Friday, August 22, 2008

My List

You know how they always tell us to throw away our lists? Well, I did that when I was about 19 and my dating life has been, hmmm...dramatic to say the least...ever since.
So, I'm rebelling. Here is my list for all to have and to hold.
Main Squeeze Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love candidates must receive a passing score of 70% of higher.
  • People love him
  • My head and heart don’t argue falling in love with him
  • Reassures me/calms my fears
  • Surprises me in thoughtful ways
  • Lets me surprise/serve him
  • Doesn’t flagrantly flirt with other girls
  • Athletic – not just watching
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Softball
  • Never any major transgressions
  • Stable familial Relationships
  • Doesn't accept phone numbers from other girls, let alone on a regular basis
  • Introduces me to new things
  • Physically Attractive
  • Likes curvier women, but not “large” women
  • Good eating habits
  • Reads scriptures regularly
  • Ice cream
  • Let’s me cook for him
  • Will cook with me
  • Will clean with me
  • Not itching to pop out children
  • Loves travel
  • Loves to try new things
  • Kisses – soft, yet firm, not slimy
  • Playful
  • Bishop thinks he’s a good pick
  • Doesn’t make me believe I’m crazy
  • Entertaining in groups
  • Makes me laugh
  • Smiles when he sees me
  • Gives me “the look”
  • Comfortable with intimacy
  • Intelligent
  • Able to hold intellectual conversations
  • Very devoted
  • No wandering eyes
  • Rock-solid testimony
  • Excited about life
  • Loves people
  • Will tolerate my kitty just because I love her
  • Can 100% confidently know he will never cheat
  • Temple marriage – no other option
  • Worthy priesthood holder
  • Patient, patient, patient
  • Understands women’s hormones are not understandable
  • Never uses nicknames like “ball and chain”
  • I don’t have to qualify anything about him to anyone
  • Doesn’t carry around photos of ex’s
  • Has guy friends, not just girls
  • Good Job or good job potential
  • Educated or plans therefore
  • Communicates with me
  • Complimentary languages of love
  • Enjoys movies
  • Realizes I will be his family and doesn’t ignore me for them
  • Supportive of my career and happy for my success
  • Passionate about music – hopefully some of mine
  • Will see Broadway shows with me
  • Dances or willing to learn with me
  • Sense of reverence and awe for the world around us
  • Can talk with me anytime, about anything
  • Decisive
  • Familiar with technology
  • Handy around the house
  • Handy around a car
  • Gentleman, but not to the extreme
  • Gets excited about something just because I am
  • Inspire each other to better ourselves
  • Strong work ethic
  • Outgoing
  • Confident
  • Okay with my freakish organization habits
  • Family members tease him and trash talk, but don’t have any real “dirt”
  • Not secretive about outside communications (phone, e-mails, etc.)
  • Supports my daily gym habit
  • Knows how to budget
  • No unsubstantiated excess debt
  • Optimistic
  • Spends time with me – just the two of us
  • Wants to know about my life and excited to experience it
  • Appreciates my sense of humor
  • My friends/family members don’t have any red flags
  • Lets me know I am beautiful/attractive
  • Teases me, but knows the line
  • Will tolerate shows I like that are ridiculous - Golden Girls is the first that comes to mind
  • Proud of me, you know, wants to show me off
  • Wants to work for me - thinks I am a prize to be won, not a second choice
  • Tells me he loves me on a regular and frequent basis
  • Self-control
  • Tender-tempered
  • Realistic expectations of child care/discipline
  • Relatively clean/neat
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Not a whiner
  • Good father potential
  • Doesn't try to change me
  • Appreciates my family and all the craziness we are
  • Has goals in life
  • Likes to snuggle
  • Compliments others, but not more than he compliments me
  • Not likely to get into a physical or verbal fight
  • Willing to have a weekly date night
  • Willing to spend time apart when we each need alone time
  • Has activities and hobbies of his own
  • Not scared of spiders and mice and other creepy crawlies
  • Musically inclined or talented in some way
  • Doesn't have to tell me how great he is
  • Gracefully accepts the things in life we have no control over (like if I accidentally step on his toe)
  • Healthy
  • Hasn't kissed so many people he can't even begin to count them all (I've dated three people like this and they were all trouble)
  • Recognizes me for the strong, spiritual daughter of God I am
  • Good sense of style - dresses well or lets me dress him well:-)
  • Let's me be independent when I need and dependent on him when I need
  • I don't feel like I am settling in any way

Thursday, August 21, 2008

White Water Rafting and Bigfoot

I went white water rafting for the first time in my life August 9!
My friend, Ashley Anderson, with only 3 days-notice I was coming to visit her in Idaho, hooked us up with her friends who raft. We went down the Hoeback in Wyoming, then headed to Jackson Hole for dinner. I had a blast!

Monday, August 18, 2008


My sissy is in town visiting from Ohio.
Yesterday a couple of friends came over for dinner after church.
I walk around the corner and see my sis talking to my sweet, innocent friend Johnny Hardy. My jaw then drops in horror. I cover Johnny's eyes.
Brit's dress was strapless, but covered by a conservative cardigan.
Unfortunately, the dress had fallen down to her waist and she was standing there gabbing away, dress at her waist, flesh exposed, black bra blaring - even the cardigan couldn't save her.
Nothing like dinner and a show:-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Last Friday I was driving down 700 East on a beautiful, car-windows-down, wind-blowing-in-your-hair kind of day in SLC.
I look to my right and two cars over I see my friend Aaron Alsop, whom I haven't seen in about 4 years! I yelled his name and, since it was a windows-down day, he heard me! He and his wife were yelling back and forth with me until the light change and they turned off into the distance for another 4-year absence.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Once upon a time I twirled baton for 12 years. I probably had an equal amount of chips in my teeth as a direct result.
One dentist about two years ago finally decided to make my two front teeth the same size and submitted it to insurance as a necessity (love him!).
Not too long ago, late one evening I noticed a little chip between the real part of that tooth and the fake part. I couldn't take it.
I got out my crystal nail file and filed down the fake part - no more chip:-)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer Nights

For all you curious cats out there who know some nitty gritty has been omitted...
Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Ivy meets Zuko when she is dating someone.
Ivy becomes engaged.
Ivy becomes unengaged.
Ivy dates Zuko for two weeks, then sits between him and another bloke at a movie and snuggles up to other bloke during movie.
Ivy and Zuko start to really date two months later.
Ivy is also dating ex-fiancee and several others while dating Zuko for 6 months.
Ivy breaks up with Zuko and gets back together with him 3 times during those 6 months.
Zuko proposes to Ivy despite extreme lack of desire to be exclusive on Ivy's part.
Ivy keeps ring, but says she needs a break for a few weeks.
Zuko meets Betty and courts her fool-hardily and whole-heartedly.
Ivy comes back to Zuko two weeks later and says, "No," to the proposal.
Zuko tells Betty he is ready to try and give his heart to just one person - her.
For the next couple months/few weeks, Zuko treats Betty like an angel.
Zuko takes Betty home to meet his family, extends romantic gestures every day, surprises her every day, dances with her, sings with her, plays piano with her, takes her for midnight lightning-storm watching drives, reads scriptures with her every night, golfs with her, shoots guns with her, cooks frequently with her, shops with her, cares for her kitty while she is out of town, makes lists of all the fun things he wants to do with her, constantly assures her of how beautiful she is, has confidence oozing out of his pores, and pretty much does everything any man could do to make a gal fall hard and fast (er than usual, anyway).
Zuko begins to miss Ivy again.
Ivy, the same week, meets up with Zuko and tells him she misses him and wants to date him again.
Zuko tells Betty he needs a week to straighten out his thoughts, neglecting to tell her of encounter with Ivy.
Wise man counsels Zuko to run hard and fast away from Ivy.
Wise man counsels Betty she is the best thing to ever happen to Zuko.
Zuko breaks up with Betty for (poison?) Ivy.
Undoubtedly, Zuko will be down on his knees begging Betty please once Ivy wilts again.
Betty will stand strong - she is woman, hear her roar.