LA, Office Typology, and the Idea of Moving House

Wow, I haven’t blogged in awhile. I’ve been busy, and at the same time, nothing much is really happening. We’re still working on the closet project. I’m still working on my masters’ (or wherever that damn apostrophe goes) thesis. I hope to have a final draft done by this time next week. Then it will just be editing, and that will be pretty sweet.

In other news, I just got back from LA. I was there for work, visiting a few schools that send students on our study abroad programs. It was a nice visit. The colleague I traveled with was not someone I knew well prior to the trip, and it was nice to get to know him a little bit. He is one of the few of my peers in the office who doesn’t really “play the game,” which is refreshing. He’s a fellow introvert, which I had pretty much guessed, but he confirmed for me. I’m thinking he’s some type of IxxJ… possibly INFJ, but I’m thinking more likely INTJ or ISFJ. I’ll get to find out, though, within the next few months, because I have insider information that we will be doing the MBTI at a staff meeting probably this summer. (I say “again” because we did it a couple of years ago, too, but I was out of town for it! And I have “insider knowledge” in that I suggested to our director that we should do it again because we have so many new staff members, and our director also likes personality assessment stuff and said she’d actually also been thinking that we should do it again, so we will. Haha.)

It was so nice and warm and pretty in LA! Every winter, my spouse complains bitterly about the MN winter (ironic, because I’m the one who gets cold easily!) and how much he hates “this state” (I love everything about the state, actually, except the weather… I suspect he feels much the same, but he is given to hyperbole) and wants to move to Arizona or some such. Usually I tell him that I don’t want to move, especially to a red state. But I do like the dessert, and the mountains, and warm weather, and being in southern CA reminded me of that. I was also reminded of how much I love the ocean.