Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 random things

Here's another one of those blog/facebook tags. I figure you're smart enough to put the title and the post together and figure out what the directions were. If you read this blog and have not commented on any of the previous 10 posts, you are now tagged. You also have to comment on this post so I know who you are. (As if I'm the boss of my blog stalkers.)

1. I considered going down and numbering all of the 25 first, and then decided that would be completely ridiculous, and would end up probably annoying me because then I would have to use the down arrow rather than the enter key.

2. I was at and Enrichment meeting the other day, and it was supposed to be all uplifting, and it was, but the whole time I was just trying to stop myself from stomping to the front of the room and removing the ridiculous magnetic smiley face someone had put on the chalkboard.

3. I love chocolate cake donuts with chocolate frosting, but only really good ones. They have to be good ones, and just a bit crispy on the outside, which is strange because I don't like any of my other baked goods crispy...I guess donuts aren't baked.

4. One of the best things I ever did was to tell my fourth graders what my favorite candy bar was. (Symphony with almond and toffee.) Those guys know how to take a hint!

5. I have pretty flexible hips. I love Polynesian and belly dancing pretty much entirely due to that fact.

6. Said flexible hips are a source of much teasing when I got bowling. In bowling you spend a whole lot more time sitting around looking at people's behinds while they walk than you do actually bowling.

7. It takes me approximately 5 times longer to learn an adult's name than a child's. Whether the name is common or unique doesn't matter.

8. One spring term at the FLSR lots of pretty little blond girls moved into the Spanish house. I spent the entire 6 weeks not being able to tell which fake blond was which even while eating dinner with all of them 5 nights per week.

9. I blame the disorganization of my house on my little one even though It's really only partially her fault.

10. I'm passionate about clean faucets and showers.

11. When girls get together and vent about their husbands, I can't really relate. I got a really good one, and I just can't deny it. He's got his quirks, but who doesn't?

12. It makes me really happy that Alena loves to dance and sing.

13. I was once a super picky eater, but have since come full circle. There are very few things I will not eat. (Those things include pickles and miracle whip.) It's a good thing I changed that, because I don't think Kevin would have married me had I been a picky eater.

14. Sometimes I crave chocolate cake with hot fudge, and I continue craving it until I get exactly that. It has gone on for weeks at times. The funny thing is I don't even like chocolate cake that much. That's why it's too bad you have to make a whole cake.

15. Since Alena was born I have been a pretty faithful 5 times per week exerciser, which is something I never imagined happening 5 years ago.

16. I really don't like hiking at all. That was actually one of my main complaints of BYU dating. People kept taking me hiking, where it was impossible for me to give off a good impression because I was grouchy just thinking about it. I like going for walks. I like nature. I just don't like hiking.

17. I don't know how to pick books for adults. I can point anyone to a great children's novel of any level, but every time I try to pick a book written for adults I end up really disappointed.

18. Much to Kevin's chagrin, I love corn dogs and fast food/take out chinese food. Much to his (and my waistline's) approval, to my recollection since getting married 3 and a half years ago I have only purchased two boxes of corn dogs, and have only eaten fast food chinese twice.

19. My least favorite part of the day is thinking of what to make for dinner.

20. I need 8 hours of sleep to function. 7 and a half necessitates a two hour afternoon nap.

21. I don't like socks, which is unfortunate in this house with uncarpeted floors in the winter.

22. I don't like to buy things. Sometimes I go without things that only cost a dollar that would actually be useful because I don't want to spend a dollar.

23. I pride myself in speedy grocery trips.

24. At six months pregnant I beat all but two of my sixth grade students in a flexibility test. It was the one where you sit on the floor and reach past your toes. I got 5 inches past, even with these long legs and that big belly. Flexibility was pretty much the only fitness test I ever passed growing up.

25. To my shame, I find it really fun to write about myself. Luckily I also think it's fun to read about you guys.


Blogger marci and josh said...

I didn't realize we had so much in common, but there are a lot of things on here that I could say.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Bare feet on cold floors is awful. How do you feel about slippers?

8:38 PM  
Blogger breckster said...

My friend Charissa let me on a wonderful secret: Make HALF a cake mix! one egg, half the water, half the bag. She even measured it out once and knows how many cups of that powder is half. Then she rolls up the unmade half and has it in another month.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Mikey said...

BWHAHAHAHA.... I commented 10 posts ago! but perhaps I will do it on facebook anyway...

11:04 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I've already bought Talyn a fuzzy, grippy pair of PINK socks and she has several pairs of slippers. Carpet really adds a lot of warmth to a house, especially if you have a crawl space under you.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Lark said...

3. I thought cake donuts were baked. ?

16. One of the worst dates I ever went on was a hike.

17. I have found a book I am going to give to all my adult children. It is wonderful, wait and read.

19. We should have a what's for dinner group. Someone else may have a helpful idea.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mandy Lynn said...

Talyn, some of your blog stalkers would like to remain anonymous!! Bet you never thought you'd still find us here.....

I have to shout out a BIG AMEN to the hiking comments!! Every time I go hiking I find myself muttering and angry and wondering why in the WORLD people do this for fun. And I too, love nature and walking in the outdoors...I just hate hiking. Unfortunately, Dave's family LOVES hiking and they live in a place with mountains around them 360 degrees. When we were engaged, David thought it would be really funny to take me on the steepest hike in the Wenatchee valley. I spent about two hours climbing up a mountain face that was consistently a 20-40 degree steep angle!! I thought I was going to DIE! Or kill him or something! Even Dave later admitted that it was a mean trick to see how tough I was. I should have ditched him right then and there!!

Every time we go to Washington, his family wants to go hiking. The last time I was there and I somehow got tricked into a hike, I stopped halfway up, sat on a rock, and called my mom to complain about how lame my life was!! Haha. I'm so pathetic. I just hate hiking. Glad to know I'm not the only one.

So I'm really impressed about the working out five times a week part. That's really an accomplishment. I never work out. I should probably change that!

Glad to see you guys are doing well. Thanks for keeping us updated through your blog. We don't really have a blog....we really don't have that much to write about. Maybe when we have a kid we'll start. Guess we'll see when that happens!

Take care!!

Mandy Clive

11:07 AM  

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