10 things I dislike (if you care or were wondering):
The sound of people typing on super-clicky keyboards
When stuff explodes in the microwave
The funk on laundry left in the washer too long
Shirts with too-small neck openings
My double chin
The sound a dog makes when it's licking itself
In truth, I could go on and on about the 'noises that bother me,' because it seems I have very little ability to sift unimportant sounds out and also I have a medically proven issue with sound dampening (if you hear a loud sound in one ear your body (not mine) protects against damage by tightening up BOTH tympanic membranes, keeping them from slamming your middle-ear bones around. It's helpful, that function, and yet I do not have that particular bit of wiring) that makes everything just a little more exciting when things go BOOM. Or click. Or wheeze, whistle, snap, rustle, yadda yadda.
The beets speak for themselves.
Biffster and I will be winging our way to the left coast next week. I'd normally be excited, but on this trip I'm a-havin' to be dragging my computer along with me and, well, actually do WORK while there. A little research shows that a reliable wifi signal is readily available, so I'll be spending some (a lot) of time at the local library trying to get caught up. Again.
It's a never-ending cycle. Runrunrunrun to try to catch up while folks throw more stuff on the pile. Getting out from under is a continual effort, Sysiphussian in scope and near-impossibility.
Job.Security. THERE'S the positive spin.
I hope all y'all are keeping well, and that you've carved out a nice big hole in the end of your year to stuff in some relaxation.