December Seems to Be Rather Bleak So Far

Anonymous's picture

Well, December is turning out to be a rather crappy month. I've had two dates planned scheduled so far (okay, not dates, per se, but plans with men). First, my BFF Casey was supposed to take me out to dinner on my birthday, but he got sick and had to cancel. Then tonight, another friend, Martin, was supposed to come over and do the pizza delivery+movie thing. So can you guess what happens? That's right. He gets sick and has to cancel too. I suppose the bright side is that it wasn't me that got sick, but it sucks, nonetheless. I am going to order food and watch movies by myself tonight, and talk to the cat. Of course, I do that fairly regularly, so it's not exactly a red letter evening for either me or the cat (Raja tends to prefer it when I just shut up and let him sleep). Oh well.

Why am I bothering to tell you all this? I don't know. Just to show you that I have the same disappointing experiences that you guys do at times, I suppose. Plus, if anyone else out there is having a rotten night tonight, you can take some comfort in the fact that I am having one too. Misery does love company, after all.

Good tidings to all,
Pat

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5thstory's picture

*Raises hand* It's a quarter

*Raises hand* It's a quarter to nine and I'm shut-in. Everyone's either out of town or sick.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

Lol-taire's picture

Oh, happy belated birthday

Oh, happy belated birthday Pat. At least cats are good conversationalists. So droll.

I'm at home on a Saturday night getting hugely terrified by the fact I'm home alone (my hideous soon-to-be-former housemates have all gone home for Christmas). The house is making noises and I'm too scared to go up to the top floor in case someone is there. I can't find my phone. It's 1.57am. Raining all day. I'm listening to the BBC World Service and trying not to have a panic attack. My wine has gone warm and I have so much essay to write and I haven't actually read any Halbwachs.

And I haven't been out all week because I've been trying to do an essay. I am writing the essay as we speak (or not because I'm picking at Oasis like a scab).

5thstory's picture

Oh dear! The BBC world

Oh dear! The BBC world service is going to make everything far worse! They only report killings and tragedies.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

Lol-taire's picture

I know, hideous right? But

I know, hideous right? But they have reassuring voices. And if I listen to music I start worrying that I'm in a horror film and the music is the soundtrack.

I might just go to bed and finish the essay tomorrow. I'm meant to be doing something with the Women's Society but that's in the evening. I'm also seeing another room. So if I don't like that one then I'm just going to take the room I saw on Friday. Which means that hopefully by Monday I'll have a place to live in January, and the deadline for this essay will have passed. So I'll have my life back. If, of course, I make it to the morning.

The house has stopped making noises and is currently too quiet.

the ghost's picture

Hey Pat. My evening wasn't

Hey Pat. My evening wasn't all that great either. I spent it at a family party making awkward conversation with relatives I never see.When really I could have been home doing a college assignment so I wont have to stay up all tomorrow night finishing it *sigh*

But happy belated birthday to you Pat. Sorry your plans got cancelled =[
I hope you enjoy the movie you watch anyways, and that your december gets better =]

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt

patnelsonchilds's picture

Thanks for commiserating,

Thanks for commiserating, everyone...and for the birthday wishes. I bought myself a half gallon of Dulce de Leche ice cream to celebrate, so I can't feel too sorry for myself (that is until the next time I have to weight in at the doctor's office).

BBC World was a great comfort to me during my 4 months in Prague during which time I had no friends and very few people spoke English (except Raja, who didn't really speak much at all, though he rather enjoyed hunting the big moths that would occasionally fly in through our window). Ah...I do miss it there though.

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gaynow's picture

I was spending tonight

I was spending tonight sitting around at home in a glum, exhausted stupor, and I got out my CD wallet to listen to music, and I hadn't listened to Unsung Sondheim, so I put that on... forgot that the first song on there was Saturday Night, about being sad and alone and single on a Saturday night. -.-'' the universe hates me...

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
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patnelsonchilds's picture

That sounds like something

That sounds like something that would eventually happen to Charlie Brown. I have lots of those "Good Grief" moments.

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gaynow's picture

It does, doesn't it? Though

It does, doesn't it? Though on the plus side, one of my birthday presents was a boxed set of Charlie Brown holiday movies. That's something good to watch when I feel quite that fail-at-life, neh?

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
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jeff's picture

Hmm...

I can see two people canceling on you being disappointing, but two people who are sick canceling? I think that's, like, considerate... no?

Although, I still have a cold, and flying cross-country usually gets me sick (germs from the flyover states). So it is nice knowing that I'm the one bringing the sickness this time... they can't get me this time!

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Too many sickos out

Too many sickos out there.

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