This weekend Jen was doing some psychology research and reading a book on determining your strengths. Or rather, finding out what type of person you naturally are in order to determine your strenths.
She’s an Empathizer, which naturally fits well with her clinical psychology career. I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of options for what you “could” be in the book – at one point saying, “My head hurts. There’s so many!” – until she reached The Maximizer. While I don’t fit it to a “T”…..I’m pretty close. It takes me a while to make decisions – unless I go on impluse, WHICH IS SO HARD FOR ME - because I like to gather as many options as possible, sometimes (a lot of times) becoming overwhelmed by all of them.
This might be while I’m such a sucker for “Staff Picks” and “Top Picks” lists.
They do it for me!
It doesn’t even matter what it is: book, music, cities to visit, coffee makers, mixing bowls….on it goes.
So it should come as no surprise that I fell for Ojai Pixies at City Market today because they were labeled as a “Staff Favorite.”
I also went to the grocery store hungry (code word: dangerous) because I went to see John Kilik, a producer of The Hunger Games, talk at UVM tonight. People had so many questions that it lasted almost two hours! I didn’t realize that he also produced Malcolm X, Pleasantville, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (that movie…..wow, I still think about it.), and Babel.
A woman complained about the PG-13 rating for the “tween” crowd. She thought it could of/should have been R-rated. John said something to this effect, “I completely disagree. The book has sold over 20 million copies. You sound like a studio executive trying to pin a movie on a target audience, when this is for all ages.” You had to be there……I laughed.
Moving on, back to the Ojai pixies. I’m so glad I bought them. These tiny tangerines are BOMB. Seedless, sweet, and super flavorful. They should help with sugar cravings this week.