I suppose technically this would be a meme


While shopping for trains for a gift for my son (I think we’ve settled on this one – what do you think, isn’t it nice?), I was bored enough that I started wondering what nuggets http://www.tinyurl.com had hidden behind its random letters and whether or not this form of spelunking could teach me anything about myself.


So I decided to find out, using the incredibly scientific method of my ATM PIN number… just kidding. My initials and those of my immediate family members:



  • Me: http://www.tinyurl.com/kcl: Prentice Hall literature page. Somewhat appropriate, I was a total bookworm in high school and have recently picked that up again while on maternity leave.
  • My husband: http://www.tinyurl.com/del: An ADSL router. Incredibly appropriate for the total geek to whom I am married.
  • My toddler: http://www.tinyurl.com/jsl (updated link here): The purpose of the article is not immediately obvious given the title (“retardant sprays at station again”). Upon closer inspection, it’s about a failed fire suppressant system. My little boy adores fire trucks. This is giving me the shivers.
  • My five week old: http://www.tinyurl.com/ajl: Cool animations & other things. Great to distract a crying baby. Again, a perfect link.

And appropriately enough, my maiden name (http://www.tinyurl.com/kcs) resolves to a domain that no longer exists.


There you have it: the Tinyurl Personality Test (I like to call it the TPT).

Comments (3)

  1. astorrs says:

    Wow… I tried it with very similar results… creepy but fun. 🙂

  2. Matthew says:

    What a coincidence. I work on Exchange, read your blog, and have a 2 year old. I got her the same train! The mortgage on my house sure is worth the 20 minutes she has played with it!

  3. Amanda Murphy says:

    umm hmmm… my initials of aam didn’t exactly return a url to be proud of. 🙁 Good for a laugh though.