On the way home I saw a squirrel and I wondered why, exactly, our lives are so much more meaningful than any other mammal. Then I realized it’s probably not. Because I’m there, and I’m sitting in traffic, just getting out of a ten hour work day so I can get a meager paycheck to support my education which will lead to a job with a slightly less meager paycheck and then I’ll still die. Where’s the meaning? I guess maybe love. But I have a feeling that love is just a whole lot of hormones with a little bit of neediness.
I have this theory that there are people you like to laugh with and people you like to have sex with and if you find someone who fulfills both of those things, well, that’s the closest thing to love you’ll find. Coming from a young woman who has never been in love, my argument would not hold any water and so I’ve never told anyone that. I couldn’t really imagine truly wanting to marry someone I like laughing with because chances are you will grow to silently resent each other and the anchors you’ve shoved on each others’ fingers. And every memory of every laugh you’ve ever shared with that person will be swiss-cheesed with the realization that they fucking suck (after they’ve fucked & sucked).
I would do a lot better if I was alive 1000 years ago, I think.
Those goddamn, fucking squirrels…
100000% correct. Everybody follow Caragh, she’s like a robot me. Better, faster, stronger.
i’m in love, and i had a good day so i’m not feeling cynical like usual, but that doesn’t mean some part of me can’t still appreciate the realization here and the writing.
You mean all
those “loved ones”
who drove you nuts
when they were alive,
starting with your super
critical mother, your
absent father, your sadistic
brother and your hysterically
vain sister, you expect to be
upon your death?
Are you out
of your mind
or just plain crazy?
Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in “Ah applesauce!”
Bearcat - a hot-blooded or fiery girl
Cash or check? - Do you kiss now or later?
Darb - An excellent person or thing (as in “the Darb” - a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check)
Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol
“Now you’re on the trolley!” - Now you’ve got it, now you’re right!
Ossified - a drunk person
Spifflicated - Drunk. The same as canned, corked, tanked, primed, scrooched, jazzed, zozzled, plastered, owled, embalmed, lit, potted, ossified or fried to the hat
I want to say to there.
I plan to use ‘Now you’re on the trolley’ asap.
Say, You been hittin’ the giggle water, haven’t ya?
Nope, no trouble here, Ossifer (hic).
From the 20s, or from the right now if you’re in Ireland, apparently. “Ossified” is not unusual here.
bearcats, cougars. it all makes sense.
Ossified; plastered; locked; paralytic; plastered; langers; off his face; mouldly; pissed; half cut; stocious; ólta; legless; polluted.
Quotidian local colloquialisms for drunk.
i wish we Americans had more colorful phrases for “drunk.” i guess it makes sense though that the Irish would trump us (what is it they say about Eskimos and their names for snow?)
but i guess Americans have multiple phrases for “soda,” which seems about right.
OMG i need to start watching this show.