A long time, yes, since I have written.
I have decided I will always be freaked out about something, and therefore have stopped being concerned about whatever it is that’s bothering me at the moment. This type of split-level thinking is slightly off, I realize. However, it’s the one way I can honestly deal with my feelings and stay happy.
“My tooth! My tooth! I’ll bet it’s going to fall out! I need to go to the dentist, but I can’t! Oh no! Oh no!” <-Thinking level one.
"Hmmm. Looks like I'm stressed out about my tooth. Right on. Oh, look. . .television." <-Thinking level two.
Now that I've hit upon this system, all I need to do is stop sharing these tiny disasters with others, and I'll be fine.
In related news, I really like Ms. P-, who is quite Aeon Flux-y. The fact that in action I'm more of a Jack Parker (a la "Funny Bones") than a Trevor Goodchild makes for a warped model. I squeak and giggle, and am also quite clumsy, fumbly, and I'd be lying if I said that I was oblivious to my own traits.
This aside, I like her, and it's all I can say on the subject. Guessing at the thoughts of others always gets me into trouble.