This IS me excited …… okay, well not really.
1.very enthusiastic and eager.“they were excited about the prospect”
synonyms: thrilled, exhilarated, elevated, animated, enlivened, electrified, stirred, moved; More
I don’t really ever do excited … l cannot even truly remember the last time l was excited, and especially with the description above, it’s quite alien to me. But l have heard this term a few times in the last few days …once from Suzanne, once from my sister and once from Dodge, my friend. Each one has basically said to the variation of ‘you could sound a bit excited, or you could at least look excited or simply, you don’t even look remotely excited?
Well, that’s because l am NOT excited, and as said l am not sure of the last time l was actually excited?
I mean when was the last time you were excited?
Suze with her SAD [Seasonal Affected Disorder] is glad the clocks have gone forwards as this means that it is longer hours for daylight and that spring is here … she was excited the other day to such a degree she did her famous ‘pixie dance’ legs high, zany little dance movements accompanied by woots, woots and wooty woots! She was by all means visibly excited. She asked me if l was? “No, it’s just the logical time of the year and the clocks go forwards and the daylight is longer – it’s a natural course, what is there to be excited about darling? However l understand why you might be.”
She just looked at me like l had three heads!
This morning Dodge came over to ask how l was feeling, and how was the arm and the pain? I answered honestly, l felt okay, l had slight movement in my arm that l didn’t have last week, but l was still in a lot of pain. He answered with ‘no pain no gain!’ You must be excited it’s on the mend?
We don’t know that it’s mending until it is mended surely? I answered. Well you have to remain focused and optimistic he answered and at least try and show you are excited. Why l asked. Should l not be excited when l have my life back , full movement of my arm, no more pain and no more tablets? Surely if l was to be excited it would be then, but as l am not at that stage and l don’t know where l am, what is there to be excited about?
He said l was a pessimist! I am not a pessimist, but l am not yet excited.
My father’s house went onto the market two weeks ago, and my sister rang me this evening and gave me some updates on everything, and that all going well we may have a buyer at £352,000 and in the space of a month from today the house could be sold and we will have some financial security in the bank. I was pleased l said, however the road could still turn bumpy, the time to be truly pleased was when the money was in the bank and the house was a done deal.
She answered back with, ‘Gees you could at least sound excited?’ “Oh l see, l am supposed to feel excited l answered … okay, then this is me excited, is that better? Do you mean that she asked? No, not really l answered, but it could be good news.
She informed me she would let me know the outcomes in the morning.
Suze asked me was l excited about the house selling? I answered, the house hasn’t sold yet, it’s just offers, we still have the whole proceedure of seeing whether it goes through, but am l excited? No, l have no reason to be excited, if anything l am marginally stressed about it all, so l tend to detach from such things until everything is a done deal, then l don’t get excited, l am just pleased. I think it may be the fact that l am a pragmatist, perhaps pragmatists don’t get excited, do they get excited?
Is it because l am an a Aspergian that l don’t get excited?
I don’t honestly know the answer to this question, but l have heard variations of ‘you don’t seem excited for the last five or six years or so’.
I had to sit down and say to myself ‘Well Rory, what do you get excited about and what have you been excited about?’ I hardly think that it’s appropriate to answer anyone about the first time of holding breasts in my hand, that was pretty damn exciting, sex was and has always been exciting, but l may be getting confused with stimulating.
I even had to look at a list of things people get excited over or about.
Here’s a list of exciting things …. apparently and with my response
Reason To Be Excited
Summer will soon be here … Okay, well it is once a year you know. Looking forwards to sleeping … Do people really get excited about that? Doughnuts, cakes … Seriously? Watching funny YouTube videos … Again l ask .. seriously? Listening to music .. Ok, but who gets excited? Connecting with people … Nice, but hardly exciting. Drinking coffee .. People need to get out more if that is exciting! Being highly creative! Fun perhaps, but exciting?? Going home and taking your shoes off .. Okay, but hardly exciting? Hearing from someone, you haven’t heard in a while .. How is that exciting? Getting excited about being excited .. What? Am l six?? Birthdays .. It’s just another day you know. Going somewhere new … Maybe to some, but not me. That you are alive … Pleased perhaps, but excited? Having a nice pen? Ha ha ha ha! You are joking right? A day off work No, doesn’t cut it. Clean sheets.. Pleasurable but not exciting. A good hair/makeup day.. Erm, no … You are loved .. Well what type of loving are we talking about? Motivational pep talks .. Erm, no … Holidays … Chance would be a fine thing.
So the above is a bona fida list of apparently exciting things … tell me how excited are you, are you like bouncy excitable or passive excited like me?