Thursday, July 5, 2012

Myers Pig

OK we are going to play a game. Ready?

Take out a piece of paper.

Draw a pig on it. Yup, a pig.

I'll wait while you laugh, but seriously, draw a dang pig!

My pig. Oink oink!

Results of your Myers Pig Test can be found here. This has created endless hours of amusement for me.

I am:
If your pig is drawn toward the Top of your paper, you are an optimistic person with a positive attitude. You generally anticipate the best possible outcomes of actions and events. In other words, you see the glass as half full.

If your pig is drawn facing Left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, outgoing and tend to remember dates and birthdays.

If your pig is drawn with Few Details, you are more impulsive, care little for detail and are willing to take risks.

If your pig is drawn with 4 Legs showing, you are secure, stick to your ideals, and can be stubborn.

The Larger the pig's Ears you have drawn, the better Listener you are.

And last but not least, the Longer the pig's Tail you have drawn, the more satisfied you are with the quality of your love life.

Key Takeaways:
My love life sucks, this is not a secret. I am optimistic, also not a secret. I am secure and stubborn. I am sometimes a good listener. I am outgoing and remember dates and birthdays.

What are you based on your piggy friend?

Monday, July 2, 2012


How many times have you had this conversation:

Friend: Hi! How are you?
Self: OMG So busy, you wouldn't believe it.
Friend: Yeah, me too. Tell me about it. I know the feeling.
Self: Yeah, life's just super crazy right now.

I've had that conversation so many times it makes me want to throw something. Do I have nothing better to say than, "look at me I'm so busy and important." So, I have focused recently on not telling people about how busy I am. Instead, when they ask how I am, I answer honestly. I'm stressed out because I feel like my life is falling apart. I'm really happy, because my parents are coming into town. I'm excited for a long weekend away with extended family. I'm geeking out over the Olympic Trials.

I am doing all of these. Clearly I am busy. That goes without saying, so I try really really hard not to say it.

Then I found this article via Facebook friends and realized that I'm not the only one annoyed by my constant proclamation of busyness.

So I challenge each of you to change your answer from Busy to Something Else just once and see how it feels. I bet you won't feel quite so busy.