Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just a Little Squiggly

I've had a hard time coming up with something I wanted to blog about this glorious month of March. I say glorious because March is one of my favorite months of the year, soooo many great things happen..spring training starts (meaning baseball season is just around the corner, meaning that my life will once again revolve around baseball scores and Joe Mauer's batting average) winter is all but over, St. Patrick's Day (I'm one quarter Irish, and although we don't completely embrace our Irish heritage, I still feel a small connection with this holiday), Sunshine Tournament...I could go on but I think you get the picture.

So, like I said, I've had a hard time thinking of something to blog about, and since I'm sure my faithful blog followers are on the edge of their seats in anticipation of my once a month blog post, I had to think of something really good because I would never want to disappoint my 7 followers (love all of you btw)

All my life, and by no fault of my own (I'd like to blame it on genetics), I feel like I've stood out. But I'd like to see how you would blend into a crowd when you're in elementary school and you're at least a head taller then everyone else. My mom said she never had a hard time finding me when she was picking me up from school, she just had to look for the tall blonde girl. I've been 5'10" since the 9th grade, making it a little difficult to go unnoticed. It was seriously one the greatest days of my life when boys in high school finally started passing me up. I LOVE standing next to guys who are a lot taller then me, it makes me feel small, which doesn't happen very often. But my height is not the what I wanted to focus on, I don't hate being tall but it does make certain things in my life a little challenging, like buying jeans, it's nearly impossible to fit jeans that are the right length, 99% of the time the regular length is too short and the longs are too long, can't tell you how annoying that is, but if you ever need to get something on a high shelf, well I'm your girl.

I think it's interesting how we see ourselves and how others perceive us can be totally different. I've never thought myself as a terribly unique person, just your run-of-the-mill, 20 something Mormon girl living in Provo, but over the last couple of years (this last year especially) I've come to realize that I am completely unique. I think that most of my life I just assumed that most people had the same sort of thought process as I do, but come to find out, I could not have been more wrong. I'm a horse of a different color, dance to the beat of my own drummer, and any other cliche you can come up with, it's taken me approximately 25 years to actually embrace and accept that I was never meant to blend in and realize that life is way more fun when you're a little squiggly.

So in light of my recent realization, I'm going to share with you a few things that make me a little different then the rest.......

  • My slight obsession with the color purple, baseball, hair products and Victoria's Secret
  • I would choose ESPN or a game of some sort over most TV shows, with the exception of Vampire Diaries, that trumps ESPN any day
  • I will buy almost anything that costs a dollar
  • I can't stand the sound of people brushing their teeth
  • I can't leave my room without making my bed
  • I like things to smell nice, hence air fresheners in my car, bedroom and my collection of perfume
  • Chocolate-mint-nuff said
  • My ipod on shuffle will get you anything from musicals to some old-school Nelly to The Judds
  • I have a tendency to speak in movie quotes and/or relate real life experiences to Friends episodes
  • I sometimes remember too much of what people say, do or post on facebook and think I sometimes come off as a little stalkerish
  • Silence drives me crazy
  • I can watch the same movies over and over again
  • I get scared and freak myself out all the time
  • When I was younger my teachers use to say, she's really smart, but she sure talks a lot...let's just say, not much has changed
  • I love game shows!! It is my dream to go on the Price is Right
  • I typically won't participate in anything unless I think I have a good chance of winning, or at least not coming in last (that's why you'll never find me challenging anyone to a foot race) say I'm competitive would be a bit of an understatement
  • I'm easily entertained and can find humor in nearly anything
  • I have what I'd like to call "sports tourettes" you never know what's going to come out of my mouth at a sporting event
Ok, I think that's enough, I wouldn't want to reveal too much about myself. And now in conclusion, after writing that list I would just to thank everyone for putting up with me and quirks, but I think it makes life a little more fun :)


SamBamby said...

We should get on the Price is Right today!!

Ben and Kristen Call said...

Hi Blair, this is Kristen Hudson (from Spanish Fork). I have to tell you that I read your blog every once in awhile and I REALLY enjoy reading about your life.
It has been fun reading about your life and what you have been up to since high school! Keep up the great posting!

McKell said...

I laughed out loud when I read the brushing teeth one. I remember all of us sitting together revealing our "quirks". I also remember that you have a hard time going into the "exit" of a store :) Love ya Blaire!

Today Will Never Come Again said...

I wish this post had a "like" button!