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Behold my emotional rollercoaster [Aug. 26th, 2005|03:10 pm]
I'm feeling cantankerous and curmudgeonly.

Part of it is just that it's a bad-luck day. No hot water when we got up this morning (though they fixed it in time for Greg to get a shower.) I commuted by bus today, and I missed one bus by probably less than a minute and had to wait 20 minutes for the next one, and then I missed the shuttle by seconds and had to wait for ANOTHER 20 minutes. And waiting for the shuttle is annoying, because if you're not quick to wave at them, they'll just sail right by without stopping...

Then I got to work and discovered that they were closing the cafeteria early today because they had to cater this annual footrace thing. I got lunch, but just barely. And the food I brought for late-afternoon snack leaked at little bit in my backpack.

And part of it is that sometimes the issues I work with are just... distressing. Doing research about economic inequity and urban growth and the aspenization of small towns can start to irk me after a while.

So I am Mr. Crab-o-potamus at the moment.

But I think writing about it helps to exorcise the grumpage, and a couple trance songs I really like have just come on over the net, and I'm looking outside and it's a beautiful sunny day with lots of interesting clouds to look at.

Yeah, I'm definitely feeling better now. Hi, LiveJournal, how are you? Thanks for listening.

From: orbitalmechanic
2005-08-26 02:39 pm (UTC)
Also you just used "cantankerous" and "curmudgeonly" and "Crab-o-potamus" in a single entry! That's got to help.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-08-26 03:04 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jofish22
2005-08-26 06:35 pm (UTC)
Also "aspenization". Which I like to think of as involving sudden vertical tectonic movement. Think kicking a previously sea-level Somerville ten thousand feet straight up leaving hundreds of Dunkin' Donuts patrons clutching their eardrums and watching in disbelief as their piping hot coffees immediately evaporate in their sweaty hands.

Uh... just thought I'd share.
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2005-08-26 07:33 pm (UTC)
Disbelief for some. Excitement for others.
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-08-26 03:13 pm (UTC)
come over and we'll bitch about the sorry state of existence for a while.
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[User Picture]From: tdjohnsn
2005-08-26 04:19 pm (UTC)
Think about the squeeky kittens. Just the term "squeeky kittens" makes me feel better.
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