Since when ...

did Jimmer Fredette become Justin Bieber ...

and BYU fans become 12-year-old girls?

Just sayin'.


Dear Logan Regional Hospital ...

My family and I would most certainly appreciate it if you would give him ...

back to us. I know you kinda like him, as the last time he visited you kept him over a month. But, I am just writing to let you know we.are.not.down with that this time around.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, he's sooo off limits too. And everyone mentioned in this post. And all 989 of my Facebook friends. And everyone who reads this blog. So don't even think about it.


Mindy M. Thornley

If you wouldn't mind, since I told Logan Regional not to mess with you, will you please pray for Steve? Our family would forsurely appreciate it. Thank you in advance!


In addition ...

to the New Year's Resolutions I made here {which only two of you cared enough to comment on, just sayin'} ...
I resolute to avoid emotionless robots who pose as humans.


My seven minutes of fame ...

That's how long it took Wikipedia to flag {and then eventually delete} the article that was written about me today.


Seriously? How many times have I said on this blog, "I am a big deal" or something similar? {10,000 gold stars to anyone who figures it out!} Well, clearly Wikipedia doesn't think so.

But we're kinda jumping ahead of ourselves. This is how it all went down ...

Mike: I just found out that one of the girls on Baywatch is LDS and has a temple marriage.

Mindy: Nooo ... how did you find that out?

Mike: Well, not the most credible source...but Wikipedia. But it has a lot of details, and you'd think she would change it if it weren't true.

Mindy: Do you think celebrities really read their own Wikipedia pages? I wish I had one.

Mike: I'll bet some do, or they have people that do it for them. It says she converted and was baptized as a teenager, was sealed to her husband Darrin Privett in 1997, and their daughter Aubrey Lin was born April 6, 2004 and son Dalin was born the following year.
Maybe I'll make a Wikipedia page for you.

Mindy: Do it. I will read it all the time

Mike: "Remember that if the article is not acceptable, it will be deleted quickly. Wikipedia has a new pages patrol division where people check your new articles shortly after you create them. Articles that do not meet notability guidelines and do not cite reliable published sources are likely to be deleted. Do not create pages about yourself, your company, your band or your friends, nor pages that advertise, nor personal essays or other articles you would not find in an encyclopedia."

Mindy: I am not your "band of friends" ... Haha. Oh, I might not be in an encyclopedia. But I could be.

Mike: In other words, you'd have to read it quickly. It says band OR friends, not band OF friends. :-)

Mindy: HAHAHA! I can have one. I was a DI athlete.

Mike: I was thinking that was our best bet. I did get in trouble with Wikipedia once though. Don't want them showing up at my door for revenge.

Mindy: What did you do?

Mike: I edited the skateboard article to say that it was invented by in 1955 by Calvin Klein. The next time I went to Wikipedia there was a banner at the top of the screen warning me from ever doing something so evil ever again ... I'm amazed they have a way of keeping track of what computer the change was made on. I mean, you don't log in or anything to make changes. Well, before we go any further, you should read this from wikipedia, "Putting your friends in an encyclopedia may seem like a nice surprise or an amusing joke, but articles like this are likely to be removed. In this process, feelings may be hurt" ... Will your feelings be hurt if it is deleted? And, "Percentage-wise, very few people are notable enough to be included in Wikipedia." They are really trying to get their point across.

Now, if you read through all of that, give yourself 100 gold stars. After all was said, this was done:

After approximately seven minutes this message appeared on the page, "A tag has been placed on Mindy Marie Thornley requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant."

Ouch. As Mike said, "No wonder people's feelings get hurt."

Dear Wikipedia:

In your opinion I am insignificant and

Duly noted.


Mindy M. Thornley


Whatev. My mom thinks I am important and significant.

It's sad to know that I haven't even lived one-third of my life span yet and already seven minutes of my designated 15 of fame are gone. I hope the last eight are really something to talk about.


P.S. I may or may not have updated my roommate's blog today. She hadn't in over five months and so I felt, naturally it was my duty to do so. You can read it here.



And if there was ever any doubt ...

I let one client do this to my nails today. Now, I love pink {understatement of the century} ... But this color is a tad on the bright side. Annnd, I never wear nail polish. Never. I do feel a tad embarrased when handing things to people. Or when talking with my hands. Or when my hands are outside of my pockets ... To make things even better, knowing I disdain nail polish my client said, "And now we will see who can leave their nail polish on longer. You or me."

Too bad I am so stubborn. So if you see me around town, know there is a legit reason why my nails look like this. And it is not because I thought they looked fab. Mm-kthanksbye.


Writing Lab Goddess

Back in high school I was pretty much a big deal.

For starters, I won the watermelon seed spitting contest my senior year.

And then there was ... well. A lot of things that I just cannot think of at this time. But trust me, there were a lot.

One of my greatest accomplishments was becoming the Writing Lab Goddess. The Writing Lab was essentially a computer lab where most, if not all, the English classes would go when it was time, to get this WRITE.

I am not sure how it happened, but I was asked to be an aide in said lab. It didn't hurt that my high school BFF {oxy-moron, you bet} was also an aide in the lab. The same hour. As you can imagine, a lot got done while we were there. Among our accomplishments there were naming all the fish in the tank {as well as feeding them} and making a comment box.

Oh, and one time we were actually asked to dust a shelf ... in which, behind a painting on the shelf I found a rotten apple.

I also ...

won Solitaire 27 times {I kept track on a sheet of paper taped to the cupboard}.

While it looks like it was all fun and games, we did have a "supervisor" ... Or, so we led her to believe she was.

Her name was Andy. She loves us.

And we loved her.

So, imagine our surprise and horror when we came in one day for our designated hour and she was no where to be found! We knew immediate action had to be taken.

We may or may not have posted 50 or so of these around the school.

The drawing bears strong resemblance, no?

After our mass search, we were relieved when Andy returned ... walking into the lab with about 10 or so of the fliers in hand. Demanding to know how many were left.

We told her we would take care of it.

We printed off the following updated and posted it over the missing signs:

Just so everyone could stop losing sleep over that.

And with all of our love and concern for her, you'd think Andy would be grateful. But there was one day she wasn't. She basically told us we did nothing and things needed to change and they needed to change now.

Which resulted in this beautiful artwork:

We may or may not have posted this up by the Solitaire scorecard.

Which, made Andy realize how ridiculous it was to actually expect us to do something ... anything. And so she apologized. And we immediately went back to playing Solitaire.

Unfortunately, I have no photos of me winning the watermelon seed spitting contest ... So this is all you get today. But no need to thank me. Although, you are welcome. The end.

P.s. I actually left a note in a secret hiding spot in the Writing Lab to be found by who knows who someday ... I wonder if it is still there!


And this folks ...

... is why I don't cook.


Hi, 2011 ...

I was wondering if we could be friends.

I am a pretty good friend, if needed, references could be provided.

As your friend I would resolute to do the following things during your existence:

1. Get back into running ... a minimum of three times per week {assuming angry Mr. Achilles plays along}.

2. Gain some self-control in areas such as shopping and eating out. A monthly budget with both will be in place.

3. Be as Tyra Banks would say, "Fierce." Fiercely obedient to those things that will help me become the person I want to become as well as the person the Lord wants me to become.

4. Remember the lesson I learned in 2003 from a dear friend, that often times in this life we need to see with our faith opposed to our sight.

5. Think about, speak to, and treat others the way I know He would want me to.

And with me doing all of those things, I only have one request of you ...

Will you resolute to bring me ... a husband?

I am thinking this has the strong potential of being a very, very beautiful relationship. In fact, if you follow through with your end of the bargain, I would talk about you for the rest of my life and vow to declare you the absolute best year of my entire life ... for all time and eternity.

Pretty sweet deal, no?

I cannot wait to see what you have to offer me. I am thinking it is going to be pretty good {and preferably tall, athletic and handsome}. ;)

Bring it, 2011.

I am ready.

Lots of love,

Mindy M. Thornley

P.s. I will leave any bebe expectations for 2012, but most likely 2013 {assuming you live up to your end of the deal}. So, please, don't leave them with your dirty work. kthanksbye.


101 Most Shocking Moments of 2010


A. For anonymity purposes I sometimes refer to a person simply as he or she. Thus, not all the he's or she's are the same person. As well as, some things are very, very vague. Live with it. ;) But to make up for it, you will earn 10 gold stars for each one you read.

B. Also, 10 gold stars for each time you make the list or something on the list relates directly to you. Feel free to argue your case on how an item relates to you in the comment section provided below. :)

C. I tried to put each moment in its proper order, with the absolute most shocking moment as number one and so on ... But it gets really complicated ... and boring. So, I stopped around the top 20... the others I couldn't be bothered with. They are not in order.

D. I had a really difficult time not putting exclamation points at the end of all of these. :) Shocking moments deserve exclamation points, however, over-used exclamation points defeat the purpose of an exclamation point in the first place. :)

And now, without further adieu ...

Mindy's 101 Most Shocking Moments of 2010!

101. Aggie loss to NMSU in the Championship game.
100. Aggie loss to Texas A&M in NCAA tourney and how badly they played.
99. Mindy went from April to October with no vacation. Wow. Crasy.
98. The rampage.
97. The email after the rampage.
96. What was written in the goodbye email.
95. I got a personal trainer. It was fun.
94. Her selfishness.
93. They moved out. Surprising, but a pleasant one.
92. Take Me Back Again was not on the Colors new CD. Frown.
91. Her internship. Shocking and ironic.
90. The write-up.
89. SB's lack of tact.
88. NB and everything that entails.
87. How many mean people are out there.
86. How lame that blizzard was.
85. Someone thought she was gay.
84. The drunkness at our work Christmas party.
83. Melissa moved to Idaho.
82. Jillian is no longer going to be on the Biggest Loser.
81. Some people think Bob Harper is NOT gay.
80. One of my seminary students is gay.
79. My dad paid for the entire Disneyland trip . I had no idea he was planning on that.
78. Josh Rohatinsky was at a USU vs Hawaii basketball game.
77. I went to the spot where Pre died.
76. I won the Shabby Apple contest.
74. How I am so displeased with most everything I won in that contest.
73. The horrific apartments available in Logan, Utah.
72. I remained in my house this summer even though it doesn't have AC.
71. My brother sold his house and is moving to St. George. :(
70. My parents are building little house with Brandon in St. George.
69. I cannot find the BLUE RING.
68. How many times I have lost my debit card this year. Thrice?
67. How many times I have NOT gone running.
66. It took five HOURS for people to decide Brian David Mitchell was guilty. Seriously? What did y'all talk about for FIVE hours?
65. There is a place in Atlanta called the Varsity that sells over 15,000 hot dogs. Daily.
64. The jumbotron at BYU.
63. USU played at Georgetown at Georgetown without a returning game at the Spectrum.
62. How gossipy some people are. And how I work with a lot of them.
61. Someone cut down a Christmas tree from ... the Logan Cemetery.
60. Every time I go to Disneyland, something happens to Elizabeth Smart.
59. Ada and Frado gave Patrick the car.
58. I had to scrape frost off my windshield in June.
57. I wrote a blog post every day in June.
56. M's attack.
55. There are mini deer called Dik Diks.
54. They went ring shopping.
53. The controversy over the BYU post.
52. Said BYU post received 450 hits in one day.
51. Someone actually makes artwork out of their blood.
50. After 20 or so years, our family finally got family pictures taken.
49. The three Mindys at work for Halloween.
48. I somehow got $100 off my next stay at the Marriott. I never have luck this good.
47. While in San Diego I didn't make my family make a trip to the Temple so I could take a picture.
46. I was called to be Relief Society President for the third time.
45. The fiasco BYU caused.
44. Flying trampolines.
43. He missed his ethics test.
42. Wild Bill's heart.
41. Elise.
40. That one email.
39. How horrible the internet is at our house.
38. Jan-et knew all along.
37. He came back to work.
36. They were dating for three months and he didn't give her a Christmas present.
35. Why she sticks around.
34. How I cannot keep up with the dishes in the sink, among all the other cleaning at the house. I am seriously considering discussing a chore chart with my roommates. First time ever. I feel like a freshman again.
33. His indifference.
32. I have a comic book waiting to be read
31. Charles.
30. Charles' one un-calculated moment.
29. He lied.
28. He's actually thinking about proposing to her.
27. How much I hate Em's new job.
26. How in his world one minute is greater than 45 minutes.
25. My eye problems. The average person's eyes dry in 10 seconds. Mine dry out in three.
24. I got my pink Tupperware back ... and as if that wasn't enough, I got cake balls in them when it was given back!
23. Hawaii game where, for the first time in two years he didn't send me a text.
22. How many times HF intervened.
21. How she continues to stare me down.
20. The severity of my Achilles tendon injury. :(
19. How easy it was for him to let her go.
18. His lack of feelings.
17. How easily he thought the answer should come.
16. I finally made it to Hayward Field.
15. Her naughty blog comment.
14. 71 days.
13. 83 days.
12. Six months. Half a year. Wow.
11. He defended her actions.
10. USU beat BYU in football! HA HA HA!
9. That I was surprised that they broke up even though I knew logically it had to happen.
8. The note in the Temple bag.
7. The Iraq lie.
6. Bad things that happened.
5. BFF's experience
4. October 4
3. January 31
2. I am somehow still not married. Crasy. I know.
1. Jill's mama passed away on January 1st, 2010 on impact in a motorcycling accident in California.
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