- What are you holding your breath in anticipation of?
I had several answers to this question a week ago, but I’m drawing a blank now. How about payday? I’m not broke yet and it’s only three days since my last payday, but I’m still already looking forward to the next one. This new job situation is difficult in that department.
- What most recently gave you goosebumps?
This is going to sound terrible, but I recently wrote something about some people who got together to create a scholarship for a friend who died recently. I sent it out for approval by invested parties, and when I read it again a week or so later, I admit I got some goosebumps over the shared affection and good intentions. Yeah, I got goosebumps from my own writing. What a jerk!
- What’s giving you that pain in the neck?
I’ve actually had a literal pain in the neck since Monday, when I fell asleep in a weird position and woke up with stiffness. So there’s that. My figurative pain in the neck is from some plumbing problems we’re having in my rented house. Don’t make me think about it; it’s going to stress me out.
- What’s making your heart ache?
You know, I’m not sure. But I’ve been feeling something in there lately. A weird emptiness I can’t figure out. It’s not exactly a yearning but a puzzlement. My heart is confused by something but I don’t know what it is. I’ve been thinking a lot about turning 49 (holy crap) in January. Maybe it’s that. My heart is aching over lost youth.
- What are you yawning at?
The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s football team has been super yawn-inducing this season. At least in recent years it’s been bad but interesting.
This year it’s bad and boring. I’ve also been yawning over food choices on campus lately. Today I was super hungry at lunch on one of those semi-rare days when I plan to buy lunch at work. I couldn’t think of a single thing available (and choices are considerable) I wanted to eat. I managed to find something appealing (Indian food always does the trick) and enjoyed it very much, but it bums me out that I wasn’t looking forward to anything.