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Song of the Spontaneous Idealist (e.g. myself)

Thanks to the lovely Nicole for insisting that I take this personality test, which she and all the folks at the Foundation have done.

Much as I deprecate personality/strengths tests, as a trend, I confess I kind of liked what this one had to tell me. (Even better than the Chinese zodiac, I think.)

Don’t feel compelled to read this, since it’s just about me, me, me.
I just wanted to have it on file somewhere. You know, for when I need reminding that I’m not an indecisive fussbudget…I’m a Spontaneous Idealist!


It was really hard for me to let go of the drugs and alcohol in relation to music–those things always went so hand in hand. But I’d never sung drunk before, I’d never sung on cocaine, or whatever it was. The times I thought about drinking before a show, I was like “I can’t do that, because I’ve never done that before.” 

Joe // Providence, Rhode Island

Oh, the Morality!

Better than salt on chocolate.

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I didn’t mean to take ghoulish pleasure in bringing news of someone else’s downfall. Really—that ain’t me. When I brought it up to my friend J, it was a) a passing remark that b) I assumed she’d have already heard because c) she herself is married to a Grammy-winning rocker. (I figured maybe a special bulletin was sent around on Mondays, or something like that.)

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Slight but significant changes on the website.
Undying gratitude to CreativeWright for his quick and expert work.

Borborygmi

I just turned in a piece to an editor at Salon.

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"I think it’s scary to be who you are, especially if it’s different than a big support structure. I think because you’re taking ownership of your life, right? Then you have to support yourself."

Kerrin // London, U.K.
At a certain point, GS cookies started tasting like metal.
Is that just me, or have times changed?
But this helpful guide from the Bourbon Review (which came my way via the lovely Laurel) could drag me back down into one of those cheery little boxes again.
Update (04.10.14)Probably not that important, but… Tumblr just leveraged the above photo for their log0in screen.

Which is really cool and all…except that I didn’t take it. I got it from the Bourbon Review article referenced herein. There’s no photo credit given on TBR. I’d love to take credit. But you know. Ethics.

At a certain point, GS cookies started tasting like metal.

Is that just me, or have times changed?

But this helpful guide from the Bourbon Review (which came my way via the lovely Laurel) could drag me back down into one of those cheery little boxes again.

Update (04.10.14)
Probably not that important, but… 
Tumblr just leveraged the above photo for their log0in screen.

Which is really cool and all…except that I didn’t take it. I got it from the Bourbon Review article referenced herein. There’s no photo credit given on TBR. 
I’d love to take credit. But you know. Ethics.

“I have made three rules of writing for myself that are absolutes: Never take advice. Never show or discuss a work in progress. Never answer a critic.”

—   Raymond Chandler

We’re the one thing that people see that they’re not expecting to. Because of that, we are the most popular. It would be one thing if I just got up and talked for a while. But I get them to feel it. And that’s what people want.

Alex // Leucadia, California