As I said last week, I’m on vacation now and as such, wasn’t sure I’d be posting this week. But the responses from my birthday poll (if you haven’t taken it yet, get to it), made me think of the time I celebrated those of us who don’t enjoy celebrations. It’s one of my favorites… Read More Welcome to Our Church of Holy Introversion
Note: What follows is something I published two years ago. I’m rerunning it because a) We really did have a party this last weekend so it totally fits, and b) because of said party, the story I intended to publish isn’t ready. So until it is, I hope you enjoy this: We had our annual… Read More Party Planning for Friendly Anti-Socialites
Feel free to stay in the comfort of your own home and join us online. This, my fellow introverts, is your safe haven. Now let us gather together (not literally together, of course; we respect personal boundaries here), and recite our Opening Prayer of Introversion: O Holy Silence and Quiet Interlude, we do seek you.… Read More Welcome to Our Church of Holy Introversion – Please Enter Quietly
“Why are you so quiet?” A coworker asked the other day. “Talking is easy, just try it! Do you really have nothing to say?” “I’m sorry my silence offends you,” I carefully replied, “But you see, I’ve work to do, And my mind is occupied.” “Here, here,” my nemesis cried, “That’s no reason for restraint.… Read More Why Are You So Quiet?
I know a woman who uses a lot of pet phrases. And by ‘a lot of pet phrases,’ I mean, ‘Please, dear God, make it stop.’ But however many times a day I hear, “It is what it is,” or “It’s all good,” or “Just sayin’!” — I haven’t said a word about it. Not.… Read More Right, Sure, and Yeah-Yeah-Yeah
Everyone has a sense of personal space around them – a bubble if you will. My bubble might be bigger than your bubble. In fact, I’m sure it is.… Read More Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Bear with me, people. It’s another park story. So I’m walking Dog along a mountain path – she’s off leash, by the way. Yes, there is a sign clearly posted at the entrance of the park with a rule stating, “Pets must remain leashed at all times.” Right. I’m going to walk in this big mountain… Read More While Strolling Through the Park One Day…
Recently I volunteered at a community concert thing-a-ma-jig. Lest you imagine that makes me a caring, noble creature, I did it because it got me a free ticket to the thing-a-ma-jig. They asked me to usher, which just goes to show how little they knew me. Somehow I thought I’d be alone in a ticket… Read More Extroverts Are Cute