Accompanied with stunned look and all.
Don’t miss the birds on the branch at end of gif. Come on. Admit it. You smiled.
Source: Maintaining Equilibrium
“Sarah, the Cheetah from the Cincinatti Zoo, shattered the world record for the standing 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 5.95 seconds—making Olympian Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds look positively stodgy by comparison. The ‘Polka-dotted missile’ rocketed to 61 miles an hour.” Beyond Sarah’s raw speed, was the beauty and grace of this incredible animal. Enjoy…
Good Sunday Morning.
Brainpickings.com shared a post on the Anatomy of Boredom. I’m drawn to personality self-tests like a moth to flame. This test boosted the ole’ psyche this morning: My Score – 79. (Naturally that led me to think that there is something wrong with me if I’m such an outlier with my great score.) Check out the entire post to find what researchers say a high or medium boredom score means for you.
The statements to follow can be answered using a 7-point scale — from ’1′ (highly disagree), to ’4′ (neutral), to ’7′ (highly agree).
- It is easy for me to concentrate on my activities.
- Frequently when I am working I find myself worrying about other things.
- Time always seems to be passing slowly.
- I often find myself at “loose ends”, not knowing what to do.
- I am often trapped in situations where I have to do meaningless things.
- Having to look at someone’s home movies or travel slides bores me tremendously.
- I have projects in mind all the time, things to do.
- I find it easy to entertain myself.
- Many things I have to do are repetitive and monotonous.
- It takes more stimulation to get me going than most people.
- I get a kick out of most things I do.
- I am seldom excited about my work.
- In any situation I can usually find something to do or see to keep me interested.
- Much of the time I just sit around doing nothing.
- I am good at waiting patiently.
- I often find myself with nothing to do, time on my hands.
- In situations where I have to wait, such as in line, I get very restless.
- I often wake up with a new idea.
- It would be very hard for me to find a job that is exciting enough.
- I would like more challenging things to do in life.
- I feel that I am working below my abilities most of the time.
- Many people would say that I am a creative or imaginative person.
- I have so many interests, I don’t have time to do everything.
- Among my friends, I am the one who keeps doing something the longest.
- Unless I am doing something exciting, even dangerous, I feel half-dead and dull.
- It takes a lot of change and variety to keep me really happy.
- It seems that the same things are on television or the movies all the time; it’s getting old.
- When I was young, I was often in monotonous and tiresome situations.
To find out your own proneness to boredom, add up the total of the scores you gave each question and see results below:
Top of the mornin’ to you with Dobbie Brothers and Takin’ It to the Streets. Volume up. And here’s a shout out to a few bloggers inspiring me with their posts this week:
Patrick @ Canadian Hiking Photography. Check out the photos. One word: WOW. Goose bumps for this Canadian. If I had a flag right now, it would go up. GO CANADA!
Christian Fahey @ The Upside with his post titled Iron on Iron. “I got a call from an old friend yesterday…”
Todd Lohenry @ Todd’s Perspective with his share: There are good people out there. “…My husband and I, along with our twin sons, have spent a total of four years cycling the Americas. We’ve pedaled 27,000 miles in all…”
Mimi @ Waiting for The Karma Truck with her post: For You. “…some days are diamonds while others are…”
Nicholas Bate with his post: Spend Time With the Best…"The best will remind you that good is no longer good enough, that excellence is a nice place to be as it’s not at all crowded and it’s just a decision away.”
And from Manage Better Now: Need Some Advice. “…Your primary responsibility as a manager is to develop those around you…” Solid. Solid. Solid leadership and management blog. Skip the platitudes elsewhere and dial in here. You’ll be sure to learn something…
Have a great Hump Day!