Just answer yes or no. The more Yes answers you have, the more introverted you are.
1. I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities.
2. I often prefer to express myself in writing.
3. I enjoy solitude.
4. I seem to care less than my peers about wealth, fame and status.
5. I dislike small talk, but I enjoy talking in depth about topics that matter to me.
6. People tell me that I’m a good listener.
7. I’m not a big risk-taker.
8. I enjoy work that allows me to “dive in” with few interuptions. 9. I like to celebrate birthdays on a small scale, with only one or two close friends or family members.
10. People describe me as “soft-spoken” or “mellow.”
11. I prefer not to show or discuss my work with others until it’s finished.
12. I dislike conflict.
13. I do my best work on my own.
14. I tend to think before I speak.
15. I feel drained after being out and about, even if I’ve enjoyed myself.
16. I often let calls go to voice mail.
We talked a lot about Boston on the show today. I’ve mentioned about a thousand times how much I love both the city of Boston and my numerous friends there. The thing that hits me the most about the bombing is that it happened at a race. I run a lot but am by no means a Marathoner. People who do those type of runs are a special group.
For most of them it’s a lifestyle and a very important component to who they are. It’s also a pass time shared by millions across America. No matter who you are, your level of athleticism, or place in life is you can run/walk/participate in the fun that is a 5k, half or full marathon, whatever. Many other millions of people are lovers/family members/supporters of runners and have spent time cheering their runner on as they try to chase down their personal goals.
I mentioned that it seemed appropriate that people would run this week in honor or remembrance of those affected in Boston. Almost as I said it on-air, Chris Field (BCS Marathon) revealed on Facebook that he was organizing an effort for people around the nation (and now world) to run on Wednesday for that very reason.
Here’s the basics:
1) Plan a run. Either alone or with friends.
2) Wear blue and yellow (Colors of The Boston Marathon)
3) Take a picture holding a sign saying “Run For Boston” and post it to their Facebook page. (They’ll share those pics with the people who organize The Boston Marathon)
4) Enjoy a great run in honor of everyone who can’t tomorrow.
You can start your own run or get in with some of the runs already being organized. Brazos Running Company will have heats leaving from their store every 30 minutes tomorrow and lots of people are organizing various trails of various lengths. You probably don’t need to look any farther than your Facebook feed to find one.
Here’s the link to the official “Run For Boston” Facebook page.
Sign up for one and enjoy a run. Even if you aren’t a runner. It’s a great way to show support and also to meet people who love to run and find out why they enjoy it so much. You might even get a new pass time yourself!
Here is the full version of the 911 call I played near the end of the show.
I played a shorter edited version, but it was still VERY hard to listen too. It’s horrible in every way.
I’m posting this to bring awareness to TWO tragedies that we should all think about.
1) A life cut short: Regardless as to why, a 21 year old kid who was full of life is dead. A 40 year old man who had a lot of life to live is dead. Over the past few years we’ve gotten way too into this “YOLO” culture. Yes, you ONLY LIVE ONCE. But remember, you ONLY LIVE ONCE. You should live life to the fullest and savor every moment because tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. However that shouldn’t be an excuse to be reckless and put yourself in situations making it LESS LIKELY that you will see another day or put yourself in a situation that might endanger the lives of you or others. Second, NEVER OPERATE A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER DRUG. Just because you aren’t on a city street driving drunk can lead to your death. End of story. While no one will ever know the exact details, the one fact that everyone can agree on is they decided to go mudding at 3AM after spending the night at a bar.
2) Don’t let your friend be that guy: As tragic as it is to have your life cut short, you will leave people behind. The experience of this kid finding his friends dead will haunt him for the rest of his days. The thought of having my friend find me in a situation like that sends chills down my spine. ESPECIALLY if it was after something that could have been prevented.
All commentary aside, this is STILL just a tragedy all around. Shain seemed to be a good guy. Sure he liked to do a BUNCH of dangerous and stupid stuff, but like Ryan Dunn before him he came off as a genuine guy that just liked to have a good time. I know a lot of people who were/are like that (me included). That’s why it’s important to THINK before you act. For your sake, and everyone you love’s sake. You really do only live once. –Frito
From BBC1 here’s an amazing version of Some Nights!
Tweet from Guard TJ Lang to his QB Aaron Rodgers. Does this mean I’m qualified to start using the “Discount Double Take”?
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) February 1, 2013