October 23, 2006
Even a chocolate-covered strawberry didn't do the trick
I’m annoyed, cranky, and generally foul today (think a bag of potatoes left under the sink for too long; not the ones that have grown cute horns but the ones that smell of death. Those ones.)

My mother has not spoken to me in at least a month, I never get to see my best friend anymore, and Cricket’s vet bill (see sidebar, now with 33% more updates!) has put a serious dent in my world. Not that I don’t love her. Not that I wouldn’t do almost anything for that little hairball. But 700 duckets for a differential diagnosis of asthma/bronchitis doesn’t really require a heartworm test, now does it?

Hmmm. There is not enough room in here for my irritation.

Egan may be right. Lost may very well have jumped the shark.

I also can’t seem to get up all the cat hair that blows like tumbleweed over the hardwoods. I have a toe ache. I’m bitter that I had no cavities last week but somehow three years ago my last dentist managed to find 11 at one visit. Did I mention never having a cavity prior to the age of 26? Scams apparently abound.

I even hate my lip gloss. If it wants to be worn so badly it really could come up out of the bottom of the tube so I don’t have to break fingers trying to get the last of it from the corners.

Not to mention that Meredith Grey can be so damn irritating and needs to just grow a pair.


Blogger Golden Silence said...

I knew I stopped watching "Grey's Anatomy" for a good reason...

Sorry about your bad day. I hope things look up for you, especially the part about you and your mom not speaking.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

I'm all too familiar with death potatoes. I had a roommate who grew them. It was so gross I threw up while cleaning "it". She's lucky I didn't kill her in her sleep.

Anonymous Jorge said...

You know what you need?

I'll tell you what.

You need to fly up to Canada and have some french toast therapy at Chez' McFiggy.

That's what it's all about.

I'm sorry about Cricky's bill. That sucks. Logan had a bill not quite that high a few months ago.

It's a conspiracy.

Sometimes I wonder if it would be cheaper for me to just become a vet.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had Ramen noodles for lunch. No cat food though I am headed to the grocery store.

Cricket better be very grateful. Because there are some Siamese cats that are willing to work
twice as hard for half the price.

Outsourcing cats is a big political issue according to all the commercials I'm trying to ignore.

Anonymous guinnessgirl said...

Oh, I'm sorry you're crankypants today!

That is a bitch about Cricket's doctor bill. I once paid $900 for what started out as a teeth cleaning for Alex. I cried when I got the bill. Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.

Blogger Heather B. said...

It's my birthday week, and I hate my life.

I like someone who doesn't like me back.

I'm afraid to check my account balance.


Anonymous Jen said...

I too have a furball that I spend countless monies on. But he's the only one I can depend on:-)

At least one of your "good" friends didn't tell you today that she plans on sleeping with a guy I used to "hook" up with (that means SEX) and that I shouldn't be upset about it.

Blogger Finn said...

You're having a Monday, darlin'. Hang in there; it'll be over eventually.

And Mer really needs to quit whining. She gets more action than anyone I know.

Blogger Margaret said...

Ramen noodles cooked with slaw cole is actually really, really tasty.

Blogger Kris said...

there is more than one opportunity for crickets in this line of comments so here they are . . . ;)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY? WHY? WHY are you living my life on the east coast? Jackson (my wonder-cat) also just racked up one heck of a vet bill... BECAUSE HE WAS DEPRESSED. Um, I get depressed too sometimes, but it doesn't cost my owner hundreds of dollars.

And I share your concerns on Lost and lip gloss.

...Let me tell you how I got over my lip gloss malfesence. I changed over to lipstick. [gasp!] It's true. I think we have pretty similar coloring, so all I can say is, "Kris, go out an get yourself a brand-spanking-new tube of Sophisto by Mac."

god bless.

ps. I HATE Los Lonely Boys. HATE.

Blogger Eve said...


Shit, does that mean I'm in for lots of cavities?

Also, last time I went to the doctor, they unnecessarily gave me a (humungously expensive) catscan. I am still paying. Don't let them test the cat for stuff. You are it's advocate!!!!

Anonymous Sex & Moxie said...

I was just reading on another forum how people thought Lost jumped the shark. I've never watched it. Can't get into shows with that many characters. Even Greay's annoys me. Mehredith and McDouche deserve each other. Both self-absorbed nit wits. You should check out Ugly Betty, thought. Best show of the season.

Blogger Egan said...

How you're feeling today is how I felt Saturday at around 4:30pm when our fridge stopped working.

Hmmm, the Lost thing is disconcerting. I don't want it to jump the shark, but really... it's not nearly as captivating as the last two seasons.

Anonymous wordgirl said...

Meredith Grey can bite me. She and her lispy lisp and her indecision. And the narration. God! Save me fromt the narration!

Blogger Sizzle said...

i hate meredith too!

and i am in an equally foul mood for many different reasons. this post gave me comfort.

i hope that doesn't bother you? ;)

Blogger Kris said...

Bother me? NO! Commiseration is stellar.

If I don't comment again it's because I'm out at MAC buying lip gloss. ;)

Blogger Marissa said...

i kind of agree re: meredith, but i still love her. but okay -- did you notice all of a sudden they started calling her 'mer'?? i was like, 'who the hell is this mer person?!'

Blogger yournamehere said...

I've never seen an episode of "Lost", so I don't have to worry about it jumping the shark. I never got over the day "Baywatch" jumped.

Anonymous alyndabear said...

Damn vet bills. I'm in the wrong industry for money making...

I hear you about dear Meredith. As much as I love Greys, she irritates me to no end. Yet I still watch.. and love.. Bleh.

Blogger Trundling Grunt said...

Sorry to hear about the mood. I talk to my mother every week and sometimes wonder why given that all it seems to be is an update on all the building works round their neighbourhood. But I guess I should be thankful that I can still have these conversations.

$700 for Cricket? Ouch. But it's better than paying for car bills as at least he (she?) gives you pleasure.

Lost - never got into it. Or Grey's Anatomy for that matter.

If you want to find cavities just change your dentist. Every new dentist has to "correct" the work of the previous - it's their way of putting their kids though college and making sure you stay with them (as you can't afford the fresh set of imaginary cavities that a new dentist would find. Not with your vets bill anyway).

I can't see yur lip gloss to know if I'm annoyed with it or not. I'm ok with mine.

Hope the mood lightens soon.

Blogger kitkat said...

I'm not sure which is funnier: death potatoes or referring to those weird root thingys as "horns." I'll ponder on that for a bit.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, and I thought my medical bills were outrageous. Vets are making more than rheumatolgoists nowaways, sounds like!!


Anonymous janet said...

I am so with you on the Meredith thing (even wrote a whole damn post about it once!) and also, with the cat/vet thing. The cats are eating better than I am these days. Jerks.

Blogger Egan said...

I must say the lip gloss you have on today looks fantabulous.

Blogger Nancy Drew said...

This calls for a serious mental health day, a funny movie and emergency supplies of chocolate.

Blogger Cheryl said...

I think you need a lot of chocolate withour strawberries.

I hope you're week picks up.

Anonymous KB said...

The cavity thing is a scam. Six years ago- 8 cavities. I said "yeah, right" and left. Now- I've had 2 filled that were ACTUAL cavities. Go figure. The bs laser thing is a scam.

Hope you had a good day ;)

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