Friday, November 10, 2006

Running Amok

I have spoken: Enough of the dead animals already. Was it Claude, our sweet cat? Was it Pinky, our male Betta fish? Or was it the frog who'd taken up residence in the pond skimmer?

It was the frog. Our pump was really noisy. Yeah, you already know where I'm going with this. Gagarama. Let's just say the pump, although clean, is still noisy. The pond is cleaner, but not clean. I dunno. I want to dump it all out and have a do-over. It's pretty big and it's pretty cold out there. Something to do on a lovely spring day, don't you think?

Last night was a Knit a Scarf class, today was Beginning Knitting. Not only that, but Fry had a singing program, I had to return some floor samples, and had to stop by Walmart for class supplies, since the students had cleaned me out the night before. I get a little red "How to Knit" book there, since it's a dollar cheaper than anywhere else. Plus, I also like to supply gift bags for the kits. I'd not been to Wal-mart in so long, they'd moved things around. Ordinarily, I'd be fine with it, but I woke up with a headache and didn't want to think.

NaNoWriMo is going slooooow. Nothing yesterday, due to the lovely weather, and nothing today due to headache and not being home. Tomorrow, while the Husband is doing a Veteran's Day color guard, and Fry is busy with her room-Nintendo-Playstation-Television, I'll settle down for a write-a-thon. Sunday, I'm going to the SSK, since the group is now split into Saturday and Sunday meets. Which, is really cool, because some can go on Saturday and some can go on Sunday. It's good for everyone, especially us versatile ones who can pick a day and go. What I'll do is go on Saturday one week and Sunday the next.

Friday Fun:
Star Trek Personality Test Results: ENTJ

This test says you are an ENTJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger).* In Star Trek, you share a basic personality configuration with the characters of Q and Quark.

"If you can't stand a little bloody nose, maybe you should go back and hide under your bed." - Q


People like you are generally creative with a global perspective, full of energy, larger than life, and ready to take charge. You're friendly, but strong-willed and driven to show your skills and expertise to others. You enjoy praise, but you're more interested in a direct and fair appraisal of your work. You admire others for their competence, consistency, and honesty. You are sometimes a little too outspoken in your opinions of others, but you return consideration for kindness.

You're very organized, quick, and productive. You're a confident strategic thinker and work best when you're full of purpose. If something is necessary to your goal, you will do it regardless of danger or disgust. This can lead to occasionally rash action on your part.

You can't stand wasting time with people who won't get to the point, but you respond instantly to creative thinking and logical explanations.


Your primary goal in life is demonstrating your competence and making important things happen. Your reward is being given large, important projects to plan and manage.


Your position must involve the ability to control your work. You absolutely cannot stand being micro-managed. You're good at making plans, but unlike many others, you're also good at following through on those plans. You're also good at delegating responsibility, though your own resolution and determination may leave you unprepared when others flake out. You need to be careful not to make everything a "do or die."


You are warm and giving and caring, and friends and lovers will enjoy the way you listen and learn from your relationships. You can scare people off when they are unfortunate enough to cross you, and you sometimes perceive a challenge where none exists. You may have sacrificed more than one relationship to accomplish something, even when such sacrifice wasn't actually required.

Your tendency to focus too much on achieving goals can destroy tenderness and intimacy. You need forgiving friends and a mate who can remind you of needs and goals outside the immediate task. Since you tend to think large, you can overlook basic, everyday necessities.


Good careers for your type include being a chief executive officer, network integration specialist, all-being master of time/space/dimension, management consultant politician, real estate developer, marketing executive, bartender, and judge.


ChelleC said...

Laura good luck on your novel! Get as far as you can every day. In 2000? (not sure of the year) I wrote a 60,000 romance novel in a month. It was the month of October. You can do it - or get as far as you can.

ChelleC said...

Laura good luck on your novel! Get as far as you can every day. In 2000? (not sure of the year) I wrote a 60,000 romance novel in a month. It was the month of October. You can do it - or get as far as you can.

Susan said...

ewwww...gagorama indeed! I think the pond should wait until spring unless there are other living things in there needing help

I took the Star Trek test and I've changed in my old age. Now ESTG...used to be ENTG and my ex said that made me a pain in the butt LOL

Steph said...

So how did Tory's Singing thing go? Didnt know she had one:)
Any chance I can have her this weekend? :))

Laura said...

Chelle, I think the NaNoWriMo is going to be NaNoWriQuarter. Ooops. Oh well, I had good intentions. I also do want to finish it someday.

Susan, I like that master of time/universe job I'm so suited for. :D Maybe I can master my tendency to end sentences with prepositions.

Steph, Tori's singing went well, and yes you can have her this weekend.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race