I give you the Second Edition of Twitter Tuesday.  For the first edition, see here.  And don’t forget to follow me, @kmf85, on twitter! 🙂

  • Belting out “And It Spread” with the Avett Brothers on the way to my happy place (i.e. The place with the coffee). Good start to the day. 6:15 AM Apr 6th via UberTwitter
  • It’s so eff’n hot in the library. This is not acceptable. 9:04 AM Apr 6th via Flock
  • The heat has turned my brain to mush. I can’t tell you how many stupid things I’ve done today. More than normal, that’s for sure. 4:38 PM Apr 7th via UberTwitter
  • And I’m done with full night’s sleep until Aug/Sept. Only downfall of baseball season-the night games don’t mesh well with early working. 6:44 AM Apr 8th via UberTwitter
  • Omnis make me crazy sometimes. Go #vegan! 8:47 AM Apr 8th via UberTwitter
  • There’s something a bit hypocritcal about complaining that other people complain too much. 9:42 AM Apr 8th via Flock
  • Just saw a yellow jeep wrangler with Indians license plates on it in the deck. I want to find that person & marry them just for the car. 5:51 PM Apr 8th via UberTwitter
  • According to ssa.gov, there were 248 other Kristina’s born in Ohio, the same year I was born. Twas 54th most popular girls name that year. 10:28 AM Apr 9th via Flock

Dear Coworker,

What I would like to say is, “Mind your own **** business,” but I’m trying desperately to find a more polite way to put it.

If you are not my supervisor and you are not my mother, you really do not have any room to tell me what to do.  You can ask me to do something for you, work-related, and I’d be happy to help, if I can.

Other than that, please keep your nose out of my business.



Second edition of Foto Friday.  Again, this picture is pretty random.

Yes.  It’s just a coffee cup.  I realize that.  But I was so excited when I got it!  Found it at Old Navy.  It’s only 12 oz. so that was a little disappointing but I really like it.  It’s simple.  I like the style (I can pretend that I’m drinking Starbucks even when it’s home brewed!).  It’s very easy to clean.  All good things.

So I threw it in my bag and when I found myself at Starbucks later that day, I got coffee–it was cheaper, I didn’t waste a paper cup, and I got several compliments on it!  One of the baristas asked if I’d bought it at Urban Outfitters and the other said she’d seen them at World Market, too, so apparently they’re popping up everywhere.

As I said, it’s only 12 oz. so unfortunately, when I’m on the run and I’m going to need more caffeine than 12 oz. can hold, I still get a paper cup.  But I’m going to keep my eyes open for a bigger size.  Until then, I’ll be using it, at the very least, whenever I camp out in a coffee shop.

As a reminder to everyone on the other side of the desk:  Keep in mind that we’re people, too–the people behind the library circulation desk, the people in the Dean’s office, etc..

I get that law students are stressed.  I’ve literally been there.  I understand.

But as easy as it is to let law school control your life and dictate your moods, try to remember that every person you come into contact with really does have feelings, too.

Also, if you’re chronically cranky, know that we’re probably going to talk about you.  But, on the flip side, if you’re extraordinarily nice, we’re probably going to take notice of that, as well.

And so, I give you, Nicknames, Part II: The Law Students (and Community Patrons).

  • Baby
  • Nepal
  • Scrunchy
  • UglyPants
  • YellowShirt
  • Laptop Thief
  • Creeper
  • GloveMan

Most of these nicknames aren’t creative, I realize.  Some of them are mean.  Some are endearing.  There are others, not listed, that are quite cruel and many of “you” are simply known by your last name.

Oh, and for the record, it’s not always a good thing that someone knows your name.  Sometimes?  Sure.  Always?  Definitely not.

I’ve always loved nicknames.  I love when people give me nicknames and I love having nicknames for others.

Over the years I’ve had quite a few nicknames.  Many of the nicknames were simply variations on my given name but others have included:

  • Sierra Misty.
  • Squeegee.
  • Duckie.
  • Kaczuszka (the Polish word for “little duck”).
  • And most recently: Doorknob.

They’ve all been given in fun, though I take a slight offense to the last one, and amusing–if not always good–memories are attached 😉

As I said, giving other people nicknames is also fun.

Last night, LibraryDiva and I went out after work and we somehow always end up complaining about work and the people we work with.  We’ve developed different nicknames for some of the people over time but last night we worked it out so that there’s a name for every full time person in the library.

  • IA (Idiot Asshole)
  • Clifford (as in, the Big Red Dog)
  • Big B
  • Chuckles
  • Chicken Little (think, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!!!”)
  • Tardy
  • Double D (aka Debbie Downer)
  • Piggles
  • Diva

Some of these nicknames are nicer than others though quite honestly I don’t know that anyone would be flattered.

That’s okay.  This place has exaggerated my cynicism and I’m embracing my bitchiness at this point, I think.  😉

I’ve been trying to think of different things that will keep me posting regularly even when I don’t feel like I have anything to say.  One easy way is to do a Twitter Tuesday every week.  I don’t know how this will go but I thought it might be kind of cool to include some of my tweets from the previous week in a post.  This might also (hopefully) lead you to follow me, @kmf85, on twitter, if you don’t already 😉

So, without further ado, I give you the first edition of Twitter Tuesdays…

  • Wasn’t going to work if I didn’t have time for coffee. (@ Starbucks)  6:28 AM Mar 30th via foursquare
  • Second Starbucks run of the day. And it’s not even 10 yet. #win 9:58 AM Mar 30th via Flock
  • Such a beautiful evening. I’m in a surprisingly good mood after a long & cranky day. 7:51 PM Mar 30th via UberTwitter
  • “45 days. That’s over 3 months….. No.” @jpomfret 6:54 PM Mar 31st via UberTwitter
  • Boss came into office & said “It’s weird. Day is almost 1/2 over & I haven’t even seen you.” No. Not weird, boss. We go weeks w/out talking. 10:36 AM Apr 1st via Flock
  • “Women want an everything man.” -From Cougar Town. So true. 4:36 PM Apr 3rd via UberTwitter
  • Was just insulted by someone I’d met only about 3 seconds earlier. Not acceptable. 9:44 PM Apr 3rd via UberTwitter
  • I think I’m allergic to Mondays. Stayed home sick last week. Woke up feeling icky again today. 6:31 AM Apr 5th via UberTwitter

I’ve been trying to think of different ways I can keep myself posting regularly even when I don’t feel like I have anything to say.  I’ve been following one blog for a while now that is called Fresh Eyes on London.  I don’t even remember how I came across it, initially, but the blogger posts photographs of–you guessed it–London.  They’re all really interesting.

Now, I’m not claiming that I’m even half as talented as that blogger.  I don’t claim any talent, for that matter, when it comes to photography.  But I do like taking pictures.  So I thought it might be interesting to post a picture every Friday.  Perhaps it will be random.  Perhaps it will be related to something that I’ve been doing or talking about but either way…cliché or not, a picture is worth a thousand words.  😉

I know this is simple but I was walking into work this morning, appreciating the warmth of Spring in the air.  One of my favorite things about Spring is watching the trees, bushes, and flowers start to bloom.

This bush by the door caught my eye.  While most of the bush was still rather dead looking, flowers were impatiently blooming all over the place, as if they simply couldn’t wait for the rest of the world to catch up.

I love Spring!

I’m getting antsy again.  Life in general, if it’s not constantly changing, gets boring for me, pretty quickly.

I’m very much looking forward to grad school because it’ll be something different.  Something to keep me busy and occupied.

I won’t actually be starting for almost another 5 months (wow–really? That long??) but I want to hear that I’ve been accepted so that I can register for classes and start thinking about it in more concrete terms.

I already know what classes I’ll probably be taking for the Fall Semester:

  • Theories of Composition
  • Modern Linguistics

They may not sound exciting to anyone else but I really loved linguistics in undergrad and while I don’t know exactly what the Theory class will consist of, I’m interested to see how it goes.

I sometimes wish that there was a switch–I could flick it & turn off my mind and all of those rampant thoughts that I’ve not invited.

I think I’ve said it before & I’m sure I’ll say it again… I’m an only child–for all intents and purposes–and sometimes I really act like it.  Okay.  Probably more like: oftentimes, I really act like it.  Time after time, I find myself in a two-year old’s shoes, wanting anything and everything that I can’t and/or shouldn’t have.

Especially with guys.

I always fall for the guys who are already in relationships.  Or who are completely wrong for me.  Right now I have one of each in my head.

I think part of my problem is that I get bored too easily.  I’m not–nor have I ever been–much of a relationship kind of girl.  While I sometimes crave that stability, when I’m actually in a “relationship,” I get antsy and bail pretty quickly.  I could get all psychology student on you here and go into why that probably is, but I’ll save it for another day.

Suffice it to say, this is the story of my life.  I’m not sure that I’ll ever change.  I suppose if I ever meet “the one,” it will be easier to be there in the relationship.  But maybe not.  Maybe I already met “the one” and moved on before I could realize it.

Oh well.

We’ll see, I guess.

Your result for The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test…

9 – the Peacemaker

Thanks for taking the test !

you chose BX – your Enneagram type is NINE (aka “The Mediator”)
“I am at peace”

Peacemakers are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

How to Get Along with Me

• If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don’t like expectations or pressure.

• I like to listen and to be of service, but don’t take advantage of this.

• Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit.

• Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It’s OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally.

• Ask me questions to help me get clear.

• Tell me when you like how I look. I’m not averse to flattery.

• Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings.

• I like a good discussion but not a confrontation.

• Let me know you like what I’ve done or said.

• Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life.

What I Like About Being a NINE

• being nonjudgmental and accepting

• caring for and being concerned about others

• being able to relax and have a good time

• knowing that most people enjoy my company; I’m easy to be around

• my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator

• my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now

• being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe

What’s Hard About Being a NINE

• being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive

• being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline

• being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally

• being confused about what I really want

• caring too much about what others will think of me

• not being listened to or taken seriously

NINEs as Children Often

• feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant

• tune out a lot, especially when others argue

• are “good” children: deny anger or keep it to themselves

NINEs as Parents

• are supportive, kind, and warm

• are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy. Discover the 9 Types of People.

Harper: San Francisco, 1994, 161 pages

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