February 23, 2006

Thursday Three Emergency Broadcast Network

Although I was able to escape the deep dark depths after I got thrown into a well yesterday, I still don’t have time to play with anyone or anything today, so I would like to thank Long Island’s own Skinnydan for today’s questions for the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three.

Although they might seem awfully reminiscent of the Thursday Three from October 6, 2005, they are completely new and fresh, so let’s go ahead and plunge right in, shall we? YES! WE SHALL!

1) Are you the sort of person that's always late, always early, always right on time?

2) Is that true all the time, or are there things that will make you change your normal patterns (e.g. you're always early, but get to the dentist late)?

3) How good are your time management skills? Do you know exactly how much time you have, or do you look up at the clock & realize three hours have somehow disappeared?

Okay, all of you post either your answers in the comments below, or a link back to your blog. Me? I can’t get rid of K-Fed, and he really needs a bath and a shave.

BUT, here are my answers anyway!

1. Before I got married, I was usually always early to everything, usually by a half hour or more. Now that I’m married with four kids who seem to have no concept of time, being on time to anything requires Herculean effort. We usually manage to be (barely) on time for most things, but at extreme detriment to my blood pressure and fragile mental state.

2. No, there’s usually nothing that seems to trigger more lateness than anything else.

3. Most of the time, I know about what time it is and how much time I have left for the tasks I'm working on before I have to move on to something else. Not that it helps any.

So, there you go--now, I got work to do!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 23, 2006 08:00 AM

Am I on time? Am I on time?

Posted by: Diane at February 23, 2006 08:22 AM

Heh--given your responses, I'd be surprised if you were NOT first!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 23, 2006 08:35 AM

1. I used to be on time, but then I had children. We do manage to get The Boy to school on time, but that's about it. I'm late for everything else.

2. If I get to go some place without my family I'm usually on time or early, which means I usually get to the dentist at the appointed time.

3. I suppose I'm only good at time management when I have too much to do. Otherwise, when the kidlets are entertaining themselves and I'm entertaining myself, I lose track of time.

Posted by: Jordana at February 23, 2006 09:05 AM

1. I'm always early. I take a book if I'm supposed to be meeting somebody.
2. I'm early to everything. Not AS early if I have my husband and/or oldest child with me.
3. I don't have very good judgment about how long something will take, so I tend to plan more than I can actually get done.

Posted by: Kathy at February 23, 2006 09:43 AM

1. 32 years in the Army. I'm early! My wife on the other hand?

2. I am early unless something completely beyond my control (such as a traffic accident) delays me.

3. I usually get things done with time to spare.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at February 23, 2006 10:02 AM

I think the fact that Dan knew the questions ahead of time and his answers still aren't up is telling.

Posted by: Jordana at February 23, 2006 10:24 AM

Here I am!

Posted by: Sarah G. at February 23, 2006 10:33 AM

Answer honestly, Janis. Yes, I will, dear:

1) I'm usually right on time. Small a population as my area has, traffic is usually not a problem. My grooming needs are predictable, so I can come in on a two minute range to a lunch with a friend or a wedding.

2) Seldom does that change. An accident on the bridge can put a soul off by hours. But that's not a personal failing.

3) My daily and hour-to-hour skills are good, but my long-terms skills are getting worse all the time -- see blog, ref. aging.

Posted by: Janis at February 23, 2006 12:12 PM

Jordana, I plead mechanical failure for my delay. See my end of the blogiverse for more details, and my answers to these ridiculous questions.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 23, 2006 01:17 PM

This is actually Terry, but Steevil had sent his answers to me via e-mail and I thought I would post them for him:

1. Being early is a family disability. If we invite my parents for dinner at 6:00, we know we'd better be dressed by 5:30. However, that was before brain damage. Now I'm late for everything.

2. Well, not late for MRI and Dr's appointments. Dentist app'ts are downtown on weekday mornings; we're usually close to on time.

3. I usually have a pretty good idea what time it is. The exception is, in college & grad school, I'd put a stack of records on the turntable (to block other noise) while doing homework. Math and engineering problems could pull me in enough for me to lose track of time. I'd be surprised when I heard the turntable click off at the end of the stack.

Posted by: Pseudo-steevil at February 23, 2006 02:30 PM