kusanagi: amused

2021 questions (17/365)

January 17
What’s your favorite way to spend a Friday night?

This answer has a dependence on whether or not there's a global pandemic going on.

If(pandemic): Stay at home, cuddle up on sofa with a hot drink and a salty snack, watch something funny on the telly, go to bed.

else: Go to pub, have a nice meal, perhaps consume one too many glasses of wine, toddle home, cuddle up on the sofa with a hot drink and a salty snack, watch something funny on the telly, go to bed.

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kieth: crazy

2021 questions (16/365)

January 16
Think about a job you hated. What did you learn from it?

I've been lucky enough never to have had to take a job I hated. I've taken ones I've been unsure about, and while I've gotten bored or disenchanted after a while, it never got to the point where I actually loathed being there.

I have, however, had a job where I got to see some of the worst of human nature, and it made me very glad the position was temporary.

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manning: uberbitch

2021 questions (15/365)

January 15

What’s the biggest challenge in your life right now?



What, just one? I guess balancing the gargantuan amount of work I have to do with the yoyoing lockdowns and school closures/homeschooling. This entry was originally posted at https://nanila.dreamwidth.org/1319058.html. The titration count is at comment count unavailable.0 pKa.
not good with computer

2021 questions (13/365)

January 13
What would you miss if you stopped using your smartphone for 48 hours?

I suspect this question is aimed at people who are very active on social media apps, of which I am not one.

I don't think that would be possible. It's a cute idea, detaching yourself temporarily from the internet and from technology, but it's totally impractical when you use it to manage almost every aspect of your life, and when you have dependent humans in your household.

Even if I did stop using my phone, I still have other devices that let me access most of what I need to work and communicate, so it wouldn't make much difference.

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me: ooh!

2021 questions (11/365)

January 11
Do you have any recurring dreams?

I used to when I was younger, and would remember them. I haven't for years, though. My remembered dreams are pretty tedious, since they involve pretty obvious links with stressors or specific anxieties I'm experiencing.

Like, oh, I'm standing in front of a group of people without any trousers, on the night before I have an interview? Really, brain? You think it was worth losing those hours of sleep, just to be sure I get dressed tomorrow? Spoiler alert: I WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED. Wanker.

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me: wrong side of the mirror

Croome

[These events took place and this entry was written pre-lockdown 3.0.]

The last time we went to Croome, Humuhumu was a toddler and Keiki slept through the whole thing in his sling. The grounds are stunning - it’s a Capability Brown extravaganza, no expense was spared, not even that of moving an entire village to improve a view - and they loved it. I’m still kicking myself for not bringing the dSLR but comfort myself in the knowledge that we’ll definitely be back.

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manning: uberbitch

2021 questions (9/365)

January 9
What makes you suspicious of other people?

I will assume here you are talking about strangers, and that in this context I'm encountering them unaccompanied by friends or acquaintances.

While my demeanour tends toward friendly and smiling, my first approach to judging everyone is to assume their alignment is true neutral until demonstrated otherwise. If they show even the slightest amount of aggression toward me or anyone else in close proximity, then further interaction is off the table and I will move away as quickly as possible. I'm also suspicious of unprovoked excessive concern, kindliness or attempts at physical closeness or contact. Experience has shown that this is just as worthy of suspicion, since it can often turn to aggression with very little notice, if rebuffed.


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me: ooh!

2021 questions (8/365)

January 8
Do you often make impulsive purchases?

Normally, no. For example, f I could find the following clothing in totally indestructible form, I would buy it and wear it forever:
  • plain black skinny jeans or thick leggings
  • black t-shirt reading "no." in small neat cursive lettering
  • black zip-up hoodie
  • black underwear
  • black ankle socks
  • black knee-high boots in soft matte waterproof material
Clothing aside, having performed all my shopping online for months, I find that I'm more vulnerable to advertising of books, small useful electrical items, furniture, and groceries. I impulse-bought a new office chair in the post-Christmas sales. I'd had the same chair for 12 years and the seat cover was completely gone so I probably needed a new chair, but it hadn't, y'know, actually collapsed so it wasn't strictly necessary by my standards.
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me: ooh!

2021 questions (6/365)

January 6
What is distracting you?

Currently: USian politics. Brexit and associated fallout. Pokemon Go.

Persistently: Trying to keep up with e-mail as well as get work done. It's like a continuous game of whack-a-mole.

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