Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday Hodgepodge time, head on over to Joyce's blog to read more.
1. When it comes to good manners, what two top your list of most important?
Being on time, I hate it when I have to wait for people, I have a tendency to about 5-10 minutes early. Not checking your electronic devices when you're out with people. It's becoming normal lately to have cell phones out all the time, even when you're having supper with people. It's kinda annoying when you're trying to spend time with someone, and they keep checking their cell phone.
2. Let's open a proverbial can of worms...Common Core. Are you familiar with the term (talking education reform in the USA)? If so, care to share your thoughts? In your opinion, what is one of the biggest issues schools (in your home country) face today?
I am not familiar with that term, but I think writing is pretty important. With people being on computers so much, it seems people have a hard time writing legibly or even just writing at all. I spend a lot of time on the computer, but I still have to write things down in my job, it helps if other people can actually read them.
3. Name a celebrity whose fashion sense you admire and share why.
I don't pay attention to celebrities fashions.
4. How are you affected by the changing seasons?
The cold weather throws me off. My body hasn't gotten used to the colder temperatures yet, or it warms back up and really screws things up. I love the warmer weather but when we're at the in between time (now), I find it very hard to plan for the weather. Today, the high is in the 40's but we're supposed to get a rain/snow mix for most of the day.
5. Scariest book you've ever read?
I don't read a lot of fiction. There was a story in one book that I find scary/sad. It was about this guy who is at a park and starts freaking out about not seeing his kid. The cops come, search the park, and watch security cameras to find out that the guy came alone, so they go to his house. There they find nothing to show a kid had been there for about 3 days, and they find brain matter and blood in the drains. Turns out the guy's upstairs, comes down to find the neighbor's dog eating the kid. He chases the dog out, sees how messed up the kid is and decides to end his pain by chopping his head off, only he can't do it all the way, so he lets the dog back in to finish the job. Sounds like a horror story, right, CSI even based an episode off of it, it's a true story. True life is so much scarier/messed up than fiction.
6. What time of day are you most hungry? What's your go-to snack?
Usually mid afternoon. I'm generally at work, so I have string cheese. I try not to have snack food at home, it's generally junk food and I will sit there and eat the whole bag.
7. Do you lean more towards being too needy or too independent? Which do you find harder to deal with in others?
I try/and think I'm really independent, but with this whole move thing coming up, I've had to look for apartments, and I have found if I was actually paying rent here, I'd have to make so much more money. I pay for everything except rent, so I guess I'm kinda independent.
I don't like needy people, I notice it most when they're sick, lots of people complain and want pity. I don't get babied when I'm sick, so it really annoys me when people whine about being sick. I just deal with things when I don't get my way. I also adapt well, we had to figure out our strengths at work with a survey/questionnaire, one of mine was adaptation, and I find this to be very true. I may not like change, but I adapt to things very well.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
On that whole money/apartment thing. I've started looking at listings this week. I've been finding things I like, but I don't make near enough money for them. And by looking at other listings, I think what I can afford at this moment isn't going to give me what I want. Isn't that how life always is?
I started looking at places out of my comfort zone, in other parts of the city and I found something I really like with laundry facilities (one of my needs, I've decided), and It's a little out of my price range. I have been applying for some more jobs this week, something else I don't really want to do, but it's something I need to do. I'm trying to push my comfort zone, maybe I'll find something really great, and then be really happy.
I really do hate change, I got so comfortable here. I have so much stuff also. Way too much stuff, I realize this, but how do you really decide what to get rid of?
So much is going on in my mind lately, I wish I could get away from all of it.


Joyce said...

Oh my goodness, that's an awful story! It does sound like something off of CSI. Good luck with the apartment hunt~

Theresa said...

It's hard to decide what to get rid of but I have a saying "when in doubt, throw it out". I find we almost always have too much stuff. I hope you find the perfect apartment.

retired not tired said...

I watch those tv shows that have people finding houses as well as apartments and everyone has grandiose ideas. It is hard to find everything within the price range.