Someone asked me to do a Friday Five two weeks ago and I am just now getting around to it.
1.) I contract services with a company that is really dedicated to both physical and mental health. Anyway.. a few of their staff have these desk chairs and I’ve even given consideration to the benefits (since a standing desk isn’t an option here) but even I can’t look at them without a chuckle.
2.) Decent week on the food front. In the spirit of honesty of 5n5, I’ve not really made a lot of progress, but I’ve not gained. I wasn’t really counting on this injury taking so long to heal. BUT.. it’s felt much, much better for the past few days.
3.) I’m kind of embarrassed about how into Big Brother I’ve been this year.
4.) A new(ish) friend said last night that they think I’m an introvert. I seriously laughed out loud.
5.) I’ve spent too long trying to think of a #5 and I’ve got nuthin’ so I’m leaving this open for you, the reader, to ask a question and maybe I’ll answer the best ones?
Tonight at CrossFit I got so sweaty that my shoes were wet when I got home.
@forgettheumbrella tagged me in this forever ago and I forgot about it in my drafts so here. I’m not going to tag anyone or write any new questions so whatever.. do what you want. You’re (hopefully) adults.
Describe your typical morning routine.
Hit snooze. A lot. Today it was about 10 times.
MondaysTuesdays, amirite? Shower and all that. Hit up Dunkin’ for coffee on the way to work. They know me there. And I them. It’s even to the point that I know who will be working based on the cars in the parking lot. A couple weeks ago I forgot my wallet at home and didn’t realize it until I’d already ordered in the drive-thru. I told the lady I needed to cancel my order and she said, “Eh, I know you’re good for it” and let me have the coffee for FREE.
If you could instantly be excellent at something without doing ANY work, what would you choose? [writing? painting? surfing? rockclimbing? etc]
Navigating social situations. I kind of hate being so introverted and painfully awkward.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Lying. I really, really hate when someone just tells blatant lies.
What is one of your favorite memories from your childhood?
I wish I had vivid memories of childhood but it’s just kind of blurry. In general, just spending a lot of time in our backyard above ground swimming pool with my family making up names for the “dives” we did in to 4’ of water. Why limit oneself to a cannonball?
If you could travel anywhere in the world RIGHT NOW, where would you go?
Nowhere specific. Just somewhere with nice beaches. And maybe mountains too.
Favorite drinking game? And if you’re not into drinking games, favorite alcoholic beverage? And if you’re not into drinking alcohol, favorite type of dog?
Dogs aren’t my thing. I’m not an animal person. That probably disqualifies me for Tumblr but tbh I didn’t read the terms of service. And I pretty much quit drinking a little while ago when I realized I’m getting old and I hate the way I feel the next (few) day(s). But when I was into the drinking game thing, I liked Captain Dickhead. Or F*** the Dealer. Or, even better, just playing Cards Against Humanity while drinking.
What is your favorite thing about the city/town that you live in?
It’s quaint? I dunno. A lot of people hate it but it’s grown on me in the last year or so. I think I’m just made to live here. For now anyway.
How do you relax after a long and stressful day?
What is your favorite movie of all time?
It’s so bro-y, but Super Troopers makes me laugh just as hard today as it did the first time I saw it. Also The Sandlot. And The Goonies. I am a big child is what I am trying to say.
If you know someone has anxiety and you do not have anxiety, it’s best if you just believe them. Asking them every single time “Why do you have a problem with that?” is basically commanding them to feel worse.
- My friend LH (reposted and not reblogged because of reasons)
But mm-hmmm…. see below for one of my many anxieties.
Having a bad day? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? It’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
This was the kind of post I was talking about this morning. Sometimes advice like this isn’t enough, which is obvious in the wake of Robin Wiliams’ tragically public death. If you read this and you can’t bring yourself to believe it, you can chat with the National Suicide Hotline here. You are not a failure if you can’t sense your own purpose or make yourself feel better. You have options other than “choosing” happiness.(via krissyboar)
Reblogging for Lindsey’s comments.
Observation of a biological response does not always reassure me that my life has meaning or that my story matters.
Help is available.
If you’re outside the U.S., you can find your country’s hotline here:
How I’m feeling today:
Except with less muscle definition and more clothing than He-Man.
It’s probably a combination of dietary changes and working out [hellooo, sore (but not “injured” sore) muscles] and Netflix-binging “The Killing” until after midnight. But whatever the cause, it’s leading me to head out for some afternoon coffee which is probably a poor life choice.