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Study Saturday: Prime Time Wisdom

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Study Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/03/2015 at 08:00

Advice / Anecdotes (like the Alliteration?) from Fall TV

Home Reno

Grey’s Anatomy revolves around Dr. Meredith Grey (center), here with her ½-sister from her late mom, Dr. Ellis Grey’s side, Dr. Margaret Pierce, a.k.a. “Maggie” (to her right/viewer’s left) & sister-in-law from her late husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. “McDreamy‘s” side, Dr. Amelia Shepherd (to her left/viewer’s right) after they demolished a wall ~ as my doc friendturned published author says, we “build out of bricks,” so here these 3 are, starting over from scratch. #HomeReno #DISPObustAFlow Rando Info: Doesn’t the actress who plays Maggie look like the Special K commercial chick in lumberjack (red and black) plaid on a bus? | Courtesy ABC

Grey’s Anatomy on Leadership

Be worthy of being believed in, of being looked up to.

Dr. Edwards to “the other” Dr. Shepherd* (Feb. 26, 2015)

You have to lead.

~ Dr. Harmon to “the other” Dr. Shepherd* (Feb. 26, 2015)

Being a leader isn’t about whether they’ll listen to you, it’s whether they believe in you.

former Chief Dr. Richard Webber to new Chief Dr. Miranda Bailey (Oct. 1, 2015)

I call this GA 360 because this is relevant to followers and leaders alike:

  • Mentors, in the resident’s case of following the attendings
  • Speakers, in my college public speaking students‘ case
  • Leaders, as I’ve studied for my Doctor of Philosophy

Confidence

“There’s a scientific study that shows that if you stand in superhero pose for just five minutes before a job interview or a big presentation or a really hard task, you will not only feel confident, but you will perform measurably better.

~ *Dr. Amelia Shepherd to Dr. Edwards on Grey’s (March 5, 2015)

From Big Bang Theory {next three examples}

Dr. Leonard: “I’m a little nervous” (about approaching George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch).

Dr. Sheldon Cooper: “Get over it. Confidence is key in these situations.”

Empathy

It’s an evolutionary advantage to be included in things.” [as I teach about affection being a basic interpersonal/social need]

Dr. Amy [played by real-life Ph.D. and the Blossom star from 2½ decades ago] about feeling left out to empathize with bf Sheldon

Alliteration and Assonance

You are the King Kong of Ping Pong. You are the Menace of Table Tennis … You said you played Badminton? More like Sadminton!

Dr. Howard to Dr. Raj

Progress

You know why you’re acting this way? You’re so close! I’ve been there … When you’re about to make a breakthrough. Keep going. Don’t stop.

Dr. Derek Shepherd to Dr. Caliet (wannabe mistress) on GA (March 26, 2015)

^– I most certainly must heed this as I approach my finish line! –^ 

Side chart note: Without McDreamy and McSteamy in the mix at Seattle Grace (now Grey-Sloan ~ bad-to-the-bone), it’s “Attending Poser” / *NEW* *HOT* Intern who I’ll chase [not really — just making time to rhyme as always all days]! #DISPObustAFlow 

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Study Saturday: Conscientiousness

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Study Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/26/2015 at 08:00

During this week’s conference call with my dissertation chair, she called me

conscientious.

I not only accepted this ~ to ♥heart♥ and absolutely at face value ~ as the best compliment from her (when we were discussing the running and re-running of my statistics for my research results) but also am ensuring that I live up to this standard.

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker †prayer† that contains the word conscientiously from my Doctor of Philosophy friend who I idolize

When my cohort members and I were admitted into our doctoral programconscientiousness* happened to be one of the personality traits for which we tested and that we studied in our leadership theories literature. It comes from the (1b) Big Five psychometric assessment that uses the “OCEAN” acronym:

  • Openness (or Originality)
  • *Conscientiousness (or Consolidation)
  • Extroverion ~ I’ve also consistently tested high for this in the (2) Myers-Briggs (as an ENFJ for Extraversion • Intuition • Feeling • Judging) both when I took it as a psych minor for my undergrad and again in doc school
  • Agreeableness (or Accommodation)
  • Neuroticism (or Emotional Instability) ~ the reverse of this attribute as leaders and doc students is ideal to deal

According to the (1a) instrument provided by my doctoral degree program, someone who is conscientious is “achievement”-oriented and “self-disciplined” ~ so this implies that conscientiousness involves intentions (definitely something for which I strive).

Currently, my conscientiousness has stuck with me through school ~ as both a scholar and an educator!

Grey's Cat

Throwback: Some timing that Grey’s Anatomy premiered its 12th season this week ~ I actually reported on it during my 1st year of doc coursework (my Grad Cat is the #PhotoBomb #BombDotCom shortly before baby sis Stat Cat‘s birth Annie-versary) ~ this is an example of a presentation aid that I just covered with my speech students

This past week, I taught my students about literary terms, so I tied them into ♪music♫ and pop culture:

Asyndeton in ♫George Strait‘s ♪The Chair♪

Irony in ♫Alanis Morissette‘s ♪Ironic♪

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Jeremy Lin‘s How to Fit in the NBA

Personification plus Alliteration and Assonance in Funny Face that featured Audrey Hepburn!

If it (Quality magazine) won’t speak to me, it won’t speak to them.

~ Ms. Prescott, Editor-in-Chief

D for

  • Down * Dreary * Dull * Depressing * Dismal andDeadly

Banish the Black Burn the Blue * Bury the Beige

  • Think pink * Red is dead * Blue is through * Green‘s obscene * Brown’s too boo

Now I know that my advisor wasn’t trying to flatter me, but her acknowledgment meant encouragement … of the ♥heart.

I challenge you fellow servants and leaders to consider which personality traits that you have in order to enhance your strengths and improve from your weaknesses!

Site Sources

  1. Big Five/OCEANhttp://ipip.ori.org/ and http://oaks.nvg.org/big-five.html
  2. Myers-Briggshttp://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/

Another Reference (when I minored in psychology)

Oldham, J. M., & Morris, L. B. (1995). The new personality self-portrait: Why you think, work, love, and act the way you do. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Addendum

After I helped lead my †Church† in prayer at Vigil Mass, Fr. Bob, our Pastor, greeted me as “Soon-to-be Dr. Dispo” ~ to which I replied, “GOD-willing,” and “to glorify GOD.”

Happy Belated Birthday to our Fr. Kumar, our Parochial Vicar!

Workout Wednesday: VA is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 09/09/2015 at 16:00

Viral Vital Active Apparel!

Exercise experts’ whose limited editions that I follow:

BeYOUtiful

Winning wear from Blogilates! How oGorgeous is this? #BeYOUtiful

Woman Crush Wednesday *Bonus* Move to +Add+ to the Mix:

Calf Raises for Legs like Lifetime‘s Devious Maids‘ Dania Ramírez (20 reps each set as follows ~ feet shoulder width apart):

  • Toes facing forward
  • Toes facing inward
  • Toes facing outward

Stand on tippy-toes to raise calves, then release on balls of feet

You can do these while watching Season 3 (which aired its finale 2 weeks ago) episodes!

For upper bod and core, take it down to the floor to score more!

Sunday Fun Day: B is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Fitness Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Mixer Monday, Motivational Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sunday Fun Day, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/26/2015 at 08:00

As applies to yours truly:

BrainsBrawn / Buff Bod / Beast + BeautyBadace♠!

Add this comic relief to the mix:

So, B also is for Beer!

Above, this “expert” brings up valid points!

Workout while getting dolled up!

  • Lunges & squats while blowdrying my hair {1 set = 1 stance}
  • Curls: hold dumbbell and work bicep toward you with one hand, hold curling iron and style hair with the other! {1 set = 1 strand}
  • Extensions: hold dumbbell and work tricep behind your head with one hand, hold mascara wand and extend lashes with the other!
  • Abs: lay on mat/soft surface and lift legs with core and lower back while keeping arms at your side to dry your nails!

No brainer, am I right?

Moving Makeup

Makeup moves WON’T work in a car if you must hold up your phone/mirror/compact with your other hand {as a passenger ~ NOT while you’re behind the wheel}

Seriously, though, you may not want to try this at home unless you’re extremely coordinated and can master multi-tasking!

We workers and scholars all can witness our fitness at our desks ~ which I’ve had my students do during long class breaks:

  • Neck rolls clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • Shoulder rolls forward and backward
  • Arm circles forward and backward
  • Leg extensions (quads) while seated
  • Leg curls (hams) while standing
  • Stretches ~ to ease ergonomic tension
  • Jumping Jacks ~ for ♥cardio♥ to bring the blood flow to the brain

#DISPObustAFlow

SPI

S is for … ☼Sunday☼ Sippy Selfie Somewhat Throwback: South Padre Island for my homecoming en el Valle! ¡Salud!

So, I suggest the second series during study sessions and when you tune into your TV!

#NOexcuses + #NOcouchPotatos = #NOflabTaters

Paleta

S is for … Sippy Selfie ☼Summertime☼ Sappiness Somewhat Throwback Thursday: Mango Paleta at Zoo on Field Trip with my ☼Summer☼ Speech *Superstar* Students!

For me, my peak-of-summer☼ primetime shows (new episodes all air at 8PM Central time) ~ during which I can do these sets of moves ~ include

  • Sunday: Beach Flip (HGTV)
  • Monday: Devious Maids (Lifetime)
  • Wednesday: Property BrothersBrother vs. BrotherBuying + $elling (HGTV)
  • Thursday: Mistresses (ABC)

Movie Monday: Vacay Vids

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 07/13/2015 at 19:36

On my way to SA yesterday 🚘

I entertained myself by playing movies from my iPhone 6+ 📱

Wong Fu‘s Everything Before Us 🏰

WF's Everything Before Us

From Wong Fu Production‘s Everything Before Us: Inspiration behind one of my grad photo poses 🌲🌊⛵️

& also from my iTunes saved to my 6 📲

Followed by Fast & Furious 6 🚗

Fast 6

Action on the road as I’m on the road! That’s how I roll … & rock! 🏁🎤

#WongFuOnVimeo ◀️ #DISPObustAFlow 🎤 #WhileImOnARoll 🚙

¡Bien viaje! 👌🏽

Movie Monday: Summer Season 3

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 06/22/2015 at 08:00

This month, two of my prime time shows have entered Season 3!

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IMG_1871

Now I have my Monday* and Thursday** evenings booked (to briefly break from my doctoral data and grading) to catch my guilty pleasures! My mom and I actually have one in common: Mistresses ~ and we both miss Alyssa Milano

who appears in one of my Top lists!

Study Saturday: Stats Comic Relief

In Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Study Saturday, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman on 06/20/2015 at 00:50

As I’ve been entering my data this week …

This Friends scene crossed my mind:

For those of you who’ve crunched numbers, you may understand why!

I have the entire Friends series on DVD, and it still never gets old. 🙂

Happy ☼Father’s Day☼ mañana =D

Wong Fu Wednesday: Everything Before Us

In Community, Public Interest, Relationships, What's Hot, Wong Fu Wednesday on 06/03/2015 at 23:30

Today is THE DAY!

Wong Fu Productions officially has released its first full-fledged feature film, Everything Before Us!!!

Watch this world with DEI (Department of Emotional Integrity)

This cool crew of artistic Asian dudes (starting with Phil Wang, Wes Chan and Ted Fu) and babes have created a slew of shorts, skits and vlogs that millions of faithful viewers, including yours truly, have enjoyed ~ especially for me, the ones about exercise:

DISCLAIMER: These are bound to crack you up!

In everything before their movie, they’ve established emotional connections, especially comic relief, and even some serious stuff…

They’ve featured some of my fave music and on-screen peeps, including Jen from Head to Toe and even the guy who plays the dad (Randall Park) on Asian sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, as well as have cast diverse ~ consisting off, but not exclusively Asian ~ actors, like the gentleman from a Super Bowl XLIX commercial. Therefore, some folks can give credit to Wong Fu for their big breaks!

Here Wong Fu addresses about their new flick’s FAQs:

I was happy to check out their live chat:

… And just stay in the loop as they gave us the scoop from the very beginning of making-the-movie:

Flick Friday: F is for … 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/01/2015 at 12:00

Fast & Furious 🏁 * Full Force 💥 * Family 👪 * Friendship 🌈

The sky is the limit in Furious 7 as the gang take on sworn enemy Shaw ~ living by their mantra: 💭
 
Ride or Die 👊
  
As Turetto would say:
 

I have a group of racers, NOT killers. 🔫

    

  

Super Car Pre-Race🚗 Paraphrase🌇 [not exact lines]
  • Brian (the late, great Paul Walker): $3.4 million, goes 0-60 in less than 3 seconds, & there are only 7 in the world. 🌏
  • Dom (Vin Diesel): You can’t lock up a beast. 🐯 

  

Leadership Lessons [since I study and teach it]

Roman (Tyrese Gibson) is NOT an effective leader because 

  • insists on making decisions ~ authoritative 
  • claims to delegate ~ laissez faire = lazy 
  • stays on aircraft✈️ while the rest of his crew go airborne🚀 ~ lack of setting an example 

  

  

Speaking of leadership, the opening feature that Edwin and I watched at the Drive-In before our main event also showed lessons:

 

   Home 🏡 

 

This animation actually starred the vocals of actors Jon Parsons (Sheldon Cooper from CBS’ Big Bang Theory) and Steve Martin, plus singer-actresses Rihanna and J-Lo! 🗼 

Without revealing too much {I wouldn’t want to spoil it for the kiddos}, a seemingly-unlikely character eventually becomes an emerged leader whom his purple peers look up to over their appointed leader after showing them how valuable friendship (pink) and happiness (orange) can be! Plus, who doesn’t like to dance? 💃
  • 📒Ford-Brown, L. (2014). DK Guide to Public Speaking. Professional Speaking in Groups (pp. 444-458). Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Side note: Although F7 already has been out on the 🎬big screen🎥 for almost four solid weeks, this has been my first time to fit it into my schedule. Definitely. Worth. The. Wait. 🎦

Una más: Both of these aforementioned films featured exotic babes with curly ringlets: Home starred a native of Barbados who was a 😻cat🐈 mama (Happy Early Mother’s Day💐 to us as well), and Furious 7 had a hot hacker with a sizzling accent! Underlying theme of the night! 🌠🌙🌌

Movie Monday: The Best Man Holiday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/02/2015 at 16:30

The 🎅holidays🎄 may be over, but The Best Man †Holiday† is the perfect 🎬movie🎥 for any season and reason!

Best Man Holiday

The Best Man †Holiday† on Blu-Ray: purrfect on snow day!

Last weekend, our latest ❄️snow⛄️ series out of a countless many, I popped the 💽DVD📀 in because

Yet this is by far one of my fave flicks for