Went out with Devina to a local bar at the Westin in Princeton for some light dinner and drinks after she got her haircut. She cut it short which I personally loved since I’m not a fan of long hair on women. Makes it all that much more difficult to sneak up behind, wrap my arms around her, pull her close and lightly kiss the neck if there’s hair in the way… Ya know??
Turns out there was a cotillion there so we were entertained by the enormous amount of teens making complete asses of themselves. We chatted some and for the first time in a while, we had a relationship-free discussion mostly involving work and her business trip this week to South Beach. I honestly did not feel like bringing anything up with regards to the relationship and I am sure she liked the break from all of that talk.
We got up around noon and then ventured off to a local favorite diner to get some breakfast. After breakfast, I dropped her back off and wished her a safe trip. Came home, cleaned up a bit, did some laundry, played some War of Warcraft which I have not done in a while. Tried giving Devina at night a call to see how her packing was going, but forgot she was having dinner and probably spending the night with “him,” so I chatted on the phone with a few friends.
Very busy day… Went to the parent’s place in the morning to pick up a new set of drapes my mom made for me. Chilled with my brother and my sister showed up later on with her fiance. Turns out he started training for becoming a NJ State Trooper which is pretty awesome news since I know he’s been wanting this for years. Glad he’s got the opportunity to prove himself and I know he’s going to come out of it with flying colors and of course some fancy new PBA (or FPO) cards for me… w00t!
I stayed there later than intended so I rushed back to head to work to slap around a server’s that’s been acting like a spoiled brat. Finally got it to backup properly so I headed back home. Wanted to hit the gym, but had plans with Jane to have some dinner and she was going to introduce me to Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy. We met up at the local Whole Foods for some grub and chatted away the time talking about our day and how our weekends went. After that, I followed her back to her place where we chilled for a bit and since the shows were not on, she then introduced me to Napoleon Dynamite. I thought the movie was pretty funny and cool. She introduced me to some pretty cool on-line psychology tests where I found out I was a Mastermind or iNTJ type of guy. For the most part those analyses of me are pretty much spot on, especially with the one concerning relationships:
Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ’s Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.
This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. 🙂 This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete’, paralleling that of many Fs — only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.
Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to “work at” a relationship.
This line especially, “…they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation” is me to a “T.” I told her, I pretty much do not know how to “flirt” yet everyone says I am the biggest flirt which she agreed to. All in all though, it was a pretty interesting experience being analyzed like that. Kind of helps puts things in perspective with regards to the way I see myself and all.
After that, the second half of Grey’s Anatomy was on so we were watching that and I think I might be hooked. That’s definitely looking like a really cool show. She also gave me this pretty kick ass Weird NJ calendar she bought for me which I thought was a nice gesture.
It was getting pretty late and I had to log on to work from home, so I wound up heading out and on my way back, Devina surprised me with a call from her hotel room. We chatted for a bit about her day in South Beach and the hotel she was at. I have to admit, it felt nice getting a call from her when she is away because it’s something that she never really did after that initial call when her plane landed in the past. Heck, she even surprised me with a call last night as well which was an even bigger shocker and surprise. I wonder if I will get a call again tonight… Eh well, here’s to wishful thinking eh? 😉
Yesterday I finally hit the gym again and hit the treadmill hard (random hill setting, level 16/20, 4mph for 45 minutes then 5.5 mph jog for 5 minutes at end) and then worked the shoulders and triceps pretty good too. Would love to go again tonight, but am busy with my C.E.R.T. training which is supposed to be triage and burn victim training. Tomorrow I’m having dinner with another new MySpace friend, Chelsea, at Joe’s Crab Shack which hopefully will be fun, but depending on how long I stay there, might not have enough time to hit the gym. Then Thursday’s salsa class… Ugh.
Holy crap this is long…