Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Trippin' 'Round the 'Sphere - 5/24/06 Edition

Want to know what makes me tick? Apparently my DNA:

Seems somewhat accurate, although not 100% so. And I never knew my DNA was so...colorful. Or pill-shaped.

Anyway, some text behind the picture (which you can scroll-over the various colors to find out what they mean.)

Your attention to detail, confidence, sense of order, and focus on functionality combine to make you an ANALYST.

You are very curious about how things work, delving into the mechanics behind things.

You find beauty and wonder mainly in concrete, functional, earthly things.

You are very aware of your own abilities, and you believe that you will find the best way of doing things.

Accordingly, problems do not intimidate you, as you believe in yourself.

You trust yourself to find solutions within the boundaries of your knowledge.

You don't spend a lot of time imagining how things could be different—you're well-grounded in the here-and-now.

You do your own thing when it comes to clothing, guided more by practical concerns than by other people's notions of style.

Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.

Your outgoing personality, your preference for order, and your cautious appreciation of others makes you GENUINE.

You aren't afraid to occasionally be the center of attention. You are comfortable and confident in social situations.

When other people are upset, you are able to think about the situation rationally, without getting too caught up in their feelings.

At times you find it difficult to understand where other people are coming from, and wish they could just see things the way you do.

You are a strongly principled person who believes in right and wrong. This helps you make decisions easily when it comes to moral issues – you don't have to waste time hedging on important values.

In your experience, people tend to get what they deserve. Because of this, you work hard and try to follow your principles in your day-to-day life, knowing that you will be rewarded for your efforts.

(HT: Jennifer.)

As you may have noticed, I don't blog about where I work, or provide personal information about other people (other than linking to their blogs, or relating things I've seen them post in their blogs already.) Therefore, I should have no problem endorsing the Online Integrity principles. Sad that we have to come up with such things, but then again I didn't have to create a comments policy and start moderating comments up until this week either.

The quibble I have with, though, is the idea of anonymity. Sure, if you want to remain anonymous, that's your right. However, I do not allow, nor will I allow, anonymous comments here. I don't publish material (or at least I try not to) not in the public domain, and I do try to shelter even my family from much of the blog content. But I admire people who are strong enough in their beliefs that they'll sign their names to them, consequences be durned.

Hey, the season finale is tonight! For all you fans out there, here's a Lost quiz to get you through the summer.

Are you a crunchy con? Guess I should read the book to find out, but if this is an accurate description, I'm fairly close to the overall philosophy. Interesting comments too...

In light of the politics series I'm working through, here is an article kinda covering why many conservatives aren't content to "live and let live" when it comes to the social-moral issues of the day (i.e. gay marriage) - we don't get the same courtesy in return.

And RE: yesterday's post, this declaration fits my philosophy pretty well. I'm reading more about the group that compiled it to see if there is more to know, but the statement itself is very good.

I know I'm a bit older than the target audience, but I set up a myspace account. Not a great deal there, but the reference there has brought a few people to this blog. Just an idea for getting the word out to people who may not know about your blog. Now if I could just get sane people asking me to be on their friends lists instead of the folks I've been getting...

God bless!

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