Category Archives: Six Word Saturday

Scatterbrained – 6WS

Lately, I’m feeling calmer, but scatterbrained.

Normally propelled by my anxiety, my

current calm perplexes me and has

me stuck in a changing state

of mind.  I guess my mind

is being open to something new.


When I think of scatterbrained, I think of Dr. Walter Bishop from the Fringe TV show. He’s extremely intelligent, but he is often all over the place.  But those frequent scatters of his mind often lead his team and the viewer to some profound truths.  Although I doubt I’m as intelligent, I am feeling the intense scatterbrain, poor focus part.  I have felt this before several years ago and eventually got back on track again.  The difference this time is that my anxiety symptoms have decreased drastically in the past couple of months.  However, I feel a bit lost without the extra push of motivation that the anxiety seemed to give.  Then again, my past excessive anxiety is not something I want to come back to.  The little poem above is something I came up with to express the confusion and frustration I’m feeling.  Anyway, from experience with a similar scatterbrain state in the past, I find that it usually signals something that needs attention or resolving that I have been avoiding.  I’m not quite sure what that is right now, but I have the feeling something’s opening up, and someone is trying to tell me something.  God does work in mysterious ways.


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Fan Behavior – 6WS

Is fan behavior a bad idea?

Finding myself highly intrigued by ALIAS;
I have watched all episodes once;
Bought a collectors DVD box set;
I’ve rewatched some episodes several times;
Show motivates me to be stronger;
Though fiction, somehow, I can relate…

ALIAS is my favorite TV show.  The graphic above gives you a short summary of the show’s first episode.  Since it’s about spies, it’s considered what’s called spy-fi, or spy fiction.  It was on the air, on ABC, from 2001 to 2006.  I never saw it then, but I discovered it on Netflix a few months ago and got hooked. I have watched all 5 seasons of the series which includes more than a hundred episodes. I like it so much, I now rewatch episodes.  The best seasons are the 1st and 2nd Season. But the overall story is intriguing from start to finish. The show was created by J.J. Abrams, who is also one of the creators of Lost and Fringe. It’s fun and surprisingly thoughtful and philosophical with action, science fiction, and drama thrown in. To me, the show is about true power coming from love, family, and honor.  Those three values are mentioned by one of the characters towards the end of the series and seem to sum up the moral of the entire unusual story.  The story also questions the concept of free will versus fate through the interaction of the different characters searching for artifacts connected to a 15th century Leonardo de Vinci/Nostradamus type figure.  In addition, the main character’s determination, persistence, and other strengths are both refreshing and personally motivating after a sometimes difficult day at work, school, or life in general.

After being stressed by my day, and everyone has gone to sleep, I watch an episode of Alias for 45 minutes and forget my worries.   Then I pray and go to bed relaxed.  The next day, I’m ready and focused to go and juggle my life, not of a secret CIA double agent and grad student pretending to be a banker, but of an ordinary mom, wife, caseworker, and grad student.  Nearing the end of graduate school, I think I needed a distraction to help me unwind and relax at the end of the day, and I have found it with this series.  Maybe next I can check out Lost or Fringe.  For now, I’ll stick with ALIAS.  It seems to be doing me some good.  By the way, I’ve also bought an ALIAS t-shirt, music I’ve heard on the show, and I considered buying a red wig for Halloween.  Sometimes, I think I like the show a little too much, and I’m being silly to even consider a TV show as being a motiviational tool or some philosophical work.  Or is that my anxiety talking and telling me I can’t have something I enjoy because I must always be serious and be in control of everything.  What do you think?  One thing is for sure, I do feel better after writing this post.  I needed to let out both my excitement and my worry about my excitement.


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Related Reading –

Field Guide to the Die-Hard Fan – via Psychology Today

Fan (person) – via Wikipedia

Alias Wiki – The comprehensive guide to everything about Alias.

Alias: A Free Agent – Bringing you spy news since 2003

The Psychology of Fan Outrage – via Brain Knows Better blog


Tired Distraction – 6WS

When I’m tired, I’m so distracted….

(Maybe I need…ooh, a squirrel!)


One of my favorite animated movies, “Up”. A funny example of distraction.


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Mr. Technology – 6WS

Mr. Technology, please, slow down your pace!




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Road Bullies- 6WS

Do you think road bullies exist?

My daily commute proves they do;
Speeders, weavers, tailgaters, honkers, and non-signalers,
I seem to see each everyday;
To dampen the stress and anger,
I’m glad for peaceful driving music…


Bad Drivers Everywhere

Source: Google Images


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Sick Two Weeks – 6WS

Two weeks of sickness at home…

Tuesday after Labor Day, food poisoning
giving me pain, vomiting, and stuff;
Last Saturday, my son catches cold,
he recuperates quick; Then comes me
with stronger cold, miss work/school;
Next, I recover; Now, hubby’s congested…


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Pray for Peace – 6WS

Saturday, pray with Pope for peace…

pray for peace today and everyday;

communicate for peace today and everyday;

act for peace today and everyday;

the world needs more peaceful people;

say your prayer; spread the peace!


Pray for Peace_


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Tough Week – 6WS

This week has been extra tough…

First night – sleep, wake …, sleep, wake, ….

Next – son starts new school. Then –

longer work days to makeup for

my grad school class starting again.

Now – thankful for Labor Day weekend!


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Back to School – 6WS

We’re back to school this week…

My little boy starts seventh grade;

got his school supplies, clothes, food;

adjusting to early sleep and wake;

went to doctor for well check;

I think we’re ready to start.


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One Meteor – 6WS

Saw one Perseid meteor this week…

Met my goal for year’s Perseid;

view not spoiled by city lights;

one meteor, but many beautiful stars;

gradually saw more stars while staring;

have you seen any meteors yet?


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Change – 6WS

Change can be good, but difficult…

How do you deal with change?


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Yard Work – 6WS

Yard work is great stress relief…


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