Monday, August 20, 2007

What color is your crayon? (and do color within the lines?)

Occasionally I’ll do these little tests even though I not placed any in my blog. Actually, I wasn’t ever planning on putting one in my blog, but I’m breaking my rule because the test result here is profound. I like being “Green.” Even my profile picture is green. Like James Taylor, “Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose…” I got this test from Murf, who is a Red. Ed Abbey and I are Greens and, according to the results, our nemesis, the one who strives to stir disharmony into our lives, is a Red.

You Are a Green Crayon

Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors.
While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around.
Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.
You're very happy with who you are, and it certainly shows!

Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you.

What color are you? Will all you reds please identify yourselves?

Speaking of disharmony, after a summer of drought (we got only .5 inches or rain in July), August is making up for it. It’s been raining regularly since Saturday and today is garbage day and when I went home for lunch, I noticed that every garbage lid on the street was flipped open. Why can’t they shut the lids when it rain? Of course, if that’s my only worry, I shouldn’t complain.


  1. I don't strive to make your life less harmonious, dear Sage. I just enjoy pointing out flaws in your logic (as well as Ed's). :-) Of course, I could be like some of your fans and do nothing but blow sunshine up your bum but where is the fun in that? I have to leave my mark on this world somehow. This is how I choose to do it.

    Sounds like you have one of those city ordained large ones. I'm still using the ol' 32 gallon Rubbermaids that have lost their center of the lid rubber plug so mine gets frequently washed out which I appreciate.

  2. I took the crayon test, and it said I am green. That's good, because my favorite color has been green for a long, long time. It has nothing to do with money, but a lot to do with enjoying the great outdoors. One place outdoors I actually spend the most time is not green at all: the desert.

  3. I'm PURPLE!
    Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors.
    You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful.
    People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you.
    And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off!

    Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.

    Actually, my favorite color is green.

  4. I don't believe the "Head Red" for one minute.

    I don't use the old rubbermaid container (especially since it was bought out after Wal-Mart forced it out of business) and instead just place the garage bags at the curb. That way when I get home, I don't have to pick up a tipped over container full of rain in the middle of the street like some of my neighbors do.

  5. Head Red/Murf, I'm glad to know that I am one of several whose purpose in live is to allow you to make your make your mark on the world

    Don, when the desert is in bloom, there is green, and because of the starkness what little green there is stands out

    Kenju, You are an ICON!

    Ed, if I just put bags out, they'd be left and I'd probably be charged with littering... we have to use the big ones which I don't mind except when they get a few inches of water in them and I have to wash them out without planning on doing it. BTW, great stab at Walmart (but maybe rubbermaid failed because they didn't have a cult following like tupperwear)

  6. Oh to live in such an idyllic place where there are no wildlife or stray cats that would dig into the plastic trash bag to get to the fragrant meat tray that once held 5 NY strips from Sam's Club. I should try it just to see if the droppings of an 80 lb dog and a 24 lb cat which can also be found in said bag can dissuade such critters from entering it.

  7. Sage - Here is a brief history of what happened to Rubbermaid. They were so excited to get in with Wal-Mart that they reduced prices when asked. Rubbermaid expanded and became highly dependent on Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart kept applying the screws to Rubbermaid to reduce cost which let to quality. Eventually everyone stopped buying Rubbermaid because just like what happened to Black and Decker, their name went from being associated with quality to being associated with cheap junk. So when Wal-Mart went to China to buy their plastic stuff, Rubbermaid was left without any customers and went bankrupt.

    Murf - I put my trash out in the morning to avoid nocturnal critters. The daytime critters like cats and dogs must be on leashes so they too aren't a problem. I have not lost a single bag in over four years.

  8. Murf, the deer and wild turkeys that we often have in our yard don't seem to bother trash, but occassionally there's a coyote and the possum as well as the stray cat that would dig in and make a mess

    Ed, thanks for the story on Rubbermaid, I didn't realize what had happened to them

  9. Sage - You can also find similar stories with such brands as Huffy, Vlasic, Levi, Crisco and Jif, all of which had to significantly restructure their businesses after getting tangled up with Wal-Mart. Doing business with Wal-Mart is almost like the lyrics from Hotel California by the Eagles, "You can check in anytime you like but you can never leave."

  10. I'm a color I don't care for too much YELLOW!!
    You Are a Yellow Crayon

    Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.
    You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.
    Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.
    While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.

    Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.

  11. Sage: I came out Yellow and laughed at the opposite description of Purple. This was very cool!

  12. I thought you were joking about the red and green opposite thing until I, too, was named a green crayon.

    I miss crayons. That big 64 box with the sharpener in back, even though I'd always wind up breaking off a crayon in the sharpener, rendering it useless.

  13. Memes are wonderful when I can find nothing to post about.'s been raining here in PA pretty steady for 2 days now. Blergh!

  14. I can tell you without even taking the quiz that I'm Burnt Umber.

  15. I hoped to be orange since that is my favorite color. I turned out to be Yellow. Close enough I guess.

    We have giant garbage toters and it would take a big cat to knock one over.

    ChrisCD :O)

  16. Green is so you. I love greens and blues but I don't dress in them. I appreciate them in paintings and landscapes.

    I just took the test and expected to be indigo or magenta or something crazy like that, but no, I'm plain 'ol yellow. That's the vanilla of crayons, but I'm good with that. I always knew I was a genius (that's what the results tell me!). LOL

  17. I too am green. But that did come as a surprise. I have always liked GREEN!

  18. Diane, it seems that I have a lot of greens and yellows here!

    Ed, where are you getting your infomration--this would be a good study and I've not been reading much business lately.

    Pat & Michael, for guys, being called yellow does have some other meanings! Embrace the "intelligent" component.

    Bone, welcome to the Green room!

    Mistress, I know you're a red! (At least Murf isn't alone)

    Diesel, as a presidental candidate, you'll have to be all colors to all people

    Chris, thanks for stopping by

    Scarlet, you mean you're not a red?

    Gautami: Welcome to the club

    Murf: I bet a certain Suzie is a red! And Mistress of the Night is a red

  19. Debbie, will you be joining Murf in forming an alliance?

    Maggie, Tell you what, next time you decide to take the test, just ask me for the right answers!