Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tired & Emotional

The older I get, the more emotional I get.
it's a simple fact that I am not ashamed of. 
Is it a product of genes?, after all my father was a big crier in his latter years and would be often caught sniffing into the arm of his armchair at a family reunion on Cilla Black's " Surprise Surprise!" every Sunday evening.
I don't think so.
I think it's a product of being more comfortable in your own skin, added to the fact that I have had only 2 hours sleep.
Tiredness would get even the likes of Himmler crying into his swastika embroidered hankie me thinks.

when I am tired I make it a point NOT to listen to sad music featuring a slow piano piece. I refuse point blank to watch ANYTHING on tv featuring rescuing pets, meeting your mother who abandoned you when you were 3 months old and tv movies with the title " who will look after my children?"
old re runs of "Little House On The Prairie" can be fatal too, especially the later episodes when Mary went blind............oh and never watch the Disney movie "UP"  when you yourself is "Down"
you will be blubbing for hours......

I could feel myself starting to wobble this morning over something .....but the timely intervention of Claire (the wife of the affable despot Jason) with a car full of kids with their entries all ready for the novelty veg competition cheered me up no end...I wish the same could be said for the Prof who is will be busy printing out the 50 or so International Novelty Veg entries at home later..........how the mighty academic have to cope with the degrading printing of photos of tomatoes with large cocks ...its a great leveller


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  1. No disgrace in a good blub - I do it all the time.

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  2. Chin up old lad, worse things happen at sea (whatever that bloody well means)

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    1. True johnboy, thats why I never venture on anything smaller than the Queen mary

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  3. Try to catch up on some sleep. When Mary went blind it was one of the biggest shocks of my sheltered life! What about when she was killed in the blind school fire?!!! Sorry John, I forgot that you are feeling tired and emotional. At least it was fictional! x

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    1. MARY DIED.?!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Sorry John. I got it wrong. Her baby Adam Kendall Junior died in the fire along with Alice Garvey. Phew!!!!

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    3. Why am I laughing at John? There must be something wrong with me. But I knew that she didn't die.

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    4. Bloody hell the stress! Thanks susie xx

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    5. I forgot about Alice dying...DAMMIT!!

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    6. That show was terrible!!! Now, the books the show was based on are wonderful, classic American literature based on real lives. But the show was a travesty.

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  4. Nothing a three hour nap won't fix

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    1. That's it (as well as being comfortable with the world around).
      A little bit of insomnia makes even me soft-hearted.

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  5. I quite envy you being a ready 'crier'. I'm one of those many (especially) men who has learnt to keep it bottled up in 'stiff upper lip' fashion, finding crying difficult, even for the loss of a near one (though I am dreading what losing one of my cats may bring me down to.). I've no doubt at all that yours is the healthier place to be.
    Can't cry over films or TV, though. When it's anything about animals, even doing 'funny' things, the remote is a blessing, being too painful to watch. Music, though, can reduce me to tears because of the sublime beauty it can attain (Beethoven above all, though it's nearly always momentary, rather than for prolonged periods).
    No, rejoice in your ability to let go. It may come at inopportune moments for you, but it's nevertheless a gift which many of us wished we too possessed.

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  6. Overtired causes emotional blubbering, also overworked, at the same time. (I don't know my excuse) Better get some sleep.

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  7. I cry at the drop of a hat. I told
    My daughter last week that just thinking about how sweet my birthday had been made me cry. She said, "Then we've done our job."

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  8. I'm a secret sniffler. My eldest daughter is a dripping tap full of emotion, cries at everything. The other holds it all in for ages and then explodes like an emotional oil strike of tears. The husband only cries when one of the pets pop their clogs. Have a sleep man!!!

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  9. I loved "Little House on the Prairie" when I was a kid, but I must say when I watch it now it just strikes me as incredibly sappy. Abandoned animal stories, though, ALWAYS make me cry.

    My dad has become more of a crier in his later years, too.

    But I bet the fact that you've had two hours of sleep is the best explanation for your lachrymose condition!

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    1. That and the fact that im married to Nellie Olsen

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    2. The Prof flounces too? Excellent.

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    3. It takes great skill to flounce properly ... sez the girl who grew up in the South.

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  10. I know exactly what you mean. I always break up during that scene in "The Dirty Dozen" where the guy is running across the roof dropping hand grenades into the chimneys, 'cause I know he isn't going to make it. And in 'Godzilla' at the end, when he wavers, ready to collapse onto the city.......

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    1. You root for the underdogs mike?

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  11. For goodness sake pull yourself together man, you are British.

    (I have recently been told I need some training in "pastoral care skills" but I am sure that is just namby pamby nonsense)

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    1. Im a welshman first and foremost

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    2. But you do have a Scottish grandfather in you, don't you? Not a comfortable situation, perhaps, but still.

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    3. And an irish great grandmother to boot

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    4. Might explain some inner conflicts

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  12. When I first watched Lassie the movie and she went over the waterfall. I was devastated. My ornery husband took this as a wonderful opportunity to tell me Lassie died. I screamed with tears beginning, Lassie never dies! He calmly says, This is the movie and Lassie dies.

    Hundreds of hours later (it seemed that long) Lassie came limping home. My hubby was giggling with delight since his joke made me furious. You don't joke about Lassie!

    Needless to say, I'm still putting up with the despot...is that the right word?...after forty-three years.

    I said all that to say this. I cry, too.

    Rest.

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    1. Well at least he thinks he's an affable despot

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    2. Gail, the family likes to tell the story of when they took me to see Lady & the Tramp in the movie theatre and when the wagon fell over and everyone thought the old dog had been killed, I jumped up and ran out of the theatre crying loudly.
      I have 2 cats at the moment, required for all newly widowed ladies but the dog will be happening soon. I think I am getting a great hairy beast.

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  13. This morning while on the treadmill at the gym, I was watching (for the umpteenth time) the movie "Sordid Lives." There is a funeral scene that is mostly hysterically funny and crazy, but at one point when the Olivia Newton John character is singing "Just As I Am", I had to fight back tears. I have become very susceptible to schmaltz, which means I may have to choose what I watch at the gym more carefully lest my blubbering cause me to be banned.

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    1. I love schmaltz.......its an emotional romp

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  14. Another crier here, too. Sleep will only help so much, but it WILL help!

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  15. Can't remember the last time I cried. Oh yes, I think it was watching the movie Field Of Dreams. Don't know why I am not a crier. My housekeeper cries all the time. I guess we are both odd in the extreme.

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    1. You have a housekeeper ? How wonderful

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  16. I think you're right about being more comfortable in one's own skin and allowing oneself to feel the full range of emotions, including being susceptible to fits of nostalgia and getting weepy over movies. I rarely cried when I was younger -- had such an investment in being cool -- but now? Oh, my! Even commercials can set me off!

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    1. I was once told it was a symptom of depression.. Now i think thats bunk

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  17. deep down the prof might love it!?

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    1. I wouldnt bank on it jaz

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  18. I'm with you, tired and emotional or not. I haven't been able to watch a Lassie film since I was 5 and even now I can't even watch reality shows with a vet or animal involved. What a wimp!

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    1. Not a wimp just a soft pudding

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  19. I cried on holiday. I cry a lot but films never make me cry.

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  20. "how the mighty academic has to cope with the degrading printing of photos of tomatoes with large cocks" - snicker!

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  21. I cry if I see an old dog struggling along since I lost my lovely mutt 2 years ago…..and I cried when Meg was put to sleep, and I cried when everyone came out with their stories of pets no more with them! Cant read stories in the paper about cruelty to animals. Hope you get a good night's sleep soon! X

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    1. That would set me off BIG STYLE

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  22. I think you should figure out how to sleep regularly! I worked crazy hours for years, including all nighter's, until I was sixty. I think I was more zombie than emotional, but, looking back, the irregular hours did not contribute to well being.

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  23. I was reading about this recently. It's something to do with an ageing frontal lobe....or something..... as we get older we cry more easily, become less tolerant generally, and shout *arse!* at inappropriate moments....

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    1. Aging frontal lobe my arse

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    2. I am confused... You have an aging frontal lobe in your arse?

      Franlly I am not sure that you know your arse from your elbow.

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    3. (just as I don't know a k from an l)

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  24. I don't think that most people become more emotional with age, it maybe more to do with that they care less who witnesses it - maybe.

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    1. I think its a bit of both thomas

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    2. May be more for true for men than women.

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    3. I think you may be right rach

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    4. I cry anywhere in front of anyone .. it is my god given right as a widow.

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  25. It takes a good deal more strength to have a soft heart in a hard and cynical world, than to build thick walls to hide behind.

    So says the crier from a family of dripping faucets... my mother and daughter can also cry for the Olympics. And herrre they are, winning the bronze, silver, AND the gold; those blubbering snot faucets of the M..... family: Jennie Lou, Jacqueline, and Jennie Leigh! ;-)

    Get a good sleep, it'll help.

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    1. Oh, and what could be better than a tomato with a big cock?

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    2. Thats why ive seen you hanging around the green grocers !

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    3. Heck no, I grow my own.... don't want someone else running off with my cocky tomato!

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  26. "big girl's blouse"
    BRITISH informal
    a weak, cowardly, or oversensitive man.
    "no matter how a lad feels, it's just not the done thing to display his emotions—he might be accused of being a big girl's blouse"

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    1. How very dare you,,......

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    2. For some reason, this made me laugh more than I should.

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  27. Nothing wrong with a good sob sometimes you know!!! I could do with one now, but nothing seems to bring it on. Hate that!

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    1. Type in dog rescues in you tube..they will do the trick

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  28. Have you ever seen Victor Victoria? There's a tiny, wonderful moment where Victoria says, "I hate crying," as she blubbs into Toddy's shoulder and he replies, "You wouldn't if you couldn't do it any more."
    xo

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  29. I've definitely gotten more emotional as I've gotten older. I used to scoff at people who cried at weddings or movies -- and now I find I'm one of them.

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  30. I cry in card shops.
    My friend's lovely horse Pikita was put to sleep last night in great pain with another bout of colic. Tomorrow we go and clean out her stable.
    There will be tears and snot everywhere.
    Why is life so fucking hard?
    x

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    1. So sorry susan ( hugs) x

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    2. Oh how sad, now I am teary eyed .. I love horses ... almost more than people. no ... I love horses more than people.

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  31. I am a complete cry baby, anything and everything sets me off. I agree though, you need to catch up on your sleep before the village show.
    Twiggy
    PS Nellie Olsen, what a cow !!

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  32. Anything with animals dying in movies set me off . Any animal cruelty . After a really miserable week and stress at work the horror of what happened to Cecil the Lion had me bawling . Ageing dogs is another .... Xxx

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  33. That is when it gets you, when you are tired or overwrought.

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  34. That is when it gets you, when you are tired or overwrought.

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  35. That is when it gets you, when you are tired or overwrought.

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  36. Easier for me to cry or yell at someone when i'm overly tired. And then there's that hormonal thing, too, where sometimes I can't walk into a card shop because i'll nearly blubber about all the cards i'd love to get for people who are no longer on the planet.

    Crying in front of people is still hard for me. Not so much if we're all watching a touching film or play, but if it's a personal matter, it's tough for me to have a witness. Well, a human one. The cats seem to know when they need to lie beside me, lean in, and offer support, and when it's best to let me have a few moments to sob, and then meow so I know they need me to let them outside.

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    1. OHMIGOD, cats/pets really do know how to comfort you when you have the blues. I miss my cats for that more than anything.

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  38. We all have days like this so we can enjoy the good days even more. Tomorrow will be better.

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  39. Well, now I don't have to watch it because I know who died.
    Hope you feel cheery tomorrow John ... which is closer for you than it is for me ... all the way over here in New York Land.

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  40. I cry at silly things. Parades, renderings of Land of Hope and Glory,
    (The movie Up), but at least I cry now. I was on antidepressants for eight years until I took myself off them. I was tired of the emotional numbness. Nothing saddened or amused me, surely not normal?
    A snivel now and then is good for you, and since you know its partly because of tiredness, let it out.
    Xx

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  41. It must be genetic. My father would shed a few tears, as do I. The TV film 'Goodnight Mr Tom' gets me going every time.

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  42. Recipe for an emotional fruitcake: couple of sleepless nights, add a lot of garden show stress, fold in a lot of "I'm still grieving" and then for fun top it with some "Here's what retirement can be like (traveling) but you can't have it yet!".....Now I'm all weepy!

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  43. Shows you have a great, big heart!

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  44. I totally know what you mean .. how you feel .. how it is.
    I still sit and weep for no particular reason .. at least once a week. Well it is for a particular reason but nothing particular can set it off.
    Because no matter how cheerful I am or happy with the kitten or glad it is sunny , my husband died and I miss him every minute.
    So I cry easily and often and I am not ashamed.
    In fact, someone told me that crying for those you have lost is showing how much they meant to you ... so I will be crying for many years to come.
    Thank god for the pups, yes ?

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  45. I never watch the end of West Side Story or Ring of Bright Water. One blubbering event was enough. I elect to put the kettle on.

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