Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Signs that I might still be an extrovert!

For all of you that have known me for years, you'd identify me as an extrovert. I agree. However, this past fall when I was walking through the dark valley called burnout, I realized that I have a lot more introvert in me that was being ignored. So... I've been building in way more time to acknowledge this side of me. Last week I was alone for six days and realized that there is still a bit of extrover left. You know that you're in trouble when:

  1. You think about going into work even though you sound like death warmed over... Do you think that they'll notice?
  2. You have watched through a whole season's worth of NCIS in two days and start comparing yourself to the characters... seriously, there is nothing in me that is like Xeva, the Israeli Mossad secret agent. But when you've been by yourself for a while, you think that there are remarkable similiarities.
  3. It seems like a remarkably good idea to go to the basement, get your old Cabbage Patch doll out and put all the baby knitted items and children's Make Believe Crowns on Stacey (the name of my doll) and have a fashion show and take pictures to make your blog postings look that much better.
  4. You dream about a telemarketer calling you (even though your number is on the Do not call lists and is unlisted) just so you'd have someone to talk to.
  5. You start making up stories about your neighbors-you know the vet's assistant... I'm sure that he is really a trainer at the zoo who works with the elephants training them to take over the city in an attempt for world domination.

Last but not least, when you are driving through the Tim Horton's drivethrough to get a cup of tea, you try talking to the lady behind the little box only to cough in her ear and you can almost hear her pulling out the Lysol to disinfect the airwaves. The upside is that I've never received such great and quick service:-)


Bargainista said...

Interesting what six days of sickness and isolation can do to ones perspective!

Glad to hear that you've opened that old box of childhood toys we brought out for you. i wondered if they'd find their way to the landfill.

happygeek said...

Dressing up Stacey eh?
I think it's time for KC to get back to work!

granola_granny said...

I am just a little behind you on the road to recovery. Although in the past some of my acquaintances have hinted that I too am of the extravertish nature I love to be ALONE when I am sick .... except for sympathy breaks, where someone benevolently listens to my litany of symtoms. I love the crowns you made. I tell you a truth, single aunties are always kids FAVORITES.