Monthly Archives: August 2012

13. I’m not weak

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13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.

1. I’m not forward enough I am a shy person, tragically at times and this doesn’t really help me in the professional world. I used to get sick when I had to go to talk to people. Not anymore, I just hate it.

2. I procrastinate to much Really,I do. It’s bad. It’s like I’m still in school putting off homework with spider solitaire.

3. I can’t say no to work It ends up taking up my life and it’s not a good thing. I really need to take a break.

4. I have, at times, not to be reasonable There are times and certain topics that I won’t budge on. It’s not fun for anyone involved. And no I’m not going to give examples.

5. My mouth kind of throws up words at weird times I can be blunt, in public, at weird times. Sad day.

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12. What I do

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12. Describe a typical day in your current life.

I really live a simple life. I really do, I’m so predictable.

Anyway my alarm goes off and I hit snooze on my actual alarm clock and let my phone alarm just go. Then I usually get my teeth and hair brushed before 8 and get dressed before 8:30 (with Live with Kelly on) be at work tentatively at 8:32 ish and then do some routine work stuff and have dinner about 12. More routine work stuff. 5:00 close up blare the music while I figure out the till. I get to go home then and eat, knit, watch movies, sleep. Normal 24-year-old stuff.

That’s a typical business day. Like I said, I’m very routine, very predictable. I do my deposit the same way, I get the mail the same way. This week my co-worker/lady I hired had to change her day here from yesterday to today and it totally feels like a Monday.

11. I can’t Stand it….

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11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have. This could be a long post. These are in no particular order.

1. Push in your chairs! Really, I have no idea where this started. I really don’t remember my parents harping on it when us kids were growing up but pushing in your chairs is a huge thing for me. It looks neat, it’s polite and it takes you like, at most, 5 seconds to do it. Really push in your chairs. It drives me insane when you don’t.

2. Stating the overly obvious Do not come in my museum that has a large signs in the front and ask if you found the museum. Or don’t come in and ask if I’m open. Well, obviously. If I wasn’t, you wouldn’t get in the door. Stop being dumb people, really. Yes, weird tourist with the fanny pack, this means you. Use common sense and smart questions. If by chance I leave the door open on a whim ask how long I’m open, I’ll tell you. I’ll be honest and I’ll respect you more.

3. Use correct grammar Now, I’m guilty of not using commas and other punctuation in the right spot on this blog and other places (But this blog is for me not for anyone else). But “ain’t” isn’t a proper word. Please know the when to use don’t and doesn’t. I don’t care if you grew up in a small town and you don’t have much education. That isn’t an excuse!

4. Don’t act like you know it all If you know a lot or think you do, be humble about it. Don’t lord it over people because that is a sure way to make people, or me, hate you.

5. When you’re on country roads, don’t park in the middle of the road behind a hill. This is mainly for hunting season. This is the one thing tha I do remember my dad making very clear growing up. I grew up on a farm and I had to take country roads like every day. You don’t know what’s over that hill until after you get over it. There are no lines down the road showing sides, the road sometimes (or at least where I grew up) are wide enough for 2 vehicles. So when you park stupidly, I’m sorry I didn’t mean that. When you park so it’s hard to pass and where people can’t see you coming over a hill, you are potentially causing an accident. Park on the top of the hill to the side. Most pastures/fields have little entrances so you can pull in. Don’t do it where there’s a greater possibility of loose gravel.

6. Bangs I don’t mean all bangs. Just the bangs that choose to fall over your eyes preventing me from making eye contact with you during a conversation. There was a seventh grader when I was a senior that did that and she kept pushing them out of her eyes and I would get so mad at her because those bangs needed to be cut. I don’t care if it’s trendy, I can’t see by your eyes what you mean when you’re talking to me.

7. Awkward touching I am and have never been and never will be a toucher. I will resist hugs until I’m really comfortable with you. So when you put your hand on my shoulder to emphasize something or hold my hand while shaking it a little to long, you’re being creepy. That may be weird to some people but seriously I don’t know you, there should be no touching between us other than a short handshake.

8. Tie your shoes It looks sloppy if you don’t. This one I know stems from me learning to tie my shoes late, I think I was 8. but anyway, tie your shoes. It’s simple.

9. Use your blinkers Have you ever timed yourself on how long it takes you to turn your blinker on and off? I’m pretty sure it doesn’t take long. Now I choose not to use my blinkers when I’m on country roads and there is no one coming towards me or is behind me, not a big deal then. But when I’m in town or on the interstate or the 2-lane highway, I use my blinker. It’s safer that way. If there wasn’t a point to it, they wouldn’t teach it in drivers ed. Trust me, I remember learning it in drives ed like a decade ago.

10. Men in skinny jeans I have a male cousin that wears skinny jeans and it bugs me. Men in skinny jeans bug me. Personally if I had invented skinny jeans, I would ban them from being on men. Doesn’t it crowd your area? (that was tactful, I had a better line there) Wear pants that don’t conflict with your child making please.(unless you should be conflicted in child making which is a small portion of males that know what skinny jeans are.)

10. Embarrassing:(

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10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.

There’s a reason,actually 2 reasons, why I haven’t tackled number 10. One is that work has totally insane this week and two is that I can’t think of an embarrassing moment to share.

There have been moments in my life that I was like “Oh awkward” or that I’ve been embarrassed briefly at the moment but I have never had an “oh crap embarrassing moment. So I can’t share it, right? Sorry to be so boring today. Good news is that I’m a third of the way through the “experiment”. Good thing right? One day closer to going back and talking about literature.

9. The Most Influencial Goes to….

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9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

We’re going to keep God as a “no duh” on this list. Because if you know me that’s obvious. These are also in no particular order.

1. My Parents I go to them for pretty much everything: random medical questions, car trouble, what to do when your door at work is shattered, stuff like that.

2. Mary Lou The MOST influential person in my life outside of the family. Mary Lou was my Sunday School Teacher in junior and high school. She obviously taught me a lot about spirituality but another fact about Mary is that she has cancer. She is the strongest person I have ever seen when it comes to her cancer. If I had something earth shattering as that (which I hope never happens like that), I want to handle it like her. Her strength comes from her faith and I’m getting there but I still have a lot to learn from her.

3. Mrs. Meissner My music teacher from junior/high school. She taught me a lot musically and was a supporter. What I appreciate about her was that she was our teacher first but then was almost like a friend too. We had a HUGE, bad thing happen at school my junior year and we all were all pissed off about it. She sat us down during choir, while we were practicing for our musical, and made us talk about it. She did stuff like that made a big deal for me.

4. Voege Mrs. Voegle (Voege) She was my high school English teacher/ drama coach/ speech coach in high school. I’m not in high school any more so this isn’t sucking up. English was one of my favorite classes in school because a) I was good at it b) it was fun. She made class fun. She also listened to us as well. I remember sitting in the front seat with her going to speech meets my senior year and talking and getting advice. It was a good thing.

5. Matt and Vicki Brother and sister-in-law. I have always looked up to Matt and not because he’s always been taller than me. He took a lot of responsibility for both us girls growing up. When they had kids it was natural because he had helped raise me. (not that our parents needed his help) He made sure I didn’t cry, made sure I was happy growing up. Vicki just fit in the family and is totally another sister to me.

6. Marv and Monica brother-in-law and sister. Monica is more influential because I’ve known her longer. But they gave me a home for the first 3 months I was out of mom and dad’s house, which I appreciate. Monica watched me a lot when I was little, because there’s a 5 1/2 year difference, and we’re sisters and we have common hobbies.

7. karen lowered-case k for a reason. That’s how she does it. She was my first advisor in college. I remember sitting down in her office half way through my first semester and her explaining to me, pretty gently, that mass communications/journalism wasn’t for me. Something I was starting to realize but it was just hearing those words that set me in the right course.

8. Each of my roommates I’ve ever had by name: Amber, Jewel, Alyssa, Rachel, Cassie, Blake, Mary Jo, Megan and Courtney. I learned something from each of them. They each brought something out of me either good or bad.

9. Kristen One of the first people I met in college. She challenges me spiritually, gets a little crazy with me. Good sounding board.

10. Pastor Dave and Karalyn Youth pastor and wife from high school. They took time with each of us to speak into our lives. Yay. I hung out with them a lot back in the day.

If you couldn’t tell I was getting lazy at the end but yeah that’s my list! Surprise!

8. My Passions

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8. What are 5 passions you have?

1. God Without God, there would be no me or world. That takes a lot of passion and deserves a lot of passion, more than I could ever give.

2. Family/Friends I love my family and friends. If you read some of my other posts you would see how legit they are. It’s a true story. they really do keep me going.

3. Literature Again, have you read my blog? I read a lot and I wish I could read more. Still reading Devil Colony by James Rollins, still really good.

4. Knitting I do it a lot. I am working on a huge project right now and it’s almost done! YAY!

5. Finding the right one Again, it’s all over this blog. I’m meant to find someone, true story.

Lots of obvious today but still. It was on the list.

7. If I had a Hammer….Wait, No.

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7. What is your dream job, and why?

Easy: Professional Reader. True that. It would be the logical profession since I love to read and all that. Makes sense. I would work at a publishing place and that’s all I would do, all day. Just read. But then I think it would probably ruin me to reading for fun.

So, the real answer would be an assistant librarian with the job of shelving books all the time.

23 days left to go! I can do it!