Wednesday, March 14, 2012


"You want Intimidation. I'll show you Intimidation. I wanna up." Quote from Little Giants. That is the first thing I think of when I hear the word intimidation. For those who may not remember, this is said by a rather wimpy looking kid, flexing his muscles in the mirror. (See Below).

Not really the profile picture of intimidation to me.

(Thanks to Google Images for the picture)

A couple of years ago, I was talking to a guy friend (who is now married, no worries there). He told me that the problem with girls is that they are too perfect and are intimidating. That blew my mind. Intimidating??? Me???? Hhhhmmm....... It wouldn't have been as big of a deal if I had just heard it from him. However, I have heard this from a couple other sources(most of the male gender) too. This has got me thinking, am I intimidating???

A lot of people talking to me about my dating life lately. Don't ask me why. Ha Ha. Maybe it just out of concern for my eternal well-being or maybe just because they are nosy. Who knows. There has been a wave of people who want to set me up with their son, grandson, nephew, friends, or wife's co-worker's brother. (Yup, that really happened). I don't mind it at all because I get to meet some great people.

A few days ago, I was involved in a conversation about, what else, dating. When they found out I was single, it started. Why aren't you dating anyone? I can't believe your not married? "You are so happy and nice and cute". Plus all the other questions we single ladies get. I so wanted to say because I am too perfect and intimidate the guys. Ha ha. Honestly, I did not think that really applies and that I am an intimidating person. Instead, my response is the "I don't know." and the "Ask the guys." which people never respond to well. This usually comes from ladies. However, a married man (my friend's husband) said yesterday (to his wife and not to me) that he was not sure why I was still single.

This has got me thinking (and maybe this is a question that I should address to an audience of males too): Am I intimidating? Do I come across as scary? If so, how can I become less intimidating, without changing who I am? What is the best way to respond to the questions above? I know, this is a lot of questions, but it has been on my mind for a while and I am not quite sure what to think, believe or do about it.

This is not something that is impeding my life from progressing. I'm keeping busy, doing new things and learning tons. One of my main focuses right now is being the best me that I can be. Your comments would be much appreciated! Thank you all for being who you are.

Before you comment, just want to say one more thing.

GGGGGgggggggrrrrrrrrr............. (in the most intimidating way possible). Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Yesterday was insanely busy and as much as it would be great to blame it on others, most all of it was my own doing. Because so much happened, I have decided to give you the hour by hour update. Enjoy!

~4:30-5:30: Wake up, get ready, eat breakfast, leave the house and arrive at the temple.
~5:30-6:30: Prayer meeting & training, prepping for the morning of craziness (lots of weddings)
~6:30-7:30: The craziness begins with people coming and going. Saw some old friends too.
~7:30-8:30: Was able to see a family in my ward (I visit teach the mom) arrive in preparation for their sealing.
~8:30-9:30: More fun with the temple. Saw some more people from my ward and some more friends.
~9:30-10:30: Continued at the temple. Talked with a girl from my old singles ward who used to be my visiting teacher.
~10:30-11:30: Saw the cute family come out and talked with the kids about the experience. So amazing! Helped the person relieving me get caught up on the days event. Used my Spanish to help figure out a situation that was a little complicated but understandable. Changed clothes. Headed out.
~11:30-12:30: Went home for a brief second to grab a few things. Headed to the bank and then to Wal-mart (Yup, I'm that cool).
~12:30-1:30: Went to Michaels and Hobby Lobby to finish getting all of the supplies that were needed for the upcoming events of the day.
~1:30-2:30: Ran home. Packed up my car. Headed to a Festival of Words event that I had helped planned. Helped with the finishing preparations there and helped at the event.
~2:30-3:30: Help in the workshop room for a while where we learned some sign language and some information about signing, which was really neat. There was also story telling and games in that room. Also, helped with the front table (making sure volunteers got signed in and badged, collecting money, answering questions, etc.)
~3:30-4:30: Helped some more at the front table. Prepped for the kids crafts and began kids crafts making bookmarks and foam magnets.
~4:30-5:30: Continued with a steady stream of kids and the crafts. It was so interesting to see all of their different creations. Created awards for the contest winners in art, poetry and writing.
~5:30-6:30: The crafts kept going (and went overtime by 15 minutes). Cleaned up the room and got everything organized.
~6:30-7:30: Left the festival and headed over to the tabernacle for a tri-stake Relief Society meeting with two members of the General Relief Society board.
~7:30-8:30: Listened to the inspired messages and music of those who were there, while trying not to get too tired. (I will admit that my friend sitting next to me said I yawned about 20 times....oops!)
~8:30-9:30: Finished up at the conference. Talked with some people afterwards. Gave my friend a ride home and talked some more.
~9:30-10:30: Home at last! Changed clothes. Got caught up with my texts and all that. Laid down on the couch and fell asleep. (This did happen after 10:30, but it is going here.)

Basically it was a crazy day with lots of fun stuff that happened. It is always nice to be busy, but I am so ready to sleep now.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lessons and Notices

I've learned some things in the past couple of weeks and thought it was time to share those lessons once again. Within these lessons are some announcements about changes in my life.

~When a co-worker gets a new job that means more work for the rest.
~Some meetings are productive and some really aren't.
~Trying to take minutes at a meeting when you are half asleep makes for pretty interesting notes.
~Times flies when you are super-busy.
~Doing too much can and will make you sick.
~The best thing you can do for yourself it to put yourself first.
~Working until 7 is not so much fun.
~New responsibilities means experiencing the learning curve.
~Stuffing your head with tons of knowledge does not make it stick.
~Seeing the parents helps make life better.
~The temple is an amazing place.
~The family unit is so strong, powerful and full of love.
~Promotion is spelled s-t-r-e-s-s, oh wait, maybe that is the definition of promotion.
~Getting your hair done is so relaxing.
~Business lunches and really not as cool as they sound, even though it does mean free food.
~Resolving a major issue in a new responsibility feels great.
~Changing offices and computers is a little more complicated than it sounds.

These are honestly just some of the lessons. I could go on and on and on and on and on. Oh wow!