Well, That's Just Great
Guide: Why I am eating right now.

In decreasing order of likelihood:

  1. I’m depressed.
  2. I’m anxious.
  3. I’m bored.
  4. I’m happy.
  5. I’m not feeling well.
  6. I’m feeling pretty good.
  7. I just exercised.
  8. I skipped exercising so the hell with this.
  9. I’m trying to avoid engaging in conversation.
  10. I’m celebrating.
  11. I’m mourning.
  12. I don’t want to waste food.
  13. I’m thirsty.
  14. It was suggested that I try the grey stuff and indeed it was delicious.
  15. The tides.
  16. It’s an affectation but dammit I have no other way to make this character memorable.
  17. Still mad about Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2.
  18. Really? You’re not going to finish that?
  19. Just testing to see if it’s done.
  20. I’m hungry.
Her: What's bothering you?
Me: Every mistake and poor decision I've made in my life since kindergarten. In no particular sequence and for no particular reason. But one after another in pretty rapid succession.
Her: ...
Me: I was supposed to say, "Nothing. I'm fine. Don't worry about it," wasn't I?

lyssabby-tgod:

You ever get a gut feeling something isn’t right?

The question is, “What’s it like to NOT have that feeling?”

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.
Me: For what?
Ducky: For being you.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: You mean for feeding you and petting you and playing with you?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I don’t think that’s what I said. But since you just mentioned feeding me I forget.
Me: Sorry.
Ducky: So let’s try this again. Thank you for being you, Daddy. Thanks for being in my life.
Me: …
Ducky: I appreciate the things you do for me. But what I’m most thankful for is that you’re my Daddy.
Me: …
Ducky: Just felt like telling you. You look down today. So I thought I’d remind you.
Me: Thanks, Duck.
Ducky: Sorry you’re down, Daddy. But I just wanted to let you know that I’m happier with you around than I would be if you weren’t. Try to remember that, okay?
Me: Okay. Thanks, Ducky.
Ducky: You’re welcome.
Me: …
Ducky: Plenty of room down here on the floor if you feel like snuggling
Me: Thanks, Ducky. Sounds good.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you too, Ducky.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.

Me: For what?

Ducky: For being you.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You mean for feeding you and petting you and playing with you?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I don’t think that’s what I said. But since you just mentioned feeding me I forget.

Me: Sorry.

Ducky: So let’s try this again. Thank you for being you, Daddy. Thanks for being in my life.

Me:

Ducky: I appreciate the things you do for me. But what I’m most thankful for is that you’re my Daddy.

Me:

Ducky: Just felt like telling you. You look down today. So I thought I’d remind you.

Me: Thanks, Duck.

Ducky: Sorry you’re down, Daddy. But I just wanted to let you know that I’m happier with you around than I would be if you weren’t. Try to remember that, okay?

Me: Okay. Thanks, Ducky.

Ducky: You’re welcome.

Me:

Ducky: Plenty of room down here on the floor if you feel like snuggling

Me: Thanks, Ducky. Sounds good.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you too, Ducky.

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Ducky is supportive

In order to get the greatest compensation, your boss has to believe that you bring something to organization that no one else can bring…

…so tomorrow I plan to explain how I have the unique ability to instantaneously get thoroughly sick to my stomach by suddenly recalling some tiny mistake I made at some long-since-passed moment of my life for absolutely no discernible reason.

It’s a gift.

Ag

Her: Do you think maybe you're having a midlife crisis?
Me: What exactly constitutes a midlife crisis?
Her: Things like feeling bored with stuff that used to interest you, questioning the choices you've made in your life, feeling worthless, being anxious about the future, or feeling depressed when you think about your life.
Me: ...
Her: What?
Me: I think I've been having a midlife crisis continuously since I turned 15.
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali
wellthatsjustducky:

Me: What?
Ducky: What what?
Me: Why are you looking at me?
Ducky: You look sad.
Me: Sorry.
Ducky: It’s okay. No reason to apologize. Just thought I’d keep my eyes on you.
Me: It’s not your job.
Ducky: True. But as a dog, my employment options are limited to begin with. The upside is I have lots of discretionary time, some of which I am choosing to spend by keeping my eyes on you because you look sad.
Me: …
Ducky: Any specific reason you’re sad today?
Me: Nothing. And everything.
Ducky: One of those sads.
Me: Yeah.
Ducky: Sorry. I know you hate those the worst.
Me: Yeah. 
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Want to give me a bath?
Me: You hate baths.
Ducky: Yes. But you never seem sad when you’re giving me a bath.
Me: I just think giving you a bath requires a lot of focused attention. It’s hard to be sad when you’re mentally engaged.
Ducky: I am not an easy bathing, I admit.
Me: If I’m not careful you’ll jump out of the tub.
Ducky: And then…HONDURAS!!!
Me: That’s the plan?
Ducky: There’s really no plan beyond getting out of the tub. But I thought you’d find a Honduran bath escape amusing.
Me: Well done.
Ducky: So if you gave me a bath you might forget that you’re sad for a little bit!
Me: Maybe. Or maybe I could play tugger with you for a little bit instead.
Ducky: That works too?
Me: It occupies my mind too, which is probably what I need.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I don’t want to influence your decision but tugger sounds like a much better solution.
Me: Agreed. But you would have let me give you bath if it would have made me less sad, huh?
Ducky: If it would have helped? Yup!
Me: …
Ducky: But let’s not dwell on ideas that we generated as part of the brainstorming process now that we have identified the best fit solution.
Me: Sounds good to me. I love you, Ducky. 
Ducky: I love you too , Daddy. Oh! And Happy Daddy’s Day, Daddy!
Me: Thanks, Duck. 
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Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: What?

Ducky: What what?

Me: Why are you looking at me?

Ducky: You look sad.

Me: Sorry.

Ducky: It’s okay. No reason to apologize. Just thought I’d keep my eyes on you.

Me: It’s not your job.

Ducky: True. But as a dog, my employment options are limited to begin with. The upside is I have lots of discretionary time, some of which I am choosing to spend by keeping my eyes on you because you look sad.

Me:

Ducky: Any specific reason you’re sad today?

Me: Nothing. And everything.

Ducky: One of those sads.

Me: Yeah.

Ducky: Sorry. I know you hate those the worst.

Me: Yeah. 

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Want to give me a bath?

Me: You hate baths.

Ducky: Yes. But you never seem sad when you’re giving me a bath.

Me: I just think giving you a bath requires a lot of focused attention. It’s hard to be sad when you’re mentally engaged.

Ducky: I am not an easy bathing, I admit.

Me: If I’m not careful you’ll jump out of the tub.

Ducky: And then…HONDURAS!!!

Me: That’s the plan?

Ducky: There’s really no plan beyond getting out of the tub. But I thought you’d find a Honduran bath escape amusing.

Me: Well done.

Ducky: So if you gave me a bath you might forget that you’re sad for a little bit!

Me: Maybe. Or maybe I could play tugger with you for a little bit instead.

Ducky: That works too?

Me: It occupies my mind too, which is probably what I need.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I don’t want to influence your decision but tugger sounds like a much better solution.

Me: Agreed. But you would have let me give you bath if it would have made me less sad, huh?

Ducky: If it would have helped? Yup!

Me:

Ducky: But let’s not dwell on ideas that we generated as part of the brainstorming process now that we have identified the best fit solution.

Me: Sounds good to me. I love you, Ducky. 

Ducky: I love you too , Daddy. Oh! And Happy Daddy’s Day, Daddy!

Me: Thanks, Duck. 

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Ag

Ducky is observant. And selfless.