Friday Five!

1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?

Getting drunk and stoned. Tee hee. Well, being that those things cost money, and that’s something I just don’t have right now, I love to chill out cheaply by reading the plethora-o-books already in my possession as well as writing original works. Actually, I have beaucoup notes from the past 14 years on a book series I want to write/publish someday, so I read that stuff regularly and tweak it — it may or may not be great, but it keeps me sane, seeing all the work I’ve done and all the potential that it has.

2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands?

1. Kick off shoes. 2. Remove work clothes. 3. Head for the fridge for something alcoholic. lol

3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells?

Mmmm. … I am a whore for anything patchouli-related. Vanilla and cinnamon always work for me, too — I read somewhere that men get aroused by those smells, but it works for me, too! I always have a soft spot for sandalwood and ylang-ylang as well.

4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself?

Both. Sometimes there’s nothing better than being alone, to process what’s going on in life at the time and also, to not bring everybody down with me, when I’ve sunken too far into my neuroses. But other times, I need people around me, because there’s no way I can feel down when I’m surrounded by positive energy (even if we DO end up bitchin’ and moanin’!), because truly, there is nothing I love better than being immersed in conversation with a handful-or-more of kindred souls.

5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don’t?

Going to the gym, I suppose. I mean, gaaah, sometimes I drag myself outta there half-dead (or more than half!), yet it’s a good kind of tired. It’s an I’ve-accomplished-something kind of peacefulness that overtakes me. I love listening to wild music when I’m on the climbing machines … I completely get lost in my mind as I’m burning calories — what a fabulous way to kill some time!

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