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Dove Real Beauty Sketches (& Parody)

18 Apr

I loved this Dove ad. Their agency (or their internal folks… or both) are straight-up genius. This ad was beautiful, touching, and pulled at all the right heartstrings.

And… this doesn’t diminish my admiration for the ad in any way, but this parody (with men) is HILARIOUS.

Myers-Briggs

21 Mar

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment (and resulting classifications) fascinate me. I’m not sure if that points to something narcissistic in me, but I love reading what it says about me, about others, and potentially about how the two mix. I’m actually pretty sure I’m not the only one since Facebook posts about someone’s Myers-Briggs always seems to pop up here and there and they become eventful threads.

I remember taking it in high school and thinking that ESTJ perfectly described me… and I remained an ESTJ through much of college (we took it again in Organizational Behavior, if I remember correctly). The %s of each dimension have changed over time (I’ve become less of an E, still a strong J) but the biggest change is that now, technically, I am an ESFJ. Strange! The ESTJ descriptions still super describe me, but more so in my professional/work life. The shift from T to F is probably driven by the fact that I answer some of the questions thinking of my personal life and relationships and those have dramatically changed over the past 10 years or so.

I know it’s not fair to clump people into these groups and make generalizations, but they serve their purpose. I know that I don’t love working with ENTJs (we have a lot of them at work…) and do like working with other ESFJs, but I think a lot of my friends outside of work are more Is and Ns… I think. Friends?

Want to take yours? This is the online test I default to–I’m partial to it because I don’t like having to write down your answers by hand. Once you get your %s, here’s a clever BuzzFeed article that classifies you as an animal (so cute–I’m an elephant (ESFJ) and honey bee (ESTJ)) and another that’s a little less cutesy, but equally interesting (I’m a Provider (ESFJ) and Supervisor (ESTJ)).

JT

16 Mar

Two months ago, Justin Timberlake took the world by storm with this video, revealing that more music was coming, after many, many years of waiting.

 

Since then, he’s been seriously a promotional marketing machine with impeccably timed releases of music (Suit & Tie and Mirrors, one of my absolute favorite songs in a long time), videos, album announcements, appearances at the Grammys, revealing his tour with Jay-Z, and in the past week–hosting SNL (5 timer’s club!) and a week’s worth of appearances on Jimmy Fallon that I am just catching up on. Seriously, how is he still standing??

My top two highlights from Jimmy Fallon were Justin singing a medley of his biggest hits (oh, Senorita!) and History of Rap 4 – this never gets old…

 

You better believe I’ll be at Target on Tuesday for my deluxe edition of the 20/20 Experience!

Clorox Greenworks Commercial

16 Mar

This was the first longer than :05 commercial I’ve ever watched on YouTube, voluntarily. Good job, Clorox!

I see a lot of me (terrifyingly) in these women… that’s a bad sign right? When I recognize myself in obviously over-the-top parody commercials?