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.