Monthly Archives: July 2013

There Has Obviously Been Some Mistake…

I’ve almost reached the point where I no longer bother to read the “news” anymore.  Why? Because of all the detritus, flotsam, and various other forms of refuse. 

“Amanda Bynes Appears In Court Again” – This is news HOW? Millions of people appear in court for all sorts of reasons every single day, why is this person any different?  Because she’s a “celebrity”? Does that mean she’s so much better than the rest of the population that people hang on her every move? It’s Lindsay NoBrain all over again.

My apologies to all who enjoy the doings of the royals, but the birth of a child happens many times all over the world every minute. Why is this particular child so special? Because he’s a “royal”? Tell you what, when the “royals” are able to live without breathing, that will be cause for attention. Aside from that, they are people just like the rest of us.

Here are a few other topics I don’t care about:

  • What a “celeb” wears to some event. Don’t care!
  • What the Kardashian’s are doing, saying, screwing, doing. Don’t care!
  • Who is engaged, sleeping with, married to or divorcing. Don’t care!
  • The latest “get rich quick” or “weight loss quick” secret. DON’T CARE!
  • The fastest production car. DO NOT CARE! In rush hour, it won’t make a difference.
  • Who gets the most “likes.” Guess what? I CARE NOT!

Let me put it as simply as I know how…unless it vastly improves my life or the lives of my family…

Who CaresBut that’s just my two cents worth…not that anyone cares.


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Have I Been Gone or Just My Mind?

shushAs I have stated before, I am an Misophonic Introvert who battles with Chemical Depression.  Sound rather like I am falling apart at the seams, and some days it does feel that way, but for the most part, taking each day as it comes has been a great method of dealing with time.  Let’s face it, “The reason for time is so everything doesn’t happen at once.”  True statement that.

Being an Introvert is not a “curse” or a disease or form of insanity, in spite of the Extrovert Advertising.  Extroverts are energized through interaction with people. Introverts, not so much.  People tend to wear us out. We are ponderers, thinkers, contemplators, and we enjoy (and recharge when) having time to ourselves to process.  This does not mean we don’t like people. As a matter of fact, many of my best friends are people.  We do enjoy social events and gatherings, but we are not so thrilled with the “life of the party” types drawing attention to us.  We like to observe and have quiet interactions with a small group rather than compete in the “how loud and obnoxious can I be” contest.

Misophoniacs are also people too.  Misophonia literally means “hatred of sound.” Certain sounds grate on us to the point that we are ready to punch your lights out to make it stop.  And unless you have dealt with this agony, chances are you have no understanding about it.  I find that sounds I can control (television, my own pen clicking, my own drumming on the desk, etc.) are tolerable.  It’s the sounds I cannot control that enrage me.  I don’t understand it. I don’t like it. And NO there is no cure for it.  YES, I do wear earplugs most of the time.  YES, I do want to whack you with a bat for simplistic and sarcastic “remedies” (“if you want to quit coughing, stop breathing”).  YES, I will make every attempt to remove myself from the source of the noise.  NO, I am not a leper and NO it is not contagious (except, I’ve been told, through heredity).  YES, I am trying my best to cope with it.  YES, I ask for your understanding. 

On the Depression Front, great news so far:  It’s been 3 months since the deep purple funk last visited.  Can I get a WOO HOO?  I have weaned off my meds (not the heart meds, just the voices in my head meds), and haven’t felt this clear headed in a long time.  Yes, the weaning was supervised and a close check will be kept.  I am beginning to record and chart the progress or set back to see if there is a pattern. I’m kinda geeky that way.

 That’s the update for now. I’m off to take my Minion on more adventures.


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Maybe It’s Just Me…

I try to keep things in perspective. Truly, I do.  But sometimes you just have a bad day.  But keeping perspective reminds me of a few things:

1. A bad day makes the good days more appreciated.  

2. A bad day does not make a bad life (even though it might feel that way).  

3. I still have a pulse, so take a deep breath and keep moving.

 Here are a few examples of a bad day:

The vet had a bad day. The gator got lunch.

The vet had a bad day. The gator got lunch.

Dog is going to claim what the think is theirs.

Dog is going to claim what they think is theirs.

Let's face it, an overflow outlet had to be installed.

Let’s face it, an overflow outlet had to be installed.

"Dude, is that the Harry Potter sequel?"

“Dude, is that the Harry Potter sequel?”

Or maybe it’s just me being weird.

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Tah Dah

Tah Dah

Just so you know, apparently Malika enjoys making me think Thank You Malika, because she has nominated me for this Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Then there are these things called “rules” which, for the most part, I ignore and make up my own. Imagine playing Twister with me. 🙂

The Rules:

The rules of this award are:
Thank and link back to the blogger who has nominated you,
Post the award logo to your blog,
Nominate and link to 15 other very inspiring bloggers.
Notify them; and tell 7 things about yourself

MY Rules:

Thank the awarder and link back to their post.
Post the award logo on your blog.
Nominate some people you think are VIBA types.
Notify them and tell 7 random things about yourself.

Yes, I changed the Award Logo slightly.

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I have a lava lamp and I’m not afraid to use it.
  2. I still prefer my pen and paper writing journal. Yes, I’m old school that way.
  3. I know this will come as a shock, but I’m not the sharpest thorn on the bush.
  4. I have an eclectic taste in music, but pretty much stick to history (and historical fiction) reading material.
  5. While I don’t have a spandex outfit with a cape, I do have a theme song that runs through my head.
  6. I like to sit quietly wherever I am and learn all sorts of secrets about those around me.  Yeah, there are a lot of things I hear that might just surprise you.
  7. I prefer email or text to actually talking on the phone.

There you have it, seven random things about me.

Now, my nominees are (insert drumroll here):



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Who’da Thunk It?

This is just to distract you for a moment or perhaps forever.


ABC Award

Well now….It’s not everyday that a misophonic introvert like me gets nominated for such a prestigious award. And I must thank my buddy Ames for this nomination. Sneak over and poke about her kingdom of worditude, I must forewarn you, tread lightly upon the lawn of her castle or she’ll put you to work. She’s a teacher, and you know how they enjoy inflicting work on others. 😉 Really though, love you Ames. 

The rules of the Awesome Blog Content Award are:


Add the ABC logo to your new blog post.

Write a one-word or a phrase about yourself that begins with A, B, C, etc.

Nominate some blogs.

Leave a comment on those blogs to let them know!

Okay, lets see how well I can remember the alphabet:

A – Awesomenessosity (what can I say, I make up words. It’s part of my awesomeness.

B – Blank Stare (what I usually have before the coffee has kicked in.)

C – COFFEE! That nectar that kicks my brain into gear.

D – Deaf…..well, not really. More of a “selective hearing” thing guys seem to be most proficient.

E – Efficient (yeah, call it a pipedream, but I’m still claiming it)

F – Fortunate (why, because I am still breathing)

G – Gigantic Goof (self explanatory)

H – History (huge fan of history)

I – Introvert (no really, I am quite introverted. Almost painfully so.)

J – Just An Instigator (yeah, I like to quietly get things started and then sit back and watch the fun)

K – Klutzy (Hey, it’s MY alphabet game so I make up the words)

L – Lost (what has happened to my mind as time passes)

M – Misophonia (NOT a fun thing to endure)

N – Nuts ( take that as you will)

O – Oreos (wonderful treat with peanut butter)

P – Peanut Butter (that delightful food group that makes almost everything taste better. BTW, extra crunchy is the best!)

Q – Quietly Quirky (nuff said)

R – Indicative of a pirate. Go ahead say it outloud. See? You sound like a pirate.

S – Secret Agent (as a child, this is what I wanted to grow up to be. Shhhhh.)

T – Tattoo (yes I have one and no, you may not touch it)

U – Understanding (I try to be. Perspective has a lot to do with this attitude)

V – Ago Vacuus Desiderium “Live Without Regret” (My turn at this game so I emphasized Vacuus)

W – Words (I frequently use them. I also use grunts, gestures and bodily noises to get my point across)

X – Xylglyphy (I like these. No, look it up)

Y- Yearn to Learn (always learning. Some of it even helpful information)

Z – Zoo (one of my favorite places to visit. Yes the monkeys are adorable, but the birds like me it when I feed them)

For those who didn’t think I could do it, you may now breathe again. Now, if you don’t mind, I feel the need to remove my pants and drink coffee. No correlation, it’s just easier to appreciate the air conditioning AT HOME in shorts and I happen to like coffee. So there! 😛

And now for MY nominees:


Laura Beth


Michele Marie

Comfortably Numb


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I Am NOT A Complete Idiot…My wisdom teeth are missing

I may not be the brightest bulb in the skylamp, but there do seem to be moments that create some doubt at to my intellectual capabilities. While my physical gaffes tend to leave no doubt as to my prowess and magnificence of physique, the mind is an entirely different muscle…isn’t it?

I’ve regaled you previously with the fact that I have the distinction of having been hospitalized for several days after falling up a tree. (Yes, even when my feet aren’t touching the ground I am directionally challenged).  Not to mention the fact that many of my friends do not like it when I am the driver for fear we will end up on one of Jupiter’s moons.

I must wonder if the purpose of having a photo ID badge is so others can confirm your identity, or is it in case you forget? I had someone ask me my date of birth. I could not for the life of me remember it. Let’s face it, such a date does not get added to my calendar, nor do I send myself birthday cards. Although perhaps I should start. Ever have one of those brainfart moments when you recognize someone’s face but cannot remember their name? And it gets worse when they call you by name and walk over for a chat, while you are drawing a complete blank. (I hope my family will forgive my blank expression).

 Memory is something I wanted to understand more, but forgot to remember to look into it further. For some reason, I remember everything I am supposed to do each day until I actually sit down at my desk. It isn’t until around the fourth cup of coffee that the fog begins to fade, and I spend the rest of the day playing catch up. I’m finding myself spending more and more time, expending enormous effort simply to remember to wear pants when venturing out of doors to collect the mail, or walk the dog, or speak to the neighbors. Honestly, it is my belief that other people appreciate when all my cylinders are sparking and I remember pants.  

Then again, perhaps my absent-mindedness can be attributed to the fact that I am a genius who cannot be bothered with mundane thoughtage…or perhaps I really am an idiot. I was going somewhere with this, but lost my way during the mindless babbling. Oh well, perhaps next time.

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