Monday, April 14, 2008

Super powers!

Standing in line at the supermarket this evening, the check out lady called next for me to get served. I walked up to the counter, about a metre or so from where I'd been lined up, put my groceries on the counter for her to scan, and she says to me "Oh, you snuck up on me whilst I was blinking!"

Not much you can come back with for that is there ...

So not only am I very, very sneaky*, I must also be lightning fast to be able to move a metre in the space of an eye blink! lol

* does anyone know what movie that line is from?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Song number one

I made up a CD of songs for Everyday Stranger the other day and the instant I posted it I thought of songs I wished I'd put on instead. lol

The only criteria I put on it was classic Australian music. The first song is my favourite Powderfinger song (Baby I've Got You) On My Mind. Basically, it rocks!

And on a happy note, on Friday I was able to buy tickets to see them at the Enmore Theatre in a couple of months time! :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Still here ...

Yep, I've been mightily neglecting my blog yet again, time to get serious and start writing again.

I went to the psych last week and talked through some more issues. Last Friday work had a function at North Sydney bowling club. I didn't want to go, for two reasons. North Sydney was further than I had driven before, and I didn't want to face Friday afternoon traffic. But I didn't want to not do it (I think that double negative works), as then it would be another thing that I was afraid of that I'd avoided. When you start on the avoidance trail it can be a very quick downward spiral. I sometimes think I'm just a few steps from being a full fledged agoraphobic, in a cage of my own making.

So, I went. Success! The trip there was ok, until I got to the Gore Hill freeway. Never been on a freeway by myself before. Was only on it for a little while, managed to get off at the wrong exit, but I did it. Tick! Proceeded to get hideously lost in North Sydney, which seems to be a suburb made up of no right turns. Finally got to the function, another tick in the box for me!

I think I did ok at the function, sometimes socially I'm not so great. And when I play sport (we played lawn bowls in teams) I tend to get a bit vocal, cheering people on etc. Sometimes I worry that I'm too loud, that I've made a fool of myself. I guess all I can do is be myself.

Drive home was good, didn't get lost, and traffic wasn't bad either.

So sum total is I am proud that I did it! Nice to have personal best for distance travelled by myself too.