I’m Like a Cannon

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Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?

I have zero to sixty in 3.2  emotions.

I laugh too loud, agree too much, smile until it hurts, fly off the handle over injustices/stupidity, and can shed tears at the snap of a finger.

Someone tells me their getting married, are pregnant, got promoted … I lose it. I’m that … gal.

Someone tells me they’ve got cancer, their mother/father passed away, got fired … I’m a simpering fool.

Someone writes a piece of crap and ends up on the NYT Best Seller list … all kinds of embarrassing envy in the form of a nuclear mushroom cloud.

Animals, babies, or I see poor people, the homeless, starved, whatever insights pity or woe … please. Tissue time!

Abuses, campus rampages, rape, murder, neglect … raving lunatic is me.

I’m a shoot first, ask questions later type of person thanks to my Papa, and I refuse to let things fester because of my Ma.


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13 Responses to I’m Like a Cannon

  1. andy1076 says:

    In other words, you follow your feelings to the letter 🙂 that’s alright too 🙂

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    • RaiBal says:

      Well, feeling I don’t know – blind emotions more like it … it’s a bad way to be and a good way to be, but at my age, I should know better and be able to reign in most of these emotions, but I can’t and I don’t … depending on the situation or the severity of the circumstance. Thanks for stopping by!


      • andy1076 says:

        Emotions though tie to our most primal instincts, it’s not really something you can fully good back, I’m much the same way you are 🙂 and you’re very welcome, Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning 🙂

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  2. Harliqueen says:

    I feel this! The smallest thing can set me off into laughing, crying or moodiness! 😀

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  3. wscottling says:

    I used to be that person too… but I’m feeling MUCH better now. 😉 I kid. One of the side effects of mood stabilizers is that they do, in fact stabilize your moods. ALL of your moods. Don’t get me wrong… I have a full range of emotions the same as any person, but I’m not the raving loony that I used to be. ^_^

    Sometimes I miss that person… Sometimes. ^_^

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    • RaiBal says:

      What I wouldn’t give for the financial stability of medical treatment! A pill to quit being who I am (at the wrong places/times) sounds heavenly. I’d settle for a lobotomy, if I thought it would erase memories as well as balance mood 😉 As always, thanks for stopping by!


      • wscottling says:

        heh, before I married the hubster, I relied on the kindness of the local community health clinic for my psych treatment (they don’t like crazy people walking the streets, you know). I got my meds from the pharmacy companies themselves, mostly for free because those puppies are EXPENSIVE! Like, $300 to $400 a month. No way I could afford that stuff on my own. ^_^

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        • RaiBal says:

          Well, you’re lucky if being medicated helps. When I was a young teen I probably should have been medicated, I think. Now, though, with maturity finally making itself known to me 😉 I’m thousands calmer and more rational. Still, the emotions are easily triggered. Counting to ten helps!

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  4. A great post! There’s almost a poetic rythm to your words, enjoyable to read beyond the subject matter. And thanks for liking my post 🙂


    • RaiBal says:

      Thank you so much! And, I usually read everyone else before posting my own – not to cheat, mind you, but sometimes for inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!


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