Ok, apparently I can’t seem to curb my updating habits, so here goes another short one before I officially go off to enjoy Christmas festivities elsewhere!

I normally don’t get very excited about faucets, but if there ever was a faucet to get all crazy about, it probably would be this ring faucet. I want a ring faucet!

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A photo of Denver International Airport during this week’s snow storm. Awesome. [via]

Enid asked me the other day if I had ever taken a Myers-Briggs test and I told her I had heard of it but had never actually taken it. So she goes online, pulls one from the internet, and tells me to start answering. I had no idea the test was so long, and halfway through I started thinking, “Man, I feel like I’ve answered some of these questions at the beginning!”.
So I took it and it turns out that I am (at that moment, at least) a ESFP (Extroverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving). Since I was borderline “sensing” and “perceiving”, Enid says that depending on my mood when I take the test, my results can vary. Well, fellow ESFP’ers, let’s unite. Or is the whole purpose of this test to mix different personalities together? Maybe a group of ALL the same personality types would be a disaster. Yikes.

Do read up on the “festive” Post Secret secrets!

There’s a really neat group on ThisNext called recycles your decks that lists some really cool furniture and items that can be made (or have been made) with recycled decks, boards, and skis. I absolutely love the stuff that’s there and if I had more decks to throw around, I would totally do this. But alas, I do not have tons of decks to play around and build with. Boo! [via]

Here’s an interesting NYT article about the connection between mystery novels and self-esteem.
Read the excerpt below:

A new study finds that people with low self-esteem don’t seem to like it much when a story ends with a twist. In a whodunit, they like the “who” to be the person they suspected all along.

“People whose self-esteem tends to be a little low,” Dr. Knobloch-Westerwick said, “they probably enjoy that little self-esteem boost they apparently get when they say, ‘I knew it all along!’ ”

Heh, I think that’s really funny and I can definitely name a few people off the top of my head right now who I know always end up hating a movie because of a “stupid twist”. Maybe they have low self-esteem…or not. I shall see! WHEE!

You should also check out these two New York Times photo slideshows: Ghost bikes & Lens: Atmosphere.
More on ghost bikes here and a map to where you can see some in NYC.

Good threads over at Substratum Apparel. Nice website too.

PNC once again computes the cost of the 12 days of Christmas (they do it every year) and finds that this year, the overall cost went up 3.1%!
For 2006, if you were to buy all the items in the quantities listed in the 12 Days of Christmas song, you will be spending about $18,920.59. Yep, that’s a lot of money from your true love. I uploaded PNC’s Christmas Price Index History as a Google Spreadsheet for you all to view (since it’s easier than downloading the Excel file from PNC’s website).
Oh yeah, and what’s the priciest item on the list? Oh, just the 9 ladies dancing which comes out to $4,759! Dang, talk about rip-off for services!! JUST KIDDING!
I’m sure Wikipedia has something to say about the 12 Days of Christmas.

So Merry Christmas to all, and to all a wonderful holiday weekend!