Tuesday, March 12, 2013

No title.

Sometimes I get tired of thinking of titles.  So I'm not going to write one today.  I don't feel like it.

Um, so I was just reading my last entry with the Harry Potter spiel...I must have been in a bad mood or something when I wrote that because that was not funny.  It sounded like I can't sleep at night or something because of people who don't like Harry Potter.  Just to clarify: I don't really care that much about whether other people like Harry Potter or not.


I have a lot of things I've been wanting to write about.  1) the week in pics, Snapchat edition, 2) a list of qualities I do and don't want in a guy, and 3) the movie, "Facing the Giants."

Let's start with "Facing the Giants."  It's a fantastic church movie.  It's wonderful to watch on Sunday and has a great message, even though the acting is lacking.  (Isn't that the way it is with all church movies?)  My grandpa and I watched it together this past Sunday.  It was a little embarrassing because I was totally crying throughout the movie and my grandpa would occasionally look over and I was a mess trying to wipe away tears really fast and...

I love this scene because it is the perfect illustration of how our life's trials are.  We know it's hard in the beginning, and we press forward.  But then we hit that snapping point and --dang--we want to quit so badly!  That's exactly when it counts!  All along our coach--God--is encouraging us and telling us that He wants our all.  In the end, we realize we were pushed harder and further than we believed we could go, because God was with us the whole way.

I also like this clip starting at 5:02 to about 8 minutes.  This is where the coach gets a new car, paid for and given anonymously by one of his football players.  I can relate with his overwhelming emotion.  This same thing happened to me when I was 18. I woke up on my birthday to find a car sitting outside my house, given to me anonymously.  It was so amazing, and I know it was the Lord's hand in my life.  I've promised myself that if anyone were ever in need of a ride, I would always try to be available to give it.  I've tried to remember the things I've been given aren't mine.  They're just in my stewardship.

Let's see, what else...

I was sick yesterday and have only had saltines and coke since Sunday night.  I am convinced of healing powers in Route 44 Sonic Cokes.  Today I'm feeling better, but I'm still taking it easy.  Man, in the moments right before you throw up it feels like a freak demon from some unknown underworld wants either in or out of you and you can't tell which.  I also feel like I'm ready to confess all of my sins and I'm willing to do ANYTHING to make it stop.  Afterwards I feel like I've died and gone to heaven.  When I'm finally better and showered I feel like announcing to the world that I'm back from the dead.  Just a little commentary on my sickness for y'all.

I'm intoxicated by the thought of spring and summer right around the corner.  So so beautiful.

My date on Saturday: awesome.  I LOVE skiing.  It was my second time skiing.  (The first time I went was on a orchestra trip which ended with my friend breaking her femur--not good.)  So this time was great.  A couple of things:

  • Skiing is NOT cheap.  I knew that going into it, but I didn't know it was THAT much!  Dang!  I'm really glad it was a date so he paid!
  • Since skiing is more on the expensive side, I'm more and more inspired to a) make a lot of bank in my life, b) marry someone who makes bank, and c) save my money and not spend it on stupid stuff so I can go DO fun things instead of have a bunch of crap stuff.
  • I thought I was in decent shape, but NOOOOO.  I'm not.  Whenever I would fall (which was very frequently), I could barely get up!  And I was all like, "okay, do I not have ANY muscles ANYWHERE in my body?"  (haha.)  I kept on completely taking off my skis, which probably annoyed my date towards the end, but whatever.  There are deep muscles in my butt (that I would say I never knew I had, but since I took anatomy, I did know about them) that are sore and my left deltoid feels like it got punched.  Very hard.  I also have two gnarly bruises on my legs that I would post pictures of, but I don't want you to see my fatty calf.  Okayyyyy....
  • I'm not going to comment on the actual date part since this is a public blog connected to my Facebook.  Schawwy :/
 Here is a list of things I do and don't want in a guy.  This is a "living" table, meaning it's subject to change at any time.  I'm not going to do the Week in Pics this time.  That will be saved for another time.  Leave any comments you have about my table :D

Traits that I NEED in my boy
Attractive perks
Dealbreakers/not attractive
Hardcore religious—loves God with all his heart
Being attractive, obviously.  Nice face, in shape
Takes the Lord’s name in vain
Worthy priesthood holder
Knowing Spanish
Backseat driver. So annoying.
Driven and motivated to work hard
Being musical in some way—singing, violin, piano are most ideal
Jokes about inappropriate stuff
Family guy, good relationship with his parents
Likes to read, cuddle, dance, play golf, cook
Comes onto me too fast.  This one is huge.  I need my space.
Always ready to serve others, puts others above himself
Knows and likes to listen to music
Scrapbooks and other feminine traits
Funny—needs to be able to make me laugh
Being mechanical, a good fixer-upper.  That’s hot.
Annoying fake laugh
Outgoing, mixes things up

Asking me to do favors for him that he could do for himself, like fixing his watch
Needs to have served a mission (unless he’s a really strong convert)

Forgets that I’m there on the date
Organized, on time (I know that sounds more like a job interview, but I hate it when guys are late)

Doesn’t ask me about myself, only talks about himself
Wants to be a better person and inspires me to be better

Talks about his financial situation
Good with children

Takes me for granted
Good with his money

Talks bad about other people
Will take care of me, puts me first—not a momma’s boy in the negative way

Is not into pornography



  1. i watched facing giants on sunday too!! love that movie!!

  2. Love the table! But I have just a few more suggestions (these are just suggestions, you don't have to use them if you don't feel so inclined!):

    Attractive Perks - muscular arms; a 100 watt smile; fashionable, but not gay; good kisser, but also is easy to talk to

    Dealbreakers/not attractive - doesn't like Harry Potter

    All my love,