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10 February 2006 @ 10:22 pm
Aha! Ahahahahahaha!  
Okay, Nepal has one--count him--ONE athlete in this year's Winter Olympics. He's a cross-country skiier. His name? Daichhiri Sherpa.

There's something so perfect about that. :D

All right, the real reason I'm writing.

There's something wrong with me. I'm not sure what it is. Lately I've been tearing up a lot. Not crying, exactly. But tearing up.

Over big and little things.

Things like listening to Free to Be You and Me and the song William's Doll with my niece and remembering how my brother and I used to listen to the same album when we were little.

Over commercials...the more sentimental, the better.

Over the parade of past MVPs that entered the stadium for the Super Bowl, most specifically the last two.

Over the raising of the Olympic Rings at tonight's opening ceremonies.

Now any of you who even have the littlest clue about me know that I am not a football fan (I pull for the Green Bay Packers because the fans wear cheese on their heads) nor am I married to the Olympics, in any form.

So this begs the question, why the fuck am I tearing up so much about these things??

I'm not used to this. I don't like to cry. In fact, I avoid it whenever possible. I haven't even cried over losing my large intestine. Why am I tearing up over sports events and stupid sentimental commercials?

I understand the stuff about my niece. I mean, hello? William's Doll talks about a kid who wants a doll so he can learn to take care of his own babies someday. And even though Justin didn't ever want a baby doll when he was a kid, the whole concept has a very "full circle" feel to it when you're singing that song to your brother's first surviving child (they lost their first baby in a miscarriage).

But man, I wish I knew what the other stuff was about. Any insight?


In other news, I have a lot of emails to answer over the next few days. So if you are still waiting for one from me, don't despair. It's on its way.

::hugs you all::


My State of Mind: touchedtouched
Shitshitashii on February 11th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
I totally had tears in my eyes when the MVPs came out at the superbowl. Then again, I probably have more invested in football than you do. But I never cry, ever, so it was strange that I would tear up at such a random time. And I did it again when watching some stupid chick flick. Then yet again when I saw the promos for the olympics. It was all very bizarre. Wtf? So I understand the confusion.
seftiri: O_oseftiri on February 11th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
It's things like this that make me think we're all going to have a really big reason to cry soon.

And honestly? I don't think our world can take much more as it is.

Danielle: Charmed - dani_ellie on February 11th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
I was having a similar conversation with Lindsay at work one day. She says she never cries, either, but will find herself crying at the stupidest shit, like a random romantic comedy. And it would freak her out until she realized she wasn't really crying over the movie...she was crying over various stresses and upsets she'd had and the movie just somehow released the emotion.

She's the same way, though. Won't cry about anything in real life until something she sees on TV sets her off. So it's not uncommon. ;)
seftiri: Casey Hugseftiri on February 11th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
That makes a lot of sense, actually.

Thanks, sweetie!

Shut up and smile: Karolina Lucy in the Sky brightmorningafter2 on February 11th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
Eh, I'm like that too. I cry at random things, but never in instances when crying would actually be deemed appropriate.

I've yet to determine if it's an artist's temperment (heh, me, artist. Yeah.) or a straw that breaks the cammel's back kind of thing (everything builds up in a sort of mental bottle until some random event makes the bottle explode), or a combination of the two, but I'm fairly certain it's one of those three.
seftiri: blue angel DNseftiri on February 13th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)

I might be a three! I see that!
fewthistlefewthistle on February 13th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
You know, dearest, you've had a pretty hellacious couple of years now. And life is finally settling down, your health is reasonably stable, you've moved on emotionally, and life seems full of possibilities again.

It's going to take your brain a little while to come to terms with that and let go of all of the pent up emotions, all of the fear and dread, all of the pain. So it isn't all that surprising that it would come out in little, relatively innocuous ways.

Don't stress about it....really. I think that it is perfectly normal. And really, probably pretty healthy. So, go with it and buy a super sized box of Kleenex. This too shall pass.

We need to do dinner again soon! Call me so we can figure out a time, okay? Miss talking to you!!!!

seftiri: limesseftiri on February 13th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Excellent advice, dearest!


See private email for response to rest. ;)