Friday, September 28

And Here are 31 (More) Flavors of Kelly

  1. I can watch reruns of Friends, Will & Grace, The Office and Arrested Development over and over and laugh at jokes I've laughed at hundred times.
  2. I’d rather be stranded on a desert island than have to leave someone stranded. Though few times I’ve helped someone on the side of the street who are having apparent car trouble.
  3. I don’t laugh when I watch Seinfeld.
  4. If I don’t feel like I know what I’m doing, I have a hard time getting motivated to do it. Now that I write that, it seems pretty normal.
  5. I can also eat baked potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. I have spent over $6,000 on fixing my car in the last 2 years and I only paid $9,000 for it 6 years ago. Does that make it a $15,000 car?
  7. I love being social but feel I have few friends.
  8. I love going to the beach but hate going into the ocean.
  9. I love skiing and sledding and watching the snow fall but generally dislike being in the snow.
  10. I want to visit Colorado, Oregon, and Washington so I can say why I want to live there when I’m older.
  11. I often turn on the TV not to watch it but just to avoid feeling completely alone.
  12. I have many strong beliefs but love to talk to and learn about people who don’t share similar beliefs.
  13. I believe that God is very aware of his children, loves them dearly, and still allows miracles to happen.
  14. My very first crush was on Disney’s Robin Hood--the cartoon fox.
  15. I feel I look my best in collared shirts.
  16. I love anything banana or apple flavored or scented.
  17. Reading self-help books makes me feel normal.
  18. I have never had a job longer than a year.
  19. I love colors.
  20. I have never seen the original Star Wars movies.
  21. Occasionally, when I’m in awkward physical positions (laying down, upside-down, etc.) or when it’s funny enough, I’ll snort when I laugh.
  22. I want to name my first daughter Olivia and I’ve wanted this way before Olivia was ever a popular girl’s name.
  23. I used to get called Freckle Face and Olive Oyl (when they found out my middle name) in elementary school.
  24. I have eaten cow stomach, horse tongue, rabbit, duck, and lamb and understand why people are vegetarians.
  25. I used to wear jewelry all the time but ever since my mission, I have a really hard time wearing anything but earrings.
  26. I still remember the first time (and I think the last time) I stole something. It was a Funshine Care Bear magnet from the grocery store when I was 4.
  27. I am fond of strong smells… even the notoriously bad ones like the cattle ranch, farts, geysers, gasoline, etc.
  28. My favorite scent is the smell of wet cement. I used to lie by the pool and lick the cement so I could just lay stomach-down smelling it.
  29. I am often in the best mood when I’m out eating with my husband.
  30. I am fascinated by and love all my brothers but wish I knew them better.
  31. I find experience inspiring and can often learn something from anything.

Thursday, September 20

The List About Me

My friend Erin inspired me to write a list about myself. So here's the starting 25... I'm up to 67 and it grows everyday!

  1. I adopt people’s pet peeves. When someone tells me “I hate it when…” I make sure I don’t do, say, or become something they hate. This has led me to unwrinkle bent and folded corner pages of books, to not text someone I can call, and always make sure the toilet paper end is left hanging over the top of the roll.
  2. I dislike it when people stop to make a right turn and feel they must wait for the light to turn green to go.
  3. I don't like stoplights without protected green arrows (which means I dislike most of Utah’s traffic lights). I mean you wait so long for the light to turn green and then when it finally does, you have to wait again and it’s unsure of whether or not you’ll even be able to go!
  4. I dislike the social pressure I feel when at a crosswalk on a street with absolutely NO cars, to wait with the rest of the people until the “Walk” sign flashes instead of going like I normally would in that situation on a “Don’t Walk” signal.
  5. I love driving. But not down 400 South.
  6. I don't like getting maps off the internet to try and navigate myself through Utah. How can Mapquest navigate you all the way across the country but has a hard time giving good enough directions to get you around a Utah neighborhood?
  7. I could eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and have)!
  8. I don’t feel guilty about eating a whole Ben & Jerry’s pint of ice cream if it’s the low-fat frozen yogurt kind (even if it only lighter by like 2 grams of fat).
  9. I love changing my hair style.
  10. I can’t stand going more than a day without washing my hair.
  11. I love volunteering (and often volunteer my husband and my mom, too!).
  12. Most times I have to sleep on my right side.
  13. I LOVE buying kettle corn at carnivals and nachos at ballgames.
  14. I keep a running list of things I want to do as a parent, wife, friend, etc.
  15. I collect quotes.
  16. I feel I am a different person around my family and they either see me as I really am or they don’t see me how I see myself. Either way, I feel the impression I give off is a negative one. And either way, I need to change.
  17. I feel the need to change often.
  18. I fall asleep during almost any movie I lay (or is it lie?) down to watch after 10.
  19. But I could stay awake forever watching the stars.
  20. I can’t stand when one nail breaks off and now my nails are uneven so I break or chew them all off to be the same length.
  21. I don't like fakeness. I don’t deal well with people who say one thing or act one way but really feel like saying or doing another.
  22. I don’t enjoy watching drama series on TV where if you didn’t watch episode 1, season 1, there’s no way you will be able to jump in and understand what’s going on now.
  23. And even if I did watch episode 1, I still don’t think I’d enjoy watching television drama series.
  24. Though I LOVE gameshows and reality TV shows (except for all the sick and twisted pornographic ones).
  25. This would narrow it down to the fact that I love The Amazing Race, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Biggest Loser.