Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Shameless Wannabe

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a possibly too-negative post about starting school. I have to say that things are radically different this year, at least so far. I am still trying to come to grips with that, so I will write more about that at a later time. In the meantime, I am once again shamelessly copying Lara, who sent a very interesting career personality test and I thought it was cool, as is most everything that Lara thinks or does, which is why I want to be just like her.

Your career personality is decided entirely by the colors that you like or don´t like to look at. It was hard for me, because I love all the different colors so it was difficult to choose favorites.

Here are my results:

You're a CREATOR
Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer. (Does Spanish Teacher count?)

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.


You're a SOCIAL MANAGER (I love this title, it is so completely what I do!)
Key Words: Tactful, Cooperative, Generous, Understanding, Insightful, Friendly, and Cheerful
This very social type enjoys working in groups, sharing responsibilities, and being the center of attention. Fields of interest are instructing, helping, nurturing, care giving and instructing-especially young people. They discuss and consider feelings in order to solve problems, lead, direct, persuade, guide, organize and enlighten others.

Obviously I am in the right place doing the right thing for my personality. Take the test and see what career personality you have!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Furminator and also some Fun

I didn't think I had much to blog about but there are two things that have made a big impression on me lately, and one of them was today. Last week we went to the Cape to see Amy and Dave Bodah. (Amy is one of my fellow teachers at Wheeler) They have a new baby and we hadn't spent any time with them this summer so we decided to take a day and hang out with them. We walked along the beach, swam, and JC taught Dave to fish. It was a great day. Here are some pictures of JC with the baby--

And some fishing....

And this one of the baby just because I thought it was really cute!

Impression #2:
We had all of our back to school meetings last week and one day I was in the lunch line with some other teachers and one of them said he had just gotten an Australian Shepherd puppy. My friend Summer mentioned that I had a very large hairy dog as well, and another lady in the line asked me if we had "The Furminator". I asked her what it was, and she said it was the best thing she had ever purchased, since she had three dogs. It is a sort of brush/rake that helps with shedding. She said it was really expensive, though. I looked it up and sure enough it retails for $60. We were skeptical about a $60 brush so I shopped around and found one on sale for $25. We decided to give it a try, since Luna's hair sticks to our carpet and we have to scrape it off the floor with a scrub brush. Not very fun. Well, the Furminator came today and JC made me come home as fast as I could so we could try it. It took us about 30 minutes to brush her out and this is what came out of her coat:

Yeah, I know. Look again:

We were stunned, to say the least. All that hair that will never find it's way into our carpet! As you can see, she looks just the same, it doesn't cut her hair at all; it just rakes out the dead, loose undercoat. I know, you just have to see it one more time:

Anyway, we will see what the floors look like in a few days, but needless to say, we are impressed! Problem: FURMINATED!