1. In American football, a fumble occurs when the player carrying the ball drops it, often resulting in a great advantage for the other team. What have you recently fumbled in your own life?
My health. Lol. I don't know if that can really count, but I've had a rather weird sore throat for quite some time now and while it is getting better (slowly) it's thrown a lot of things out of whack. I generally make an effort to take better care of myself, but during the holidays of 2008 I was tired of fussing over me and figured it was all right to eat some sweets and forget about paying attention to other important things...like eating on time. Not exactly a good thing to forget.
2. In American football, you have thrown an interception when someone from the other team catches the ball you meant for your teammate. Who’s often an interceptor of something you intend for someone else?
A nameless relative if I might? (since said person may read this post, lol) It's often like a magnet, drawing away all the encouragment and inspiration I meant for another, to be absorbed into this needy person. Sometimes I feel bad, because I know they both need something, but often I only have the patience (not the energy, or stress, etc, the patience!) to offer it to one person.
3. One of the severest penalties in American football is for unsportsmanlike conduct, when a player doesn’t play according to the spirit of fair play. In what situations are you most likely to be a perpetrator of unsportsmanlike conduct?
When I'm the messenger. I'm often the one carrying messages in between of two parties and I feel constantly overlooked at times, when I am carrying a bit of particularly important information, (like who is picking up who to take to the concert at school tonight) and for my own selfish purposes, I keep it to myself when others keep talking over me.
Or, when I've put a great deal of effort into something and have been accused of slacking off for the one second of rest I thought to take, I'm afraid my temper gets the best of me and when I'm not feeling very 'bouncy' I take a very abrupt turnaround and instead, come across as the fix-it person. I am actually the last person contacted in certain situations, because it is known I will not be wallowing around listening to every replay, I will want all the details and then to know the current plan of action and if there is not one, I will make one. I will take charge whether others like it or not.
4. In American football, the concept of running low-risk plays that consistently gain a few yards at a time is called “moving the chains,” while the concept of going after huge gains with higher-risk plays is called the “vertical game.” In your personal life, are you more of a moving-the-chains player or a vertical-game player?
I am more of a Moving-the-chains person. Occassionally I venture out (like this blog, for instance, still a shaky venture for me) and I will try a "Vertical Game".
5. Sometimes in American football, the quarterback will, at the last moment, change his or her mind about the intended play, either to prevent what is likely to be a failure or to take advantage of a vulnerability in the other team. The method used in this play-change is often “calling an audible.” In what way have you recently called an audible in your life?
When my Mom "sprained" her leg and I had to take charge of the house to keep the rest of the family together. Thankfully, she is doing better...and I am not as stressed out as I was during the rest of this week.
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