Last month I started a book club. I used to be a part of one locally and I really missed it. I had joined another online book club but the books weren’t really to my taste and I was getting bored. There isn’t a great deal of activity in my book club, but if you’d like to join you are more than welcome.
This week the prompt for I must confess is ‘I don’t understand…’. I was going to link up an old post I had written about same sex marriage and the people who oppose it. However something else has been bumping around in my mind for a little while now. Then last week Near As Dammit’s post pushed it to the forefront. The thing that has me perplexed at the moment is the bubble that is school.Jessie’s post shared the story of her son and how he was punished for retaliating after being repeatedly punched by a much larger boy. The education department has stated that they have a zero tolerance policy to bullying, and that this includes physical violence. On the surface this seems like a good idea.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? This question feels like it is the be all and end all of social interaction. Everyone must fit into those two very distinct boxes. There is no room for different. I have proudly proclaimed that I am an introvert. Am I really though? Or is it possible to be an extroverted introvert? My feelings about social interaction are complicated. An increase in anxiety, which has seeped into the way that I interact with the world means that I am very firmly in the introvert camp at the moment. I do feel at times though that maybe it is a forced label, that I am being held in the camp against my will.
This week for I must confess, Kirsty is asking us to reveal the secrets of our handbags. At the moment I actually have two bags on the go. I use both of them regularly and they both have their own secrets.My first handbag is a gorgeous brown bucket handbag that I received as a present from Raychael of Mystery Case fame. It fits a surprisingly large amount inside for a small handbag. I have learned my lesson with larger shoulder bags though, because they quickly become bottomless pits.
Have you played the drinking game ‘Never have I’? It’s a possibly cringe inducing game where players take it in turns to ask ‘never have I’. If your answer is ‘well actually I have’ then you take a shot! It’s an funny way to get to know your friends!When I was at school we played a G rated version where everyone would start standing up and you would sit down if you ‘have’. The last person standing would win. What possessed a teacher with a room full of hormonal teenagers to play this game, I’m still not sure.