Pucker Up!

You know how I can tell that I’m too stressed sometimes? My reflexive actions.

I was furiously typing away at some email this morning and took a moment to read what I wrote. (I obviously don’t do that when I blog. Hey-oooo!) I had my headphones on and was sitting with my shoulders hunched up as I often do.

One of my co-workers’ phones sounded a calendar reminder while I was doing this. He’s a bit of a plane-spotter (in a good way, travel-nut and aviation fan). AND HIS #@%@$!% REMINDER ALARM IS AN AIRPLANE SEATBELT CHIME.

Without even realizing what I was doing I leaned back in my desk chair, squeezed the arm rests a bit and I could feel my pulse rate go up a bit and my breathing change as if I were anticipating turbulence.

My anus probably puckered up a bit too, but I’m not sure. I’ll be sure to note that next time.

I had just had a slightly turbulent flight on Saturday night, but I shouldn’t have had this Pavlovian reaction.

I quickly realized what had happened though…

Of course, now I want a similar ring tone. And I need to chill out. Tranquiloooooo!