Saturday, 3 October 2009

Sulky

Sulking is not pretty. I think it probably encourages wrinkles. But sometimes it's the only option available. So I am sulking. I'm quite good at it.
Playing merry with my bush is one thing, removing a whole tree is another.
Sulk.
Sx

57 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

Sulking is a personal choice. The fact that you are choosing to sulk is maybe a good thing. You are able to make a choice. So I got your back covered and stand firm on your right to behave and feel the way you want!!

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Scarlet,

Since you're good at it, you've probably perfected your sulking technique so that it discourages wrinkles.

I try not to think of you and wrinkles.

U

xl said...

I am sorry to hear that someone is into your foliage again. But, please, don't be a Sulky Girl on a Saturday.

Pat said...

I hope you don't mean what I think you might mean. It's unnatural.

MJ said...

Again with the unruly bush?

Have you no control over that thing?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Technobabe: Many thanks for your support! I'm a terrible sulker. Loud music and foot stamping. Deary me.

Mr U: I wish! But I think you're right and we should ignore my frown lines.

Mr XL: Oh poo - I have started replying without checking out links - I will come back to you.

Pat: I had a horrible feeling that this post might be misconstrued!

MJ: Some people just don't seem to like overgrown foliage.
Landing strips seem to be in vogue... but where will the squirrels go for nuts? That's what I'd like to know.

Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr XL: Ahhhh.. Robert Palmer!
Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

I'm sure you can get away with sulky, can you pout pretty?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Lulu: I fear that the years are catching up with me... I'm not quite pulling it off in the same pretty way I used to. And that hurts.
Sx
By crikey, aren't I shallow?

savannah said...

wait, sugar, we are talking about gardening aren't we? ;~D xoxoxox

white rabbit said...

:-O

Scarlet-Blue said...

Savvy: Yes!! My blogging problem is that people now always think I'm alluding to something other! This time it's all about the wood.
See what I mean?!

White Bunny: Indeed!

Sx

Sarah said...

Sulking is very underrated. When a full blown humpf is too much a sulk can fill in quite nicely, without using up too much energy.

KAZ said...

I like sulking - but I can never keep it up for long.
Where's Dave - he should have written that one?

zIggI said...

oooo that made my eyes water! Surely a shriek would have had more effect than a sulk.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Sarah: Oh I agree, sulking can really create the mood. Set a certain chilly ambience without too much effort.
P.S What are you up to these days?

Kaz: I'm glad I posted now, it's cheered me up! Poor Dave!

ZIggI: Yep... the post wasn't supposed to have a double meaning...!!! I can't seem to help myself!

Sx

Rog said...

Yes where is Dave? He normally rises to gardening posts

Whirlochre said...
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Whirlochre said...

If the corners of your mouth dip below your jawline, you're in trouble.

And, if it helps — your crap crap crap crap crap prize is on its way...

Dave said...

Dave is here. He's just been doing some light pruning (yes, it did involve a razor). He will publish a picture on Monday.

There's something to which you can look forward.

Geoff said...

There were these tree fellers...

EmmaK said...

I'm not much of a sulker. I'm more of a screamer - I get it all out of my system if someone has annoyed me. I think if you keep it in you get cancer so let it rip baby!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Rog: I needed a good groan!

Mr Whirly: I'm looking forward to my prize, hopefully it will make a jolly good post.

Dave: Mt list of things to look forward to is growing... unlike the poor old tree.

Geoff: Another good groan... life is improving by the comment!

Emmak: I think you're right actually and brooding can make things a whole lot worse. I know this but I'm a natural brooder.
I have joined the Shortbread site [recommended by Kate] and I really enjoyed your story about the stalker. I'm toying with putting one of mine up but I don't think I'm up to your and Kate's standard yet. Hope you put some more up.

Sx

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Somebody butchered my lilac tree once, I was so upset I burst into tears.

Crabbers said...

Les nuits sont courtes et les amants brouillés se tournent le dos ...
Sous son écorce flétrie l'arbre ne produit plus de sève , est-ce la faute aux amants graffeurs ?
Le désir de la boudeuse est d'être comprise sans qu'elle ait besoin de parler :)

The nights are short and the scrambled lovers turn the back…
Under is its faded bark the tree does not produce any more sap, the fault with the lovers graffeurs?
The desire of the sulky person is to be included/understood without it needing to speak:)

If a French gives a north wind to you, that is enough ? :)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Scarley, why are you sulking? And did you finally move house?? Sorry, I'm a bit behind with the news. Hope you're ok.

Z said...

If there's any pruning or shearing to be done, I do it myself. Can't trust a fellow to know when to stop.

Madame DeFarge said...

It's when you can't see the wood for the trees. That's what always worries me. Sulk no more dear Scarlet. You are amongst sympathetic chums who will soothe your furrowed brow with words of comforting balm.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Daphne: I would have burst out crying too! I don't understand why people dislike vegetation so much.
Neither do I understand why people move to the countryside and demand that all the trees are cut down because they obscure a view.

Crabbers: J'ai à peine comprendre toujours vos paroles sages, M. crabiers, mais je suis très attaché à vous!
I barely ever understand your wise words, Mr Crabbers, but I am very fond of you!

Gadj: I could write a whole blog on why I'm sulking - but I'm sure it would prove to be very dull! But this time it's to do with a magnificent tree being cut down. I'm waiting to hear if it had a preservation order on it.
I'm also sulking because although there are a few people who want to buy my house they are all having problems getting finance... so I am moribund. I think I also have a smidge of PMT... and the national news is making me all teary at the moment - never a good sign! See I told you this explanation would be dull!

Z: Hello! I feel like you are an old friend because I see you at Dave's so much!
Give a man a chainsaw and he becomes a little power crazed... it's the same with barbecues. And fires of any kind.

Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Madame D: It's true! Since writing this meagre little post I have felt a lot better.
I am feeling quite balmy now.
Sx

Sarah said...

Oh I'm still around, lurking in the shadows, got bloggers cramp!
aha guessed Dave's secret, check it out at Z's

Dave said...

I thought you were barmy most of the time.

Whirlochre said...

A short post? Quite literally...

Roses said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better now honey. Here, let me pour you a glass of wine.

You sulk if it makes you feel better.

It's so frustrating when people just don't do as they're bloody well told!

Mitzi said...

Did you manage to get it all out? Cause otherwise cum spring, when the sap begins to rise, stalks mount up and you'll have to do it all over again. I've been pottering around in my all weather lady garden today, planting bulbs deep in a hole while it's nice and moist.

Chairman Bill said...

Caravan removed the entire willow a couple fo weeks ago.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Sarah: I shall go and visit Z, and wait patiently for your new post.

Dave: Well spotted!

Mr Whirly: I am intrigued..

Roses: Thank you! I am feeling a little better. And I do wish people would do as their told.

Mitzi: I am blushing! I bet none of your tulips flop over.

Mr Chairman: It's almost impossible to keep a good willow down. It'll be back.

Sx

Eryl Shields said...

I can't think of anything more to add so I'll say nothing.

eroswings said...

It is troublesome when you find yourself dealing with unwanted wood.

Sulk all you want--it's better than losing your mind.

Kate Lord Brown said...

A lot of Celtic seething goes on in the family, so I have always preferred the dramatic pout/sulk/flounce method. Why not try beating your bush - give it a good thwack and get it out of your system Scarls? x

Dave said...

Have you read Z's latest description of you: 'She is an exceptionally attractive cow, with a sweet nose and glossy hair.'

Have you met?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Eryl: It's always nice to see you whatever you say!

Mr Swings: My mind was lost a while back... along with the borg baby...

Kate: I have thwacked the bush... this may not be the end of this sorry affair.
I've also read and enjoyed your stories on Shortbread. Thank you for pointing me in that direction. And I also noticed that the BBC are also running a memoir competition and some of these stories can be read online... so I might give it a go.

Dave: I shall pop over to Z's! Moooo!

Sx

Donn w/2nz said...

Sulking is an artform in and of itself...so is skulking..which is what I'm doing here in the comment section whilst you sulk.

Enjoy the most rewarding aspect of passive-aggressiveness...
now if only "our victims" were aware (or care) why we were doing it...
that would be so awesome :)

BEAST said...

I hate sulking , it is the most pointless excercise (Pilates not with standing - and dont give me that cobblers about core stability.....pffffffffffft , its pretend excercise for fat girls)
***stomps off muttering***

Kevin Musgrove said...

There's not a lot that can survive the impact of a real Power Pout, especially if it involves eating a lot of jelly babies and Lucozade in the preparation.

Emerson Marks said...

Pouting? No good, Scarlet. One of my mates had a missus who was forever puting. Eff me, was she hard work.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Coppens: I think you've hit the nail on the head. I believe you are a psychic psychologist.
I will seek help to deal with my passive aggressiveness. I will learn to kick box.

Mr Beastie: Goodness me! Speak clearly Mr Beastie - muttering is nearly as bad as sulking. Pilates? Well at least you can eat cake whilst you're doing it.

Kev: I practice on a sherbet fountain. And sometimes a stick of rock, I go all the way to Brighton.

Mr Marks: Is it me or is my comments box becoming more and more surreal?
But you're right pouting is no good and a game of golf is a much better idea.

Sx

Clyde said...

So let me get this right--
I can play around in your bush and that's ok with you----ok, I've got that bit---
But don't touch your trees----ok
Hey, even I get sulky when someone starts playing with my greenery

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Clyde:...I don't mind my roots being touched up though...
Sx

Maria said...

I don't sulk, but I have been known to pout. Big difference. Sulkers just look prunish. Pouters can get away with more.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Maria: Hello and Welcome!!
Sulkers, if they're not careful, can look like they haven't eaten enough prunes and take on the appearance of a constipated cat.
So I will stop sulking immediately.
Sx

mago said...

Enough of this agricultural equipment!

EmmaK said...

darling surely you've stopped sulking by now xxx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Hello Scarlet. I am home.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Mags: I don't know which I'd prefer to be, a horse or cart??!

Emmak: I have stopped sulking now and have a short post to post tomorrow. It was supposed to be today but I've had viewers so therefore I had to go on a manic cleaning spree. I am now exhausted. But not sulky.

Mrs P: Hello stranger!! Good to see you home.
I was so overwhelmed that you posted that my fingers went limp; I therefore apologise for my lack lustre comment on your current post.

Sx

Leah said...

Today I'm sulky too but I think I'm late to the party...

Scarlet-Blue said...

Leah: Yep, I think I'm feeling sulky again... I think I'm getting to a funny age.
Sx