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Claim Your Strengths.

                                                              Claim Them. 

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Sounds like a new Nike ad slogan or something, huh?  Big bucks are coming my way! Truth in jest.  If you’re real nice to me, maybe I’ll share. Dead Serious.

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“You’re always quoting songs!”

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If I had a nickel for every time I heard this phrase (or something along those lines), I wouldn’t even care about the fortune I plan on making from this blog 🙂  No but seriously, I’ve given this idea some real thought.  And here’s what I’ve come up with:  I do not mean to be a walking song.  I can see how my near constant lyrical references could come off as being trite or cliche, not to mention potentially annoying.  It’s just that if someone has already found the words that perfectly express what you are feeling, why would you try to find new ones?  Economy of thought, people!  Plus you can still be creative and original by borrowing art.  Moulin Rouge, anyone?

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Some Things are Worth Repeating

I believe in the Big Bang Theory!

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Somewhere between

TMI and TLI.  That’s what I want, here.

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BAD BANGS! BAD!

I’m sure that Lea Michele’s bangs eat all their vegetables, clean up their toys, and sleep through the night.

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But my bangs aren’t as well-behaved.  Sure they did what they were supposed to when they first came into my life.

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But now they often get out of hand and are not as cute as they used to be.

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And sometimes, I’m left with no choice and simply must put them in time-out.

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And my foster-kids (clip-in bangs) just don’t feel quite right, either.

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Sigh.

I just compared my bangs to children, in case you missed that…

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Paul McCartney Quit Smoking!

“Speaking Word(s) of Wisdom, let it be.”

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Sometimes good (?) writers have to work a graveyard…

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(I’m still sleeping, Mom!)

I DO WHAT I WANT!

red wine and Ambien

~John Mayer

(I don’t drink wine or take Ambien, but I like the idea…)

Also, if you take medication or consume alcohol, YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MIX THEM!

Readers:

1)  What are good reasons to stay up all (or part) of the night?

2)  What are BAD reasons?

Also, not everyone looks this cute

by a computer light glow at an obscene hour…

🙂

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I got a pocketful of sunshine in my soul today!

See what I did there?

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What do “bird” and “ring” have in common?

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THEY BOTH ARE FINGERS!

And sometimes, Tyler kills 2 birds with 1 stone….

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by putting his ring on the bird.  See what I did there?

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“I’m a gerbil on a treadmill, and everyone else has crossed the finish line.”

I used this phrase more than once in the not too recent past to express how I felt I was doing in life (“mixed metaphors” are a tool that Shakespeare often used and Katherine occasionally experiments with).  You know, all the things we’re supposed to accomplish?  Career, marriage, family, not crashing your car, stuff like that.  It seemed like so many people around me were doing all those things, and I was just praying that I didn’t forget to pay my utility bill!  But I’ve since re-examined that phrase.  The thing is, gerbils are really cute, I am one of those rare people who enjoy treadmills and even got one for my 15th birthday, and I actually have crossed a finish line or two.

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Plus, isn’t the joy in the journey anyways?

Read here. 

Oh yeah, and I started a blog that has reached across the globe in less than a week.  One is bigger than zero, ya’ll!  🙂

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It’s a beautiful day and not a cloud in sight,

so I guess I’m doing alright!

~Jo Dee Messina

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“You could always just replace my birth control pills with tic-tacs.”

Thought up this line a few years ago.   I will use it in one of the following 2 situations:

A)  my husband wants kids before I do….

B)  I  sell it to a screenwriter who writes it into a script where the main character (who may or may not be played by me)’s husband wants kids before she does.

Considering the fact that my clock is ticking, option B is looking like it’s gonna win out.  Hollywood, any takers?

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BYU is sexy. Other colleges are just sex. That’s why we’re “The Y.”

cant mormon

# nice shirt, sweetheart.  I have one too but  I look a lot more wholesome in it

#yes I made it up

#BYU how much you gonna pay me? you can put it on your website….

#not hatin’ on other schools…

#anyone know how to copyright sayings?  I do NOT want anyone else stealing my thunder…

#you heard it here first, folks

#small letter, big difference

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Tie-dyed unmentionables

I have tie-dyed unmentionables.  I did it last summer at Annaliese‘s birthday party.  Everyone else was doing t-shirts and stuff like that, but I wanted to shake things up a little.  No I won’t show you a picture of the finished product!  Just ain’t that kind of girl.  But I will show you this:

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#gotta get it all in before I become a VIP temple girl

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Creativity, Expression, Beauty (gotta make sure ALL my clothes are pretty)

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Don’t be shy now….

This is Shy Grass:

Shy grass closes as a survival adaption/defense mechanism. As amazing at that is, let’s not follow its example…Don’t close yourself off when you are threatened….

*metaphor I made up as I wrote it-true story!
*Fiji good times
*youtube “shygrass” for more videos…fascinating

#how on Earth did I change glasses so fast?  no idea…

Core Beliefs: Beauty, Expression, Creativity, Humor, Christ

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July 26, 2013 · 5:59 pm

Has-Been…

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How bout we take that feeling of being a ‘has been” and turn it into a has been? (made it up, yes).  Has been-ception, if you will…

Most of us have heard the following quote:  “The best is yet to come.”

I used to roll my eyes and write that off as just a stupid pep talk.  And maybe it is.  But maybe it’s true.  I wanna  find out…what about you?

Core beliefs:  Christ, kindness, expression, beauty

What a drag to say.  “At least I still got yesterday.”

~John Mayer

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