Monday, January 31, 2011

day 39: zodiac sign and do you think it fits your personality

So if you really want to know a ton about Leo's here's the super crazy long explanation

Basically it says my good traits are: 
Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Broad-minded and expansive
Faithful and loving
                                                                               
And that my bad traits are: 
Pompous and patronizing
Bossy and interfering 
Dogmatic and intolerant


So yeah, with that being said I think we all know that I am very much a Leo. In fact, I have a co-worker that after working with me for 2 days asked if I was a Leo. He said he could spot it a mile away, but don't worry to him it was a compliment because he was a Leo too. 

I was scanning the long one and here are my cliff notes, feel free to skip this, it's long but I find it interesting and a pretty good description of me :)
  • The Leo type is the most dominant, spontaneously creative and extrovert of all the zodiacal characters.
  • They are at their most effective when in a position of command, their personal magnetism and innate courtesy of mind bringing out the best of loyalty from subordinates.
  • If jealously suspicious of rivals, they will not hesitate to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit them. Self-centeredness, greed for flattery, boastfulness, and bombast, pomposity, snobbish superiority, and overbearing  
  • Add to them a passion for luxury, a lust for power, unlimited sexual lust, and emotional indulgence
  • In professional life they do well at any vocation at which there is room at the top. 
  • If from the artisan ranks of society they will aspire to become the boss, partly because they are ambitious by nature, partly because they dislike manual labor, preferring to take charge of others doing it.
  • In his or her relations with others the Leo type is open, sincere, genuine and trusting. Outgoing, spontaneously warm hearted and plain spoken, though never lacking in kindliness, Leos are more disillusioned than the average if let down by those they trust.
  • (okay this is just funny) Physiologically, Leo governs the upper back, forearms, wrist, spine and heart. Its natives are subject to a number of ailments: pain in the back and lungs, spinal complaints, diseases of the heart and blood, sickness in ribs and sides, convulsions, pleasantries, violent burning fevers including, in former days, when they were prevalent, plague, pestilence, jaundice, and some afflictions of the eyes.
  • People are attracted to Leo's zest for life and their warm spirit. They have the ability to lift up one's spirits and provide encouragement when times are rough. Their enthusiasm attracts people, Leos are social butterflies, not because they want to be but because people always naturally gravitate and surround the Leo. Leos are very difficult people to not like, they are usually fairly balanced, realistic people. They never dwell on the past and they will think you are strange if you do. Some Leos might be too caught up in themselves and be very self-centered but they are never too self-absorbed to help anyone who needs it. They pamper their friends and treat them well. A Leo is the ultimate friend. They do not hold a grudge and they are very forgiving. They have respect and understanding of people's differences.
  • Leos are extremely sensitive but they hide that very well. Leos love praise and flattery, their egos demand respect and adoration. Leo is all about pride. This can cause them to be self-centered but the warmth of the Leo heart keeps it under control. If Leo's audience (otherwise known as their friends) do not provide the needed appreciation, Leo is too proud to ask for it and they will suffer a hurt ego, but no one will ever know and they will suffer in silence. The secret of the Leo is that they need to be needed.
  • Leo will never settle for second best. They want only the best which can cause lavish excessive spending habits as they enjoy their life of luxury, which is all to easily justified by the grand and magnificent Leo! Public image is very important to Leo, with luxurious possessions and ways of life, this keeps the public image in high standing. They will do whatever it takes to protect their own reputation.
  • Leos are very generous, kind and openhearted people. If a Leo is crossed, they will strike back with force but they are not one to hold a grudge, they easily forgive, forget and move on. Leos are always trying to make things right in the world, they have larger then life emotions and they need to feel like they have accomplished something at the end of the day.

And finally:

What it's like to date a Leo Woman:

The first step is to give her praise and adoration. The relationship will never work if she does not receive this from you. Do not look at other women when you are with her, she has to be the only one in your eyes. The thought of competition with other women completely turns her off, for she is marvelous and grand and better then any other woman (in her eyes)! Be prepared however to compete with other men. She attracts men, deliberately or not, because of her dazzling personality. She makes a good partner because she gives undying affection and love and makes you feel really mood about yourself. She is kind and supportive with an adventurous streak, she is always fun to be with. Leo woman will dominate,. But not completely for she still needs the man to lead the way and give her the desired sense of approval, she looks up to her man. Leo woman is perfect for the man who is affectionate and has a strong character but not too controlling. She needs someone who is passionate about everything in their life and who strives for the best in everything, because so does she.

Friday, January 28, 2011

day 38: a photo of your parent(s)

So my mom pretty much refuses to take pictures and when she has family pictures done it takes years to get them to us... so to keep this along here's a few candid s. There's both from our trip to Hawaii.

I miss it....

My Dad and I after finishing going down all the stairs on Diamond Head

My Mom and I at the first beach we saw when we landed in Hawaii

Thursday, January 27, 2011

day 37: a song that you like to dance to

I use to dance to any and everything with a beat. I was always dancing and moving, now not so much... I feel old. Anyway, there is always two songs that makes me want to move my feet:


AND

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

day 36: some hobbies of yours

I'm really bad at hobbies, but here's a spattering of what I've tried over the years:
  • soccer*
  • scrapbooking
  • photography
  • volleyball*
  • track
  • piano* (kinda...)
  • french horn
  • violin
  • knitting*
  • cross-stitch
  • sewing
  • quilting
  • art
  • cooking*
  • blogging*
  • aerobics
  • sleeping****
  • reading*
  • dancing*
  • cosmotology
  • writing

Yeah I think that's enough... needless to say I do a lot of things... just not for a long time :) I've started the ones that I will still do if I have time...

Monday, January 24, 2011

day 35: a letter to an ex

Dear Ex,
Thank you so much for dumping me. Goodness knows I was ignoring all the red flags and was set on making it work. It was the best decision you ever made for me, although I'm guessing it might be the worst decision of your life... since I see you've gone no where with it. 

I, however, have the best life ever now and I'm so happy with who is in it. You were in my life to show me that it's okay to date a younger man and I'm grateful for that- but now I'm just grateful you're not in it anymore.

Michelle

Friday, January 21, 2011

day 34: your favorite quote

So I kinda covered this here, but I have a few more. Here is my list from facebook in no particular order:

"Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn't one occasion where people celebrate you. Hallmark doesn't make a 'congratulations, you didn't marry the wrong guy' card. And where's the flatware for going on vacation alone?"~ Carrie SATC

"If you can laugh long and hard after you trip people will just think you're drunk" ~Conan O'Brien

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
W. H. Auden

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe

"In order to have joy, you need to understand that, as a child of your Heavenly Father, you inherited divine traits and spiritual needs--and just like a fish needs water, you need the gospel and the companionship of the Holy Ghost to be truly, deeply happy. Because you are the offspring of God (see Acts 17:28), it is incompatible with your eternal nature to do wrong and feel right. It cannot be done. It is part of your spiritual DNA, as it were, that peace, joy, and happiness will be yours only to the degree you live the gospel."
Marcus B. Nash

Thursday, January 20, 2011

day 33: what you’re craving right now

What am I not craving right now is the question? My lunch was very unsatisfying. In fact, As I was eating it I was getting nausea because I was very sick of it and didn't like the consistency anymore. It was Sweet Potato Bisque from Trader Joe's, and I think it was because I didn't have any rolls/ crackers to eat it with because I forgot my pretzel roll at home, but diet goals and budget goals prevented me from purchasing/ eating anything else. SIGH
so in typical Michelle fashion here's pictures of what I'm craving:
Pretzel Roll... so yum

Add texture to my liquid lunch

ANY ONE of these... sigh

Trader Joe's= diet friendly, right?
I ALWAYS crave this. Even when I'm eating it... but I usually get Animal or Protein Style...



I just realized that this might not mean food... like you can crave things beside food... well I'm still hungry and I'm PMS-ing so leave me alone :) today it's craving food.

P.S. I, Michelle, just manipulated the HTML coding on this blog... I think I am amazing for it. Just so you know.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

day 32: a photo you took

I like to call this my second home... LOVE that it's the carousel, London Tower and a castle all in one picture.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I just did a hard thing

I can't say much because this is a public blog... but in the span of 20 minutes I just did a few hard things... I'm shaking, but I'm proud of myself and you should be too. If I drank I'd say I would buy myself fancy champange and make everyone toast me today.


I'll just celebrate at Ladies Night tonight!

day 31: whatever tickles your fancy

So about a month ago I said to myself "this musing would be an awesome blog post for when I get to tickle my fancy." (that sounds so gross!) "Self, you should write it down so you remember. Nah, I don't need to." Well here I am not remembering... oh well.

Today we will talk about life. Life is funny isn't it?   It changes a lot. It's weird. I know that may sound dumb but here's what my life looked like about a year ago (brought to you by Paint)

Now my life is this:
I'm not complaining really, I'm kinda excited to find out what the Question Mark will be, but let me tell you the other plan was a lot easier to wrap my head around and plan my life around, because it was all planned out and it didn't depend on anyone else. I think that's what is crazy... other people , be it bosses or boyfriends or jerks who work at a certain Studio, co-workers or family... when my life depends on them more... it's scary.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

day 30: a letter to the friendliest person you knew for only one day

Since I haven't done one in a while and the last one was a bit lame... here's another post for you all.

Dear lady on the plane,

Thank you so much for all your help on my flight from Green Bay to Minneapolis. The flight was over an hour late and I needed to make my connection so I could get home to travel to my boyfriend's grandma's funeral and you kept me calm and helped me relax. THEN when you ran through the airport with me since you knew it so much better than I did so that I can find my gate... that was amazing. And when you got that guy to drive me some of the distance so I could make it... you were so kind and I didn't get the chance to thank you because I was running off. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You really are the nicest person ever, especially because air travel can be so cold and unfeeling, to take compassion on the young stranger next to you... that was so nice. You make me want to be a better person, especially when I'm flying.

Love,
Michelle

day 29 provide the hex code of your favorite color

So you're suppose to go to this site and provide the hex code: I'm torn between

#1FBB53
AND
#400080

So lame, but this was hard because as you can see from my blog I LOVE COLOR!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

day 28: favorite places to shop

So I think I've been avoiding this because I think it's kinda lame... anyway without further delay, here's where I shop:

Ann Taylor LOFT

Charlotte Russe

Old Navy

Forever 21

New York and Company


And for the stores that I occasionally shop at that I wish I could (and someday will) buy more clothes at are:

Anthropologie

J. Crew

White House Black Market
Banana Republic

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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