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Friday, August 4th, 2006

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10:55a
"I met you before the fall of Rome"
I glanced over at my wall calendar to check a July date and realized it is now August and I had never changed the page. So we have moved from "mmm, Zoe" to "mmm, Mal." I need to do some rearranging, though, as it is getting crowded. I enjoy the progression I've got going, though: Serenity, Inara, Mal, Zoe, Wash, Kaylee, Simon, Book.

[And in going through my Memories to get that link, I was reminded of this, which I feel also deserves a spot on the wall.]

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Yesterday Eric skipped lunch so he could go home early and today he has to go back to his apartment to get something, so no lunch again. Sadness. And the FA he's replacing never sent in the Weeks 3+ order form (for the creation of the course materials packet -- i.e., v. v. necessary) and the deadline was like 3 weeks ago, so that's super-fun. I said, "I feel like I should buy you a drink," to which he said, "Don't get me started. I had a bad morning, and it's just getting better and better." :(

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RA broke down and bought an air-conditioner, so I'm invited over to her room for an AC party the next time the heat gets too much to take :)

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NewRoomie is okay with my cable proposal, though this means I get to deal with the cable company -- which makes sense, and will be good for me (I know, I'm a total control freak and yet I'm so avoidy when it comes to taking charge).

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Okay, I got distracted during the writing of that with phone calls and a copy job for a professor and now it is nearly an hour since I opened this window. Posting now.
12:46p
MBTI
A while back, Cat was bugging me about Myers-Briggs. Prompted by dorrie6 posting a link to this profile page I finally took one. Of course the binary options often frustrated me (especially when it was hard to discern a "best fit"). [And okay, we know me; I totally took three different ones -- in which process I learned that the questions are almost identical though there is one which actually lets you select within a range rather than just Yes/No -- though what's up with it asking you for Gender right off the bat?]

When people mention their MBTI it always sounds like gobbledygook to me. I mean, it's four letters none of which mean anything to me. The link from Melinda says at the top "As you probably already know, the Myers-Briggs Personality Sorter is intended to be a general, universal personality ID that divides people into one of sixteen distinct personality types, along axes if introverted (I) or extroverted (E), Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), and Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)."

Okay, so let's guess what I am? Definitely more Introverted than Extroverted. Definitely more Thinking than Feeling. Definitely not Intuitive. What the heck is the difference between "judging" and "perceiving?" [personalitytest.net says of Judger/Perceiver: "This category deals with how we orient our lives. Judgers are structured, ordered, scheduled, and on-time. They are the list makers. Judgers wake up every morning with a definite plan for the day, and become very upset when the plan becomes unraveled." So that would definitely be a Judger for me.] So without even taking a quiz I feel confident in declaring myself an ISTJ.

I feel like it would make more sense for people to just say that they're more an extrovert than an introvert, or that they're heavily rational in making decisions or whatever, instead of just throwing around acronyms which I then have to go look up. But maybe that's just me.

The two binary tests tell me I'm an ISFJ while the gradated one tells me ISTJ. [Entertainingly, by xeromag definitions that means I'm either a Martyr or the Thought Police :) ] personalitytest.net says of the Thinker/Feeler category: "This category deals with how we make decisions," so I think T is definitely the accurate one.
3:31p
Happy Weekend.
Okay, I'm heading out to get the bus to Stanhope, then picking up sk8eeyore at 6:50. I expect to be away from the computer for the weekend (she's leaving on the 1:55pm on Sunday) so if you urgently need to reach me, cell it. Have fun in my absence.

Today's fannish5: Describe five ficathons or challenges you'd like to see.
penknife has some great ideas; I would love to see a masterlist of responses to this fannish5.

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