Sunday, October 17, 2010

bike riding, Ikea arrows, and some fun questions...

In March, I had a bike riding epiphany. I didn't know how and wanted to learn. (You can read about that here) So.....

Yesterday, with the help of my dad, sister, mom, four...um..."supportive" ;) nephews, and one brother-in-law waiting for me to fall (just kidding) I learned! Success! At 21, I learned to ride a bike. Better late than never.

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I recently applied to a graduate school program and am patiently waiting...no. IMPATIENTLY waiting to hear what I will or will not be doing in January.
I was walking through a building today at a dedication reception with one of the girls from the office where I work. The event was semi-work related so we both had that nervous feeling where you feel like you should be doing something...so you don't have any clue what to do. We just had to wander around aimlessly (and pose for pictures for the Chronicle...you can look for me and Charlotte in the Faith Center dedication article!) I told her "I just want some arrows on the floor like at Ikea!"...metaphorical statement of the week!
I would really like for one of those arrows to be printed right smack on the top of an acceptance email. Lord, give me some Ikea arrows!

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I've been away from you all for so long :(
I'm going to answer some questions for y'all and would love to hear your answers too!
I've missed y'all!

What's your favorite holiday and why?
Can I get a raise of hands for Christmas?! I love it! Especially when Christmas is on a Sunday...which will happen next year! I'm so excited! I remember one Christmas Sunday when I was really little that we all woke up and went to church and made Christmas pancakes for everyone...favorite Christmas ever.

Describe the best date you've ever been on?
mm...not applicable :) BUT...if I had to imagine the best date (which of course I have)...it would be ridiculously low-key. Dinner, where we'd catch each other up on everything. Then we'd grab coffee and go wander around a bookstore. Clearly, I'd like him to be a nerd just like me.

Which room in your house is your favorite?
Right now I live in a two-bedroom condo with five other girls...my favorite room is the bedroom I share with two of them. We all three like to shut the world out occasionally. That worked out well :)

How many kids do you want to have?
My friend Meredith and I always joke about how my dad once said I was going to have seven...7...SEVEN. I don't know about that, but I'd like a few :)

What is your favorite quote?
"God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to." -Elizabeth Elliot

What is the first thing you do when you get home from work?
I lay on my bed for about five minutes. Not a nap--just a few minutes to breathe :)

Do you like cold or hot weather?
I'm honestly crazy about both. I love how my skin feels when I'm out in the hot sun...and I love when I get to wear scarves and coats and bundle up!

Do you like your middle name?
Lane--yes! It's my mom's maiden name and I used to hate it...but I love it now!

*don't forget to leave me your answers!*

3 comments:

Uncanny Colleen said...

Favorite Quote: "Come criticism should be heeded, and some criticism is just crap." (Source withheld .... heehee!)

Favorite weather: Cold

Favorite Holiday: Christmas...but Thanksgiving is a TIGHT 2nd

Favorite Room in my house: Hmmm...That's a tough one. I think it's the living room. No, maybe my bedroom. Perhaps, the gameroom. I don't know!

Best date that I have been on ever: Fancy dinner and then watched one of my all-time favorite movies (which had Larry's proposal edited into an appropriate scene). So cool!

Best date that I have been on recently (more than 11 years after the aforementioned date): Left the boys with a sitter and went to Incredible Pizza by ourselves! It was so much fun! I think that we probably looked like idiots, but we didn't even care!

How many kids? Ooohhh, this is a doozy. I think that I love having four, but I have recently had a relapse into thinking about having number 5!

My middle name is Colleen, and I never get home from work. But, if I did, I think that I would probably be the go-through-the-mail-first-and-then-check-the-voicemail kind of girl!

Sheesh! Did I answer all of those questions? I hope so!

Uncanny Colleen said...

By the way, I was so proud of your bike-riding skills!

Sade(the h is invisible!) said...

Fave Holiday: Christmas. I love drinking eggnog for the whole month of december lol

Best date: I haven't had one. But if i could imagine one, it would be on the lake in a small town in Kissimee, Fl. It's call Celebration (founded by disney :))

Fave Room: My bedroom. It's my little cave where I can retreat to from anything!

How many kids: I would want 4, two boys and two girls. In that order :)

Fave Quote: can't think of one :(

First thing i do when i get home: I take off my shoes and get on my knees and say thank you to God.

Weather: Cold. I LOVE LOVE when I have to snuggle up and get warm! I end up becoming a collector of teas when it gets cold.

Middle name: My middle name is Mozetta. I like it but i don't like to be called by it.

Well hannah montana that's all for now. Glad you learned how to ride a bike. Riding a bike is like my fave thing to do on the summer :)