Today has been a very stressful day, due mostly to a looming deadline and a project source who fell off the edge of the earth, leaving me hyperventilating and mewling in the distinctly quotable-quote-less VOID left behind. I spent the majority of today playing a delightful game of PLEASE TALK TO ME with a variety of professionals who, oddly enough, are busy enough working at their jobs that they do not have oodles of free time to chat with panicking journalists. Go figure.
Add to that my charming daughter coming home from school with a very interesting tale of woe, the disappearance of 75% of the socks in this household, and the touchiness of some people and/or my grievous insensitivity (take your pick! please! not that there’s anything WRONG with either of those!), and, well, it’s just been a very full day.
But I went into the kitchen to make some coffee tonight (must work! need more caffeeeeeeine!), and only one lightbulb is working in the kitchen chandelier thingie. It’s rather dim in there. So I opened the cabinet above the stove where I keep kitchen lightbulbs and (apparently) all sort of other detritus, like expired medications (??) and small containers of bubbles and my kitchen scale and some candles and an entire avalanche of items that were just waiting to tumble out. Onto my head. In the semi-darkness.
I discovered I had no lightbulbs for that fixture. I put back everything which had tumbled out, got my coffee, and returned here to my desk. Rather than returning to my work immediately, I sat here and an entire drama about how the detritus that fell on me was really noble and good and my tales of it falling out of the cabinet were greatly unfair and I should be ashamed of myself for not giving the tumbling items equal time to share their side of the story spun itself out in my head.
And in this tale I’m sure that if I apologized to the inhaler which expired in 2002 for unwittingly offending it and it refused to accept my apology on the grounds that I have offended all of pulmonology throughout the ages that it would be a good idea, at that point, to stop attempting logical discussion and instead say, “Dude, you are an INHALER. This conversation is disturbing.”
Hey, if my inhaler wants its own blog, more power to it. This space does not exist to malign my inhaler, and I hope it would understand that every time I mention breathing or even crack a joke about albuterol I am not specifically insulting it. If, indeed, inhalers think at all.
But I realized that would just be a silly story entirely too far-fetched to even be entertaining.
So then I decided that really, I should just get back to work and leave the contents of my cluttered cabinets to work things out amongst themselves. And that once I buy some more lightbulbs, I should probably find a new place to store them, because opening that cabinet is WAY more trouble than it’s worth.