Wednesday, August 19, 2009

personality typing

This last weekend, my roommates and I all took personality tests then had a rather enjoyable time reading through our results. It was kind of incredible how accurate they all were. The type of test we took was a Myer-Briggs (or something like that) personality test. Here is a quick summary of my results:

I am an ISTJ. That means that I am 

  • are interested in their own thoughts and feelings
  • need to have own territory
  • often appear reserved, quiet and thoughtful
  • usually do not have many friends
  • have difficulties in making new contacts
  • like concentration and quiet
  • do not like unexpected visits and therefore do not make them
  • work well alone
  • see everyone and sense everything
  • live in the here and now
  • quickly adapt to any situation
  • like pleasures based on physical sensation
  • are practical and active
  • are realistic and self-confident
  • are interested in systems, structures, patterns
  • expose everything to logical analysis
  • are relatively cold and unemotional
  • evaluate things by intellect and right or wrong
  • have difficulties talking about feelings
  • do not like to clear up arguments or quarrels
  • do not like to leave unanswered questions
  • plan work ahead and tend to finish it
  • do not like to change their decisions
  • have relatively stable workability
  • easily follow rules and discipline
All of the information that I have listed can be found here. There are lots of other places that you can find out more information about your specific "type". We had a lot of fun with it and learned a lot. And, like I said earlier, interesting how accurate it is.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

the wrong girl

Dear Jiffy Lube Mechanics,

You chose the wrong girl to try and sell unnecessary parts to today. Allow me to explain why:

First off, I am a mechanic's daughter. As such I know a thing or two about cars. Now, I do not claim to be knowledgeable by any means but I am not ignorant. Trying to sell me a new battery when my battery has been fully functional might not be a very good idea. I drove to your store straight from work - which means my car had just started without any problems.

Also, because I am a mechanic's daughter I have been well educated in the fact that not all in your profession are necessarily honest. I do like to give people the benefit of the doubt though so I started my car successfully three times after leaving. I am now beginning to question your honesty in this situation.

In the future it might be better if you didn't try and make extra money off of me (or any customer for that matter) when they don't need it. And just because I am a girl does not mean I am ignorant.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

things i have learned

The last month or so has been a month of learning for me. Weird one might think since I just received my bachelor of science, but I learn something new everyday. It is surprising me how much I am learning about myself in so short a time in my new life.

1.  I am much more of a baker than a cook. I always used to make the excuse that I will start cooking more when I have time. Turns out I cook just about as infrequently as I did while in school. But don't worry, I still bake. More than ever.

2.  The important parts of my day are exercising, working, sleeping, and reading.

3.  I love the temple. I can't go a week without it.

4.  I can do things now. Like buy a season pass to The Canyons and randomly fly to Seattle. Just because I want to - and mainly because I have the time. Awesome.

5.  I am not nearly as adult as I would have guessed I was. I still have so many things to learn and experience in this life. I may or may not be naive, but every single day I learn something new - whether it be about myself or the world around me. Getting a degree doesn't mean that I know things.

Life is good. Until next time.

Monday, August 3, 2009

broadway in the desert

This last week was definitely a good one. I think that I can get used to not having to balance school and work. 

One of the advantages is that I can go home whenever I want to and not have to worry about how much studying I am going to miss out on. So, this last weekend I went home. My mom, sister and I went to see Footloose at Tuacahn. I cannot tell you how AMAZING it was! We had so much fun clear up until the very end. None of us wanted it to ever end. Definitely something that I would recommend.

Brittani and I as Ren and Ariel. Aren't we cute?

Here we all are waiting for it to start. It looks pretty empty at this point, but by the time it started the place had filled up. They did a raise your hand survey to see how many people were from out of state and coming to see Broadway in the Desert and us Utahns were a very small minority. We thought that was interesting.

In other news, I decided to try and hide the awesomeness that my finger has become. Consequently, I went from this: 

To this:

Better? I like to think so. Besides, it helps to bring out my gothic side that has been lying dormant for a while now. haha. AAAAAND the best part is that you can't even tell I have necrotic tissue and clotted blood hiding under my fingernail. Fantastic!