Nothing beats waking up from an election to National Grouch Day

by DaniGirl on October 15, 2008 · 13 comments

in Life, the Universe and Everything

Thank goodness for my “one year ago today I blogged about” widget, or I’d’ve missed National Grouch Day entirely. Could there be any better irony, waking up the morning after all this election nonsense to National Grouch Day?

Let’s celebrate like we did last year. Bitch and moan away, bloggy peeps. What’s pissing you off today?

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1 kim October 15, 2008 at 9:59 am

I think you already mentioned my gripe for the day….it starts with an “e”, ends with a “tion” and was a complete waste of time and money. Think of what that 300 million could have been used for! (sorry, did not sleep well last night, nightmares about men in fuzzy blue sweaters)

2 Mad Hatter October 15, 2008 at 10:26 am

Don’t even get me started.

Could it be that I now live in a Tory riding AS WELL AS a Tory nation?

Could it be that I drank a beer before bed so that I could get to sleep after all the election mayhem, only to realize this morning that one beer if consumed at 11 pm can make a gal hung over?

Could it be that I was asked to volunteer at my child’s day care this morning for 20 mins and it turned into a full hour thus making me miss a professional workshop that I had enrolled in and will now have to save face as the distracted not-professional-enough mother?

Could it be that the volunteer shift involved looking after a class of 25 2-3 year olds who turned into characters from the Lord of the Flies (with jam!) the minute the teachers left?

Could it be that the stress of having to share me with her class mates sent my daughter into a panicked, tearful tizzy thus necessitating even more time away from work?

Could it be that I had to remove 1/2 the books from my collection yesterday so that they could noisily and with much malodour install new carpets today and tomorrow, all as I try to prepare a 1/2 day workshop I am conducting in said collection room on Saturday?

Well, since you asked…


3 J. October 15, 2008 at 10:34 am

I don’t feel like working

4 Renee October 15, 2008 at 10:53 am

Having to work in a freezer is making me grouchy. It must be like 50 degrees in here! Also, rude people.

5 Marla October 15, 2008 at 11:38 am

It’s also Global Handwashing Day, you know “a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap.” Note: WITH SOAP. With soap, not just dangling the tips of your first three fingers under a cool tap for two seconds then wiping them on your pants as you wander off to touch me or things that I touch, or my food, with hands that were near flushed toilet spray with all of its crapnel. Washing, HANDS, WITH SOAP. I get kind of grouchy when people don’t. It’s a good combination, Grouchy day with Global Handwashing Day, in my book. My book that is held with clean hands. Which I always wash, not just in front of people, you know.

6 Loukia October 15, 2008 at 11:39 am

I’m glad Harper is PM but not glad that the separtist party – aka Bloq – took away this country’s chance to actually move forward during these difficult times. Seriously… thank GOD Dion did not become PM. I’m glad people realized a leader who can’t speak English just wouldn’t have been a safe bet!

7 Mad Hatter October 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm

At least the English he speaks is in his own words…

8 DaniGirl October 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Hell, Harper’s English ain’t so good, neither. Remember, he thought a paltry $100 a month meant Universal Child Care. Oh wait, I guess it’s his math that sucks. Personally, I’m saying a prayer of gratitude to Gilles Duceppe today.

9 snackmommy2 October 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Go Blue!

10 Sheila October 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I’m crabby because I have a headache for the 3rd day in a row, and both my husband and I have crazy busy schedules today, as I’m packing to leave for a 4 day trip to a conference. I will hardly see my husband or my kids tonight or tomorrow morning, and I’d rather have quiet relaxed time with them so they don’t pick up on our stress. Phooey. But the conference is going to be great.
As far as the election goes, it’s pretty boring to go vote when you already know what the result will be for your entire province. But of course I voted anyway!

11 cinnamon gurl October 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm

I’m with the don’t even get me started. But Marla’s comment made me laugh out loud, so I’m feeling a bit better.

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