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For the Record...

...2011 remains as fired as fired can be.

There are now 32 entries on the year's BAD list that I started keeping in self-defense back in early February, and 21 entries on the GOOD list.

The 60/40 split only tells part of the story. "Rescheduled dentist appointment turned up no new problems or anything needing immediate treatment" (#12 on the GOOD list) pales in comparison to its #18 triple-punch counterpart: "St. Patrick's Day: Susan [Palermo] tests positive for C. diff; Steve Stiles' brother Jeff dies of cancer; Ross Chamberlain learns his brother died on Feb 25. Cancelled trip to see Susan to avoid risk of infecting other loved ones." Yes, there's good stuff in this year, some of it relatively ordinary, some of it downright marvelous and then some. But the bad continues to slam, slam, slam its way into my life, into the lives of my loved ones.

I don't seem to be running out of cope yet, but numbness is starting to creep in around the edges.

Onward.

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batwrangler
May. 31st, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
*hugs*
coffeeem
May. 31st, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
*hugs as soon as not in batwrangler's way*
gerisullivan
May. 31st, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Blessings to both you and batwrangler! Hugs shared, along with a restorative pot of tea.
lsanderson
May. 31st, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
Argh
Hope the GOOD list takes off.
cakmpls
May. 31st, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry it has been such a rough year. I hope that the list tilts strongly the other way in the remaining months!
judith_dascoyne
May. 31st, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
I hope I can add to the tilt to better.
Mitch got a job!!

Hugs
gerisullivan
May. 31st, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for the good news! Please pass my heartfelt congratulations on to Mitch.
markiv1111
May. 31st, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm with your other friends on this. I hope things get better, and/or at the very least do not continue to get worse. (You and I are about ready for a phone call. Let me know when the time is right.)

Nate

gerisullivan
May. 31st, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Timing answer VERY cloudy. I look forward to our next conversation whenever I'm able to help make it happen.
maruad
May. 31st, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I can only hope things get better.

I would email you one of my recent paintings but I realized even the cheeriest has a quiet but nasty hook. Maybe I will do something sweet and send you an attachment that you can print off if you like it.
gerisullivan
May. 31st, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Cheery in the real world often comes with quiet but nasty hooks. I'd love an attachment of any of your art you choose to send.
maruad
May. 31st, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
It is on it's way.
maruad
Jun. 1st, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
By do something sweet, I meant painting something sweet btw. Rereading my comment shows me a different meaning than I had intended.
minnehaha
May. 31st, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I think you need a bright new plume on your helm as you fight the good fight. Perhaps something magenta to contrast with your red hair?

K. [metaphorically.... no actual plumes expected to be bought]
gerisullivan
May. 31st, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Many thanks; a metaphorical bright new plume sounds like a grand idea. If it were real, it would get soggy in the bath and crumpled when I nap.
marsgov
May. 31st, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Not as bad as 1992, when I decided (wearing my hat as Master Timekeeper, Earth Main Sequence Time Clock Authority) to completely wipe and re-start the year from backup tapes on Jan 15th. Don't ask, and besides you don't remember, and thank heaven.
gerisullivan
May. 31st, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Wow. Does that mean the long weekend trip to Key West happened on the re-start rather than the original 1992 as I thought it did?
marsgov
May. 31st, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
If you remember Key West being there, than it was post-reboot.
pameladean
May. 31st, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
I want to know why, when people fire a year, it continues to stick around doing a lousy job. There is something amiss here.

I hope your Good list grows much longer soon.

P.
history_monk
May. 31st, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Years have too good a contract, probably got by claiming that if they weren't there, there'd be nothing to keep everything from happening at the same time.

Hugs, Geri.
parsleigh
May. 31st, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
Hugs from us...hope things get better.
jcbemis
Jun. 2nd, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Rosalyn S. Yalow, a medical physicist who persisted in entering a field largely reserved for men to become only the second woman to earn a Nobel Prize in Medicine, died on Monday in the Bronx, where she had lived most of her life. She was 89.

can it please stop sucking now???
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