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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 10:25am

1.  When home alone do you like background noise?

2.  Do you go home for lunch, go out to eat or eat at work/

3. Where are you in your birth order?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Tue, 01-28-2014 - 10:55am

1. It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm reading or doing homework, I prefer the quiet or just low-volume NPR. I like music or podcasts while doing mindless tasks such as housework. 

I seem to lack the ability to relegate music to the background. I listened to the same song 11 or 12 times this morning while doing some cleaning, each time focusing on a different bit: the drum track, the lyrics, the synth, the guitar, then I'll listen and just focus on the song in its entirety. It's like a compulsion. My current addiction is Chvrches. I listened to a song called "Lies" for two hours while on the treadmill this weekend. 

2. My classes are back-to-back on school days, so no real lunch break. I do pack a light meal to eat during my commute so that I'm not tempted to stop and get a sandwich. Other than taking the kids to lunch on the odd half-day or the occasional winery lunch, I mostly just stay home. 

3. Oldest of three. 

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Tue, 01-28-2014 - 11:20am


1.  When home alone do you like background noise? No, but I wear headphones with TV or musicwhen dh is home, because he is usually talking, loudly, on the phone.

2.  Do you go home for lunch, go out to eat or eat at work/ It varies. Today we went out, but we were there for business.

3. Where are you in your birth order? Oldest of 6, of which the youngest is still a teen.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Tue, 01-28-2014 - 11:47am

just_another_marla wrote:
I seem to lack the ability to relegate music to the background. I listened to the same song 11 or 12 times this morning while doing some cleaning, each time focusing on a different bit: the drum track, the lyrics, the synth, the guitar, then I'll listen and just focus on the song in its entirety. It's like a compulsion. My current addiction is Chvrches. I listened to a song called "Lies" for two hours while on the treadmill this weekend.

I do that often when running or when in the car - really listen. Since I've been running, I've found a lot of old songs more interesting before - I'll hear little details in the backround that I hadn't really heard before, etc - because it's just me, the music and the road when I'm running.

However, i work and concentrate better with music going. For me, I think  it is because my mind is whirling at 95mph.  And if I'm trying to concentrate on work or a project, the rest of my mind is wandering off trying to think about other things and distracting me. But if I can keep the rest of my mind occupied with music, then I can concentrate on what I'm doing.    It's like a babysitter for my mind. 

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 11:54am

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>1.  When home alone do you like background noise?</p><p>2.  Do you go home for lunch, go out to eat or eat at work/</p><p>3. Where are you in your birth order?</p>

1.  Sometimes yes and sometimes no, depends on what I'm doing.  If I'm reading, then no.  If I'm cooking, then yes.

2.  I usually bring my lunch from home at eat at work, although sometimes we go out or order in as well.

3.  Youngest.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-28-2014 - 5:57pm

1.  When home alone do you like background noise?

I like some background noise usually.  I listen to audiobooks a lot, whether I'm home alone or not though.  

2.  Do you go home for lunch, go out to eat or eat at work/

I usually bring my lunch to work, although I get takeout occasionally.

3. Where are you in your birth order?

I consider myself an oldest child.  I have a younger sister, who is 3.5 years younger than me.  I also have two older (10 and 13 years, I think) half brothers, but they didn't live with us growing up.

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