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Oct. 14th, 2003

sleep: still tremendously effed up.

book club: yay! i love book club. we dispensed with house of leaves much more quickly and decisively than i thought we would. once again, examorata had the insights to something that i didn't see clearly myself. next book: nickel and dimed by barbara ehrenreich. meeting november 10th. it's a short book so this should be easy. i am VERY excited about this book still even though i read it months ago.

something i asked back before LJ was so popular was about the MMPI. i have always wanted to take this thing, or at least see a copy of it or learn about the analysis of it, but it is not like the MBTI. so, has anyone ever had to take this for any reason? i am dying ot hear about it.

recently i saw Lost in Translation and Adaptation. the former i found charming and it grew on me after i left the theater. i like movies where nothing happens and the pace is glacial and the visuals are stunning. adaptation i liked right up until the "turning point". feh, whatever.

bizarre, inexplicable craving for hummus.


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Oct. 14th, 2003 07:27 am (UTC)
i didn't know what you meant by that, but google immediately gave me good sources. (MMPI) i'd be interested in results from that one.

the enneagram thing i'm doing this morning is a wash. i can do the simple counting of replies for each type, but drawing the diagram is beyond me. i'll have to have mathematician gerry help me! (this may mean i flunk. ha)
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
when i was in college, and going to counselors alot, i begged to take the MMPI. they told me not to because i might want to join the military one day and i could be disallowed based on the results, in addition to the whole idea that it could be used in court against me someday. which only left me MORE CURIOUS!!! i will have to read this whole essay here.
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:41 am (UTC)
good grief, i can see why you're curious! the heading at the top of that webpage is fairly alarming. hope you do find something of value in the essay.
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Oct. 14th, 2003 07:44 am (UTC)
quite all right! i made the icon because of tom baker, but Romana was very pretty. (didn't they have another Romana after Ward? disconcerting, the way they kept switching actors on us. ha)

here's a little treat for you: romana with hat
Oct. 14th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
didn't they have another Romana after Ward?

No. Only two actresses have played Romanadvoratrelundar. Mary Tamm was the first. She joined the Doctor in The Ribos Operation to search for the Key of Time at the "request" of The White Guardian.

Lalla Ward was the second and last actress to portray the Time Lady, and she continues to play her to this day in the new audio adventures. She also "appeared" as Romana in an online audio adventure starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor.

Oct. 14th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC)
oh, thank you! what fun! i just listened to some of the lalla ward interview and the K-9 interview at the online audio site. i'll show them to the who fanatics around my house. :)
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:40 am (UTC)
haha I STILL havent read Nickel and Dimed -- and since I read the summary on Amazon.com and already did the test, I really dont think I intend to either.. bah humbug on Barbara Enheinrich or whatever her name is.
Oct. 15th, 2003 03:17 am (UTC)
watch it there - i thought the book was awesome.
Oct. 14th, 2003 08:10 am (UTC)
i like movies where nothing happens and the pace is glacial and the visuals are stunning.

Me too. :) Have you ever seen Picnic at Hanging Rock? And of course Lawrence of Arabia, which I was actually lucky enough to see on a huge screen in college. And there was something that I saw a few months ago that I was very pleased because they resisted the temptation to add six chase scenes and a pointless romance, but I can't remember what it was.
Oct. 15th, 2003 03:19 am (UTC)
Hrm... I haven't seen either of those!
Oct. 14th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
Now I really, really want hummus too. Dangit!

I hope your sleep schedule sorts itself out soon.

Thanks again for cleaning up the place, it looked fantastic!
Oct. 14th, 2003 09:48 am (UTC)
While interesting, the Minnesota Multi-phasic Inventory (MMPI) is generally not given unless the law is getting involved, as it is one of the most accurate psychological tests out there. They don't let you see it unless you are taking to keep people from trying to cheat it, and since it took decades to fine tune, they really don't want to have to chuck it. It's thousands and thousands of yes/no questions that are supposed to gauge your level on six different indices (high scores on any of them mean you are crazy). Some of the measures are Sociopathy, Psychosis, Mania, Depression, and two others I can't think of off the top of my head. I'm sad to say you'll ever get a chance to take it without committing a crime, having a VERY thorough background check done, or becoming a psychologist (the last of these I seriously disapprove of). It's sad, I wanted to take it too.
Oct. 15th, 2003 03:19 am (UTC)
Hrm... I wonder what job I could apply for that would get me a VERY thorough background check.....
Oct. 15th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
I think nuclear weapons would be a good start.
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