Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This post was supposed to be a big, jolly Happy Birthday to me, but I'm just not feeling it.

Do you ever have one of those days (or weeks) when you just don't like yourself much? When the sound of your own grating voice gets on your nerves? When you feel that the work that you do is subpar and the good you try to accomplish just turns to crap? When you just can't stop obsessing about something or someone and you know it's stupid, but you can't stop? And then when you try to bring the issues to light, even if just to yourself so that you can try to get over it, you just sound like a whiny ingrate, thus annoying yourself even further? No, you've never had that kind of day (or week)?, neither.


Anonymous said...

First - Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Jillll-llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, Happy Birthday to YOU. (Sung in a boisterously jolly tone with lots of toe-tapping!!!)

Second - WHOA - I can totally relate to your comments -- amazing, actually, how you verbalized such a weirdly contemplative state. I feel better that I'm not the only one who goes through these self-annoyance stages. :/ For what it's worth - I've taken the last few days off to just decompress and I've been having such fleeting thoughts on and off all week!! Needless to say - miss you!!!

2halves said...

"you just sound like a whiny ingrate, thus annoying yourself even further?"

HAHA. Totally. Ice cream and/or a box of Whoppers tends to help.

Happy B-day, anyway!

Lemonade - An Event Company said...

chin up, my usually very jolly pal. you are entitled to feel this from time to time. you'd be a wacky robot otherwise.

happy birthday!!

Lili said...

Happy birthday Zippy. Seems like you and grace are on the same wave length....unfortunately, I too have had these self-annoyances....especially with the voice. I will sometimes ask Robin something and wonder if he is as annoyed with my tone as I am. Better not to talk in these situations. I am sorry it happened to you on your BIRTHDAY!!!! Maybe you will have a big party this weekend to make up for the disappointing day today.

Elaine said...

I never annoy myself. I'm just constantly annoyed by others! I do often think I'm crazy though. Which probably means I'm actually the annoying one. Humph.

We celebrated your birthday at school today. The kids were very excited to sing to you. (Sorry it went to voicemail and that you couldn't see some of them jumping around on your behalf.)

If I were a better friend, I'd throw away my physical activity fears and join you for some serious trapezing! Happy birthday.

Much love.

Anonymous said...

Jillard D~ Happy Birthday my little friend! I am sorry you are having crappy day. Did your hubby come home and say he's quitting his job, like mine??? I hope not.
Cheer up my little whipper snapper!