Saturday, June 2, 2012


On an episode of "Golden Girls", Dorothy is having issues expressing how she feels. Blanche is trying to help her out, and the following dialogue ensues:

Dorothy: I wish I could explain it, but I can't. I was feeling jealous and lonely… and god knows what else…

Blanche: Magenta.

Dorothy: S’cuse me?

Blanche: Magenta. That’s what I call it when I get that way… all kinds of feelings tumbling all over themselves.

Ya know… you’re not quite blue cause you’re not really sad. And although you’re a little bit jealous, you wouldn’t say ‘you’re greeeen with envy’. And every now and then you realize you’re kinda scared… but you would hardly call yourself yella.

I hate that feeling! I just hate it. And I hate the color magenta. That’s why I named it that. Magenta.


I totally get how Dorothy feels right now. I've had one of those days where so many emotions tumble over themselves that I feel sad and exhausted. The day started on a high note (I wore my new jeans to work today), but then it got progressively worse and awkward and stupid and sad.

I'm fighting the urge to drive to TGI Friday's and eat this, my ultimate comfort food:

Instead, I took off my bra and pants so I wouldn't be tempted. I hate getting dressed once I've undressed, so it's an easy way to avoid eating 2050 calories in one sitting. (Yes, I checked.)

I keep thinking I should work out, but then I think about how I'll just be slogging through the moves, not feeling any better. Then I realize at least I'll be slogging through the moves instead of sitting on my ass like I am now. I just haven't been able to get up and do it. I think about everyone else who does it, no matter what their mood or how tired they are, and that makes me feel worse.

I think I'll do something fun, like Turbo Jam. My brain keeps saying, "It's pointless. It's pointless. It's pointless," but I know that's not true since I've been losing weight. I don't know why my head is messing with me today.

I just feel crabby.

And magenta.


  1. First of all, kudos for taking your pants off :) My anti-binge thing is to shower. It distracts my mind, and once I'm done, I feel good and don't much feel like heading out of the house again.

    Second, I am entirely obsessed with the Golden Girls and know exactly what episode that's from. LOVE!

    1. "Kudos for taking your pants off" is one of the best/funniest things I've ever read. ;)

      Yay, another "Golden Girls" fan! I watch it every night on the Hallmark channel, and I have a few seasons on DVD. My friend, Beth, who is also a huge fan, loves to use "magenta" to describe her mood. Sometimes I feel like we're the only ones who get it.

      Beth, her husband, and I get together every so often to eat cheesecake and watch several episodes - in our pajamas and robes, of course. Too bad you don't live closer! (I mean that in a totally non-creepy way.)


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