Warning: This is Random

by - April 23, 2010

Okay, so this week has been hectic. Not as hectic as last week. I've actually gotten significantly more sleep this time around with the exception of yesterday. (Of course, that could be because I keep falling asleep at my desk.) So, Tuesday night/Wednesday morning I was attempting to eat my midnight snack-lunch when I realized my throat felt really tight and I was having a hard time swallowing. So I whipped out my trusty compact brush-mirror and a flashlight and proceed to examine the back of my throat only to discover that it's absolutely covered with nasty white pus pockets. TMI, I know. But this will explain my lack of effort in yesterday's post as well as my lack of post for Tuesday.

So my mind goes from "Where the heck did those come from?!" to "Oh, no what if it's strep?!" to "I don't want to go to the doctor!" But I did go to the doctor where my strep test came back negative thankfully, but I did end up getting a shot. That sucked. I'm a baby when it comes to stuff like that. I want someone there holding my hand and sometimes I cry. Not even kidding. Needles are my weakness. But anyway. They gave me a shot to bring the swelling in my throat down - my tonsils were so big they were almost touching each other - and then prescribed me two medicines to kill the sinus infection I've had for like the past two months thanks to all the lovely pollen floating around.

So now you know what's been distracting me. Stupid pollen.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend, now that I can breathe and swallow again (I know there's a "that's what she said" in there but please refrain). The boyfriend and I are supposed to be going down to a zoo at the beach where I can, get this, climb up a ladder and be up close and personal with a giraffe! Words can't describe how excited I am about this.

Couples are supposed to talk, right? To keep their relationship healthy and stuff, but apparently there are certain things all couples should be talking about to make their relationships happier. I discovered this through Yahoo - "9 Things Happy Couples Talk About". According to that article, couples that discuss heavier topics rather than gossip have happier relationships. They used data from a study of college students to compile a list of things couples should talk about.

Embarrassing Moments: If you can't share those with your significant other, who can you share them with? Right? I have a lot of embarrassing moments. That's what being clumsy does for you. And knowing that we can genuinely laugh about my awkwardness is refreshing, especially since I know he's not making fun of me.

Political Viewpoints: Not sure I agree with this one. I don't enjoy discussing politics at all. And I work in news.

Fears & Insecurities: Understanding the things that worries each other is essential in understanding who they are as a person.

Childhood: You know we all like sharing stories of all the crazy things we did as kids. It's fun and very enlightening.

Past Relationships: This one is touchy, but I have to admit that the boyfriend and I have done this. We don't compare each other to our old flames but we have discussed why previous relationships ended.

Family Life: This should be a no-brainer. How your significant other interacts with his/her family can tell you so much about the type of person they are.

Current Events: Welcome to my life. I live in current events. I am after all in the news business. As for everyone else, it's really not that hard. You've got different interests, so share them with each other. And who knows, you could develop a shared interest.

TV & Movies: This seems like it doesn't fit in with the rest of the list, doesn't it? Well, when you move past the shallow conversation about how hot the main characters are and get into the deeper stuff like what motivated the characters to do something or the plot twists, etc., it makes more sense. These kinds of discussions, in my opinion, shed a lot of light on a how a person interpret his/her surroundings.

The Future: This doesn't necessarily mean marriage, a house and kids. But don't you want to know what your significant other's dreams and aspirations are? What goals he/she is working towards? If you don't know those things how can you expect to have a future with that person? 

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  1. Trying to stay away from sweeping generalizations, but really, to be honest, I've found that younger women only want to talk about their shoes, hair, or friends, and olders want to talk about how young billy crapped his pants yesterday, haha. The intellectual middle ground is being held by me alone. You cannot has it.

  2. I feel your pain. Every time pollen season rolls around I get all itchy and my tonsils swell to the size of tennis balls.

    I read that article about the happy relationship convo things. I found a lot of it was bull in my opinion. It assumes that everyone is the same and likes to talk about serious stuff. Some of us in the world (like me) don't like deep conversations.

    I'm totally like a guy in that aspect. Lol.

  3. Well it wasn't saying that you shouldn't have nonsensical conversations but if you're in a real relationship then you're going to be having some serious discussions. I just thought their choices of what you should be talking about were interesting.