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    How spontaneous are you?

    How spontaneous are you? Do you plan your days to the minute or can you drop everything at a moment's notice?
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    Is undisciplined the same as spontaneous?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Is undisciplined the same as spontaneous?
    For you and me and the purposes of this conversation, let's say "Yes"...and....

    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    How spontaneous are you? Do you plan your days to the minute or can you drop everything at a moment's notice?
    It depends somewhat. I like there to be a "plan" because it just seems like the appropriate thing to do, but I am the first to trash the plan and start over or just bag it because you feel like it BUT....always to be replaced by another plan that you intend to probably abandon for something funner/more shiny/more chocolate-y as soon as it arises.
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    My wife and I are both spontaneous when it comes to making plans. Having kids somewhat dampens this spontaneity though.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    My wife and I are both spontaneous when it comes to making plans. Having kids somewhat dampens this spontaneity though.
    Hell, my wife and I had some of the kids spontaneously! I'm kind of a problematic fit for a successful adult life. It's not a big secret.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    How spontaneous are you? Do you plan your days to the minute or can you drop everything at a moment's notice?
    Not very, but I've gotten much better over the years, thanks to my hubby. He's taught me how to take vacations without a set itinerary.

    I thought this thread was going to have one of those 20-question, multiple-choice quizzes you see in women's magazines...

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    Um...let me get back to this thread with a well considered and thorough response.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    It depends somewhat. I like there to be a "plan" because it just seems like the appropriate thing to do, but I am the first to trash the plan and start over or just bag it because you feel like it BUT....always to be replaced by another plan that you intend to probably abandon for something funner/more shiny/more chocolate-y as soon as it arises.
    Word......

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    I'm spontaneous about more things in life than I am structured.
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    I'm not very spontaneous but I wish I was. It would be great to just get a pet sitter, pack a bag, and fly off to where ever for a weekend. Or just get in the car and drive. The pets, like children, make this difficult.
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    This is difficult to answer. I certainly plan ahead but almost all my plans lack specificity. I like knowing what direction I'm going but not being bogged down by specifics.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    How spontaneous are you? Do you plan your days to the minute or can you drop everything at a moment's notice?
    I'm not very spontaneous...wait, why are you asking? Are you trying to get me to do something else? I already have my day planned!
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    I'm not, tho I fall in the Blide category of not having every little detail planned out. Kinda like Saturdays for me. I have rough goals of what I want to accomplish but don't have every minute planned out.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I'm not very spontaneous but I wish I was. It would be great to just get a pet sitter, pack a bag, and fly off to where ever for a weekend. Or just get in the car and drive. The pets, like children, make this difficult.
    It's harder to be spontaneous due to animals than it is with children. Especially if you don't board/kennel your animals when you leave. When you have both, it's a nightmare.
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    Quote Originally posted by Blide View post
    This is difficult to answer. I certainly plan ahead but almost all my plans lack specificity. I like knowing what direction I'm going but not being bogged down by specifics.
    This is me on weekends, vacations, and slow weeks at work. There's a general, amorphous shell of a plan, but the specifics are not nailed down.

    Busy weeks at work, though - I'm a total list maker, with a plan for the morning, and another for afternoon. Very little extra/spontaneous activities on those days!
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    I'm think I'm more flexible than spontaneous. Spontaneity takes more creativity and energy than I usually have. Spontaneous combustion is not a concern most of the time.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    My wife and I are both spontaneous when it comes to making plans. Having kids somewhat dampens this spontaneity though.
    And +1. We used to be very with one and more disposable income. Now not so much. The most spontaneous we got this year was on our way home from my folks house we did a 45 minute detour to San Francisco to check out Union Square for the kids. They loved it, and my wife and I remembered all our happy memories when we would venture there almost every other month.
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    I happily recall a very memorable and spontaneous kiss in Union Square.

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    When we go on trips, ZG is the researcher, list maker and worrier. I'm much more spontaneous and willing to just let things unfold and happen. Or maybe I'm lazy. Anyway, it makes for in interesting balance.

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    I am a planner. What is this spontaneous thing you'all talk about?

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