Monday, July 14, 2008
What I learned this weekend
After an exhausting 16 hour car ride to and from Kansas City, for the second time in a week, and after one large family reunion (last weekend) and a wedding for my husband's high school buddy (this weekend), and discovering that both Andrew and I have the propensity to "discover" new facets of our personalities and quirks of our relationship in high stressful situations I've come to these conclusions about myself (with kind affirmation from Andrew):
1) I'm a driving snob. In a bad sort of way. I will forever be a backseat/passenger seat driver. And I blame it all on my father, who on the first day of "prep-driving school" in an empty middle school parking lot said: I know you're upset, but you will be the PERFECT driver if I have anything to do with it. And you know, it's probably not everyone's definition of a "perfect driver" but... well, I'm handicapped in such a way I can't keep my trap shut when I feel like someone's driving poorly.
2) I love people. I love meeting new people. I love people of all ages. But I believe I have social claustrophobia. Meaning: for some strange reason after a period of time I feel this strange sort of anxiety building in my chest and the next thing you know I'm bolting for the door with any available excuse I can think of. This is a new "discovery" that drives my husband nuts because he thinks he's done something wrong every time I bolt! Which is not the case, I just need to get out!
3. My body can not handle Arby's three days in a row.
So, there's a little list of what I've learned over the weekend(s)! Anyone else learn anything about themselves this weekend?
* images from Skonahem