post-holiday doldrumoids

January 4, 2008


We all know they exist, but for the first time ever, caught in mid-listless, despondency, is what experts commonly refer to as the Post-holiday Doldrumoid…in the flesh……or rather, the sketch.

No matter. They are here and we have got to deal with them.

Some effective methods of coping with these ubiquitous yet unwelcome creatures are:

1. Ignore them. Doldrumoids have been known to eventually lose interest and reluctantly disappear after a week or two.

2. Keep that crunchy Christmas tree up for another month, along with the exterior icicle lights and the inflatable snow globe on your lawn. Do this while ignoring the fact that the holidays are over. This method seems to keep the Doldrumoids at bay, but leaves the door wide open for Lackus Deselfrespectus spors to take hold.

There are no easy answers, but…

3. For those of us who need to get back to business as usual…pronto, there is one drastic measure that can be implemented. Take tree and exterior lights down, box up Christmas decorations, shove said boxes up in garage rafters, eat salad, go to the gym and then actually produce those logo designs for you employer/client as opposed to staring blankly at the monitor (close mouth, wipe drool of chin.)

In the event none of the above methods prove effective, one can always hold on until February 14 when a virulent strain of Guiltus Cupidus overcomes the weakened Doldrumoids, offering minimal relief to some sufferers.

This has been a public service announcement. Thank you.

10 Responses to “post-holiday doldrumoids”

  1. Tutuk Says:

    Your picture about Doldrumoids looks artistic

  2. Alexis Says:

    HEEEEEE. So true. I’m going to but some Guiltus Cupidus bane behind my ears in preparation.

    So creative, so cute!

  3. Nancy Lefko Says:

    fabulous post….right on !! and your Doldrumoid is a cutie !!

  4. Hey I’ve got some of those Doldrumoids hanging around my house too!
    Your work is terrific!

  5. mame Says:

    This guy is really cute. Glad you got it out. And your writing is getting pretty awesome…..

  6. The Doldrumoid looks like he’s got a little extra puffiness around the middle after all those cookies too… I know how he feels. I wish I had that horn to fight my way through the post-Christmas shoppers on my way to work, however.

    Great creation, and very responsible public service. We, the sufferers, thank you.

  7. studio lolo Says:

    OMG that is EXACTLY what a doldrumoid looks like!!!!
    (We used to leave our trees up until MLK day…no kidding. Talk about Lackus Deselfrespectus.)

  8. sketched out Says:

    Thanks guys, for visiting myself and the Doldrumoids.

    Bambi, I feel your pain on the post-Christmas shoppers. I do find, at times, elbows come in handy as an alternative to horns, (did I write that out loud?)

    Laurel, don’t feel bad about keeping the tree up until MLK Day. One year my sister (love her to death) still had her tree up, and decorated on my birthday….in April! We all do what we can, eh?

  9. leafprobably Says:

    I like the picture… monsters are the best!

  10. artseafartsea Says:

    This guy looks strangely familiar!

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