101 Most Shocking Moments of 2013

About a month ago ... my 101 Most Shocking Moments of 2013 list {that I keep as a draft in my email account} was ... deleted.

And not by me.


Unfortunately, this means I had to recreate my list from memory. 


This is the best I could do. 

More pouty frown.

As always, remember these tidbits about the list:

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. 

B. 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, top 10 are actually in exact order. The top 30 are in the general area of exactness. And 31-101 ... they are just on there somewhere. :)

C. 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. :)

D. You should see how many YOU are in or apply to you and let me know!

And now, without further adieu ...

Mindy's 101 Most Shocking Moments of 2013!

73. My list of 101 Most Shocking Moments list was lost. :(

72. Emily came to Utah!

71. I shattered my first phone screen ever.

70. She switched schools with one semester left before graduation.

69. How awesome the New Year's Eve fireworks were in Salt Lake City.

68. Moe's New Year's Eve invitation.

67. More epic failures in hiking.

66. I stayed up until five in the morning one night, just to get up at 5:45 AM to go to work.

65. The angry, angry woman at the USU Homecoming Parade. 

64. Disney is making Girl Meets World, a story about Cory & Topanga's daughter!

63. Tyson Gay was tested positive for drugs. :(

62. Boston Marathon bombing. If you were trying to break the human spirit, distance runners were not the place to start. 

60. When soliciting shocking moments on Facebook to recreate this list someone said, "If you have a boyfriend, that would be shocking." People, I am old and not married, not a nun!

59. The bishop in my old ward would give you colored dots by your name on a board in his office if you were dating someone. 

58. Somehow, someone, somewhere Googled "sweaty girl pooping" and they were directed to my blog ???

57. Cream cheese brownie obsession.

56. The roommate who wouldn't wash her hands after using the restroom.

53. Someone gave their son the middle name of ... Idaho.

52. My injuries. Oh, all the injuries.

51. The deep loathing for Elf on the Shelf by so many people. 

50. I considered getting a Pinterest account. I mean, I didn't. But, I considered it.

48. After seven years, I finally was grateful for my Provo experience.

47. How good our company softball team was this year.

46. My boss rode her bike to work.

44. I bought  a Jimmer Fredette book. I gagged the entire time {no lie} and that part isn't shocking, obvi.

43. Controversy over the Sister Wives blog post.

42. I was featured on the popular blog CJane.

41. That post will now be featured in a magazine to come out in February {I think}.

40. Obsession.

39. I got an autographed photo of Bernard Lagat.

38. He apologized.

37. How high I can kick my leg. Seriously.

36. Preston Medlin had a season-ending injury.

35. Kyisean Reed had a season-ending injury.

34. Both injuries occurred in the same game {not shockingly, against New Mexico State ... those hoodlums!}.

33. Spencer Butterfield had to be carried off the court due to an injury.

31. referred to himself as a jerk. 

30. He broke up with her. 

29. Spencer moved to Logan.

28. She was complimented by her boss at work.

27. Stuart hung out with his roommates.

26. And chatted with them.

25. Jordan's mouth surgery. 

24. I moved {three homes in 30 days!}.

21. We lost five offensive starters on the USU football team. 

20. Chuckie Keeton tore his MCL and ACL and his season was over.

19. We still were Mountain Division Champions even with all the injuries!

18. The initial allegation against Jarred Shaw.

16. Lance Armstrong came clean. I never thought I would see the day.

15. The woman who would walk around with her toddler in a stroller for hours every day killed the toddler.

14. A complete dud of a special education teacher gave one of her students a failing grad ... in special ed!!!


12. Our entire family was together for Thanksgiving.

11. She became the exact same as number four.

10. Mitt Romney did not win the 2012 Presidential Election {Yes, a year later and I am still THIS shocked!}.

9. The accident on Old Main. 

6. Halfway through and I still have a 4.0 in grad school.

5. She has been dating someone for nine months.

4. She finally left him.

3. The apology.

2. His "I love you".

1. Same-sex marriage was legalized by force in Utah.

Booyah! How is that for recreating the list 70% to its entirety by memory!

And if you are feeling nostalgic: 20082009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.


Things I remembered after creating the list:

73. Brandon and Hill surprised us by coming to Christmas!!!

74. My toenail fell off on Christmas Eve ... I had gone the entire year with all my toenails until that point. Maybe the shocking part is how long I went without them falling off. :)


Harlynn said...

Awesome post!!
Those are some pretty shocking moments.
Number one would be number one on my list also. Finally Church and State can part ways in a formal matter..somewhat for now.


Jennie said...

Not gonna lie, number 60 shocked me too...

Allison and Josh said...

haha your blog is the BEST! Your Jimmer comment made me laugh out loud. Don't worry, I won't tell my cousin. :) And you should link the post on CJane's blog. I used to read her blog but haven't for a long time. I would love to see that post!

Katie Jane said...

I want to see you on the cjane blog. I stopped reading it but would totally read something about you on it.

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