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Paul’s Daily Half-Dozen for August 22, 2018

What anniversaries do you mark on your calendar and keep?

What is your favorite genre of painting: abstract, impressionism, cubist, surrealism, etc?

How do you deal with a headache?

Is there anyone in your personal life that you profoundly hate?

About how often does a catchy song get stuck in your head?

If you were going to read just one self-improvement book, what would the specific subject be? That is, in what way would you most want to improve?

16 thoughts on “Paul’s Daily Half-Dozen for August 22, 2018”

  1. Anniversaries: depends on how organised I am at any given time.

    This is too big a subject for a few lines. I no longer have a favourite gender. I could list favourite artists, but it wouldn’t tell you much except that I love art. Instead, I’ll tell you I like Tracey Emin, partly for her art, but mostly for the way she offended the stodgy arty- farties in the 1980s.

    There’s a constant pressure at the back of my head which I ignore, but I don’t get headaches.

    My nemesis died seven months ago.

    “Stop Hating, The Easy Way, Without Having to Meditate or Expend Any Effort Whatsoever
    in Order to Achieve Your Goal. In One Week YOU Will be Free of all Feelings of Hatred. All it takes is an EASY One Minute Exercise Every Day For 7 Days.”

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  2. What anniversaries do you mark on your calendar and keep? I’m really abysmally bad at this kind of thing. Birthdays mostly. My dad actually gave me a calendar this new year with all the family birthdays and wedding anniversaries marked for the year (bless him), maybe I’ll be better about it.

    What is your favorite genre of painting: abstract, impressionism, cubist, surrealism, etc? I never thought to pick a favorite genre before. I love Da Vinci and Dali, for what it’s worth.

    How do you deal with a headache? I drink lots of water, take a nap. Sometimes if I have the presence of mind I can meditate it away because it relaxes my face muscles and toxic thoughts.

    Is there anyone in your personal life that you profoundly hate? I don’t have the energy. Having no sense of time helps me be very forgiving. I do get really annoyed at emotionally manipulative people with victim complexes. There’s one at work who’s a supervisor and the damn shit trickles down to all her employees, every one of them feels so put upon in their jobs. I kind of pity her though, just not the way she wants.

    About how often does a catchy song get stuck in your head? Lately I’ve had the Toys R Us song in my head, haha! A bitter reminder of stores past. Since I’ve learned to meditate though, I’m able to make the looping music stop. SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS because it used to drive me bonkers.

    If you were going to read just one self-improvement book, what would the specific subject be? That is, in what way would you most want to improve? I wish I could get up earlier in the morning. I already know the solution, I need to just go to bed earlier but that would mean less writing, so…

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  3. What anniversaries do you mark on your calendar and keep? – None. Don’t even have a calendar. Like the appeal though 😀

    What is your favorite genre of painting: abstract, impressionism, cubist, surrealism, etc? – Surrealism. Zdzisław Beksinski comes to mind.

    How do you deal with a headache? – I wait it out. If taking a long time, i drink something to refresh my head.

    Is there anyone in your personal life that you profoundly hate? – Can’t say i do.

    About how often does a catchy song get stuck in your head? – It’s occasional.

    If you were going to read just one self-improvement book, what would the specific subject be? That is, in what way would you most want to improve? – Letting myself enjoy the kindness of strangers.

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  4. What anniversaries do you mark on your calendar and keep?
    Birthdays of family and closed friends and wedding anniversaries of family

    What is your favorite genre of painting: abstract, impressionism, cubist, surrealism, etc?
    At the moment I am into fluid painting – as in doing it myself 🙂 It is very abstract, You never know what the end result will look like.

    How do you deal with a headache?
    Hardly ever get them – if bad enough, I will take a paracetamol, but prefer not to. Have been known to use acupressure points

    Is there anyone in your personal life that you profoundly hate?
    No. I do not want to get caught up in that negativity

    About how often does a catchy song get stuck in your head?
    Once in a while. Sometimes there is a message I need to hear in it if I scratch deep enough

    If you were going to read just one self-improvement book, what would the specific subject be? That is, in what way would you most want to improve?
    Gee – I don[t know. It would be something spiritual

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