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May 4th, 2005

Well, when it rains, it pours.

The job that I didn't like made an offer on me this morning. Evidently I was their top pick. Their offer was higher than their maximum offer that they had sent to the recruiter.

I turned it down.

Despite everything else, the little voice in my head was saying "don't do it". And I've learned to listen to that little voice, except when it tells me to bury the neighbor children and that wearing plaid is cool.

Nervous though. What if the Bose interview didn't go well? What if I don't get another job?

And then a phone call: not to worry, they liked me, and sent over the packet of stuff to sign so they can do a background check and employment application and all that.

Insert sigh of relief here.

Now I must forage mightily into the day.

Still can't get my wireless connection working though.
Well, it looks like the Sheraton is booked for the 13th.

Hey, jmanna, where was that other place again?
I dunno. My answers keep changing...


Your #1 Match: ENTJ




The Executive

You are a natural leader - with confidence and strength that inspires others.
Driven to succeed, you are always looking for ways to gain, power, knowledge, and expertise.
Sometimes you aren't the most considerate person, especially to those who are a bit slow.
You are not easily intimidated - and you have a commanding, awe-inspiring presence.

You would make a great CEO, entrepreneur, or consultant.


Your #2 Match: ESTJ




The Guardian

You're a natural leader and quick, logical decision maker.
Goals are important in your life, and you take many steps to acheive them.
You enjoy interacting with others, mostly through work related activities.
Your high energy level means you are great at getting things done!

You would make a great teacher, judge, or police detective.


Your #3 Match: INTJ




The Scientist

You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.

You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.


Your #4 Match: ISTJ




The Duty Fulfiller

You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.
You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.
Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.
Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.

You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.


Your #5 Match: ENFJ




The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.


Well, I got a new lawnmower. It looks to be a decent model, nothing special but it has a 5hp Tecumseh engine, which rocks. Not a bad price either, I was expecting a lot more.
I also got a new wheelbarrow. And after I got back home, I found the old one tucked away behind some stuff in the yard. So now I have two wheelbarrows.

Excavated the stepladder from the guest cabin. Tonight I'll add a light fixture to the breezeway and change the bulbs in the Room Where No One Walks so that I can actually see again.

Incidentally, the RWNOW is where I am temporarily set up with the computer. It will be needing a new name after it becomes the room that it will become. It's still in transition, and I'm not sure what shape it will eventually take.

I'm thinking of taking the dining room table down and using the room for a staging area. I'm certainly not dining in it anymore-- I think the last time it had that use was three years ago. Taking it apart and clearing that space would allow me to at least get this room emptied so I could make it useable and perhaps start unpacking from Iowa.

It's progress, but it's slow.

May. 4th, 2005

Could have sworn I've taken this before...

Your brain: 60% interpersonal, 100% visual, 80% verbal, and 160% mathematical!
Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.

Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:



  1. Don't date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
  2. Don't be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
  3. Don't have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.




My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 69% on interpersonal

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You scored higher than 64% on visual

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You scored higher than 74% on verbal

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You scored higher than 89% on mathematical
Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test written by chriscoyne on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Density

Pooped out. Feelin' the smackdown, so I'm gonna go lie in bed and watch The Punisher on DVD as punishment for my lazy-ass self not getting enough done.

I was gonna go try and catch the movie with lucyruthe and company, but I'm seriously too wiped out. I have the feeling that the pet allergens in the house are kicking my ass, even with the Claritin-D.

I did a modicum of vaccuuming today to help get rid of that very problem, and I have the air cleaner running full-bore to try and make a dent in the breathability. It does seem to help a bit.

Having some problems with getting a hotel for the Prison Release party. I may end up doing something like two different parties at different times. Or hold off the big party until the Big Broken Box™ is a lot less broken and make it a house-rewarming party.

Or maybe I go back to the idea of renting a hot tub and having it at the house, but primarily outdoors. Ah, crap, it would have to have some indoor-ness to it anyway, particularly later at night.

Where is a personal assistant when you need one?

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