20 Questions You Probably Never Wanted Me To Answer But…

I was tagged by Maleesha  at Binary Trash to answer these.  Sometimes, like today, I’m so glad for tags because it saves me from having to think of something to write about.  Right off the bat I’m going to break rule #2 and not tag other people.  Feel free to participate if you want.

The rules of the game:

RULE #1 : People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 : Tag 6 people to do this quiz and they cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?

No clue to be honest.  If it’s a real betrayal I might just walk out and take him for all he’s worth.  I once heard or read Ivanka Trump say, “Don’t get angry, get EVERYTHING!”  Of course I really don’t know and I hope I never have to find out.

2. If you have a dream you’d like to come true, what is it?

That I would have an infinite amount of money so I could travel around the world on a whim.  And because it would be infinite I would just be giving it away.

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?

Hmm, I don’t honestly know.  I can’t think of anyone specific but I really hate bullies so maybe I’d round up a few of them and show them what it’s like.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

Didn’t I just answer this already?  Well, I guess I would pay off my student loan and my car – big spender I know.  Then I would pay off all the debt everyone in my family owes and give them all enough money to not ever have to worry about money again.  I would put away enough to travel and maybe invest some somewhere for posterity.  Then I would probably give the rest away.  There are a bunch of people in a small village in Guatemala whom I would love to give money too.  And anything to do with kids.  Like going to schools and purchasing supplies for them or donating to after school programs, music programs, and fitness programs.  Stuff like that.

5. Will your best friend always be your best friend?

My best friend would be Leigh and yes, she’d better be!

6. Have you ever been in love with two people at once?

Nope

7. How long would you wait for someone you really loved?

Uh, well it depends.  What am I waiting on them to do?  Get back from somewhere?  Overcome some issue?  Are they making up their minds about something?

8. If you won the lottery, would you quit your job?

Absolutely.

9. Who is on your celebrity top 5…you know, the ones…that if you ever had an opportunity…

Oh my gosh I just went into a frenzie b/c I know there are so many to pick from but my mind went blank.  For sure Wentworth Miller from Prison Break.  Christian Bale, David Beckham, Ryan Gosling, and Dave Annable.  I wouldn’ be surprised if I changed this a few times throughout the day.

10. What sucks the life out of you?

Hearing about or dealing with the same issues over and over and over again without any changes being made.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?

I would use my eyes.

12. What’s your greatest fear/phobia?

Rejection.  But I will also accept spiders and those large grasshoppers.

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?

Well, we’ve never met but her blog is dang funny and she reads my blog so she must be awesome.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?

Hmm, I don’t know.  I’ve never been married or rich, just single and poor.  So I might be up for anything that changes that up a little.

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Think to myself, “The sooner you get up and function, the sooner you can leave work and come home.”  Then I get up.

16. Would you give all in a relationship?

Yes.  As long as I’m not the only one doing so.

17. Is your career vitally important to you?

Nope

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing the someone has done?

I would really like to say yes to this question but I don’t think I honestly can.

19. Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?

It’s a toss up.  I love doing whatever I want whenever I want without having to think of anyone else.  I love coming and going at my own schedule and not having to worry about other people.  But sometimes it’s a real drag to have to go to things by yourself all the time.  And it’s nice to have someone want to be with you simply because you’re you.

20. List 6 people to tag

I already said I wasn’t going to do this.  But feel free to take the tag and run with it.  Just let me know so I can take a peek.


Emergency Essentials

Yesterday I blogged about my car fiasco (see entry below) and I’d like to add a little to the story.  Yesterday a co-worker was nice enough to have his wife come and pick us up and take me home (I’m still waiting to hear back from the mechanic and thus, still do not have my car).  As we make our way off my exit I suddenly remember something very important – the mechanic has my keys a.k.a. MY HOUSE KEY!!!  Oh for crying out loud!  Not wanting to impose on my co-worker and his wife anymore than I feel I had already, I said nothing.  We get to my apartment and I thank them, get out and head to the steps ready to make myself comfortable because I had a two hour wait until my roommate would get home from work.  The whole thing was incredibly funny and there was really nothing I could do but laugh at the situation.  Good thing I like to be outside in the sun and good thing I had my book with me.  So this entire experience has taught me that there are 6 things to remember to have at all times:

 

1.  Cell phone – I can’t believe my parents had to practically MAKE me get one because now it feels awkward to not have it with me.  However in my defense, I was living outside the country for a year and a half without any sort of technology and had left before cell phones became all the rage.

2.  Books – In almost any emergency situation you will find yourself waiting for something or someone.  Books make the time pass very quickly!

3.  Camera – My phone has one but it’s crappy so it doesn’t count.  I did not have a camera on me when my car died but really wish I would have.  You never know when you’ll see something or want to document something for a blog entry!!

4.  Keys – Car and house!  In my case I really could have used that house key.  My roommate and I were talking about putting a spare one somewhere outside just in case.  Of course, this conversation would have been helpful at an earlier time.

5.  Sense of humor – Honestly, if you can’t find something about your situation a little funny than you have a much bigger problem.   Even if it means “looking back” and laughing, that’s better than never finding it humorous.

6.  Money – In any form preferably cash/debit/credit card.  You just never know.

I know there are more things that in all seriousness you should have in your car at all times but these are the things that either helped me or I wish I would have had at the time.

It’s that time of year again

We had to fill out our company’s work evaluations this past week…ugh!!  This is the third evaluation I’ve done for this company and right off the bat I have to say they’re a complete waste of time.   

Year #1:  I had only “officially” been with the company two months, although I had been a temp worker for 7 months before being hired.  I still had to fill out the evalutation.  99% of the questions didn’t even apply to me seeing as how they had to do with goals I had set for the previous year and whether or not I had reached them.  Plus a large portion of the questions had to do with aspects of the company I did not (and have never had to) deal with.  Many of the questions were repeated throughout the form just worded a little different and I felt compelled to answer them all differently.  The whole thing took between 4-5 hours to complete.  In the end, I received a whopping $.04 an hour more because the company only took into account the two months since my hire date.  Honestly, I would have given the change back if it meant not having to waste my time filling out the form.  My manager at the time had it approved to give me a bigger raise because he didn’t think it was fair to not take into account all the time I had been there, even if I was only a temp worker.

Year #2:  Same stupid form to fill out from the previous year.  Seeing as how I never saw the previous evaluation again (though we were supposed to review it with our manager) I didn’t put as much time into this one but it still took about 3 hours to complete.  However this year, I copied and pasted answers on multiple portions rather than trying to think of a new way to answer the same question.  Plus on portions that didn’t apply to my job responsibilities I answered with a mocking, sarcastic tone that is hard to fully detect unless you know the person.  I can’t remember what the raise amount was but it wasn’t worth much.  According to my new manager, he wasn’t consulted like he was supposed to have been by his boss.  Instead HR and his boss and had assigned everyone the same percentage raise.  He went back and had it raised on a few people (like me) to make it fair according to the work and job titled held.  So once again, my raise was based on my manager asking for more money and not a result of the evaluation.

Year #3:  This year the company changed the form to make it faster and easier.  A large portion consisted of a ranking scale from 1-3 on how we feel we are in particular areas.  I made it incredibly easy on myself and rated 3s on pretty much everything without really reading the questions.  Because let’s face it…I rock.  My answers to the questions resembled my high school term papers, filled with tons of flowery words, that when you think about it don’t even make sense.  There were a lot of,  “I feel that in order to adequately enable our customers to efficiently ascertain and master their evolving goals within the competitive environment….”, “As a means to obtain our primary focus within our company’s infrastructure, our ending result must reflect not only our unwavering dedication to our valued customers but the importance in acheiving quality satisfaction….”  Uh, WHAT??  Exactly.  And it only took 20  minutes to complete.

If the past two years are any indication, my raise will be the result of my manager.  And my evaluation will be filed with the rest in the large folder labled trash can.