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).