bummed out.

28 03 2010

i decided to take a little break from posting this weekend because things got really crappy for a minute and i just wanted to hide in a hole at the bottom of the sea. it’s all for the best really, all i really would have been capable of yesterday was mashing my hands against the keyboard in rage, or maybe coughing up a little phlegm. not as compelling and one might like. the grisly details:

1. i am still sick. 2 weeks now, and i’m not feeling any better. in addition to being a mucous filled sack, i apparently have also developed a case of glossopharyngeal neuralgia (intermittent stabbing throat pain) that may or may not go away when i get better.

2. i was really excited to be having my very first sponsored giveaway next week, until i found out that the product mysteriously contains GELATIN. as a faithful veg, i just can’t bring myself to pimp the meat products on my blog- no matter how plush the swag. (more on this later)

3. i just got a hot and heavy not from my condo association president who says that me and the boyfriend unit and i need to come up with $5000 by june to pay for a new roof. you mean those cutting boards we nailed over the missing shingles aren’t doing the job? fuck. good thing i didn’t blow my amateur night load yet, looks like i’m gonna need it.

4. did i mention that my insurance company isn’t returning my calls about the water damage that occurred over a month ago?

5. i got my 2nd really mean comment today, and although i realize that it is a hazard of the trade… it makes me sad when people who don’t care for my opinion about something attack me directly, instead of defending or presenting their own opinion. just because we disagree on one particular point doesn’t make me a demon, does it?

anyway, you can see why a girl might be a touch on the grouchy side. i had high hopes for this weekend, and on top of the crappy crap that happened, i didn’t get fuck all done (unless you count staying up until 4 am updating my linkedin profile). i enter into this week on a “$5000 in the shit” super low, with no sleep and no clean socks. oh, and i’m probably going to have to send back that sweet free bathrobe.

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20 responses

29 03 2010
Lynn

Sorry you’re a sad panda cub! Hang in there. You are hearted by many.

29 03 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! i heart you back! i mean if you are one of the supposed many who heart me…. don’t want to be presumptuous…

29 03 2010
Lynn

I am of course among thee who heart you. And another thought– if you’re getting haters, you probably have “arrived”! And if I may quote Matt Dillon’s character from the movie Singles, “all this negative energy, man, it just makes me stronger!”

29 03 2010
bessmarvin

man. i haven’t seen that movie in 1,000 years! and you’re totally right, when people care enough to shit talk about you, you know you’re going somewhere. now about you on twitter! fill out your profile (with web address) and throw a picture up there so i can tweet you to all my massive list of followers (uh… 165). twitter is totally funzos. i promise.

29 03 2010
Winnie P.

You make me laugh basically every day…some people are just mean and don’t know how to laugh.
Hope you heart (and throat) feel better soon.

29 03 2010
bessmarvin

you’re sweet! thanks so much for the cheer up, i’m definitely still feeling flattened this morning. it’s pouring rain here, so i wore my rubber rain boots to work, only to realize that i’d only brought one shoe! i’ve been clomping my big rubber feet around the office all morning, and i won’t lie, these bitches are sweaty! TMI?

29 03 2010
The Coupon Goddess

Can I tell you how much HATE mail I got last week for my 240 boxes of cereal donation to the foodbank? (it was all from the same person repeatedly, but still) I got called a shelf clearer and that I was taking away from families with my food bank purchase. I guess it matters not that I went to 6 stores to purchase it. They didn’t care to ask. I realized that I just had to let it go. The good comments outweigh the bad. Your blog is entertaining and you have a gift for writing. Write what you want and know you can’t please all the people all of the time, but you make me smile and that’s all that really counts. 🙂

29 03 2010
bessmarvin

yes, i’m sure you were just robbing the cocoa puffs right out of her starving baby’s mouth. i’ve been reading you obsessively for a while now, and as far as i can tell, you have never showed anything but the utmost of tact and consideration for your fellow couponers. chances are, if your hate mailer is worth her coupon salt, she probably already has about 78 boxes of cereal in her pantry, and she can wait her bitch ass until the next big cereal deal (which at this point we have all learned will be around shortly). you make me smile too. especially learning that your adorable daughter weighs roughly the same as 40 boxes of trix! i don’t even wanna know how many trix i weigh. *the shame*

29 03 2010
Cindy

Ditto ditto ditto! ❤

29 03 2010
bessmarvin

awwwww. you guys!

29 03 2010
Jen

I guess to me, if someone doesn’t agree with what you’re saying and just wants to be a dick about it they shouldn’t be reading your blog in the first place. Some people just want to cause other people problems in order to make themselves feel better. Hang in there, and just remember… there is ALWAYS a reason to be happy.

29 03 2010
bessmarvin

you are absolutely correct. current reasons to be happy include: fridge full of booze, hot tub time machine, 60 and sunny weather predicted later this week, and unbelievably nice readers cheering my sorry ass up. in defense (sort of) of the guy who talked shit about me… i criticized a local restaurant (the food was admittedly heinous), and when you start talkin’ smack- you better be prepared to get a little bit back.

29 03 2010
kitkat

and i will back up that review any day! not only was the food a pretentious mess, the service was unforgivably inattentive. sorry you’re feeling down today – let me know if there’s anything I can do…

30 03 2010
bessmarvin

awww. i suck at comments this week. you’ve already commented again and i have even responded to this one! i’m already feeling better, but you can definitely jam a drink or two down my neck on friday at bar lola. that should do just fine.

29 03 2010
Ray

Did you know that it takes one hundred bad comments to offset one nice comment from TheCouponGoddess? Ya. It’s a scientific fact! Love the column!

30 03 2010
bessmarvin

thank you! the coupon goddess does indeed have amazing powers, and the fact that anyone could say anything mean about her using her coupon prowess to stock her local food bank completely mystifies me. like i said in my post today, some people just like to pick fights, and the internet means that you don’t have to show your face (cowards!). if i were the coupon goddess, i would shelf clean the entire goddamn town, just so that woman couldn’t have any. luckily for that woman, the real coupon goddess is a lot nicer and classier than i am 🙂

29 03 2010
m

I’m still a new reader but I think you’re rad. Plus, whenever I sneak a peak at your Twitter, I inevitably see 73 or so little following faces of old friends, old classmates, random people I know, etc. Small world.

Also, I appreciate that you’re sticking to your veg principles. I had to throw away some perfectly good Haribo bears I got for free the other day because they are made almost entirely from horse hooves.

30 03 2010
bessmarvin

maine is so small! everyone knows everyone. i kind of love it actually. whenever i visit a big city i start to feel a little lost and disconnected. there’s a friendliness and familiarity that you get with maine people that i’ve never found anywhere else. as for the veg thing, it’s always a struggle. gelatin specifically hides in everything. i mean, POP TARTS? WTF pop tarts? but this one really blindsided me. it was for GREEK YOGURT. the beauty of greek yogurt is that it’s milk and enzymes. how did gelatin get in there? i miss gummy bears so much! i eat a lot of swedish fish and sour patch kids. i also really love mambas and starburst jelly beans. they sort of hit the spot where skittles and starbursts used to be. sort of.

9 04 2010
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26 05 2010
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