Music for the Bipolar

I’m a little nuts sometimes, I’ll admit. My mood swings are frequent, unpredictable and can be quite intense.

The cops took me down to the station once for punching a dude in the face because he cut me in line at Starbucks.  Okay, that’s a lie. But I did run a lady off the road for driving insanely too slow and making me late to work. She was hurt real bad too. Spinal injury, broken bones and yyyyyeah… that’s not true either. My point is I’ve thought about doing some pretty crazy and violent things when really, there’s not much of a reason to get angry in the first place. (Also, I’m a really horrible liar.)

Basically, I’m original Hulk minus green face, plus cuteness.


Here is a handful of Hulk-mood-swing-inducing scenarios I’ve encountered today:

  1. When I’m deprived of a meal I was looking forward to due to a change of plans (Thai and Japanese in particular)
  2. When my favorite pen is stolen from my desk
  3. When I go back to the store to buy That Dress that’s finally on sale, but seeing that all the other B’s who wear Mediums snatched them up already.
  4. When I am told I have a chin like Drew Barrymore (yes, she’s cute, but you’d lead a bitter life too if you were known by your chin.)

I tend to get The Swings pretty bad and the one thing I’ve found that helps me cope is angry white boy music. It’s like a sweet, sweet lullaby to my angry, violent ears. I’ll turn on a little Korn and I’m like, “RAGE RAGE RAGE!” for 4 minutes then I’m all, “Okay cool, over it. Sorry I almost punched you, slow old lady driver.”, eat my feelings with some mint chip and go on with my day.

How do you deal with your anger issues? (Just tell me you have anger issues, even if you don’t.)