Good Morning. This Day is Going to Suck.

“Umm.  Shouldn’t you be getting ready for work?”

This is never a good way to start the day.  If anyone ever has the bright idea of inventing an alarm clock with this spine-tingling statement as its wake up call, rest assured that you will never rest assured again.

However, I will kiss the person who invents an alarm clock that intuitively sets itself when you fall into bed late at night or screams like a banshee when you make any attempt to shut it off in your sleep.

The middle of my day was actually not that bad considering how it started. Surprisingly.

But, apparently my Libran consciousness cannot abide by imbalance.  So, I decided to end the day just as spectacularly as I began it by spilling a venti mocha all over the table at Starbucks.  The table on which my iPad and iPhone both rested.

Don’t worry, though. I have my priorities.  I snatched both devices out of the chocolate ocean and yelled for life-saving equipment.  (Paper towels)  I had to yell because not one of the other customers leapt to my aid which, sadly, has been my consistent experience with witnesses to every single one of my life-long string of disasters.

I think the electronics may have miraculously survived.  My iPad case and my dry-clean only skirt did not fare so well, unfortunately.

To some people, this set of unfortunate occurrences might appear to be minor inconveniences.  To me, they are clearly a message.

My husband is one lucky guy.

Who else gets to start his morning with a crazed woman leaping out of bed spouting expletives and end his day with that lovely lady returning home to repeat the same eloquent speech?

I just hope he appreciates his good fortune.




Posted on October 15, 2013, in Cap'n Firepants, Humor, Marriage, Work and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. My wife gets to hear me curse every morning about getting out of bed!
    Can you borrow WBs iphone if yours dies

  2. Another blogger just spilled hot chocolate all over her laptop. Her husband took it apart, let it dry, and put it back together and it was fine. I think I’ll take these two posts as an omen to put all electronics in another state when I drink chocolate drinks.

  3. I need to visit Starbucks and see what’s going on at ours. I’m one of those people who always fixes the mocha at home. I was a little shocked at the price.

  4. If I had been there, I totally would have helped you.

  5. It’s like you read my mind this morning! He is so lucky to have you, as you are him!

  6. Yep, you had to balance it out- spoken from a fellow Libran. Sorry all that sucky stuff happened. :/ cal had a bad day, too which I am sure I will document on my blog.

  7. Of course he is a lucky guy.

  8. You’re right, those are the words of doom! But I prefer to call my ranting passionate living. It just sounds better. 😉

  9. Nothing in this post registers except the words, “the electronics may have miraculously survived”. I could not say those important words when I put my 2-month-old Kindle Paperwhite into the washing machine at the laundromat and watched it slosh and spin for 24 minutes. It did not survive, but the case is really clean and bright ….

  10. My dad recently helped me buy my very first ever smartphone. He insisted on buying me the dirt-proof, water-proof, paint-proof, bounce-able, unbreakable cover for it. It was a good decision. Already I have spilled coffee on it, gotten caught in a torrential downpour, dropped it more times than I can count, plus I regularly let a grimy 4 year old use Instagram on it so that she will give me 5 minutes of peace here and there 😀

    • I know that I tempt fate every second of the day with my completely impractical case. One of my first cell phones fell into the San Antonio River when I leaned over to check on Dimples in her stroller. All I could do was watch the bubbling as it sunk out of sight. Dimples, for some reason, acted like her foot had just been chopped off. I fear that does not bode well for when she finally has her own phone.

  11. I love my lattes and bringing my electronics to Starbucks and spilling the previous onto and into the latter. It’s happened more times than I care to admit in a public venue…sigh. Yes, people are lovely. They jump up and want to help. As for the husband appreciating, hrmph. Mine is hard of hearing and the alarm screeching doesn’t phase him, nor does the equally screeching wife yelling at the clock to shut the f – – k up. Thanks for sharing. I so enjoy your posts.

    • My new rule is to NEVER have all electronics in the same place at the same time. A couple I used to nanny for used to always travel separately so if there was a disaster at least one of them would survive to take care of the children. From now on, my electronics are going to travel separately so at least one will survive to take care of ME.

  12. Reblogged this on ranting and reality and commented:
    This is exactly how I feel just about everyday of my life.

  13. I haven’t had time to blog read in days, but now that I read this it could be the SAME day that my alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. instead of 5:30. so, when you or someone invents the intuitive alarm clock, i’d like it to correct the wake-up times as well.

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