October 18, 2013

Asking Weird, Interesting Questions + Have a Great Weekend!

...why do I seem to enjoy going out and hanging with friends, but at the same time, I do like to spend some alone time.
Have you ever wondered if you're an introvert or extrovert?

-I'm kind of an ambivert (ambiverts fall smack in the middle of the introvert-extrovert spectrum).

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you walked into that room?
-As I get older I find myself doing this more often.

Do you brush before floss or floss before brush?
-Brush. Floss. Repeat.

Did you know that: Elvis dyed his hair black? What was his natural hair colour? Elvis had a pet chimp called Scatter, which developed a taste for Scotch and bourbon.
- ...

Ever been scared to do something, and then once you've done it, realized that it wasn't quite as bad as you were imagining in your mind?
-My approach to this: It's never as bad as you think.

What are your simple joys in life?
-Call me a kid, but I still like the list my little ten year old self made: 

1. Ice-cream.
2. Saturday mornings- that moment when I can just relax and let time pass like there's no such thing as a   schedule.
3. More ice-cream.
4. Christmas Cartoons/A Christmas Carol. I still watch my all time favourite "A Christmas Carol" movie and Christmas Cartoons every year with my sister.
5. Starry skies.
6. Favourite smells: The smell of a campfire. The smell of rain. The smell (and taste) of bacon.

Go figure!

Do you talk to random strangers?
-No, but I do have a tendency to strike up a conversation when I'm waiting in line.  
How about you? I'd love to hear.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx 

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ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Usually I judge strict my actions.I always try for the best but I hard get satisfied.I have cut most of the habits I had in childhood.I usually get rest when I go for a walk.Have a nice weekend!

Tracy Terry said...

Definitely more of an introvert though more by circumstances than choice.
As I get older I find myself doing this more often.
Brush, floss then gargle.
Naturally he was what I describe as dirty blonde.
To give you my autumnal joys - Curling up with a good book and a hot water bottle
Seeing the leaves turn from green to that lovely russet red
Hot chocolate with cream AND marshmallows.

Crissi said...

Nice weekend
hugs Crissi

rainfield61 said...

I always have awesome weekend.

When I talk about weird and interesting story.

When I go hiking.

When I find friends visiting me.


TexWisGirl said...

i always refer to myself as an extroverted introvert. i prefer quiet and solitude, but if put in a social situation, i'll work the room with the best of them. :)

enjoy your weekend, dear betty!

Anaximandro said...

La fotografía del calendario sin duda está hecha por y para personas con sensibilidad. No importa si son o no introvertidas.
Enhorabuena por ello y un abrazo.

Sandra said...

I am extrovert when one on one and do talk to strangers, but introvert when in a party crowd, and i love being alone, but don't want to be alone as in living by myself.

I floss/brush

no nothing about Elvis except who he was

i am scared to do just about anything and this is a quote on my monitor.
"Though I was afraid of many things, the thing I feared most mortally was being afraid." James Buchan

simple joys.reading my kindle,all things computer and software and I love Hokey Christmas movies, but not cartoons

Betty Manousos said...

sandra, i did like james buchan's quote; and thanks for sharing your insight!:)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I definitely like to stay home more than going out. I think I'm an introvert, but a friendly one :) I just am more comfortable and happy in my home with my hubby!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the taste of a Indian Curry, yum.

Mari-Pi-R said...

Desearte un feliz fin de semana con descanso e ilusiones de las que tu tienes.

eileeninmd said...

I am pretty sure I am a introvert. I am friendly, just my shyness takes over. I am with you on the ice cream, I love it! I love to watch the old Christmas movies. Floss and then brush! Fun post, Betty!
Have a happy weekend!

Kelly said...

Ambivert - I like that term! I guess that's what I am. Even though I can talk to anyone comfortable if I need to, I just usually don't go out of my way to. I enjoy being alone. :)

I brush then floss, but also add a "sulca brush" between the two.

Elvis died his hair? I don't think I knew that!

Hope you have a fun weekend, Betty!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm an introvert. I think you have the best of both worlds being an ambivert.

Brush, floss, then brush again. :))

Elizabeth Anderson said...

I am a mixture. I can be shy but also strike up chats with people waiting in line. It's more difficult to chat with people at a networking meeting. At the same time I can make a presentation to a large group of people despite the fear inside.

The more on my mind and the less sleep I have the more forgetful I become.

Brush then floss and floss throughout the day.

If I'm afraid to do something I prepare, prepare, prepare then I let the fear reside in me but can go on to do it. If I try to fight my fear I only dwell on it which makes me dysfunctional.

I like/love:

Sunday mornings, quiet, reading in winter with a wood burning fire.

Brunch with friends although I haven't done this in a very long time.

Sharing and caring for people I love.

Giving and helping

Playing with children especially art activities

Wind on a fall day

Full moons starry skies

Have a wonderful weekend Betty :D

Tamara Camera said...

I totally think I'm an ambivert - just depending on mood and life in general. And I used to floss before brushing but now I'm told to brush first so that's what I do!
Have a beautiful weekend! Full if ice cream and bacon, if possible.

Barb said...

Who would floss first? I'm definitely an introvert but sometimes speak to strangers. Strangers might actually be easier than people I know! I like your simple joys.

Ms. A said...

I frequently strike up conversations with strangers, but I'm happy being all alone. I don't mind my own company and I get along with me quite well.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

If I feel comfortable with someone and know them well, I am an extrovert. If I don't know you--or worse, put me in a crowd--I'm painfully introverted. I'd love to fall in the middle somewhere. Sigh! Great post!

Cloudia said...

You are just as good company as you've appeared from day 1. I like your values :-) pal-You


ANRAFERA said...

Many questions you expose us Betty concerning our personality. Certainly all the questions that you realize we have done it to us same in some moment of reflection.
That you have happy weekend.
An embrace.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Betty, I'm an ambivert also--since I 'test' right on the line. But--my introvert qualities seem dominant most of the time..

Oh Yes---I have walked into a room--and had to turn around and go back to where I started--just to remember what I was going to do... ha ha

Brush... Floss later

Who cares about Elvis???? ha

Yes---and most of the time, I'm 'proud' that I did it!

Simple joys:
-sitting by a roaring fire in the fireplace
-watching my backyard birds
-watching for a sunrise or sunset
-seeing a rainbow
-hiking in the woods
-finding a new waterfall
-I also love ICE CREAM.

Don't talk to strangers much--unless they start a conversation.


Linda said...

I might fall into the "ambivert" category. I much prefer to leave the talking to an extrovert. But, if I'm in the company of someone who seems to be more introverted than I am, I'm interested in trying to draw that person out and help him or her to feel more comfortable in the situation.

Simple joys are time with close friends, private and corporate worship, good books, the beauty of nature, and chocolate. :)

Brush, then floss. Forgetfulness is my middle name. I thought Elvis' natural hair was a medium brown.

wenn said...

oh, I love Elvis!

Riot Kitty said...

I think a lot of the 10-year-old ones still work for me too:

1. Cuddle up with a cat
2. Add a book
3. Nap
4. Repeat

Sabine Gimm said...

A very nice post Betty. Yes indead. I love Elvis. I do my hair black too and I often walked in a room and forgotten why. To relax is good.
Have a nice Weekend.

Mandy Southgate said...

Great questions! I'll answer some of them:

I always thought I was an extrovert but being around people for too long drains me. Apparently I'm an INFJ - I present as extroverted but am intuitively introverted.

Do you brush before floss or floss before brush?
- Brush, floss, inter-dental cleaning, mouth wash

Ever been scared to do something, and then once you've done it, realized that it wasn't quite as bad as you were imagining in your mind?
I make it a habit of doing things that terrify me.

What are your simple joys in life?
Hanging out and doing nothing with Le Husband

Do you talk to random strangers?
All the time.

Shalet Jimmy said...

I never know what that word is. But now yes...I am an ambivert too. I have never been to West. But I always imagined celebrating Christmas there. I have been imagining it since I was a little girl.

As always love your positive posts.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Betty I am mainly an extrovert but don't like to go in to rooms with a lot of people. Love spending time alone as relaxation. Do talk to strangers (I'm Irish)You had me looking up Google on Elvis' hair and discovered he was a twin which I did not know. His twin was born 35 mins before him but was stillborn. I think he had dark hair but perhaps just wanted it even darker than normal. Too many things to write about that I like. If someone comes up with a negetive, I will have a position. My motto is ' if there is a problem, there is always a solution, eventually'!

diane b said...

I'm a bit of both but probably more of an extrovert. there is a theory about walking through a doorway clears the memory . Brush first.Its never as bad as you think is what I try to tell myself Simple joys are walking in the bush or along the beach. I will talk to strangers.
Have a good weekend.

Giga said...

Z pewnością jest mi bliżej do introwertyka, ale nie do końca, bo lubię spędzać czas wśród ludzi i bawić się z nimi. Nie jestem z pewnością "gwiazdą" na takich spotkaniach. Pozdrawiam.
Certainly, I'm closer to the introvert, but not really, because I like to spend time among the people and have fun with them. I'm not sure a "star" at such meetings. Yours.

Christa Mavropoulou said...

Ωραίες ερωτήσεις μας κάνεις Μπέτυ-)
Είμαι εξωστρεφής,ναι,έχω μπει σε δωμάτιο χωρίς να ξέρω γιατί..ναι ξεχνάω διάφορα...νόμιζα πως ήταν καστανός ο Ελβις...
Ξέρεις τα αγγλικά μου δεν είναι άριστα,και σταματάω..μη πω καμμιά κοτσάνα..χιχι-)))

Πολλά φιλιά και καλό ΣΚ

Theresa said...

Definitely floss, then brush, then mouth wash.

I feel like a kid most of the times too. We watch a lot of holiday cartoons as well :)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend Betty!

SweetMarie said...

I believe I'm an ambivert as well. People often start talking to me. I don't talk much in a big crowd and I love being at home with hubby.
I rinse with water, floss and brush. :)

Enjoy your week!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Mmm, I love the smell of a campfire. Added bonus if I can smell the roasted marshmellows and s'mores. 100 extra points if I can taste them.

Be well, Betty.

Lynn said...

I am an ambivert, too - I was with friends all day yesterday and then we went to a dinner that lasted about half an hour too long with the chatting - I was ready for home and some quiet, alone time. But I do talk to strangers very easily and enjoy that.

I thought Elvis's hair was naturally black. Who knew?

Magia da Inês said...

彡♡♡♫° ·.
Perguntas interessantes, vou pensar nelas.
Bom domingo! Bom fim de semana!
¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Betty,
It's a wonderful post. I love it!
I truly love challenges...
My first answer is, I love Elvis!
I have read a lot about him.
I love Music, Art, Literature...
Elvis was born a blonde baby with blue eyes. His natural hair colour was blonde, yet he dyed it black to look more like a tough man.
About me, I have different personalities. Nobody could really foresee in the mood I'll be in this day. At times, I am happy, outgoing, friendly, excited, nice and talkative, and so on. Other times, I feel shy or introverted, reserved to myself, perhaps even depressed, or upset over little things. I can go from up the hill to down the valley in a matter of just a few minutes. I did not have a good childhood, nor good memories about it. My mom was a very strict lady. My maternal grandmother, who was born in 1885 in Genova, Northern Italy, and my mom helped each other with my upbringing. My parents got separated when I was 8 years old. I missed my daddy not being at home for me. I know I was a good child, but my mom used to beat me pretty hard anyway as a child. I guess it was the law at that time to discipline children. I hate it, for it hurt not only from the outside, but also from the inside.
My mom had no tolerance, no patience, and she also did not like children. She did not help me build my self-esteem. So, I did not like myself when I was a little girl, for I was an unhappy child. My father was the one who wanted to have a baby. My mom wanted a boy, never a girl. She did not like girls. I left my mom's home at the age of 23, and I headed for New York City. I just wanted to be free at last. I have struggled for survival. I got married young. The father of my daughter practiced domestic violence and cruel abuses on me for 10 years or so. He tried to kill me many times. I survived, because God saved my life. Now, I celebrate life thanks the Lord Jesus, my only Savior. Well at this point, I am a Christian Senior Citizen, a freelance writer, poet, lyricist, artist, nature and animal lover/advocate, so I find plenty of things to entertain myself and keep my mind active. Physicians said that I am a bipolar patient with other issues. I spend most of the time at home with my cats and hubby, who is a Physician Surgeon. I still suffer from health issues, and I have hard times going outside and moving around, due to my health troubles. Other than that, I am a super lovely old lady. I have just turned 60 years old in God's Vineyard. I wish to write the autobiography of my life.
Have a blessed time, Betty!
Thank you for bringing this important theme to Blogland!
Happy Halloween in advance!
Welcome Aboard to My Blogs!
Greetings from Poet Starry.

Dirk Rosin said...

det er en flott innlegg !

AmyLK LK said...

I think I am an Ambivert too. I love being with people but then there are times when I could hibernate in my room all day long. I floss before I brush. Simple joys: Ice cream, snuggles with my kid or dog, reading.

I love Christmas cartoons too! I made sure Jakes knows the cartoons I grew up with.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo texto de reflexão...Espectacular....

Starry Dawn said...

Oh! I forgot something important to include in my thoughts...
I love writing, expressing myself to reach for good folks out there, and keeping my mind active.
I see writing as a silent work, a great spiritual therapy for my aching heart.
Thanks Susan, for bringing this theme to the public!
Greetings from Poet Starry.

Betty Manousos said...

thank you very much to everyone for your time and your interesting and insightful points. loved reading your wonderful comments. xo

Our photos said...

Ice-cream is so yummy!
Have a nice day! RW & SK

Pat Tillett said...

Most of my answers are pretty much like yours. Although most people that know me would say I'm an extrovert all the way, I REALLY value my alone time. I love to talk to people (strangers included), but can go for days without talking to people if given the chance.

I have a ton of simple things I enjoy, but near the top of the list is:
Driving a back road.
Hiking in the wilderness and realizing that the only sound to be heard is your own breath and footfalls.
The sound of running water.
Hanging around with my grand kids.
When my wife finishes one of my sentences, or I finish one of hers.
A gentle and cool breeze.
Petting a cat.
Listening to a cat putt
Scratching a dogs head.
Hanging around my grand kids.
The drowsiness that sometimes comes when watching a movie.
Shooting the breeze with a close friend.
Repairing something for other people.

Leovi said...

I love these beautiful photos! I think you're a balanced person who shares and need your own time! I think it's perfect! A hug!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Beth, thanks for these lights!I love Elvis! :)
The simple things make my life special.For instance when I'm just reading a book at the sofa and little Luna sits by my side starting "purrrr" :) so cute!
I also love music, cappuccino, chocolate and kisses!
Now I'm anxious waiting for Christmas because my son will come from Brazil and my daughter from UK.
Phew!Why do the kids grow up so fast? :)

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Well... Sometimes I talk. I think it depends of the person... I don't know, it's difficult :b


Ariel said...

Hi Betty,
good morning,
I loved your post,
mmm full of questions =)

Christmas cartoon?
wow, I love them.
I'll tell you a secret ...
before sleeping, I see a cartoon =)
Always, just before sleep,
I do whatever I have to do and then... cartoons =P

I wish you a beautiful Wednesday afternoon
a kiss and a hug giant

Thanks for your nice comments

Carletta said...

On my, what a dreamy pic of Elvis! I didn't know he dyed his hair. Hmmmm...
I do talk to strangers. You can't make new friends if you don't. :)

Anonymous said...

Many fine questions. I wanted to let you now I scrolled down through your posts and enjoyed your images. There is a lot of variation in your work.

Rick said...

By nature, an introvert; can be an extrovert when required but that also requires a lot of energy; am quite comfortable in my own company; love the countryside - go into the city only when absolutely necessary; have retraced my steps many times after walking into a room (I think doors have the effect of erasing one's mind); am 'afflicted' by a rather large dose of ADD - need lists to make sure I get things done although am capable of becoming single-minded about something I'm passionate about; never gave a thought to the colour of Elvis' hair.

Catherine said...

I am not usually the first to strike up a conversation with a stranger. But if they start first - I will chat with them! :)
xo Catherine

Ercotravels said...

Always i love the natural color of the hair, Not dye. such interesting Q.
nice post.

Pantherka said...

Very interesting post.

Craver Vii said...

Ambivert... Yeah, I so I get that. Yes, sometimes I feel totally introverted, even though most people automatically categorize me as a gregarious extrovert.

Talking to strangers is hit & miss. Shunning strangers is somewhat dehumanizing, don't you think? And what is a stranger, but a friend that we have not met yet? Sometimes I take the risk and find that it lands me square in the awkward zone. But other times, it is truly rewarding.

sky-blu-pink said...

I think I am an ambivert too! Depends on the company really. My sister and I loved watching Elvis films on television in the school holidays when we were teenagers!

Anonymous said...

I think most of us are ambiverts! I like talking to strangers - most of them are pretty interesting.

George said...

Sometimes I forget which room I'm supposed to walk into, but that just makes life more interesting. I also love the smell of a wood fire and of a fragrant rose.

Laura said...

Hmmm, I'd say I'm an ambivert... leaning towards introvert. I do strike up conversations with strangers, drives my family batty. But I also spend much of my time alone, so maybe that's why?

Lisa Gordon said...

What a great post, Betty, and I am with you all the way on the ice cream!!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm a total introvert and I'm okay with that. :)

Hilary said...

I'm a shy extrovert. I love to be with people (though I do value my alone time) but I'm also happier one on one.. or two.. maybe three. ;)

Brush, floss, then brush again just to get any icky stuff out of there.

Magic Moments said...

Great post..have a nice day

Diane AZ said...

Really interesting post, I didn't know that Elvis dyed his hair. I'm mostly introverted but do enjoy being around others too. In my home I talk a lot but outside, not so much. I like your simply joys. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I find that if you make it bad in your mind it always helps because it can't possibly be as as bad in real life. I didn't realize Elvis dyed his hair!

Rui - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Interesting post, I really like!!

Georgia said...

Where have you been Betty?
We love you!:0)

ritsa said...

Such an interesting post!
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Georgia said...

Shoot me an email, ok? I've missed you!

Cloudia said...

we love you, Sweetie! and will be looking forward to seeing more of you in time! <3

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Our photos said...

The photo in the piece (Back Again on Friday) is beautiful.
Big hug, RW & SK

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

Me ha gustado este Post, pleno de nostalgia y de curiosidades.
Perdona por no estar más por aquí, pero tengo unos problemas de salud que me impiden estar con frecuencia con vosotros.
Abrazos y Besos.