Thursday, October 26, 2006

5 Truths Meme

I was tagged by Jenster. A whole buncha others have done it too. Five tidbits about myself. Only gonna tag Tara and ag since I can't remember who's done this and who hasn't.

1. I've managed to work myself into a catch 22. I want to return to school and finish the degree I started twenty years ago, but I'm paralyzed with fear. Just the thought of setting foot on a college campus to do something for myself is incredibly, powerfully frightening to me. Yet- I feel stuck in a rut and I actually want to finish school. But I'm too damn scared. So I sit here in my rut & redecorate. Want to finish school-too scared- feel stuck-want to finish school- feel scared.. Rinse and repeat. Add multiple excuses for variety.

2. I hate answering the house phone. The answering machine & caller ID are two of the best recent inventions. I love being able to screen my calls. I've gone days without answering the phone. It's lovely.

3. I'm a wanna be tech junkie. If I had the money, I'd buy that $600 video-internet-game- Blackberry phone I saw on Amazon yesterday. Really. I've got six games on my cheap little phone. Plus three jazz ringtones. I've gotten addicted to cell phone Tetris.

4. I'm thinking of getting rid of my romance TBR. There I've actually admitted to it. I don't want to read all of those romances, but I can't quite part with them either. I guess I'm kind of a hoarder.

5. I set up my birdfeeders on my front porch so I can surf and watch the birds fight over the seed & the suet as I sit here at the 'puter and surf & talk to the world. I've tons of feathered friends- starlings, jays, woodpeckers, sparrows, cardinals. A local cat sits among my plants and eyeballs the flying snacks. I don't think he's caught anything yet, but it's not for lack of trying. There is also a grown squirrel, Nutkin, who started out as a baby last year but since I provide him a free buffet he's stayed. Now he's got a full, bushy tail & isn't afraid of anything. Including the cat.


CW said...

I'm with you on these! :)

On 1--my school had "non-traditional-aged" students who had a strong mini-community, so maybe you could see what resources some potential schools might have in that area, and see how open and supportive they are (or aren't).

As for the romance TBR--heck, the everything TBR--it'd be nice to chuck it, if only in my mind.

Angry Woman said...

Hi Amanda,

I'm with you there about chucking the tbr pile and I do admit that I'm a hoarder too.


Mailyn said...

I say go for the school thing. We had a lot of older students at my UNi and honestly people are so busy with their studies, the homework, getting in and out because a lot of them work, etc that nobody has time or cares who else is in class. LOL.

Besides, you have as much right as anyone else to be there! :-)

Oh and if you wanna get rid of your books let me know what you have! LOL

Bookwormom said...

CW-Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look into it!

Angry Woman- I'm glad I'm not the only one out there!

Mailyn- Thanks for reminding me my problems are my own & no one else is interested. An excellent & truthful reminder. It's hard to remember that I'm not the center of the universe. LOL ;)

If I do decide to actually chuck the TBR I'll post a list of what I'm giving away.

Jenster said...

Amanda -

1 - What about beginning with an on-line course or two to get your feet a little wet?? Just a thought.

2 - Again - Me Too!!!!

3 - LOL!

4 - Really?? Are you wanting to stop reading romance all together? Or just not as much?

5 - Cool!


CindyS said...

1 - I get the fear of doing something solely for yourself. Still, you don't want to be me so go back to school ;) If only it were that easy.

2. I love it too!

3. If I had the money my house would be full of weird gadgets and I would love every single one of them!

4. You what now?

5. If I wasn't lazy I would feed the birds but I have heard that once you start you can't stop. I don't want to not fill the feeder for a couple of days and be attacked by an angry mob of birds. What? It's happened.