A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 3

A couple of weekends ago I got an email from one of Brent's sister's. She had just watched "Julie & Julia" and she said she thought of me and my blog. I love that movie... and thought that was a nice compliment. She said I had potential to have a "blog gig" like that. I would love that. But what would my "blog gig" be? Any ideas? I guess that is one of the reasons why I started the poll on my blog. P.S. I always love comments and ideas on my blog.

It's time to do Taxes again. I dislike doing taxes. I don't know why. I have learned how to do them and I have done them myself before. But if I don't have to, I don't want to. I like the money I get back from Taxes (and it looks like this year will be the biggest amount that I have received back so far in my life). Thankfully I can find other people to do my taxes for me. Thanks Jess! Don't worry... in return for the favor I am babysitting for them tonight, so he and my sister can go out to dinner.

Have I ever told you one of my biggest pet peeves? It is flakes. Seriously, I don't understand why it is so hard for some people to follow through with something they said they were going to do. My good friend Monica and I (after everyone bailed on our camping trip and we went anyway) came up with the 11th commandment. Thou Shall Not Flake. I think it's a good one. If you say you will call, then call. If you say you will show up somewhere, show up. If you say you are going to keep in touch, keep in touch. If you don't think you will actually do it, then don't say you will. I think it is better to get an honest answer than be disappointed later. You might think you are being more nice by telling someone what they want to hear... but in reality it is more irritating to find out someone is full of empty promises. I understand that there exceptions, things come up. If this is the case... explain to the person. I just think it is respectful to the person you made a promise to. I don't care if it was a small promise or a big promise, I think this new commandment should apply to all situations. Just my opinion.

I realized after the Vegas trip last weekend, I wish I could be "Lollified" everyday before I went to work. I feel like no matter how hard I try to make myself look like Lolly did my hair and make up... I just can't. Then I stop trying. But I really feel better about myself when I am dressed up and my hair and make up is all done. I just feel great and when I feel great, I act happier and more pumped to take on life. So... I guess I will have to try harder to get the Lollification down.

Something that I have realized in the last couple of weeks, I have found a way to really let out my emotions. I will blast the music in my car and sing my HEART out!(Not that I have never sang by myself in the car... but this is different) I try to sing as loud as I have turned up the music (for some reason it sounds better this way). Depending on the song and how I am feeling... I even cry sometimes while I am singing. If anyone looked at me as they drove by, they would probably think I was a crazy person. What can I say, I have been loving it and somehow it helps me. Songs I have been blasting on repeat and singing my heart out to this week are "Need You Now" (I know weird... I don't even like country, I guess it is just how I feel) and "Russian Roulette" oh and "Kid". P.S. most music video's are dumb and so I did not link the song titles to the video's for you to watch the video.... more just hear the song if you don't know what I am talking about. If you have not tried this, maybe you should?
P.S. I am also getting out my emotions by writing my own songs. I will post at least one on here when they are done and I feel good about them. ha ha


Dallas and Kirsten said...

Seriously...we are the same person! :) Remember when we first met and we couldn't help but laugh at all the similarities? Yeah well your blog just listed two of my tops! Flakes and singing in the car!! Agree and Agree!! Love ya

Jenni and Mitch Miller said...

I LOVE this post for so many reasons. But mainly, I'm a former flake. And every year I would make a resolution to stop being a flake. But I always found myself saying things people wanted to hear but thinking to myself that I probably won't follow through. How bad is that?! BUT, then I became friends with a girl who ALWAYS flaked on me and it drove me insane! And I realized how disrespected people must have felt by me when I flaked or didn't follow through. So right then and there I promised myself I would always be true to my word. And I'm not perfect, but I think I'm a WAY better friend now. Anyway, sorry for the assurdly long post, but I just wanted to say kuddos for always being a person with a lot of integrity and a person that people can rely on. You are the best!!

politicchic6 said...

So many things, so little time.
1- Taxes. HATE THEM! We did ours and got four different answers. Alan's dad (a professional) did them and we got a nice result. Hello NEW CAMERA!

2- I also can not take flakiness. When a plan is made a plan is made. Flake all you want until you actually make a plan, but when you've committed that is the end. I also hate it when people say something for politeness sake, and then are all sorts of resentful later. Honesty first.

3- I am a loud car singer.

4- I am also a break up song singer. We will have to get together sometime and exchange songs because mine are HILARIOUS in that they are very folky/emotastic and very sincere.

THE LIZARD'S said...

what?! i think you do a good job of getting 'lollified'.. you are the trend setter in provo, it seems! your cute green dress, your red hair, your makeup .. its very stuff i would do!

jamie hixon said...

Can't wait for the song posts.
Get ready for some awesome duets next week... I have a piano now!!!

Lauren Graff said...

I love reading about your life! :)

Cheryl said...

So in the car the earlier this week Ashby asked me to sing "that song from Tracy's car". I didn't know off hand which song she meant. Then she said, "the one about 'it's after 1 and I'm alone and I need you'" haha. So I sang what I could remember of it for her. So now that ranks up there for her with the "firefly" song.
And I agree with Lolly, you are good a beautifying yourself and really trendy and cute.