Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Dance already!

I'd like to share with you a one minute story of an occurrence that happened to me awhile ago when I was in Target. It went like this:

I was in target picking up a few groceries for a chili making event, when I rounded the corner of the aisle and a little girl by the name of Annika was spinning in the aisle (or twirling, whatever your personal preference is). Her mother says to her "Annika, stop dancing"
Annika's reply, "Mom" (and she keeps on twirling)
Annikas mom: You can dance when we get home
Annika: " But mom, I dance….. Because the song…. Is in my head!" (she says this in a loving way, you could tell the passion in her voice)
I was like YES! I gave her a little wink and I walked on by. I had a smile on my face for the rest of the time I was in target. That little girl, wow, what a future she will have! If only we were inducting new members into Adagio. Its that kind of passion that we need and dedication that we strive for. Think about the reasons you dance, ponder that thought, and the next time you hear the music in your head, just dance!

for my fellow adagio membersa

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Is Chivalry Dead?

Call me old fashioned, but I like it when a guy opens the door for me or pulls out my chair. But is it just me or does it seem like this is happening less and less. I hate the fact that I'm taken aback when a guy actually opens my car door. Tonight when I was at the gym, I was walking towards the drinking fountain and there was a guy in front of me. He turned around and let me get a drink first, before him! I was so impressed, granted he could have just wanted to stare at my a**, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Does it seem wrong to want to have a conversation with a guy where cussing isn't part of his vocabulary?! I'm not jumping on the bitter bus towards guys or anything but if you really want to impress a girl, hold the door open for her, take her coat, walk her to her door, etc etc etc. All those little things that you don't think really exist in today's world, are really the little things that we love! So take note fellas, and don't let chivalry die!

why can't I just find a nice guy like Jim from The Office? Even Dwight Schrute would make me laugh! haha

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Oh the snow...

Remind me again why I live in Iowa......


but I can't complain. Yesterday was 77!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

My random life

This is just a little insight in to how random my life is. This morning I woke up and I swear, I did not move an inch while I slept last night. I woke up in the same spot I fell asleep, I'm positive. Any time I do this, I know I got a good nights rest because usually I'm tossing and turning. I have antsy legs, what can I say. Anyways, I have to explain my dream. I was in a room full of people and for some reason, I just happened to be sitting next to the one, the only, David Hasselhoff (no I was not impressed). Turns out we were at an auction for celebrity junk. You know, stuff like Britney Spear's gum, Star Wars gear, that sort of stuff. I guess I was there to bid on a piano owned by Billy Joel. David leans over and asks what I'm there to bid on so naturally, I tell him. He proceeds to tell me how he's just there to make sure someone good gets his car. As soon as he mentions his car, Ian Zehring (Steve from 90210) comes sliding over and is like "dude, I'll buy your car." I'm thinking all along the car they are talking about it Kit from Night Rider. So they hackle back and forth and finally David accepts Ians offer. Well, turns out that the car they were talking about was a beach cruiser from Baywatch. When Ian finds out, he began to hurl insults at David who in turn, started sending them right back. 90210 vs. Baywatch. classic. Then I woke up.. That's it, random right!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


It's one thing to be bored but it's another thing to be sick and bored. At least when I'm just bored, I have all these options of stuff I could do but when I'm sick, there's not a whole lot you can do when you cant even lift your arms over your head! You can only check your email so many times or even update your facebook status. I think the concept of boredom is why they invented tv marathons. A mindless activity that will keep you occupied for hours.... until you come to the realization that you haven't moved in the past 5 hours.
I try to read my book but even that lasts only so long. I did a little spring cleaning in my room, checked my email, organized some bills, checked my email, turned on the tv in hopes that something interesting was on (there wasn't), checked my email, made myself a snack, and here I am. I think I'll give my book another go. I guess there really is no point to this little blog except that I'm wasting time trying to pass the hours. More importantly, I'm just ready for summer when I can go sit out in the sun or take a walk. I never seem to be bored in the summer (or sick either!)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

My mom, part 2

Coming off of my last post about becoming my mom, I want to make it clear that although I love my mother dearly and want nothing more than to model my life after her, it is a bit scary to come to the realization that it could actually happen. I could become my mother! Although its laughable at this stage of my life, when I think about what I want in the future, alot of it stems back to how I grew up. Growing up in a small town in Iowa definitely has its benefits. I was able to get involved in so many activities and my parents were always there, supporting me. I can probably count the times my mom wasn't at one of my games on one hand No matter if we won or lost (we usually won! ha) my parents were there at the end of the game to tell me they were proud of me. Its amazing what positive reinforcement does for a teenager. My parents taught me to be a humble winner, a gracious loser, a teammate! When I think back on all of the things that my parents have done for me and my brothers, I'm amazed. What selfless love, to truly put others before yourself. I think back on the times when my parents were carting us all around the state of Iowa for this or that. I hate it when I hear people say they had to put their life on hold for something like having kids. I guess it doesn't really make sense to me. Its not a matter of putting your life on hold but listening to the desires of your heart and making that your life. I would want my LIFE to BE my kids.
But hey, I'm only 23 and that seems like a ways off for me at this point. I guess I dont have to worry about becoming my mother quite yet. But, if someday God molds me in to half of the lady that she is, I'll be happy. With that, I think I'll go call my mom! Yeah, I love my mom.

ps. No kidding, during this little snow storm that we have going on here, my mom has consistently called me to make sure I'm okay. I'm like, "yes, I'm at my house, I'm safe"... everytime.