Friday Fives

Random Potpourri

1.  How can you spot someone isn’t a local?
They’ve never been to Casa Bonita and they don’t understand the importance of adding green chili to everything.

2.  When did you have the most difficult time staying professional?
I have had some folks who have worked for me in the past who have a knack for pushing my buttons and getting on my last nerve so quickly that anytime I approached them about an issue I had to stop and count to 10 for a second before I continued speaking because my first inclination was to just call them out for the zany idiot they are, in front of most of the department where we worked.

3.  What song do you most want to hear on your deathbed?
“Souls of the Departed” by Springsteen. Followed by some NOLA Dixieland music.

4.  What is the scariest thing that has woken you up in the middle of the night?
Chest pains and unable to breath. By now, you know the story.

5.  What old person things do you do?
I am constantly adjusting the window shutters to bring in the exact amount of light while still ensuring privacy. That and I go to bed early.

3 Replies to “Friday Fives”

  1. 1. By the number of Colorado flag logos they have on their clothing and tattooed onto their bodies. Newcomers tend to overdo it in a big way.

    2. I remember facilitating a meeting where two VPs were sniping at each other like an old married couple–taking rather personal pot shots at one another. I nearly had a panic attack dealing with how unprofessional they were being towards each other and the rest of the attendees.

    3. “One More Beer,” by Marty Jones. (And if he outlives me, try to get him to sing it at my funeral.)

    4. Fire alarms. Waking up in fear and trying to gather oneself is a terrible feeling.

    5. Repeatedly take my eyeglasses on and off to see if it makes small print any easier to see.

  2. 1) Around here they are the ones who don’t think 70 degrees is freezing and are not wearing long pants if it gets “down” to 70.

    2) When I was assaulted at work, It took every ounce of restraint to not just return fire and clobber the people.

    3) The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

    4) A bed bomb set as a practice joke by the crew at the fire station. It’s basically a giant water balloon that explodes above your bed. But it’s got the noise of a bike tire being blown up to high exploding kinda volume.

    5) Go to bed early, when I can, and I like an early dinner.

  3. 1) Mountain road driving. Stupid and hazardous.

    2) For the three years when my kids were babies and I was living on about three to four hour of sleep consistently. I don’t remember much, except that I was not always the most professional of coworkers.

    3)Pure imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    4) I got used to gunshots, but the sounds of gagging in a baby’s room, that’s get’s me out of bed and heart pumping.

    5) I like, more and more, to sit and talk/hang out on the front porch with my old neighbors. I like watching the world go by sometimes.

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