Average Nobodies Podcast
On this week’s show we’ve got Bills Mafia, Jolly Ranchers versus the internet and Justin Timberlake has us naked by the end of this podcast. You can chat with us on Twitter @AverageNobodies, toss us a like on Facebook @AverageNobodies and heart all our pictures on instagram, @AverageNobodies. Don’t forget, this podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and YouTube.
In every group there are bound to be varying personalities. Here are my playing card equivalents. Try to match up your friends and families to one, or more, of the following!
1.) The Full Deck
This deck can be assigned to the most “normal” of the group. Always on time, smooth to the touch, clean cut, ready for anything, and can turn a dull moment into party city. Full decks can often be the most outspoken of the group, and have the mental capacity to back it up.
i.e. George Clooney is a “Full Deck”
2.) House Party Deck
This deck is slightly off. It might be a few cards short of the full deck, but who cares when you’re playing drinking games so much that you can’t see the table anyway! Fun, carefree, broken in, this deck can be the focal point of colleges parties and pre-game warmups.
i.e. James Franco is a “House Party Deck”
3.) The Wildcard Deck
The wildcard is the guy or girl who cannot be trusted with anything. Yea sure, they appear to be playing with a full deck, but then BAM, they deal out the jokers and steal money from your grandma.
i.e. Gary Busey is a “Wildcard Deck”
4.) The Insane Wildcard Deck
Take the “Wildcard Deck” and add in a little, or a lot of crazy. With this deck, not only are you playing with the jokers, but the sick son of a bitch left the instruction card in the shuffle as well. Don’t try to decipher what they are saying, just re-shuffle and move on.
i.e. Amanda Bynes is a “Insane Wildcard Deck”
5.) The Weathered Deck
Like an old couch, this deck is sturdy, sticky, and rough around the edges. Always reliable and fun to be around.
i.e. Betty White is a “Weathered Deck”
You want to play hi-low jack, but all you see is colors, shapes, and arrows. This deck can’t read.
i.e. Kim Kardashian is a “Uno Deck”
Most days you can find yourself juggling a million things in your head and still somehow be able to function. But, then there are THOSE days, the days where one thing is on your mind, and that one thing occupies every space and corner of your being. No matter what else might be floating around up there, you have a permanent, numbing, filter over your senses. Moving around the office on autopilot is an understatement; you are more like a unguided bumper car moving from object to object interacting as little as you can, just to get to the next destination. Your day is filled with aimless staring, lots of head scratching and walking with your head down.
I have had many days like this, and through my experience I have developed a way to find clarity in these trying times. Feeling overwhelmed? Take a minute and remind yourself that things could be a lot worse. Feeling out of control? Do things that make you feel in control; make a work list and check off the items with a big black permanent marker. Show your work who’s boss. Still can’t shake the feeling? Take some time to yourself, lay on your bed and listen to some music. The key to this is using headphones. You want to make your world seem as small as possible.
These are things that work for me, they may be different for you. Take and modify tactics to make them work for you. But, whatever your solution, know that these are the types of days to pay special attention to. Maybe days like these are triggered by something, and maybe that something can be fixed with a long overdue change. Make the change.