Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A little personality goes a long way...

Sorry I've been MIA lately...I've got way too much on my plate it seems, and I just can't keep up.

I had a class for work all week last week. It was about personality types (and this chart is really interesting...), learning what your type is (I'm an "expressive", go figure) and how to figure out who the idiots are work with other types ("driver", "analytical" and "amiable") and how to convince everyone else I'm right resolve conflict. I think what I actually learned is that other call centers (we had several participants from around the state) have similar issues and we all love/hate our jobs.
And that all the other expressives in my group wear a lot of jewelry, have their nails done and flip off other drivers in traffic - just like me!
(Although, I probably shouldn't flip drivers off in traffic when I have a Jesus fish on the back of my car... sends mixed signals, don't ya' think? "Jesus loves you, asshole!" Ha!)

Anyway, done with that and back at my regularly scheduled work day.

I have been trying to get some jewelry done since Artbeads sent me all those lovely crystals, but it's not going so well because I just don't have enough time! I need at least 4 more hours to my day. If anyone has some spare time I will gladly take donations, preferably in the form of winning lottery tickets.

Also this coming weekend is Secret Agent Man's birthday. I have his presents, and dinner reservations at a swanky restaurant we had Valentine's dinner at, in this hotel:
This is also the hotel we got married in, in one of their lovely ballrooms, so that's always kind of neat.

And my parents are coming to town. I am going to make a killer chicken recipe for dinner for them. (The recipe is "killer" not that it is made with a "killer chicken"! Wouldn't that be awesome though!) Secret Agent Man thinks I missed my calling and I should be a world-class chef. I'd probably hate it then, though. Or I'd be like that really angry British guy that has that restaurant tv show where he screams and cusses at everyone and makes them cry.

And then, on top of it all, I have to take Ms. FluffyButt to the pet groomer and the (shhhh) "v. e. t."
I think she may have feline diabetes. I feel like such a bad mom. I hope she's just fat and not that she's sick. (Not that that is a whole lot better...) She seems happy, though, so I don't really know what to think.

I have to share, too, that I was asked to partake in a giveaway by Midtown Girl when she re-vamped her blog. She wanted to give her winner a "makeover" as well, via a drawing by me of the winner. Like I did for Otin. A lovely girl named Ali, who has this blog, won! She is all about Carrie Bradshaw and fabulous fashion stuff, so I was inspired by one of Carrie's girlie-girl dresses and drew her like this.

It was fun, and she loves it, so it was a win-win!

While I was over at her blog today I saw she got an award for her "Over the Top" blog. It included a really neat one word answer meme. So I stole it. Here it is, with my answers. I'm not going to use it as an award, and therefore am not going to make anyone else do it, but if you like it you can certainly steal it from me, too! I thought it was another fun way to learn you a little about me. If you decide to do one, too, let me know!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
Your hair? short
Your mother? soft
4. Your father? joker
5. Your favorite food? pizza
6. Your dream last night? weird
7. Your favorite drink? Pepsi
Your dream/goal? travel
What room are you in? work
Your hobby? sarcasm
Your fear? mediocrity
Where do you want to be in six years? elsewhere
Where were you last night? bed
14. Something that you aren't? tall
15. Muffins? sure
Wish list item? Lexus
Where did you grow up? Boringville
18. Last thing you did? work
What are you wearing? sweater
Your TV? big
Your pets? spoiled
Friends? great
23. Your life? better
24. Your mood? snarky
25. Missing someone? yep
Vehicle? clanky
Something you're not wearing? toupee
Your favorite store? Nordstrom
Your favorite color? black
When was the last time you laughed? daily
Last time you cried? movie
32. Your best friend? hubs
33. One place that you could go to over and over? Vegas
34. One person who emails you regularly? dad
Favorite place to eat? home


  1. The hotel looks outstanding! Great details. My favorite place to visit in Ohio is Stan Hywet which is a mini Biltmore. Both were built in probably the same time period as this hotel. We definitely do not build them like this anymore.

    Have a great dinner!! Very exciting diversion.

  2. The picture you did for Ali was amazing. I'm going to check out her blog now as well.

  3. That work that you did for MG is wonderful! I used to actually chat with her on my chat site. I miss those chats! You have a great sense of humor, by the way!

  4. I always love your artwork! You really are talented. And obviously, expressive, too.

  5. OMG how freakin FANTASTIC did that illustration come out for Ali - WOW I love it & you Tera - you are sooo talented!!!

    Gorgeous...I just may have to commission you to do one for moi one day! ;-)

    ps - Otin & I def have to catch up asap!!

  6. HA! I am always on the look-out for great card sentiments, and I seriously considered "Jesus loves you, asshole!" for a few seconds before I realized it would offend as many people as it would make laugh, so maybe not.

    BTW - stealing your MEME.

  7. OMFG! I HAD MY RECEPTION AT THE DAVENPORT! Used their wedding planner! She was awesome! I LOVE that hotel!

    I LOVE ms. fluffybutt!

  8. PS another OMFG - my word verification was ASSGRAM.

    That's not right. Jesus does NOT love that.


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