Tuesday, May 17, 2011

For days like this, there is DQ

That's right, Dairy Queen.

I do four or five events each year at work (depending on whether the legislature is in session), and during event week, I let myself eat anything I want.

This week, it has meant DQ.

You remember a children's book referring to a no-good, horrible, very bad day? Today wasn't that bad...but just GRRRR.

First off - I take time from work, which has been busy, busy, busy working on this weekend's event, to go out and talk to a group of people about the event. Or so I was told. I get there, no one has been told I'm coming (including the center coordinator), so I am led to interrupt two art classes and try to talk about the event. People just look at me and keep painting.

I go to acupuncture to relax. It's 55 outside and the air conditioning keeps coming on.

I then get a call from a state legislator informing me that someone who volunteers for a chapter of our organization that's several hours away has been angrily harassing legislators who are not planning on coming to this weekend's event. Which is in the middle of budget session.

And she is on the big budget committee.


I really, really want popcorn or sesame noodles as my comfort food, but I can't have them for 10 days because long story short, stress has been making my gums (which were doing well) worse.

Double fuck.

And then I get a barrage of e-mails from a married ex-friend in New York (who is an ex-friend because he has been inappropriate, and is married) after a year or so of silence.

Triple fuck! And not the good kind of fuck.

AND it's supposed to rain on the day of the event.

And I forgot one of our awesome volunteer's birthdays.

I'm going out to dinner tonight, because God knows the house would probably burn down if I tried to cook.


middle child said...

Enjoy your dinner, whatever it be. (I would choose a table full of desserts, but that'just me.)

Re: your job. Switch to a bigger purse and carry a big bottle of your favoite liquor.

Aboe all else....just breathe.

Darth Weasel said...

DQ is always good for what ails us.

When your gums improve...I know it is not the same as the "real"butter at Cedar hills Crossing, but Tuesdays at Regals are $5 dollar movie days, and with a regal card popcorn is just 2 bucks. Comfort food ahoy!

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds like my life at the moment!

I really hope you enjoyed your meal out and that you didn't choke on a your food.

I know your not a drinker, otherwise I'd recommend a bottle of gin. :D

G said...

For one of the few times in the comment section of somone's blog, I will use a semi-select adjective.

Holy Human Excrement Batgirl!!!!!

What you need is a big ass bowl of Death by Chocolate!

Lynn said...

Heath Bar Blizzard. I'm just sayin'. Hopefully it all goes better from here, my friend. {{{HUG}}}

Riot Kitty said...

MC: Yeah, too bad I don't drink!
Darth: It's a deal!
Joey: We had great Thai food, no choke ;)
G: Bwahahaha!
L: I'll try it! Thanks!

ileana said...

At least you didn't have to cook, amiga...and I'm having your kind of day all week. To top it off I have insomnia tonight.

Sweet dreams, chica...for both of us! :)

PS - Tell me, why the hell are married guys so persistent and apparently desparate?? Single guys don't appear to be so hardup!

ileana said...

PS - Is it "desperate?" I'm sure I spelled it wrong; I can't think tonight...tired but can't sleep. :(

John McElveen said...

Fucking club being organized. Please RSVP. Loved you last comment! You are hilarious!



Tell ILY I'm Disparately Desparate!!!!

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...


The world needs it more than porn.

Riot Kitty said...

Ily: You're correct! Insomnia sucks, sorry :(
John: Do we get to pick the "members"? LOL!
LDML: Yep! Well said ;)

Granny Annie said...

Okay, this might help. Did you hear the one about the traveling salesman who was lost and needed directions? He pulled into a drive-in restaurant and asked the carhop, "Can you tell me where I am?" and the carhop enunciated slowly and said,
"D A I R Y Q U E E N".

John McElveen said...

RK--OH HELL YES!!!!!!! We'll be tougher than TSA SCREENERS! ;-)


Riot Kitty said...

GA: Excellent!
John: LMAO!

Marnie said...

DQ - You need the Mississippi Mud Fudge Blizzard. You'll be in a good mood after that.

I hope you enjoyed dinner. It did sound like a rough week. You deserve a big pat on the back. High five!!

HiFi said...

Hmmm time to go search for cookies!