Today I thought I'd talk about something light, 'cos Lord knows I need it.
Our PA is off sick and the new 2nd in charge has been bossing me around like crazy to help her with things and I have issues - I hate taking orders from people.
Laugh all you want - D also had a good laugh when I told him this evening.
Add to that the fact that organising a colleague's baby shower has fallen on me (how do these things happen?!) and I can't even get the work I'm paid to do, done!
Freaks me out.
Nevertheless, I just did some awesome work and finally finished a major business project that's been in the making for the last two months and I feel free as a bird!
Okay, onto the topic.
I love, love, love The Amazing Race.
It is THE BEST reality tv (for me - maybe you like all that backstabbing on the other shows? I hate it) because there's nothing like racing against yourself, using your own intelligence, travel.... (*drool*)
Well, except for what I like to call The Great Equaliser that is the Airport.
I've always imagined what it would be like to participate in The Amazing Race.
Assuming that I could swim and possessed the stomach for leaping off the sides of buildings, and so on.
At one point D & I vaguely entertained the idea that we'd be a good team. We are a good life team, just not with competitive things. I am far too competitive and before long, I'd be barking orders at him and he'd be telling me to slow down.
We quickly realised that to have a good marriage, best not to put us in situations like that.
Same reason why I could never work with D, as in run a business together, etc. I like things done yesterday and he likes to get to them in his own sweet time.
For a long time, I said that my BFF Melody and I would be perfect teammates. Until she dumped me. That's a story for another day - Deanna, remind me :)
So I haven't had an imaginary Amazing Race teammate for years and years.
On Monday night, I asked D, "who would be your ideal AR teammate?"
I thought he'd mention our friend in Ireland as they get along great but are just different enough.
Do you know what he said?
"One of your infertility friends"
I said, "WHAT???!!!"
He says, "because they're such kind people" and I'm at a tender place in my life where I need kindness"
Of course I said, "well, then who?"
And he said.........
"Natalie!" (she of the preggy gorgeousness)
LOL - good thing I have high self-esteem.
Strangely enough, Natalie is who I would pick but not for reasons of kindness.
N is the exact opposite of me on Myers Briggs (INFP) to my ESTJ and I just thought we'd have all bases covered.
So Nat, if there is ever a chance to do Amazing Race (and assuming I ever become adventurous), you're IT!
Who is your ideal Amazing Race teammate?