Thursday, January 25, 2007

100 Random Things About Me

So this 100 random things is contagious amoung my in-laws, so here I am. Enjoy the randomness. (ps- I have edited some of them...)

1. My middle name is taken from my mom's maiden name of Mitchell.
2. I thought Nik was really annoying when we first met.
3. I actually like to clean the house. Even if it is in the state it is now.
4. I was the first granddaughter to graduate high school, on my dads side, and so far the only one that doesn't have a baby out of wedlock.
5. I really admire my cousin Lacy. She is single, divorced and has a 6 year old son. But that is not why I admire her.
6. I am not a hopeless romantic.
7. I am dreading and awaiting the immenent arrival of my frizzy red-headed children.
8. My favorite color is Green, but it wasnt until my mother-in-law gave me a hat and scarf collection for christmas the first year Nik and I were dating.
9. I can't remember having ever been on a real plane.
10. I have never been out of the country.
11. I have only been to Disneyland once, and it was two years ago.
12. I do not wish I had taken piano longer as a child. I hated piano.
13. I wear a size smaller shoe now than I did in high school.
14. I can't sing to save my life. But I love to.
15. I like the idea of scrapbooking more than I like actually doing it.
16. I don't like micro-brewed root beer.
17. I hate eating fish, and anything that smells like fish.
18. My favorite flowers are Gerber daisys, and I am still heartbroken when I think that I didn't have all of them at my wedding.
19. I hate most 80's music.
20. My grandpa was devistated when I told him I no longer wanted to go on a mission.
21. I am really a pretty good photographer.
22. I know the exact age and birthday of all my immediate family members. Which I think trumps my parents.
23. I am very smell-oriented.
24. I love to read out loud. Sometimes I read better that way.
25. I am terrified of becoming a mother.
26. I miss my cat, but I love my two fire bellied toads.
27. I have the worst eyesight in my family.
28. I love vanilla-based ice cream.
29. I can't eat peanuts.
30. I love the smell of foam.
31. I hate scary movies.
32. I love romance novels.
33. I love talking about sex with my best friends.
34. I am a morning person. I love getting up early, but I crash mid-day if I do.
35. I get really bad PMS.
36. My mom taught me how to decorate cakes.
37. Until I met my husband, I hadn't had a nick-name since I was one.
38. I have had glasses since I was eight, and needed them since I was 6, and my eyes are still getting worse.
39. I can't drive stick.
40. I don't care that I can't drive stick.
41. My favorite book is "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". It's a good movie as well.
42. I wish I could go on "What Not to Wear", but I think I dress too well.
43. I still sleep with a blanket.
44. I am allregic to metal. I can only wear the real expensive stuff. Honest!
45. I can't swim. Despite three years of lessons when I was little.
46. I love popping zits.
47. My favorite board game is Clue.
48. My favorite computer game is Sims2.
49. I was raised using Macintosh computers. And am back using them now.
50. I wasn't going to do this...just because everyone else was.
51. I don't understand my younger brother.
52. My favorite memory of my Grandma Great is watching "The Price is Right" with her in the mornings. And having her make toast.
53. I hate mexican food. Except tostatas.
54. I have accepted the fact that I am a messy person.
55. I was friends with all the guy cheerleaders in high school.
56. Three of my friends from high school are now gay.
57. I look really bad in baseball tees.
58. I was a dancer in The King and I in 8th grade.
59. I also love post-it notes.
60. I love to do stained glass. I will teach you sometime Amy.
61. I hate doing creative stuff on the computer.
62. I prefer analog to digital.
63. I love polka-dots.
64. I am still amazed that I am married.
65. It has taken me almost 4 years to complete a 2 year degree.
66. I am the oldest in my family. And the only girl.
67. I have only been skiing once, I was in 6th grade. And I don't really care to go again.
68. I was born in Oak Harbor WA. On an island in an island.
69. I am a high brown belt in Tae Kwon Do.
70. I hate math, but am pretty good at it.
71. I am excited about Nik going back to school.
72. I went from having no sisters to having four. It was a little overwhelming.
73. My family is one of only two families on both sides that dosn't live in southern utah. St. George to be exact.
74. I love to know the artist and correct lyrics to music on the radio. How can you sing along if you don't know the words?
75. I like cinnamon flavored gum. But hate bubblegum.
76. I love watching "Gilmore Girls" and "One Tree Hill" with my best friend and her sister once a week. It is awesome.
77. I want four kids. Tops.
78. I am worried we will have all girls.
79. I love strawberries, but not artificial strawberry flavor.
80. I love the theatre.
81. It really bugs me that Nik won't do the dishes.
82. I love watching movies, but I am kind of particular about what I watch.
83. I don't care what the critics say about a movie.
84. I love that Nik can sing.
85. I love ripped jeans on guys.
86. I am more like my dad than I like to admit.
87. My mom and I talk more now than we did before I was married.
88. My little brother loves me more than I can comprehend.
89. I am two years, and two days older than my best friend from elementary school. And we aren't friends anymore.
90. I dont remember meeting my two best friends.
91. I love garlic, but it doesnt love me.
92. I don't think my dad is proud of me.
93. I don't like my hair long.
94. I LOVED emo music as a teenager.
95. I get nervous when speaking in public, but I am a very good speach writer.
96. I love my big vocabulary, and hope to reach my dads level some day.
97. I will think of an excuse for what I am doing, before I do it, just so I am prepared for any questions about it later. I also replay situations in my head and think of anyway they could have been better.
98. I like doing laundry.
99. My mom says I am the reason her and my brothers are in the Church.
100. My friendship with one of my best friends was tested recently, and survived.

Well, there you go. 100 semi-random things about Lena. Thank you to those who already posted this, and gave me inspiration for my 100 things. Take the challenge, if you dare.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

School vs. Employement

Earlier today I was talking to a friend of mine at work about school, and our spouses. We both are recently married and only have one semester of school left. Our spouses are different. His wife is going to get her masters in English and Education and my husband hasnt even started school yet. My friend is a little different than me though, after he graduates with an associates, he is moving on to do optometry, so he has a bit of school left too. As we were talking, I couldn't shake the feeling that my schooling has been a waste of time. I have been at a two-year college for more than 3 years, and even though this is my last semester and I am glad to be done, now what? My degree is not what I want to do with my life. I recognize that I have gained some valuable skills at school and I know I have made some friends. But I have no idea what I am going to do when Nik goes to college. Do I try for something I am really interested in, or do I just get anything that pays enough to get him through school? Do I wait till he is employed to do a serious job hunt, or do I make him wait on school till I am gainfully employed? None of these options sound good. Hopefully we will beable to come up with something before it is a necessity.

I know, I have just been rambling and complaining, but I can't help it. My best friends have busy lives too, who else am I going to vent too?