Post-Holiday Doldrumoids


Post-holiday Doldrumoid (as seen through a microscope.)

We’ve always known of their existence, 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, in the doodle.

No matter. It’s official. We have a Doldrumoid pandemic on our hands. They are here and we have got to deal with them. It’s suggested that you move this matter to the top of  your list of resolutions.

Some effective methods for coping with these ubiquitous yet unwelcome creatures are as follows:

1. Ignore them. Doldrumoids have been known to eventually lose interest in their host 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… pronto, there are some drastic measures 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 make that deadline for your employer/client as opposed to staring blankly at the computer monitor (close mouth, wipe drool off chin, mind don’t get any on the keyboard.)

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 an important public service announcement for all of our Doodle Diner friends. Thank you.


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9 Responses to “Post-Holiday Doldrumoids”

  1. Linda Hensley Says:

    Love it! 🙂 Happy new year!

  2. Patti Says:

    This is adorable! Love it!

  3. erin Says:

    You always shoo my Doldrumoids away.

  4. Ivy Says:

    This is great! Love it

  5. Doodle Isle Says:

    Aweeeeeeeee what an adorable little creature!!! I am simply in love with it. Great style 😀

  6. khwhitaker Says:

    fabulous, love the texture

  7. sjctenney Says:

    You are Hilarious!!!!

  8. princesstomato Says:

    Awwww, poor little doldrumoid! But you are right! The remedy for his sour mood must be to get busy! 🙂

  9. Tanja Bauerle Says:

    The duldumoid has hung on longer this year than I wanted him to, but I finally swept him out. Back I am. 🙂 T. Love you art work. 🙂

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