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Crapathy Stressed out. Every day we hear how people are stressed out, exhausted, scattered, distracted, besieged, anxious, under pressure, just generally overwhelmed. Times haven’t changed, just magnified, still going in circles; instead of Keeping Up With The Joneses, we’re trying to Keep Up With The Kardashians.

Our Amygdala’s primary job is the processing of memory, emotional reactions, and decision-making, that’s a lot to handle, so she can get a little overstimulated. Her nanny, the Prefrontal Cortex is all like, whoa, slow down, Amy, you need a time out. But what if chronic stress has hacked PreCor, making it too weak to calm Amy down, stop her from some unrestrained Brains Gone Wild moments? As my fav song by The Tragically Hip says, we Blow At High Dough, that’s us, going too fast, burning up, burning out.

My growing, life-changing magic of apathy toward crap, a sort of crapathy, has me bored, yes, but also ashamed, ashamed of our frivolity, and at myself for being any part of it. I can’t change my hyper-awareness of all the crap, but I can change my perception, actions, and reactions.
Many experts, including renowned time researcher and sociologist, Professor John P. Robinson, known as Father Time, agree that not having enough time is actually an illusion, self-imposed, many people have more leisure time than ever before. Then why do we feel so overwhelmed? Maybe it’s all the things we’ve been sold to improve and simplify our lives. Really, why, when complicated means more money. up I wanted to be Nancy Drew…instead I was Donna Parker. Both outrageously ignored repeated and dire warnings while being fiercely loyal, generous, and independent. Both wore, gasp, dungarees.

My dungarees and detective cap on, I find my courage and follow the clues, to investigate what’s working in my life and what isn’t; I join the ranks of those who couldn’t resist the siren call of a mystery:
Nancy Drew, Miss Marple, Monk, The Scooby Gang The Hardy Boys Sherlock and Watson Sookie Stackhouse, Donna Parker, McCloud, Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster

Mulder and Scully Sam Spade, Veronica Mars, Honey West, Hannah Swensen The Bobbsey Twins, Father Brown, Phryne Fisher Temperance Brennan (Bones), Alex Cross, Ellery Queen, Mannix, Elvis Cole, Murdoch, Quincy Patrick Jane, Mike Hammer, Cadfael, Cherry Ames, Cagney and Lacey, MacMillan and Wife (she had a name, Sally), Stephanie Plum, Kay Scarpetta, Columbo

Jane Tennison, Lord Peter Wimsey, Audrey Parker Clarice Starling, Daisy Dalrymple, Phillip Marlowe, Peter Gunn, Nick & Nora Charles, Frost, Dexter Magnum, The Harts, Nero Wolfe, Jessica Fletcher Foyle, Poirot, Jim Rockford, Perry Mason, Jessica Jones, Houdini and Doyle?

Inspector Clouseau, Castle Trixie Beldon, Rizzoli & Isles, Dupin, Sally Lockhart, The Girl Who…well, you know what she did.

My Cases So Far:

1. The Clue in the Diary (decoded, started a blog).
2. The Secret of the Old Biological Clock (unraveled, acceptance).
3. The Haunted What Ifs (the voices of my past fade into the void, including but not limited to: family, friends, Prince, Bowie, The Tragically Hip aka The Hip, Spirit of the West, The Ramones, etc. Yet I have to smile, because they happened).
4. The Sign of the Twisted Scandals (solved, don’t care).
5. The Mystery of the Dating Dilemma (more probing needed).

6. The Secret in the Old Attic (aka my head, ongoing).
7. The Password Puzzle (deciphered, but it’s a secret).
8. The Aging Writer Mystery (further review).
9.  The Ghost of Broken Dreams (phantom case).
10. The Clue of the Missing Keys (found, Marie Kondo organized my life

Broke, obscure, and chronically ill, I have probable cause to get discouraged and depressed. 1nd9

It’s easy to believe the voices that bludgeon me, sticking a knife into my self-confidence, slamming an axe into my feelings of worth, poisoning my pride, shooting holes in my dignity. The suspects are many, with means, motive, and opportunity, so I have to solve the mystery, before it’s too late! probably didn’t think you had time to read this whole post, so like me, maybe you need to Go Nancy Drew Yourself!



Very me

223 thoughts on “Crapathy

  1. It’s certainly an interesting concept that we all have enough time, we just don’t use it properly. It’s definitely got me thinking. I reckon we have so many more time-saving gadgets (cars instead of walking, tumble driers instead of mangles, computers instead of hand-written letters), but instead of giving us more time off, we’re just expected to cram more into our day. I think that has a lot to do with it. And also that we rarely completely switch off – we crave stimulation and entertainment all the time. You’ve really got me thinking! Thanks for a thought-provoking post #blogcrush

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    1. Glad you liked it, Lucy and I think you’re right, we just want to put more and more into that time.
      Love you #BlogCrush linky party – blogging gold, I’m going to try to find the time (see what I did there) to get there more often. 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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    1. You are too kind, Kathleen. I rather think ‘crapathy’ is going to be the word of 2017 at this rate. lol
      Thank you so much for featuring this, it got a lot of traffic. 🙂
      Hope this week is being good to you so far. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much for this lovely feature, I enjoyed #BloggersPitStop as always, although the visiting and sharing takes some time and I run short, but I’ll be back (and in bigger numbers lol). 😉


  2. I wanted to be Nancy Drew, Donna Parker, Trixie Beldon and the Bobbsey Twins when I was a kid. I also loved, and still do all the female mystery detectives. This was a great, craptastic post.


    1. Me too, well, I had the name, Donna Parker and dungarees, but mysteries seemed few and far between (and luckily no murders). I still love the female mystery detectives too.
      Ha, thank you kindly and hope this week is being good to you so far. 🙂


    1. I’m still giggling at the cat meme, too funny.
      Thank you so much for adding me to your cool list (I’m in awesome company); you’re too kind (please continue). 😉
      Hope the week ahead treats you very, very well. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, dear wonders of #BloggersPitStop – seriously, I don’t know how you do it every week, bringing bloggers together, helping us find each other in this giant virtual haystack – I don’t know what we’d do without you and I don’t even want to think about it.
      And thank you so much for featuring my ‘Crapathy’ post, you’re too too kind (please continue). Really, I am so grateful. 🙂
      Hope the week ahead treats all of you very, very well and I can’t wait for the Next #BloggersPitStop 🙂 xoxo


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