Wait Your Turn!

Friday, September 30, 2016

So we all know that Paula is incredibly chatty. We also know she can be rude on occasion. But today she took it to a whole new level!

I was training a new girl at work. She is starting to take her own calls, so she asked me a question as she finished one. Not only did Paula decide to speak up, she told a stinking story and it just kept going! I couldn't even get out a simple yes! Which made everyone else giggle in the office.

New girl hasn't asked about it all week long, so I think Paula must have been trying to either show off or chew her out. Paula does like her attention, after all! In fact, that very topic came up for discussion at work, how she hadn't asked about it, and everyone shared their first interactions with Paula, so we were all in stitches laughing at her antics.What would I do without this craziness known as Paula?

Paula Is a Story Teller

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

So on occasion, I tend to help out with training at work. I've mentioned before that new people are just fun trying to gauge new reactions. So today I was training a sweet and intelligent young woman. She didn't have much reaction to Paula's initial attempts to start a conversation, though.

So being true to her bratty, selfish self, she just started a full one sided conversation. She kept going for a solid 30 seconds, which is actually unusual for her. She will speak up, but her outbursts are short and come and go like when she responds to others. I've never seen a full story come out of her. 

I wish I knew what was going on in that creative mind of hers. Especially since we share it... Sometimes I need some of that creativity, too!

I Missed It!!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

So Paula is literally a part of me, right? We share the same brain. I'm ALWAYS present when my tics go off. It's not like I won't be in the room when she goes off. You would think I know all her funny stories right? Not so much.

Typically with TS, when a person is focused, they don't tic as much. For someone like me, with such a mild case, that usually means I don't tic. Period. At least that's what I thought. Apparently I was wrong.

Today I was focusing on something at work. All of a sudden, I got an IM from a friend on the other side of the room giggling about Paula. "What about Paula?" She then had to explain that Paula was apparently singing, and I hadn't even noticed! Which made this friend laugh even harder. I guess I am just used to her or something? But I'm really disappointed I missed a good story!! Paula stories are the best!!

Paula's Sound Effects

Monday, September 19, 2016

There were so many times during the play that I was asked to please make this happen, but it never did. Until now. Paula's antics are getting bigger, and as always, perfectly timed. I was in church yesterday and we were singing one of my favorite hymns, "How Great Thou Art."

There is a line that talks about when I hear the birds, "sing sweetly in the trees." Paula let out a nice, loud bird cry exactly during this line. I wasn't the only one that chuckled, but it did take the rest of the verse before I could get myself together enough to continue singing. Her timing, as always, was perfect!

Paula is Ambitious

Friday, September 16, 2016

There always has to be something new with Paula. She must really like change or something. She likes to learn new tricks. She might be more ambitious than I am! Granted, over the past several weeks and months, I have been doing a lot of changing, but the good kind. "All good things, all good things..." (Remember how I like Disney?)

Because who doesn't love a goofy Hawaiian snowman?

But I digress... Paula attempted reading today. Kinda. More like she made the noise I was typing. It did happen to be a tic she already had, but the timing... Oh the timing!! To say "Weeeeeeeeeeee" as I was typing it was kind of impressive to me. Look at my little Paula all grown up!! No wonder I had to quote a kids' movie to celebrate a milestone for my little tics.

Who Knew?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Remember how Paula loves attention? No? Try this one. It's a good read. I guess my introvert is rubbing off on her extrovert. That or else she really is a big jerk. It can be seen either way. Today while chatting with a friend of mine, Paula giggle.

Now, she has been known to laugh before. Like here. But today, she put a new twist on it. She giggled. It was almost like a whisper. Paula is never that quiet, unless she isn't showing up at all. Crazy Paula. Always has to knock me for a loop, just when I think I know what is going on. Funny how people are the same way.

Paula's Kind Of A Jerk...

Friday, September 9, 2016

She was on one today, I tell you what! Normally I like having Paula around, but today was not my favorite. I have noticed, however, that the older I get, the more my Tourette Syndrome progresses. I like to say I'm "growing into it" as opposed to those who grow out of it. Which is what made today so unique. Paula often responds to people around and usually likes people. Apparently she doesn't hide it well on the other side.

I work in a call center. I spend all day on the phones. Unfortunately, I'm kind of good at it, so I am not able to move in the company as much as I would like. I was speaking with a contractor at work today. He is a great contractor and a nice guy. I've spoken to him before, but today on the phone, there was something about his voice that made Paula go absolutely crazy! By the end of the call, my shoulder was SO tense for jerking forward so many times that I had to take an early lunch to chill a bit. That wasn't very nice of Paula. Good thing it was a phone call, because ticcing like that in front of someone might not have gone over well...

Paula the Pacifist

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Paula is definitely not ok with violence. For all her bratiness, and picking fights and debates, she kinda freaked out today. It should have been such a small thing. Someone's alarm went off. However, this particular alarm sounded more like a bomb was about to go off. In fact, one of my co workers stated that very fact.

It was then that Paula went off. First some incoherent babbling. Then a scream! Just for good measure, tossed in a shudder as well.

Pacifist Paula could not tolerate much of that. At least she was able to lighten the mood by giving my co workers yet another giggle for the day! And now I know to stay away from action movies, or I might end up kicked out of the movie for all her noises and dancing! Maybe she will know those are fake though...

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