September 5, 2002
Saved by the Friday Five!
Here I was sitting around trying to decide what to write about, when the Friday Five notify e-mail arrived.
I've been relying on these things altogether too much lately but I still seem to have problems actually sitting down and writing about anything.
After three years it feels like I'm repeating myself.
Someone once told me that I'm writing a diary, not a newspaper column, and at the time I took slight offense to that, but he was right. It IS a diary, I AM allowed to repeat myself, nobody HAS to read it.
So I guess this means you can all look forward to more whining about the inertia in my life.
But not just yet...
1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why?
There are so many...
I guess the biggest ones have to do with issues of trust.
I hate it when my instincts and radar tell me things that I don't want to believe but which usually turn out to be true.
I hate it even worse when something slips under my radar and bites me in the ass when I least expect it.
It also drives me crazy when Mark picks his nose in front of me.
2. What irritating habits do you have?
Perish the thought.
I guess my family would be in a better position to answer that.. I annoy THEM, after all, not myself.
3. Have you tried to change the irritating habits or just let them be?
Why mess with perfection?
4. What grosses you out more than anything else? Why?
Violence in TV and film. Don't we have enough of it in real life?
5. What one thing can you never see yourself doing that other people do?
Wearing too much makeup.
No, really, behaving in a way that I am aware will cause someone pain. Doing nothing to prevent or lessen that pain.
As for those other topics I didn't write about tonight.. one of them is the dreaded MENOPAUSE.
I'm fifty, so it's bound to come soon and I'm sure I've been in the early stages for some time now.
As it happens, I host the HOT FLASHES 'burb and since its inception over a year ago I've wanted to do something with it along the lines of a collab.
Inertia has gotten in the way so far but one of these days I'll shake it off, email the burb list and propose some ideas.
Meanwhile if anyone wants to join, email me please.
Another thing I'll probably write about is the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11. Maybe.
As if there isn't enough written about it already...
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