This is an echidna. It’s an egg-laying mammal (called a monotreme). It looks like it’s also feeling ergh. Taken by fir0002 | Canon 20D + Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L (Own work) [GFDL 1.2 (, via Wikimedia Commons

In all fairness, you may say “ergh” is not a word, though it does, I might point out, start with “e.”

Valid point.

And yet don’t we all feel a little ergh now and then? Or mostly now? Anyone else? No? Just me?

The ergh, as I see it, is that mounting, aimless frustration at many things in many directions. I believe one of the scientific names for it is a Case of the Grumps, but I don’t want to get too technical.

I’m definitely ergh today, and I couldn’t even tell you why. It’s bright and sunny, though still cold, we’re in the midst of my favorite blogging challenge of the year (though one could say it’s pretty much my only blogging challenge of the year. I should fix that. Ergh). I had a great breakfast and my coffee is settling in.

And yet ergh.

I even did yoga this morning, and yet my chakras remain stubbornly misaligned. Well, probably not that, but you get the idea.

Maybe I can channel all of this toward a character and make her life miserable.


Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

18 thoughts on “Ergh

  1. How horrible; misaligned chakras. And this is my only blogging challenge of the year as well. It takes so much out of me, what with coming up with pithy thoughts and failing miserably!! Ergh!!!

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