Friday, May 20, 2016

W.W.--It's a rough life--but someone has to live it.

Wallowing in self-pity
I am tired of wallowing in a life that swirls  around on a figurative spindle with no results.

I am tired of smelling smoke of bratwurst wafting from that neighbor just below my apartment.

I am tired of blaring music from another neighbor above me from Trinidad.

I am tired of big boob blonde neighbor across the hall, who parades around in new purchases from Victoria's Secret, 
down around the courtyard. (Actually, I don't mind that part at all, being a red-blooded American male.)

I am tired of that toothless, knobby knees codger on first floor apartment 
ogling the blonde as she struts around applying sunscreen.

Dammit, I am just plain tired of it all.  In fact, I may move out of Mom's apartment when graduation comes (after five years of studying ancient Sumerian history) 
and get a job as a shelf stacker at Barnes and Noble.

The underlined words are Wednesday Words, 
a meme began by Delores from Under the Porchlight who wanted to challenge bloggers to enjoy a break from their chosen genre.

Fighting computer frustrations, Delores handed this challenge off to various bloggers.  This month's words are provided by Mark Koopmans, with Elephant's Child posting the word lists.

If you would enjoy a change of pace, visit E.C. site to collect the words!  If you plan to post at your own comment section, please let us all know, so we can hunt you down.  Or you can write your poem, prose, short story, whatever, posting it in the comment section in E.C. comment section!


24 comments:

  1. Sometimes self pity can arise, a little gawking at blondes may help though lol

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    1. Those blondes in Victoria's Secret really fire up other feelings instead of self-pity!

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  2. You used that odd collection of words very skillfully. Very well done! Loved the ending--gave me a good chuckle and there was a healthy dose of ironic truth in it.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. My son, who had a graduate degree in entomology, had must moved to NYC for more education in 2008 when everything collapsed. PhDs were applying for B&N work. But my son had a desirable degree in insects, so he had a job almost immediately.
      This words were entertaining.

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  3. Mark triggered some wonderful snippets this week didn't he? Yours included. Thank you for playing so regularly.

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    1. W.W. are always so interesting. And the words do challenge writers to capture something different. It is fun.

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  4. Hahaha! Nice twist at the end there.

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    1. Writing a twist at the end is fun in a short story/flash fiction.

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  5. Yeah, I'm about that cranky today...

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    1. No toothless knobby knees old codger to provide diversion?

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  6. Tired? Or just bored with the same old same old? a change certainly seems like a great idea.
    Good story :)

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  7. Moms probably tired of footing the bills for the college student, lol

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    1. She most likely is, but it's hard to throw the kid out of the nest.

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  8. I was initially alarmed as I started to read this...."Has Susan undergone some life changing operation??" I wondered. But then I realised it was a meme....Phew, mops forehead...

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    1. I myself am not tired of anything superficial. It takes some big events that make me tired!

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  9. There seem to always be annoying neighbors, no matter where you live!

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    1. Usually those type people don't even know how annoying they are, do they?

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  10. Hey there are worse things than a shelf stacker at Barnes and Noble :)

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    1. There sure are! I am thinking of those who are responsible for cleaning public bathrooms .

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  11. You had me going there for a minute:)

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  12. Just for a minute....just a minute mind you.....I though I might be on the wrong blog. Great job.

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    1. I have many personalities, I guess.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!