Why not?


1. Link the person who tagged you... Toni
2. Post these rules.

3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.

4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers.

As if you all didn't think I was weird enough already ...

1. Counter tops. I think counter tops should be cleared off, always. The counter top is not a home for toasters, blenders, nor mail. Everything should have its own spot in a cupboard or drawer. The only thing I can really stand on the counter top is maybe a land line phone. Everything else should be "put away" when you are not using it.

2. Skittles. For as long as I can remember, I have followed a specific pattern while eating Skittles. I separate all the colors into piles, except for the green and yellow {they go together}. First you eat the green and yellow ones at the same time, then you eat the orange, followed by the purple ones ... and finally, saving the best for last: you eat all the reds. I have never ate my Skittles in any other order.

3. Happy Time! In high school I set my watch to beep every 37 minutes {every day, throughout the entire day}. When the watch would beep, it meant it was happy time and everyone within the sound of the beep had to smile. I did this because I heard in my health class that the simple of act of smiling can make one happier because it can release endorphins or something-another. All classmates and teachers were aware of this and many would participate. I've considered bringing happy time back for work ... but just haven't gotten around to it.

4. Sleeping. I have issues sleeping. I rarely fall into a deep sleep. The sleep I usually am in, I can hear everything that is going on around me. I can repeat full conversations I overheard while I was sleeping. It can take me up to two hours to fall asleep, I wake up several times during the night, and only about once a month do I actually wake up to my alarm {the rest of the time I just wake up on my own and wait for it to be time to get out of bed}. And sleeping in beds that aren't my own make it even worse. The only other place I can sleep somewhat normal is at my friend's house in New Mexico.

5. Music. I have two problems with how I listen to music. The first one is that I am obsessed with the scan button in the car. Many times, I hop into my car, push the scan button, head to Provo, and never stop the scan button the entire 120 mile trip. I doubt I could ever buy a car without a scan button. Secondly, if I am not scanning, I am probably listening to the same song over and over and over and over and over and over and over. I put a song I love on repeat ... on my iPod while running, at work, in the car, at my computer at home, repeat - all day - every day for days on end.

6. Inboxes. I hate inboxes that are filled with old e-mails/texts etc. I delete almost every e-mail the minute after I read it. I hate having my e-mail inbox filled. Actually, I hate any of the folders to have excess items in them. So immediately after deleting the mail, I go to the trash folder and delete them permanently. The same thing goes for my phone. I delete all sent texts almost immediately after sending them as well as all incoming texts. It drives me insane to have them just "sitting" there. In college, one of my teammates and I always checked our e-mail together. He would never delete anything and it drove me NUTS! I informed him of this on many occasions and he eventually gave me his password so I could clean out his inbox too ... truth be told, the boy has been married for probably five years and I sometimes still clean out his inbox!! I would love to clean out yours too! :)


Okay, now I get to command six people to do this ... I am going to pick out five whom I really, really think will do it and then one who probably won't. Guess the one that I think won't and I'll give you a golden star! :) 

Uhm, Rhonda, Sister Allred, the Keiths {you two count as one}, Michael Brian Lundberg, Lida, and Chance!


Meg said...

I don't remember what time I guessed as to when you go to work. But I did answer the second poll. :-)

I eat skittles almost exactly like you. The only difference is that I do sort the green and yellow ones, then I eat the yellow ones, green, orange, purple, and red. Red is definitely best.

I also think your music one is funny. When I get a new CD I will listen to it over and over and over again. I wouldn't get it if I didn't like it that much.

BreAna Palmer said...

I love the idea of happy time. Everyone needs a little reminder sometimes.

DeeAura said...

#1 - I think you're ridiculously funny.

#2 - I love your countdowns! Lol. :)

Barbara Anne said...

I love this post! You make me laugh! And by the way, never come to my kitchen - my counters would drive you crazy! : )

Krystal said...

my prediction of who WON'T do this is Chance... (does that earn me a star?) Also, on the poll, my answer was Adam (who else would you torture like that?) And finally, I missed you in Logan... good luck with the marathon training though and maybe I'll catch you another time. Now I just miss Logan... I even told my cousin who is in labor right now to name her baby Logan, but I don't think her husband likes that idea. Oh well!

AND, if you *dare* conquer my inbox... there is 1500+ messages at the moment (I can't imagine how many there are in the other folders)... I just never delete things in case I ever need them again!

Matt and Avree said...

Mindy, as always, you crack me up! I agree with you on the counter thing, I learned it from my mom, you would adore her counters. You cannot use a glass more than once at her house because if you leave it on the counter she'll immediately put it in the dishwasher. When we go to her house Matt hides his "glass-for-the-day" inside one of her cupboards. Last time we were in St. George we were in the kitchen and Matt opened a cupboard and said "Dang! Your mom found my glass!"

Mike Lundberg said...

My guess is Chance. Do I get a gold star? But, I have done this once before. Do I have to do it again?

Brandon and Erica said...

Well, I hopped over to your blog on this day, 8/8/08, thinking you would have some Ode to the Olympics or something. I was pleasantly surprised to learn 6 things about you! And...seriously, you are so funny. I agree with the Skittles, but then again...I can never finish a bag because I'd rather be eating chocolate. And, I wish my counters were clean. But we live in a cubicle...so I use my counters as storage for old mail (yeah...and it's not even my inbox), papers, and sunglasses.

The Enslingers said...

Oh Mindy, you crack me up, but I realized you would hate many things about me....1.You would hate my house! My counters are covered with toasters, kitchen knife sets, a spice rack, chip bags and candy (we don't have nearly enough cupboard space), and mail. 2. My inbox has a bazillion emails. I hardly ever delete any. In fact, I probably have every email you have ever sent me in a folder labeled Mindy Marie....yes even clear back to high school. Doesn't hotmail start just deleting things for you when a certain amount of years have past? 3. My favorite skittle is purple and I don't eat ANYTHING with such a pattern. (Ever try a red and purple together at the SAME time!? MMMMM)
4. Well, I guess I do over listen to songs and my favorite button is the scan button as well. I push it all the time cuz I can't stand to hear DJs talk. (It drives Dustin nuts!) 5. How come I don't remember Happy Time?? 6. This is a mile long so I am sorry!


Whitney said...

That's funny! I like the happy time thing... I wish you went to my high school!

Chance said...


A couple of things:

I guessed Adam on your previous poll question!

I guessed the name to be brick!

I am guessing that Chance will not likely do the poll question thing!

That is like three golden stars!'


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