What, in your opinion, is the silliest thing that people get snobby about?
I had a stranger at school accost - accost! - me over my choice of computer, and tell me that it was inferior.
Who are some of your favorite animal sidekicks?
I used to really love roller derby. Then my league got political. I took a break, and re-started when I moved to the US. That league was super bitchy, so I changed to a different one. They got political and broke up. During this time I also injured my shoulder, and it's still not quite right a year or two on.
I moved to a new place after another break, and joined the team here. They're lovely and friendly, but there is some simmering politics. I have been staying out of contact drills because of my shoulder, and actually not attended for about a month because I don't get much joy from it any more. However it has been fabulous as a social aspect in a new town, which i'm not sure would carry over if I no longer was a league member.
I have considered going back in as a ref, but the whole sport just doesn't grab me like it used to. I can't take the drama, politics and heartache that seems to come as part and parcel with it either.
So, do I give it one last chance, and try to throw myself into reffing, or just accept that I already have a busy sporting schedule (krav maga and trapeze) and retire myself?
dk,dc: What sports do you do?
I often find a perfectly good night ruined by a stressful thought that my mind won't let go of--keeps me awake and/or makes me sleep fitfully. For me the worst are things other people could help alleviate but they don't--that adds to the stress level.
What thoughts keep you up at night? Do you deal with them better by day?