What. The. Fuck. or, My Menagerie


7 comments posted

Well. Sometimes accepting help -- and life -- and trying to be (and feel) graceful about it is not always so easy... but it works out anyway.

Posted by coyote (not verified) on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 03:43

You know, I could ask my BH to make you a cake by special request.... It's amazing what a little chocolate can do.

Posted by Andrea SK (not verified) on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 08:11

yes, i was definitely not feeling very graceful last night. am feeling better this morning.

Andrea! That's a very nice offer of a cake! But I might slip out and buy a nice bar of chocolate at lunch. I could see myself eating the entirety of one of his beautiful cakes and have a feeling that wouldn't make me feel too good.

Posted by megan on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 08:19

I felt like this on Monday. I think it's the time of year. The darkness. The primal fear and depression of approaching winter. Our ancestors used to have good reason to get very anxious as the days got shorter and the ground froze. They knew a lot of them wouldn't survive the hard winter - for many the sun would never shine again. Somewhere in our genes, I think this seasonal mood persists.

Posted by URBAN PEDESTRIAN (not verified) on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 08:42

Hey Megan,

I have had a serious case of the fall SAD this week. It was serious enough that I ordered a $200 "happy light" that's supposed to help kick the winter depression. I've also been eating lots of kale (my new obsession -- an old one for you, I assume). And doing yoga.

I'm going to a class at 5:45 today, if you're interested.

I find that basic tasks become impossible when it's grey and gloomy out ...


Posted by Ariel (not verified) on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 10:15

thanks everyone. y'all are so nice.

Ariel- I'm sorry I didn't get this earlier! But I will take a rain cheque for sure.

Posted by megan on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 20:13

I get SAD pretty bad and bought a light therapy light almost two years ago. I was highly skeptical but turns out it was the best $200 I ever spent. Shining 10,000 watts of light into your face for 10-20 minutes first thing in the morning isn't a whole lot of fun but it really helps.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/18/2007 - 09:44