7 Quick Takes Friday

1. I went out with a bunch of ladies last night to The Cheesecake Factory. I knew a handful of them, didn’t know another handful of them, had a great time with all of them. I’m telling you I was a joking extrovert last night. For almost three whole hours. It was a lot of fun.

2. I will pay for my attempted extroversion today. But I’m okay with that.

3. In college I made myself score high on the outgoing scale for two years. I *thought* I was an extrovert. I acted like an extrovert. I didn’t own my true personality until my junior year. What a relief. For the next 15 years I’ve scored as an ISTJ on the Myers-Briggs scale. Three days ago, Craig and I were flipping through a book on the Myers-Briggs temperaments. As I read over the ISTJ again I had an epiphany: the description didn’t totally fit me. We read over the profile of the ISFJ and guess what? My personality has changed again. Or maybe that’s the way it’s always been but I’ve been in denial. Folks, I’m an ISFJ. Wow.

4. Craig’s still an INTJ. Always has been, always will be. You can find out what you are by clicking here. What are you? Do tell.

5. In other news, I have a pet peeve of the blogosphere: I can’t stand being referred to as “internets” on anyone’s blog. I’m not an internet; I’m a person. A person’s a person no matter how small. Incidentally, I’m not thinking of anyone in particular as I write this, but I feel the need to come clean. If someone I regularly read and know in real life does this, I forgive, but if I’m checking out a blog for the first time and come across this misuse of the English language, I’m so out of there. There. It’s out. What are your blogging pet peeves? Please don’t say, “Misuse of the comma.” We’ve established already that I have issues in that department. That’s why I have an editor.

6. Just found this Trader Joe’s song from Corrin’s twitter feed. Hilarious.

7. I brought home one-sixth of a butchered cow today. This is our second time to participate in a group cow purchase. The poor guy sure is tasty; he’s one of those all grass-fed, hormone-free varieties. Last time we had one, someone accidentally left the freezer door ajar and we lost a fair amount of the meat. I think I may have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. The loss of all that meat made me cry. I now check the freezer door seal every time I walk down to the basement.

7b. I had to google “door seal” because the spelling didn’t look right when I typed it there. Apparently it is, though.

7c. When I have to google simple words like “seal” for spelling it means I’m tired. Gotta go now.

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21 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday

  1. Edi says:

    I do have a number of pet peeves regarding blogs – I know mine is far from perfect…it’s not even how I wanted it to turn out. But – some things I don’t like in general:
    -the blogs where everything is a joke…nothing is described in just a normal way but it is taken to great heights in order to be “comedic”…you figure surely those people don’t actually talk like that. It’s ok to exaggerate and it’s ok to be funny – but does every single posting have to be that way?

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  2. Kristycho says:

    Pet peeves on blogs- music! (except for music that I like… 🙂 )
    I’m (most recently) ISFJ. The “I” and the “J” are strong- the “S” and the “F” are borderline. I haven’t yet decided if that means I’m either or neither…
    Blessings!

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  3. Keri says:

    It says I’m a ISFP, but the description doesn’t really sound a lot like me. Is there some test where you don’t have to read the questions and go, “Oh good grief, I don’t know!” and just pick one, thereby possibly skewing the results?
    And my current favorite Horton quote (we got the movie for Christmas and have watched it a lot in the last month) is “OOOookkaaaay – that happened.”

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  4. Becca @ the Stanley Clan says:

    I just took the test and am an INFJ, but last time I took it I was definitely an INFP, but some of the questions confused me so maybe I’m wrong again . . . oh and I totally used to do the same thing where I tried REALLY hard to make myself extroverted (cause I thought it was cooler) I am just glad now to embrace my introverted self! haha – I found your blog through Conversion Diary — looking forward to reading more!

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  5. Anne says:

    I’m with Kristy — music on blogs annoys me. If I click to a blog with music, it usually comes blaring out of my speakers and scares me to death, and I have to hit the back button as fast as I can. Or I’m already listening to music, and their blog music comes in on top of it and sounds like a scene from a horror movie. I NEVER stick around to read a blog with music.
    I’m ISTJ. That first paragraph of mine probably makes that admission unnecessary. 😉

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  6. JoAnne says:

    I don’t remember exactly what I was, but I remember it started with “I.”
    Oh, and I’m an internets user. I frequently call the internet the “internets” because that’s what my husband asks me when he sees me on the computer – “Are you consulting the collective wisdom of the internets?” To me, it’s an adorable and quirky intentional misuse of the English language. Perhaps I ought to start writing it with the quotation marks around it, so people know that I know that they know that I know that….

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  7. Debbie says:

    Well that was very interesting and I ended up being an ENFJ. I guess I can see that although it definitely wasn’t always that way. Ask my husband how I was when we were first married. Not an extrovert I can tell you. Oh, pet peeves for blogs. MUSIC! Please don’t make my heart jump out of my chest by having music start playing 5 seconds after I have arrived!

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  8. renae says:

    INFJ, most definitely… every time I read the description, it sounds just like me… but I’m not much of a Myers-Briggs person and couldn’t say much about what the letters mean other than the I, which is the strongest part of my personality.
    It was a bit of a revelation for me when Clay and I sat down for our big Dr. Douglass meeting lo those many years ago and realized Clay is an E… it was quite a release for him, I think, and explained a lot about how he and I approach relationships with others.

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  9. Belinda says:

    INTJ…have been since the first time I took it right out of college. Very strong on the I, but have learned how to manage it over the years. Married to an E for 23 years. Life is fun! Without him I’d probably stay locked away in our house. Without me, he’d probably go to a party every night!
    I totally understand the “going to pay for the attempted extroversion” bit…:o) Hope you recovered! B.

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  10. TulipGirl says:

    Totally agree with you about number 5. . . And did the same with the E and I. It was a huge lightbulb moment when I realized how much of an I I really am. I’m just an I that really likes people, and enjoys public speaking.
    I have a theory that a lot of American Christians in our generation may tend to score T/J as a reflection of our Evangelical subculture and our -belief- that there are absolutes, as opposed to scoring what really reflects our personality.

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    I’m an ISFJ. I’ve taken the test many times, and the results are always the seem. I don’t know if that means I’m boring or if I just know myself very well. Either way, the description is exact!

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  12. RT says:

    ESFJ. I love it that there’s no right and wrong to a personality–it just is what it is. You’ve got to learn your own positive and negative traits, and appreciate the same in your husband and kid(s). My husband is my polar opposite, an INTP. I have him to thank for a quiet house, a new love for sci-fi and fantasy, and being late to church almost every week. (Ha, just had to add that last one. He’s killing the J in me!)

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