Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Questions, but Still Waiting on Some Answers


Hey, everyone; welcome to another Friday.  Today’s big news is, sadly, no news at all.  After waiting for weeks to have a test to figure out what the heck was going on with me and my constant pain, the test turned out to be inconclusive.  So, I’ve got an appointment next week with another doctor—very inconveniently squeezed in between two classes—to see if we can rule out some other things.  Oh, well, what are you gonna do?  We’ll get to the bottom of it eventually.

But, enough of that, let’s get to Five Question Friday.

five question friday







1. What was the most productive thing you have done this week?

Well, that’s easy; homework is about the only productive thing I do these days.  Well, I did do some dishes, and some laundry, too, and I even cooked dinner on our “snow day”, but keeping up with the school work is always top priority.

2. Enjoying the winter or ready for spring?

Ready for spring, absolutely.  Of course, around here, spring means tornadoes, but even so, I don’t like the cold.

3. Are you an introvert or extrovert? Is your spouse the same as you?

I’m an introvert all the way, and Brian is an extrovert.  The whole opposites attract thing, I guess.  But, the strange part about that is Brian seems to get most of his needed human interaction while at work and at home with me.  He never feels a real need to socialize with anyone, even though he’s a pretty gregarious guy, and enjoys laughing and having a good time with a group.  For myself, I treasure time with close friends and family, even though I may sometimes sit on the edges of the interaction.  I do need to have that interaction, even though it is very much of a drain for me.  The flip side of that, though, is the solitary time that I have to have in order to recharge.  Brian doesn’t need that at all.  He’s energized by groups, even though he would never seek them out.  I might’ve mentioned it before, but I think that’s a large part of why I’m often up so late at night:  it’s the time I can most likely be all by myself, alone with my thoughts.  It’s absolutely necessary for my sanity.

4. Would you rather go without music or television for 1 year?

Um, in all seriousness, there is no way—no way—I could make that choice.  I literally cannot imagine living without either one of them for any length of time.  Several years ago, I travelled to Manila for a month with my job, and I watched far less TV then than I have at any time in my whole life, I think.  But, even on the other side of the world, when the things on television were not what I was accustomed to, I’d flip the TV on at least once a day to see something, even if it was just the weather report.  And I watched some programs on my laptop. (Though the really important ones had to be recorded for me to watch when I got home.)  And, since the radio over there was about as “weird” as the TV, I spent a lot of time with my iPod.  So, the answer is, even eight thousand miles away, with the entertainment options limited, I couldn’t even go 30 days without music or television. There’s no way I could make it a year.

5. Have you ever been truly scared of someone?

You mean someone I knew?  Or just some random stranger giving me the creeps?  Either way, I suppose the answer is yes.  It’s probably too much time spent watching shows like Criminal Minds, but sometimes strangers do make the hair on my neck stand up.  Really, I consider myself a pretty decent judge of character, and when I get those feelings, I trust them.  I mean, I don’t run screaming, or call the cops or anything, but I pay attention, and I make sure I don’t end up in any dangerous situations.

In terms of people I knew, I spent a lot of time working in call centers, and there are lots of different kinds of people in that environment, including a lot of really angry people.  And, outside of some sort of hospital, there’s probably not a higher rate of mood-altering drug usage anywhere.  You have to know who you’re dealing with.  There was one guy I had to fire one time who really worried me.  It’s the only time I ever alerted security to be on standby before I took him into a side room.  It went okay, though they did actually have to escort him out, which was very unusual.  And they had to make him leave the property later on, but then I didn’t see him again, so I guess his common sense finally prevailed over his anger.  And, there was one other guy who always seemed a little off.  A lot of people were scared of him, though I never was, because we got along fine, and he liked me, even when I had to correct some behavior or issue disciplinary action.  I was confident that I was personally safe, even though I was equally confident he wasn’t quite right.  I can’t say that I didn’t keep an eye on him, though, because he didn’t like everybody.  He ended up killing his brother.  Like I said, I trust my feelings.


That’s a wrap for this week; feel free to share your answers in comments, or post up your own blog response.  You can link up over at My Little Life.

Have a great weekend!