Bitch on the Blog

October 26, 2016


Filed under: Amusement,Bureaucracy,Errors — bitchontheblog @ 15:22

To add to intermittent gloom of the season (and I love autumn unless I slip on its shed leaves and bang my head) here is the bad news (for me): Soon it’ll be November.

I have reported on this before. But old news, like a good stew, are no worse when warmed up. Yes, November. Of all the months of the year November is my nemesis. Awaited with trepidation.

This year I am resolved to break the spell. How? I don’t know. I still have five days before the first of the month strikes. The build up already promising what I dread.

May I be pleasantly surprised, and surprise myself not so unpleasantly.




  1. All of America waits in anxiety as November 8th approaches. Other than this I always look forward to the coming of the rains and the cool silence of being out in the woods.

    Comment by Looney — October 26, 2016 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • I think the whole world awaits Nov 8th with trepidation………….. but I love the “cool silence of being out in the woods”

      Comment by magpie11 — October 27, 2016 @ 10:37 | Reply

    • “… and the cool silence of being out in the woods”. As Magpie remarked earlier, a lovely and evocative turn of phrase.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — October 27, 2016 @ 12:47 | Reply

  2. Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — October 27, 2016 @ 04:08 | Reply

    • Thanks, Jean. Why not give your toes a workout and cross them too?


      Comment by bitchontheblog — October 27, 2016 @ 12:42 | Reply

  3. I’ll keep my fingers and eyes crossed for you… meantime how about amking a bug batch of pumpkinsoup soiced up with some chilli….. if that doesn’t appeal then let’s pick up on the idea of a stew… a big hearty venison stew perhaps…. then you can hide away and remain well fed and warm..

    Comment by magpie11 — October 27, 2016 @ 10:39 | Reply

    • Thank you, Magpie. No hiding away for me in November. Full exposure more like it.

      Pumpkin soup and venison stew of great and warming comfort indeed.

      Bon appetit,


      Comment by bitchontheblog — October 27, 2016 @ 12:40 | Reply

  4. Premonitions are coincidences waiting to happen.

    Comment by rummuser — October 27, 2016 @ 10:55 | Reply

    • As it happens (!), my dear Ramana, I have just come across THIS quote.

      “There are no coincidences. The idea of coincidence is itself a delusion in the shape of a blindfold.”

      I have only scant grasp on what the author may mean – but it sounds good, in a sort of lyrical way.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — October 27, 2016 @ 12:37 | Reply

  5. I have no idea what you’re referring to. Have I missed some vital clues?

    Comment by nick — October 28, 2016 @ 12:30 | Reply

    • No, Nick, you haven’t missed vital clues. My post was just my usual annual lament as November gets closer. I don’t know why it should be so but over the years November has often been the bringer and bearer of not so good news and happenings, with the odd disaster thrown in. Some of them life changing. By which I am not saying that all other months are solely benign – not at all. They all have potential … but November is consistently treacherous.

      I keep telling myself not to be so stupid – to no avail. I’ve literally come to dread the month every single time. Should I ever die (and why would I) I bet you it’ll be in November. Or on the 31 October or 1st December (both days on either side of November – just out of spite, lulling me in false sense of security).

      As I said I am bloody determined to break the spell. And it is like a spell. But HOW break the spell when so many variables are out of my hands?

      And if you, Nick, were born in November please don’t think you were bad news. Come to think of it, when is your birthday?


      Comment by bitchontheblog — October 28, 2016 @ 13:52 | Reply

      • My birthday is on March 20, so no worries there. November holds no terrors for me. In fact it’s been quite a positive month. My current job started in November, and my contract has been renewed twice – in November.

        Comment by nick — October 29, 2016 @ 08:52 | Reply

        • Yes, actually the month of your birthday came back to me as soon as I’d sent my reply to you.

          As to the eleventh month of the year:

          My parents got married in November (with my four year old self in attendance), I met FOS in November and we split in November (the very same date as it happens – seventeen years later). Not that I regret any of those three occasions – as earth shattering as they were each in their own way.

          However, in the last few years November has shown its nastier side. I literally feel, please feel free to poo poo this, like a sitting duck waiting to be run over like a rabbit startled in the headlight. That gives you an idea.


          Comment by bitchontheblog — October 29, 2016 @ 12:27 | Reply

  6. I usually have trouble with July. Good luck changing the tide.

    Comment by Shoshanah — October 29, 2016 @ 02:12 | Reply

    • Thank you. Are you the fairy who was a little absent minded at my cradle – now trying to make amends?


      Comment by bitchontheblog — October 29, 2016 @ 12:36 | Reply

      • Lol- no, but it was all my fault. Everything is.

        Comment by Shoshanah — October 29, 2016 @ 14:25 | Reply

  7. How about you reinvent the calendar so there is no November – you could rename it whatever you want, decide which other month you love,and then have 2 months with same label yearly! Make sure your plan includes all the occasions you love – even if it means that Angel gets 2 birthdays with all the trimmings or something like a double birthday for you, with say a “holiday” to your favourite destination or if you’ve a $-problem say it’s the month you go to all the (insert entertainment here) …

    Comment by cedar51 — October 30, 2016 @ 19:14 | Reply

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