Friday, August 24, 2012

Fifty on Friday #5

What was with me last week? I guess I'm right, when I regularly say "brain no work good". Sure, it's usually because I've gotten tongue-tied, but an inability to remember that I'd scheduled a Fifty on Friday post seems to fit the bill just as well. That's what happens in the middle of an 8-day work week, with one of the shifts being a twelve-hour, right?

Anyway, less complaining and more question-answering, am I right? That's what you clicked forward for, so here you go!

#12: If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
"Run." Actually, I could probably think of something better than that, if I took the time. But, really, "run" is pretty good. Running keeps you in shape (or helps you get there, if you're me) and helps you get out of danger. I'd say that the best piece of advice that I can think of to offer would be something that everyone else accepts as a given. Something like "be yourself", or another crappy answer. How about you ask me this one again when I have a kid?

#29: Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
It's funny that, after knowing of these questions since I decided in 2009 to eventually answer them, that I'm doing it now. Five years ago, I had just started working graveyard shift at the hotel, and it had only been two months since I'd been dumped. Not just a little dumped, but a lot dumped, by someone that I really thought things could work with. And somewhere in the neighborhood of "two months since", I found out she'd started dating her next boyfriend the same day that she dumped me.

None of that matters even a little bit, anymore. She and I are casual acquaintances (maybe "Facebook friends" would be a better term), and I've realized since then that the relationship was extremely unhealthy for me. Now, I'm in a healthy and happy relationship, and can see long-term potential in it. I haven't thought about That Ex in some time, save for thinking back five years for the purposes of this question.

Know what else I remember? August 20th, 2007 was a night off, I'm pretty sure. Three days training on hotel graveyard, one night off, then three nights on. I'm about 80% sure on that one.

#37: If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
Not right away. The first thing I'd do is finish paying off the last of my debt, which would take just a small amount of that million dollars. Then I'd buy the house that I'm in and get some small-but-necessary improvements taken care of, and pay the utilities for the next year. From that point, I'd invest whatever was left, and work for at least that year to have a bit more money saved up. Maybe then, I'd quit.

I'd still write, though. I'd do the work that I wanted, to keep myself busy and content. But working at Murphy's for more than a year or so? Nooooot happening.

#4: When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
I certainly hope not. If it was "all said and done" today, though, unfortunately I would.

#47: When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
Earlier today, after I went jogging. When I'm sick, I hear the rattling in my inward breathing that precedes a coughing fit. I tend to breathe a bit heavy, which my grandma says I always have. I can't remember what she said was the cause of it.


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