Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people. On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public. Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone. Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird. Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds. Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun. Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts. Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ
I recently got proposition to play the ukulele at my cousin’s wedding (a year and half a away, so no rush, and yes, this video does not contain said instrument) but do you know of a good Bay Area place to pick up a Ukulele and/or learn a thing or two?
Ummmmmm…… I have never been ukulele shopping. The first place that comes to mind is Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto. They can be a little pricey, and I don’t know what their ukulele selection is like, but there are people who give lessons there, as well as a bulletin board for that kind of thing. It’s near where you live, and worth checking out if you’ve never been there.
Then there’s B Street Music up in San Mateo. Again, I don’t know what their selection is like, but they generally have good prices. Not sure if they do lessons there. It’s a pretty cool little shop, though.
The 5th String up in Berkeley is good, and I think they do lessons.
If you wanted to take a long drive, Tall Toad Music up in Petaluma has a good selection of instruments, new & used. Last time I was there doing some mandolin shopping, they had a ukulele that was made out of an armadillo. They also have a section upstairs with rare and very beautiful and expensive instruments, if you’re in the mood to drool.
This is my cousin Keesha and today I found out that she’s missing.
Listed above are her uncle’s contact numbers. She was currently living in the UK but her family believes she left on a plane to go back home to the Philippines on April 5th, 2011. No one has heard or seen her since then.
If anyone could reblog this post and pass it on for me that would be a great help. Her family and friends are extremely worried right now.
If any of you are in the Calgary area this Wednesday evening, you should join me at The Auburn to see Jason Webley. I cannot emphasize enough how much you do not, under any circumstances, want to miss seeing this man play. Do you love the number eleven? Have you ever witnessed someone cover Hey Ya using only his voice, an accordion, and his boots? Have you ever been part of a drunken singalong that involved an entire bar full of people? Well, have you? If you have, you know it’s something you want to repeat, and if you haven’t, you probably should do it before you die and there’s no time like the present.
If you are not in the Calgary area, while you will miss the opportunity to join me in said drunken singalong, fear not: the tour is far from over. If you get the chance to see Jason where you live, do it! and take pictures and send them to me so that I can tell them how much I love you for supporting one of my favourite musicians.
I think this going to be Mr. Webley’s last tour for an undetermined amount of time, so see him this year if you can!
(Corpus Callosum will be playing with him at our next San Jose show on June 19th!)
That’s probably the “prettiest” track on the album, and it’s toward the end. The album starts out by pushing you in the gutter and kicking you repeatedly in the ribs with some aggressive as hell breakcore stuff. It’s probably the saddest album I own.
You would be surprised by how little space a well-loved biggish doggy will joyfully occupy! Ludo, Greg and I are in about 350 Sq ft. (he does hog the bed, though).
It’s not as much the problem of space as the problem of not being allowed to have pets in my apartment. The worst part is that my landlord lives upstairs (my place is an in-law) and he has the cutest chocolate lab that I get to listen to all the time. Injustice, I say!