Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Funk-culiar

I am currently in a state of funk. You know those times when you're in a bad mood for no real reason and nothing can really make it go away, but you're concious of this fact and make every effort to not let it affect other people around you or your opinions of them? Welcome to my current state of affairs.

Sunday night probably set the scene with yet another fun-filled evening with crazy great aunt and Crazy grandfather. We went out for sushi as per the usual, my grandfather warning me that they might make us go away due to the fact that the last time they had been there my great aunt had yelled at the waitress for a good 10 minutes. We got there and the owners came right over, they're cognizant of the fact that my relatives are crazy and sat us right away. The food was good as always and the same gibberish conversations peppered the night, now I love my family but putting up with them takes it's toll.

Monday was spent mostly at the MVA in Maryland, I live in the district but have off street parking so why pay DC taxes when I don't have to right? I spent 4 hours at the MVA getting a new license, in which I look like a terrorist, and new plates... obviously the save the bay plates. I spent the remainder of the day at work putzing around. Went home and my funk was by this time in full force and I was not a happy camper. Got home and got myself a cocktail and sat out in the backyard due to the gorgeous weather and called a couple people to try and talk me out of the funk I was in. It sorta worked and one of my friends is driving to visit me this weekend. I then sat on the couch and folded laundry, not realizing it was halloween. The kids that came by were by and large really cute and their parents made them say thank you which is always appreciated, but no go on de-funktafying.

As my roomates got home wanting to celebrate one of their good job interviews, they poured martinis..... bad idea. After just the one I thought it would be a good idea to call an ex I haven't spoken to in five months and whom I told that I never wanted to hear from even if he needed a kidney. Thankfully he didn't recognize my phone number (I changed it) and I had the precense of mind not to leave a voice mail, praise jesus. Upon reviewing my outgoing calls this morning, I wasn't exactly in the best mood leaving the house.

Currently I'm listening to some keane and trying to mellow the ef out. It didn't really help that I got a text this morning asking if I wanted to be a go go dancer this weekend, not really the way I wanted to start my tuesday.... venti gingerpread latte? yes please.

12 comments:

Keith said...

sorry to hear you're in a funk. it happens...i've been there. i like to take some time to myself, since everyone seems to piss me off one way or another. if you're outdoorsy, go for walk/hike/bike ride. if you're indoorsy, watch some tv. the good thing is you'll probably be in a great mood once you get out of the funk.

and gingerbread latte? are they out now? you got me all excited...guess where i'm headed. oh, and keane is great!

Mr. Bartender said...

I think it could be change of seasons. I've actually hit a bit of a funk myself over the past week or two, finding myself thinking of old things that should long be gone from my mind.

This too shall pass though...

Going to do cardio helped me last night - nothing like endorphins to make you feel better!

Dale said...

Keith: thanks, yeah I'm just gonna ride it out. Starbucks is helping through this process... and I plan on getting through it by baking. Pie anyone?

Mr. B: Yeah it could be that, a lot of my friends are stressed out/in bad moods too so I think I'm getting on their nerves too which is not a good scene. I'm gonna do some major pilates tonight, that always makes me feel better.

Polt said...

I'm kinda in a funk too, but I think it's from lack of sleep. At any rate, Keane is excellent! i put the earphones in, turn them on, and just go away to that happy special place.

And being asked to be a go-go dancer would get me laughing my ass off. Course, I'm not an attractive tall Asian, but a fat, hairy, 37 yr old of Germanic stock, so asking me to go-go dance...I trust you can see the humor.

Dale said...

Polt: yeah mine's a combo of stress from work/grad school crap, going out too much, and random drama. Keane is a v. good solution to my problem at the moment, that and a hot shower post gym!!

And thank you for the kind words, I'm sure you turn heads!! I definitely know people that enjoy mature gentlemen!

Dudley said...

I'm feelin ya on the funk sistah. Welcome to my world. Though mine of late are much more hostile - I tend to lash out on people (mostly on the metro). It helps work out the inner agression I have pent up :-) Next step is going to a shooting range!

Complacent Chase said...

Sorry sweetie! I hope that the rest of your day got better.

BTW...I am still waiting on you to tell me where you go for sushi because I want some good sushi and have yet to discover a place that is all the rage.

Dop said...

The Funks suck - especially over a weekend when the rest of the world seems to be having a good time and you just can't get up to speed. Hang in there.

aklsdjhfa said...

Arguably the best sushi in DC is Sushi Taro at 17th and P, above the CVS. Try the rainbow roll, it's amazing!

Jumpah said...

Dale...I hope the funk is dissipating and u are back in ur normal high spirits..next time u feel the funk, lemme know n I will fix some home made Indian food...

Chaseing complacency: Great sushi places
Sushiyama is Vienna
Tako Grill in Bethesda
I heard so much about Makodo on MacArthur Blvd; went there once but they require a week's ahead reservation and dress code is business casual..I heards its super expensive but the best sushi in town..looking forward to going there myself.

Dale said...

Chase: I really like Niwano Hana in Rockville too, I've been going there for years.

Jumpah: Well bless your little heart, thanks I looooove indian food.

Dop: Thanks, I'm sure taking it easy this week is going to do wonders for me.

Complacent Chase said...

Thanks everyone! It will now be my quest to check out every restaurant mentioned because I am a sushi whore! Seriously, I could survive solely on sushi for the rest of my life. Yummmm