November 10th – “Getting along well with others is easier today than it has been for a while.”

I have something terrible to admit. I suffer from Early Onset Grumpiness (EOG).

If you don’t know what EOG is, check out this clip from Portlandia. Hey, if TV tells us it exists, it must be true! Okay, I’m kidding. I actually “diagnosed” myself with EOG way before Portlandia gave a name to it. I was happy to find out that there are other people out there like me!

Signs of EOG:

  1. Will not wait in lines for restaurants
  2. Yells at neighborhood kids to “Get off my lawn”
  3. Will often say, “Who are those people!?”
  4. Judgmental about everyone and everything
  5. Incessant complaining

Three years ago, I packed up my cats and moved an hour and half away from a city of over 800,000 residents to a town of less than 8,000 people. I didn’t know anyone in town except for my significant other and preferred it that way. I was grumpy and didn’t want to be around people. Three years later, I’m still grumpy.

It’s a good thing that my horoscope is giving me a break today.  I’m in the city, so maybe I’ll make some new friends or catch up with some old ones!

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