Wednesday, March 12, 2008

the crying game

I've recently started seeing a therapist (being married to jparks will do that to you) and we are currently working on my need to cry over every little thing. I'm feeling sad, must means it's time to cry. Anger? Cry. Tired? Cry. Frustrated? Cry. Excited? Cry. Full after a big meal? Cry.

As you can imagine this crying can be quite the annoyance but it's not something I feel like I have much control over. To celebrate the end of this reign of tears, I would like to share some of the more bizarre things I've cried over or at.

  • A national anthem at a baseball game. I'm not really patriotic, but it was a young girl singing. I'm a wuss

  • The finale episode of every season of Project Runway. The winners! I'm just so happy for them!

  • One episode of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. Big tears. BIG BIG Tears

  • While turning in my two weeks notice. At two different jobs

  • Once during a job interview. (I still got the job)

  • While I was getting a shot at the doctor's office. And I was over 6 years old at the time. Way over.

  • During the Olympics when they give out the medals. Stupid winners.

  • When I crossed the Bay Bridge for the first time. That damn thing collapsed on its' self in 1989 and then 19 years later jparks made me drive across it. Bastard!

  • But no matter how many times I cry or what I cry over, jparks wins for crying at the end of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. hehehe, loser.


    1. I cried at the end of Gladiator. Any points for that?

    2. I cry over sad commercials, oh, and happy one's, too.... so I think I, uh... win?

    3. Isn't Gladiator a manly movie? So crying at the end of that is like crying at the end of Field of Dreams, men are supposed to cry at the end of that.

      I'm racking my brain to try to remember any commercials I've cried over, but I can't remember any. Although it seems like I must have at some point.

    4. I have the opposite problem. I can't cry, even when situations where it is appropriate and I think letting it out might help me.

    5. Slynnro, in some situations where crying would be appropriate I don't cry. Like at my wedding, didn't cry one tear.

    6. I squeezed out a few tears between fits of laughter when Will Farrel came back to host SNL and did his last Celebrity Jeopardy skit. Poop! I'm a juvenile.

    7. More than half of those are perfectly acceptable reasons to cry! Especially if you were having a bad day anyway. Shots? OUCH! I almost always cry during the national anthem. It makes me think of my uncles, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, etc, who've fought and died in almost every conflict this country has been in since we first decided we wanted to be a country. They died for our freedoms, so I figure it's OK to cry when the anthem is played.

    8. I had to fight back tears during previews for The Golden Compass, and I'm not exactly sure why. Almost anything having to do with sad animals makes me cry (all those pet rescue shows on Animal Planet? Can. Not. Watch.) And I'm sure there's commercials here and there where I fight back the tears. But I think you still have me beat.

    9. animals things get me every time. I can't even look at PETA ads.

      The worst show on Animal Planet was a reality Emergency Vet one. Every episode was like "Here's a cute pet with some horrible illness and it's going to be dead by the end of the show and we'll cut to the family crying over their loss" I would cry for an hour after it, all while hugging Tangi as she tries to bite my face off for touching her.

    10. I cry when I think of the dead babies, but it might be the onions I included with them.

    11. I've lived my life trying to not cry and keep my cying in the closet, making me a closet cryer I guess. Then I got pregnant and was pretty good at keeping tabs on the tears. Then I had the baby and all bets are off. I cried in front of a roomful of strangers yesterday. Oi.