Sunday, January 13, 2008

definitions

frustration: being yelled at for inaction and called irresponsible for a situation you didn't create and in which you are powerless.

shitty night: getting called home by the babysitter from a night out and having two cruisers arrive outside your house and seeing a loved get out of one with her belongings.

inebriated: after sorting out a crisis, with the help of a hotel chain, going to the scheduled goodbye party and drinking enough to consider riding the mechanical bull at the local cowboy bar.

anthropology: going to said cowboy bar and discovering a whole tribe of young people wearing cowboy boots and hats and doing the two-step in a bar that *looks* a lot like the dance clubs of your youth apart from the mechanical bull (which you didn't ride after all, wanting to keep the distance of observer).

irony: showing up for your first volunteer shift in need of the organization's services for a loved one, and possibly more hungover than anyone dropping in.

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11 comments:

Christine said...

oh lord, lady.

hang in there. the cop cars would have scared the shit outta me!

Running on empty

Janna said...

Ohhhh...I hope your morning starts looking up!
At least there was no bull-riding.

Kyla said...

Oh Sin! I'm sorry. Except for the inebriation part, I'm thinking that was necessary.

Janet said...

If you had rode the bull, I'm guessing there would have been another definition in there, somehwere (exhilaration? pain?).

Suz said...

Oh man...it sounds like quite a night. I hope that the organization was able to be of help.

bubandpie said...

Ouch. I hope things get better.

Beck said...

Some weeks are just shitty.
I hope this upcoming one is SO much better. It pretty much has to be, right?

flutter said...

Aww, Sin. I think you have had just about enough, yes?

Mad Hatter said...

Shit. Shit. Shit.

Aliki2006 said...

Good grief, c.g. I'm so sorry for all that. I hope things are better...

Bon said...

oy. i think in light of the rest of the night, really the bull would hardly have been anything but cute.

and your definition of irony entertained me. nice one.