Walking Cross-Town. With Labels.

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Morning. This morning.

I’m walking. Cross Town. Down 47th street, three blocks from the office.

For some inexplicable reason, the head is yanked left to a billboard across the street.

Two skeletons, holding hands.

Same bones, different color.

“love has no labels”

What’s this?

I get to the office. Google it.

And then I take the quiz.

Hmmmmmmm.

Take the Quiz


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Forrest Gump

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Designer Nick Barclay, takes some of our favorite films, like The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, and Forrest Gump, and turns them into clever works of art. Check out his other movie posters here: My Modern Met.

The poster above is for the movie Forrest Gump.  If you need some help to understand what it represents, the answer is here: Forrest Gump.


Crave Ice cream? Like no other man. Addicted? Not!

Craving an ice cream fix - Food Addiction - New York Times Magazine

Join me in taking the NY Times Magazine Quiz: Are You Addicted to Food?

Part A: Answer 0 for never; 1 for once a month; 2 for two to four times a month; 3 for two to three times a week; and 4 for more than 4 times a week.

  1. I find myself consuming certain foods even though I am no longer hungry.  (DK Score: 4.  Actually 4×4=16, if we are asked to uphold a Monk-level integrity standard here.  I could eat ice cream 3 meals a day.)
  2. I feel sluggish or fatigued from overeating.  (DK Score: 2.  Shocking actually.  I think I have built up a gorging stamina.)
  3. I have had physical withdrawal symptoms like agitation and anxiety when I cut down on certain foods (not including caffeinated drinks). (DK Score: Hmmmm. What if your normal condition is being agitated and anxious?  Let’s split the baby here and give me a 2.)
  4. My behavior with respect to food and eating causes me significant distress. (DK Score: 1. I’m should get “negative” points here.  Eating actually brings me incredible joy and peace.  That is, until my pants begin to snug up.  Then we’re talking sirens.)

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The “Boredom” Test…

yawnBrainpickings.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:

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Research Says: My Personality Profile Is Aligned With A Great Dane (Ouch)

My Brother shared an article from the current issue of Men’s Health titled What Your Dog Says About You.  “British researchers at Bath Spa University surveyed 1,000 dog owners and found that people pick dog breeds that match their own personality – – because we subconsciously gravitate towards dogs who share our own temperament.”

And lo and beyond, as I hit the link and scanned the article, there’s a picture of our breed, a Vizsla. Almost a spitting image of Zeke.  Research landed squarely on the perfect “Friendly and Agreeable” personality profile match to Susan (my wife).  So, what’s up?  How about me?  Where’s the personality profile for the “Introverted and Disagreeable?”

If you’re: Friendly and agreeable
The dog for you: Viszla

A Hungarian breed, Viszlas are more sleek than labs, and energetic without being aggressive. “They’re comfortable around both people and other dogs, so they’re perfect if you want to take your dog to an outdoor restaurant or a cafe,” says Vargas. Also consider: Cocker spaniels (or any variety of spaniel), Spanish water dog

They even have a quiz to help you pick which dog is right for you.  (Link to Quiz).  I took the quiz (a cool quiz by the way) – and the quiz recommended that the dog I should own is a Great Dane.  Crazy! (Or maybe this says something about my personality.  More frightening.)

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How well do you manage distraction? Take this three minute quiz…

“Do you leave the office with a nagging feeling that you worked all day but didn’t get your most important work done? Do you feel like you aren’t taking advantage of your talents and passions? Are you distracted by little things? Avoiding big hairy projects? Do you interrupt yourself with email and other distractions? Try taking this three-minute quiz to discover where you are distracting yourself the most…”

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