Thursday, February 26, 2009

Can We Just Talk About How...

I'm a list maker. Ask one of my best friends...she'll tell you. We have made all kinds of lists together. We're thinking about putting all of our lists into a book. I don't know what we'll call it...maybe we should make a list of possible titles. HA...that's going to be the next list.
But that's neither here nor there, today I'm going to post a list of 10 things that puzzle me, things that stand out in my mind (which, trust me, is like no other). There are far more than 10 things, but I think 10 is a nice number. So, here you are.

Can We Just Talk About How:

1. Trash cans say "thank you" on them

2. That girl on the Gardisil commercial says her dreams don't include cervical cancer. (Who really dreams of that?)

3. Girls go on reality dating shows (which I LOVE to watch ha!) and say that they don't want to share a man.

4. You can find out every detail of people's lives by reading their facebook statuses. (I don't care that you just ate lunch. Forget those normal statuses. I want your juicy dramatic status about how much you can't take all these fake people anymore, or how much you miss your significant other. haha not really. I only read status updates when I want a good laugh.)

5. The term "Dress for success" is so vague. (What if I want to be a successful scuba diver?Stripper? Wrestler?)

6. Those motion sensor hand towel dispensers in public restrooms NEVER work for me. Seriously, what's the trick?

7. The most ridiculous people get put on American Idol. Norman Gentle. Really? America please, please, please tell me that you didn't like him either.

8. People cannot understand that smoking right by the back door and then dropping their cigarette butts right there on the ground is gross, ugly, gross, and HELLO every building says "No smoking within 25 feet."

9. I have a teacher that says "I probably can't make an 'A' on the tests that I make." (Um...that's an indicator that your tests might be a little bit too hard. That could just be me, I don't know.)

10. There is a guy where I live and he looks JUST LIKE Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You. ...Unfortunately I haven't spoken to him yet, but I do know that his name is Tyler. Sad, because I was hoping it would be Heath or Patrick...that would be so perfect.

So there it is. It feels so good to make lists you should try it sometime when you're bored.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Secrets Don't Make Friends

Today, February 19, has been a good day. I've been thinking about that a lot lately. For someone to know that they've had a good day they also have to have a bad day. So let's rewind to a bad day and find out why today makes my list of good days. How about one week ago? Thursday, February 12, was not a good day. To give you a better idea, last week wasn't good as a whole. You see, I had this secret that I had to keep from my roommate/best friend of 14 years. This was not just any secret. This was the mother of all secrets. This was the reason secrets were invented. This was the kind of secret that would haunt you in your dreams. It was THE secret, got it? I only had to keep THE secret until Valentine's Day, but I knew about it 16 days before that. I had this big, fat, shiny, diamond encrusted secret to keep for 16 days! See, her boyfriend told me-before anyone else, mind you- that he was going to propose to her on Valentine's Day on a carriage ride. Yea...that was the secret. She's waited four years for this, jeez I've waited four years for this! So, for 16 days I couldn't talk to my best friend, the girl I live with, eat with, watch t.v. with, study with, about this huge secret. I was having conversations with her about it in my head. "Hey, so your boyfriend bought you a huge gorgeous ring for Valentine's Day, and not the right hand kind." It was driving me crazy!!! I wasn't myself around anyone.

This one single secret was making me so anxious and irritable. All I wanted to do was tell her, talk about it, look at wedding magazines, and talk about what color bridesmaid dress I would be wearing. This secret was affecting me. So, Krystle is not a secret keeper. She's a lot of things: blonde, forgetful, loud, clumsy, honest, blunt, and the list goes on. But a secret keeper, she is not.
I kept the secret and I didn't die from it, and if I had told, her boyfriend would have strangled the life out of me, or -more realistically- never tell me a secret ever again. So, that secret should have been kept. However, I think that my struggle with keeping the secret from her just proves how close we are that I could hardly keep one secret for 16 days. Now she is wearing the diamond encrusted secret and we can talk about it and plan for it. There are no secrets, no imagining conversations, no avoiding certain topics, and that makes this a good day.

So, kids, the moral of this story is: Don't keep secrets, because secrets are meant to be told. Ha well, maybe not all of them.