I’M POSTING AGAIN. And I’m planning to ask you some questions. If you’re up for it…continue. If not, well…
What are your stress relievers?
I can’t remember the last time I didn’t feel a wee bit stressed out about one thing or the other. It would appear, based on my life experiments, that the following work the best for me [not in particular order]
a] Zumba b] ranting endlessly to the man until I feel ‘done’ with the topic c] making up stuff in the kitchen
d] mindless television e] praying out loud f] reading a novel of my own choosing.
Are you brand-agnostic or brand-attached?
It’s like this – I stock up on Coke Zero when it’s on sale and I refuse to pay more than $3 for a 12-pack.
If it’s not on sale, I don’t buy anything. There are no substitutes for Coke Zero.
On the other hand… I’ll buy instant oatmeal at whichever store wants me to buy it, in the most generic format possible. At the moment, it’s Kroger, because 10 packets for 1.50 is something I can handle.
Apparently my new glasses are Polo Ralph Lauren. I knew this when I bought them, then promptly forgot. 4 of my students reminded me this week. Apparently that horse symbol thing is well known…except by me.
What are you thoughts on pets?
Hear me out. My favorite podcast, Catholic In A Small Town, has been discussing this somewhat. It goes across several episodes, but recently they were discussing what the Catechism has to say regarding our care and love for our pets- namely, that we need to love animals in a different way than we do humans, in relation to their innate dignity as creations.
2418 It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly. It is likewise unworthy to spend money on them that should as a priority go to the relief of human misery. One can love animals; one should not direct to them the affection due only to persons.
A caller to the show mentioned how one might be offended at treatment of, say, a cat – because that’s an animal we tend to see as a family pet. And yet the same person might not be offended if a wild turkey was treated in the same way. Eh? So I’m just throwing it out there as a discussion topic.
For what it’s worth, my allergies to dogs, cats, and pretty much anything with fur mean my idea of a “nice pet” is a turtle. Attn: fiance. ;)
What’s the deal with weddings and wedding planning being this Big Dramatic Thing?
Seriously. Ours isn’t. And it won’t be, if I’m in charge. [Note: I'm in charge. Except when I delegate. Which is...often.]
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Because let’s face it – we love getting together, we love watching football, and a number of us love indulging.
I’m going to have to go with fresh cranberries, jellied cranberries, and cranberry relish here. Love cranberry.
Do you think TLC is going to invent a “Leaving the Catholic Church” show? [partially sarcastic]
Just curious. They already have “Breaking Amish” and apparently now there’s something about “Fleeing FLDS”. Y’all know we’re next, what with our extreme “human persons have dignity” viewpoints and such.
How do you determine if your day has been a success, or a ‘good day’?
Honestly curious. I helped a lot of students today. I sent a positive note home to a mom, explaining that her child had an awesome day and participated in our discussion today, after some behavior issues last week. I helped a couple coworkers with various things. I felt like I accomplished things.
But at the end of the day… does that matter? After all, I woke up this morning and was given the gift of another day. So I’m starting to think, regardless of all the stuff that goes down in between waking and sleeping… it’s a good day, because it’s a day I was given. It’s just icing on the cake that I actually feel accomplished.
On that note… go have a good day! And for more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!