Sunday, March 19, 2006

kilter

"I know you can be overwhelmed, and I know you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"
"I think you can in Europe!"

So say the geniuses of 10 Things I Hate About You.

Meanwhile, I know you can be off-kilter. I certainly am right now. I just left a bar (which we cabbed to and where we paid cover, thus a significant investment in the night) for no good reason. I was suddenly seized with this overwhelming feeling of... something. Not tired, exactly, and not sick. Like that weird out-of-body feeling when you take two Tylenol PM and then stay awake longer than you should. This strange "omph" that hit me out of nowhere. I tried to rally; grinding up on E and the girls to Nelly and throwing back my gimlet, but just couldn't get it up. I left after just over an hour. Not trying to be dramatic here, but it was unsettling. Like the urge you get when some sixth sense is trying to push you out of harm's way. It really freaked me out, so I left.

Has this ever happened to you? Some feeling just comes over you that you have to get out right now? And if so, how does one get ON kilter?

3 comments:

I-66 said...

I think your reference to 10 Things I Hate About You has thrown me off kilter.

Kimberly said...

This has happened to me. It was called "My Birthday Circa 2004." I got way too drunk, suddenly felt overwhelmed by everything, and then wanted to go home. The fact that I cried for the first (and only time) when drunk and that a cat fight broke out AND a switchblade was pulled (all by strangers) in front of TomTom probably likely didn't help things either...

VP of Dior said...

kimberly - well you were in front of tomtom so expect nothing less!


ej - i too have these nights and they often occur on Friday nights when I realize I've been up since 6AM. sometimes you just gotta get out and curl up under the covers and call it night.