If you ever make it to the North Oregon Coast, you gotta see Cannon Beach and/or Ecola State Park. Gorgeous!
#OregonCoast, #CannonBeach, #EcolaStatePark
Here it is! Your Friday-night, "I made it through the work-week" song. (Yes, there will be more).
Even a Crouton, likes to have fun. :) Turn it up! -(and Tweet or tell your friends about this Blog. - www.croutonscoolstuff.weebly.com). Enjoy!
Ever People-watch? What makes people tick?
I have, and like, this book: Life Types. You can get it from www.Amazon.com
(Copy & paste that long address into your web-browser).
We all have different personalities. Some people we really "click" with. Others, can be difficult. Our differences can make it hard to communicate. Therefore, understanding each other better is a good thing. This book, Life Types
is a good tool for that. At least it can give you more insight into why people are the way they are. No, I don't think this "has all the answers". For example: There are 16 personalities. Each one has 4 letters. Example: ISTP. (Introvert, Sensor, Thinker, Perceiver). There is a "profile" for all 16 types. And for me, that's the problem. 2 or 3 of them seem to fit me about 75%, but there's usually also 1 or 2 things that dont fit or are way-off. Still, I think this is all useful and good to know about, anyway. Insight & understanding are good things. They help us communicate better.
The Types, deal alot with our Preferences. Examples:
Are you more of an Extrovert, or Introvert? E vs. I (1st letter of the 4). Are you more Big-picture and possibilities or are you more just-the-facts and here-and-now. N vs. S (2nd letter of the 4). Do you make decisions MORE on logic and efficiency (thinker, T) or more by how everyone will feel about it (Feeler, F). Note: for all of these, it is NOT a matter of being one or the other. We all CAN do both/either. Feelers can think and Thinkers can feel. It's about Preferences and what we usually do, what we naturally gravitate towards when we can freely choose. And (last letter) are you a J or a P? Judger vs. Perceiver. The names to all these can be a little misleading. If you are a Judger, you likely are structured, like closure and schedules. If you are a Perceiver, it does not mean you perceive better, it's that, unlike the judger, you are less scheduled, "like to stay open to whatever comes next."
But strengths, if overdone, can become weaknesses. A Judger may roll up his/her sleeves and get-it-done. But others can see them as inflexible and too stiff if everything doesn't go according to plan. A Perceiver can be easy-going, less hasty in decisions and more willing to look at more data, but too much of that can result in not coming to a decision or meeting deadlines. So, it's a matter of which way do we lean to more often--and--to what degree do we do it? Again, the book is called: Life Types. A good read.
There are also websites on this. One that I liked reading was: www.personalitypage.com/html/portraits.html However, I would ignore those "words/"Names" that you see beside each of the 16 portraits. I feel these are arbitrary and subjective. i.e. who wants to be "just": the Mechanic? And wouldn't it seem really cool to be: the Visionary? I don't go by those. I'm more interested in what is said about each type in it's profile, and how that was arrived at. Also, I like the book Life Types better than websites I've looked at. My opinion.
I hope all this didn't sound "too Nerdy." I like the outdoors, too. Sometimes I like good music and a cold beer. I read quite a few things. I may or may not believe them. I like to hear opposing views. Pro and Con. Even if something isn't perfect or still-needs-some-bugs-worked-out, it can still be useful. Insight is good and curiosity keeps Life interesting.
#Psychology, #Personality, #Myers-Briggs, #16Types #Books, #MBTI
What's a Blog without OPINIONS? Keep checking back. There will be more, and yours, are welcome, too. Which leads me to: Branding.
It's all the rage these days. Everybody needs to have a "brand." Supposedly.
But, does anyone bother to ask Why? Not really. Most people hear other people say it and just follow along. I still remember, and it wasn't that long ago, when most people and businesses didn't even have a "Mission Statement." Or a "Brand."
Think about it. Suppose you have a product. Or an Image to convey. Why not simply focus on Quality, ease-of-use and a 90-day guarantee (for most things) and call it good? Whether it's a new website or tires on your car, etc. Why not simply provide the same quality and service you would want or expect from others? Simple!
I call it "Integrity." And I don't need to spend tons of money, or pay a marketing dept. to agonize over "image. " That will happen automatically (and positively) if:
1. The product is good
2. The service is good
3. The price is good
4. The reliability and smooth functionality is good.
5. The guarantee is good.
Why not just do this anyway? Standard procedure. Good word will get around just fine.
Flip Wilson. Comedian. Very popular on TV in the 1970's. He had some comedy record albums, too.
Here, he plays "Reverend Leroy and The Church of What's Happenin' Now."
Like to eat? Need good recipes? Look here:
Try some different categories. Good variety of foods.
#Cooking, #Recipes #Food
Does your house need work? Want to fix it up? This should help. Good info. See also the videos.
I like the 1st tune in this video. Nice finger-tappin' groove to it. Please check out my other posts. I welcome your comments. :)
Chances are, you have done more blogging than I have. I thought I'd give Weebly a try. Lots of people use Weebly and it looked easy to use in some youtube videos I watched. But have you used anything else? Like Wordpress? Wix.com or Jimdo? or Typepad? or Squarespace? Which was easiest to figure out and use without asking for help? Which gives you more control over fonts, sizes, colors, backgrounds and columns? Which is easiest to find other users who blog about topics you are interested in?
I would love to hear your feedback or comments. Thanks.
Like Sci-fi? This was on TV in the very early 70's. "The Immortal." It was a good show.
Here’s 5 books everyone (all ages) should read:
1. Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich (How positive-thinking has gotten out of control and gone overboard in business, the media & everyday life. Even more than you think. Reading about her history of New Thought is eye-opening).
2. Self-Creation by George Weinberg (One of the top 3 most useful & believable self-help/psychology books I’ve ever read).
3. The World Almanac Book of the Strange, Vol. ONE (This is the most level, even-handed treatment, pro and con, that I’ve ever seen of all that out-there stuff you’ve ever wondered about, like: The Pyramids, The Bermuda Triangle, Nostradamus, Atlantis, Easter Island, etc.) An interesting read.
4. Philosophy Made Simple by Richard Popkin & Avrum Stroll (I think it helps you to think more deeply and question things). Easy to understand.
5. Difficult Personalities by Helen McGrath & Hazel Edwards (How to deal with & understand the people who aggravate and frustrate you).
Hi! Welcome to my first Weebly Post. I wish more people knew about more of the good music that was done between 1955-1972. Good Voices, good melodies and people Danced! Here's some that I like. Go to Youtube, search for these and have a listen. You're never too old to be Groovy.
1. “I’m Into Something Good” by Herman’s Hermits
2. “Please Mr. Postman”, "Can't Buy Me Love", "Yes It Is", "Any Time At All", "Anna", "She Loves You", "I'll Get You", "All My Loving" or "The Night Before" by The Beatles
3. “Yesterday’s Love” "Right By My Side" or "You Tear Me Up" by Ricky Nelson
4. “Kicks” and also "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone" by Paul Revere & the Raiders
5. “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks
6. "Let's Go" and also "Walk Don't Run" by The Ventures
7. "Because", "Any Way You Want It" or "Catch Us If You Can" by The Dave Clark Five.
8. "Honey and Wine", "I Can't Let Go" or "Here I Go Again" by The Hollies
There you have it. That was the main point of this post. For 70's & 80's rock, I like Creedence Ckearwater Revival, R.E.O. Speedwagon, FogHat, Boston, Sammy Hagar, Bryan Adams, John Cougar Mellencamp, Van Halen. "Bluesy-jazz combos" of 4 or 5 people is another favorite of mine. Do a YouTube search for "Oscar Peterson and Ben Webster and Hanover 1972." Good 1st tune. So what do you think? Do you like any of these, above? One more thing....How do YOU like Weebly? How does it compare with Wordpress, Jimdo or Wix.com?
I will most likely be making posts about Music, Old TV shows, Books, "fun questions & deep thoughts", YouTube videos and Humor. Keep checking back. Comments welcome. Thanks!