2 blogs with promise

Two friends of mine have finally decided to get blogging. Yes, I know that blogging seems passé to some of you out there, but it still has it purpose.

First up – Tuesdaynight’s very own Josh Nanberg has launched his eponymous blog. Josh is one of the few people I know who can

  • breakdown political messaging techniques in to something I can understand
  • cook a four course meal in a 1 course kitchen
  • reference deeply obscure music lyrics

all at the same time.

Next up – my friend and mentor, Rob Ciampa has decided to divert his seemingly boundless energies into a bit of blogging. Besides having an encyclopedic knowledge French wine, a photographic memory for menus, and a typical Boston potty-mouth, Rob is one of the best corporate marketers and channel managers I have ever met.

Admittedly neither blog has much content but I know these guys, and I know what’s to come. You’ll want to know it to.

Tuesday Night has shpilkes

Pat and Jeff have run their blogs through Typealyzer, an interesting little site that applies a Myers-Briggs personality test to a URL you give it. (The cynic in me thinks it picks four letters at random.)  So aiming it at Tuesday Night we discover that it is an ESTP – The Doers.  As Typealyzer says:

The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. 

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

It is that last sentence that brings us to our Yiddish word of the day: shpilkes.  Shpilkes, as wikipedia reads, is

upset stomach, or simply nervous energy; to be feeling “antsy”, to be “sitting on pins and needles.” Cf. Polish szpilka, “pin”

My family always used it to refer to a kid (often me – see nudnick) who was antsy and couldn’t still.

As for the analysis, I can see how Tuesday Night would be seen as an ESTP.  For those very few of you out there who have actually worked with me in a office/cubicle setting, you know that I really can’t sit still for huge amounts of time.  (Unless I am coding, but that’s a whole different, in the zone, kind of thing.)  The E (as is in extrovert) is the most interesting to me.  When I have taken Myers-Briggs tests, I have come out as an ISTP, an introvert.  I remember being 50-50 on extrovert versus introvert scale.

Well apparently, Tuesday Night needs to know go outside, crack a joke, and fidget a bit.

Someone paid for this ad campaign?

What is Abigail saying?
What is Abigail saying?

I saw the attached poster today in Union Station. I stood and stared at it wondering whether I read it correctly. Then I took a picture of it and stared at that for a while. Using Adams bank gives Abigail Adams the vapors? And that’s supposed to be a good thing?

Having the vapors was a medical term used roughly around the time of the Civil War, which was fifty years after Abby Adams was dead. It was used to refer to nervous disorders like depression or hysteria. There’s a misconception that it was also used to refer to flatulence, though I cannot find hard evidence of that. Either way an ATM that gives me gas with a bought of depression seems like a place I want to bank. I wonder if the bank gives away a combination of Gas-X and Zoloft with every checking account?

Someone paid for this ad? I think Creative got a little too creative.