I have turned into typical been blogging for too long person.  My blogs are snippets obviously meant for other people to read.  I’m not sure how that happened. 

I’ve been trying to change a personality trait of mine lately.  I’m a little stubborn, and I dislike being told to do things.  I also have this other issue, I’m not very good at giving people what they want.  I’m not sure I can explain this.  If someone just wants someone to say "oh, you poor thing, are you sick?" I just can’t do it!  Now if someone needs me to say "Oh, you poor thing, are you sick?" that’s different.  Does that make sense?  So anyway, I’ve been trying to add in that ability to give people what they want sometimes, just because they want it.  And really doesn’t everyone deserve to get what they want sometimes? 

Oh, yeah.  That’s probably why my blogging has turned so superficial, as I start typing I get distracted and wander away.  Then I come back and don’t remember where I was going with that particular paragraph.

Oh, so I’m working on being nicer is really what it comes down to.  I’m trying to show more interest in things that people want me to show an interest in, and trying to give them things that they want me to give them.  I think it’s like learning how to be polite.  How to ask nice questions, and give polite responses.  Because I did not have this trait, I also did not teach it to my children.

I’m sure to some people that smacks of insincerity, but I don’t think it really is.  I mean, who am I to decide what someone really needs?  Really, if someone asked me for $1.00 I wouldn’t ask they what they wanted it for, I would just give it to them.  So if I can tell someone really wants me to say, oh hey, you look like you had a rough night, what’s going on?  Why shouldn’t I just do it?  If it makes them feel better to have me show an interest then I should.  I’m still working this through in my head.  I’m sure I sound like a loon.

This weekend I bought our plane tickets for Vegas in January.  The fares raised $20.00 a piece so I went ahead and booked before they got any higher.  I have it printed out and on my wall so that I can look at it during the stressful times. 

I also bought the new Wii game.  It’s called outdoor adventure or some such thing.  It comes with a giant mat that you jump around on.  My husband and I played on Saturday.  There is one game that’s a waterfall.  One of you is at the bottom of the waterfall, the other is at the top.  The person at the bottom has to jump and climb up the rocks, while the person at the top helps by pulling and swinging a rope. It takes teamwork.  From this I learned a couple of things. 

1.  Climbing up waterfalls is HARD!  2.  Jumping up and down is Excellent exercise!  3.  My husband and I do NOT work well as a team. 

I really already knew most of these from ballroom dance class.  If we were on Amazing Race we would be that couple that you yell at the tv and say OMG!  Shut up already!

I think I have babbled enough for one day.

Good Day!

Comments on: "Forgive me, I’m taking medicine." (0)

  1. Whatever personality quirks you see in yourself, we still love you, because of and in spite of them.  Amen.

  2. If you’re sincere about this, and haven’t read it, get “how to win friends and influence people” by Dale (?) Carnegie. I avoided this book like the plague cuz I hate the title so much (makes it sound like there’s a trick or manipulation but rather, you find, it’s just sincerity), but it was a huge, huge read for me. It changed me a lot, for the better.

  3. @dancedout – I’ve always assumed it was a hokey bit of fluff! 🙂  I think someone in my house might own it.

  4. @tlm0000 – No, it’s good, especially if you struggle with “being nice.” So many people thought I was not nice, and I never figured it out cuz I know I am a dear, sweet guy who will do about anything for anyone–and this book helped me get a step closer to matching reality up with reality…

  5. I think for me I had to identify why I blog.  It really isn’t to become some hugely popular blogger but I need to keep track of my life.   It is for me and I feel the reason is important so I keep trying even though when life is complicated it sort of falls by the wayside and that is really when I need to blog most.  I understand the distinction you are making.  Some people are attention whores and some people are just putting their life out there.  I don’t know if the attention whores give back I don’t mind giving them what they are asking for but a lot of times those people are so self-centered that they don’t give back.  I have a few of those and they blog a lot about their troubles and yet never can give me a good word.What do you want your blog to be?Frankly I think you are one of the most sincere people I’ve “met” on Xanga.  I’ve felt that maybe you were having a harder time blogging lately.  I recognize that you are busy with work but I would love to hear more about your life and what makes you tick.  Have a groovy day! 

  6. Can I have $1.00 

  7. You don’t sound like a loon and it’s very nice of you to try to change a trait you dislike about yourself… although, since you seem to respond to actual needs instead of stroking someone who just wants to be stroked, I’m not sure I agree with your feelings about needing to change. (Did that come out right?) Oh, well… I like you just fine the way you are.Glo

  8. You are just fine lady! I started to blog because my daughters set up this site for me. It was to keep in touch with them etc. Now I don’t know what it has become. I love reading other blogs and find so much in common with others. I feel like this is a little neighborhood that I can stroll around when ever I want and feel safe and content.No more meds for me so far!! H00t!

  9.  It’s hard – trying to be nicer – people always suspect one’s motives…. but hang in there!

  10. OMG! VEGAS?!    I Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove VEGAS!    

  11. Great post that makes complete sense to me. I not only have a hard time giving ppl exactly what they want in cases like somebody moaning and groaning alll over the place….because it just sort of annoys me. And for some ppl there’s always a crisis.  ok maybe that’s another story, but my point is, that yeah I get yours.And the blogging thing, wandering off in the middle of it. I get that too and infact just did it as I was typing this, took me a minute to remember the other thing I wanted to comment on. So I’ve been really bad lately too. I don’t know why I’m just really distracted lately.That game sounds like fun, it must look really funny! Have a good one!

  12. Don’t you start being nice to me!!!  I want you sassy!!!!

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