Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Observations on a warm spring day

Had an interview in Boston today. Took the T and wasn't sure how long it would take to get to Government Center, so gave myself plenty of time. Plus I knew it would be good to get out of the house or else I would risk losing track of time and then being late. So I got there with over an hour to kill.

Currently in the middle of City Hall Plaza is the Big Apple Circus. I was there when I show got out and then the cast came out to take some publicity shots. The photo is crappy, but that's because I took it with my phone. Must start carrying my camera around with me. The second one amuses me because it's crew members on top of the big top waving.

Anyway, here are some of my other observations. (Love people watching!)
1) One thing I like about cities is the ability to flowers from stands on the street. It's probably a good thing I don't live in the city or else I would always be buying flowers.
2) Business wear- It got very warm sitting there in a suit. Would hate to have to wear one in the middle of summer. Also hate nylons. They were slipping and the crotch was a few inches below my actual crotch with no way to pull them up. (Also, realizing not a fan of the word "crotch".) Bought some new springish clothes yesterday and I was really wishing I was wearing them.
3) Andrew- saw someone with a patch on his bag that said "2,000 miler". Unfortunately he was walking away from me and he was too far away by the time I realized what the patch said to ask when he hiked.

In other news, took a test called the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey. It rates you in 7 different categories- Influencing, Organizing, Helping, Creating, Analyzing, Producing and Adventuring. As stated in the name, it rates you in both interests and skills. Apparently I'm way too harsh on myself and my standards of skills are too high because I was consistently ranking myself very low. Anyway, my Creating category was much higher than the others and my next two highest were Producing and Adventuring. Here are some suggested careers that I might want to develop- realtor, insurance agent, carpenter, and ski instructor. Those were just the ones that amused me. It also suggested landscape architect, commercial artist and musician. I think I'm pretty much going to take it all with a grain of salt. Good to know, but I don't think I'll be making any drastic life changes as a result of this test. Next up is the Myers-Briggs.

And finally (wow, lots of topics here!) here's a work in progress of the new site. Any thoughts/comments/other? I already suggested to Andrew changing the order of the celebrity photos, with the order being Heidi, Margie, Karen, Bazzill- that sound about right for in order of "fame"? How about for options- fabric swatches or pictures of the toolbelts in different fabrics? Which would better sell them? Oh, and Andrew, yesterday you had a comment about the picture changing when moused over. Today it's gone and Mel didn't know the pic did that until I told her. Maybe put that at the top, taking away what you have their now? I don't think the debut info is really necessary, and cost/ordering info will be on the purchase page. Right? Everyone should feel free to disagree with me on things. Looking for multiple opinions.


~Mel said...

And you said you blogged once a week - you proved yourself wrong.

We were talking about the Circus on Saturday and I mentioned that I would never ever ever attend. Just kind of odd that you talked about it today.

Congrats on finishing the Christmas Album - that's a nice item to mark "Complete" on the ole To do List.

And I'm with you on the word 'crotch' however, whatelse could you use that's not worse. :)

Christine R said...

I think the p word is way better than crotch but if my daughter were to use the p word I might cringe. Crotch is no good that's all i know. It sounds so dirty. Love the new website. I don't have anything constructive to say about it. I love the photos of the celebs wearing them, their testimonials, and look forward to the different color/pattern option! Loving this weeks bloggin'. Two in one week! I feel like I've hit the lotto.

Vanessa B. said...

I think the term "crotch-rot" pretty much did in any possible use of the word crotch. Because I just can't separate the two. Yeah, no. Yet I can't think of another word that's remotely appropriate. Hmmm.... Thanks for giving me something to think about. Lovin' the web site - love how the tool belt is filled up when the mouse touches the picture - love the celebrity endorsements. I wore mine one day at CKU and gave your "Crafting Nook" info - hope that helps!