Friday, October 24, 2008

And your point?

I was reading a discussion earlier about whether or not your humor is affected by your mood. In my case, I would have to say absolutely and totally! I tend to get real sarcastic when I'm feeling a bit witchy (note choice of words reflecting the season). I checked my mood thermometer this morning and this is what it showed me:

Maybe it's because I was planning to run 13+ miles today. Or maybe it's because my Mom called. Mothers have this magical spell that just by tone of voice, a look, osmosis, or body language invokes the guilt gene in their daughters.

I had a friend tell me that when she turned 40 she stopped caring what anyone thought about her or her opinions! I was impressed. At that time, 40 was still a little ways off and after our conversation, I was innocently looking forward to this kind of freedom. Now that I've been there and done that and it's been awhile, I'm finding that she was just so very, very wrong. Damn!

For those of you not yet 40, please do not worry. It's easy and it's a blast. I was working in an office at the time and there were about 6 of us turning 40 within a 6-9 month period. The cube decorations and gags moved from one cube to the next. It was hilarious. I remember that someone disabled my phone, hid my mouse ball (just to be clear it's the computer mouse) and my cube was full of black balloons, black crepe paper, and confetti. The gag gifts I remember were a magnifying glass and a grim reaper Halloween decoration. Sounds lame, but it was fun. There was probably more but I've got CRS (Can't Remember Sh*t) so this will have to do.

Writing this post, practicing deep breathing, and having finished the 13+ miles upright and with all limbs intact has given me the therapy I need. From this day forward, sensitivity be damned. No more guilt. Please just kiss my a**.

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Machinist said...

But I check several times a day, just in case. I like your blog and your sense of humor. Thank you for sharing both.

ReformingGeek said...

@machinist - Thanks. I'm so glad you're reading. I'm looking forward to your next post.

Machinist said...

Of course I read. From the first time I came here I found you sensible and wise, with a great perspective. The humor is dessert!

Chat Blanc said...

I soooo relate to the mom stuff. I'm holding out hope that when I turn 40 I'll be able to shake it off too!

I do need to give you one suggestion, when you intend to travel 13 miles, take your car! ;)

I loves the kitty! :)

Kirsten said...

Wait a minute!! I'm turning 40 in a few months and I was assuming that I would all of a sudden not care what people think, etc.! Are you telling me that that is BS? :(

ReformingGeek said...

@machinist - Thanks for eating with me!

@chat blanc - Thanks. After 11/2, it will be the car for the 13 miles (at least for awhile)!

@kirsten - Let's just say that I hope it works better for you than it did for me! It's getting better today. My neighbor was being a pain today and I thought of the "lick my ass" picture and I no longer cared!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"