Which animal would you be?

Gray wolf. Français : Loup. Nederlands: Wolf T...

Gray wolf. Français : Loup. Nederlands: Wolf Türkçe: Kurt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wolf. Definitely.

Well, that was the easy part. “Why” is a lot more difficult. I’ve always been fascinated by wolves (also by werewolves, but that’s another story). I like the way they move, and the sounds they make. There’s a fierce wildness about them that I’d love to have in my own life. Also, they’be been an endangered species for most of my life, at least here in the USA. Let’s face it, I’m a sucker for an underdog. So, no question about it, easy answer:


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Overcoming helplessness

Driving Cars in a Traffic Jam

Driving Cars in a Traffic Jam (Photo credit: epSos.de)

Here’s the way it is: I almost always feel helpless when I’m in a care and someone else is driving. I used to think it was just some people’s driving that scared me. Now I see that it’s much worse than that: if anyone is driving other than me, it scares the crap out of me. I have no idea why. I don’t think I’m that much better a driver than anyone else (OK, maybe I do). Maybe it’s just a feeling of a lack of control. I have gotten to where it’s not usually a problem for me. If it get’s to be a real problem, I just close my eyes and hope for the best.

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Where did inspiration hit?

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point (Photo credit: James Marvin Phelps)

As odd as it sounds, I usually get my best ideas in one of two places: either late at night in bed when I’m trying to go to sleep, or in the shower when I’m trying to wake up. Maybe it’s because I’m in a halfway state between sleep and wakefulness. Does that allow the less rational side of my mind to have more control? Maybe. Who knows for sure?

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December: The Best Month of the Year

christmas 2007

My favorite month of the year is December. I like colder months more than the hot ones. I say “You can always put more clothes on, but there’s only so much you can take off.” December’s still early in the winter, so it’s not so cold or dark as January seems to be. I’m not yet wishing for spring. I wish I lived in an area that got more snow, though. We get mostly rain and ice in the winter here.

December also has the big holiday season. I enjoy the lights, and even the church services. I don’t like the shopping crowds, so I always try to get my shopping done early. Of course, it usually ends up being late when I finally get it done. The other thing I don’t like is the annual rhetoric about an alleged “war on christmas.” Maybe I’m just too open-minded, but I figure you should just let everyone celebrate their holidays in their own way.

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Taking a Class: Not What I've Got Planned

finland archipelago_002

I’ll be starting a Master of Library Science degree soon, so this is an appropriate question. Unfortunately, while library work is something I enjoy, library science coursework is not. If I could take a class on anything? Probably Finnish. I’ve always been fascinated by languages and other cultures. Right now, I really want to learn Finnish. I’d love to visit Finland. It seems beautiful and peaceful. And winter is my second favorite season (autumn is my first), so I think I’d enjoy it.

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Reality TV

Tiny Television

Honestly, I watch very little television. I just don’t have a lot of time for it right now. When I do watch, I seldom watch “reality” TV. I just don’t find it that realistic or enjoyable. One show I have enjoyed in the past, although I don’t watch it now, is “Cops.” I don’t know. Maybe it just makes me feel better knowing there are people out there more stupid than I am.

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