Interlude: Irritable and stressed

Day 43. 95,223 words.

Crud, out of time for today so I won’t get a chance to review the movies we saw over the weekend. They were pretty cool, though.

Yesterday was a bit of a pain in the balls, with the kids having a miserable day and my bad mood making it worse. Got mildly screwed over in an attempt to buy household electronics, but it’s a case of us having old technology in our house more than the store or new technology betraying us (although the store did give me some pretty shit advice). Soon as I sell 500 more books I’ll see about upgrading our home entertainment. Until then, it’s shadow puppets.

Mounting stress and aggravation over the car situation too, but I guess I can just assume the worst-case will happen and go from there. The mechanic will fix some things but the car won’t be able to pass its annual check-up, costing us this month’s spending money. Then we’ll be looking at a new car with the current car’s trade-in value in the toilet. New car will run us up a smooth €200 per month in payments for the foreseeable future as well as emptying at least one of my savings accounts, which isn’t crippling but it sure would be nice to be putting that money into my savings account at the end of the month instead.

Still, as far as worst-cases go, it’s not terrible. I’m basically crabby about nothing, things are fine.

I might occasionally default to that stupid Online Millennial trope and wish I could stop being an adult … but as Wump and Toop are so keen to remind me, it kind of sucks being a kid too.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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3 Responses to Interlude: Irritable and stressed

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    Wow, I feel you, man. We had some times like that a couple of years ago, which led to a move. Not advice, just background. We both think if things stayed as they were, we’d be bankrupt by now, with what’s happened to us since. Wish I could help with any sort of advice or comment but you just gotta grind through and try to stay afloat. Hang in there!

    And, I bet your shadow puppet show is pretty entertaining. Maybe that can be a third source of income from Hatboy?

    • stchucky says:

      Hee, yeah, it’s stressful and annoying but not really worrying, if you see what I mean. We’ll make like good little Mygonites and muddle through.

      Oh, that reminds me, there’s another part in the unfolding saga of the Littlest Pet Shops up and ready to view. Not our best effort (since it was made during a metaphorical sunny patch in that otherwise miserable Sunday), but Wump is enjoying developing the story and I can’t express how much it cheers me up to do this stupid crap with her.

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Yeah. At least your country will keep you all alive….

        Cool! I think my face would hurt while recording those videos, if you know what I mean. Some people make you smile that hard.

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