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19 February 2009 @ 09:23 am
time distortion and jet packs  
I realized this morning that being depressed makes me very patient and unrushed. This morning I helped a lady carry her baby-laden strolled down the subway stairs even though it meant missing my train. When my train mysteriously stopped in between stations it didn't bother me at all. And even when we finally reached my stop, I was perfectly content to let even the slowest of my fellow commuters rush by me, instead of jockeying to be the first one out. It's such a dramatic contrast to when I'm in a good mood and full of nervous impatience because nothing is happening fast enough for me.

In other news, I'm not much of a Carmen Electra fan, but I'm positively batty about pictures of women wearing jetpacks, so...

Listening to: Kate Nash - "Pumpkin Soup"
zantimisfit on February 19th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Um, have you looked into the possibility of being bi-polar?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on February 20th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
I've given it some thought, but really I'm mellow more than I'm up or down.
zantimisfit on February 20th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if bi-polar disorder requires only highs and lows. But maybe that the highs are really high and productive and the lows are really low and terrible.
captian_whamo on February 19th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
the outfit, not so great. the jetpacks? awesome!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the ape peekabooassmonkeydiary on February 20th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that swimsuit is made from flammable fabric.
captian_whamo on February 20th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Whats this! supermodel flambe!?!?
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
It's obviously just for show. Look @ how the harness is on. If there was any thrust it rip right off her. Probably hitting her head.

Why do so many people hate Carmen Electra? I'm not a big fan, but I say, whatever.
Pallaspallasathene8 on February 20th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Perhaps, since the two are related, sprinting around would cheer you up?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the ape looking backassmonkeydiary on February 20th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Sprinting around is nice, but it's so cold outside I think I'd freeze my lungs.
mother of the angry mobpennyland on February 21st, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
You know what, though? You probably restored that lady's faith in humanity by helping her. Having a shitty day, got a fuckin stroller that won't work!! and some stranger helps you out. How awfully nice! :)

Even if she didn't think that, I would have (if it was me struggling). And I would say "Thanks a lot! This is a really nice thing for you to have done, and I appreciate it!"

I find I'm either helpful and caring about other people when I feel shit about myself.

I'm thinking government plot.
Otherwise, 'why so much depression drugs touted everywhere'? Or sex enhancement things? Don't much care about yourself kinda leads to 'don't much care about sex or consumer consumption'.

I can see federal funding for that sorta thing.
mother of the angry mobpennyland on February 21st, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
hmmm....part of that disappeared..

"I find I'm either helpful and caring about other people when I feel shit about myself, or I totally don't give a shit about anything and my sleeping-nest and I get some more quality days to feel nothing about anything"

That's sorta what I think I meant to put there.

I still think you should apply for a grant to study depression related loss of interest. And if you word it right, send me a copy and we'll do a country comparison study. And work on what can be equated to studying penguins watching planes.

But we won't have to work in Antarctica.
joelsd on February 23rd, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Anti-rushing on the train
I love hanging back on the train and letting all the Type-A's get off first. Less bruises that way.
In Penn Station NY in the AM, it's kind of copacetic walking off the train amongst the day trippers rather than stressing and elbowing to the front of the escalator queue.
The only problem is when another train arrives at the adjacent platform and the type A's from THAT train enter the mix.