Tee hee and le sigh.

Twenty Questions (courtesy of Mark)”

You are an SEDF–Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. With luck, you have learned to channel your energies into improving your intellect, rather than destroying the weak and unsuspecting.

Your friends may find you remote and a hard nut to crack. Few of your peers know you very well–even those you have known a long time–because you have expert control of the face you put forth to the world. You prefer to observe, calculate, discern and decide. Your decisions are final, and your desire to be right is impenetrable.

You are not to be messed with. You may explode.

I just thought this was cute. I don’t know about that “hard nut to crack” thing. I think I’m pretty simple to figure out, on most fronts. I also don’t know about that “expert control” of my facade. Yeah, I’ve got a facade, but it’s no more or less ironclad than anyone else’s, I think. I’m going to leave off a comment on those last two sentences.

In other news (because I don’t feel like making another post), I’m already tired. Socially, I am strained. Circumstances are conniving to make me socially active all day, keeping up chatter and conversation seemingly constantly. By the time I get to be by myself at the end of the day, it’s late and I’m ready to go to bed because I’m just so tired of being incessantly cheerful and interested in all the people in lab. I just want to work, quietly and efficiently to best get the job done. We’ve been doing pretty mindless work around the lab so far (cleaning glassware), and rather than me getting to think my own thoughts while I’m rinsing glassware nine times each with Milli-Q water, there’s constant jibber-jabber I’m being included in simply because I’m present.

But when we get done in lab and go home (after we workout, after I cook lunch for the next day(s), after things quieten down in the house) is when my real work (coding this app) starts. Last night, this was 23:30. Things just are not getting done. I hate to be grumpy and bitchy (which I know I’m being, already), but it is unbelievably frustrating to not being able to concentrate or do any real work because of constant interruptions. Every time I get my headphones on, or get in a significant bit of code, or get part of the way through testing a module, there’s a social interruption that kills my train of thought and causes whatever epiphany I was working through to fizzle out. I am drained of patience and pleasantness.

So it’s Wednesday of Week 1 (of 7), and I’m already a grump and looking to escape socially. Our professor hasn’t returned from Alaska yet (she was supposed to be back this morning), and Jenn and I have run out of things to do. I’m hoping nothing untoward happened during Dr. M’s trip home, and that the jet lag simply did her in for the day, but she’s been incommunicado all day (as has Mr. Dr. M).

Don’t know what we’re going to do if this nothingness continues into tomorrow. I’m already going to be paid two weeks late because Dr. M didn’t sign off on my timesheet for this week, which hurts the ol’ bank account pretty damn bad, since rent was due when I arrived, and I hadn’t gotten a paycheck from my school-year job for a few weeks. I’m going to be bumming money off Nikolai if I so much as stub my toe and need a band-aid.


  • Luke



    You are a WEDF–Wacky Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you a menace to society, depending on how you channel your energies. You chew your fingers and have an addictive personality. Properly guided, you can be enormously productive–otherwise you run amok, stir up trouble, and generally have a hell of a good time.

    To your friends, you are a source of relentless entertainment. You often get into trouble, but you almost always find a way out. You are strangely popular and feed off others’ energy. You live hard, seize the day, and although your more sober friends would like to see you settled down, you generally have fewer regrets and better memories than they do. Your tenet is that, at the end of the day, one regrets only what one didn’t try. You are right.

    You could benefit from outside help in balancing your highs and lows. Or perhaps cutting back on the caffeine.

    Ain’t I just a barrol of fun?

    And you are a hard nut to crack…but I should stop messing with you…it’s not safe. 😉

  • Dulin

    Hey, look what I got…

    You are an SRDF–Sober Rational Destructive Follower. This makes you a font of knowledge. You are cool, analytical, intelligent and completely unfunny. Sometimes you slice through conversation with a cutting observation that causes silence and sidelong glances. You make a strong and lasting impression on everyone you meet, the quality of which depends more on their personality than yours.

    You may feel persecuted, as you can become a target for fun. Still, you are focused enough on your work and secure enough in your abilities not to worry overly.

    You are productive and invaluable to those you work for. You are loyal, steadfast, and conscientious. Your grooming is impeccable. You are in good shape.

    You are kind of a tool, but you get things done. You are probably a week away from snapping.

  • Jenny


    look at me!

    “You are an SECF–Sober Emotional Constructive Follower. This makes you a hippie. You are passionate about your causes and steadfast in your commitments. Once you’ve made up your mind, no one can convince you otherwise. Your politics are left-leaning, and your lifestyle choices decidedly temperate and chaste.

    You do tremendous work when focused, but usually you operate somewhat distracted. You blow hot and cold, and while you normally endeavor on the side of goodness and truth, you have a massive mean streak which is not to be taken lightly. You don’t get mad, you get even.

    Please don’t get even with this web site.”