Made-Up Haiku

Macy’s, you temptress
parade your wares openly
not one bit sheepish

your makeup counter
so shiny and full of hope
this cream removes years

beautiful shadows
many hues for day and night
blue like seventh grade

lipgloss so shiny
it’s a plumper you say, smile
I like name – buxom

buxom in my bag
face done like unemployed clown
many compliments

forced to wonder if
at thirty-four might need more
than just mascara

might benefit from
make-up lessons and products
not found at Target

Weak Provider

I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test a few times in my life. And each time, I’m all, uh-huh that’s not surprising. It’s so not surprising that other people can look at my anonymous results and know it’s me. I am who I am through and through. Alternatively I am stubborn and routine oriented. Toe May Toe, Toe Mah Toe.

According to the BBC I am a Provider. I think I’m probably a weak Provider, with the hearts vs heads section not being so clear cut.

My personality type has softened (stop laughing, it has so); pre-kids I was a strong Supervisor.

Supervisors like to make plans, organise people and get things done efficiently. Supervisors like jobs where the goals are clearly defined and there are proven work methods in place.

Supervisors use logic to solve problems and believe in being open and direct in their communications with others. They prefer to work and socialise with like-minded people.

In situations where they can’t use their talents or are unappreciated, Supervisors may reject the opinions of others and insist they are right. Under extreme stress, Supervisors may feel cut off from the people around them and lose confidence in their own ability to cope.

Because they like to take charge and organise activities, others may find Supervisors too bossy.

The things that haven’t changed and I cannot imagine an existence where they would: I’m a planner (not spontaneous), I like facts (versus ideas) and I’m an extrovert. The heads versus hearts section has changed. Not surprising, kids will do that to you.

What are you? Have you always been this way?

Hat tip: Taking What is Left

Book Queue, Help Me Choose

I realized I’ve already finished a book for the 20-30-50 book challenge! I read Things I Learned About My Dad in Therapy. While great, not sure it should count – it was like reading blogs in book format. Regardless, I read a book with many large words.

After Great Gatsby, I have many books to choose from that I already own. I realize my list looks a little AP English though. Last summer I started down the road of reading the “101 Books to Read Before College”. I didn’t finish. Eh, college let me in anyway. A very long time ago.

What should I read after Great Gatsby?

Handbag Haiku

ode to my handbag
with your soft, supple handles
and pink leather trim

strangers’ eyes follow
wonder where to get her own
ebay, I say – coach!

you are the real deal
and at less than half the price
a fun, jaunty purse

but your cream fabric
is becoming dirty, sad
how do I wash you?

Haiku Friday

Ode to Sunscreen

skin like porcelein
giant hat and sunglasses
not enough, still pink

sunscreen, you need more
lift your arms like an airplane
play for ten minutes

Haiku Friday

Eeny Memey Miney Mo, You’re It

If she says all the cool kids are doing something, then far be it from me not to be a follower.

How to perform participate do the Mosaic Meme

The Questions:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. What is your favorite food? right now?
  3. What high school did you attend?
  4. What is your favorite color?
  5. Who is your celebrity crush?
  6. Favorite drink?
  7. Dream vacation?
  8. Favorite dessert?
  9. What you want to be when you grow up?
  10. What do you love most in life?
  11. One Word to describe you.
  12. Your flickr name.


1. St. Catherine’s Church, 2. A Berry Good Day, 3. Maui at night, 4. vintage tea set with cupcake, 5. john travolta, 6. first juleps of the season, 7. Roatan Beach – Perfect Day !!! 25000 + views and 200 + faves – Thank you – Janusz, 8. 182/365- Just Peachy, 9. What Is Truly Indecent?, 10. Untitled, I searched “kisses” and got a little kitten face 11. Dressing Room, 12. Pandcat, Catda

Tag, you’re it. Leave a comment so I know to come look at your mosaic.

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