First of all, I can’t tell you how much your supportive comments yesterday meant to me.  And if you didn’t have a chance to come over and comment yesterday you’re a loser and I hate you.  Sorry.  You should have been quicker.  I know what you’re going to say.  “But Jenny, you forgot to ping technorati so it didn’t show up on my feed until this morning.”  Nice.  Blame the victim.

Secondly, I have to say that I was shocked at how many of you have gone through the same “Oh-I-don’t-need-drugs-oh-holy-sh*t-yes-I-do” phase which really goes to show you how common being balmy really is or possibly just that this blog attracts fruitcakes.  But whatever the reason, you’re my fruitcakes and I love you.

Thirdly I’d like to say that I appreciate the fact that about 82 of you sweetly corrected me by saying that I probably meant “barmy” when I said “balmy” but I’m going to have to refer you to the dictionary:


Anyway, last night I picked up a perscription for xanax and was able to actually sleep without the algebra nightmares for the first time in a week and I feel 10 times better.

In fact, this video is a good indication of how much better I feel right now.  Yay for xanax!

And really…thank you.  You guys have helped me more than you could ever know.

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  1. Glad you’re feeling better.

    I would have sucked up and talked about how how you are, but then I would be massacred by THE WIFE.

    Yay Meds!

    Houston’s last blog post..New Job

  2. Dammit Houston! I was THIS CLOSE to being the first to comment today. I never get to do that.

    Glad you’re feeling better, Jen. Sounds like you’ve gone from balmy to balmy!

  3. Sorry J Kevin, I had to come in early.

    And Jenny it should have read “how HOT you are” not “how HOW you are.”

    Uhhhhhh maybe my meds AREN’T working so well.

    Houston’s last blog post..New Job

  4. 1. Are you getting enough caramel apples in your diet (no I’m not a doctor but I play one at home).

    2. Victor is my new idol!

    3. You now have an excuse for a 3rd blog, Jen’s Dictionary, bringing you the definitions for all those words in the english language that just NEED to have a different definition. i.e.

    Appellation (noun)
    4: When your wife calls you by your sons’, her brothers’ and her fathers’ name, but means you.

  5. Just got here for the first time and was moved to tell you how glad I am I found this blog. Amazing, funny, and relevant. I apologize deeply for my missing yesterdays post and not being one of the people to wish well, but having lived(countless times) through the “balmy” going off her meds, I feel qualified to say one thing, stay on them without exception. Even if you don’t feel like you need them anymore. Thanks for listening to a perfect stranger dispensing unsolicited advice.

    Michael T Adams’s last blog post..TT #5 – Oh, did I just drop that?

  6. Jenny, again with making me smile! Just stop it now! I am determined not to smile within the first 1/2 hour I’m awake and you’re not helping! I’m trying to keep up my image of grumpy non morning person, and it’s hard to do while smiling and giggling to oneself! Thanks for the commercial, glad you’re back to yourself, and I can’t wait to meet you on Saturday. Afterwards I KNOW you’re going to Dr. Sketchy right!?

  7. I don’t think you really understand just how terrifying algebra dreams are for me. They could make a slasher film like Saw or Hostel but call it Integer and have the villain force his victims to do calculus equations instead of killing them and I would probably never sleep again.

    The gret video is the greatest. For some great reason, it makes me totally feel…GREAT!

    Jeff’s last blog post..Eating the Bride On Her Wedding Night?and Beyond

  8. So, Jen, my baby and I were talking about this very thing this morning. She says she’s “nuts” and I say she’s “unique”. I think she needs meds, she doesn’t like the way they make her feel. All irrelevant – it amazes both of us how many ladies of a certain age (like y’all’s) are balmy! I blame it on the school systems of the 70s and 80s cause it sure as hell couldn’t have been your moms!

    Sandy’s last blog post..Childhood Embarassment

  9. I’m glad the xanax helped. And also, I thought that you meant barmy too, but I didn’t want to correct you without being sure, so I looked up balmy the same place you did and found the same thing. And therefore, you educated me. I am grateful for that.

    Jess’s last blog post..I don’t get it.

  10. I’ve never had algebra dreams… but some of the recent ones have been *real* doozies.

    Glad to hear the meds worked, too. Last time I went off of mine (different meds, for a different condition) the doctor told me to have my affairs in order if I decided to pull such a stunt ever again. Of course, I just had to respond “what affairs”, after all I am no Chuckie Rosenthal (Thank boB we have someone to make affair jokes about other than Clinton.) Anyway, it took me several years to get straightened out, and some folks tell me I am still not totally there yet.


    Ed T.’s last blog post..OC can you say…

  11. *Flashback to a commercial from 1986*…”A fruitcake in Houston was having a panic attack. 1/2 way across the country her sister was having a mini-panic attack of her own. Coincidence? I don’t think so.”

    Unfortunately my mini-panic attack won’t be going away till Friday night and I can’t so much as have a margarita, so screw you too. Take an extra Xanax for me would ya.

  12. Lisa – I remember watching that commercial! Of course, I would since we were watching the same tv in 1986.

    Also, what the hell do you have to panic about? You’re just going in for a simple C-section in a few days. I’m the one with real problems.

  13. Evidently my hospital is run by a bunch of baboons with a few donkeys thrown in for good measure. You know, diversity in the workplace and all.

  14. To further ease your pain, I think I have decided on Cephalophobe for our mutual affliction. It has a nice ring to it.

  15. Oh crap. One of the rare days that I don’t check your site and I had to miss yesterday? Gah!

    In honor of your last couple of days, I will post this Top Ten list that I compiled years ago just for you, J:

    Let’s face it. I’d rather not have it. I mean, who wouldn’t give it up? But if you’ve gotta have it, there has to be a good side. Right? Right?

    Top Best Things About Depression/Anxiety Disorders

    #10 – The prestige. I mean, ALL of the best artists & writers have it. What? You don’t have it? Too bad for your Guggenheim/ Pulitzer aspirations.

    # 9 – The drama. Lord knows, there is never a dull moment. “Guiding Light”? Amateurs.

    # 8 – The food. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. And I will bite your hand off if you take it away.

    # 7 – The Zen-ness. You feel “as one” with every droopy flower, abandoned kitten and mud puddle in the entire world. It’s extremely hip. Authentically emo. Those other emo’s? Posers.

    # 6 – Reprieve from personal hygiene. Because taking a shower every day is SO time consuming.

    # 5 – Someone gets PAID to listen to you complain. God, how REFRESHING is THAT?! Thank you, therapy.

    # 4 – Secret club membership. “You too? I had NO idea.” Handshake, pin & membership card. We get a VIP Box at Sarah McLachlan concerts. And coupons for ready-made icing in the can as well as Hostess products.

    # 3 – Freedom from fashion. Because, really. You look just FINE in sweats. And the comfort, my God! These socks. I never want to take them off. I mean that.

    # 2 – Do you know how many pounds you can lose from nerves and anxiety? A lot. Just think of yourself as the Calista Flockhart of Melancholia.

    and the NUMBER ONE REASON is…..


  16. doesn’t that little thing make the anxiety go away, though? and what i usually find the most amazing is that you can take, oh, say, prozac for 3-4 months and feel GRRREAATT!, and that leads you to say, proclaim yourself cured!, and then see, you hit the skids again. did i say you? i meant me.

  17. Hey You,
    Glad you are better. No one understands ‘being under the table’ better than I.
    I didn’t have time to visit yesterday…I was dancing ‘on the table.’
    Kath 🙂

    Be sure to check out the contest at my place today. You might win something. Maybe drugs.

    Swampy’s last blog post..CONTEST: Where in the World is Swampy ?

  18. So THAT’S where I’m going wrong, b/c I keep having those dang algebra dreams…it’s Xanax! NOT Valium! No wonder.

    So…lessee…the Valium is just relaxing me enough that the dreams are worse. Xanax may knock me out completely!

    Tiggerlane’s last blog post..Meme? What Meme?

  19. I’m so lame I don’t even have a blogfeed. I just click on your link from my blogroll.

    So glad you got your drugs. Drugs are good. Very good. And legal. Nice.


    That video is insane? What kind of direction do you think the “baby lady” got from the producer?

    Lotta’s last blog post..Signs I Might Be A Bad Mother

  20. I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better, but if you feel like having 500 babies I must ask if your “Xanax” is smoked through a pipe/bong of some sort?

  21. I hate it that I didn’t find out about your “balminess” until very recently (darn those computer gods anyway). I hope you know that I would have stood ready with lots of hugs and Lorazapam as necessary!

    I’m glad you’re feeling better now – perhaps you can join Swampy ON the table tomorrow!

    Sayre’s last blog post..Miss me much?

  22. Oh holy SHIT if you feel as great as the NutraGrain man, then you are doing something right, my friend.
    Good for you, mama.

    Um…that ad? Is my new favorite ad. It brings me joy. It is HIIIIIIIIlarious.

    Heather’s last blog post..November, Pt. 2

  23. so, i cried last night because i can’t make it to mdcq2. ok, so maybe the pms had something to do with it, but still, i’m really really sad. may i suggest the next one be right after the 1st or 16th of the month? i’ll totally put off paying my electric bill to come see you! if i had your cell phone number i’d make you have me on speaker phone so i could “be” there

    Biddy’s last blog

  24. you are right, british slang is supah funny. too bad the word ‘bloody’ is such a naughty one, b/c that’s my favorite. so extreme. so final. so no-no.

    anyhooo, nice blog. thanks for being balmy.

    pam’s last blog project

  25. I’m a new reader, reading through your archives. Hooray for awesome bloggedness!!!! I know you probably won’t read this (cause it was like forever ago!) but I thought you meant “blimey” which I feel is a lat closer and much more legit than barmy.

    Just saying!
    Kim aka h3rl337n355

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