

12:10 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

No doubt you are correct - Teech!!
I LedMFAO and RedOFL

3:11 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...


You don't think she can be a bitch? Ask Mickey, he hasn't dared changing his trousers for 50 years

4:14 pm  
Blogger scarlet-blue said...

Oh, throwing crockery at the wall usually works a treat for me. I have very Greek moods.

4:39 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I don't think a mouse can be a bitch.
But you never know.

The Greeks and Italians have the best moods.
All the rest of us are amateurs.

9:03 pm  

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