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Tell Me It’s OK

…that I gave in to feelings of self-doubt and threw a (small) pity party in which I was the esteemed guest of honor (and the only invited guest). One afternoon of down and out and woe is me in a period of six months is acceptable and normal, right?
And, I could be wrong, but I suspect that listening to Radiohead all day is not going to cure this funk. It is an improvement, though. Last night it was all Morrissey/The Smiths. gah.
It may sound a little strange, but once in a while melancholy actually feels kinda nice.
Anyway. Tell me something good. A joke, a story, a music recommendation in lieu of Radiohead (haha). You guys always know how to make this girl feel better.

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18 Responses

  1. Toni says:

    This question was floating around work today, and you have to answer the first thing off the top of your head:
    If you were a cucumber, in a salad, and about to be eaten, what would you do?

  2. Josie says:

    Scream, I suppose.
    Is this one of those psychological questions where you’re going to tell me my answer is consistent with those of psychotics and serial killers? haha

  3. James Angstrom says:

    Just thought that this would bring a smile to your face. I was previewing your recent pics on your outing to one of the waterfalls and thought that this link would be timely.
    enjoy 🙂

  4. Josie says:

    LOL! I loved it! 🙂

  5. carolyn says:

    darn. i tried to send you one, but there was an error. go to “encouragement” and it’s the first one with the kids on the seesaw…
    No more Morrissey!
    reading those are fun. there are some in there that are so wrong (but feel SO right)!

  6. Toni says:

    It is one of those personality questions, but I don’t know the answers… analyze for yourself.. haha..
    My first thought was… am I sliced sideways or longways?? That seems is if it would be of grave importance to a cucumber in a salad. Then I admitted I would would close my eyes and hold on tight… about to go for a bumpy ride. But I knew I would be happy. I imagine cucumbers to be happy veggies.
    Sounds like you’re not ready to fulfill your destiny as a cucumber… haha! Good for you. There’s a lot of living left to do. Stop listening to depressing music.

  7. John says:

    May I recommend that you dress up with bright green capris, a plaid shirt, stunner shades and a fur vest and dance/sing-along to OutKast’s “So Fresh and So Clean”! I guarantee that you will not be depressed afterwards … maybe a little delusional, but not depressed. If that doesn’t work, try “Pop Lock and Drop It”.

  8. fabmimi says:

    playing with cuddly babies always makes me happy. or watching a movie that’ll make your gut hurt.
    what about a hawt tea date? *hhhehe – on me!
    woe no more, my friend.

  9. Bob says:

    There is a Chamorrita on Guam…who planted her roots at .com
    Not one to hide in her hut, she’d more often drop us a nut
    you’ll find her setting upon her log, sharing with us from her blog.
    Thanks Josie, your tidbits from the island are ever so refreshing!

  10. Joel says:

    Josie, I made you a mix tape of random songs:
    + AM60 – Bus
    + Rage Against the Machine – Testify (Testifly Mix)
    + Finley Quaye – Even After All
    + Tiger Army – Forever Fades Away
    + Nouvelle Vague – I Melt With You
    + Umbrellas – The City Lights
    + N.E.R.D. – Truth or Dare
    + Ambulance LTD – Stay Where You Are
    + Sick Puppies – All the Same
    + Buzzcocks – Why Can’t I Touch It
    + Save Ferris – I Know
    + Timo Maas feat. Kelis – 4 UR Ears
    + Stereophonics – Dakota
    + Bloc Party feat. Apathy Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Takbir of Styles of Beyond – Banquet Remix
    + Jackpot – Windshield Wipers
    + Young Love – Closer To You
    + Kaskade – 4 AM
    + New Order – Age of Consent
    + Quietdrive – Time After Time
    + Architecture In Helsinki – Frenchy, I’m Faking
    Cheer up dude!

  11. inna says:

    we were at the jazz festival last weekend- and this band had me dancing….yeah- dance like crazy. it makes you feel better.
    las canteras, i think. i’ll try to burn a cd for you…
    long hot bath and a good cup of tea always makes me feel better….take care.

  12. Michelle says:

    How sweet these comments are! Hello, Josie! I hope you’re feeling better. But you know what, it’s OK to be sad. It’s cleansing and healing. I totally believe that.
    🙂 But I hope you’re no longer sad. 😀

  13. Alli says:

    Hey Josie girl,
    You are very justified and it’s perfectly normal and alright to have a down day….man, one in a whole six months? That’s pretty darn good. I just wanted to encourage you when you get down and start questioning yourself and doubting yourself, to look up. Your heavenly Father loves you even more than anybody could here on earth, and He knows you’re hurting – let Him comfort you. He wants the best for you. Christian Rock is good listening. Jennifer Knapp, Jeremy Camp, Chris Rice, Toby Mac…just to name a few. It’s uplifting, too. Here’s a big hug (O)from me to you. I love you, girl. Keep looking up.

  14. resuri says:

    hey josie!!
    what a coincidence. i’ve been feeling down in the dumps as of late as well. i made myself a CD of feel good music, and coincidentally i burned two copies…maybe i can drop one off for you??? 🙂
    P.S. I think only sitting on the pity pot once every six months is a testament to your superhuman strength. us mere mortals wallow in self-pity with some regularity…

  15. Lescentive says:

    sweetie, cheer up.. it’s normal to be in a funk every few weeks or months.. I was feeling that way for awhile. i still feel it at times, but the day rolls on and gets better..
    sleep, writing, playing sims2 or just hanging with friends definitely always lifts my spirits…
    holla when u wanna have lunch at the Hyatt on me..
    miss you..

  16. joie says:

    it’s definitely ok to feel the way you do. it happens to everyone. i think it is in those moments that we need to have all by ones self. check out this picture of joshie, it’ll make you smile. i promise.

  17. Josie says:

    God, I wish I could adopt all of you.
    Thank you so much.

  18. maricar says:

    I’m late on giving you some love but here’s a video of my girls playing around. That always seems to make me smile. 🙂

    Sending you big hugs girl.

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