Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Random Dozen – Where The Bug Reveals Her Dark Impatient Side

If it's Wednesday, it must be time for the Random Dozen Meme from "Lidna" at 2nd Cup of Coffee. If you want to participate just go to Linda's site to link up.

  1. How good are you at delaying gratification?

    You know the phrase, "zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds?" That's me. I have the thought (how tall is Jessica Alba? I want chocolate!), and then I have the result in a flash (5'6"!
    Brownie!). It's kind of sad. I've tried to work on it, but so far I'm not doing very well.

  2. Maybe a marshmallow wouldn't be too difficult a temptation for you. What food (or anything else) would be most tempting?

    Sadly, I find many foods to be irresistible. No bake cookies. Pizza. Bakery cake. Sigh.

  3. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being saintly) how patient are you?

    I'm a three. I can wait a full 3 minutes before I start tapping my toes & looking at my watch.

  4. Have you ever waited for something in life only to be disappointed upon realization of the goal/object/etc.?

    If we're talking material things, yes. I get the whatever-it-is (keeps washed lettuce fresh!) & realize that it just doesn't cut it. Big ticket things like marriage or a new Webkins? Not really.

  5. Are you a person who takes shortcuts?

    Yes I do – if I don't understand why all the steps are there. If I think it's busy work, I'm skipping!

  6. Which line is hardest to wait in?

    The line to the bathroom!

  7. Did you wait to discover the gender of your unborn child until its birth?

    N/A. Although I would NOT wait if the situation ever came up. I hear pregnant women talking about their daughter or son & it just seems more special.

  8. Are you more patient with children or the elderly?

    I can be pretty impatient with any age group, but I think that children can send me over the edge faster than anyone else!

  9. Did you ever sneak a peek at a present? 

    Not as an adult – I like surprises! But I remember the Christmas I learned there wasn't a Santa Claus – I discovered my Barbie camper in my parents' closet. I was NOT traumatized (Mom as Santa Claus? Cool!), but I'm afraid that my cousin K has still not recovered from me telling her all about it.

  10. What is the longest you've ever waited for anything?

    From the glimmer of thinking about the concept (around 1995 or so), until the offer of a position (this past summer), Dr. M's current job was quite a while coming. Please realize that he wasn't looking for a job that whole time! We had to get the Master's & Ph.D and then look for a job.

  11. Who has more patience, you or your significant other?

    Oh he does in most cases. He can get pretty uptight sometimes, but I'm more impatient.

  12. Which of the following songs about waiting is your pick for the best? (OK, you may substitute another, if you like.)

    A) Anticipation by Carly Simon
    B) The Waiting by Tom Petty
    C) Right Here Waiting for You by Richard Marx
    D) Wait for Me by Rebecca St. James
I don't like any of these choices! I read the lyrics & they creeped me out a bit. But if we ignore the rest of the song, then I'm definitely The Waiting. Because it is the hardest part!

Well basically, I need to just take a chill pill! Go back to the days in Zambia where going to the bank was a leisurely task, not a speed event. I was much calmer then, once I figured out the system. Ohm!


  1. LOL... fun answers! I think we are all impatient to a degree. I am less so with having Sam in my life, but that doesn't mean I don't tap my foot a bit. ;c)

  2. Ha...good answers. I am not patient at all. Maybe when I don't feel well enough to complain...

  3. Isn't that first one the ketchup song? That is what I think of when I hear it. I am very impatient so I skipped this week. :)

  4. You just make me smile! Wish I had a wee bit of your energy!

    Your food choices made me hungry, and "line to the bathroom" LOL! Absolutely! Wish I would've thought of that one.

  5. I am SO relieved to know that I am not the only one who cannot wait...phew!!

    Love the big ticket webkins...ha ha. Been there done that and don't regret a single purchase!!


  6. Webkins on the same level as marriage?! LOL

    And I can't believe that I didn't think of the bathroom line - lots of other people did!

  7. I hear you, my year in Africa definitely helped me slow down a bit. You think God moved me here to S. America to complete the job? LOL

    I, too, would have said kids send me over the edge faster...but after having occasion to deal with some ornery elderly folks, now I'd say it's an even tie!

    Chuckled all the way through your answers. We are so alike; I hope we get to meet one day! :-)

  8. That was a fun meme, and with interesting answers, too.

    That old saying, "Instant Gratification is not quick enough" often applies to me too, but I've become far more patient in most areas.

    At least, I hope I have because, there was certainly vast amounts of room for improvement!

  9. Enjoyed your answers. I too put the bathroom line, and what is worst is when you are waiting and you hear someone in there talking on their cell phone.

    Until next time... nel

  10. I love your answer to #9!!!!

  11. Darn, I came here and read this yesterday and then had to get on the road and didn't have a chance to comment. Oh, patience! Some might say that God created this impatience so that you would learn patience. Meh. We are who we are, for better or worse.

  12. A line for the bathroom? Oh yeah!!

    Glad you have an impatient side, Ms. Bug. All of us are entitled to three dimensions!

  13. These were fun.

    I have no patience. Nope. My husband is much better in that area.


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