Mr. Crankypants

To say that I’ve been busy the last few weeks is a massive understatement. There are certain things that I do daily and weekly that help me cope and process the outside world that I have not been able to do for various reasons. Work has been crazyballs. Home has been crazyballs. It’s hard to sequester yourself when there is so much to do every day. I get those looks that say without words “You’re really going downstairs?” that convey a disgust in the fact that I have things I need to do so that I can handle being around people on a daily basis. When I don’t get that time, I then am just irritable towards everyone and then get the recursive “Why are you acting like this?” looks. It gets to the point where no matter what I do it’s perceived as being selfish.

Well, yeah, it’s selfish of me to take the time I need to process, reset and recharge my ability to be around people when my preference is to be alone. My wife gets it, I think, so does my daughter as she’s showing a similar drive to want to be alone as well. I will always choose to be alone rather than be around people, especially if I don’t know most of the people around me. My energy is drained like an iPhone running Snapchat where my wife in the same situation is recharged quickly.

What doesn’t help is that my wife has no idea what I do despite explaining to her multiple times what I do. Due to the fact that I can’t be alone in a work environment, my Monday to Friday is a struggle week in and week out. The act of just driving home is often a minor respite for me so that I don’t walk in the front door with the stress from the day, but when it’s really busy like now, it’s near impossible. Knowing that I can’t be alone every night, I will be in the common area watching television most nights. Even that has started to become less effective because the house can’t stop making noise or doing things on the main floor because I’m watching television. What should be relaxing and brain clearing instead turns into one distraction after another to the point where everything becomes something I get angry over.

The only thing that has marginally worked is getting up early in the morning and going for a walk. Regardless of the day, I have been getting up early. One major negative to this is that if I don’t head to bed early the night before, I feel worse the next quicker if I’m getting up so early. My balance is completely messed up right now and I’m not sure how much longer I can go with it being like this. I know where this will end up if I’m unsuccessful finding a solution to this problem of being so busy. I’m out of ideas and open to suggestions.

Weekend “Would You Rather?” 32

After playing an interesting round of “Would You Rather?” with the family, I thought it would be fun to get into the game of a weekly blog post.  Feel free to join in on your own blog and be sure to give an answer to the question of the week.

**I will keep these questions rated G**


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Would you rather lose your sense of taste and smell

OR

Or lose your ability to distinguish colors?


Be sure to leave your answer (and justification) in the comments!

I’ll kick colors out the back door because eating food that you can’t smell or taste just sucks.  One of the reasons that I tend to lose 10 lbs. every time I’m sick because my appetite take a vacation when I can’t smell or taste.  There are glasses you can wear to simulate colors when you’re blind to them; can’t fix a busted nose or taste buds.

Weekend “Would You Rather?” 31

After playing an interesting round of “Would You Rather?” with the family, I thought it would be fun to get into the game of a weekly blog post.  Feel free to join in on your own blog and be sure to give an answer to the question of the week.

**I will keep these questions rated G**


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Would you rather receive a life time supply of meals from your favorite restaurant

OR

Or a lifetime supply of gasoline?


Be sure to leave your answer (and justification) in the comments!

Lifetime supply of gasoline mainly because I love to drive and have had to curb my miles in the last few years as it gets expensive to fill the tank 3-4 times per week instead of just once under what I call “necessary” driving.  I have a few favorite restaurants and they’ve changed over the years, I could never narrow it down to just one.

Three Things Thursday – 06/15/2017

#Bathwater

Hosted by There She Goes
Originally inspired by Nerd in the Brain

BRING THE HAPPY!

Daughter At Band Night

BandNight

My daughter plays the drums.  I pointed her out in the picture because it’s hard to see her otherwise.  She had fun and I think she might actually stick with it this time.  Only time will tell.

Dr. Who Proudly On Display

DrWho

With a new season of Dr. Who, I felt it necessary to display some of my collection out in the open.  These are two of my favorites, because what geek doesn’t want to travel is a real TARDIS and go back in time righting the wrongs done to them during school age years.  The left one is a cookie jar with a working blue light on the top and the right is a tea mug with lid.

New Mousepad

Mousepad

Before you get on my case about purchasing a mouse pad let alone using one, it was necessary.  The mouse I have is a laser optical and it requires some sort of texture or visual difference on the surface its gliding over.  Well, my desk is white, smooth, and stark of anything worthy of a laser to actually use for movement.  Rather than spend $100 on a wireless keyboard/mouse combo, I opted for a $10 mouse pad.  It works well and has improved movement accuracy quite a bit.

TTT Weekly Music Recommendation

rockondaughter

Make Some Noise

by Beastie Boys

Weekend “Would You Rather?” 30

After playing an interesting round of “Would You Rather?” with the family, I thought it would be fun to get into the game of a weekly blog post.  Feel free to join in on your own blog and be sure to give an answer to the question of the week.

**I will keep these questions rated G**


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Would you rather have someone bring you breakfast in bed tomorrow morning

OR

Be able to sleep in as late as you want?


Be sure to leave your answer (and justification) in the comments!

For me, it’s being able to sleep in late.  The dog will almost certainly get me up by 7am if I’m not already up from waking up at 4:30am for the last 20 years.  No matter what time I go to bed, I’m up at the same time each morning.  Besides, I don’t normally eat breakfast most mornings anyway.