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Rebranding

Hey all, so this is something I've been thinking about a bit off and on - but I'm interested in re-branding this blog. I've long been out of college, so I don't think a title like SpookyUniversity is really appropriate for me anymore.

I definitely need to change up my layout too and find a way to make it more timeless and streamlined, maybe even professional looking.

And, *le gasp* I might even insert some ads and see if I can make money on this silly old thing.




Any thoughts? Any suggestions? I'm all ears!

I have Resting Sad Face?! - 7/24/17

I'm an INFJ Personality Type, and I have Resting Sad Face



I came across this article earlier this morning and after a quick read-through where I found myself nodding along, I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on it - section by section. If you're an INFJ or are often told to smile or that you "look down" I suggest giving it a read!


1.) The Extroverted Introvert:

Often in introvert spaces, I feel like kind of an oddball, because I can be a very chatty and sociable person in the right circumstances - often when talking about something I know well (like work procedures) or something I'm passionate about (like closed-class pronouns and how silly they are) - but most of the introverts I encounter seem to be taken aback by my ability to chat others up. They seem to cringe, hiss, and withdraw from the mere thought of having a mundane conversation about the summer heat with a coworker. I have no such compulsion - I can do these things easily because the script is…

R.I.P. Chester Bennington - 7/20/2017

It's not been a good day.

Between getting caught up on vile asexual discourse on tumblr to just feeling out of sorts and undernourished, the last thing I wanted to come my way was this bit of heart breaking news.

Chester Bennington, vocalist for beloved nu-metal band Linkin Park, committed suicide today. On Chris Cornell's birthday, of all days. No coincidence there - Chester was admittedly really broken up about Chris' suicide a few months ago.

We're losing a lot of really good people in the music industry and this bums me out, but I'm especially torn up about this death because Linkin Park got me through some of the worst years of my life. I was a huge fan as a teenager, and a lot of their lyrical content centered around feelings of self-worth, betrayal, looking for a place to belong, etc. All things I could relate to in my quest to find myself and people I could trust at that age.

Even now, I still really love throwing on Hybrid Theory and screaming along to so…

Skittish Socialite - 7/12/17

I will never ever deny that as an introvert I adore spending most of my time (outside of work and necessary errands) at home, by myself, doing whatever I like. Which is usually reading, cleaning, or watching Let's Play videos on Youtube featuring my favorite gamers. (Shout out to CinnamonToastKen!)

But even a skittish cat like myself has to get out and be a little bit friendly once in a while.

So a curious thing happened about a week ago - someone I used to work with (kind of ) here at ARCH reached out to me on Facebook and asked if I'd like to meet up for drinks and chatting some time. Now, I had never had a proper conversation with this person before, so I was mightily surprised to get that friend request let alone a request for IRL company.

But I said yes, and we made plans to meet at one of the local bars in St Paul on Tuesday. It ended up being a pretty okay experience - we have a lot more in common that I had anticipated so that was kind of neat.

I have terrible self-est…

Challenge: 27 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing as an HSP.

My favorite site for introvert related articles and goodness has recently listed this interesting gem: 27 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing as an HSP. 



While not exclusively related to introversion, many Highly Sensitive People are also introverts and as I qualify as both an INFJ/P AND an HSP I figured I would give this list a go and see how many of these things I agree or disagree with.

Let's get into it:

1. When you’re in a loud, busy place — like a bar, restaurant, or party — and you shut down because you’re overwhelmed by so much sensory input.

 Yes, to the max. I tend to get really quiet and kind of withdrawn. I've been accused of being both bored and tired because I tend to find myself staring down at a table or the floor when I zone out to protect my brain.

2. When a commercial that shows abused animals comes on TV and you have to change the channel, because seeing such cruelty nearly makes you burst into tears. Likewise, you cover your eyes during a gory f…