Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Victim in Pain

I've been deluged with e-mails today, asking breathlessly "What does the Post-Pessimist Association think about Bush's speech? How about Rick DiPietro's contract? Is Tony Judt's "Postwar" still awesome? Are you ok about FrantiĊĦek Kaberle?"

Unfortunately, I've been ignoring everything, because something I did on this fine weekend completely ruined my back. When I woke up Monday after hazy festivities at Decatur's fine Brick Store Pub, it was a little sore; when I woke up this morning, it was incapacitating. A one-block walk left me wanting to throw up. After hours of applying heat, and taking ibuprofen, it's bearable, but my Adonis-like man-beauty is still hampered by my perpetual scowl, hunched posture and repeated involuntary use of the word "fuck."

Does everyone feel enough pity now? Send money.

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My most recent dating spree seems to have come to an end through passive-aggressiveness; neither of us have formally broken things off, but we've just sort of eased into never seeing each other at all. That means it's back into the fray.

I'm hampered a bit by a combination of factors: I spend a ton of time in bars, but I'm not great at the bar scene. That's not a winning combo. I'm relatively quiet when sober, and since I normally don't like being bothered by uninvited guests when I'm out, I tend to bestow the same courtesy on others. Then once I'm drinking, there's only a very brief window before I start talking to the girls about the Hamas government or how Marty Straka's doing this year. It's a difficult situation.

Last night, luckily, it was academic, as Atlanta's pubs were completely clear of girls. They were all off watching Bush's speech or something.


Nanuk of the North said...

I'm shocked, shocked that the bars of Atlanta are not filled with women just dying for a little hot Straka talk.

Nanuk of the North said...

Also, the perpetual scowl, hunched posture and repeated use of the word "fuck won't likely make you a chick magnet for the next few days. Stay home and drink til you feel better.

Dr. Nanuk

gsdgsd13 said...

Last fall, I started talking to this really cute girl, and she mentioned she was from New York. Honest to God, I took that as my cue to start going on about the rejuvenation of Martin Straka, as her eyes glazed over.

Brushback said...

Victim in Pain

United Blood!