The Who Am I Tag

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As mentioned before, I tend to be late in responding to tags and awards from my readers, but I rarely forget to follow up.

Thanks, Bookidote, for your tag. The rules for this tag are for me to answer some questions and take selected personality tests. Because such tests can be time consuming, allow me to bend the rules, turn the test into a fictional exercise and fabricate my answers. Is that revealing, or what?

What is the meaning of my name?
Karina is a derivative of “careening,” which is indicative of how I careen from certain matters, such as playing it totally straight with readers. (That would be oh-so boring.)

What is my Myer-Briggs personality type?
I challenge being typecast even though such tests often reveal that I would make an excellent shoe salesperson.  Although I’m a big advocate for the right of a foot to remain comfortable all day long, I know deep inside we all want to wear ruby red shoes and be noticed. So I refuse to judge anyone who would rather wear a sparkler than a neutral pair to go with their outfit.

Other shoe salespersons you may have run into:
Larry (Macy’s)
Chelsea (DSW)
Hank (Footlocker)

What is my zodiac sign?
I am one with the universe and so I shall not isolate any one sign to define me.  Besides, I don’t think of myself as an old goat.

What is my Hogwarts House?
After way too much sorting by my classmates who could never figure me out, I was thrown out and told to start my own house. So let’s say I’m in the doghouse.

What are my learning style(s)?
All I know is you don’t touch a hot stove. I learnt my lesson the hard way.

Am I right or left-brain dominant?
My brain tends to shift to the right and left at different hours of the day. It’s like a sundial. I follow the direction of the sun.

What is my blood type?
When it comes to blood, I prefer not to have my vital fluids typed, sketched, or drawn. Just let my blood in my veins be!

What career am I meant to have?
I’m meant to be a wonderer. I’m still wondering what I should be doing.

What Divergent faction do I belong to?
I diverged to the point of not belonging in any tribe.

What does my birth order say about me?
I wasn’t the firstborn, so I’ve never felt like a guinea pig.

As always, I open this tag to all. You can answer all questions or select just those that you feel compelled to answer. Don’t be a stranger (to yourself)!

Stay Attuned by Voyancé

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The infamous Claire Vo Yancy aka Voyancé, Fate’s daughter, stopped by to give us a glimpse of the future. She’s mostly attuned to entertainment and technology. Let’s see what’s in store for us . . .

Voyancé: With reality shows being such a big part of entertainment, we will see more such shows targeting ever more specific audiences. Right now we have reality shows geared to dating and finding that right person, such as Are You the One?, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette. One of the shows I see on the horizon is called Are You the Last One?  This program is geared for those over 80 years old. Six elderly couples will try to figure out their final match.

Another one is a game called It Said, They Said, where half of the contestants are channeling an inanimate object. For example, one of them would try to express what a chair might say if given the chance. It’s going to be an exciting breakthrough for those who have always felt they were born to be a tchotchke. What I don’t know is whether the Supreme Court will sanction special restrooms built for them.

Meanwhile, we’re going to find greater transparency in a new reality show called The Capital Grill, which is a day in the life of our President. We will get to vote on who sits on the hot seat alongside the President toward the end of the show. It promises to be as big as The Voice.

As for technology, I see a new product coming called iAm, which is a robotic clone of the owner. It’s a stand-in for when you cannot or don’t want to attend a function, like a certain holiday party, but your presence is considered important. An iAm would allow you to be represented by a reasonable facsimile. It’s like astral traveling except people can see you.

Interviewer:  Thank you for sharing with us what we can expect. Do you have any last words?

Voyancé: One more show I almost forgot. It happens to be my favorite one. I can hardly wait for this. It’s called The Biggest Whiner. And it’s going to be great, big time. I’ll let you figure out what that could be about. Thanks for having me.

Fluorescent Light Zone: Flounder

(A simple typo in a work email regarding booking a conference room called the Fish Bowl, because of its glass walls, becomes an object of despair for an unwitting working stiff — in the Fluorescent Light Zone.)

To: N. _ _ _ _ _
From: D. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Date: xx/xx/16
RE: Conference Room Request

Hi N.,
Please book the Fish Bowel from noon to two tomorrow. We’ll have lunch served there too . . . .

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(N. forwarded the flub to a co-worker friend for a one-minute giggle and the friend responded.)

To: N. _ _ _ _ _
From: A. _ _ _ _ _ _ _

That’s pretty shitty.

______________________________________________

As part of the Company’s Email Security Policy, random checks were being performed that day and the messages above were read by the IT Security Officer, who then had the HR Officer read them. In turn, the HR Officer showed it to D. _ _ _ _ , the requester of said conference room. D. was reprimanded because the error generated an unprofessional exchange that included a swear word. The powers that be had a brief meeting and concluded that such swear word is a gateway to more caustic swear words. As a result, D. was suspended from work for two days without pay and given the arduous project of writing 100 times with pen on paper the name of the conference room spelled correctly.

Moral: Do not flounder or you’ll be filleted and cooked like the proverbial fish jumping from the frying pan into the fire, as can only be experienced in the Fluorescent Light Zone.

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

#bookcoverguessingchallenge — modified

Thank you again for thinking of me, dear fellow bloggers at bookidote.wordpress.com. I sincerely was going to do the challenge. I went to the library and chose two books with appealing covers. But, when I reread your instructions, I missed the part about the books having to be well-known. What I had chosen were not so well-known. Since it was already late at night and I didn’t want to run into vampires, I decided to make do with what I have — my imagination and the books I checked out. I merged them and came up with a potential bestseller. I also thought since I’m making things up, I’ll alter the popular reviewer, Goodreads, as you will see below. It turned out to be a challenge, just not the kind you expected.

Book Cover & Blurb:
Airplane image from rgbstock/Gary Romin

Airplane image from rgbstock/Gary Romin

ShouldReads: “In one word: harharhar.  I laughed so hard my panties fell down and I tripped and I got a black eye, but I still couldn’t help laughing. Even now, I’m barely able to type this review because I’m wetting myself and I don’t have any panties to contain it. So, I recommend you wear Depends when you read this debut novel. Two very different groups clash like orange and scarlet or purple and yellow. The ultimate revenge thriller, on-the-edge-of-your-seat-trying-to-balance-yourself-on-the-toilet page-turner. Har, har, har!”

[BTW: The books I checked out were A Pimp’s Notes by Giorgio Faletti and The Subprimes by Karl Taro Greenfield; I don’t know what either books are about because I never read their blurbs. They are back at the library if you want to check them out.]

©2015 Karina Pinella