Well, in the last month and a half I've been offered nearly $10k in current jobs, which has complicated my moving process, since I don't think I can reasonably pass up that much money if I have my own best interests at heart. Especially because it would make for an easy way to pay for the trip I'm taking to Japan after my sister's upcimg wedding. So I'll be moving up gradually it seems.
Took a trip up to Vegas last weekend and brought up some of my more delicate stuff all in one trip, guitar, paintings, mirror, nothing broke luckily. Planned to do the same this weekend but the forecast is snow and rain all weekend, so I've decided not to. Don't even own tire-chains at this point.
Anyway, I found an interesting website and thought it would be interesting to post it here, might give you all some insight into my being and personality:
The site is www.personaldna.com
. It's another of the personality-profile sites, but unlike most didn't want me to pay for the report or even give them a valid email addy for it to work. Very seamless, and the test method is one I've not seen before, check it out. Here's my results:
"Your Personal DNA Report
You are a Dynamic Inventor
About you: You are an Inventor
Your imagination, self-reliance, openness to new things, and appreciation for utility combine to make you an INVENTOR.
You have the confidence to make your visions into reality, and you are willing to consider many alternatives to get that done.
The full spectrum of possibilities in the world intrigues you—you're not limited by pre-conceived notions of how things should be.
Problem-solving is a specialty of yours, owing to your persistence, curiosity, and understanding of how things work.
Your vision allows you to identify what's missing from a given situation, and your creativity allows you to fill in the gaps.
Your awareness of how things function gives you the ability to come up with new uses for common objects.
It is more interesting for you to pursue excitement than it is to get caught up in a routine.
Although understanding details is not difficult for you, you specialize in seeing the bigger picture and don't get caught up in specifics.
You tend to more proactive than reactive—you don't just wait for things to come to you.
Your independent streak allows you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts
Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.
How you relate to others: you are Dynamic
As someone who is DYNAMIC, you do not have a hard time meeting new people, and you have a bunch of close friends.
You are not overly concerned with what others may think about you, which leaves you free to be thoroughly involved in the world around you.
There are those who find being around people exhausting—but not you! Interacting with others, whether at a party or in conversation, gives you energy.
You have a strong sense of what the world is like and how it should be.
You have enormous respect for those who have earned their success, and have little patience for those who try to bend the rules or ride on the coattails of others' hard work.
Believing in the importance of integrity and hard work doesn't stop you from believing that people will do the right thing—you know that people are good at heart.
You sometimes have trouble understanding why others feel the way they do, but it doesn't stop you from having faith and trust in those around you.
Part of what makes engaging with people so interesting for you is that you occasionally learn something new about yourself or about a problem you're having when discussing things with others.
Your strong worldview leads you to believe that people shouldn't rely on their emotions so much when making decisions."
Reviewing that summary I'd agree that's pretty much it ;D
There's another section that's a graphic that I cannot post as easily which goes into fourteen personality traits and how you stack up against a sample of 30,000 other respondents. I have to say this part was the most impressive and edifying for me. Apparently, in most of the categories I exceed over 90% of the people who've taken the same test. That's certainly quite an affirmation, especially since I was diligently honest with the exam portion.
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In other news I recently saw "Into the Blue" starring the lovely Jessica Alba, who coincidentally has the same birthday as me. Yep, that means it was 'meant to be' between us, lol. Maybe after I'm rich ;) But the funny thing is that seeing this movie, which is about finding buried treasure, basically, sparked in me an old idea I'd had which I was sure I'd written down. Well, after a quick google-desktop search found nothing I decided to commit it to harddrive, again, I guess (maybe it was originally written on the laptop I no longer use). What's the idea? Very simply, it mixes three existing and quite mature technologies to create a gold-detector. Yes, that's right, a gold detector!
So, I shot off Phil an email about my idea because he's always talked about getting a boat and sailing the sea for a year or two, just out of the blue. He's extended an invitation to do just that a couple times during our friendship. And I think my usual comment was something like, 'Let's do that when we can afford to do it in style'. Anyway, I would love to do it, but this idea gives me a way to mix it with a 'commercial endeavor', so to speak, if treasure hunting can be so classified. You know, I figure we buy a double-decker yacht, a couple-body-guards/deck-hands, perfect the equipment based around my idea, and purchase a treasure-hunting and recovery style ship, basically a dredging-ship, add in a few other details, and we get to spend a year or two digging up Spanish galleons by the boatload, literally. What better life, eh?
The key of course is that the gold-detector would make it trivially easy to find sunken ships. I mean completely simple. Almost ridiculously so. Sure, we'd start with statistically significant starting points and troll them with the detector, but after that there is bound to be a good proportion of sunken ships that are just where no one would expect them to be, and we can go find that too. What's even funnier is that we could use the same technology to find gold deposits in mountains, even oil deposits. The technology is not mineral specific. It would then be simple to buy the mineral rights in areas where no one is likely to suspect deposits and profit handsomely. At least, that's how the scenario plays out in my head.
Water locating, wells and streams, we could do that too. Uranium. Gunpowder and explosives, we could find underground stashes in conflict States. Diamonds? Perhaps, but they're practically cheap nowadays with all the synthetic made stuff.
Again, that's all in theory, but don't be too surprised if you find me in the news someday as being the most successful treasure hunter the world has yet seen ;P While all the others pursue the needle-in-a-haystack approach, I bring a giant electromagnetic which extracts the needle in a mere second. Heh, like shooting fish in a barrel. Like taking candy from a baby. And whatever other cheesy metaphors I can think of.