Will you please shut up, please?

The incessant chatter of my inner voice is driving me ape shit. I don’t know if it’s PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) or PSS (pre-story syndrome) as the symptoms are generally pretty similar. I have a short story due soon. Maybe in a week or so. I can’t quite remember. But that is beside the point.

The point here is that I can’t get the voice to shut up. It’s chattering away constantly like a nine-year-old girl on Mountain Dew. This voice is thinking things at a speed that even I can’t keep up with and suddenly I’ll find myself standing in front of the bathroom mirror, toothbrush in hand blushing at the memory of that time I sincerely quoted lyrics to “Bastards of Young” while high and drunk and arguing with Nathan Berg.

The voice it keeps me up until nearly one in the morning and then wakes me up at 6:15 in the morning because it just has so many things it wants to talk about like how maybe we should use all this extra awake time to go through the last comments from “Imaginary Boyfriend” and maybe make revisions because the day is so new and fresh.

I tried to tell the voice to shut the fuck up, but it was incessant and immediately started with the thinking and talking so much that I had to get out of bed and jam Q-tips in my ears in an effort to quiet it.

It hasn’t worked, in fact it just keeps getting worse and worse. It amazes me that my brain can spin so fast and not just fall right out.

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  1. kelly 11.Apr.07 at 11:27 am

    Isn’t your story due Thursday night?

  2. Jodi 11.Apr.07 at 11:30 am

    Thanks for the heart attack. According to my impressive and accurate record-keeping it’s due the 19th, but now I’m afraid that I might very well be wrong.

  3. kelly 11.Apr.07 at 12:06 pm

    I thought we talked about that at Grumpy’s, that you would start worrying about it this Tuesday? I’d check with Rob…or if you totally trust your record keeping stick with that (but you’ll be the hands down worst student of all time if you don’t have a story! Or maybe you have printer problems…)

  4. UH 11.Apr.07 at 12:46 pm

    The cat ate it.

  5. Jodi 11.Apr.07 at 1:26 pm

    I e-mailed Vodo but now I’m kind of panicking and wondering if I shouldn’t start writing something RIGHT NOW. Fuck.

  6. Jodi 11.Apr.07 at 2:16 pm


    I should have never doubted my accurate and organized record keeping.

  7. danielle 11.Apr.07 at 3:13 pm

    And you should know when Kelly is fucking with you. But still, you are absolutely sure it’s not this Thursday?

  8. Jodi 11.Apr.07 at 3:15 pm

    If it is this Thursday then Vodo is a big, dirty liar and it’s all his fault that I will not have my work ready.

  9. kelly 11.Apr.07 at 3:23 pm

    Dude, I would never fuck with you about something as serious (and heart attack inducing) as a story due date.

    Glad you were right!!

  10. Jodi 11.Apr.07 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t know . . . Danielle has cast aspersions on your virtue. Maybe you really want me to be the ba student again. Ha!


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