Jun 9, 2010

Cheer Up!

I haven't had a happy post for a while, and I think it's something I need right now. It's strange, usually when spring gets started I'm constantly in the greatest mood imaginable. This year, I'm stuck in this dumb, depressed-mode. It's kind of driving me crazy. Today I decided I feel much better after I've done something active, like hiking, running, or playing frisbee.
Anyway, for my "positive post", I decided I'm going to list some of my quirks and little factoids.. and hope it will entertain all my faithful readers. Here goes nothing!
  • My (current) favorite colors are, in order of greatest to least, as follows: red, purple, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, and white.
  • My (current) favorite gum flavor is Extra Polar Ice.
  • I have a tiny little bucket that I put my spare change in. When it's full, it makes me ridiculously happy. When it's empty it kind of bums me out. I hardly ever empty it for this reason. Right now it's overflowing.
  • When I was in elementary school, my parents bought me a starfish skeleton. I LOVED that thing. I wrapped it in toilet paper to try to keep it safe.. to no avail. The arms broke off one by one and eventually I lost it. This Christmas they bought me a new one (along with TONS of shells). It's bright reddish-orange.
  • I don't like poetry much, but sometimes I like to read the lyrics to Incubus songs and challenge myself to not think of the music while I read through them. Same thing with church Hymns.
  • In Jr. High I was convinced I was going to be a prom dress designer. I drew dresses whenever I got the chance. I still have most of my drawings. That's the main reason I now work at Modest By Design.
  • My favorite feature used to by my eyes. In all honesty, they were the only thing I really liked about myself. Now I like most everything. (I hope that doesn't make me sound cocky..)
  • I keep every kind note I recieve in a shoebox. When I'm struggling with something I pull them out to help remind myself what's really important.
  • When people ask me what my favorite book is, I rarely tell them the truth. I usually say it's the Uglies series or Stargirl. While I love both of those, my favorite book is called "It's a Happy Thing". It has a list of things that make most people happy (i.e. "the smell of rain") and it also has kids answers to the question "what is happiness?". I (used to) keep it in my car, Brody.
  • I write letters to my future husband in my journal. This also helps me to remember what's truly important.
  • I prefer to sleep with a light on, but not because I'm afraid of the dark.
  • When I was little, I was in Murray Community Dance. I quit after 3rd grade to play soccer. I've regretted it ever since.
  • One of my favorite movies is "The Lion King". If I watch it by myself I will undoubtedly cry.
  • I love getting my hands dirty.
  • I find it extremely difficult to NOT look at stylish people. It makes me feel like a creeper, but I feel like I have to figure them out.
  • I used to pretend I didn't like flowers cause I didn't want to be the "girly girl". Now I openly admit to liking them. Simple daisies are my favorites, follwed closely by daffodils. Day Lillies were my favorites in high school.
  • I have two whistles hanging on my bedpost. I don't allow myself to blow them. I thrive on those types of small victories.
  • One such small victory is when I choose a random person and try to make them smile. I've never failed. :D
Wow. That went on for longer than I had planned. haha. I think you should all comment with one little (happy) factoid about yourselves.

"Those who bring happiness to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
-Sir James Barrie


Kristie Lynne said...

I have an obsession with balloons. Karl and I took out engagements with giant (huge) pink ones. When I was little and I lost one, my parents told me it went to be with all the other lost balloons in balloon heaven (Balloonia). I still can't get that out of my head. I hope heaven is full of balloons. A girl can dream, right?

kell said...

I love waking up to dark, stormy days. More so than sunshine. I love the dark contrast of the sky with the bright green of the trees. God's earth is so beautiful. Especially when it rains. :)

My word verification was playa. Too good not to share.

Christine Frandsen said...

There are few things better than the sun on my skin :)

Kappyt3 said...

Celeste is the coolest! Seriously. You rock. On our hike the other day, we were talking about how cool it is that you just came up with this paint fight idea, and how super0creative and amazing you are. Love ya, C!

ChelBelle said...

Right now I'm laying on my stomach with my semi-damp hair hanging over the edge of my bed to enhance its volume. I learned this trick from our mother. Quirk!