Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What Is In a Name?

I was perusing Steph's blog awhile back and came across a post she had done about what's in a name. My given name is Anne, but growing up I was Annie K. So, I thought I'd put both names into the hat and see what comes out. The interesting thing was that Anne was just a bit different from Annie but I'm going to include it all and not leave out the messy stuff it had to say about me, be because I am so secure in myself. (Ok, originally I was going to leave out the messy stuff because I'm insecure that way, but since we're being honest here...).

What Anne Means

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
(I've been accused of being ultra-competitive...)

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
(...my brothers would have called me bossy.)

You have the classic "Type A" personality.
(Would vacuuming 3 times per week put me in that category?)

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
(I do have a gift for assuming...)

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
(I'm going to be honest here and tell you that I would not describe myself as easy going and neither would my husband. It's one thing I wish I was more of, but I tend to stress out very easily and am not that great at taking things as they come. Maybe 2009, will be the year I conquer stress and over reacting and become more easy going (like Jon).

So here's what it says about Annie, which is a little more dead on.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
(See explanation about lack of easy goingness above.)

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
(I promise Helen, I'm going to stick with the food blog!)

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
(Uh...only if it gets boring...)

What's in your name?

Do tell.

13 comments:

Helen said...

Helen
You are Unique and Inspired (Unique is the PC word for crazy, so it fits)
You are truly an original person. (Yeah, God broke he mold....cuz it was defective ;-)You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out. (I hope)
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.(I do not not have a head for business, but I always liked to read)
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing.(I suppose this is true, but not proud of it, duh) You're a strong person.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.(Sometimes....but when I get angry, rrrrrrrrrroar)
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. (I was an incredibly responsible teacher....and a bit flaky) But for the important things, you pull it together.(see)

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.(Unless I don't.)
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.(Not easily, but I do get worked up and how!)
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is. (I am happy. I don't have everything I ever wanted, but who does? I have Jesus, Mom , and Bob. That should certainly make me happy.)

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.(I wish)
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.(just a bit)
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.(it is not paranoia if they really are out to get me, and I find that admitting I am jealous of _____'s _____to ______ herself usually goes a long way to actually keeping peace).


I wish you lived in Chicago. Then you could enjoy some vacuuming here. ;-) We both have active imaginations, get carried away, and are prone to paranoia and jealousy, hmmm? We do have a lot in common. Even flaky, irresponsible, and able to pull things together. If I were thin (or you were fat) it would be like looking in a mirror.
I am not worried about the blog. We will go with it where it leads. The blog should be easy going. If it gets stressful, it should be so in a fun way. (That sentence makes sense in my head).
Have a good night.

wv pheakho PC for freaky ho?

Annie K said...

Yes...and don't forget we're both Hungarian. Probably all Hungarians are related.

Yeah, when I act up I just blame it on hormones or something and Jon doesn't know any better. I wonder if he doesn't secretly think I'm a little crazy though... ;) (Ok, I USED to vacuum that much but I'm down to once/week. Trying to get my Type A OCD in control...)

sherri said...

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong. (*Why, thank you, kind Sir!)

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. (*That has come in handy a few times...)

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.
(*FOR THE RECORD, I have NEVER crushed or even dented the weak, NOT my style!I actally gravitate to them.)

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.(* Well, I wouldn't call my business a success and it WAS NOT easy!However, I did make straight A's in college!))

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing.(*I'm not mormally described by people this way, but if that what the test says...) You're a strong person.(*I can't even lift much any more, since I pulled my back out. This test is NOT vry accurate)

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.(*Well, I try)
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. (*They must have read my posts!) But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.(*How did the test now that I did some hard time back in the day?)
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense. You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem . (*I think they've read my autobiography!)

sherri said...

They should have added:
You throw typos around randomly proving your need to slow down and proves your insentivity to the needs of others!
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Sorry for the 12 typos in only 10 responses!
(This is me trying to be sensitive to the silly need of perfection that others tend to have that I see no value in)

Beth said...

Here's what it gave me for Beth. I did Elizabeth, too, but it was about as long as a novel!

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things. (Really?? I wouldn't call me a daredevil...but I am outrageous in some ways?Maybe?)
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.
(Um...at times, yeah.)

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
(There's a lot of flaky people around here....)

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.
(Most of this rings true...except the comfortable far away from home thing. I sleep terribly away from home!!)

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.
(Hmmm...I don't know about the business thing either...but I always did well in school. Selfish...well...probably...bleh.)

Annie K said...

@ Beth..
(There's a lot of flaky people around here....)

Must be why we all get along so well.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

So glad you could have fun with (cough *steal* cough) my idea. ;)

It is just AMAZING that we ALL have the exact same personality!

This test is almost as accurate as a horoscope!!!

WV: calspail
"There's a hole in the bucket, Dear Liza..."
"Oh, don't worry. That's Calspail."

Gabby said...

You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.
You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.
Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

This is a brilliant test.
*I'm just sayin'....

katdish said...

Okay, here's what mine says:

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are very charming... dangerously so. You have the potential to break a lot of hearts.
You know how what you want, how to get it, and that you will get it.
You have the power to rule the world. Let's hope you're a benevolent dictator!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

And incidentally, the name I typed in was "Tuna Sandwich". Yeah, those things are freakishly accurate!

P.S. - Helen - you crack me up!

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

@annie, Tuna Sandwich. Awesome. I almost took the test as "Heylookachicken".

WV: vanchik
Some women are motorcycle chicks. Me, I'm more of a vanchik myself.

Dish This! said...

Katdish, please tell Tuna that she was supposed to use her first name only. And ask her if she was named after Tuna Fish or Tuna Piano.

Beth said...

Kathy,

You're nuts.
I love you.
You brought us back to reality with a big laugh.

And I love dangerously charming tuna sandwiches, don't you?

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Forgive me Katdish. I didn't give you credit for Tuna Sandwich.

Now it's even spookier that I almost took the test as Heylookachicken.

WV: coarthe
I wish I had thilky hair, but mine ith just tho coarthe and frithy..