"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." Virginia Woolf

Monday, February 27, 2006

97.5 doesn't usually play Bon Jovi or why I like words that sound funny

Synchronicity-coined by Carl Jung, it describes "'temporally coincident occurences of acausal events'...it is the experience of having two (or more) things happen simultaneously in a manner that is meaningful to the person or people experiencing them, where that meaning suggests an underlying pattern. It differs from coincidence in that synchronicity implies not just a happenstance, but an underlying pattern or dynamic that is being expressed through meaningful relationships or events."

Apophenia-coined by Klaus Conrad, it is the "'unmotivated seeing of connections' accompanied by a 'specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness'". Basically seeing something in nothing.

Very well, it is likely that I am just crazy. But aren't those just the neatest words?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

"Freyja": a pro-suffrage journal published in 1898

I think it's interesting that Icelandic speaking women were identifying with Freyja as a symbol of liberation and choice back in 1898. They were giving her a role in their fight for equal suffrage with men. Hmm.

Kinnear, Mary. "The Icelandic Connection: "Freya" and the Manitoba Woman Suffrage Movement." Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. Edited by Nuzhat Amin, Frances Beer, Kathryn McPherson, Andrea Medovarski, Angela Miles, and Goli Rezai-Rashti. "In 1898, Margret and Sigfus together began publishing Freyja ('woman'), a Icelandic-language pro-suffrage paper. Its first issue in 1898 stated that "matters pertaining to the progress and rights of all women will always be our first and foremost concern."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ennegram quiz-just two questions, pretty accurate

Test finished!
you chose AY - your Enneagram type is EIGHT.

"I must be strong"

Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Stand up for yourself... and me.
  • Be confident, strong, and direct.
  • Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
  • Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
  • Give me space to be alone.
  • Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
  • I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
  • When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a Eight

  • being independent and self-reliant
  • being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
  • being courageous, straightforward, and honest
  • getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
  • supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
  • upholding just causes

What's Hard About Being a Eight

  • overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
  • being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
  • sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
  • never forgetting injuries or injustices
  • putting too much pressure on myself
  • getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right

Eights as Children Often

  • are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
  • are sometimes loners
  • seize control so they won't be controlled
  • fugure out others' weaknesses
  • attack verbally or physically when provoked
  • take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

Eights as Parents

  • are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
  • are sometimes overprotective
  • can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Made Easy
Discover the 9 Types of People
HarperSanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages

You are not completely happy with the result?!
You chose AY

Would you rather have chosen:

  • BY (FOUR)
  • CY (SIX)
  • AX (SEVEN)
  • AZ (THREE)

  • My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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    You scored higher than 70% on ABC

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    You scored higher than 57% on XYZ

    Link: The Quick and Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

    Monday, February 20, 2006

    Drengskapr-Definition and Bibliography

    dreng-skapr (gen. -skapar), m. highmindedness, courage; falla með skap, to fall fighting bravely; með litlum skap, cowardly; þínum skap (manliness) skal ek við bregða. From Zoega Icelandic Dictionary

    from Runestone #11

    Andersson, Theodore M. . "The Displacement of the Heroic Ideal in the Family Sagas." Speculum, Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct., 1970) , pp. 575-593

    Bauman, Richard. "Performance and Honor in 13th-Century Iceland." Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 99, No. 392 (Apr. - Jun., 1986) , pp. 131-150.

    Borovsky, Zoe. "Never in Public: Women and Performance in Old Norse Literature." Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 112, No. 443 (Winter, 1999) , pp. 6-39

    Clover, Carol J. "Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe." Representations, No. 44 (Autumn, 1993) , pp. 1-28

    Related words also from Zoega Icelandic Dictionary

    drengr (-s, pl. -ir, gen. -ja), m. (1) a bold, valiant, chivalrous man; d. góðr, a goodhearted, nobleminded man (auðigr at fé ok d. góðr); ekki þykki mér þú sterkr, en d. ertu g., but thou art a good fellow; drengir, en eigi dáðleysingjar, gallant men, and no fainthearts; at þú mættir drengrinn af verða sem beztr, that you might get the greatest credit from it; hafa dreng í serk, to have a stout heart in one's breast; (2) a young unmarried man (drengir heita ungir menn búlausir, meðan þeir afla sér fjár eða orðstírs); (3) attendant (þeir heita konungs drengir, er höfðingjum þjóna); (4) fellow (lætr síðan sverðit ríða á hálsinn á þeim leiða dreng); (5) pole cf. 'ásdrengr'.

    drengs-aðal, n. the nature of a drengr; -bót, f. what makes a man the better drengr; -bragð, n. a brave or gallant deed.

    drengskapar-fall, n. failure in drengskapr; -raun, f. test, trial of one's drengskapr.

    drengsverk, n. a noble need.

    Sunday, February 19, 2006

    Höðr-the blind son of Odin

    I had a curious thought about the meaning of the name Höðr and so I sought some answers via google.

    Apparently, there's also a word höð, which means "battle" and in its form mean something like "killer." Since Höðr killed Baldr, though accidently, the name fits in a literal sense. I got these answers through Wikipedia, one of the best online encyclopedias I've found.

    Snorri, in his Prose Edda, mentions him. "One of the Aesir is named Hödr: he is blind. He is of sufficient strength, but the gods would that no occasion should rise of naming this god, for the work of his hands shall long be held in memory among gods and men."

    Váli, born of Odin and Rindr, slew him to avenge Baldr. Hödr finds his way to Hel and at some point after Ragnarok, Baldr and Hödr will sit and speak together about "their secret wisdom".

    There's not a whole lot else on him that I've found. I think it's interesting that Baldr holds no ill will towards him after Ragnarok, after Hödr was slain by Váli as an act of vengence. When I find more information about him, perhaps flesh out the story a little, I'll post it. Off to read more on Tyr.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2006

    Interactive Johari Window-Try it

    My Johari Window

    Try this, it might be fun, then you pick five words and I'll fill in some for you.

    A Johari window is a metaphorical tool intended to help people better understand their interpersonal communication and relationships. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic device to encourage people to open up to another in self-disclosure. The concept was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingram, who combined their first names to create the name of the tool and has led to the spinoff Nohari window.

    The test consists of a list of terms, each of which is an adjective relating to a personality trait. (For example, the list might begin with "accepting", "adaptable", "bold", "brave", "calm", "cheerful", and "complex".) A subject will select a few of these terms which he feels describes himself best. Each of his peers will then select a few terms which that person feels describes the subject best. From Wikipedia


    My Nohari Window

    It's like the same thing as my Johari window, only this one has all my bad qualities, so be cruel, be mean! And then make sure you do the Johari window too. :)