Friday, June 4, 2010

Good News.

I can make pretty much anything in the microwave. I've beat the system.

Those Space-Saver Hangers really do work.

Bok Choy is tolerable when eaten with something cheesy.

There are actually a lot of feature films in the BYU library. More than are listed in the catalog.

Pool is open.

I currently average at 3 dates a week. This puts me above the norm , and assuming that the distribution of dates per week in females in my area lies at or around a normal distribution, and taking into account the information I've scientifically discovered during sleepovers, this should place me, for now, about 3 standard deviations from the mean on the "positive" side.

Groupon. Groupon is good news.

Actually, I've found a lot of sweet as blogs and links as of recent. This is also good news.

While still expensive, buying flowers from a warehouse is still less expensive than buying them from a florist.

I can save my scruffed shoes of almost any color, with the help of the ridiculously wide variety of nail polish colors.

Most cheap pizza has very little sauce on it. Double win. Pizza is cheap. Pizza has very little sauce.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

As promised.

"I'll never change! I'm like a chameleon!..................ALWAYS A LIZARD!"
-Tracey Morgan on 30 Rock

New and updated quick list of things I like to do.

Rock climb
Arrange Flowers ( new obsession-ikebana)
Read ( Since I'm not taking University courses right now I have created a booklist and series of assignments to keep me as stressed and information saturated as I am used to)
Scuba Dive
Jump Out of High Places
Ashtanga Yoga ( "the only medieval physical-fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a Grendel. "-
Antigravity Yoga ( See image above)
Teaching kids ( let's hope I still enjoy it and that the joy is not sucked out of my soul when I actually start the job.)
Sitting around talking with educated friends
Whitewater rafting
Going to the theater
Driving ( but not the golf kind. I should really get into that though.)
Prowling the links on my blogs
making new and interesting sandwiches ( me and sandwiches had a falling out around junior high, but we are attempting to reconcile)
The western art of clothing arrangement
Listen to music
Line dry my clothes, even though it makes my towels feel like a buffalo ( and there is a reason it's not called a fluffalo)

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Chart when filled out at Midnight.

Things that make me happy.

Overhearing two girls on campus talk about the merits of feminism on Women's Health.
Yoga practice, when the instructors come up and help you move deeper into your pose
My pregnant yoga instructor, and the one who always gives me a foot massage, and the one who massages us with essential oil during savasana
When engaging my bondas and focusing on my drishti actually helps me maintain my balance pose
the fact that my friends are interesting enough to entertain me for hours just with links on facebook
scarfs, and wearing them
whitewater rafting
rock climbing
flower arrangement
finishing a long book...finally
hosting a party of all my favorite people
social dancing
that big sigh after doing something gutsy
Anglican meetings
steamed milk
my new bluetooth headset
Just looking at the mountains around where I live
When one of my favorite songs comes on the radio ( so much more exciting than when it's on the mp3)
Documentaries and dramatizations of fights for social justice ( When good triumphs over EVIL! Bwaha!)
A select few movies
catching a wave
Finding something I've lost
Impromptu talks with friends
Asking my friends of other majors to explain aspects of their fields to me in order to answer pressing, yet unimportant, questions
Those rare moments when everything seems clear again.
ice cream

Things that make me sad.

When I have to return a book before finishing it
When people give talks on the omnipotence of prophets
When I lose stuff, like my keys ( I actually wear them on a necklace, situation improved)
When no one can find my Great Barrier Reef CD.
When people say and do stupid sexist things
When people say and do stupid racist things ( I feel like it's an exercise in redundancy to write both "stupid" and "sexist" or "racist" in the same sentence....I mean, no duh.)
When I let someone else down/ inconvenience them
When something reminds me of some mistake in the past and I grimace in public for no obvious reason
When I dumb down/neutralize/simplify my conversation on social and religious topics to please the guy I'm with at the moment
When I think I'm going to have to dumb down/neutralize/ simplify my conversation for the rest of my life or never marry. That's scary, and sucks.
When I don't have time to write on all three of my blogs.
Typos that make me look illiterate
When I get nervous and start to stutter
When nothing seems clear anymore
When the guilty go unpunished ( because that is when the innocent are punished)

At what point...

At what point is sacrificing my own best interest and feelings for the temporary comfort of others no longer suicidal?

I'm learning slowly, after years of conditioning to the contrary, that sometimes I'm going have to do what is good for me.

I'm going to have to firmly say no.

There will probably be yelling.

I've pretty much mastered the fine art of walking away and completely cutting myself off from things that I can't accept.

Now is the lesson on stepping up and saying "no."

Much harder, but not impossible.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Everything I need to know, I learned in Elementary School

So, an easy way to help children ( or adults) develop emotional intelligence is to give them a very simple chart.

Things that make me happy.

Things that make me sad.

(to fill out later.)


BLARGHGAHRABALARGIRARG! My life is in a constant state of LIMBO! When I go down to sign with the landlady she's all like "If I were you, I would hold out." She'd prefer someone who wants a longer contract, and someone who is possibly older, believing it to be a better fit for the neighborhood. Granted, the chick I'm buying from is only 26 and getting hitched and needs to sell her contract immediately....but I had to decline for the moment because the landlady urged.

Dear Universe: When I said "Ok, I'm gonna do this, and if it's not perfect please find a way to stop me.", and then I said "Ok, I said I'm gonna do this, even though it makes me nervous and there really isn't a way to back out....look, here I am getting into my car to drive down and sign the contract." is this what you were expecting would happen?

I'm NO QUITTER! I feel deep guilt every time I don't follow through with exactness, but this does take a load off my mind for the time being. Dangit. I'm starting to feel like an indecisive, unstable person....the very thing I hate! Poetic, Universe. You were always poetic.

Well, back to the drawing board and I'll see how this goes. I can hang around until August if I need to.

Ok Ok.....I'm going to play a game. I'm just going to trust you on this one. Kind of like bungee jumping. Also, please help Tina find someone to sell to, if it isn't me.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Interesting, no?