A Good Kind of ExhaustionThe weather Saturday--rain showers off and on all day--put a kink in my grandiose yard work plans, but Sunday was perfect. I mowed, weeded, trimmed, put the cover and mosquito netting back on the gazebo on the patio (it makes the patio usable even in the hot afternoon sun), pruned some bushes, overseeded and fertilized a sparse patch of grass, sanded and stained my favorite rocking Adirondack chair and ottoman, and picked up a special-order kitchen cabinet that will form a new breakfast bar in-between the kitchen and dining room.
Today, I feel like I spent the entire day at the gym. Everything hurts. But I got so much accomplished, and I always feel a twinge of satisfaction when I feel a twinge in my muscles after a hard day's work. Now I just have to try and not think about all the projects I didn't get to.
A First Time for EverythingI rarely take these online quizzes--or memes, though this use of that word always sounds inappropriate in the context of what amounts to little more than a chain letter--and even when I have taken them, I haven't posted my results. But after Monica, RationalJenn, and Gus all posted their results for the "What Kind of Flower Are You?" quiz and they were all quite different, I thought I'd see what the deal was.
You Are a CannaThis was too good to not post! Though I wouldn't say I particularly enjoy actively letting people know about my pride. What's the point of that? Sounds like the person who made the quiz doesn't have a full grasp of the true egoistic nature of pride. Which brings up my next point...
"You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."
When I have taken these quizzes in the past, it has always made me wonder how they are created. Some of the questions are just bizarre or oddly leading in one way or another. I'm guessing that someone creating a quiz would decide beforehand on 5 or so "personality types", associate them with some sort of object/fictional character/whatever that represents it, and then assign points to each question and a score range to the answers.
- 5-15 points - "You are a microwave! -- you are quick to anger, your moods are often uneven, and some people consider you superficial."
- 16-25 points - "You are a refrigerator! -- you are well educated and maintain a wealth of information, you are very reliable, but some people consider you cold."
- etc., so on and so forth.