Monday, October 26, 2009

Kindred Spirits


Hair color, length, style: Brownish blonde, medium, straight (except I put it in curlers at night a lot)//// Deep Brown, medium, curly

Permed, dyed, or natural: Dyed blonde, needs redoing/// Dyed it red forever ago for a play-but the red's still lingering...

Eye color: Blue-gray///Blue-gray

Glasses, contacts, or neither: Neither, but I need them///Neither!

Height (tall, short, medium): Short///Medium

Favorite color: Green or Blue///Blue-any and all shades!

Biggest fears: Mice, heights///Tornados, spiders

Random thilly fears: Toilet lizards! (Nasty little critters!)///rubber snakes, real snakes, and sharks in the swimming pool

Favorite food: French silk pie, chocolate lasagna///cookie dough brownies

Movie(s) you'll watch again and again: Anne of Green Gables, LOTR, POTC, Sarah Plain & Tall & sequels/// Titanic, The Lake House, LOTR, Pride and Prejudice, Passion of the Christ (annually)

Favorite Austen book: Northanger Abbey///Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility

Passions: Human trafficking, ALS///Pro-life movement, Darfur, Education

Goals: Family, mediator, publish a book, have a positive impact on at least one person///Family, Theatre Career, Spreading God's love, and ultimately Heaven

Temperament: Saguine-Phlegmatic (another test said Sanguin-Choleric)///Sanguine-Phlegmatic (another test said Sanguine-Choleric)!

Bad habits: Procrastination, picking fingernails, while not wanting to hog the spotlight I take the other extreme & end up as 'the quiet one' (I'm not quiet!)///Procrastination, talking too much, heedlessness, overeating, pulling on hangnails

Unique ways you spell words: yah, rawr, grey, thilly, tho, sawwy, loverly, <3///>yeah, rowr, anywho, sowwy, wuv

Family: Biological—one older brother///Biological-1 older sister, 2 younger sisters, 2 younger brothers

Adopted—12 sisters, 11 brothers///2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 3 lovely children (and a loving husband, of course)

Myer's Brigg's Personality Test: ENFP///ENFJ/P

Favorite hobby/hobbies: Irish dance, reading, writing, scrapbooking///reading, scrapbooking, writing, baking

Least favorite chore: Dishes///Pulling weeds

Least favorite illness: sore throat///Headaches

View on purity: I wear two purity rings, but one broke while I was in England...Unless God changes my mind I'm saving my first kiss///I've had a purity ring since eighth grade

View on romance: Finding the romance in life///Finding the romance in life

Boy status: I have a crush but am waiting for God's perfect plan/// "Stir not up nor awaken love until it please." Trusting in God.

Favorite animal: Dolphins, frogs///Dolphins

Favorite painter: Monet, Kim Norlien///Botticelli, Mary Cassatt

Favorite thing you collect: willow figurines///keychains

Christmas traditions: lefse, junkit, reenacting the nativity scene with figurines, opening presents Christmas Eve, advent gifts///Matching nightgowns/pajamas, gingerbread houses, Advent calendar/wreath, Christmas candy, St. Lucia's Day

Things that make you laugh: boys, Princess Bride references, inside jokes, broccoli hour///boys, Princess Bride references, inside jokes, dropping a pencil at 3:00 in the morning

Things that make you cringe: inappropriate humor (especially coming from ppl you respect), when someone says something awkward/mean about someone in the room///Awkward silences, When someone says something awkward/mean about someone in the room, bad-mouthing, swearing

Pet Peeves: Smacking, the word “baggy” (when referring to a Ziploc bag), being ordered around, swearing, PDA of non-married couples, cruelty///Smacking, chewing with mouth full, the sound of styrofoam rubbing on styrofoam, underdone pizza, PDA in non-married couples, bad manners, "like" overdosing (guilty of that myself!)

View on stuffed animals: Love them ^_^///As much as I adore them, I've always prefered dolls. :)

Love language: Tie between quality time and touch///Quality time/words of affirmation

Best gift someone could give: Spending a day with me///A thoughtful one

Favorite piece of clothing & why: A grungy sweatshirt that's way too big for me...a friend borrowed it once & had it when I was in England for three months...then she returned it and left for Australia for five's my hug sweatshirt///A black and white trench coat I got for my birthday last year-it always makes me feel sophisticated and mature! :)

Faith: Protestant...focus on a relationship with God///Catholic...pursuing a relationship with God

Sleeping Beauty: Parallel to my life--just as Aurora was for a time unable to love Prince Phillip (when she was asleep), I am unable to love the prince God's preparing for me, until I am able to love God with my whole heart and be satisfied only in Him.///Sleeping Beauty is, simply put, my role model- I strive to be a woman who is worth pursuing. Also, there are so many beautiful themes in that fairy tale, that never cease to delight me....(upcoming blog post in order?) And last, but definitely not least, Sleeping Beauty is a reminder of the verses in the Song of Songs that charge us to: "Stir not up nor awaken love until it please."

Favorite Smiley: ^_^/// 8-)

(Ella, with her favorite stuffed dog, Brownie)

(Addie, with her favorite doll, Samantha)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Birthday Wishes!

Hello darling readers!

I thought you all might like to know, today is our beloved Addie's birthday! Leave her some love! <3

Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcoming Wonderment!

'Tis my turn to post...

Ella and I have been discussing plans for a great, big, epic blog post. So epic, that we'll have to get together to write it! So stay tuned! It'll be here soon, hopefully!

In the meantime, here is a song that my pastor mentioned in his homily on Sunday-
it's very, very good!

God bless you all!


Saturday, October 3, 2009



Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
Jane Austen

Right now college means one thing to me:


which of course equal:

loads and loads of work.

Writing essays, I'm fine with. What was really starting to get to me was the neverending checking boxes, filling out the SAME information over and over, squeezing words into limited spaces, number crunching, etc., etc., etc. in never ending succession!

*insert plaintive sigh here*

And furthermore, the endless and monolithic process known as "APPLYING TO COLLEGES" takes up lots of TIME.

*insert groan here*

Time that could be spent enjoying oneself, laughing and talking with friends, scrapbooking, journaling, going for a walk, or any other infinitely more enjoyable activity.

So. Those were my feelings up until about 5:00 today.

After having to cancel my second outing with a friend this week (Sorry Ella! :(), I decided that if I was going to have to stay home and work on these college applications, I jolly well would. And I would finish my calculus homework, even if it killed me, and I would not waste the afternoon on Facebook or the forum; I would sit down and get stuff done. I was not going to sacrifice my time with friends just to waste more time. So help me, I was going to get some actual work done.

So, on the way home from my show this afternoon, I stopped by my church's Eucharistic adoration chapel. It was lovely and peaceful, and I sat in front of Jesus, finishing up my calc homework. I've always found the adoration chapel is the best place to work through my problems. I now know that math problems can be worked out there as well.
Then, I got home, and I sat down at the computer and I got my first college application submitted! One down. Five to go. I can do this.

And, I realized I've been letting my laziness get in my way. There were some points over the past week I was debating whether college was really worth it or not. In reality, though, I was just bogged down in the mire of applications, and also, scared of leaving home, friends, and family. Then, I realized how absolutely stupid I was being. Because, I AM excited for college-I know it'll be awesome. Anything that is awesome won't come without hard work; and I hate to admit it, but hard work is an aquired taste for me. I have to teach myself to enjoy it.

And as for leaving friends, one of my favorite new quotes I discovered is Eleanor Roosevelt's: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” I can leave home and all the people I love and care about won't leave me-their footprints will be in my heart.

*insert cheesy violin music here*

Now, I'm feeling ready to tackle these remaining applications with all my heart. Wish me luck! And when I get to the end of this adventure, let's have coffee together. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

How to Survive Law School in 6 Easy Steps

"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way." --Jane Austen

I know all of you are just dying to attend law school now that I've started. ;) Therefore, I've compiled a handy dandy set of tips just for you!

Tip #1: Have confidence. What you say matters very little compared to how you say it.

"I think the fluffy bunny effect would work wonderfully in this instance," Carli says enthusiastically.
"That doesn't make a whole lot of sense," her professor responds. "But you sound like you know what you're talking about, so I'll let it slide."
Tip #2: Bring all your books to class, even if you don't have assignments in them that day. You'll look prepared--and build muscle at the same time!

Tip #3: If you look tired, your professors will believe that you were up all night studying.
Carli falls asleep during class.
"Wow," her professor says. "She's dedicated."
Tip #4: Keep talking--and don't forget to use big words and legalese that sound right. It can confuse them into believing that what you say is true.
"I believe the issue in the case was whether or not Jones could have personal jurisdiction when in 1985 a similar case was determined they could not, but the differences in cases were immense and..."
...Or put them to sleep.

Tip #5: Do something that will get you noticed.
Carli comes to class wearing a sombrero. She is known from then on as the crazy student with the sombrero.

At least people recognize her now.
Tip #6: If you really want to succeed in law school...don't follow any of this advice.

Because absolutely none of it would actually work!