- Know what's funny? I have had a lot of rage lately over really dumb things. Not road rage (though I did observe a mediation yesterday in which one of the parties said (direct quote) "I have road rage coming out of my butt." What does that even mean?) but just rage in general, and I think part of that is because I do too many school things. So I am working on delegating and the rage is already subsiding...out my butt. Whatever that means.
- Sometimes I bombard people. Come on, I'm not that intense, but sometimes I overwhelm people, and watching them get overwhelmed is just weird enough for me to freak myself out but just funny enough that I can't quite stop. Why does this happen?
- We're taking a hypnobirthing class, and just the title cracks me up. I keep calling it our "childbirth" class so people won't know that I'm a hippie, but turns out, I am kind of a hippie, and I just don't think that can stay a secret forever. I don't really get what it will be about though, AND I don't really get childbirth, and I don't really get kids. Basically I don't know what I'm getting into but I think I just might really like it. Sometimes I just stare at my belly and watch it move and I love it.
- From a recent class (which yes, is at the law school, even though it sometimes feels like 8th grade health mixed with D.A.R.E. bc we talk about communication and self-esteem) I took a communication-style quiz and learned that sometimes, I actually prefer interrupters. Bc I am an interrupter, and when people interrupt me I enjoy it because it makes me feel like they're engaging, and when they don't, I end up thinking they're boring when really they're just polite. This is part of why I overwhelm people, because I prefer high-energy conversations uber-full of interrupting one another. Is it possible to e-interrupt? Point to ponder. Either way, I just learned this about myself and keep thinking about it and how it's right on the money.
- Are people still seriously mixing up dessert and desert? There is a big sign at the grocery store above some gloves and beanies that says "Dessert gear" and it reminds me why they still do those jr. high exercises about the differences between "sit" and "set" used in a sentence, even though no one I know mixes them up.
- There is a sign in one of the bathrooms at the law school that cracks me up each day:
"Need a quieter place to study? Try the 4th floor reading room, where silence is strictly enforced."
First of all, why is this sign in the bathroom? Are people studying in the bathroom and finding it too noisy? And what do you mean, STRICTLY enforced? Forceful shushing? Corporal punishment? Italics? Wtf, man. If you need a quieter place to study, go home or put in some freaking earplugs. Also, it's 2008. They have HEADPHONES now.