1. Thursday (Oct 13) is National Train Your Brain Day. What do you do to keep your brain in tip top shape? Is it helping?
Hmm, I guess my brain isn’t too bad but I don’t have any tried and true solutions. I’ve accepted my memory loss and just make lists!
2. You can sit with anyone in the world and ‘pick their brain’…whom do you choose? Tell us why?
Ben Shapiro. I know that sounds nuts but he’s super conservative and straight-laced and I kind of want to peel back his layers. And yes, I mean that exactly how you think. I want to know the regular guy inside the political ranter; know how he really thinks.
3. What’s something happening in the world (or your corner of it) right now that you have trouble ‘wrapping your brain around’?
The split that the local Methodist church is going through. They are becoming a “new” church because they still believe that while everyone is welcome, scripture does not allow for LGBTQ people to be pastors, etc. Some in the church feel like they’re wrong for not accepting the new world we live in so they’re breaking apart. And I commend them for it because in this day and age, where the woke culture is pushing the boundaries, they are sticking true. I’m not even that religious, nor do I attend that church, but my son participates in the youth activities and at least I know where they stand!
4. On a scale of 1-10 where do you fall in the pumpkin fanclub? (1=blech, 10=make it all pumpkin all the time) Tell us something delicious you’ve tasted recently that had some pumpkin in it somewhere.
When I first read this, I interpreted it as how much do I like pumpkins, the actual gourd itself, and my answer is a 10! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for them, though I cannot tell you why. As far as flavors go, I do enjoy the pumpkin cold foam at Starbucks and generally speaking, I enjoy the taste but I am not a basic white girl who must have it. Maybe let’s say a 5/6.
5. Share a favorite song, book, or movie with an autumn title, setting, or vibe.
Hmm, I don’t think I have one right off the bat but I enjoy any media set during that time; I love the yellows and oranges and that meme you get right around this time about how fall trees show you have letting go can be good.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
In case you didn’t read my blog this week, two major things:
I finished 12.4 miles on Saturday in 2:20, which is not fast but for a hilly trail run? Yes. it was basically like hiking; some of those hills were a beating. I was so glad to be done with it, though it didn’t feel like torture. In fact, the race kind of went quickly, considering during training, I only got as far as 10 miles. I eked out the last 2.4 by sheer will. But now I feel pretty confident I can run 13.1 on the 29th; it’s on roads so I should be faster!
The other big piece of news is that I got a job! I am now an editor at the capitol in House Bill Drafting. Tallahassee is the center of Florida government so essentially, legislators propose bills, the ideas get written up by drafters, then sent to us, the editors, then it goes back up the chain until they get voted on. Pretty cool. It doesn’t pay as much as I’d like but it does have benefits, pto, and comp time, which is really where it’s at. During session, (roughly 3 months) I’ll work insane hours but if I accrue extra hours, they can be used throughout the year. I let TCC know yesterday so Friday is my last day tutoring and I will finish out my classes in December. The new job allowed for it, even. Pretty neat. I start on the 24th so for now, I am catching up around the house and getting my mind in the right place to go back to the M-F 8-5 grind!