Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Want To Be a Cool Kid Too!

Everybody's doing it, so why no?

1. Do you like blue cheese? No, yucky!
2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? No
3. Do you own a gun? No, but I wouldn't mind owning very secure locked up hunting rifles
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? I get a strawberry/lime real fruit slushy-- not too sweet and not to tart
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointment? No usually, but that's probably because I've never been in for more than a sore throat, but I can imagine myself getting nervous for some of the doctor appointments I'll have to get in the not too distant future.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I wouldn't usually seek them out in everyday out, but nothing beats a footlong dog with everything a the ballpark.
7. Favorite Christmas Song? Silent Night (boring I know, but it's a classic) I also really like playing Angels we have heard on high
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Milk or OJ, although I'm not sure I can be trusted last time I poured myself a glass of OJ I ended up pouring the glass down my front.
9. Can you do push-ups? Yes, I used to be quite good at them (thank you Junior Miss) but I haven't really worried about it that much, sometimes the Nazi at my yoga class makes us do some
10. What is your favorite movie? Pride and Prejudice the A&E version, I know it's 6 hours long, but seriously, it's the best 6 hours of my life
11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? I'm really not a big jewlery wearer, I like a string of pearls with dresses though
12. Favorite hobby? For now Piano, it used to be a bigger part of my life, but in college it's become more of something I play around with when I have the time.
13. Do you work with people who idolize you? Yes, especially this kid I'm training his name's John-- some of you might know him rather well.
14. Do you have ADD? Does ADHD count?
15. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? I'm too judgemental and I expect too much of people.
16. What’s your middle name? ________
17. Name three thoughts at this moment: I really should re-read that logic chapter before class, can I get away without doing laundry today, and I really should eat something for Breakfast, ooops it's already 11.
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: a pencil, strawbery shortcake ice cream bars, and I paid to print off an assignment
19. Current worry right now? What am I going to do with my life, January 1st?
21. Current hate right now? fake people
22. Favorite place to be? Anywhere I can snuggle up in my favorite blanket.
23. How did you bring in the New Year? At a party at the John's house in Blackfoot
24. Where would you like to go? Kyrgyzstan
25. Name three people who will complete this? Rachel, Mary, and Rissa did
26. Whose answer do you want to read the most? D. All of the above
27. What color shirt are you wearing? A grey BYU Sweatshirt that was my dad's
28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Never tried it, but I'm guessing not, too slippery. I really like the t-shirt material ones.
29. Can you whistle? No
30. Favorite color? Ocean Blue
31. Would you be a pirate? Yes! ....yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.
32. What songs do you sing in the shower? Shedaisy or Dixie Chicks
33. Favorite girl’s name? Elizabeth
34. Favorite boy’s name? Conrad
35. What’s in your pocket right now? I don't have any pockets right now
36. Last thing that made you laugh? Getting lost in Logan with John and Rissa
37. Best bed sheets as a child? No idea, I know there were roses at some point.
38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? I've never broken anything, or sprained anything, so I think it's a tie between scraping off half my face on a diving board and getting stabbed in the back while swinging in a tree in wales.
39. What is your favorite snack? Air blown popcorn with nothing on it
40. Who is your loudest friend? Weston
42. How many dogs do you have? No thank you.
43. Does someone have a crush on you? I sure hope so
45. What is your favorite book? Pride and Prejudice, I've only read it like 9 times and keep it on my itunes to listen to whenever.
46. What is your favorite candy? I really like salt water taffy, but when it comes to candy, I'm really not that picky
47. What is your favorite sports team? BYU Cougars!!!! 8th in the nation!!!
48. What song do you want played at your funeral? If You Could Hie to Kolob
49. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Just getting home from a fun filled evening with my family
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? Honestly.... what time is it (in Kyrgyzstan)?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Always Good For A Laugh

I have long been of the opinion that I get teased more than anyone else I know. And for years time I thought it was because no one liked me. However a few years ago I realised that it's pretty much just because I provide comic relif and because I have a very teasable personality. There are a few things that go into having a teasable personality, some of which it might be better if I changed, but most of the things, I rather like about myself.

First off, to be teasable you have be a confident person. Most people, most nice people that is, don't want to pick on people when they tease them. They're not going to pick on the shy quite one, they're going to pick on the extroverted, self-assured one, because they're not likely to break down and cry.

Next a teasable person must be very trusting. Some might call this characteristic gullible, but I beg to differ. I tend to believe the things that people say to me, and I don't think that that's generally a bad thing. If my boss tells me that a member of our crew, that I don't know, swears like a sailor I'm naturally going to worry about who they interact with in the media. Now don't get me wrong, I can be skeptical too, but in general I like to believe that people aren't going to lie to me I think that's a good thing.

A teasable person must give off great reactions. This one I might want to change, but most of the time it's just in fun so I don't know yet. Ever since I was little, my mom told me that if I would just stop reacting to it, then John would stop teasing me. But I just can't do it, I really really can't, I've tried, believe me I've tried. But if someone is teasing me about a boy I like or some embarrassing thing that I said, I'm going to blush, if you tease me about what I'm wearing I'm going to be self conscious, and if you tease me about being a democrat you're probably biting off more than you can chew.

Finally, I think to be teasable, you can't wear your real emotions on your sleeve. I come from a pretty political family, not in that we're all politicians, but we are very good about putting on a happy face for the outside world. I don't know about most people, but even with the most friendly teasing, I have to double check and make sure the person isn't serious, that they don't hate me, and that they aren't trying to hurt my feelings. I don't think they ever mean to hurt my feelings, but sometimes there's just enough truth to what they say to make me keenly aware of my many imperfections. But like a good politician, I can usually put on a happy face, and smile for the cameras.