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Venting: an invitation

I get the impression that a lot of you out there are going through frustrating times.  Me, too. 

So this post is an invitation to gripe.  What's bothering you?  Who are you mad at?  And, in particular, what things are making you mad, but feel like there's nothing you can do about them? 

Whose house would you TP on Beggar's Night, given the chance? 

*lights jack-o-lantern, sets out candy*

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kalleah
Oct. 9th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
A couple of days ago, I would have jumped into this, but right now, I'm sitting in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains, with a little fire going and all the windows open, and I just feel ... very relaxed.

Ask me again on Tuesday when I'm back at work. :)
np_complete
Oct. 9th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
Oh, how splendid! I wish I were there -- I mean, that I, too, was in such a pleasant setting! (Although my current one isn't bad.)

Enjoy your mellow! (And I'm glad you're feeling so good!)
kalleah
Oct. 9th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
I am thoroughly enjoying it. We'll see how I manage to make it through until Sunday when I meet back up with my husband. Minimal human interaction can be either very good or very bad for me - no middle ground. However, I'm glad I wasn't at work today regardless.

Hope things calm down with you. Do you need to let off some steam?
np_complete
Oct. 9th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
Not steam, exactly. Once I stopped being angry (about work, etc.) I got blue. I think it has something to do with the short days: I'm going to move my light box back into my work area at home.

(I also found that writing a post helped. It's true: actually taking action, of whatever kind, really does help one's mood!)
kalleah
Oct. 9th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
That's excellent news.
wickedgillie
Oct. 9th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
I am mad at myself for being so disorganized and for not realizing all these years that I had ADHD and getting diagnosed back when we still had insurance and I could have stopped many of the bad things that are plaguing my life now.

I am mad at my husband for taking a 6-year work strike and getting us into the worst financial situation of our life when this didn't have to happen if he had simply kept doing something, anything, to bring a second income into our house.

I am mad that there's absolutely brilliant weather outside when I am trying to get computer-work done, and mad at Apple for selling me a crappy used laptop whose batter no longer stays charged, so the second it gets unplugged it turns off.

I am mad at this stupid economy for making life even harder to manage than it was before.

But truly, I think I'd have to TP my own house. Most of my issues are of my own making. Although I think I'd TP Bank of America if I had to pick someone else.
np_complete
Oct. 9th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
I favor Bank of America as the TP-ing target, out of all of those. (I also favor TP-ing the economy, but it's too smart to give out its address.)

Anger at one's self is some of the worst, isn't it? But anger at other people can also be overpowering. Especially if you feel you can't voice it, or if you *have* voiced it but are still angry.

I don't have any advice, just the continued offer of virtual hugs and to help out if you ever think of a way I can help out from far away.
postynotedreams
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ah, a venting post my favorite. ;)

I'm so far behind on venting on my own LJ, I wouldn't know where to start.

1) School is still making me want to scream
2) can't seem to get time to read my flists even though I never feel like I am accomplishing anything.
3)Bankruptcy, taxes and the evil Wells Fargo
4) Scout politics

As for the TPing, I would be busy and need a lot. My son's math teacher's house, the school district office, the state senate building and US congress (the reps themselves, not he buildings, ;p ).

That'll do for now.
np_complete
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
I thought you were hoping to homeschool your son this year? Or does he still take math at a school?

I hear you on #2: I'm perpetually on the point of losing my the entries I want back beyond how far my flist will go!

I utterly agree about #3. Boo, hiss.

I like the idea of TPing the reps. Clearly serving the people isn't nearly as important as obstructing the other side. Not that there's a lot to choose between them nowadays.
postynotedreams
Oct. 11th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
I wanted to homeschool, planned to even. The homeschool teacher and the head of the homeschool program both pushed until we agreed to do a trial in the old school. He was still enrolled in the homeschool, but attended the other as a sort of transition. Junior was behind the idea a bit because he kept saying he wanted to go back there. I'd planned to override him. But I was the one overriden instead. But guess who was right.... Hollow victories - hurray.


I like the idea of TPing the reps

I'm so upset with both parties, I don't know who to root for. This election will be fun. :(
earlgreytea68
Oct. 12th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'll vent: COULD I HAVE A NEW JOB ALREADY, PLEASE? WHAT MORE DO I HAVE TO DO, UNIVERSE? TELL ME AND I WILL DO IT.

That's all. :-)
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