(Also, I blame all formatting issues on Kinja. This isn't a post about cat videos haha)

I've been feeling really, really irritable lately. And while I'm usually good at keeping it under wraps, I feel like a porcupine with quills at the ready. Like a skunk that's ready to spray it's nasty stink all over everyone and everything I'm the vicinity.

It's this constant irrational feeling of 'cross me and I will unleash the worst of my temper'. The least little thing sets me on edge right now - work emails, the sound of a colleague's voice (which I don't like at the best of times and, this week, it was all I could do to stop from telling her that she sounds like the human equivalent of nails on a chalkboard.), the guy on the bus who was flaunting his new Apple 6... I don't like feeling this way, because I am usually non-confrontational to the max but I'm itching for a verbal fight. Pity the poor fool who crosses my path - street harassers beware. I am in A Mood.

And it would be all well and good, really, but I'm also directing my irritation to the way my roommate purses her lips when she's trying to think of a word, or the way she chews, or the way she handles a knife and fork - my teeth are gritting and my eyes threatening to roll as I type this. (It's not normally like this! She's my friend and I really like her...)

I'm clearly unsuitable for human interaction right now. So I'm going to hermit. I have wine chilling in the fridge and a meal I've been planning to cook for a week and Captain America: TWS on DVD, and an internet full of cute animal videos.

What do you all do when you're unsuitable for human interaction? How do you soothe the irrational irritability? I could use some help...