Tuesday, May 31, 2005

"First Day of the Work Week" Picture Blog!

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Monday, May 30, 2005

When was the last time you…

Drank a glass of milk? Man…sadly I think it has probably been about 2 weeks
Honked your car’s horn? I like never honk my horn, BUT I actually did for like the first time since having my car on May 12th (yes, I know the date because it was the day I had Laura following me)
Took a bath (note that is says “bath” and not shower)? Actually, I like NEVER do this, but for like the first time in probably 2 years I took a bath about 2 or 3 weeks ago…I just needed to relax
Wrote a paper for a class? Last week baby!
Laughed so hard you cried? I actually can’t remember the last time I did this….and it probably hasn’t been more than a week or two, but I just can’t recall the last time
Ordered a pizza for delivery? yesterday
Talked to someone you would consider a “best friend” on the phone? Yeppers…two in just the past few minutes!
Talked to someone you would consider a “best friend” on the internet? Yep!
Washed you car? I’ve been too busy too lately, I think I last cleaned it for my trip to Midland for Sarah’s wedding at the beginning of April, however I WAS about to go wash it on Friday after class, but then I realized it looked like it was about to rain, so I didn’t…good thing too because it rained all weekend
Cleaned out the inside of your car? Well I always keep the inside of my car cleaned out, however I haven’t given her a good vacuuming in quite a while, and I suppose she could use that, and a good wipe down on the interior…oh well, maybe soon
Talked to a non-family member that you have known since your elementary school days? A couple days ago on AIM
Ate any type of seafood? A week from today I think it was…I had a tuna sandwich…YUM!
Ate McDonalds? Gosh, it’s probably two weeks or so maybe, which is uncommon for me
Been to Wal-Mart? May 24th baby!
Wrote a personal email? I’m pretty sure I wrote one this weekend, but I can’t remember who it was too…HA!
Ate a bowl of cereal? It’s been a while….maybe a couple of months??? Not sure exactly
Wrote a check for more than $100? May 9th, to UTA for my Maymester class…some $700
Mowed grass? You know, I haven’t mowed grass since like the last summer I was home in STL, so like summer probably the beginning of summer 2003, and I LOVE mowing grass…I miss that!
Vacuumed a room? This has actually been a while too, since my aunt has had the cleaning ladies come a lot lately, so they have been vacuuming my room for me! HA!
Stayed in a hotel? That would be while in Midland, TX, for Sarah's wedding!
Called a radio station hotline for a contest they were doing? TODAY! Me and my buddy for work are determined to win the Super Bank contest on 96.3 KSCS!!! ;)
Cleaned out your email inbox? This weekend! I caught up on a LOT of things this weekend!!
Went to a professional sporting event? Uhhh…a Maverick’s game probably about a month ago, maybe 2 months, I can’t remember when it was…HA!
Kissed one of your parents? Oh gosh…YEARS….maybe junior high??? I don’t remember
Left the state you currently live in? May 14th…went to Oklahoma to the casino!!
Flew in an airplane? About this time last year…went to Cabo San Lucus (will be in a plane again going to Cabo in less than a month!)
Went to a wedding? Sarah and Brock’s on April 2nd
Played a board game? Oh gosh, it’s been a long time, I can’t even remember, and that’s sad because I LOVE board games; society doesn’t play board games enough anymore! =(
Rode a motorcycle? About 3 or 4 months ago….a guy at work took me around the block on his
Rode a bicycle? Once again…been a while, I can’t even tell you (guess I wore myself out on that sucker before my car!) ;)
Watched the news on television? yesterday
Ate ice cream? Cinco de Mayo at El Chico! I’m not a big ice cream eater
Brought a cd? During my class on Friday…HA! I was bored during class so surfed the net and bought Martina McBride’s cd with God’s Will, In My Daughter’s Eyes, and other songs on it
Took a picture with a camera? ACU graduation weekend (May 7th)
Rode in the passenger seat of a vehicle? Hmm…maybe this past week one day with my buddy Dawn, but I don’t remember when…HA!
Read a book from cover-to-cover? Oh gosh….heck if I know…maybe it was that Zig Ziglar book I read at the end of my summer 2003 break
Fell asleep with the lights still on? Well today while taking a nap on my bed with our little puppy…HA! But before that, probably not since my ACU days when I’d stay up late studying on my bed…you know, doin’ that little “I’m just going to lay my head down for a second to rest my eyes, then keep reading”…..ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz….
Spent the night with a friend? I suppose when I stayed the night at Becca/Cheryl/Leah/Liz’s on the night of May 7th.
Painted something? Oh dang…I can’t remember, it was probably that last ACU service Sat. I did my senior year….like in April 2004 sometime! HA!
Did a load of laundry? I think it was last Monday or Tuesday
Paid a bill? That would have been that UTA maymester bill again
Got a paycheck? Last Thursday was payday at work! WOO HOO!
Drank a soda/coke/pop? Oh heck, I’m not sure….maybe a month or so…I only drink soda when the fast food joint doesn’t have any non-soda drinks and I get a combo meal that comes with a drink (I’m not just going to get water with that if I’m paying for it).
Cooked something in an oven? Today…pizza for lunch

Sunday, May 29, 2005

This is What Love is All About

I thought this was really cute, so I wanted to share it!


It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him if hehad a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of AlzheimerDisease. As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said. She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is." I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life." True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

Friday, May 27, 2005

The 3 Wise Men

Recently I’ve been honored to discuss religious stances with some friends. I very much enjoy a good discussion and believe it or not, I’m ever more fond of religious ones than most others, however, it DOES depend on who I’m having the discussion with. What I mean by that is that there are two kinds of individuals I would rather not talk religion with those are: close-minded people and “holy rollers.” Let me define both…

Close-minded people (apparently in my opinion, though not in some others) is different from stubborn people. A close-minded person won’t listen to the “other side.” This individual won’t give the “other side” the time of the day. This person would be someone that refuses to listen to someone who is talking about something they disagree with, so this person might get up and walk out. Someone who doesn’t give the “other side/view” a chance. A stubborn person, in my opinion, is very set in his/her ways, and the willingness of this individual changing his/her view depends on their level of stubbornness. While a close-minded person IS stubborn, a stubborn person is not necessarily close-minded. It is possible, in my opinion, to be stubborn, and unwilling to change, but open to listening to the other side.

So, with these definitions, how would I define myself you ask? I believe I’m usually a pretty stubborn person, though I believe I am a pretty open-minded individual. I’m always willing to listen to other views, stances, sides, but I can be hard to convince. While I might be in disagreement, I am willing to listen. And in all actuality, I think being open-minded and listening to the other perspective is one of the best ways to learn, grow, and stretch our inner being, especially to look at things from a different perspective, whether you choose to accept it or not.

Now, back to my original topic, let me define “holy rollers.” These are the people that, in my opinion, are religion pushers. They belief their religion is right and you need to accept it, or at least try it (in some occasions) and their life seriously revolves around their religion. Now I’m not saying it’s wrong for your religion to be the biggest part of your life, I’m simply saying that people whose every word out of their mouth is about their religion, and every blog/email/away message/buddy profile/etc. is about their religion or is bombarded with scripture it annoys me. Now realize that just because it annoys me, doesn’t make it “wrong” per say, it just means it’s a pet peeve of mine. For example your pet peeve might be how long my blog entries are, but that doesn’t make it “wrong.” Soo, these “holy rollers” get on my nerves, for one, and for two they are normally the people that are just pushing their religion on you and you aren’t allowed any “if, ands, or, buts” about it—not my type of person to discuss religion with. HA!

So, after saying all of that I’m going to somewhat switch gears and talk about one of the conversations about religion I had with a dear friend of mine.

[Janaye I’ve broke this “long” blog into two sections so you can read one section one day and take a break and read the second section a different day since I know you can’t get through my long blogs…but this one is for you kid!]

So, as a stubborn person, I’m one that is VERY hard to convince of things. And as strange as it might seem, I can’t even convince myself sometimes of things, for example, religion.

As one who is skeptical on religion, my body many times says yes, and I’d LOVE to believe, however, I am unable to get my mind in accordance. I have yet to convince my mental side of me to believe religion.

As I am a thinker, I have gone on mental missions to “find” the convincing evidence my mind needs to “believe.”

Confession: as one who does consider herself to be intellectual in many areas, I have high standards for changing my views, therefore, on my missions I have always been WELL aware that this “convincing evidence” would need to come from one who I considered of greater knowledge than I, someone who was wise, and, consequently, someone with whom I held great respect. Unfortunately, though, this makes for an awkward combination because, as one who views herself as intellectual it is difficult to admit to “searching” and to ask questions, and in this particular situation it would require that, but not only that, but asking questions of the ones who I look up to the most, which makes it even harder, because you always want to look the most impressive in the eyes of those that you look up too, and feeling as though asking questions makes you “weak,” it makes this situation hard.

So, it all began my senior year in high school. I did it! I mustard up the courage to ask (well, I emailed him) my favorite preacher back at home. I admired him, but even more his wife, and they had two kids with whom I loved as well. It just happened that they were moving away and switching churches, so I knew this might be my last opportunity (about a week before they left), so I did it, I emailed him. Well he was cool, he stopped me one night at church and said he had gotten my email and he gave me a thick stack of papers and said for me to read over them, it was some good information he had printed off the internet for me to look at. Well, I took that stuff home, but honestly, it was real over my head and not really what I was looking for anyways. Well, they moved away, but it actually turned out that he was not so cool, because he ended up cheating on his wife and left his family, which was really sad. So, my first attempt at convincing myself with Wise Man #1 didn’t work out.

So then I tried again. It was either at the end of my senior year or maybe over that summer, I don’t remember, I decided to confront another gentleman with whom I had great respect for from our church. This man happened to be an elder there, as well as my best friend’s father. He is a very wise man! So I was like, he can do it! ;) Once again, I started off with the email. To which he graciously responded and we corresponded a few times via emails. Then while talking just in passing while at church he suggested a book for me to get and read, which I immediate went and checked it out like a day later at the library. I began reading immediately. It was very interesting, however, it still wasn’t doing it for me. Unfortunately, though, after losing our previous preacher (the one mentioned earlier) and this elder not being pleased with our replacement, he and his wife switched churches in the area. Also, I ended up heading off to ACU not long after that, so my correspondence with Wise man #2 fell off and I still was without the “answers.”

So years went by. I would have GREAT conversations with my friends at ACU the first few years that I felt comfortable opening up about religion and questioning it, which was socially a “no-no” for a student at a Christian university it seemed. I actually would say one of my best friends I have today, our friendship blossomed from our religion talks. Those were fun!

So it wasn’t until the summer after leaving ACU that I decided to address Wise man #3. I went about this one in a different manner however. No, I’m not referring to the email part, because yes, I sent him an email, but in the email to him I never admitted to my searching and questioning. I wasn’t brave enough to bring up that “vulnerability” of my intellect to someone I looked up too so greatly, just yet. I instead sent him an email with an attached document of “tough” religion questions asking about his views and faith and beliefs. I had recently been asking them of some of my friends, just out of curiosity, and thought, oh how I’d love to get his answers. Maybe, just maybe his answers could be what I’m looking for. That convincing information! So I sent the email on its way.

Immediately I got a response and though it didn’t have answers to the questions it did invite me to get together with him sometime and he would gladly share his responses. This was cool with me. I understood how the type of questions I was asking would be much easier to answer in person than in an email, so I was still excited. However, as times usually go nowadays, excitement can die down as things get pushed aside while other things come into play, and in this situation, that was just the case. Unfortunately, I never got those answer to those questions. As life might have it sometimes, Wise man #3 passed away before I was able to have that religion discussion with him.

So here I am today. I’m still waiting for Wise man #4. I don’t know when or where he might come about. Nor do I know who he is, but I hope #4 is my lucky one.

Whatever the case, isn’t it interesting how in Matthew 2 it talks about the three wise men? Hmm…maybe for me it just takes more than gold, incense, and myrrh! ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Blog Series Choices

Okay…so there are some blog series I’m considering writing on this summer…hopefully pretty soon, seeings how I will be finished with this Maymester soon and then all of June I’ll be working from home…AKA nannying my cousins, so I’ll have time to blog. So I’ll post the ideas here and then make a poll on the sidebar where you can vote for which one you would be the most interested in seeing. The choices:

--My advice (Baz Luhrmann style) “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)”….do you remember that song…back in 1999…I love it! It has so many great pieces of advice! With this series, each blog I would pick some of my favorite pieces of advice from the song and comment on them, and HOPEFULLY end the series with MY version of the song (I’m currently working on replacing the lyrics with my own advice! HA!)

--“Why I’m a Lousy ______” (each entry would be what you might call my “big head deflation” process…some examples of blogs would be: Why I’m a Lousy Student, Why I’m a Lousy Friend, Why I’d be a Lousy Girlfriend, Why I’m not as Smart as I Like to Try to Make People Think I Am, etc.)

Monday, May 23, 2005

I'm in a No Win Situation...

Let me explain…

I’m currently working to be a “social worker”. When you say that to just about anyone other than a social worker or a person going to school in social work, you are viewed as wanting to be someone that takes parents’ kids away from them. They are obviously referring to Child Protective Services (CPS). Now while CPS workers ARE in fact social workers, this is not the limit, or even the majority of the social workers in the working world.

So, from the outside looking in at me, I’m viewed as “bad”….a child-take-awayer…

Granted, up until the fall semester of my senior year during my undergraduate career, I too thought this of social workers. CPS, right? But actually, no. And had it been “yes,” I would have been a “no” for the program…HA! There is actually MANY options for a LMSW (licensed masters social worker), and one of those options is JUST what I want to be….a therapist! An LMSW can go into private practice just as a psychologist, however, we aren’t paid as much as they are (but we don’t have to go to school as long as they do! HA!)

Unfortnately, being a young-therapist-at-heart in the Social Work program puts me in the “bad” group. Here is what I mean…

When you come from a psychology undergraduate background and go into a social work masters program, you immediately pick up this stigma as “one of them.” Being “one of them” is consequently what I am doing. “One of them” is in reference to the students that come into the social work program wanting to go strictly into direct therapy practice upon completion of their degree.

Many times, these are the students that don’t care about policy, who don’t care about research, who don’t care about non-profit organizations, etc. The ones that come and go through the courses because they “have to,” especially the policy classes, the Macro classes (that’s the community practice classes, teaching you about working in community agencies, such as non-profits), etc. The students who aren’t devoted to alleviating poverty, who aren’t interested in protesting for gay/lesbian rights, who aren’t interested in improving the foster-care program, etc. [Note: it isn’t that these students aren’t FOR these things, they are most likely for alleviating poverty, etc., but they just aren’t going to focus or spend time working in that area.]

Who these students are, however, are the ones who go to the school to attend the classes and most likely know only their classroom buildings and that’s it on campus. These are the students who don’t stop to read the flyers on the walls in the hallways that are advertising the volunteer service opportunities and the departmental get-togethers. Those who represent “one of them” are the ones who are here to get their masters degree and get out. They pay their money and want what they paid for and nothing else. They most likely have no interest in volunteering their time, or getting involved with the departmental committees or in the departmental activities. These students are here on a mission to get their degree and start practicing therapy.

While these students aren’t doing anything “wrong” in limiting their involvement to coming and attending the classes they are expected too, they are not viewed as the “prize student.” In the end, those who typically come from a social work undergraduate degree and are dedicated to being that caseworker in the homeless shelter, or being that administrator at the community adoption agency, they are most likely viewing me, as well as the other direct practice wanna-be therapist majors as “one of them.”

So, from the inside looking at me, I’m still viewed as “bad”….a psychology undergraduate student looking for the “easy” route to private practice…

Whatever the case may be, I’m here on a mission….and to answer the question my friend Chucky T asked me in our last office visit together, “yes, I’m still going to be able to do what I want to do with this degree,” stereotyped and all.

Monday's Picture Blog!

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Friday, May 20, 2005

Open-Minded Readers Welcome!

Below is part of a conversation I had online tonight with a friend (I love indepth, open-minded, conversations with people, especially late at night...HA!) Anyways, I'd love for you to read it and share your opinions on the matter. Leave me a comment!

My Away Message: I'm in the shower, BUT...I’d LOVE your opinion on homosexuality. Especially whether you think it is the way a person is born or a choice made by the person. I'll be back soon enough..... ;-)

Friend: what exactly is this for? your personal edification or otherwise?
Friend: the opinion on homosexuality, that is.
Me: just curiosity.....i mean i'm currently writing a paper on Vermont's law for civil unions....so that just has me currently thinking about homosexuality...but this doesn't really pertain to the paper at all besides both being about homosexuality....i am just curious...i have my own theories on the subject...and i think there is a pattern to what people think and the "type" of person it comes from
Friend: i'm curious to know what you think, not that i am not willing to share my own thoughts as well. you just piqued my curiosity.
Me: okay...well ask me a specific question and i'll give ya my answer....it will totally depend on how you ask me ;-)
Me: like the question
Me: ;-)
Friend: hehe. i mainly want to see what you have to say about whether or not someone is born a homosexual, whether it is something that comes from different factors in one's life and possibly genes, whether it is a choice, or others.
Me: hmm.....okay...well....
Me: though you didn't ask...
Me: lol
Me: i want to first say i am accepting of homosexual people...
Me: i don't have anything against them
Friend: i am glad
Me: though i probably fall into what i believe to be the typical "heterosexual view"...as i think it is a choice
Me: though...
Me: i do think a lot of things can lead to it....
Me: where it can make an individual feel as though it wasn't a "choice" per say
Me: it could be unconscious things that lead up to the "choice"
Me: so the "choice" could be unconscious
Friend: that's a good well thought out opinion, and i think i'm inclined to agree, though i guess i hold out on the genetic thing saying that it is possible for genes to make one predisposed to struggling with homosexuality or same sex attraction, but who knows. i think it is a lot of unconscious factors, even ones that wouldn't seem to "cause" one to be a "homosexual.
Friend: "
Friend: i also think that it can be a conscious choice.
Me: okay hold on...
Me: i'm not sure i totally caught your part about genes...
Me: so are you saying you think genes COULD play a part
Me: ?
Me: because if so that would mean you think it could be that a person is "born that way", right?
Friend: i think it is possible, because we do not know. i guess i would chalk it up to saying that someone can be genetically predisposed to struggling with alcoholism. i do not believe that to be the case with homosexuality, but i guess i refuse to completely rule it out either. if, and only if, that were true, it could make a person predisposed to struggling with it, but my friend is not an alcoholic, though her father is, and most likely if she ever had a drink, she would be, too. it's just a theory i don't rule out, but i don't fall back on either. i believe that it is a combination of choice and factors from life, while i still pay attention to what is going on on the genetics side of things, because i haven't completely crossed it off the list, since we do not know a whole lot. but, it is my friend's choice as to whether or not she becomes an alcoholic. so, i still think there is a choice involved, no matter what the other evidence may be.
Me: very true...i totally agree that it shouldn't be ruled out. I think that is the case with MANY things in life...i mean heck....look at how long EVERYONE it seemed like in the world thought the world was flat...then poof...there that went...thanks to our buddy Christopher....but as for the alcoholic thingy....this one i wonder if it is so much alcohol the substance itself...or a genetic predisposition of addiction....whether it is to alcohol or any addicting substance
Me: this i'm not real sure on yet
Friend: i'm not either
Friend: i mean, i have an addictive personality, whether it be alcohol or anything else.
Me: :-)
Me: see...i think things that are genetic aren't things like substances....like the alcohol part....like needing alcohol....it is the genetic trait of becoming addicted to SOMETHING and struggling with overcoming that addiction....either not having the mental capabilities to overcome it without addressing the problem and/or getting help...or whether it is something else....like what is the actual addiction...maybe for alcohol...using it as a resort to handle aspects of life....maybe it is that part that is genetic
Friend: true. i don't know.
Friend: i think we all have addictive behaviors, the question is whether or not we will become addicted to them, and what causes us to become addicted to those things. and i don't know what it is.
Me: yes...i believe we are all tempted with becoming addicted to ALL sorts of things.....some have more resistance to those temptations, while others maybe not as much resistance....but i think we all become "addicted" in a sense to something(s) in life....some okay things, so not so okay...AKA unhealthy things
Friend: right
Friend: agreed

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Lying and Death....hmmm...

I think this is interesting....let me know what you think...

It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies…
The only variable is about what.

The weird thing about telling someone they are dying is that it tends to focus their priorities to find out what matters to them.

What they are willing to die for…
What they are willing to lie for…

~House (on the 5-17-05 episode)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Interestin'...soo...i'm bored in class...so I do this...

Your Political Profile

Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal
Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

How Liberal / Conservative Are You?

Monday, May 16, 2005

Monday's Picture!

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Saturday, May 14, 2005


I feel the weakest when I'm just not sure what to do....

I just can't blog much lately...so another survey

1. First Name: Kimberly
2. Were you named after anyone: I don’t know
3. Do you wish on stars? no
4. When did you last cry? Don’t remember
5. Do you like your handwriting? Yeah, but that doesn’t mean it is good
6. What is your favorite lunch meat? turkey
7. What is your date of birth? December 10, 1981
8. What is your most embarrassing CD? I’m not embarrassed by any of my music...i don’t mind that I have Hanson’s cd or many Michael Jackson cds or Eminem’s or any of my music
9. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? yep
10. Are you a daredevil? Probably not
11. Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? probably
12. Do looks matter? very little
13. How do you release anger? Gripe to friends...I have good friends...what can I say! ;)
14. Where is your second home? UTA
15. Do you trust others easily? I trust just about everyone until they give me reason not to. Of course, this doesn’t mean I trust them with my real important things right off the bat, but you know
16. What was your favorite toy as a child! Oh gosh, I can’t remember that long ago
17. What class in High School do you think was totally useless? history
[where did 18 go?!?!]
19. Do you use sarcasm a lot? of course
20. What are your nickname? Kim & Kimbo
22. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? I used to ALWAYS do that, now I NEVER do...HA!
23. Do you think that you are strong? Both mentally and physically, yes, though not as much in BOTH areas as I used to be.
24. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? I’m not much for ice cream
25. Shoe Size? 8
26. Red or pink? Red
27. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? hair
28. Who and/or what do you miss most? Many of my friendships that have changed...some since I moved away from Abilene, some more recently
29. Do you want everyone you send this to sen it back? Sorry, not sending it out...posting it instead! ;)
30. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? blue SHORTS and no shoes
31. What are you listening to right now? The hum of my computer
32. What is something you hate? I try not to hate
33. If you were a color what would you be? blue
34. What is the temperature right now? Weatherbug is telling me it is 74 outside
35. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone today? Holly
36. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Personality, normally sense of humor
37. Do you like the person who sent this to you? I got it from my friend shana, and yes, she is cool
38. Favorite Drink? water
39. favorite color? blue
40 Hair Color? Blue?? Jk..i don’t know
41. Eye Color? No preference
42. Do you wear contacts? nope
43. Favorite Food? I don’t know...i’m so burnt out on food choices right now I don’t want to think about it
44. Last Movie You Watched? “Million Dollar Baby”
45. Favorite Day of the Year? Not sure
46. Scary Movies or Happy Endings. Happy endings
47. Summer Or Winter? Either or
48. Hugs or Kisses? Hugs
49. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Apple pie
50. Who Is Most Likely To Respond? ALL COMMENTS ARE WELCOME!!!
51. who do u want to respond? ALL of you who are reading...let me know what answers surprised you and which you disagree with, or just let me know you already know me too well and none of this is new to you! ;)
52. Living arrangements? With my uncle, aunt, 3 cousins and sometimes 2 more cousins
53. What Books Are You Reading? No time to read books...limited to magazines...quicker, so right now I’m in the middle of the Fortune article entitled “Search and Destroy: Gates vs. Google”...it is interesting!
54. What's On Your Mouse Pad? Optical mouse...no pad
55. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? My recorded Fear Factor
56. Favorite Smells? Good smelling men
57. Favorite Sounds? Laughter and music
58. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles...i just recently bought a cd of theirs
59. Do you believe in Evolution or Creationist? Good question...
60. What's the furthest you've been from home? Cabo San Lucus, Mexico
61. What's your favorite number? 33

Monday, May 09, 2005

Making the “Perfect” Person

I was thinking the other day about this topic for a blog and I thought on it the entire trip back from Abilene on Sunday.

Okay, let’s face it, no one’s perfect! Nor does anyone have any talent or characteristic that is completely perfect, but I was thinking, how cool would it be if I have some of the talents or characteristics from some of my friends and put them all together to make a more perfect me! ;)

Here is a list of some talents or characteristics from some of my friends that I would love to have!

Note: in no way is this list exhaustive, nor are the talents/characteristics mentioned for each person their “best” or most important/popular characteristic. I just picked some that stand out about them to me, or that I wanted that characteristic and they seemed to be the person I thought of first that possessed it! Some are kind of silly, but others aren’t!

Becca O. – her dedication to her faith. Becca is obviously no perfect Christian, as that doesn’t exist, but she always amazes me with her dedication to attending church. Not only that, but she holds her faith-based values high in her daily living. Something else is how she is so dedicated, yet not what I would consider to be a “holy-roller.” Those people that are constantly trying to push their religion on others…not so cool in my opinion.

Brandi W. – her ability to drive with her knees! Funny, but I TOTALLY wanted this talent when writing down ideas for this blog in the car while driving! I am a good driver but SUCK at driving with my knees (in comparison to many of my friends I’ve seen drive with their knees). Brandi is seriously GREAT at driving with her knees…one time we made her take big turns like that…HA!

Cheryl L. – her big heart. Cheryl is one of those friends that deep down you know you can always count on her. She will be the one that will give you a ride somewhere when you need it. She will always be there to listen when you need to talk. The one that will go out of her way to do what you ask of her. It’s unfortunate, but she is one of those friends that you don’t realize how much she means to you until you aren’t around her as much. It’s then that when you reunite with her that you are like, “Gosh, I really love being around her!”

Chucky T – his altruism. This man always put others before himself. He was such a humble servant. Of course I think his desire to be altruistic and humble came from his wisdom which I would also love to possess.

Ellison – her sense of style. She almost always dresses so cute, yet she always looks very comfortable. She doesn’t have to be doing the uncomfortable high-heels with the jeans thingy, yet she looks at cute as those uncomfortable folks look!

Holly H. – her dedication to her studies. If I was as dedicated to my studies as she was I would do better on tests and care more about always striving for only A’s and not settling for B’s

Jackie Beth S. – her arms! HA! Seriously, JB has some of the most toned and strong arms for a girl, yet they are not overly ripped! She is in such good shape from dance! I always have had a thing for arms…I like guys with buff arms and I always want to have toned arms myself (though I DEFINITELY lack in comparison to my buddy, JB).

Janaye B. – her ability to be white. HA! Well, I suppose that AND her non-judgmental personality. She doesn’t seem to judge people, especially in making friends.

JWalk – her talent of singing. I love to sing, but I’m not all that great at it.

Kripner – her cuteness! Kripie is just plain cute (and she doesn’t even have to try in my opinion). She always looks cute whether dressed up or just in a shirt and Capri’s. But I think the think that makes her so cute is her smile. I LOVE Kripner’s smile!

Laura S. – her work ethic. Laura is a hard worker. Yes, there is the whole “job” realm of it…she is always going to work when she is supposed too…not asking off if she is scheduled. And she works doubles (AKA like 12 hour shifts) often. And yes, her job is waitressing, which is no easy-task from my observations. But besides all these, Laura will bust her butt when she has a project she is in charge of. I mean she might procrastinate on it, but when the deadline comes creeping up you can guarantee Laura will dedicate herself to that project.

Misty W. – her no-fear-touchy-feely-ness. She is quite possibly the most touchy-feely person I know, but not only is she very touchy-feely, she will initiate hugs with anyone no matter whether they are touchy-feely at all or not—she has no fear! I love this trait about her. And it’s not just hugs; she will cuddle with anyone…she don’t care if you are that type or not…HA! (and I don’t mean that in a perverted way either.)

Lindsay's Survey!

1. Name: Kimberly
2. Occupation: Full-time graduate student and part-time what I like to call the "office assistant's assistant" in a doctors' office ;)
3. Birthday: December 10, 1981
4. Favorite color(s): blue, black, purple
5. Favorite flower: no preferance
6. Favorite dessert: brownies or pie, especially apple or cherry
7. Do you drink coffee? never
8. What kind of car would you like to drive? a Lexus! I have to be honest here folks...recently I've fallen into an unhealthy lusting for a RX 300 SUV. ESPECIALLY the crystal white ones with the tan lookin' trim that have a spoiler and the reflective looking tinted windows!! I honestly think my lust for these cars is a sin...HA! It is probaly unsafe too...as I have to stare at them when I'm driving and see one! HA!
9. Which reality show would you like to audition/apply for? uhh...well the only two i LOVE i wouldn't be any good at...American Idol...can't sing very well and Fear Factor...can't swim! ;)
10. If you could do someone else's job for a day, what job would you pick? a college professor
11. If you could change one thing about your daily environment, what would it be? have my own apartment
12. Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone else? If so, who? uhhh...no, other than looking like my mom and siblings. BUT...i have just in the past week been compared by two people randomly to a famous person. I was told that person reminds them of me whenever they see her! HA! Does a famous person remind you of me when you see her? I'm curious if anyone else will mention this same person. (Cheryl, Holly, and Amanda are excluded from this since they know the famous person I'm talking about...DON'T tell anyone...i am really curious if anyone will say this person)..... VERY IMPORTANT--make your decision on who reminds you of me BEFORE you go to the comment page so no one else's comments influence your decision.
13. Have you ever met anyone famous? If so, whom? uhh....i can't remember anyone..but i might have...who knows.
14. What do you like to do when nobody else is around? pick my nose...it is refreshing! ;) just kiddin'...i don't know...i sing REALLY loud in my car and TOTALLY get into my music when i'm alone...but it isn't like having someone in my car keeps me from singing...i still do..just not as loud out of respect for them! ;)
15. If you owned your own business, what type of business would you like it to be? an office of private practice psychotherapists
16. Where in the United States would you like to travel? Hawaii, New York City, Denver, Seattle, and Hollywood
17. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you like to go? Australia
18. Favorite fast food place: i'm not real picky when it comes to fast-food...i like McDonalds, Steak 'N Shake, Arby's, Wendy's, Chick-a-fila (or however the HECK you spell it)
19. Favorite restaurant: Cheddars or Chili's maybe...i'm not a big fan of eatin' out
20. Have you pulled any good pranks lately? Uhh...only if convincing my third group member that we bombed our final project in our class last week counts! ;) Too bad we did GREAT on it! ;)

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

American Idol Irony

Hmmm….how ironic. This is for you American Idol watchers out there….

Did anyone else notice how the last two weeks the contestant who has been booted has been the two contestants who sang songs that said “Damn” in them? These have been the ONLY “bad words” used in songs sung all season, and they were both the same word and both left the contestant singing for their final time on stage….hmmmm….

It’s funny because both times the contestant sang their songs with the “choice lyrics” for the first time (on Tuesday night that would be)…I’d be watching them perform and BOOM…”Damn” would ring out to me…and I’d be like…”Wow…they just sand a song with a ‘bad word’ in it!” I mean it isn’t that we don’t hear this type language on television all the time unfortunately nowadays, but I guess it just comes down to how I watch American Idol each week and feel as though it is kind of a family, “G” rated type show that shouldn’t have “bad words” and to hear them be singing and BOOM…just throw it out it just catches me off guard.

So then there was this wishful thinking side of me that once each of these contestants were given their farewell sentences I was thinking…”See…FOX isn’t going to put up with you cussing on their family show,” but then I was quickly reminded that this couldn’t be the case when I would snap back to reality only to hear “Damn” again as the contestant was singing those last song of theirs once again as their farewell speech.

See…if FOX really wasn’t happy that they chose a song that cussed to sing it on the show, the smart think to do wouldn’t be to kick them off that week because that only lets them sing that song once again which means…there’s the “bad word” on the show again! ;)

Sooo…now I’m at the idea that maybe it’s America at work!!!! I like this idea even better! ;)

Maybe it really is a family show and America doesn’t want contestants that are going to subject their children to “bad words” to be the next idol of their children! ;)

I don’t know….it’s all just ironic to me! ;)

By the way…the songs were:

"How You Remind Me" sung by Constantine last week


"Everytime You Go Away" sung by Scott this week

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

A Statement and A Question

Okay...this is a little twist on the whole survey idea. I'm going to ask YOU for the answers. EVERYONE is invited to post their responses anonymously, even if you are a blogger with a screenname, still feel free to respond anonymously.

Anyways...I'll make a statement and then follow it with a question (most likely involving our friendship...so I'm assuming if you respond to this blog you know me...HA!)

A. I am not much of a hug initiator, though I love hugs. Do you remember me ever initiating a hug with you?

B. I am not real big on eating out at restaurants. Have I ever eaten out at a restaurant with you?

C. I am not always the best with telling my friends that I love them. Have I told you I love you?

D. I love to sing and dance. Have you ever seen me singing and dancing?

E. I have a high level of self-confidence. Do you think I come off as arrogant?

F. I love to laugh and have a good time, but I think I can be serious when needed. Have I ever been serious with you?

G. I love to write or email people personal notes, though I find lately I've slacked some. Have I written you a personal card or an email within the past month?

H. Though I love to instant message with my friends, many times, I don't initiate the conversation. If we chat online, which of us normally initiates the conversations, you or me?

I. I don't get upset/mad/frustrated with/at people that often. Have you ever seen me upset/mad/frustarted with/at someone?

J. I like to work on my friendships as well as know how I'm doing in them, so help me out with this and fill this out and answer this last question to help me get an idea of where I'm standing with my different types of friends. Would you consider us to be acquaintances, just friends, good friends, or close friends?

This was fun....and pretty accurate

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Work ethic50%
Self absorbed50%
Conflict seeking43%
Need to dominate43%
Change averse56%
Peter pan complex36%
Physical security70%
Food indulgent30%
Female cliche23%
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More of my results:
Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..
Orderliness results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.
Extraversion results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
Trait snapshot:
clean, likes large parties, outgoing, makes friends easily, optimistic, positive, social, high self control, traditional, assertive, rarely irritated, self revealing, open, finisher, high self concept, controlling, rarely worries, tough, likes to stand out, does not like to be alone, semi neat freak, fearless, dominant, trusting, organized, resolute, strong, practical, craves attention, adventurous, hard working, respects authority, brutally honest, realist, altruistic

About Me

Got this one from Linds! ;)

( ) snuck out of the house
( ) gotten lost in your city
(x) saw a shooting star
(x) been to any other countries besides the united states
( ) had a serious surgery
(x) gone out in public in your pajamas
(x) kissed a stranger
(x) hugged a stranger
( ) been in a fist fight
( ) been arrested
( ) laughed and had milk/coke come out of your nose
( ) pushed all the buttons on an elevator
(x) swore at your parents
( ) been to a casino
( ) been skydiving
(x) broken a bone
( ) skinny-dipped
(x) skipped school
( ) flashed someone
( ) saw a therapist
( ) done the splits
( ) played spin the bottle
( ) gotten stitches
( ) drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
( ) bitten someone
( ) been to Niagara Falls
(x) gotten the chicken pox
(x) kissed a member of the opposite sex
(x) kissed a member of the same sex
( ) crashed into a friend's car
( ) been to Japan
(x) ridden in a taxi
( ) been dumped
(x) shoplifted
( ) been fired
( ) had a crush on someone of the same sex
(x) had feelings for someone who didnt have them back
(x) gone on a blind date
(x) lied to a friend
( ) had a crush on a teacher
( ) celebrated mardi-gras in new orlans
( ) been to Europe
( ) slept with a co-worker
( ) been married
( ) gotten divorced
( ) had children
( ) seen someone die
(x) had a close friend die
(x) Driven over 300 miles in one day
( ) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Seen The Notebook
( ) Thrown up in a bar
( ) Purposely set a part of myself on fire
( ) Eaten Sushi
( ) Been skiing/snowboarding
(x) Met someone in person from the internet
( ) Lost a child
(x) Gone to college
(x) Graduated college
( ) Tried killing yourself
(x) Fired a gun
( ) Purposely hurt yourself
( ) Taken painkillers
(x) Love someone or miss someone right now

Monday, May 02, 2005

Monday's Picture!

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Sunday, May 01, 2005

What's On My Desk...

I stole this idea from "Linds" blog, as she apparently stole it from other people's blogs...HA!
What's on my desk:
  • computer and printer (i.e. moniter, mouse, keyboard, and speakers)
  • a picture in a frame of my mom and dad and my older brother and I when we were younger
  • a phone that is plugged in but hasn't been used since I moved in here about a year ago
  • the COOL ACU alumni 100th anniversary invitation I got in the mail!
  • an Albert Einstein mug
  • my water bottle
  • my Beatles #1's cd case
  • my shot glass collection (ones people got me when they traveled places)
  • my stereo remote control
  • a pen
  • one of the COOL new Buffalo nickels!!!
  • my fortune from my fortune cookie I got today "Good things are coming to you in due course of time."
  • an exacto knife
  • my clipboard
  • a bag of peanut M&M's
  • Misty's graduation invitation
  • the paper with definitions I need to type-up for a study guide for my final i have next week
  • 10 post-it notes with writing on them...everything from blog ideas, to songs to download, to days I out of the week I want to record Oprah! HA!
  • my stack of "things to do" papers: it has my UTA bill for summer courses, thoughts on blogs I need to write, more thoughts on blogs I need to write (these were all written on big pieces of paper; post-it's weren't big enough),a napkin with a website on it that i need to visit, some old letters from my best friend in high school that I recently came across, some pamphlets on antidepressant medications that came to work that I wanted to take home and look at (not for me, but because depression is an area I want to work with in therapy, so these interested me), printouts of my "Famous People Study" pictures, and a list of possible pictures to use for a second round of "guess that famous person" that Ellison has begged me to send her.

Hanging on my desk:

  • my certificate for Psi Chi (the national honor society for psychology)
  • a St. Louis Cardinals bumper sticker
  • pictures of my little brother, little sister, and cousins Brandon and Preston
  • a calendar with country singers and cars that i got out of a magazine...HA!
  • An Optimist article I printed out entitled "Dr. Charles Trevathan worked through a self-invented mid-life crisis"
  • a poem about Friends

Then there is the one drawer in my desk FULL of crap, such as pens, pencils, paper clips, calculators, scissors, tape, stamps, post-it notes, notepads, etc.

Lastly, the top of my desk has two cabinets and in one side I had my computer accessories such as paper, blank cds, floppy disks, etc. And I've also got some of my old school folders in there for quick access when needing to refer back to them for homework purposes. In the other cabinet I have reference stuff, like old textbooks, hellobooks, the bible, telephone books, thesaurus, dictionary, APA format book, yearbooks, etc. As well as envelopes and a random Bingo inker...HA!

Personally, I think you can tell a lot about a person by what is on their desk, ESPECIALLY if the person spends a majority of their time at their desk, as I do!