An Observation About Nightlife

You know when you’re enjoying a night out with your friends and you’re in a cosy pub and you have a corner table all to yourselves and everything is lovely, and then someone brings out the idea that you should def. leave the pub and go clubbing? And you think to yourself why the dickens [...]

An Observation About Efficiency

I’m a fabulously efficient shopper, especially when there’s a bit of a crowd. No browsing or looking around; beelining straight to shelves 2, 13 and 47 to get what I need, pay, get out.

An Observation On Hawthorn

A friend of mine is on a mission to rid her garden of hawthorn hedging – “Die, hawthorn, die!”. This announcement has led to a thread on her Facebook page where everyone hates on hawthorn. How ugly it is, how thorny, how profuse, how impossible to kill, absolutely the plant, from, hell. I hardly know [...]

Allergic To Sound

So, misophonia. While I don’t specifically enjoy listening to people masticate, I can be quite cool about it. The sound that drives me to the point of insanity: people with phlegm in their throat who just keep talking phlegmily instead of clearing their throat. *shudder* To add insult to injury (or rather, injury to insult, [...]

An Observation About Standing Your Ground

Hey, I think I’ve evolved a little! Work today involved an almighty email conflict when a colleague wanted me to do A, because “I say so” (sic.), and I wanted to do B, for actual, practical reasons. The colleague in question is, um, domineering, and kicked up a huge fuss, involving two more colleagues plus [...]

An Observation About Figures of Speech

I absolutely loathe the following sayings: Curiosity killed the cat There’s more than one way to skin a cat No room to swing a cat … and my loathing will trickle over to people who use them. #no

An Observation About Positive Feedback

Someone: [compliments me about something] Me: *blushes* Oh, thank you!! Me, later that day: Or were they being sarcastic?

Signs of HSPness, V

These dog toys make me a little sad.

Needle Nuances

  Look, no. Nuances, people, nuances. How can you assume “a needle is a needle” when one of them essentially scratches your skin (unpleasant but doable) whereas the other punctures the skin and enters you, sometimes even a vein (EEEUUUUUGGHHH!). Signed, tattooed HSP who will, without fail, faint over blood tests Save

An Observation About Stressful Situations

My reaction to sudden stressful situations or crises is either adrenaline rush followed by steps taken to manage the situation, or complete paralysis. I’ve never been able to figure out what the triggers are for either, so I’ll go with some sort of Mercury in retrograde or not type of explanation.