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FINE means Frustrated, Irritable, Neurotic and Emotional...

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Feb. 9th, 2004 | 12:03 am
mood: FINE

And that is about how I am feeling right now.

I need to rant, and I need to rant badly. I need to rant, rave, bitch, moan, whine, complain, yell, shout, cry...

I think the long and the short of it is that I need to go out with a bunch of women and get drunk. Which makes me sound alcoholic or something, but which is not the case.

I think, actually that the drinking part is secondary to the going out with a bunch of women part, because it turns out that women, when faced with high stress situations deal with it by "bonding" with other women. We go out, complain about how rotten our lives are and then sympathize with our friends as they discuss how rotten THEIR lives are. Everybody has a giant pity party for herself and every one of her friends, and really, you can say anything you want and it doesn't leave the table/room/bar/diner/home where you have had your session. Basically, it works like unmoderated group therapy.

The thing about guys is that you complain to them and instead of sympathy, you get to hear how their lives are worse than yours is, or else a bunch of suggestions about what to do to fix the stress in your life. And as a woman, when you hear how bad his life is, you immediately go into sympathy mode, which then means that not only have you not gotten to just complain about your life to a sympathetic listener, but you have spent energy being sympathetic to someone else. It leaves you with sort of a feeling of emptiness because you leave feeling unimportant, unheard and unsupported, because while someone else's life may ALSO be difficult, you want someone to pay attention to YOU!

Note that generalizations are generally untrue... which means that not ALL guys are like this. Just most of them.

Which probably explains my current state.

Sigh.

In other words, right now, I am absolutely fine. In the acronymic sense of the word.

Speaking of words... I made up a word recently -- well, I probably didn't make it up, but I made a verb or a noun into an adjective and somebody thought that this was a really good word. Unfortunately, now I don't remember what word it was. Oops.

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