Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Everyone Had A Great Time....Except Me

I think that may be because I'm such a bitch. Spoiled. Or both.

I don't travel well with others.

I'm really quite fun to be around for several hours in the evening. But on a daily basis, I'm kinda quiet and shy. I don't get up every morning bubbling fun facts and wanting to chat. Precisely the opposite.

So, the folks that have known me in the evening started to wonder on the second day "what was wrong?" Since they asked, I told them the only thing that I could think of. I had to take my dog in for surgery this morning on her ACL. She has to stay there for two nights and I'm a worry wart.

That's all. Otherwise, I'm good. Of course, that never stops them from asking.

And then, there's the incessant chatter-er. When she wasn't talking, she sang. Horribly.

Now, I'm almost always in a good mood and I'm sure to some, it's annoying that my glass is always either half full or bubbling over. However, I don't sing "put the lime in the coconut" 10,000 times every day. That gets mighty old.

For all of you that envied my trip to the beach....you can stop now or I'm gonna sing "you put the lime in the coconut....





31 comments:

SkylersDad said...

i spent a lot of time around another person who was a perpetual "hummer", never sang, just hummed all the damn time!

I feel your pain.

Karie said...

haha. Nice.

Jude said...

oh great, now i have that song buzzin in my head....lol

wishing your pup a speedy recovery

Grant said...

This is why you need to learn some heavy metal lyrics so you can counter-attack. Sample ditty:

Harlots of Hell spread your wings
As I penetrate your soul
Feel the fire shoot through your body
As I slip into your throne
Cast aside, do as you will
I care not how you plead
Satan's child now stalks the earth
Born from my demon seed

Take THAT, lime in the coconut.

Newbo said...

Haha, i know how u feel. I'm quite a quiet person, i'd rather listen than talk. Nothings ever actually wrong with me, i'd just rather not blab all the time! I feel your pain.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

ooops....

Scarlet said...

Some people imagine I'm little Ms. Mary Sunshine 24/7 but no, I'm not always that chipper myself...and there's nothing wrong with that!

I'll sing the Lime in the Coconut song with you when you visit me in Miami! ;)

Bond said...

ugh...how to ruin the beach in 6 simple words....

Sorry to hear that...

nitebyrd said...

Hmmm ... not being a morning person myself, I sympathize with you.

Akelamalu said...

Some people just get on your last nerve don't they? :( Hope your pooch is OK hon. x

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you should of asked if she took requests. or starthumming something different to get the coconut out of her head.

Laura said...

I usually burst into "I am Henry the 8th I am....."

that REALLY gets people going! LOL

use it as a back up!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

My girl calls me a spoiled bitch. Um, but I'm sue she means brat. because i don't travel well either. I do on a plane, train, boat, car, but in a motor home...shoot me. I like to get there quick. It's a creek...it's a tree...it's a hill...cactus. Who cares...get me there and lets have fun. Till then...I'll pout.

ciao sweetie. :D

Dawg said...

I think my friends would pay big money to make me quiet at any point in the day!

Bina said...

Oh no! I'm sorry about that!

If I ever go on a trip with a group of girls, I wonder if they would say the same thing about me. I'm so bubbly and cheery in the morning, but by 5:00 PM, I'm worn the hell out.

But hey, I would NEVER sing that song!!!!

Lynette said...

it is so hard for a morning person to be with a night person
i know i am married to the night person and so is my CG
so you know i am the early bird!

Glad your home and can check on your doggie better.

Dana said...

You? Spoiled? I refuse to believe it ...

Although I am a morning person, I'm quite tolerant of people like ... like ... well ... YOU!

Jeanne said...

I'm a morning person, but enough of an introvert to find trips like yours very draining.

Jay said...

I'm a pretty quiet person most of the time and really chatty people can get on my nerves sometimes.

Sorry there weren't enough bikini's running around on the beach to overcome that song being sung over and over.

Here, maybe some screen grabs of Jessica Biel nude from that movie where she plays a stripper will cheer ya up?

http://www.nudography.com/News.aspx?IDNews=3318

Just me... said...

Okay, I am that irritatingly cheerful morning person.. But I grew up with non-morning people and learned it's best to keep your good humor to yourself. At least until 9am.. :)
Oh, but 'lime in the coconut' might have gotten smacked in the back of the head!!! :):)

Cloudia said...

"I'm really quite fun to be around for several hours in the evening. But on a daily basis, I'm kinda quiet and shy. I don't get up every morning bubbling fun facts and wanting to chat. Precisely the opposite.

So, the folks that have known me in the evening started to wonder on the second day "what was wrong?"

I'm like that too.
Once "they" define our temperment as a "what's wrong" it's all downhill! I gotta really "click" with someone before I'll travel with them I need my space.
"Sensitive Person" by Elaine Aaron (sp?) is a great book about folks like us. Gotta go, I'm walking up da beach alone! Aloha

Fortune Cookies said...

stupid bad singers and their stupid songs!

it's hard to travel with others...i covet my me time.
sorry you had to endure that horrid song.

Gnightgirl said...

We have a camping group that we spend a lot of time with. Everyone seems to be ok with little differences; many get up at the crack of dawn, while we prefer the crack of noon. I appreciate the "live and let live" attitude of everyone.

What gets to me after a few days is the boom box. I want to hear crickets and birds, and after a few days, I want to smash the radios into the fires.

C said...

i hope you had fun anyway.... DO TELL about the trip. any pictures?

C

Southern Sage said...

Those folks are called aimless babblers!
I cn't stand it, drives me nuts.

Wish your trip had been funner.

Dianne said...

how's the puppy!?

I've become a bit of a loner these days, people just gnaw at me ;)

Jen said...

Why do those who speak on a constant/consistent basis think those of us who do not, have something wrong? You're also a better person than me, as I would've asked the "Lime in the . . ." to sing something else or stop.

I hope your dog is healing well.

Jess said...

<-------- not a morning person. AT. ALL.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I understand, i'm funny about things like that too

CRUSTYBEEF said...

sing it woman!!!

Raechelle said...

I can soooo relate...I know I'm heaps of fun-(after a few glasses of wine)...but mornings and early afternoon-I totally tend to be shy and quiet-
so, I totaly understand-but hey..I'm totally waiting now for your vlog of "the lime in the coconut"!