Sunday, January 30, 2005

color code

So I retook the color test and I am amazed at how it really represents my life. It's amazing. No wonder I'm so confused and confusing to other people! Whenever there is something red that doesn't fit my personality it's because of my blueness and whenever a blue thing doesn't fit me it's because my redness is stomping all over it.
-Mimi


The most difficult color combination is Red and Blue. If you are strong in both categories, you will often find yourself stepping on someone's toes to get a task completed (Red), but feeling guilty afterward for making that person unhappy (Blue)

Reds

Reds are hungry for power. Simple stated Reds want their own way. If they have been raised in environments where they were able to manipulate their parents and siblings, they become difficult to manage as they get older. When they have gotten their way for too long, Reds find it almost impossible to relinquish their power and freedom when they meet authorities in society (teachers, bosses, police, clergy, military officers) who refuse to grant them the total control they demand.

Reds want to be productive. Reds like to work - in school, in their careers and in their relationships. Just do not expect them to attach the same importance to things other people care about - like other people's schooling, careers and marriages. But give them a reason to produce, and watch them take off. Reds like to get the job done. They are often workaholics. They will, however, resist being forced to do anything that does not interest them.

Reds want to look good to others. Reds need to appear knowledgable. They crave approval from others for their intelligence and insight. They want to be respected even more than they want to be loved. They want to be admired for their logical, practical minds. When you deal with a Red, be precise and factual. Reds are unmoved by tears or other displays of "weakness."

Reds should not be taken too seriously. Reds are often just stating the facts as they see them, despite their antagonistic demeanor. They seldom say "in my opinion" before stating their opinions. I have seen too many Blues, Whites and Yellows become greatly concerned over issues raised by Reds, only to discover later that the Reds were simply interested in debating. Reds enjoy a good power play. But once you get emotionally involved arguing issues, you may be disappointed and frustrated to find that a Red is no longer interested.

Reds seek leadership opportunities. Despite the rigidity of the military, many young Red men and women select it as a career in order to experience leadership. Reds are often called "control freaks". They like to be in the driver's seat. Red children are often frustrated in school because teachers (often Blue personalities) won't let them take charge. If a Red can get the upper hand, he or she will. Reds are willing to pay any price in order for an opportunity to lead.

Blues

Blues are motivated by altruism. Blues love to do nice things for others. They look for opportunities to give up something in order to bring another person happiness. Selflessness rather than selfishness is their guiding philosophy. Many Blues are uncomfortable doing things solely for themselves. They hold doors for people, offer rides when someone's car breaks down, contribute to charity, even devote their whole lives to helping others.

Blues crave intimacy. More than anything else, Blues want to love and be loved. A Blue will sacrifice a successful career to improve an important relationship. Once considered a female characteristic, this nurturing is more accurately understood as a Blue personality trait.

Blues are gratified when they are listened to, when they feel understood and appreciated. They are notorious for revealing their inadequacies because they value being known and understood so much. In the eyes of a Blue, being vulnerable is small price to pay for the chance to be close. Blues may have their hearts broken more than most people, but they also spend much more time in love.

Blues expend such great effort in making the world a better place that sometimes they need to be told how wonderful they are. They need to be thanked and specifically remembered for their good deeds. They need sincere gratitude. They delight in being remembered on birthdays and other special days, especially if the remembrance is personal - a homemade anniversary card, a welcome home party, a special day that isn't on the calendar. Blues need tender loving care.

Blues are directed by a strong moral conscience. Blues are motivated to behave in a proper, appropriate manner. They have a moral code that guides them in their decision making, their value judgments, even their leisure time. Blues enjoy being "good". Of all the personality colors, Blues come equipped with the strongest sense of integrity. A Blue would rather lose than cheat. Blues are trustworthy. Blues are the people who should be in positions of power, but seldom are

have a razzle dazzle day! love ya *meems*

Friday, January 28, 2005

well well well

yeah i haven't written in forever sorry about that. i've had a lot of things on my mind... like making cashew chicken for the first time. one of my friend's birthdays was yesterday and i'm doing stuff for it tomorrow and i called their mom and they really like cashew chicken. so yeah, the only problem with that is the chicken part. i um... yeah am not good with raw meat. actually, i'm pretty bad with it. but i figure a friend's birthday is worth it? if all fails i'm going to have my roommates help. *gulp* wish me luck! i'm a good cook with things that don't include raw meat so i should be able to manage.

i got a letter from my dad and a package from my mom in the mail yesterday. it was pretty boss. my mom mailed me a heated matress pad! i've totally had heating pads and heated blankets before but this is totally a heated matress pad! she's amazing. where do you find things like that? but then my mom is amazing at shopping. she finds the battery operated heated socks, porta-johns, and like flares. lol she's a gem.

i've been spending a lot more time with my new friends that i made last semester this semester. so i haven't been able to spend as much time as i used to with suzy and reed. this semester i have one class with reed and two with suzy so i still see them but i miss them on the weekends. i am having fun with my new friends though. i really think they would get along great too except that suzy and reed don't speak spanish or portuguese so they really wouldn't be able to talk to diana, moroni, haguit, christian, genna, or julio. well genna is american so they could talk to her and julio is cuban but raised in america so he speaks really well and so does christian because he's half americans but raised in colombia, ecuador, and argentina, however whenever they're all together (except genna) they all only speak in mostly spanish and some portuguese. they always forget to switch. it's okay because i can understand them but like my roommate felt uncomfortable when i tried to get her to hang out with them because she couldn't understand their english with the accent when they did remember. shucks. they're so awesome!

i'll work something out...
*shout out* to jonathan ridge and eric boyce for brightening my day with random emails and of course jacob jackson for his daily chick flick movie quote installment.

music that i love right now :
1, 2 step ciara
get right j. lo
baba baby kelly key

Saturday, January 22, 2005

new experience

dag yo. okay so my mexican friends have been trying to get me to go salsa dancing with them, but i always turned them down because it made me nervous because i never had before and because i wasn't sure how comfortable i would feel being in the gringo minority.
but they really wanted me to go and they kept talking about how much fun it is so i decided to go last night.
okay so it's really fun. i'm not even kidding you really fun. the people are so friendly! like it's insane. if you make two second eye contact with a guy across the dance floor he'll come get you and ask you to dance. my friends said it is because i'm blonde but i seriously danced the entire time. the dance was at a different college's campus and we got there around 10:30ish. the dance ended at midnight but a large group of them and the DJ go over to a mexican restuarant and dance there until like 2:30 in the morning. oh my gosh my feet were killing me.
it's kind of funny because there were two guys there that i knew, because they were in my portuguese class and in the group i went with and when i danced with them i felt weird/nervous because i knew them and i would have to see them again so i danced really poorly when i was dancing with them, but i when i was dancing with total strangers i was fine. i might join the salsa dance club, because they teach you stuff and it would be cool to learn how to do it instead of just knowing how to follow the guy pulling you around in crazy ways.

another new experience today is that i gave my ferrets away. they are really expensive and time consuming and i couldn't take care of them anymore. i started crying. i am going to miss them. i hope the new family loves them. how could they not? they're so cute.
good bye luke and lola

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

response to c work :)

From Courtney's blog

So, I just read Mimi's blog. And I have a solution to her rash dilemma. Are you listening Meems? Okay this is what you do:
Search your body for a pattern in the rashes. Look for interesting lines and dots. Then, once you have found one that you find incredibly artistic, simply play connect the dots. All you would have to do then is wear a shirt that shows that area and say it's a tattoo. Genius or what?


I love you Meems!

Me:
courtney that's pure brilliance except for the crappy fact that... the rash is only on my neck and torso... the only place i could connect the dots on is my neck or depending how low the cut of my shirt is somewhere on my upper chest. it's against the honor code to show the cool dots on my tummy and back. :) it's a good idea though! oh yeah... and it's against the honor code to have tatoos period. but i might connect the dots the next time i'm bored and see what i come up with, since no one else can see it i can go a little crazy with the designs! seriously though... i'm sick of people asking me if i'm contagious!
i love you c!
thanks for the note barry

napolean dynamite

for all of you unbelievers (a category to which i belonged to until my brother sent me an email saying that he found it in his biology book that tigons and ligers really existed)

feast your eyes:

http://www.greenapple.com/~jorp/amzanim/cross02a.htm

http://www.sierrasafarizoo.com/animals/liger.htm

http://www.tigers-animal-actors.com/about/liger/liger.html

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2004/12/06/liger.shtml

and this one is kind of random:
http://www.geocities.com/anti_liger_alliance/

dumb blonde in michigan

so i know that this is like the third time i've posted in one day and that's insane but i just got an email from my grandmother that made me smile. it's just a typical crack on a dumb blonde, but i am a blonde and i've lived in michigan so i liked it.

Florida Blonde in Michigan

As a trucker stops for a red light, a blonde catches up. She jumps out of her car, runs up to his truck, and knocks on the door. The trucker lowers the window, and she says, "Hi, my name is Heather and you are losing some of your load." The trucker ignores her and proceeds down the street.

When the truck stops for another red light, the girl catches up again. She jumps out of her car, runs up and knocks on the door. Again, the trucker lowers the window. As if they've never spoken, the blonde says brightly, "Hi my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!" Shaking his head, the trucker ignores her again and continues down the street.

At the third red light, the same thing happens again. All out of breath, the blonde gets out of her car, runs up, and knocks on the truck door. The trucker lowers the window. Again she says, "Hi, my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!"

When the light turns green the trucker revs up and races to the next light.
When he stops this time, he hurriedly gets out of the truck, and runs back to the blonde. He knocks on her window, and as she lowers it, he says, "Hi, my name is Kevin, it's winter in Michigan and I'm driving the salt truck.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

okay

so i am not dying of full body cancer (i thought i might have gotten it from s.j. lol)
i actually have Pityriosis Rosea. yeah who knew?
i had definitely never heard of it before.
i'm already sick of it and i've only had it for about a week and a half. apparently it usually lasts around two to three months, the worst case scenarios last four months, but that's rare. so... i hope it will go away in two months! for about the next two weeks it will get worse and then it will just stay in that way for about two weeks and then in two weeks after that it will start going away. that's hopefully at least.
i can't take any medicine to go it away and doctors haven't figured out yet what causes it, but it's been around for the past two centuries.
it's not very common, but when it does happen it happens to children, teenagers, and people in their twenties.
so yeah basically i won't be getting very many dates anytime soon... but i'm glad that mine doesn't itch yet...

oh yeah for all of you that haven't seen me recently. i have a rash that began on my back and now covers my entire torso. it's all the way from my chin to my hips covering my stomach and back and everywhere. apparently it usually forms a christmas tree shape on the back. that's kind of a cool thought. i suppose.
i'm basically trying to just find something cheerful about having a rash covering half of my body for the next two months.

here's something cheerful... it's not contagious in anyway

i just wish that someone knew what caused it. dang.
they think that it might be caused by past viruses, but no one really knows.
anyway... so you can hug me - you won't get the rash. ;)

Friday, January 14, 2005

how old do i look?

so my roommate melissa and i were at the grocery store the other day. we're in the line to check-out and the cashier said "you two aren't in college are you?" i replied "yes, actually i'm a sophomore and (pointing to melissa) she's a junior." to this the cashier was surprised and said "gosh you two look so young, i kept wondering why you were here buying groceries instead of being in school."
so yeah... i can see why i would look like i'm still in high school, but melissa has been out of high school for a while, she was home schooled and started college when she was seventeen.
she's going to be twenty-one in april and i'm nineteen so... i don't know, when am i going to start looking my age?
nineteen isn't even that old, but it's too old to be in high school.
whatever
better than looking thirty-five when i'm really nineteen right?

shout out to c work!!!! love her!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

blog entry number fifty

so... i love how everyone knows everyone.
i'm not even kidding you. it seems like at BYU everyone that you know knows at least one other person that you know or if you're meeting someone there is at least one mutual person that you both know without knowing that you both knew them.
crazy madness.
point in case. i have a friend name jonathan that i met in my biology class. i saw him on campus today and was walking with him when i ran into my friend caitlin who lives in the same complex as one of my best friend's from home, reed. caitlin coincidentally used to go to the same high school as one of my ex's, eric. another random chance, caitlin used to live in the same town in texas that jonathan is from, so they knew each other but didn't know they were both here at BYU.
another example. i'm flying home from christmas break. i went indy to dallas to SLC. i get on my plane to salt lake city from dallas and lo and behold a guy sits next to me on the plane. we start talking and i say i'm from indiana. he asks where in indiana so i ask him how familiar with indiana he is and he laughs and says, actually i only know one town, muncie. i said dang wow that's the one city that i'm from in indiana. he apparently was mission companions with ryan boyce. how's that for random?

Monday, January 10, 2005

so . . .

yeah so it's been a long quiet break huh?
it was wonderful though. i definitely got to go back to indiana for two weeks and two days and it was wonderful! now i have straight school with two days of vacation until april 13th.
*ouch*
so this break was made wonderful by:
the posse, jacob jackson, stephen greiner, nicky sutton, anna clark, amanda mccartney, jacob nicholas, susi boling, andre pichardo, adler edwards, eric boyce, jonathan ridge, jeff butler, my wonderful family, stevie ray hahn, tago, and everyone else that i saw.
basically winter break was a never ending YSA party.

it's nice to be back though and have a schedule. i'm just not made to be on vacation all the time. i'm glad that i'll have a job when i'm back in muncie for the summer, because i really would get bored i think if all i did was have fun.

muncie had a random killer ice storm all last week.

peter, earl, amy, and andrew came out to utah for a week to visit with the wonderful peeps here. that was super tight. it was kind of crazy having seven people live at my house (along with our fourteen animals) especially since three of them were boys. we got a hedge hog and a turtle and six baby fish to add to our collection of animals (the fish aren't counted in the fourteen, we count each tank as one animal).

so yeah i got a cuddle pillow for christmas and it's so great.

danny's key chains for christmas 2004 read:
"a cutie with a booty needs a hottie with a body"
and
"the more men i meet the more i love my cat"

quotes from a guys apartment

"you can't keep flirting with and dating two girls. no man can serve two masters"
"that's why i'm going to have them both serve me"

"i know she has a boyfriend, but she wouldn't be starting at me if she were completely satisfied"

"is that an engagement ring and i'm wasting my time?"


oh yeah and a shout out to stevo for being in cali and living his dreams!