Tuesday, December 1, 2009


1) Penelope Trunk posted yesterday about leveraging the advantages of being an introvert at work. I don't really consider myself an introvert per se, I'm just really sensitive (an HSP). But I guess, actually, compared to extroverts, I definitely am. Which is probably why in the Myers-Briggs personality test, my personality type starts with I (introvert) as opposed to E (extrovert). She does have some good tips, and talks about career choices for introverts - that you should know whether your introverted personality type is an artist or an activist (activist is my type - INFJ), and then move to a career that better suits your personality, to avoid a lot of baseline heartache. Interesting food for thought, as always with her blog.

2) I played World of Warcraft last night for the first time in quite a while. It really is a lot of fun. I've gotten my new character, a hunter, up to level 23, and I'm kind of excited about leveling her up even more. I know, I'm a nerd. But I took this quiz this morning about the game, and I only got one question right. So I can't be THAT much of a nerd. I also stumbled on this article about the types of players in MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games -- which is what World of Warcraft is). I'm having a hard time figuring out which kind of player I am, but the fact that my favorite part of playing is questing with my friend Anthony makes me think maybe I'm a "socializer" in that game. Which makes sense, since I started playing the game in the first place in order to play with friends. But to be a true "socializer" you probably have to want to play with and interact with strangers inside the game. I'd much rather play by myself than interact with someone I don't know, and I pretty much avoid it at all costs. Maybe that makes me an introverted socializer.

3) Sunday I went to Colony Music and bought some Christmas piano books, because the ones I have are at my parents' house. I played Sunday night and the last two mornings. It has started off my week in a holiday cheer-y way, which makes me happy. I've also been listening to Sarah McLachlan's "Wintersong" CD - it's great, I highly recommend it.

4) Today felixwas posted a quote on his blog, which is appropriate in light of the announcement that's going to come tonight about sending tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.” — President Dwight D. Eisenhower, quoted by columnist Bob Herbert in today’s New York Times

I watched Bill Moyers two weeks ago, and he played recorded phone conversations between LBJ and his advisers regarding Vietnam. Painful. I do not envy these men these decisions. But the whole thing does make me very sad.

5) What doesn't make me sad is this picture. I want this lawyer! (via zanypickle)

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