Friday Fragments
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Saturday 9: Don't Talk To Strangers


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1. Has talking to a stranger ever caused you a problem?

Hmmm... Yeah, I've had a few not-so-successful outcomes from some such interactions! My friend Jenny From the Block says I'm quick to get angry; I don't like hearing it, but she's probably right, and it doesn't always serve me well. Well, or ever...

2. Have you ever gloated or wanted to brag over success?

Sure, but I try not to go overboard. I don't like to be boastful so much as ... I don't know. Pride cometh before a fall, and all that, so I do try to be humble.

3. What do enjoy most about your life?

The knowledge that I have of how fortunate I truly am, compared to so many in this world. I have a compassionate heart, and I'm blessed with empathic children, as well. My husband ... I could go on ad nauseum about how lucky I am to have him. My family, I guess, is the short answer.

4. Do you ever overthink a situation in your life?

Is the sky blue? This is my M.O., yo.

5. Tell us about your best friend.

I call her Dr. Lisa, but she's a P.A., not an actual physician. I 'use' her far too often for all our various medical issues, and she tolerates it altogether too much. I keep telling her to bill me. ;) Anyway, we met in 6th grade, so we've been friends for 25 years, almost. Wow. She's a 'good girl,' someone I admire as far more virtuous than I, and she married someone I dated first. They make a much better match! Oh, and she makes precious babies. ♥

6. How important is intelligence when picking (or having picked) a mate to you?

Intelligence and a sense of humor were absolutely crucial. I lucked out.

7. What's the closest situation that you've had to dealing with an enemy?

I'm not entirely sure I understand the intent of the question, but let's say I have stared the devil in the face, and I lived with her for ten years before I escaped. I'm still living with the fall-out, but I've got an excellent therapist helping me through it, now! ;)

8. What was the circumstance that led to your most recent utterance of "aha!"?

Hmmm, my latest 'aha' moment... Well, our driveway is terrible, and I discovered a new way to navigate it yesterday so as to do the least amount of damage to my van (it's that bad), and yes, I know this was a terribly boring answer!

9. Have you ever tried getting even?

Yeah, especially with the person discussed in #7. I'm really not about revenge, though, and I was not successful, unsurprisingly. I don't like that whole negative frame of mind that getting even entails.

Well, another one done, another week down, another Saturday to do who-knows-what... see you all on the flip side!