What Is Your Happy Dance?

This week on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro did a ballroom rendition of his character’s “Carlton Dance.”

… And was awesome! (Dance starts at 1:30)

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Ferguson Cools Down Ice Bucket Challenge

Don’t you love the Internet? It makes mountains out of mole hills, and can turn a quick fad into a worldwide phenomenon.

Orlando JonesCase in point: The Ice Bucket Challenge. At least this time an Internet frenzy lead to the ALS Association raising more than $70 million for research and care for people afflicted with Lou Gerhig’s Disease.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a simple concept: A person challenges their friends to either give money to ALS or dump a bucket of icy water over their heads. In addition to the countless everyday people who have taken the challenge and/or donated money, dozens of celebrities in the United States and Britain have challenged each other and posted their videos online.

The guests and hosts of the “Jimmy Fallon Show” are a fun example of how the challenge works:

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Don’t Wish Mindy Kahling ‘Happy Birthday.’ Here’s Why …

The courageous, smart and funny Mindy Kahling has a birthday this month. I would say she’s “celebrating” her birthday, but apparently she isn’t into that sort of thing.

“Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It’s the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don’t like at work where you stop everything to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to someone. I feel like that’s for children.”

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The Force Is Strong In My Rare Personality Type

You won’t meet many people like me. Do you know how many others share your personality type?

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)

My Myers-Briggs personality type is Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging (INFJ). I, like Obi-Wan Kenobi and others like us, are thoughtful, have strong intuition, and are very nurturing.

INFJs have a natural talent for seeing the Big Picture and finding systems and order within it. At the same time, we intuitively know things about people and situations, and our intuition is usually right. This portrait of an INFJ describes my personality well, including why I have a messy desk and wold make a good Jedi.

We INFJs are pretty awesome. So awesome, in fact, that only 1-3% of the U.S. population are INFJ. The Force is strong in us. Continue reading

What Song Describes Your 2013?

2013 clockThink about the past 12 months. Which song title best describes how you feel about this past year?

Why? Write the title in the comments below.

If you could choose a theme song for 2014, what would it be?