Hmm, we are back at the 'Who Am I Friday' thingy, are we? Last time I fudged my way through the subject by giving you a fairly detailed account of a typical Tara Day. That was one of my better ideas, I have to admit. So what do I do this time? Well, after having spent a virtual day with me, I figured another good way to 'get to know' me would be to throw some adjectives at you, and some alphabetised adjectives into the bargain too. *nods* Youknowzitmakezsense, like innit?
So... *clears throat*:
I can be very annoying. Really, I can. I think my most annoying foible is saying 'in a minute'. I'm pretty sure I drive my kids and the hubby loopy several times a day by uttering this lie, because it is a lie, trust me. Whenever I say 'in a minute', I actually mean 'sometime today, when I can be bothered'. *shifty* I'm also pretty bitchy. It's a horrible trait, I know, but I just can't help myself. On the plus side, my bitchiness is usually fairly humorous (except for the person it is aimed at, obviously), so at least I provide a giggle or two. Which can only be a good thing, because I need laughter to counteract the moodiness. Yup, I get really cranky, and far more often than I should.
So three adjectives in, and none of them are pretty attractive, it must be said. Good job we're on 'D', cause I like this one. *grins* As most of my friends - cyber and real-life - will tell you, I'm pretty delusional. And proud of it, too. We all need a little crazy in our lives or we'd go, well, crazy, ifyouknowwhatimean. Being delusional is good. *nods* Being efficient is good too, as well as being fair, and I'm pretty sure I'm both of those. At least, I try to be at any rate.
Keeping with the nicer stuff, I am also giggly. Extremely giggly, in fact. I find humor in almost everything, which can sometimes lead to trouble, especially seeing as I have a bit of a dirty mind. Oh alright, my mind is almost always in the gutter, I admit it. But it's just so damn funny down there with the dirty. *winks* Plus being giggly goes pretty well with being humorous, which while not my strongest 'talent', is certainly worth a mention.
Back to the not-so-nice stuff now I guess. You see, I can be very irritable. Some days something as stupid as rushing to tie my shoes with my suddenly ten-thumbed hands sets me off, and the tiniest of things will continue to bug me for the rest of the day. I suppose that's similar to to being cranky, but 'i' is a pretty tough letter, you know? But not as tough as 'j', which I can't think of anything at all, apart from 'jolly', which reminds me of Santa, and I'm not sure I like comparing myself to an extremely overweight elderly bloke with a white beard. Hmm, tricky.
Moving on to the letter 'k', and I think I'll go with 'kind' on this one. Not trying to blow my own trumpet or anything, but I'm generally a kind person. Aside from the bitchiness part of me, obviously, but that is only saved for people who really deserve it, and luckily I haven't come across many people like that over the years.
So that I don't sound like I'm stroking my own ego here, I'm going to dive straight into 'l' and tell you that I'm lazy. Very, very lazy. Not in the shirking work kind of way, but in the There Aren't Enough Sleeping Hours In The Day kind of way. If I could sleep for twelve hours out of twenty four, I'd be very happy. I just love to sleep. Probably because in reality I find it hard to sleep more than four hours in one go, so sleeping for twelve hours straight is a bit of a fantasy. Still, I am lazy.
I guess for 'm' I'd have to say I was maternal. Even before I had my kids I was mothering people, it's just in my nature to look after everyone. *shrugs* Along with my mothering instinct is my urge to nag. I'm a natural-born nagger, it has to be said, and honestly, it's kind of a motherly thing to do for the most part, because generally my nagging is for the good of the person I am nagging at. *nods firmly* Again with the motherly stuff, I'm over-protective. There's not much to add to that except to say that any parent out there will know what I mean.
Most of you know already that I'm a procrastinator, so nothing really needs to be added to that, and I've also been described as 'quirky' (mostly after people have read my Taff blog posts, to be fair), but I'm pretty sure most of you know that by now too. And although I have debated in the past about the true so-called randomness of being random, I've been called that a fair number of times too.
But what may come as a surprise is that I am generally quite shy, at least, on first meetings at any rate. It takes a while for me to feel comfortable enough to say more than a few words. Which is probably good now that I think about it, because once you get to know me I don't know when to shut up, so these initial times of virtual silence should be enjoyed while they can. You see, I'm very talkative. I can prattle on about anything and everything, without even knowing what I am prattling on about half of the time. My mouth runs about three seconds ahead of my brain too, which isn't always the best of things...
Now we get to 'u', and I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, because all I can think of is that I am a very understanding person. This works out well in some ways, but not so when I am overly so. It gets that I can be so understanding that people walk all over me, and while I know this isn't a good thing, I don't always do anything about it. I enjoy a quiet life, you see, with as little disturbance as possible. This shouldn't really be such a problem for me, because I can be really vile when I want to be. It links back to the whole bitchiness thing. Sometime even I can't believe the nastiness of my own thoughts. Thankfully, being the cautious person that I am, I am wary of speaking these nasty thoughts out loud for the most part, so I get to stick to my quiet life.
Um, I can't think of anything for 'x', so I'm going to pretend that you didn't read this bit. *shifty* And as for 'y', well the only adjective that springs to mind is 'yummy', but that probably has more to do with the fact that I'm still digesting my Chinese take-away treat of an hour ago...
And as for 'z', well there really is only one word that can be used to describe myself that starts with that particular letter, and that is 'zany'. OK, so this is basically the same as 'delusional', but I've been awake since half four this morning, it's now half eleven in the night, and I have to be up again at four thirty tomorrow (which is actually 'today' for you guys seeing as I wrote this on Thursday night), so I think I can get away with it. *shifty once more*
And that's all folks. Not even a picture for today (that would be my lazy streak), but I spent a little time making my adjectives bold and colourful, so I'm not going to worry too much about pictures...
Happy New Year! And may 2011 be fruitful for one and all!