For the assignment, I drew the number four. The other person to draw a four was Demetri(os) Agas! That’s his name but from the interview I know him as

because he is just that.

because he is just that.

I began this journey of awkward questioning by asking his hobbies. You can learn a lot about a person just from those. He’s really into lacrosse. Like extremely into lacrosse. A sport more for friends than family, as he put it, but fun and competitive none the less. Not particularly profitable as even the professional ones don’t make that much. Demetri was introduced to the sport his freshman year of high school. A bunch of them banded together and got a lacrosse team assembled. The rest was made up history.

His competitiveness seeped into other things such as his school work. Always wanting to be the first done. I joking referred to Rocky being the best around. Nothing’s ever gonna get him down.  Well, until he gave up on that. But really, we can all relate to that. Being the first done doesn’t always mean everything on that assignment is correct. It’s more of a hassle than anything.

Demtrios grew up in Romeo. A place where everyone knows everything about everyone else. He had no lame jokes about Romeo and Juliet. Don’t worry I got it covered! He described himself as wilder(?) when he was younger, which I couldn’t believe.  He vaguely told me that he did a lot of stupid stuff, stuff he wouldn’t go into detail about. As far as the imagination goes, go nuts.  Once again, don’t worry, I got that covered.

His favorite movie is 300 because he’s Greek. That’s not a joke, that’s what he told me. Seriously. He then said he likes most if not all Greek movies. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, he loves it. Other Greek movies not listed, he’s probably seen them all and memorized each line. Greek is his genre. IT’S HIS LIFE!

Amanda’s lame rendition of Demetri(os)’ wild side, with a mixture of true elements:

Being extremely Greek, Demetri(os) went around on an extended B and E adventure in Romeo. He stole Greek themed objects for his love, aptly named Juliet. He built her an Acropolis out of Legos, gave her Greek yogurt, and even went out of his way to immortalize her beauty in a statue made of starburst. Other shenanigans.

Truthfully said, he is undecided about his major. He has thought about architecture, hence the Lego quip. Demetri chose Oakland as it was close but not too far away.  If he hadn’t, how would he be able to read a ramshackle interview conducted by a sick person? After all, his SpongeBob collection at home is only thirty minutes away.

I asked him, “What is one adjective that would describe you?”

He gave me, “Extraordinary!”

What I got from it was GREEK! So with the super fun times that MS Paint can create, I present to you a combination of the two.

Extraordinarily Greek

Extraordinarily Greek

Author’s Note: I’m not being mean, he gave me permission to edit these pictures. Also, that cape was such a pain to draw using a mouse. I made sure to get the number of stripes right. I also dub him Captian Greek from now on. Please get this as a cape and wear it to class!


Personality Tests are a Joke and very Inaccurate

My math skills are shoddy at times so I skipped the Holland test. The group I was in today said that their results tied with multiple things. Knowing how I operate, I’d more than likely ended up tying with maybe five things. The truity/typefinder test is what I took instead. I’m happy that both links were posted.

The questions were really obvious though. “Do you like math or accounting?” was one of their questions. The rating system instead of a “yes or no” was on a degree of five. One being a can’t stand it, three was a “meh”, and five is “OMG, that’s so me!”. I hardly ever picked a five. The best were a four.

My results for the quiz were not surprising to me at all. I’m an extravert, intuitive, a thinker, and a perceiver. All of these are more or less a tad bit different based on the context of the quiz. I am often called outgoing by the people in my classes so I can see how I am an extravert. My imagination is vast though dark hence the intuitive. The site’s version of thinker is that I value logic, competence and responsibility. It goes further saying that thinkers believe that everyone has the responsibility to care of themselves. I believe that to a point. I think that’s why I don’t sympathize with others easily. Lastly, the perceiver. That basically boils down to I’m a free spirit and not reliable but according to their definition of thinkers, I am. I’m just one big walking contradiction. AND I LOVE IT! The related careers were a different story.

 They range from things I’ve never heard of, like internet architect, to normal mundane things such as a property manager or a sales manager. Some of them sound somewhat appealing, they even coincide with my aspirations from my childhood. When I was younger, I was interested in in photography. At my school, we used Career Cruising. It was a useful tool. After taking many tests, the program had narrowed the list down to about twenty-five possibly careers. Motivational speaker was one. So was stand up comedian. I have no qualms about standing up in front of people and talking about myself or anything else that I actually know about.

However, I really think my career results from this test were inaccurate. I have absolutely no interest in being any kind of engineer. The list they gave me was full of different kinds of engineers, none of which I wish to become. No where on the list is translator and that’s a bit depressing. Of course they have a disclaimer saying that just because my career isn’t listed doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy it nor enjoy it. The results are just from a poll of other visionaries.

I want to prove this site wrong. I want to excel at being a general translator or an English teacher to Japanese students. More than likely both of those.  (Cue uplifting music) I know who I am and I know what I’m capable of.