It's a GAD GAD World
Monday, June 13, 2005

It's official--I've turned into a vampire.

Between the unbearable heat & the fact that I haven't had much of a reason to leave the apartment in nearly a week, I've been sleeping all day and staying up all night.

I haven't written much about GAD lately. That's because I haven't been experiencing much of it. Ever since I was diagnosed more than 2 years ago, the situation has always been that anxiety was my primary complaint and the dysthymia was just there as a backdrop. Now, for whatever reason, the situation has reversed itself. Now dysthymia is my primary complaint. The anxiety just pops up occasionally, and when it does, I just pop half a klonopin & it goes away.

When I was first fired, I thought I would take advantage of my time off to get some things done--restart my music column, organize some things, clean my apartment. Have I done any of that? HELL NO! I just lie around all day.

I'd give anything to have some energy. I've got AC in my apartment, so I'm cool & comfortable enough. I could do stuff if I could just get off the damn couch...

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Didja read the sex advice column in the back of this week's Time Out NY? One letter was from a woman who said she hadn't had a sexual encounter in 12 years. The sexpert said in his response (among other things) that he was pained by the fact that this woman had gone for 12 years without any sex. Then he proceeded to give her advice on how to procure the services of a gigolo.

Well day-um! I wonder what my sexual history (or lack thereof) would do to this so-called sexpert. Well I've got a better idea, Mr. Sexpert. Instead of advising people who are sexless to go out and do illegal things in order to get sex, why not work with medical science to invent a pill that would remove these urges from these poor unfortunate souls like myself.

Think about it: Fat & ugly people could take the pill & stop crying themselves to sleep every night out of loneliness. That alone would make enough of a contribution to the betterment of mankind to be worthy of a Nobel Prize. But there's more: If fat/ugly or otherwise "undesirable" people no longer had a desire to hook up, then they wouldn't procreate. Then if you believe Darwin, only the bright and beautiful would survive, and within a few generations this world would consist of nothing but bright and beautiful people.

But wait, there's more! Wives who are tired of their husbands hounding them for sex when they're just too pooped to party could slip the drug into their husbands' coffee & gain a few hours of peace. Those who suspect their spouses of being unfaithful could do the same thing to prevent them from sowing their wild oats. And we could even give it to violent sex offenders to prevent them from repeating their crimes.

Sounds like a plan to me. Where can I get some? (Of the drug, that is...)

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but depression kinda makes you not want to do ANYTHING...

Finally, I have confirmation that someone else is reading this blog & I'm not just whistling in the wind. Thank you Andrew, wherever (and whoever) you are.

And now, let me pontificate a bit. Earlier this week, an 11-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in her East New York apartment building. The alleged stabber is her 9-year-old playmate, who committed the crime after the 2 of them got into an argument over a ball.

That same day, a 12-year-old girl in Long Island strangled her mother after they got into a fight over a messy room.

Then a couple of days ago, a 7-year-old Florida boy beat his 7-month old baby half-sister to death. Police say the boy has shown no remorse for his actions.

What kind of world are we living in where children are killing children?? Used to be that we thought the world was safe. Then we realized that there are some very sick adults out there and that the children need to be protected from them. Now it turns out we not only need to protect children from adults, we need to protect them from each other as well.

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