Friday, January 28, 2011

Just a Warning

I am whiny.

Very, very whiny.

In fact, whining is probably all you'll ever hear from me. It's a talent, really, and one cannot cultivate true talent without practice.

Believe me, I am well-practiced.

You do have to give me a little bit of credit, though. I have some valid things to bitch about. (Not that everyone else doesn't, I suppose. ) For one, I live in Minnesota. And in Minnesota at the moment, it is winter. Have you ever seen a Minnesotan winter? If you have, then you understand. If you have not... 

Also, you need to imagine -16 degree temperatures and 30 mph winds, if you can. If you can do that, you now know what it is like to live in Minnesota this time of year.

Can you blame me for not having the sunniest disposition at the moment? Huh? Can you?

Other things I often rant about are: 1) my husband is in the Navy (currently residing in San Diego), and it is much more of a pain in the ass than I ever realized, 2) the inspiration, ambition and work ethic that I just do not have, and 3) people in general. (I find people to be, for the most part, an unpleasant and unavoidable part of not being the hermit I have always dreamed of being.)

(I often fantasize about being a hermit, by the way. It's what I want to be when I grow up.)

If you do decide to read whatever nonsense I start spouting out, I would advise you not to a) tell me I whine too much (I already know this. To inform me would just be redundant.) or b) try to point out the bright side of life (I realize there probably is one. Most of what I say is facetious ranting. If it bothers you, don't read it. You won't hurt my feelings.) By not doing these things, you are saving all of us precious time. Time that could be spent doing much more productive things. Like watching Dexter. Or eating. Or something else.

Yes. Well. That's about all I have to say about that.

To sum up: I am whiny... and kind of a bitch. Sometimes.

Consider yourself warned.


  1. As per the thread on UF you know I can definitely commiserate with you on the weather. What I was really surprised about was that you want to be a hermit. I too want to be a hermit, but it was not always so. I used to like people, honestly. I used to be the life of the party, but lately people just mostly annoy me. It started with Facebook. I started making connections with old friends only to find that most of them are crazy, that is to say that they don't share my point of view on much of anything. I suppose that could mean that I am the crazy one. Either way, I realized that I would be perfectly happy to never leave my house as long as I had access to books, movies, and the internet. I believe that my need for human contact has passed.

  2. I agree completely with what you're saying: my need for human contact also seems to have faded away, if it was ever there. When I was working as a barista in a bookstore cafe, I found myself hating/disliking people for the silliest reasons. The drink they ordered, the way they ordered it, the books they were carrying... There was a regular I dreaded seeing, simply because I hated the sound of his voice so much.

    It sounds horribly shallow when I talk about it that way, but it's true. As a whole, I just do not like people. Unfortunate, but true.

    Nice to know that I'm not the only one. :)

  3. It isn't hard to find annoying traits in people. I worked in a restaurant for a few years and came to loathe some of the people that came into that place everyday (or twice a day). We both must have liked people at one point, since we both got married.