There are times you should never put ink to paper. Blogging under the influence would be one of those times. You get drunk, you write stuff, you publish it, and you read it when sober and regret it. What about blogging under the influence of emotions? To be fair, some of my best writing has come about when I write from my passions, when I'm fired up, when I'm reacting emotionally. But there are times when I know that I shouldn't write from the heart. There are times when I'm having a bad day- like yesterday- and the day doesn't get significantly better and the day wears on and I get more and more sensitive to other people's personalities and if I sit down to write when I'm on the high aggravation side of those times... Well, it would just be ugly. I'm working hard to sit on my fingers and not go down that path. I'm staying off some of my favorite websites because I can feel that I'm itching to pick a fight. I've had to literally force myself to grin and literally bite my tongue to avoid spouting off to someone who wouldn't take kindly to my sarcasm. I'm fortunate to have people in my life who understand the times I end up in this kind of mood. I'm hopeful as I wait for the end of the day... hopeful that my kids had good days at school so we can have a relaxing and fun evening at home. I have Christy to vent to, joke with, talk to. I have my husband who will hug me and help out as best he can to ease my emotions. But I have to work to get myself in a better emotional place. I have to make sure I don't let my bad day ruin the day for others. No blogging under the influence. You guys deserve better than that! P.S. How the heck is it already February?