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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:01 PM
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Curious: what do you do when you are in a SUPER bad mood?
(I'm not saying I am, just wondering what people do when they are.)

Do you try to get away from all other people if you can?

Do you beat up your pillow or any other inanimate object?

Scream and growl a lot?

Share!

(I'm not talking about normal run of the mill bad moods. I mean MEGA bad moods.)
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:02 PM
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1. I act like a big ole bitch
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM
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6. That was really detailed.
:sarcasm:

I'm just kidding, don't hurt me!

:D
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM
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2. I go to sleep..
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM by BrklynLiberal
that way I do not have to impose myself on anyone else.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:45 PM
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50. Me too,
but I go to sleep so I don't have to put up with anyone.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM
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3. Clean, weed the garden
or drive around with the windows up, doing my primal scream therapy :P
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM
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4. brood
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM
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5. I need to be by myself
But that mostly for your protection.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:04 PM
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7. ...
skairt

:scared:

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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:04 PM
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8. I avoid people if possible.
I don't want someone ruining a good day,so why should I ruin someone elses?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:05 PM
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9. what i'm doing right now
:smoke: :freak:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:07 PM
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10. Beating the shit out of a pillow was suggested to me by my tank crewchief
once. It was good advice, unfortunately I have to use it now and then. Even more unfortunately I forget that advice :nuke:
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:07 PM
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12. I find it to be so unsatisfying, though.
The pillow just gives up without a fight.

Dammit.

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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:09 PM
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15. Yes, but the expense of energy can be valuable
and sometimes even lead to a nice endorphin rush - although that takes a lot of pillow pounding

wait, I mean, nevermind :D
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:10 PM
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18. LOL
You made me think of another remedy.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:07 PM
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11. Anything physically active,
but sometimes, absolutely nothing.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:08 PM
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13. I've used a really good long workout
and a few minutes in the sun (a bit of Vitamin D) as a mood lifter.

Or at least a way to keep from strangling anyone.

It worked pretty well. With the workout, I was too damn tired to do or say much afterwards, anyway.

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:08 PM
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14. I announce it to potential victims, then I write letters to senators
and tell them how much I despise what they are.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:09 PM
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16. I LOVE your way of handling it.
I need to remember that next time one hits me.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 PM
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43. It's gratifying.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:09 PM
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17. I workout at the gym
That always cures a lousy mood. Also, trashing republicans on the Internet while listening to classic rock n roll always cures the blues :)............
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:10 PM
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19. i used to have a heavy bag in the basement
that helped a lot too.
you just have to make sure you know how to punch, or you could really hurt yourself.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:12 PM
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23. My stepdad taught me how to box.
It was weird. Not just throw a punch, but to really box. Gloves and all.

And he taught me to throw a good elbow while playing basketball. He thought it was very important for a girl to know how to do that.

Weird guy, I know.

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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 PM
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24. I took boxing lessons from a prizefighter
So I know how to box too! :hi:
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:15 PM
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26. OMG we should SO duke it out someday.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:17 PM by Bouncy Ball
I have a sneaky left hook.

When my dad got older (and drunker) and I got older (and stronger), he decided lessons were over. I'd do this thing where I'd get him defensive and turning to his left, round and round and round, so that he's concentrating more on the right side of my body, then I'd bring up that left fist, BAM right on his jaw.

We were a bit violent, I know.

But after I got that down, he decided we were done.

:D

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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:17 PM
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28. and I have a powerful jab
:rofl:

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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:18 PM
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29. PERFECT!!!
Momma said knock you ouuuut!

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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:10 PM
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20. i try to stay away from people,
i don't want to be a total bitch to someone who didn't have a hand in my mood, and my animals, because they fight and make me even madder. i usually make a big old glass of ice tea, get a good book and go in my room to read.

i've tried to go shopping to put myself in a better mood but it doesn't work because there are so many IDIOTS WHO CAN'T DRIVE on the road. i think i just got a little mad.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:11 PM
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22. Oh geez I'm sorry!
But that did make me chuckle.
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 PM
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35. i have decided i will probably die while i am driving.
probably from an burst blood vessel because i get so mad. but i figure it also counts as an aerobic workout because my heart speeds up. luckily i have fairly low blood pressure.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:11 PM
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21. Isolate.
It's best that I not be around people if I'm in a really bad mood. I'm an introvert at the best of times; stress makes solitude an imperative.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 PM
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25. I think it'd be funny to get a whole bunch of introverts (like myself)
together for a big ol' introvert party right when everyone is in the mood to be left alone. (Because introverts CAN be quite social, as you probably know!)

Would we still feel compelled to socialize because we were there?

Or would it be the most absurd "party" ever, with the guests drifting away to their cars within five minutes of arriving?

:rofl:

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:27 PM
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37. Hahaha!
Oh, that's too funny...sounds a bit like herding cats, no?
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:28 PM
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39. That's an even better idea.
Introvert Democrats in Very Bad Moods Party. And no drugs of any kind available.

Shortest party ever.

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 PM
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42. Definitely...
"okay, I need a drink or something to smoke if I'm going to deal with you fuckers...what, nothing? I have to do this SOBER? Fuck it, I'm gone." lol...
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:16 PM
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27. I put on my iPod
and listen to the loudest, most shrieking, most heinous industrial noise I have on there...the kind of stuff that'll make you bleed profusely from both eyeballs for 6 weeks. It calms me down and pretty much leeches the SUPER bad mood out of my brain.

Oh, and anyone who comes near me is DEAD!

Anyone who ignores my warning (issued only once) and comes near me anyway gets killed twice. :P
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:18 PM
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30. I don't get into very bad moods anymore
But I used to and my coping mechanism of choice was always beer. Lots and lots of beer.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:21 PM
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33. And you didn't end up having to do 90 meetings in 90 days or
anything like that?

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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:24 PM
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36. If you are refering to AA
No. I wasn't in a very bad mood every day. ;)
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:27 PM
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38. That's good!
:D
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:19 PM
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31. I close myself off from people and the world.
Most of the time it involves bitching and complaing, a hot bath, and a cold drink(s).
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:20 PM
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32. Like right now?
Yell scream etc...

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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 PM
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34. So sorry.
Yell all you want!!!! Us DUers don't mind!!!

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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 PM
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51. Kids are in bed so hubby got an ear ful....
Pregnancy hormones and having a 4 yr old totally defy you all day mixed with a very upset stomach isnt fun.

Not to mention he didnt have to go into work until 12 and he was up and raring to go at 9 am and if it wasnt for me he would've went. THEN... his store closes at 8 and he didnt walk in the door until 10. hmm... Dont see my hubby much - mostly 9-8 shifts all week and he wants to go in early? ARG.

Grounds for me being pissed IMO :)
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:33 PM
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40. If I can, I take a little road cruise: some cold diet pop, some smoke,
some tunes, and some cigarettes. And kleenex.
Rotten gas guzzling filthy habit, I know....but it makes me feel better.
Sometimes I go out to the cemetery to talk to my daughter; that's what I'd do if she were here, so sometimes it helps to do it anyway.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:34 PM
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41. You just reminded me.
I need to visit my grandparents' resting place soon. Take some flowers out. I miss them so.

I'm sorry you lost your daughter. :hug:
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:45 PM
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49. Thanks. I miss her so much I can't even find words to say.
Seven and a half years to the day this most recent Independence Day - her fave holiday next to Christmas.
She was my best girlfriend -

Hope you have a batch of loving memories of your grands to comfort you... :hug:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:37 PM
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44. Well...
I rant on DU
I clean
I sleep
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:39 PM
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45. harass folks in GD
:evilgrin:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:41 PM
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46. I need time ALONE.
Have to sort it out on my own. NO INTERRUPTIONS. :grr:
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:42 PM
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47. Kill people at the postal office.
Actually, I take a nap. I usually forget what made me angry by the time I wake up.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:42 PM
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48. I go out
for a walk ... or a ride on my trike ... away from the people I love ... away from everyone
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:50 PM
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52. get really sarcastic
i mean more so than usual.

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