Thursday, April 30, 2009

Perhaps I should grow up too

I have been pretty torqued.

(Wow, I really LOVE that word -- torqued. What an awesome word.)

Anyway, yeah, I've been torqued about the Mother's Day situation. In a nutshell, Wonderhubby and I will not be singing at our traditional Mother's Day restaurant gig for the first time in about six years.

I started writing out all the reasons why, but I deleted it all. I realized that I sounded petulant and whiney, and I thought that was unbecoming.

That I was BETTER than that.

Except I'm not.

I AM petulant and whiney.

And irritated.

And cranky.

And TORQUED.

And basically feeling like a put-out 12-year-old who can't have her cake and eat it too.

Sigh. We never do get over ourselves, do we?

14 comments:

Jenni said...

Yeah, when do we get to spend Mother's Day the way we'd like? And why am I suddenly feeling so hostile toward your SIL whom I've never met? You know what I like to do? I like to imagine that being as happy as possible in situations like this just pisses the other person off. I try to be happy and then find I really am, so even if it doesn't work to piss the other person off, I get something out of it. Boy, this makes me sound like some kind of vengeful Pollyanna. Yup, that describes me pretty well.

LceeL said...

Plotzing, are we?

I remember a man I used to work for, when I was very young. Sydney was irascible, to say the least. A curmudgeon. His older brother was a millionaire several times over and he wasn't - and it colored and flavored every aspect of Sydney's life. But every once in a while, rather than yell and curse in Yiddish (boy, did I learn Yiddish), wave his arms and just generally get his blood pressure going, his chin would hit his chest, he would say "Oy", shake his head and walk away, chuckling under his breath, saying "Lenny, Lenny, Lenny". Because secretly, he thought the whole thing was funny, and sometimes the little voice in his head sounded just like Lenny Bruce. Making jokes.

Jill said...

It's OK to be torqued. And to be whiny and petulant on occasion. Because if you aren't then you hold it all in and will eventually explode petulance all over the place and that would be one hell of of a mess to clean up, now wouldn't it!!???

Nap Warden said...

Torqued...good word. I'm going to use it in a sentence today;)

nikki said...

Did you throw yourself on the floor kicking your legs and screaming? Hey, it's your day too, you should be able to spend it how you want.

justmylife said...

I like your word....I may steal it. heh! I say throw yourself on the floor and have a good fit! Then spend the day the way you want to....

Kaytabug said...

Hummm torqued? I like it. But I am partial to livid, and loath. Looks like I have a thing for L's! I also like loquacious,languish,ludicrous and lethargic. I really do like L words.

Kila said...

Honestly, I'd probably say I had plans, and not go. But if you go, don't be pouty, be as happy as can be. Don't give her the pleasure of seeing that she made you upset.

Jaina said...

I can't hear the word "torqued" without thinking of quads and riding.

I'm sorry that you don't get to do your gig. That's no fun :/

The Duchess of Wessex said...

I disagree! You are not being whiney at all AND, may I add, the one that needs to grow up. Your mother's day activities sound FABULOUS and quite appropriate and special for the nature of the day. I say people in your family should know (better) that it is YOUR THING and attend, be polite and sit the LLEH down, shut up and ENJOY it! Oh, and applaud loudly afterward.

I say ENJOY your mother's day YOUR way. Those that wish to participate and celebrate WITH you (not over or under you) may and if they choose not to, it's THEIR LOSS!

I'm tired of bending to everyone else. What about me? Can't I get my way ONCE, before they're all dead and miss the chance to see a smile on my face? That's all I ask...

ME, ME, ME! Say it with ME!

Karen said...

Torqued is quite a nice word. Very descriptive. Maybe you'll find something else even more fun to do. Hopefully.

Siobhan said...

It's not May yet, is it too late to tell your sis you've change your mind? Sounds like you'd rather be elsewhere if you went.

HalfAsstic.com said...

I think torqued sounds very apt. And I swear I don't think I've ever met anyone who got to spend it just exactly like they'd wanted to. Heh! Maybe that is just a myth.
Incidentally, I tagged you for a meme! Come on by and check it out. :-)

Janet said...

Excellent word. And you know, if you can't whine here, then where can you? Seriously.

 
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