Check it, Peons: Your CNN Humiliation Compartmentalized

Friday, May 14, 2010


I am sweeping up the cigarette butts and deflated balloons, recycling the beer cans, taking down the limp streamers and unclogging the toilet because my pity party of the past two weeks is over. I even deleted a couple of pathetic posts.
See, that's the dangerous thing about pity parties today.
It used to be that when you threw yourself one, it was a small affair. You'd mope around the house, watch bad TV, eat fattening food, kill a bottle of wine.
But now, we send out invitations to our pity parties, through our blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Look at me! I'm miserable! Boo hoo!
I can't believe I succumbed to it.
It's embarrassing.

The point is, I'm back.
The ridiculous, curiously attired, peculiar person you've come to love (okay...barely tolerate) has returned and I've sent the glum bitch packing.

I've never been so happy to see a party end.


Anonymous said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. Everybody gets down once in a while.

vjdutton said...

Thanks Anonymous. It's true. But next time I'll keep a tighter reign on the guest policy at my pity party.

DF said...

I have a high school friend that whines and posts depressing song lyrics on Facebook daily. They're basically throwing out the "woe is me" boo hoo crap on a daily basis. The sad part is that people always comment with "oh, it's not so bad, you're an awesome person!"

Well, if this person was so awesome, maybe they'd stop taking advantage of people's time and pity. The only person that can make you happy is yourself, and it all gets better from there.

So, to all those Facebook whiners, I don't care how many lyrics you quote; I don't feel bad for you. And, here's something that will depress you more: the person that wrote those lyrics you're so poetically sharing made a shitload of money on those words. All you managed to get out of them was to piss people off.

Anyway, back to you, VJ Dutton-- Don't feel bad about having a down week. It happens to everyone, and you'd probably be crazy if you didn't have those occasional bouts with doubt. Onward and upward!

vjdutton said...

Thanks DF! And you're so right about the miserable lyrics. Especially since there's one thing that these whiny quoters don't get: Morrissey was only joking.