Good Day-Bad Day

This is one of those gossipy personal posts, ignore if you don’t care.  But I had a surprisingly good day yesterday, followed by a surprisingly bad day today, and I need to brag/vent!

Yesterday morning, I woke up super early, showered, brushed my hair, put on moisturizer and mascara (for once!).

(It was exactly like this)


Today morning, I woke up slightly less early, discovered yesterday’s mascara was still blurred around my eyes necessitating a hard face wash and putting on new mascara, and then stabbed myself in the eye with the mascara wand.

(Just like Aamir in this, only with a mascara wand)


Yesterday morning, I still had time to finish the whole Monday Malayalam post and pre-schedule it before work.  And write the thank you notes that have been weighing on my mind to my aunt and my uncle and my Grandpa and my new blog donor.

(Thank you song!  And also, interesting to look at and think about Aish and Anil co-starring again)


Today morning, I tried to work on the next part of the Streaming Hindi Film 101 series, lost my way, and ended up deleting everything I wrote.  And then did a Box Office video instead while Dog Hazel yipped at me and the focus was off on the camera.

(This video)


Yesterday morning, I drank the iced coffee I had remembered to make for myself the night before, thereby saving money and time.


Today morning, I realized I had forgotten to make coffee and didn’t have time to drink it or anything else because I had wasted so much time washing mascara out of my eyes and writing a blog post I ended up deleting.

(Time, my old enemy)


Yesterday morning, I took Dog Hazel on a nice long walk around the block and started off both our days with a nice greeting of the sun and the World.

(I may have sung this to myself as we walked)

Today morning, I forgot to grab my sunhat on the way out the door and was already running late, so we did a forced march up and down the street while I squinted into the sun and she panted ahead of me.

(Hazel always seems to start off the day chipper.  Which is either nice or irritating, depending on my mood.  Doesn’t she have a “lots to see and do and experience!  No time to waste!” attitude?)


Yesterday morning, I finished the walk with plenty of time to catch the bus, and had a lovely bus ride while reading my book and looking out the window.

(No TV playing on the bus, and therefore no TV inspired fantasy, but still pretty nice)


Today morning, I was already running late, ran to the car, gulped down the left over ice from the iced tea that had been sitting in there since Sunday (breakfast! Most important meal of the day!), and then got into a traffic jam which made me 3 minutes late for work.

(I have a really nice commute, some mornings the drive is like this.  But some mornings, there is a random slow bus in front of me and it is NOT like this at all)

Yesterday morning, I got to work early, chatted with my co-workers about their weekend, settled at my desk and set up a new playlist, and then started taking calls.

(Added this back into my playlist, it’s been a while since I listened to it.  Very calming and pleasant for a nice calm pleasant day)

Today morning, I walked in the office to find someone already on the line waiting to talk to me and played catch up trying to get my computer turned on while she was already asking me questions.

(If people asked me questions by singing this to me, I would be much happier.  But no, it’s usually just irritated and non-melodic statements)


By this time yesterday, I had finished returning all my calls for work, and written a second blog post, and checked twitter and the news reports for new news.

(Thus my almost immediate post on the Katrina image SRK posted on twitter)


By this time today, I have FINALLY, just now, grabbed 5 minutes to run down the block and get a croissant and a coffee from the bakery and had the first real food or water (not counting melted ice cubes) since dinner last night.

(Me and Bhagat Singh, both on a hunger strike, exactly the same.  Except not at all)


8 thoughts on “Good Day-Bad Day

  1. Time, my old enemy. It me!

    Are you able to “reset” a day that doesn’t start out how you’d like? If so is there a trick or strategy that helps you do that? Sometimes I can and sometimes I can’t, and there’s no trick.

    Going down to the #OccupyLafayettePark protest tonight. I begrudge the time but it’s worth it to remember lots of other people aren’t happy about 45 and the gang’s shenanigans. 🙂


    • If I can make it home at the end of the day, I can usually reset. The beauty of living alone, not much is out of my control and can go wrong once I am home. Of course, now I have Dog Hazel who might be randomly whiney, and the blog which might be randomly uncooperative. But usually getting home and putting on Frasier does the trick.

      Of course tonight I am going to a friend’s apartment after work, which has the potential for more irritating unpleasantness. Not with the friend, I love her, but getting caught in traffic on the way, not finding parking, etc. etc. etc.

      On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:38 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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  2. I simply love your personal posts (and that of others, too)…it leaves a feeling of familiarity 🙂
    …and I like the juxtaposing 🙂 …so, what was the outcome today??? (you know, me & number 3 😀 )

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    • Well, today ended horribly, found out the friend i was visiting is moving to California next month, and had a very upsetting comment i had to respond to when i got home.

      But now i am starting the next day by watching frasier in bed and talking to you, so that is a nice start to day 3. Although i also have to get up in 5 hours, so that’s not good.

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  3. I had a perfectly horrid day yesterday and then I came home and found your cards and it was all better! And then I had a fine day today!


    • Oh good! Both that the cards arrived and today was fine. I can’t remember if you are ahead or behind me, but i am going to assume ahead and i am heading into a fine day too.


    • Well, now it’s Sukhwinder Singh’s birthday, so I got to look through all his songs, and that cheered me up!

      On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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