Monday, December 1, 2008

Had to Go

We are in Minnesota and I am on "vacation" after all so we had to take the free shuttle from our hotel to the Mall of America (thanks dad for the shuttle tip). All I can really say is it is everything I thought it would be. It is so big that they have to duplicate stores just to fill all the spots. Which may be good business but makes navigating the mall tricky, just like Jon and Traci warned it would. (thanks for the heads up there) First we sampled some really tasty and some not so tasty tea at a Tea store (Craig do you remember the name?)

Then we came to a choir singing Christmas songs and right past them you could see the twisting roller coasters and amusement park. So thankfully Craig and I both love roller coasters so we asked to see which was the must ride. We ended up on the Sponge Bob Coaster. Where you head straight up, and I mean straight face to the glass ceiling and back to the ground then you tip down the other side so your facing the floor and your back is at the ceiling if only for a second. After some twists and turns we came to the end. I thought there was only one roller coaster in the mall prior to going but in fact there were at least three. Along with numerous other rides, games, mini golf and an aquarium I think.

Needless to say we barely scratched the surface of the mall. We did however go into the 2 story American Girl store. Where there is even a cafe, and a beauty salon for the dolls. Excess is a good word for this mall.

It was good to get out and do something totally unrelated to our mission, though we did spend most of the time talking about the week. We did move past that and got to share and learn a bit more about each other.

It's a little after 10pm I still have homework to do, so that's it for now.

It's All About Me

Today was the day, well was the first day where we spent the good majority of the day discovering who we are, and what makes us tick. We looked at our DISC assessment first. For those of you who care my scores are:

D -3
I - 5
S -5
C -3

Which very very simply means that I fit the "counselor" type. And the following words are most commonly used in describing me: Trusting, Influential, Pleasant, Sociable, Generous, Poised, Charming, Serene, Possessive, Complacent, Inactive, Relaxed, Non demonstrative, and Deliberate.

Generally I would agree with this assessment, but because I am a even blend of I and S some of those words are not as much me as others may be. But you all know me, so you would already know that.

Then we went over our Strength Finder Assessment, I am in this order:


Then we did some group work. Which is top secret. Sorry.

This is not the group I am trying to join, but it gives you an idea...