Friday, October 28, 2011

I have the coolest sister EVER!

Yesterday, I finally got home after a long and stressful day. Needless to say, I was feeling very angry and depressed by the day's events. I walk into my room, and I found stuff my sister had sent to me laid out on my bed. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning, opening up one bag/box after another and loving each and every item I uncovered.

Thank you sis, even from so far away you know how to cheer me up!

I love you!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On technology taking over lives

This is a video showing a one year old girl attempting to use a magazine as she would an Ipad. I think that this may yet be one of the sadest things I have seen yet. Technology is there to add to our life, to make it easier and simpler, not to take away from it. If technology is affecting a child that young now, what will they do when they are all grown up? Technology has somehow replaced parks, painting, story time, bicycle rides and so much more. So sad...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


So, I took this test that measures ones personality type. Apparently, I am an idealist. Although I agree with most of what it states, I don't like these generic tests. They are just like horoscopes, general and could apply to anyone. Anyhow, here is what it says about moi:

Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the
Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self -- always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.
Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the "not visible" or the "not yet" that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.
Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.
Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.
Idealists at Work
Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. They are naturally drawn to working with people and are gifted with helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potential both on, and off, the job.
Your attention is naturally drawn to the individual and collective needs, desires, and experiences of people in your environment. In your ideal job, you would be able to use your inner beliefs as a guide for empowering others. Though you are comfortable with leadership, you don’t like arbitrary hierarchies. You care deeply about people as people, and often feel that maintaining official role boundaries interferes unnecessarily with both communication and progress.

From here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wondering which book to read?

This website has an interactive guide NPR's list of top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.

It is awesome. Of course, If you would go through the WHOLE chart, then who am I to spoil your fun?

Enjoy, my dears and darlings, for "winter is coming and fire consumes while ice preserves."
(Get it? I am a Song Of Ice and Fire Geek ;) )

Via The Geekologie