Saturday, October 08, 2005

slow going

Sorry about the paucity of posts, haven't had much time to look for anything new or interesting (err, haven't felt much like it would be closer to the truth, but that's another story), so don't expect anything much during the week. Hey, am learning how to understand the blasted 'template' a little better, and have added a 'site meter'. Good heavens.. people read this stuff .. thanks for visiting. Have also discovered a cool addition for 'daily quotes'. Actually was looking at another site re 'quotes' here then found the one down on the sidebar, as i was looking for the author of
"A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent."
Jerome Lawrence

Dunno why, particularly, just thought it mildly amusing. Had heard it from a particularly nutty friend several years ago. Dunno which of the first two categories I fit into :-) Actually, have to admit to what the shrink calls 'clinical depression' for the past six or eight months - so much so that an event last month, miniscule in its own way, nearly put me over the edge.

Comes from 'being a bloke' in that admission of such a thing is almost impossible and, as a fiercely 'independent' sort of bloke, the last thing that I want to do is "see a Doc". However, one of my customers found me quietly weeping among her rose bushes and convinced me to make an appointment. So duly went, was prescribed some pills, and well, they work. I call them 'happy pills', but that's not quite right. They do seem to have taken away all those 'negative' thoughts that kept churning around in my head, and now find it difficult to get all het up about the dire state of politics and the world.

Have been told that that is precisely what the 'little fuehrer's' of the world want, as a 'compliant' population is less likely to object to the ridiculously restrictive rules that are being insinuated into the 'law', but am still aware, and will get agitated again. They don't get away with it that easily.

2 comments:

Liquidplastic said...

David the quote brought a big smile to my lips. As a matter of fact I laughed out loud!

Maybe you need to tell me the name of the pills you are taking, because the ones Bod is taking are not working. But then, I buy from America drug companies -- and we know they give you just enough to keep you coming back.

I am so glad you are feeling better. I refused to take pills, but I think I am going to have to try them for a bit. I need a break from reality right about now, and could use some happy pills.

Thank you so much for your understanding and your kindness.

Be well

Davo said...

Hi Amias,
Am not sure whether I should be recommending "pills" and stuff, as I was extremely reluctant to go that route myself, and am very "anti drugs" of any sort. However the Shrink pointed out that I was a bit of a hypocrite in that I was killing myself with alcohol and cigarettes. Now, I don't really feel the need to "get drunk".

However, I am giving them a try, and have to say that the result is excellent, in that I just fell "better". Hasn't solved any of the "problems" in that am still deeply in debt, and the bills keep piling up, but for some reason am able to see things a little more clearly and have more "energy" to tackle them, rather than the debilitating lassitude of "oh why bother..think i'll just go to sleep and forget about it all".

Am now working very hard to earn the money to try to pay everything off, and have a much more positive attitude, and not too worried that it will take quite a long time to "get back on my feet".