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Friday, November 30, 2012

Question #32

Q: Do I enjoy my everyday life? What's it like?

A: Yes, I enjoy my everyday life. I think I make the best out of life. I keep busy, I continue to learn new things, learn new talents and skills, I'm responsible, I am social and fun and I create a lot of fun activities for myself and others around me. I am the fun one that creates groups to dress up as Mario characters and race go carts, I have fort week, I dress up any excuse I get. I have the peter pan syndrome... which means I never want to go grow up, I just want to have fun and enjoy life. I am always traveling to new places to experience new things and meeting new people. I try to make the best out of situations and learn what I need to learn from what life throws at me. Bad situations or awkward ones... I try to turn into a funny story to tell. If you can't laugh at life... it would be a lot harder I think. So yes, I enjoy life.

As much as I love to have fun and travel the world and do fun activities... my everyday life is not ALWAYS exciting. But I keep busy. I have always been this way. I work full time. I have my calling, FHE, Institute, and plans with people that I constantly have. I like being busy. I would rather be busy than bored. A year ago I was also volunteering as a tutor for under privaledged kids. I did that once a week for a year and a half... and now I am trying to find another way that I can serve in the community.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Question #31

Q: Tell your favorite joke, or about something that makes you laugh.

A: I'm not one that tells a lot of jokes. If someone asks me to tell a joke I say... "I have a good one. It's a knock knock joke. You start it."

Then they say "knock knock"
and I say "Who's there"
and then they just sit there really confused. Actually everyone's reaction to it is pretty different which is what makes it so funny. That's all I got.

Something that makes me laugh though. Well... that is a different story. I love to laugh so hard that I cry. It is one of the best feelings. One story that makes me laugh this hard almost everytime I tell it, or talk about it or even think about it has to do with my good friend Monica. Boy did that girl have a sense of humor. One weekend we ran away into the mountains to go camping and we didn't tell anyone. When we came back from our camping trip, we had found a little snake and brought it back with us and Monica kept it as a pet (which her roommates were thrilled about). Another time we were thinking of ways to get people back that bothered us or had done something mean to us and Monica invented Tuna Bombs. What is a tuna bomb you ask? Well... you get a balloon, and fill it with tuna, and water and a little bit of syrup for good measure and you tie them up and you let them sit somewhere... for days. Then they really start to smell. Then when you are ready... you throw them at someone's door or whatever so that it smells really bad. I tell these two stories because they have to do with the story that I'm going to tell that is so funny. Well... for FHE in our ward at the Riviera, we had a white elephant gift exchange for Christmas. Monica forgot to go out and buy a gift... so she put the tuna bombs in a box and wrapped it up and then she put the snake in a box and wrapped it up. When it came time for the gift exchange... this really funny guy in our group got her gift. He opened up the first one and it was the snake. I wish you could have been there for the look on his face when he opened the box. All he could say was that he hated snakes and Monica took him back. Then he opened up the next box and people asked what it was.... he said he had no idea but it smelled really bad. Monica and I just laughed and laughed. Needless to say, Monica ended up taking both of her gifts home with her which I think she was secretly happy about. HA HA HA. Oh man. Maybe it is just me, but I find that hilarious!

Question #30

Q: What is the weirdest dream I've ever had?

A: That is hard to answer because I feel like I have had a lot of weird dreams. One of them I was in an animated nintendo game... and I actually got shot in the game and in my dream and then it said "Game Over" before I woke up. Weird.

In another dream, I went out to the wilderness and it had a very Lord of the Rings feel to it.

One of the dreams that really stands out to me as being super weird... is when I dremt that I went swimming, but then all of the sudden I could breath under water and I was talking to fish and I went with dolphins to the movies (under the sea movie theater I guess) and we went out to ice cream after.

Is there something wrong with me? Ha ha. Obviously many of my dreams have to do with what I have been watching a lot of.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Question #29

Q: Have I ever stood up for what I believe, even when it was very hard? Tell about it?

A: Growing up in Santa Barbara, where you are a minority being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I stood up for what I believed in all the time. It wasn't super hard for me, but it also wasn't easy. I said no to drugs, drinking and smoking all of the time. I think what was even harder for me to say no to though was rated R movies when I would be at a friends house. One time at a sleep over I just hung out in a different room while everyone else watched. Or one time we had a discussion in English class in high school about swearing and if you thought it was bad. It was pretty much me against the class... but I still said what I thought, because it was the right thing to do. I also had a girl follow me, yelling at me after class because I spoke up in class saying I thought abortion was wrong.

Although living in Utah now.... being surrounded by other LDS people, I don't run into these situations as often, but even in the same faith... I find that I still need to stand up for what I believe in. Especially with same sex marriage. Even within the church it is very divided even though our values and beliefs have not changed. I think that is something we will all have to continue to do our whole lives. Fight for the right. Choose the right. It is a good thing they teach us at such a young age. I felt very prepared when I started being faced with it.

Question #28

Q: How is your sense of humor? Do you like to tell funny stories? Do you like to play practical jokes? Have you ever had one played on you?

A: I think that I have a great sense of humor. I also love to be around people that have a great sense of humor. I love to laugh. I sometimes wish I was funnier than I am... but I think I am pretty funny. I like to make awkward or bad situations into funny stories and tell them on my blog. People usually get a big kick out of it.

Do I play practical jokes? Sometimes... espcially on April Fools Day. I have played many practical jokes... like I tied someone's door shut so they couldn't get out. I have put jello in someone's bathtub, I have done secret love notes to people, I have put candy bars in people's toilets to look like poop. I put snow on someone's door and it froze over night.... so when they opened the door, it looked like an ice wall that they didn't know how thick it was. Oh and lots of things have been done to me. prank wars can be fun if it doesn't go too far. :)

What fun is life if you can't laugh?

Question #27

Q: How do you like being the older, middle, or youngest child? Does it have any particular advantages or disadvantages?

A: I am the middle child. Do I like being the middle child? Yes. I like having older sister's that I look up to and I liked having a little brother to play with and look up to me. I kind of wished that I had an older brother.. but I have never cared about having a younger sister. There are for sure disadvantages to being a middle child. Sometimes I felt like nobody paid attention to me. I didn't feel like I shined like my other siblings. That was probably my biggest complaint as the middle child. Although I mostly felt that way when I was growing up.... in my younger years, sometimes I still feel that way. That I'm the child that doesn't get paid attention to. But it is probably me just thinking that and not really what is happening.

Question #26

Q: Am I pleased with what I look like? If I could change any part of myself, what would it be?

A: Back in Jr. High when I would have said no probably. I remember back then I didn't like my body at all, I didn't like my nose and I hated my teeth. I never really got too much attention from guys and I was always insecure and compared myself to my sisters... which was easy for me to do since they were all so much thinner than I was an smart and talented and so on and so forth.

NOW I look at myself differently. Of course there are still things I wish I could change, but I have learned to like my body and the curves that I have. I wish I were thinner, but I am always working on that... it is a constant struggle. I have great skin and great hair and beautiful eyes and I have learned to like my nose as well. I have learned to dress my body type... which I struggled with before. Anyway, the answer is, I think I am beautiful, the only thing I would change is that I wish I was thinner and it was easier for me to lose weight. Hopefully I find someone that loves me exactly the way that I am. Struggles and all.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Question #25

Q: Write about having to apologize to someone and patch things up.

A: I can think of SEVERAL times where I have done this. Things happen. Relationships of all kinds are complicated. Miscommunications happen and people say and do things they don't mean. What people have a hard time doing however is apologizing... being the bigger person and trying to fix the situation even when you don't feel like you are to blame. This is something that I am good at.  I am the type of person that doesn't think there is anything worth ending a friendship over. Even guys that I have dated... I am still friends with them after because I feel like even though it didn't work out with me, doesn't mean I don't wish the best for them and want it to work out with someone else. I don't like hard feelings and contention. So I am usually the one to apologize... even when it isn't my fault. Just because I would rather say sorry and take the blame then have it turn into a bigger deal.

I can think of 3 different examples off the top of my head with girls that had stopped talking to me over misunderstandings or whatever. I never liked it... but with each one, I let some time pass (with one it was more than a year later) and then I wrote them a letter saying sorry and that I missed their friendship and I should have done things differently. Even though I felt in the right with the situation of why they stopped talking to me... that doesn't mean I didn't do anything wrong. In each situation I could have acted differently and handled the situation in a better way. Therefore, I had reason to apologize. You know what happened with each one? They all wrote back saying they were also sorry and that it was all stupid and that we should be friends again. And we are. I could be prideful and leave it the way it was... but this is so much better. If I have to be the one to apologize first in every situation.... so be it. I would rather be friends than not.