Mr. Fix it.

I recently discovered something about my own personality.

I am a Fixer.

Let me explain, because I’m not using a standardized system here. I’m just basing this on some of my own observations.

There are different types of people. I’m not saying these are all of them by any means, but there are some definite categories.

There are Thinkers. The ‘Thinker’ group includes theoretical scientists and philosophers, people who are most at home pondering and considering big things.

There are Doer. The ‘Doer’ group is full of people who take action and are comfortable doing it. Construction workers, mechanics and farmers are all ‘Doers’

Every ones knows about Heroes. Firefighters, Police officers, and members of the military. The Heroes are all most comfortable doing what the rest of us are aren’t willing or able to do.

Then there’s my group. I’m a Fixer. We’re most comfortable when we’re solving problems.

Now more about me as a ‘Fixer’. I am happiest when I’m ‘The Guy’. You know when they say in the movies ‘I know a guy’? I love being that guy. I am most at home when I am solving problem. I love being the guy people go to to get or fix something no one else can.

This manifests in my love of puzzles, and why I manage to teach myself obscure things that may or not be useful. It makes me excited to be presented with something that everyone else was clueless about, and come out on top.

This is both a good thing and a bad thing for me. Being a fixer means that sometimes I can get a natural high just from fixing a small problem, just because nobody else knew how to fix it. The downside here is that sometimes I have to count on people stressing me out by needing my help, just to get that feeling of accomplishment. It isn’t good to have the bulk of your affirmation come from an outside source, no matter who you are.

For all the pros and cons involved, it’s invigorating to be able to identify such a specific part of my own personality. It leads me to believe that I can use this information to make positive changes in my life. I can embrace the fact that I relish the challenge of a puzzle. I can search out positions where I can make the best use of my desire to be a ‘go to guy’.

I think it’s something I can continue to explore.

What kind of person are you?

-Christopher

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I Dit It!

Saturday, Nov. 19th was my 13th straight day of working 8 hours or more.

I’m not looking for a pat on the back or anything, but I suppose I wouldn’t mind one.
In reality, I’m just tired. I’m glad that I have tomorrow off, and then Thanksgiving is next Thursday.

I’m very excited for Thanksgiving. I’m excited because it means a few days off in a row, but I’m also excited for the inevitable plethora of delicious food. You should be jealous. Thanksgiving dinner at my In-Laws is always delicious.
Also of great importance, is football. I haven’t seen a football game in quite a few weeks.
I know that as a Cleveland Browns fan, I haven’t really been missing much, but I still want to watch it.
Aaaaand now I’m excited for football

-Christopher

Sleep Schedule

Am I the only one who can’t sleep when I change my sleep schedule?

Let me give you an example: My normal sleep schedule goes something like 12a – 7a Monday through Friday and 1a – 9a on the weekend.

If I go to bed so much as 45 minutes early, I somehow manage to wake up around an hour and a half early. So I have lost 45 minutes of sleep, in an effort to get some extra rest.

AmĀ  I the only one who’s body decides to fight him over a sleep schedule? What if I have to get up early for something, like tomorrow? I can’t go to bed too early, or I’ll end up more tired than if I just went to bed at my normal time.

Maybe I’m just getting all old and crotchety and don’t want my schedule to change. You would think I wouldn’t be old enough to be getting all old and grumpy, but everything else I do seems to be old man-ish, so why not right?

-Christopher

Apology Accepted

I feel I owe you all my utmost and deepes- Ok I can’t do that with a straight face anymore.

I missed a few days because I’ve been crazy busy. Deal with it.

Kidding!

(kind of)

I have to admit, between excellent new TV shows, and the upcoming November sweeps week, television has also stolen my soul and will to live. I promise that I have these gand plans when I come home about all the awesome things I’m going to get accomplished in the hours between 6 and 12.

Then the funny moving pictures start and I turn in to Nero; content to watch the world burn around me as long as I am entertained. Dance for me television puppets…dance.

Anywho, I don’t really have an excuse, and I’ve not got much to write about. I still have that big thing I mentioned before, and I came up with a funny story about this job interview I went on once. It wasn’t funny when it happened to me, it was generally a terrifying and wholly disheartening experience, which probably means it makes for good comedy when told properly.

Also, We’re headed into that awesome gauntlet of the ‘Holiday Season’ That has basically begun to stretch from the minute Halloween is over until after New Year’s Day. I tend to both love and despise the holidays, which means there might be some nuggets of self-loathing comedic gold to mine for. Maybe I’ll find some of that to share with you.

Well, that’s all folks.

For now.

-Christopher

Update

I didn’t do it, I swear.

By that I mean that I didn’t stop posting altogether just because October is over. I didn’t sit back and rest on my laurels as if to say ‘Check that out! Look what I did last month!’

I know if I did that you would all think less of me. Likely because if I was satisfied by posting every day for a month, I don’t deserve to have readers.

I did not have anything pressing to share yesterday, but I can share a little morsel today. No more than a morsel though, I’ve read ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ and you’re all human and hence larger than mice.

I’m working on something different, and larger than before. I can’t tell you what it is exactly, but that’s mostly because I’m not 100% sure myself. What I do know is this: it’s going to be like a story, fiction, and I will post it here.

If it works out that I can do it in small, bite-sized chunks, I’ll share that way and not make you wait just to read a wall of text.

That’s all for now!

-Christopher