Whistling in the dark

Posted: December 2, 2009 in Drama, Headspace, misc, Music, Pimp, Video

My husband and I have been operating under an INSANE amount of stress over the past, oh, month or so. So much so that we’ve been routinely searching one another out when we’re together at home, just to hug. Though it’s more along the lines of commiserative leaning and hanging on, really, than hugging. It’s almost like grief, or PTSD (not to diminish those folks who are suffering from either) – the elephant in the room that hovers around the edges of conscious thought, that we’re trying like hell to pretend isn’t there. So we laugh a little louder and talk a little faster and try to distract ourselves, knowing the Big Bad is still looming like a cat waiting to pounce on a mouse whistling in the dark.

It has been said that joy would go unrecognized if it weren’t for the dark times in our lives. All I can say is, 2010 had better be really fucking joyous.


If you don’t follow me on Twitter, these are the kind of gems you’re missing out on:


If you don’t read Bound and Gags, this is the kind of gem you’re missing out on:


I just spent $142.79 (free shipping!) on Overstock.com for a king sized comforter (microsuede!), two shams, a bed skirt, three matching pillows (a decorative pillow, a breakfast pillow(??), and a neck roll), a six-piece queen sized 500 thread count sheet set (flat and fitted sheets, four pillowcases), and two down pillows. The last time I bought new bedding for our bed was in February of 2005. We were far, FAR overdue. God bless Overstock’s periodic Bedding! Blowout! Sale!



  1. Jeanette says:

    My husband and I went through a very stressful, difficult period a few years ago. At least once a day one of us would text “It’s all good” to the other. It was our way of keeping each other up and reminding us that even though things were tough, we were still very blessed in a lot of ways and that the bad times would not last!

  2. boundandgags says:

    But if you do read B&G you have to put up with the rest of the crap.

    Thanks for the plug, Snerk!

  3. iamheatherjo says:

    I’m sorry you kids are under such stress. 😦

    About the Twitter thing…um…okay. I already poked fun at my very favorite Author for posting his Tweets to his blog, don’t think I won’t do it to you too. 😉

    • Tiffany says:

      Thanks, honey. This too shall pass, eh?

      Heh, I did think it might be a tad obnoxious to post my tweets on my blog, then I was all, “Fuck it, I got nuthin’ today.”

  4. Jean says:

    Our 2008 sucked with the power of a black hole (three close deaths and a tornado that just about wiped us off the map). We threw a calender burning party on NY Day.

    Is there any stress, unrelenting stress, that’s worse than the worry of things you have ZERO control over????

    Hugs from the midwest!

    • Tiffany says:

      Good. Grief. I hope your ’09 was better than your ’08! And yes, it’s precisely the things that we have no control over that are worrying us the most.

      Hugs back!

  5. Kim says:

    A few years ago I bought our BED from Overstock! Well, headboard, footboard and frame. I had many qualms about purchasing something like that through the mail, but it was a great price, shipped quickly (and free!) and has held up under our ever-expanding waistlines for 5 years now, this Christmas. Great company, and it’s where I still do a lot of my gift shopping.
    I’m glad you guys are there for each other in times of poopiness. I think Brian and I have our degrees in that. PhD’s.

    • Tiffany says:

      I’ve never had a bad experience with Overstock – well, I did get scammed once on one of their auctions but that wasn’t *their* fault.

      The poopiness is causing us to be WAY Grinchy this holiday season. Poor Amanda, all she wants is decorations and carols and all we want is PEACE and QUIET and LACK OF HASSLE.

  6. Taoist Biker says:

    Shouldn’t she wish she was a hippie singer with flowers in her hair? Or a punk rocker with a safety pin in her nose? Me confusededed.

    I will gladly seek out an elephant gun for you and Bill. As soon as I find one, it’s in the mail. Hugs to ya, lady.

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