Out of sorts.

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Registered: 02-03-2012
Out of sorts.
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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 2:08pm

This week makes 3 months out of A (not n.c., though), and I just feel really out of sorts.

 Don't know how else to explain it. Kinda..blegh...irritable, blue.....and a tad..mischeievious (she says with a sly grin and one eyebrow raised)?

Hmm....but not mischievious like I want to recklessly dive back into self-harming behavior..more like..life is good despite the blegh's..and I want to play some pranks on my co-workers. Hmm.... Off to the dollar store to purchase some fake rats!

How's that for a distraction from downright moodiness?!

  The difference between who you are and who you imagine yourself to be, is what you do.

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Registered: 02-03-2012
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 3:21pm

I knew it! I knew there were more mischievious pranksters in this bunch. How could there not be???

(sigh) We had a visit from the chaplain of one of the local military bases to talk to our teens about suicide. So..all our staff were scrambling to get the rats out of hiding before the visit.

Tommorow. We are plotting for tommorow. (too many gang-related type programs to run today)

  The difference between who you are and who you imagine yourself to be, is what you do.

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Registered: 05-06-2009
Wed, 10-03-2012 - 7:01pm

Here is a favorite list of mine that I got in an email years ago:

1. Put a chair facing a printer, sit there all day and tell people you're waiting for your document.
2. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them to sign a waiver.
3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.
4. Page yourself over the intercom. (Don't disguise your voice.)
5.. Name all your pens and insist that meetings can't begin until they're all present. 
6. Make up nicknames for all your coworkers and refer to them only by these names. "That's a good point, Sparky." "No, I'm sorry I'm going to have to disagree with you there, Chia."
7. Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing. .
8. Send email to the rest of the company telling them what you're doing. For example "If anyone needs me, I'll be in the bathroom."
9. No matter what anyone asks you, reply "Okay."
10. When in conversation, no matter where you are in the office, mutter, "I think my phone is ringing" and leave fast. Go get a coffee.
11. Compose all your e-mail in rhyming couplets. 
12. "Hi-lite" your shoes. Tell people that you haven't lost your shoes since you did this.
13. While sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in "Palmolive".
14. Put up mosquito netting around your cubicle.
15. Send e-mail messages saying free pizza, free donuts etc... in the lunchroom. When people complain that there was none, lean back, pat your stomach, and say, "Oh you've got to be faster than that."

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Registered: 07-24-2005
Wed, 10-03-2012 - 5:56pm

See, I knew there was a reason I really liked you...tending to be quite the prankster myself.  So if you are ever looking for a partner in crime, to help you come up with ideas...I'm your gal.

I'm glad you decided to focus on your mischieviousness...nothing like a bit of mischievious fun at others' expense to lift our spiritis.Brows


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Registered: 02-03-2012
Wed, 10-03-2012 - 2:55pm

Follow through is sort-of. I ended up picking up a loaf of warm french bread, a watermelon, and some Reeses peanut butter cups (along with the rats) to share with my co-workers for lunch. We then all spent lunch plotting how to scare the teens (I work at a community center) with the rats after school today. It has become US (the adults) against THEM (the teens).

I really only maintained contact for a week or so after ending (i sorta quit counting).

 I think I'm feeling bleghish because the ending is starting to feel more real. And sometimes? I (ahem) have trouble with reality. But I am trusting the universe on this one and presuming I will/am become/becoming a more compassionate and life loving human at the end of all of this.

 Trust, being the key word here.

  The difference between who you are and who you imagine yourself to be, is what you do.