Posted by: malia | December 5, 2012

friday 5: march

from here.


How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to be at your best, and what’s the minimum you can get on a regular basis and still be functional?
i’d say about 10. the minimum was about an hour, i think, maybe two.

What’s your favorite sleeping position?
on my side.

What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping?
stupid earache has kept me up for the past week. every time i turn on that side in my sleep, i’d wake up in pain.

When you can’t seem to drift off to sleep right away, what are some things you do to bring about sleep?
i smell my lavender. 🙂 and i put on some tv show in the background, which almost always works, unless i get too involved in the story, and then i have to stay up to see the ending. but most times, it works.

When did you last doze off at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate place?
i’m actually pretty good at not dozing off in public. better than some of my colleagues.


“Come here often?”

“What’s new?”

“[insert your recent weather condition here] enough for ya?”

“How’s it hangin?”

“How ’bout them [insert local sports team here]?”

as you can see, i’m not much of a chit-chatter myself.


When was the last time you had a serious deadline to make, and did you make it?
i almost always do, even if that means staying up all night. although the last time i had to have a lesson ready for being observed, i didn’t. luckily, they skipped my class. 🙂 i can imagine the next deadline being the upcoming break, and trying to get all the assessments done.

Do you generally plan for deadlines, or are they more likely to sneak up on you until you’re frantic?
i plan, but they sneak up on me. days come so much faster than they used to. i can’t believe it’s already december.

When did you last set a deadline for someone else, and did that person make it?
no. my colleagues are notorious for only doing things they want on their own timeline. who cares about every one else? i was pretty upset that at our last meeting, i was the only one prepared to present my data, and, yes, i had to stay extra late one day to compile it, but that’s what was expected for the meeting, so you do it, right? apparently not. if it doesn’t fit in with their “schedules,” they won’t do it (though they get upset if you don’t comply to *theirs*). i think that’s incredibly rude, because then it just wasted time while i sat around waiting for them to compile their stuff. think about others, will ya?

okay. enough about that. but grr.

How flexible and understanding are you when it comes to other people meeting your deadlines?
hee! i am most times. but when it happens again and again and again and again…i get irritated. because, again, they are wasting my time, and it’s not fair that we don’t get to do what we were supposed to do because they didn’t do their work, but then i did. i want to learn and grow, too. i am definitely not as perfect as they all think themselves to be, where this is “beneath” them. i want to learn, and you’re robbing me of an opportunity to do so by you not being ready.

i didn’t realize how much it bothered me. i mean, i know it bothered me, but not to this extent! 😳

What were the circumstances the last time you hung up on someone in the middle of a phone call, or the last time someone hung up on you in the middle of a phone call?
hmm. i don’t know; it’s been a while. i remember once, but this was years and years ago, my bf at the time was talking on the phone, and man, can this guy talk. he goes on and on and on and on about nothing important. it used to irritate me, and i’d tune him out frequently, but he never got the hint. anyway, i really had to go one day (i think i was leaving for a school function) and i waited until the last possible minute that i had to leave at, and he was STILL talking. of course, i couldn’t be rude and just hang up on him, so i left the receiver on my pillow and left for whatever it was i had to leave for. which i believe is just as rude, and doesn’t really answer the question, but that’s about as far as i go for hanging up on someone. i just let them keep talking while i slink away. they don’t notice anyway, which is better than an abrupt dial tone, i think.


Of all the hundreds of sizes and shapes bread seems to come in, what is your favorite?
oh i don’t really know. i guess those mini round ones. they’re cute.

What’s your favorite thing to eat with rice?
i don’t eat rice.

What are your feelings about milk?
i don’t like milk. it gives me a tummyache.

What was wrapped in the tortilla you most recently ate?
taco meat and cheese and pico de gallo. i had a craving for taco bell the other day. 🙂

How many staplers are there in your house and where are they?
i have 3, i think. i have one right here on my bed.

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