Metaphors Be With You

Originally Posted on July 25, 2008

When you go to the beach, lake, or pool, are you more likely to lower yourself gradually into cold water or to take a determined plunge and get it over with? I am a total jumper and I hate when there is no way for me to get right in. I don’t want to feel the water, I just want to get in. Once in all is well. I hate people who wade in gradually, bitching about how cold it is.

How is this like (or unlike) your approach to other tasks or ordeals? I guess it is very similar to my everyday life. I don’t want to read instructions, I just want to do it. No time to read the back of the book, just open up and read. No time to read instructions to a new game, just start playing. Also, if you second guess too many things you will just stand still. There is only 1 thing I have second, third, tenth, 100th guessed about…just ask my husband.

When someone gives you flowers, are you more likely to let them turn completely brown and gross before throwing them out, or to discard them the moment they take on that sick-flower look? I never get flowers so if I am lucky enough to be given some, (my last birthday from my friend Bek), I hold them until they make a mess on the table.

How is this like (or unlike) your approach to other gifts, purchases, or relationships? Yup, I hold onto everything (just ask my husband). Love it or hate it, if someone gives me something I hang on to it thinking about the sentiment behind it.

Think of your favorite movie (or a movie you really like, if you can’t think of a favorite). Some people say that the reasons you love your favorite movie are related to what you value in romantic relationships. How is this true or untrue in your case? I agree with this actually. I want someone to declare undying love to me, so I mostly love movies where it seems the guy is totally in love with girl.

Thanks for participating, and have a metaphorical weekend! Is metaphorical a word?


MD Kennedy said...

As for the water, I am a SLOOOOWWWWW one....drives my husband crazy! However, with stuff, I am always after him to toss or donate stuff that has outlived its usefulness to us; this has gotten easier as I've gotten older.

Renee said...

Awww, I'm one of the slow bitchers when it comes to water, but not with other things. I make plans, itineraries, and do research for big, important things, but there are many times when I jump right into something without giving it a lot of thought so I don't have the chance to talk myself out of it :) And my favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz so I'm not sure what that says about my romantic relationships--my husband does tell me all the time to be nice before someone drops a house on me!

jamie braun said...

im totally a jumper too! haha! love this!

Sherrie Cruson said...

LOL, when it comes to cold water, it takes me a few minutes to get used to it before I can submerge. After that it's all good.
When it comes to tasks though, I agree. I hate reading instructions. I just want to get started no time for delays. I jump right in.

As for getting flowers, my husband tried to be romantic so I do get them occasionally but as soon as they turn brown their in the garbage. I'm not really a romantic (I'm weird for a girl:) and don't watch romantic movies at all but I do appreciate the effort my hubby makes to be romantic so he get's an A for effort.

Robin Wilson said...

I cannot stand to be cold ~ I mean I cannot stand it! So put me in the bitch category when it comes to that one. Though since I can't swim and I am not supposed to be out in the sun it doesn't happen often. But I am with you on the other comparisons. I really like this post, makes me think. I have not doubt that this will be like the song you hear on the way to work and sing all day.

Maria Gagliano said...

My husband is really slow to get in. Cracks me up every time. I still like to jump in. Shoot up to the surface and enjoy the shock. Thankfully my heart can withstand it now. In a few years, I will wade in I am sure.

Maria Gagliano said...

Renee, I actually figured you to be a planner. Planning is not a bad thing at all. Wish I did it more.

Maria Gagliano said...

We could totally hold hands and jump together

Renee said...

Um...did you just call me boring?
haha It's okay. I am a boring predictable planner most of the time :)

Maria Gagliano said...

Nah...hardly. I don't think I did I certainly never intended to.
Planning is good. I wish I did it more

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