08 April 2010

Sheer Perversity

Sometimes I think perversity has been the dominant force in my life.

As a kid in 4-H, I raised beef cattle because my mom said they were too big, and I wouldn't be able to handle them. I majored in zoology in college, because a biology teacher in high school said my test scores "weren't bad... for a girl." I went into genetics because everybody said the class would kill me, and I specialized in population genetics because of its emphasis on quantitative analysis, when math has never been my long suit. I got started in tech writing when I applied for a job for which I was totally unqualified, and I got it.

Tell me I can't do something, and I'm all over it. Conversely, tell me I should do something, and it ain't gonna happen. Uphill and into the wind all the way, that's me. Stupid, I know, but there it is.

So this morning, when I started thinking I should come up with a blog post because I hadn't written anything for a couple of days, I thought... should? Should? Nah. I don't think so.


  1. LOL, We follow the same path. I'm sure there is an easier way...just not how I roll. Good thing too because we need to be strong now. Now...let's see..DON'T YOU DARE READ MY POST ON SUNDAY!!

  2. Ohhhh! You two! So if I want something from you guys I should ask for the opposite of what I really want???

  3. Yah, Diane, I thought this would sound familiar to you :)

    Sherry, I'm not quite that bad. But if you want me to do something, just tell me I can't. Works every time.