The Blogger Feels Frustrated/ He Plays Some Songs/ Tries Writing Therapy

Blogs or Posts, David's Writing

God!

I tend to hibernate in my room sometimes and this is why. . .

There is a lot of crap out there! I had this strong desire for a Burger King hamburger and so went out earlier to find one. Eight traffic lights later I was standing in the BK order area watching four very miserable human beings try to produce food for ten or twelve very irritated customers.

So I left. I discovered this new place just around the corner called Cheeseburger Cheeseburger. And they had a cheerful group inside and no waiting so I ordered a cheeseburger and some fries. I even had a nice talk with my neighbor who had also wandered in there.

And then the food came and it was. . . tasteless! I suppose it was hamburger meat but who could really say? And the fries were tasteless too. The texture was different but otherwise you could have served the fries inside the buns and nobody would have known the difference.

So I returned home and laid down for a short while trying to figure out why I’m so frustrated.

No answers. So then I decided to read Robin’s latest post in her blog Naked In Eden. She has written a wonderful series of posts about discovering a very positive mental attitude and way of life. It’s not a philosophy or a religion or anything like that.

At one point, apparently, she was running around the woods in her birthday suit having a great time. This was not here in Virginia, of course, because you would probably get arrested by a park ranger doing that here. This was in Australia. I can’t wait to read the book about her adventures in the wild when it comes out.

Because Robin is not frustrated!! She’s a very happy person and always laughing and having fun. There are some videos on Youtube demonstrating the truthfulness of these assertions.

So we are friends in any case although we are so very different. She leaves the most wonderful comments for bloggers when she reads their comments and their blogs.

I try to think of something to say and become frustrated.

I wrote a post last night that was so bad I had to get up in the middle of the night and rewrite it. But now I’m listening to the Beatles and it’s actually helping a little. Because some of these songs are so great. And we have been listening to them for forty years now.

Some of us have been listening to them that long in any case. And some of us have been dealing with anxiety and frustration for a lot longer than that!!

It’s time for a long vacation!!

But I am on vacation. . . a permanent one!

God! Is that frustrating or what!!

6 thoughts on “The Blogger Feels Frustrated/ He Plays Some Songs/ Tries Writing Therapy

  1. OMG!!!
    Oh….MY….GOD!!!
    DO you hear me???!!
    OH……MY….GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am STILL laughing, I have not laughed this hard from reading something in ages. Oh man, I am shutting down my computer after this comment because I feel sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good right now. What a waaaay to end my day. I just responded to one of your comments on my last post and then I thought I think I’ll go visit David before I respond to any more comments and I had NO idea you had written this. NONE!!

    I just lost it over this line: “The texture was different but otherwise you could have served the fries inside the buns and nobody would have known the difference.” LOLOLOLOL πŸ™‚ Oh dear god, I ache from laughing so hard. Just rereading it made me start laughing again. And then I just lost it again and again and again.

    This line: “So I returned home and laid down for a short while trying to figure out why I’m so frustrated.” LOLOLOL!!! I’m sorry as I know this may have been intended as a serious line but I just cracked up! This whole post is one of the funniest I’ve ever read…anywhere.

    Then this line: “…apparently, she was running around the woods in her birthday suit having a great time. This was not here in Virginia, of course, because you would probably get arrested by a park ranger doing that here.” LOLOLOL!! I wish you could hear me right now. I am definitely going to have to share this post with someone because it’s just to hysterical to contain on my own. LOLOL!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Then this: “There are some videos on Youtube demonstrating the truthfulness of these assertions.” Oh god, what have I got up there?!!! LOLOL!!! πŸ™‚

    And this whole two paragraph section is just off the charts hysterical. I did not stop laughing through this entire post. It just got more and more hysterical and right to the very end

    You said: “I wrote a post last night that was so bad I had to get up in the middle of the night and rewrite it.” Oh David you are so so funny. And no you are NOT alone in this. If you knew how I labored over my posts…I just don’t tell anyone. LOLOL!! So this is our little secret. πŸ™‚

    Then the whole Beatles thing: “Some of us have been listening to them that long in any case. And some of us have been dealing with anxiety and frustration for a lot longer than that!!” Oh my friend don’t even worry about anything you write. You do such a brilliant job. It just keeps getting better and better. I think the frustration is enriching your writing. I’m laughing over that, but I really DO mean it. I think we just reach a point especially at our age where we just don’t give a rat’s aspirator…I mean it’s ONLY Life, not the end of the world.

    Some days I just have to say, “Oh for god’s sake Robin just slap it up there. They get what they get. It’s only one piddly little blog post. It’s not ME, It’s only a tiny post, it’s not ALL of my life. It’s just this moment. A hundred years from now who’s going to care what little Robin Easton wrote on…what was that blog called???!!! You know, that “naked” one. LOLOLOL!!!!

    Wow!! What a miracle, what a truly GREAT burst of joy. I feel renewed, healed, happy and safe. Right now the world is a really good place. Thank for that my friend.

    Hugs galore,
    Robin

    1. Thank YOU Robin for giving us all the encouragement to try and be ourselves. I don’t want to assume any spokesman persona for the group but I do read what you say to others in your blog comments and it just makes me so happy for us all. I was feeling so frustrated today but then you share your love and your laughter and it all goes away! It just evaporates. It could become a need as in I need Robin to examine something I wrote today but it won’t become that because you simply give me the encouragement to be myself in my writing and continue on down the road. You help me to love myself and my writing. There is usually such a massive silence surrounding a blog post. Not yours of course because you have typically fifty or more commenters when you write something. And you write wonderfully. You write better than I do and its only your sense of humility and your love for humanity that would make you feel that you do not. You are writing a book after all.
      I’m interested in hearing about it more however. You feel frustration as you try to write deep into the night? Really? Is it possible that we share some of the frustrations that are part of this creative process?

      I’m beginning to understand that one of my jobs as a blogger is to help more people understand what a joy it is to know you Robin. And it is true happiness doing that. Hopefully it will bring more folks to your writing and the wonderful embrace of your comments and your consciousness.

  2. Ah, David, I’m so very sorry. I can’t add a THING to what Robin said! πŸ™‚ Let me say, though, that I was laughing just as hard as Rob and that was before I even saw you had her comment. So, I’m no copycat; you ARE fun. I think one of my favorite lines was “God!” I burst out laughing from the get-go, with that one! What a perfect opener.

    More seriously, that bit about writing…? Jeesh, am I glad to hear you voice your issues with this, because now I know I’m not alone. Robin, I think, must be flat out lying when she says she belabors every post. Can’t be true; she’s just wickedly testing our limits of belief. But despite being a LLPOF (Liar Liar Pants on Fire), she IS right. You write wonderfully, and if you aren’t as pleased with what you put out here for us to see, none of us is onto it. Now if I would just take my own advice, maybe I’d post more frequently. Anyway, I’m right there with you, with posting frustration. Wanna be arm in arm? We can mentally do the skip-to-my-loo (or is that Lou, as in, maybe, LouAnn?). I think I better stop before I get myself in trouble. πŸ˜‰
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..A Different Thanksgiving =-.

    1. Hi Julie. It seems like we all have our frustrating moments trying to write. I have a really hard time writing comments too. I never know what to say. So I’ll just leave it at that for the moment.

  3. I recently bought this music player and find its featues to be too good. Please tell me if I have missed any of its features in using. I think this is the best gift I could ever receive it from anyone.

  4. As I get a bracked with (new) behind my name (I presume) I can say what I like without laboring over it.
    I am practicing in my newness here. So here goes;

    I like this the best;

    “It’s time for a long vacation!!

    But I am on vacation. . . a permanent one!

    God! Is that frustrating or what!!”

    THAT is the best line ever.

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