Is there anything that you do that you know is a total waste of time, but you do it anyway?
Of course there is.
Mine is to take those stupid little quizzes that are all over the internet. I have no idea why I do it. But I always do.
In fact, just now, as I turned on my computer to do some work that didn’t get done at work yesterday, I continued to not get it done. Because my old bloggin’ buddy, MJ Monahan, posted a piece. I hadn’t planned on checking out any blogs, because I have work to do. But MJ hasn’t posted in a million years or so, and he is really good. So I figured, well, what’s the harm. How long could it take?
MJ posted Who Am I — 12 Buzzfeed Quizzes and reported what they revealed.
So I had to take the 12 Buzzfeed quizzes. Because I have an incredible amount of work to do and no time to waste.
And now I have to report what they revealed. Because I have an incredible amount of work to do and no time to waste.
However, I plan to steal the entire format from MJ. Because I have an incredible amount of work to do and no time to waste.
1. The fruit I’m most like:
I’m not entirely sure that in this day and age that this question is politically correct. Nevertheless, I took the quiz:
Like MJ, I am a strawberry.
Strawberries are tiny berry bosses. When the strawberries come in, it’s serious. SERIOUS FUN. Is there anything more fun and flirty than a strawberry? Everyone loves them. But not everyone can have them, especially when they’re not in season. You’re IN DEMAND.
Strawberries are OK; I have wonderful memories of strawberry picking with Jacob when he was young and we lived near a farm.
2. What I should have been named:
Also like MJ, I like my first name, Elyse. I didn’t as a kid, though. I wanted to be named anything common — Mary or Marie. Anything that folks could read, pronounce, and spell. But I came to like it a lot, and I love the fact that I was named after one of my coolest relatives, Tante Elise.
I got FLOSSIE. FLOSSIE! WTF Buzzfeed?
You’re Flossie! Congrats — this name is amaaaazing. It was more popular at the turn of the 19th century, but you’re bringing it back!
No. No. A thousand times No.
3. Which season I would fall in love:
While we knew each other for years, John and I started dating in January, moved in together in April, and married in September of the following year.
For this question I got Autumn
Autumn is a time for new beginnings, and this will be the biggest one of all. You and your new boo will flirt with each other over yummy fall-themed drinks and steal each other’s sweaters and basically live the beautiful autumnal clichés of your dreams while falling slowly and sweetly in love.
Not exactly, Buzzfeed. And Buzzfeed? It should be “IN which season would I fall in love.” Grammar matters.
4. My most annoying office habit:
I got: Asking people what they had for lunch
You like to keep tabs on your co-workers, and what better way to do so than asking each of them individually what they had for lunch? What people eat says a lot about them, and you consider yourself somewhat of a lunch detective. Keep on questioning!
Um, No, Buzzfeed. In my tiny office, you can smell anything anyone is consuming down the hall. So there is no need to ask. And I have far more annoying habbits. Trust me!
5. My personality type:
I’m a wanna-be laid back person who isn’t really as laid back as I think I am or as I want to be. At least that’s what my husband tells me.
I got: Passionate
You are a blustery and sentimental ball of emotion. You live hard and love harder. It’s just one adventure after another and you despise those who can’t let themselves chew on the meat of existence. “LIVE, YOU BLOODLESS AUTOMATONS!” is a phrase you have said or will say in the near future.
Well, I do tend to get a bit worked up, now and then. But only when pushed to it. Ammirite?
6. What other people find attractive about me:
I would have guessed my sense of humor. But I was wrong.
I got: My Independent Nature
Some people are made into leaders, but you were born one. You’re driven, ambitious, know what you want, and know how to get it. You’ve always done things on your own terms, and you’re a BO$$ in your own right.
Ummm, somewhat. If I were more so I would be rich and famous.
7. My ACTUAL personality type:
To quote from MJ, “Because just knowing one’s personality type isn’t enough, one needs to know their ACTUAL type.”
I got: Type B
You like to play things by ear and have always been a carefree person. You’re all about achieving balance and living life to the fullest. You’re relaxed, take things as they come, and always aspire to live a life full of happiness.
I’m probably Type B unless you’re working for me on this project. Then I come earlier in the alphabet.
8. My favorite color:
Blue is in fact, my favorite color. Sky, clothes, eyes. Blue.
I got: Green
You are practical, down-to-earth, and like your favorite color implies, you love nature and the outdoors. You tend to wear your heart on your sleeve and connect well with people, which sometimes makes others “green” with envy.
Green’s OK. Except that horrible lime green that is so popular now. And I was once in a play about the 8 deadly sins and I played envy, so OK. I’ll go along with green.
9. What’s my sixth sense:
Clearly it’s procrastination. Because I really have a lot of work to do.
I got: Magically knowing when someone hot is near
That’s partially because you, yourself, are also hot. This hidden sense then comes from your own hotness, as well as your desire to be around other hot people.
Buzzfeed, you’re just messin with me now.
10. What color is my aura:
Chartruse. I’m not even sure what color that is, but that would be my guess.
I got: Orange
You’re energetic, outgoing, and fun to be around. You’re a people pleaser who also enjoys being the center of attention. Still, you are highly attuned to others and sensitive to their needs. Your enthusiasm might lead you to start too much too quickly; if you can focus, you will succeed.
So I am an extroverted suckup? Thanks Buzzfeed. And don’t you try to suck up to me by telling me that if I don’t screw up I might succeed.
11. More right-brained or left-brained:
Sometimes I figure I am just plain hairbrained. Or is it harebrained? Bugs? Bugs? Can you answer that?
I got: Right-brained!
Well, hello there, naturally creative person! You’re super curious, and have a wicked imagination, which means you’re drawn to things like art, performance, and music. You can also be impulsive, and tend to follow your heart more than your head. People love you for your creativity and independent spirit — never lose that!
Well, I’ll go along with the right-brained much of the time. Except when I’m not.
12. Where should my next vacation be:
Wonderland, Mount Dessert Island, ME. I think. It’s in that general area anyway. And it is lovely. My picture, from god knows when.
Most of our vacations involve driving up to Maine. So I was quite interested to see what this one would show.
I got: Road Trip!
You’re spontaneous, inquisitive, and all about experiencing new things. Exploring is everything to you, and you don’t need a big city to do that in. Eat at local diners, stay in tiny motels, and snap photos along the scenic routes. Small details matter to you, and getting there is half the fun. Potential trips you should take include winding your way through Italy’s Amalfi Coast, riding through Alaska’s Seward Highway, discovering Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, or taking the 113-mile drive from from mainland Florida to Key West.
Well done, Buzzfeed.
Hope you weren’t doing anything important today …