Man, can I just go to bed already? I turned into a pumpkin a few hours ago but I had to keep going for for what seemed like forever.

I don’t exactly know exactly how to describe this phenomenon but it drives me nuts when I am at a meeting and somebody starts asking inane questions that lead the conversation off in some tangential direction into a black hole or whatever. I would much rather research my questions before asking them. When I do that, not only do I often I figure out the answer all on my own. I gain a more thorough knowledge of the question and whatever other issues surround it and even come up with more questions. Which I can then go off and research…

Not that it isn’t ever okay to ask questions. Of course it is! And I am also a firm believer that there is no such thing as a dumb question. Sometimes a carefully worded “dumb” question asked at just the right moment can clear up a whole room full of confusion. Sometimes it takes a bit of research to come up with that carefully worded “dumb” question.

All that was just some gobblety-gook that I had on my mind tonight. It was a pretty long day and I am trying to decompress. It’s interesting that certain people keep asking me what “level” I am on in Bejeweled in a sort of condescending way and then when I look over at what’s on their iPhone screen, I see… Bejeweled… I am playing the “zen” version. It kind of goes on forever and ever and it’s not a bad stress reliever for those moments when you are w-a-i-t-i-n-g for something and can’t focus on anything important. And I am one of those people who hates to w-a-i-t. Which I will surely be doing come Monday morning when I have to go in for jury duty and I don’t think I will even be able to take my phone in there with me so if I ever get outta there I probably won’t have any fingernails left. (I do not play Bejeweled ALL the time and I NEVER play it at work. The only “game” I allow myself to play at work is the NYTimes xword and that is only when I am working my way through some dense bit of analysis and need to multi-task a bit so my brain can rest before it works out the next bit of writing or flow-charting or whatever. (Or when the mother ship has taken over my laptop to install new security crap.)

Kayak Woman

2 Responses to “Dazzed”

  1. Margaret Says:

    There are LOTS of stupid questions asked at staff meetings–believe me! There are dumb questions. 🙂 I’ve never tried that game.

  2. Pooh Says:

    Maybe Mouse can hook you up with a knitting project for jury duty selection. I’m pretty sure you can’t do anything but pay attention if you are ON a jury, but that waiting to get called or not can get tedious. I’ve got a nice reversibly cabled scarf pattern from econesting almost off the needles.