I’m Grumpy, So Who Knows What I’ll Write In This Post!

Grumpy-Snow-WhiteHave you ever had one of those days, Modern Philosophers?

If not, come over to The House on the Hill and I’ll get one of my Witch friends to conjure up an elaborate body swap spell so you can experience the hell of “one of those days” yourself.

Man, I don’t know what has gotten into me.  I’d written half a blog post, realized it was the worst thing ever produced on this laptop, and deleted it.  You’re welcome for saving you from some really horrible nonsense.

Not that this post is shaping up to be any better.

Some days, I feel incredibly creative, ideas fill my head, and I can’t scribble down notes fast enough.  Today, however, my head is filled only with pain.  I’m not sure if my brain is throbbing from being totally devoid of story ideas, or if old ideas that I’ve never gotten around to writing have finally spoiled.

I had planned to go for a run after work, which always gets the creative juices flowing.  That never happened, though, and I think that’s part of what has me sitting here, unable to write anything chuckle inducing.

???????????????????????????????Something happened to my stomach this afternoon.  Out of the blue, it started making the most bizarre gurgling noises.  It was like someone had filled a pot with evil, set it on a high flame, and then allowed it to boil over with chaos and foreboding.

Then it was raining when I left work, I got home to find the garage was flooded, and the front walkway was all muddy.

All these things somehow convinced me that going for a run was out of the question.  After doing two 4 mile runs this weekend, I suddenly wasn’t man enough to run with a little stomachache, in muddy conditions, while water fell from the sky.

What in the world was going on with me?

I’ve distracted myself for the past hour by tinkering with the chili I made on Sunday.  It was too bland last night, so I’ve been randomly adding things to the pot in hopes of finding the magic combination to make the contents taste just right.

Of course, I’ve been in the living room writing (trying to write!) this post, so I might have kinda forgotten about the pot on the stove.  I just ran into the kitchen to find the chili bubbling wildly and about to boil over (much like my stomach this afternoon!).

I am so not focused right now, and I apologize profusely for the horrible blog post.  I’m trying to form some Deep Thoughts about what is happening, and I think I just need a night off from my regular routine.

Running is going to happen when it happens.  I’m at a good place with it right now, and if I push myself to do it on nights when I’m not 100% committed, it’s just going to feel like work, I’m going to hate it, and I’ll stop running again.

frogSo, I just need to read the signs, turn off my brain, not worry and just relax.

I can’t push myself to write the perfect blog post when the inspiration isn’t there.

I can’t force myself to run when I’m not in the mood.

Doc might’ve been the smart one, but I’m starting to think that Grumpy was on to something.  Sometimes, you’ve just got to allow your inner prick to take the wheel and steer you towards a night of relaxation.

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to slack I go…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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31 Responses to I’m Grumpy, So Who Knows What I’ll Write In This Post!

  1. Don’t be so hard on yourself! Kick back, relax & recharge. We’ll still be here when you come back.

  2. toris23 says:

    I can relate so much to this right now. I really like your blog and you’re a good writer so don’t worry about it 😦

  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    It’s been that kind of day for everyone it seems. Sorry to hear you are having a go at it, hope you are able to relax and find some calm soon.

  4. Have a glass of wine and chillax, you deserve it!! 🙂

  5. ksbeth says:

    slack away and come back when you are ready – take a hot bath, listen to good music, drink a glass of vino and enjoy

  6. Hey, after 2 x 4 mile runs over the weekend, you shouldn’t beat up on yourself because you didn’t run today! Just chill, relax, and plan for tomorrow.

  7. floridaborne says:

    I’ve had one of those weeks. Today’s blog is my adventures in dental school world. Maybe this should be national grump week.

  8. poetaflor says:

    Sleep cures most things.

  9. Sorry that Grumpy ruled your day. When that happens it’s best to back off and do something relaxing. I haven’t been grumpy today, but everything I’ve attempted to write has been pure unadulterated horse-hockey. BTW, your recent Maine tourism slogans are hilarious.

  10. Sorry to you you’re below par. Why do you think cars have Neutral? I’m guessing so they can idle once in a while. 😉

  11. We all have those days. Misery loves Commissary.

  12. You’re far too hard on yourself. You’re one if the most creative writers I follow in the blogosphere. We all have these moments. They pass. Life goes on. Think of it as gestation for the next great post. 😉 … Now work out your angst by cleaning that chili pot. 🙂

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