1/20/09

Have You Ever Done Something Out Of Character For You?


Hello, and welcome to this weeks Tuesday's Question...I apologize for the delay, however, for some reason it took me all morning to think of a question today. I know I haven't asked every question on earth, although after reading through the Tuesday's Questions in archives this morning, I was beginning to wonder.

But, just when I think I've asked every question there is to ask, I find what I believe will be a good question hiding somewhere in the recesses of my mind, and today in an old box of memories hidden behind some cobwebs I found this one;

Have you ever done something out of character for you?

For example, have you ever dyed your hair jet black, when you're a natural blond, the day before you started a new job ?

Or stapled (some of you know about this) your bosses tie to his shirt? Or decked an anesthesiologist after surgery knocking him down on the operating room floor?

(That is how I inherited the nickname "Slugger" from my son. And this is information I assume is between us, right?)

And this last one, I think the television show Friends copied off of MY friends and I- because we also danced in the outside water fountains in New Orleans at a Rolling Stones concert.


Which for me, was completely out of character. Well...really all of these examples are~

So...now it's your turn, Have you ever done something out of character for you?





Our first brave blogger to answer was Confused (Robert) from Black Tie And Sneakers

well there are a few times where under the influence of alcohol that I have done some slightly..:) out of character but I am not sure they qualify and out of a sense of self survival I would have to plead the fifth to..:))))))

hope you are well Ann..

And the next comment is from my good friend Sandee at Comedy Plus

I'm kind of with confused. Maybe when I had a couple of cocktails, but mostly I've done what I've wanted to do. I've done what I thought was right for me. Pretty much all my life.

I hope you are feeling well too honey. Have a terrific day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

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The next answer is from Lizzie at Lizzie's Choice

I have recently done something that was totally out of character for me. I am usually so careful but I just threw caution to the wind and did what I wanted to do. What was it? Well I can't tell you that on the grounds that it might incriminate me!

January 20, 2009 4:26 PM

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The next answer is from Speedy at Speedcat Hollydale Page

Robert must be quite a character at the corner saloon!!

Tough question for me ... I think people are not surprised by anything I do really.

Out of character for me would be cruelty, or something judgemental, and I am completely unable to take on those qualities.

hmmmmm

OK! - I think I have one!!

It just POPPED into my head. I am not what you would call "organized", or "agenda motivated". Calling me an obsesive compulsive is as far from the truth as could be. With that in mind ....

Many years ago my boss asked me to run the warehouse. I was reluctant, but he offered me a raise, and that was all it took. For some reason, my messy self became a fuss-budget. I introduced a system of organization, and became infatuated with having everything in neat rows, clean, and properly placed. Even something out of alignment caused panic. People started calling me overbearing!! What? Me??
Anyway, I was not happy working in ONE spot, and eventually asked be be out on the road again.
I think aliens took over my mind for that period of time in the warehouse.... that's the only way to explain it!!

January 20, 2009 4:30 PM

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And the next answer is also from Speedy at Speedcat Hollydale Page

wow!

Two comments in while I wrote mine ... I must have been obsesive compulsive with it??

HA HAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here's Hapi's comment~

Happy Wednesday! Bloghoppin' here... Hey, I have an interesting tutorial for you that I have written myself. It is about adding Adsense on your Single Post in XML template. I hope you'll like it! God Bless you!

However, Hapi, next time we would love to have your answer to Tuesday's Question~

God Bless you too, and thank you for visiting~

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My next answer is from my good friend Ettarose, at Sanity on Edge another regular on Tuesday's Question; Thank you for the brain storming Ettarose, and I'll love ya always~

Jeez, Annie spam? I hate it. I am really trying to think of something out of character for me and nothing comes to mind. I can be very mean when I have to and then turn around and smile sweetly. I love with all my being, but I have been known to be a little shit when I am crossed. Sorry, if I think of anything I will be back.

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Our next answer is from Kasey at Do Everything Blog where everyone should visit at least once. Thanks Kasey.

Well, I've thought about it before.
Does that count?

"And yes, Kasey I believe it counts...laughing..."
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The next answer is from my friend Grace at Broadway Matron who is another loyal Tuesday's Question commenter, thank you Grace.

Out of character? If I were to be the judge of that, then I say never. If other people were to be the judge then almost everything I do is out of character. We rarely, if ever, show all sides of us to any one person. There are folks who think I am an optimistic up-beat person and others who think I am serious and somber and even depressed. Some see me as loving and kind and others think I am a cold-hearted, unemotional bitch...So it goes...Being any one thing all the time would be out of character for me.

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Listen to this next comment, I laughed, I'm certainly glad this act was out of character...(laughing)or at least I hope it was- The commenter is Medela at Medela Breast Pump Deals

Talking of doing something out of your character, Let me tell you this I once slapped a guy! generally I am very calm and cool and never even pinch anyone, so that is quite an out of character thing, isn't it?

Yep, Medela, it is...laughing...thanks again



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And our last answer so far is from Unfinished Rambler at Unfinishedrambler

Out of character? I guess, for me, it was going on a country booze cruise and ending up on another level with a sheet metal workers union who definitely were not country. Let's say "urban." I ended up dancing to "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry. Was alcohol involved? Um...yes, it was. :)


From Author: I don't know Unfinished Rambler, but it seems to me that alcohol and "Play That Funky Music" do not go always go well together, but, on the other hand, maybe they do...(Smile) Thanks for the comment~

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My next comment is from dizzblnd at Soggy-Doggy-Bloggy...

Thank you for following me. I appreciate it.

As for your question..

I occasionaly spontaneously decide to clean my house all day.

I am a messyholic.. so it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of character

January 21, 2009 6:19 PM

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Then Nessa at Nessa's Place stopped and left a comment for the first time. And I feel bad because she didn't know about Tuesday's Question. Shame on me, I need to promote Tuesday's Question more, but I want to make another button for it. There's something that bothers me about the button for Tuesday's Question. I'm not sure what it is but I'm going to make a new one. Anyway, thanks Nessa for visiting, and leaving a comment, and I'm thrilled you know about it now. :)))



Oh i love this........how did i not know you did this though? I'll set a reminder to come check Tuesday and join in on the fun.

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Thank you everyone for being such great sports and remember if I missed your comment, please be sure and let me know...And don't forget to visit the participating blogger's blogs, because remember, chances are if you liked a bloggers answer, you will also like their blogs...have a great day-

And goodbye, until next Tuesday~

17 comments:

confused said...

well there are a few times where under the influence of alcohol that I have done some slightly..:) out of character but I am not sure they qualify and out of a sense of self survival I would have to plead the fifth to..:))))))

hope you are well Ann..

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm kind of with confused. Maybe when I had a couple of cocktails, but mostly I've done what I've wanted to do. I've done what I thought was right for me. Pretty much all my life.

I hope you are feeling well too honey. Have a terrific day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

lizzie said...

I have recently done something that was totally out of character for me. I am usually so careful but I just threw caution to the wind and did what I wanted to do. What was it? Well I can't tell you that on the grounds that it might incriminate me!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Robert must be quite a character at the corner saloon!!

Tough question for me ... I think people are not surprised by anything I do really.

Out of character for me would be cruelty, or something judgemental, and I am completely unable to take on those qualities.

hmmmmm

OK! - I think I have one!!

It just POPPED into my head. I am not what you would call "organized", or "agenda motivated". Calling me an obsesive compulsive is as far from the truth as could be. With that in mind ....

Many years ago my boss asked me to run the warehouse. I was reluctant, but he offered me a raise, and that was all it took. For some reason, my messy self became a fuss-budget. I introduced a system of organization, and became infatuated with having everything in neat rows, clean, and properly placed. Even something out of alignment caused panic. People started calling me overbearing!! What? Me??
Anyway, I was not happy working in ONE spot, and eventually asked be be out on the road again.
I think aliens took over my mind for that period of time in the warehouse.... that's the only way to explain it!!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

wow!

Two comments in while I wrote mine ... I must have been obsesive compulsive with it??

HA HAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!

Hapi said...

Happy Wednesday! Bloghoppin' here... Hey, I have an interesting tutorial for you that I have written myself. It is about adding Adsense on your Single Post in XML template. I hope you'll like it! God Bless you!

ettarose said...

Jeez, Annie spam? I hate it. I am really trying to think of something out of character for me and nothing comes to mind. I can be very mean when I have to and then turn around and smile sweetly. I love with all my being, but I have been known to be a little shit when I am crossed. Soory, if I think of anything I will be back.

Kasey said...

Well, I've thought about it before.
Does that count?

Broadway Matron said...

Out of character? If I were to be the judge of that, then I say never. If other people were to be the judge then almost everything I do is out of character. We rarely, if ever, show all sides of us to any one person. There are folks who think I am an optimistic up-beat person and others who think I am serious and somber and even depressed. Some see me as loving and kind and others think I am a cold-hearted, unemotional bitch...So it goes...Being any one thing all the time would be out of character for me.

Medela said...

Talking of doing something out of your character, Let me tell you this I once slapped a guy! generally I am very calm and cool and never even pinch anyone, so that is quite an out of character thing, isn't it?

unfinishedrambler said...

Out of character? I guess, for me, it was going on a country booze cruise and ending up on another level with a sheet metal workers union who definitely were not country. Let's say "urban." I ended up dancing to "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry. Was alcohol involved? Um...yes, it was. :)

Nessa said...

Oh i love this........how did i not know you did this though? I'll set a reminder to come check Tuesday and join in on the fun.

dizzblnd said...

Thank you for following me. I appreciate it.

As for your question..

I occasionaly spontaneously decide to clean my house all day.

I am a messyholic.. so it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of character

"Annie" said...

dizzblnd, Your welcome for following you. Thank you for following me too.

I love your blog, and I now that I know you're a "messyholic" too, I feel less alone. I thought I was the only one on the planet.

In fact, I need to throw myself out of character tomorrow. Maybe I'll find my checkbook, or some perfume...Hmmm....you never know...Oh, it feels good to vent~

Thanks for your wonderful answer~

Cheers~

Annie

"Annie" said...

Hey Nessa, I just saw your comment down there. I was on your blog earlier trying to plug-in my button, but something is wrong with my address.

I'm glad you found Tuesday's Question. I don't promote it much, but maybe I should, because I hate for friends like you to miss it.

I will try to remember to remind you next Tuesday and I'm going to put your link and comment up on this post.

I cannot wait for you to join in the fun.

Cheers, and have a nice week and weekend. Until then~

Annie

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