Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Back. Mostly.

Okay, so here I am. It was kind of a sad, frustrating couple of weeks there, but hopefully things are going back to normal now. Seriously, I have to say it: even if you’re grieving, how can you throw a memorial service from four to eight in the evening and NOT offer food? Because then you just have a service that’s constantly interrupted by growling stomachs.

It’s just common sense.

But it’s all over with now and I can come back to blogging. I don’t think I’m back to my usual sarcastic self, though. But sometimes you have to pretend to be normal before you can actually start to be normal again.

Oh, and because apparently people need a reminder: grief isn’t a competition. Someone sharing how upset they are over something is not an invitation to say how much more upset you are over the troubles in your life.



  1. Sounds like you've had some difficult stuff going on. Hope you're okay…

    Kia kaha.

  2. JE, I'm very sorry. My thoughts with you.
    No food? That would never happen here in the South.

  3. Ditto what Alex said.
    Feel better...

  4. You aren't the first person I've seen talking about stuff like this. I think we need a do over for 2016.

  5. No, everything is a competition. Just ask my kids.
    If it's not a competition, it's a war. There are rules for that.

    (Is that normal enough for you?)

  6. I'm sorry you had to deal with a loss.

    People who try to one-up always do so at the worst times.

  7. Sorry to hear you've been going through a difficult time. People who one-up in such a situation are rude. It's like they're disregarding what you're experiencing.

  8. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Didn't someone bring food? That's usually what happens, right? Everyone brings a dish?

  9. My condolences for your loss.
    And yes, you were right to say it. No matter how much they were grieving, it is stingy to not serve food.

    There will be a 3-drink minimum at my memorial service. I'm gonna put it in my will.


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