Bet you can't guess what today means... that's right, it's the Friday 5!
Okay, okay, I haven't been posting here long enough to have a real pattern to it, but I certainly am trying.
This week's topic from Friday5.org fits in brilliantly with the week I've had: Remorse. Here goes...
1) When did you last experience emailer’s remorse?
And these are supposed to be honest answers, right? Crap. Well then... pretty much any time I e-mail my dad's side of the family. I try to get in on whatever the joke is, and then no replies show up. I suspect I get taken off of the list for future correspondance that way.
2) When did you last experience diner’s remorse?
I don't often have diner's remorse. I love food. Perhaps too much.
But if there's any one place that I regret practically every time I go there, it's the Taco Bell in Cottage Grove. Ugh. That place...
WAIT. I have another. DELICIOUS food at Khan's Mongolian Barbecue, but I spent the next three days in bed after that one. Double ugh.
3) When did you last experience movie-goer’s remorse?
Easy: Nicholas Cage, "Ghost Rider." Went with my brother, and we couldn't even come up with sarcastic comments for entertainment. Both of us fell asleep. What a waste of a movie ticket.
4) When did you last experience caring friend’s remorse?
I honestly can't remember. I know it happens often, though, because I'm a pretty empathetic person, and I can pretty easily tell when people are having a rough go. It usually follows that if someone I care about is feeling remorse, then I just might, too, and not know why.
5) When did you last experience lover’s remorse?
February 2007. Whew. An easy one. That's when my ex-fiancee and I for real-real called it the quits, after I'd been on the fence about it / holding out hope for a good outcome since approximately the previous October. The real bitch of it was that I had come to rely on his friends - had developed relationships with them, helped them through tough times, etc - and therefore had almost no one to turn to when the shit really hit the fan. I had to re-forge relationships with my own friends before turning to them for a shoulder to cry on, and that was a rough road.
alternate question in case that last one was too personal:
6) When did you last experience function-attender’s remorse?
I don't often go to something without a reason, or without finding something good about it. Even if I'm super-awkward, I try to find the good. If nothing else, at least I got out of the house that day!
There you have it! Another week, another 5.