Friday, December 31, 2010

day 27: a talent of yours

So I don't have a lot of tangible talents... but here's the list I once compiled:

  • I am really good at packing. Not like light packing, but making lots of stuff fit into a small space. Like all my month's worth of groceries on the convener belt at the store, all of Erica and my stuff into her Sunfire for a trip to Florida and back... things in general into my Yaris.
  • I am good at Dinosaur impressions, most notably a T rex and those ones that spit stuff in your eyes to blind you
  • I am good at embarrassing myself in public.  I do believe this is a talent. I have little shame
  • I am good at crying and not ruining my makeup
  • I am good at finding my cell phone after I've lost it
  • I am good at making people laugh
  • I am good at falling gracefully
  • I am good at being adorable even when I have food on my face, spill my drink on myself etc
  • I am good at setting my friends up with men and on dates 
  • and one of my best legitimate talents is that I'm a good judge of people

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

day 26: favorite books

My favorite book of all time is: 


I just completely love it. Past that I don't have favorites.. I love all books... I will read anything. Currently I'm reading:



And a book that I can't find a picture online to read that's called " A 100 women who have made a difference that no one knows about". It's really interesting and I'm sad I can't find a picture of it online. 
UP next on deck is:

And now this since Amazon recommended it! The Remarkable Soul of a Woman


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

day 25: a letter to someone you judged by their first impression

*Author's note: I don't like this one.

Dear World,

I can be a not nice person. Like a lot. But typically my first impression is pretty dead on. That's all I'm saying...

Michelle

Thursday, December 23, 2010

day 24 time to face morph

This is what my face morphed into haha

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

day 23 share one of your current favorite tunes


This song is love.

Just need to put my opinion out there

I don't care what your beliefs are on the LGBT community, I think that the It Gets Better Project is a great idea for the youth today. I stumbled across this article and it surprised me. I agree with the general statement, it's an over exaggeration of the situation, I'm sure if you look at the stats-every archetype of person in high school probably has the same rate of suicide- but that doesn't mean the message isn't important. I think it needs to be spread farther then just the LGBT community. I think everyone at that age needs to know that it gets better. That High School in general is rough for a lot of people, and even for the people who you might not think are having a hard time. It's an awkward time and teenagers are not nice people.

So to ALL teens- It does get better, life evens out and there is so much fun and joy coming your way if you just wait it out.

Love,

an ex-high school chubby/ math nerd/ choir girl/ drama club/ debate club/ jock/ tom boy/ class clown/ honor student female.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

day 22: a photo that makes you happy

Well this is just too easy... I saw this just today...
This may or may not be a screenshot since this is a DisneyPhotoPass pic... 


and here it is in Black and White... I think it's stunning.

And here it is with a Christmas border


We took photo pass pics by the tree too..


And with a Feliz Navidad border... because why not!


Sorry for being that girl here... I just like it and it's a picture that makes me happy

In other random news... I have become an HTML code queen... next thing you know I'll be designing my own blogs and not using templates... hahahaha it's more I'm just really proud of myself and what I'm doing on my work website in terms of HTML coding.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

day 21: your favorite television program

Here's the shows I watch:




Friday, December 10, 2010

day 20: a letter to someone that changed your life

Dear Mr. Walsh,

Thanks for believing in me. If it were not for your excellent teaching skills I would never have made it as far as I have. Thanks for taking the time to work with me on essays, papers and tests. Thank you for knowing I'm smart enough to know and understand the learning part, but that other teachers had failed me in teaching me how to properly express the ideas and thoughts in a coherent, organized manner while using proper grammar and punctuation. Thank you for taking the time to teach me this, and never just writing me off. Thank you for being a real teacher that teaches because they are truly passionate about educating people and aren't jaded by the job, or the people who teach because they don't know what to do with their life or because they think that a teaching profession is good when they mommy track themselves ( most of Utah I'm looking your way).

And while I'm at it, thank you for helping me break out of my shell, at least while I was in your class. I loved your sarcastic teaching style always made me laugh and when you called me out and I answered the question correctly it instill a sense of pride in myself that it bolstered my confidence. You treated us like adults and we responded adult-like. You truly are the best teacher I have ever had.

Thank you for your hard work, it will always be appriciated.

Michelle

P.S. Tell Mr. Nicolsi that he's 2nd best and was almost as important to me and my education too :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

day 19: whatever tickles your fancy

LOVE

Love has been on my mind lately. Not because I am in love so I think everyone should be too, (although sometimes I wish I could force everyone to be in love... but that's more like one of those spread the good news things then thinking I'm superior) but just the general subject of love.

A few days ago I was driving and I was pondering on a quest I embarked on during my college years. It was to find a movie that did not have love in it. It was during a particularly long dry spell when I didn't even have a crush on anyone (shocking right?) and I didn't want to deal with romance, love or anything of the sort. I couldn't find one. I thought that since my life was so love free and movies (mostly) try to be realistic that, surely, there would be one movie that didn't have a romantic plot-line, twist or happy couple in it. Couldn't do it- it seems all movies have some sort of subplot that featured love.

So I was thinking back on this quest. Why was it so hard? There is, of course, the obvious one- romantic comedies are for the ladies who wistfully want that and are emotionally touched by movies and the romance in the other movies are for the ladies to enjoy while the men enjoy the bombs. I don't buy this.

My theory: Love is a real human emotion that everyone yearns for. I don't care how deep down some people hide it everyone wants love. Maybe not to the point where they want to go out and see a romantic comedy, but at least where they appreciate the emotional response that they experience.  I think that is why people do fall in love and why people are drawn to things like romantic comedies, poems, pictures, stories, dating websites, Valentine's Day etc. because the pure emotion that is love seems like a good thing, no matter what. Love is something that as humans we yearn for. I  mean even the guys you think will never settle down, do.

That is something, no wonder it has been described and the world's most powerful emotion.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

day 18: set or share a goal

I'm always setting goals (not always reaching them) here are a few I'm currently working on:
  • read more- all types of books, i just bought like 6 CS/Management books
  • size 8. I'm secure enough with myself to tell you all I'm mostly a size 10 sometimes a 12 and I want to get down to a always an 8 size. I'll never been super skinny and honestly I'll look like a freak if I do because of my GIANT HIPS AND BUTT, but I think 8 would be a good size for me :)
  • in conjunction with the losing weight one I'm running and I want to do a 5k without stopping (hehe) then a 10k without stopping then a half marathon... without stopping
That's it for now :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

day 17: a photo that makes you sad

Hurt animals make me so sad. They are, mostly, so innocent and loving and it's rare they've inflicted the injury upon themselves. That's why hurt animals make me infinitely more sad than hurt humans.

Yummy McYumerson

I have been really bad at sticking to my health mandated diet for the last little bit. I just really miss meat sometimes. Anyway, due to not sticking to it and using my supplements too much I've just been feeling sick and not happy- well, happy about eating meat, but not happy because it made me all bloated and blah feeling.

So this week is my cleanse. All week the only things I will eat will be food that I know I can and no supplement usage this week!

So to make this happen I walked to the store today at lunch and got a bunch of things to put in a whole wheat pita. (Blah I just looked at the ingredients of my dressing and it has fish gelatin in it- less than 2% though...) and came up with this:


So yum!

Ingredients: 
Whole wheat pita
grape tomatoes
Avocado slices
Spinach Blend lettuce
Basil 
Clover Sprouts
Mozerella (that wasn't made with enzymes!)
and this "Veggie Mix" that contains radishes, jicama, celery, peppers and carrots (and maybe some more) for crunch! 
and the cursed Honey Dijon (Light) dressing that *might* make me a little sick.
Total Calories: 392

So basically so much yumminess with not many calories and it's a healthy balance of healthy fats, whole wheat and veggies.

Yay for lunch for the week!

Friday, December 3, 2010

day 16: provide pictures of 5 celebrity crushes

My first ever Celebrity crush was Harrison Ford. What a babe!
The amazing thing is that he still looks amazing even now....
Then in my tween years  it was all about JTT
 In college this was hanging up in my hallway... I didn't think it was right to be greedy with all this perfection
 
Look at that. WOW. And for current celeb crushes... well it appears I have a type!

Dark, facial hair, generally hot...



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

day 15: a letter to someone you wish you could meet

Dear world,

Is it weird that I don't have an overwhelming desire to meet anyone in particular? At one point in my life I felt pretty certain I was going to meet Mark Paul Gosselaar, but it didn't happen. I don't know I just enjoy meeting people. I like to get to know them...

Love,
Michelle

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