UPDATE: Is this better????
This was my 100th post. Kinda lame.
A post dedicated to it will appear ... tomorrow? Probably not. That's a wee-bit too optimistic.
However, I do want to share some thoughts I had while waiting for my flight to San Fran in Salt Lake City International ...
Have you ever come across a human who you don't know if is a man or a woman? Ugh. I hate this. I am a mentally healthy and stable adult with a college degree. I should be able to tell if any given human is a male or a female. Arg.
Next ... A man came and stood in front of it (refer to unidentified gendered human in above paragraph). Man had rather large biceps. And by rather large I mean ... larger than my head. And that's fine. What I found rather strange is that ... he would flex them and look at them ... about every three minutes.
Dear Mr. Biceps:
Your biceps are indeed large. However, I can guarantee they did not get larger since the last time you checked ... three minutes ago.
There was one more tidbit such as these that I wanted to share ... but I cannot remember. Insert tears here.
Well, that's all for now folks ... More to come soon about here:
My friend Weedus and I know a girl who has an unusual name (in fact, she might be said Dairy Princess from this post). Part of her name is totally normal ... but then her parents added a random letter (and an apostrophe) to the beginning of her name.
Confused? Let's see if this will help ... It'd be like if my name was B'Mindy, pronounced Buh-Mindy. Or if like Avree's name was F'Avree, pronounced Fuh-Avree. Or if Mike's was T'Mike , Tuh-Mike (I think you get the idea).
I could be wrong, though.
What are your thoughts? And more importantly, what would your random-letter-apostrophe name be?
P.s. From now on, readers may earn gold stars for leaving comments. For the time being, this is limited to one comment per post ... Meaning, you can leave 39489 comments on one post, but you will still only earn one gold star for it. I like comments. They should be worth something. Happy commenting, peeps.
At a wedding ... of two people I didn't even know. I was just tagging along with Weedus. And at our assigned seating table sat a man named Mathias.
We started small chat as strangers do at wedding dinners.
He was big into sports ... Which is nice, but not so much impressive per se just because most men are.
He spoke of his ESPN fetish. He said most girls he knew said he watched "too much" ESPN. To which I reply, "Is there such a thing as too much ESPN?"
I think that's when I snatched him.
Me ... still not impressed. Interested in more sports related conversation, but not impressed.
I ask him what his favorite sports team was. He was very specific naming a team and a year. A year which I was pretty sure he wasn't even alive yet.
He says, "Don't you have a sporting event that you love but weren't alive for?"
I respond, "Welllll, I am actually pretty fond of a race that occurred in the 1972 Olypmics."
"Isn't that when Pre ran?" he asks.
Jaw drops to the floor. I am speechless for at least 47 seconds. I look around the table, "Does anyone else know who Pre is?? Anyone?" They all shake their heads in the negative.
I was pretty much in love with this man. Right there. Right then.
The conversation only got better as although he is a BYU cougar, he knows the seating capacity of Romney Stadium and the Spectrum ... as well as other random things that no one else at the table besides me cared about.
Oh, did I mention he is super young? Thus, the story ends here. But, the perfect man ... errr, boy does exist. And I am pretty sure his name is Mathias and he attends BYU.
The end. :)
Yes, I know I should really put more pictures up instead of blab so much. Oh, well. Get over it. :)
Oh, here are two other blogs to pursue today: Erika and then Mikey too.
Have you noticed I don't really know what to call the award? "Most Golden Stars" award sounds pretty much lame. Maybe 10 golden stars to whomever comes up with the best name for it. Or, Avree can come up with something she likes because she is the first recipient. Anywhoot, Congrats Avree! And good luck to everyone else for this upcoming year! :)
I don't hate the way my hair looks straight or pulled up/back, but I hate the way my clothes look when I do it pulled up/back.
I decided to pull my hair back today (in a messy bun I guess you could call it). And suddenly all my clothes are ugly.
I put on a shirt and some shorts and even asked the roommate if it was alright. She said yes. But then 30 seconds later those clothes could be found on the floor and I was trying on something else.
I actually walked out the door in the next ensemble and drove to work. All the way to work. I then turned back around and drove home.
To change my ugly clothes.
Changed the clothes. Came back to work.
And what I am wearing is just as equally ugly as attempts #1 and #2.
But if my hair was curly and down ... Sigh.
Maybe I should take a personal day.
I am not OCD.
I can manage to live my life without interruptions of the ugly clothes.
I have requested several of my readers to help me dress more cute (Whit Brench, Whit McAdams, Avree, just to name a few). But so far, no luck. Maybe if they helped dress me my clothes would still be cute even with my hair pulled back/up and/or straight.
Ugh. Think about something else. Quick. Or I will want to go home and change. Again.
I fear I will be spending the afternoon/evening shopping. 1 golden star for anyone who shows me cute clothes that I can buy and 10 golden stars if I actually end up buying the item you show. :) (These stars will be added to your new running total ... And I will announce the Golden Star Winner tomorrow ... or next Tuesday). :)
These are some of my thoughts from the weekend:
1. I need a husband so he can brag about me on my blog and visa versa. Right now I am not sure who or what to brag about. The only thing I know for certain is no one is bragging about me. It's tough. I just want to fit into the blogging world.
2. Pretty much everyone is domestic. Pretty much everyone but me. I see so many people doing/making the most amazingly creative, adorable things and showing them on their blogs and then I realize: I cannot even cook Ramen noodles. (But I have an idea in the works ... just you wait and see what I can do when I get creative!)
3. I got overlooked by a guy for a near-college graduate Dairy Princess. Seriously. Should people still being doing the Dairy Princess thing when they are in college (let alone, almost ready to graduate college)? Standing on a float in a gawky-orange prom dress with sequins, a crown, and waving as that float travels down the route of the Days of 47 parade? Need I remind you: I got overlooked. And, she did not. Uh, what?
4. Same guy overlooked me for a 19-year-old who doesn't know what the word prostate means. Hmmm ...
5. He has been known to read this blog occasionally. Here's hoping for not today. If so, oops??
6. Was the Dairy Princess and 19-year-old thing mean? I guess I am just starting to be unethical all the time now. And guess what? I liiiike it!
7. Shout-out to Brady for finding me the most perfect red shoes to go with my new dress! Thank you!
To everyone else: have a fantastic day ... unless you had other plans. :)
Three golden stars (to be added for your new running total) to anyone who read this entire post and 10 more for anyone who can tell me what's been changed on this blog that has been the same since July 2008. :)
www.nikerunner.blogspot.com has officially been around for one year (okay, a little more ... the goal was to have this posted on the actual anniversary, but I was in Cancun).
Here are a few highlights in the past year:
- 98 different people have left at least one comment.
- Most popular post (as determined by comments left): Just in case you were wondering...
- Second most popular post: Amazing Recipe!
- Least popular post (as determined by comments left): Hawaii Day Five and Cancun Day Five. (I feel much pressure to make day five of my next trip amazing.)
- The only states where I do not have readers are in Indiana, South Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.
- Post to cause the most stir/commotion/questions: New Mexico.
- Most serious posts: My favorite pirate ... and After thoughts ...
- Most likely to leave a comment: Michael Brian Lundberg and Krystal.
- There are at least five people who have commented that I have no idea who they are.
- I have left two comments on my own blog.
- Least likely to leave a comment ever: Tiffany.
- Most likely to pester me to update my blog: Chance or Em.
- In the first year, there was over 16,000 views of the blog.
- There have been 861 comments left.
- It is read in over 14 countries.
- 3,684.5 golden stars have been awarded so far.
You officially have 72 more hours from the time of this posting to earn as many golden stars as you possibly can. This can be done primarily by reminding me of either super-cool things we have done together or awesome memories we have. You tell me what you think the gold star value of those things should be. I will confirm or deny and award you accordingly. The next post will recognize the person who earned the most gold stars for the first year and be highlighted on the right-hand column for the entire year!