Friday, December 14, 2012

Day of the Do Over

Its the 2nd annual Day of the Do Over.  I'm going to take you back in time to April 29th, 2010, to a post I like to call How to read my thoughts.  The original post got 3 comments :)



After 32 years, it finally occurred to me not everyone gets what I’m thinking! I spend a lot of time in my own head and I’m always surprised when people look at me funny like they don't know where I'm coming from. 

So, here's a little help with how to read my thoughts:

1. Silence: If I’m quiet, I'm thinking about something to say. I often think things and just forget to say them out loud, or I think I said them out loud and you are too stunned to answer me, there is always a great monologue going on up there. 

2. Eye twitch. You're talking about something that makes me somewhat uncomfortable. By somewhat I mean VERY. You can stop.

3. Shooting lasers with my eyes. You have to be paying attention to catch this, it looks very similar to rolling my eyes, just more animated, I want to hurt you. Stop doing whatever it is you're doing before the laser beams get you.

4. Look of disbelief. This is “I can’t believe I'm hearing what I'm hearing right now”, probably means I'm ticked, and if you continue to talk I'm going to start shooting daggers. Could also mean I think you are making this shit up.

5. Walk away. This means, the conversation sucks and I'm done listening. Or I had to go to the bathroom. You chose.

6. Come here. Can only mean one of two things, I have a brilliant idea or you've done something not so right. Either way, it's probably your fault for saying the idea during the conversation in my head aka silence.

7. Listening. We're getting somewhere, keep talking.

8. The look away. Any second now I'm going to start talking over you. Think about what you're saying and choose your carefully, I'm about to butt in. OR if its a very quick look away and look back, our evil plot is about to be foiled and I'm checking for listeners.

9. The snicker. HaHa you're funny. If this is accompanied with me tapping my fingers together ala Mr Burns, there is a scheme hatching upstairs so one of us is about to get into trouble.

10. Sleeping. Most of the best conversations happen when I'm asleep, but they are usually the most foolhardy. If I ever mutter the phrase "I had the best idea while I was sleeping". RUN

40 comments:

  1. Number five is hilarious!!! I've done that before.
    Will be watching for those lasers now.

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  2. Great list! My honey is always saying, 'I need the Joanne book' to try and understand me. Maybe I should make a list like this! lol

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    1. ooo you should make a list! I'd like to see it :)

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  3. HA! Too funny. I can relate to a lot of these. What's totally cool is when you're with someone you've known a long time. You know, somebody who's kinda on the same wavelength as you are? Then, you can communicate with that person in what I call verbal shorthand. Much of the conversation is conducted without words. i.e. "Remember that time...?" Both of you laugh hysterically, because you DO remember. Or a one or two-word "prompt" takes the place of an entire paragraph. My mother and I used to talk like that. Ditto a cousin and a couple of friends. Drives my poor husband abso-freakin-lutley nuts. (We've known each other for 50+ years, but he was an engineer... gotta spell stuff out in black and white for him. HA!)

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  4. I thought I was the only one who forgot to say stuff out loud! Too funny. Great post for deja vu!

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    1. always forgetting to say stuff out loud - sometimes my head is funner :)

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  5. I want to be there when number 9 hits......I'd make a great sidekick.

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  6. Yes, I employ the eye twitch from time to time too.

    Enjoyed your post - visiting from the Deju Vu Blogfest.

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  7. Yes, I can relate to what you're saying here. A great rundown of interactive body language. I was especially amused by "Sleeping"-- very similar to the topic I reposted today.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  8. I'm nodding my head as I read each of these. LOL!! I would add YAWNING to the list. :)

    Thanks for participating today!!

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  9. I'm visiting from the Deja-Vu fest.
    He! He! Funny and fascinating too!
    It's amazing how much you can learn from the study of body language/ facial expression... if you know how to read it, of course...

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  10. Thanks for the laugh today. Loved knowing how to "read" you!

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  11. I was gifted at the silence one. I really had no clue until the end of high school, when someone asked me why I was so quiet, that I hadn't participated in conversations. My conversations were absolutely scintillating, I had no idea really what they were talking about.

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    1. :) I bet they were great conversations

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  12. I can vouch for no. 9; it works perfectly on a person a I work with. She is renouned for her temper tantrums, which must produce results somewhere, I'm sure. They only make me shake my head and chuckle. Which escalates the tantrums to screaming meemies. Actually, don't know what else to do as I am seated in a meeting and not easily able to walk away.

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    1. adults having temper tantrums are funny :D

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  13. Great honest post! I am now your newest follower.

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  14. Number 5 rarely happens around here. Get me going and I'm NOT going to shut up and walk away.

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  15. This is a great guide Bay Girl, it's so interesting to read how you tick, I'm glad that you'd recycled this because I've never had the chance to read it before. Walking away is a good indication that conversation is definitely not going well!

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  16. So glad I didn't miss this post during it's second outing. Shooting lasers out your eyes...I'm working on that one, but still have a ways to go.

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  17. Do you keep a notebook by your bed to record all of those best ideas you have while you're sleeping?

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    1. I do - but when I read them they don't make a lot of sense... I should write more than 2 words at a time I guess :D

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    1. to bad they are strong enough to melt anything yet

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  19. I tend to be quiet, yet always thinking, as well. Sometimes I forget what conversations I've imagined and which are real. Only briefly, though.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. I get the real and imagined conversations confused all the time :)

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  20. Hahahahahahaa... Loved that last one :) Thanks for re-sharing!

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