MEME: The Year That Was 2011

Its that time of year again, where I look at the Year that was, and do the customary Year that was Meme.

MEME: The Year That Was 2011

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Stayed in the room during an Installation, Became an Installed Master, Took part in the 100 day challenge, Chaired a committee meeting.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No! I do not even remember what they were. I have discovered that I am basically Crap at keeping resolutions, but am a lot better at sticking to challenges. So for next year I am thinking of doing a set of challenges for the year, a friend suggested 12 or 52 for the months/weeks of the year. I just need to think of some things I would like to achieve next year and sort out the challenge.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I was going to answer Yes, PlanetPete to this question. Then I realised he only gave birth by proxie. So instead I shall adjust my answer slightly to be, Yes, Mrs PlanetPete AKA H, gave birth to the mini magoo foretold in legend, Henry (And yes, he does have a cat).

4. Did anyone close to you die? Luckily No.

5. What countries did you visit? None really, apart from the normal Wales/England. But I did spend some time with some Americans which should count as something.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? Enthusiasm,  Love, Joy of Work, A warm office, A published book.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Nov 3rd. When I got to meet Bingo, and was placed in the Chair of King Solomon by my Father.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Attaining the Chair of Solomon (Are we noticing a trend yet?)

9. What was your biggest failure? Only getting one of the items off the list from last years answer to question 6.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope, Apart from the recovering from Vampire Eye which I got Dec 24th of 2010, and was dealt with at the beginning of 2011. But actual injury/Illness gotten in 2011, there is nothing.

11. What was the best thing you bought? A Tablet device, Great toy. Or my Galaxy S2 phone, which is much more superior to my old iPhone, or SkyRim as I am currently an addict.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My IPM for standing down part of the night to allow my father to put me into the chair (That trend again), & H for H.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? Those who made picking officers awkward. Work people who left to secretly set up a company in competition.

14. Where did most of your money go? Diesel for commuting, and fix’s for my Video Game Addiction.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Going into the Chair of Solomon, Skyrim, and because I’m a sad geek William Fucking Shatner friending me on G+, and Robert Lomas following me on Twitter.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011? “G33k & G4m3r Girls” By Team Unicorn.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier, Because I have plans afoot.
b) thinner or fatter? Possibly fatter due to all the visiting as Master, and the multi-course meals.
c) richer or poorer? Poorer, Rising fuel prices, Global economic collapse, etc.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Falling in Love, Writing, Following my Dreams, Conquering the World, Finding a cure for the common cold and blackmailing people for the cure, You know, the simple pleasures in life.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Wasting time, and suffering from lack of enthusiasm.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? Christmas day will be spent with the family, My Parents like their children, grandchildren all together at Christmas. SO meal with them, then few drinks and Gameplay with my nephews, then more drinks and a movie.

21. What was your favourite month of 2011? Lets keep the trend going, November because I entered the Chair of Solomon. 

22. Did you fall in love in 2011? Alas No. I am high functioning Sociopath.

23. How many one-night stands? One night stands? None (I’m a gentleman! And a gentleman never sleeps & tells)

24. What was your favourite TV programme? I’ll go for best New Show “Breaking In”, since there are way to many old favourites to mention. And in the words of Oz “I’ll allow it!”

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Hate leads to suffering. which leads to the Dark side. So Hate is a strong word, and one that should not be thrown about casually, ot haphazardly. But the short answer is YES.

26. What was the best book you read? I am going to go for a Trilogy instead of a single book, since i read all three back to back, as one long story. This is also the last three fiction books I have read, but I am going for Brent Weeks The Night-Angle Trilogy

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Team Unicorn. Even if they do only have one song out ATM.

28. What did you want and get? A Tablet. The Secrets of an Installed Master.

29. What did you want and not get? World Domination, True Love, Slaves,

30. What was your favourite film of this year? Thor

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I went to rehearsals on my actual birthday, then two days later (Or one depending when I was actually born) I was placed into the Chair of Solomon, then celebrated with friends drinking and enjoying a three course meal, and more drinks. I also had a joint birthday celebration in the wilds of Wales with some old Spod Friends.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? A better Job, A long lasting Relationship, More enthusiasm, less TFB.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? Casual (Jeans & Sweatshirt/T-Shirt) Or Smart (Suit).

34. What kept you sane? Me Sane? Interesting theory you have there. Well I still have the magic stone from last year that I purchased off a traveling merchant that keeps away tigers & insanity. On a serious note, Friends bother the Real Life variety and the Net (Twitter/G+/Facebook) varieties.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Same as last year. “Felica Day. Well she’s attractive, Intelligent (Has a mathematics degree), Talented (She’s a singer, Actress, Writer, Director), She’s a Gamer/geek and grew up with a subscription to 2600 magazine. Whats not to like, she’s my ideal woman.” But also Michelle Boyd from Team Unicorn.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? None, I don’t do politics

37. Who did you miss? Old friends.

38. Who was the best new person you met? Several New friends on Twitter. Who are all special in their own ways. And so I don’t get “another” entry on the list Henry.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011. Oderint, Dum Metuant

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. Lets keep the trend going. :-

Should we talk about the governments that I control?
Should we talk about the hands of fate, the dice they roll?
The secret things you’ll never see?
The secret man you’ll never be?

I’m a Mason now by Jonathan Coultron

Spock Is Not Impressed

Sean Bonner Made a Thing “http://spockisnotimpressed.tumblr.com/Wil Wheaton suggested it get made “A Thing”, The Internetz Agreed and “A Thing” has been born.

(This is a retouched copy of My contribution to The Thing. Original one was a quick five minute knock up while working, you can see it HERE. )

But Remember, Spock is not Impressed! Unless you grab a copy of the Spock template to use to add Spock to photos which can then be submitted to the blog.

Go Internetz. Go spread The Thing and make this MEME fly.

MEME: The Jung Explorer Test (Re)-Revisited

Well it’s been well over a year since I re-sat the Jung Explorer Personality Type Test. And I had some free time in the Insane Asylum, So figured I’d resit it to see if I’d switched types again.

In the original Test I sat in 2006 I was an INTJ “Mastermind” Who wanted to be a INTP – “Architect”.  – Then in the Jan 2010 ReVisit I was an INTP – “Architect” who wanted to be a INTJ “Mastermind”. So I was curious If I had switched again.

Jung Explorer Test – The Results
Actualized type: INTJ
(who you are)

INTJ – “Mastermind”. Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.

Preferred type:INTJ
(who you prefer to be)

INTJ – “Mastermind”. Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.

Attraction type: ENTP
(who you are attracted to)

ENTP – “Inventor”. Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.

So it looks like I am still attracted to the same type, only now for the first Time what I want to be, and what I am match. Interesting

 

MEME: The Year That Was 2010

Several years ago, in the days when planetpete used to be a fellow inmate of the Insane Asylum.  When the insane laughter and gibbering’s could be heard coming from the development cell, and all was well in the world (ish). We had a tradition of doing “The Year that was ????” MEME and posting the results on LiveJournal. This year we have decided to re-introduce the festive tradition, and end the year with a look back at the Year that was.

MEME: The Year That Was 2010 (more…)

MEME: The Jung Explorer Test Revisited

On the 5th December 2006 I sat A Jung Explorer personality test. Probably due to Office Boredom, or some other important reason, I will not go into since I’ve slept since then. many many many times, and I cant actually remember… But that’s a different story.

Anyway. I sat the test and my results were :-

I am: INTJ (Mastermind)

I want to be: INTP (Architect)

I’m attracted to: ENTP (Inventor)

Taking a minute out of my busy day today. (I was woken by a work based phone call at 7am, and been working since then) I decided to revisit that test, 4 years on. My results this time were.

I am: INTP (Architect)

I want to be: INTJ (Mastermind)

I’m attracted to: ENTP (Inventor)

Very similar, In fact the only difference is that I am now what I used to want to be, and I now want to be what I was. “Wow… thats like so deep ……………man” either that or I am right on the borderline between INTP/J that it depends which way the winds blowing as to which one i’ll end up being.

Descriptions for those of you interested in such things.

INTP – “Architect”. Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.

INTJ – “Mastermind”. Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.

ENTP – “Inventor”. Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.

There is Just one thing confusing me. According to this test I am attracted to “Inventors” which I am reading as Intelligent women, Geeks if you will. So why is it that 100% of the girls I have dated in my life are airheads ??

Answers on a e-postcard. Best response wins a prize..