June 16, 2006

The downswing

Last night I was supposed to meet people at the climbing gym. On the way there one of my best friends called me. I ended up just sitting outside the gym chatting with her for over an hour. Eventually it seemed silly to spend $16 for less than an hour, so I drove back home (still talking). It was our first talk since I got back and she's had lots going on. I need some exercise, but I think last night I'd reached my aquaintence saturation point. The last weeks have been amazing, but I think I hit the 'peopled out' wall.

I realized a long time ago that my version of extroversion means that I'm either ON or OFF. If there's another person around, I'm automatically ON. Even if it's my husband. After a couple weeks I just start to crave zero people contact for a whole day. I wasn't quite there last night, but I was close.

This weekend should be absolutely thrilling! Tonight I get to finish installing ceiling tiles in the basement bathroom. Tomorrow? Hmm... should I refinish the front door, apply linoleum tiles in the basement, weed the garden, or find some other equally thrilling occupation!?

I just want to curl up in bed and sleep for the next three months. When I wake up I'll have a great job that pays me tons of money, I'll have a fabulous apartment with a nearby mountain hike, our house will have sold for an exhorbitant fee, all our furniture will have sold for ridiculous amounts of money via Craigs List and the car will be packed and ready for our camping trip across the country. Anyone have a fairy godmother tucked up their sleeve? I'll be Sleeping Beauty, you bring the godmother. This could all work out really well!


jenpen said...
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weigook saram said...

I know what you mean about needing alone time. I go through cycles of being very extroverted, then just wanting some peace and quiet for a few days.

The hiking is awesome in the Bay Area. Lots of green space (hence the high cost of housing.)

snickollet said...

I'm still working on those Free Passes for Life Annoyances. As soon as I have them, I'll send you one. Hopefully it will reach you in time to help out with the next few months.

You've got a lot going on. I sure hope you get some time for yourself in there.

OTRgirl said...

Now that my secret alter ego has been revealed, this message will self-destruct in 10...9...8...7

Ms. Pen, you of all people (working under an alias in a foreign country) should know better! Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

Actually, I don't care that much, its just that I've heard most employers now search for potential employees blogs or My Space accounts...