Saturday, March 15, 2008

Random (really random) stuff

Curse the rain today! I was going to be SUPER cool and take the girls to the St. Patrick's Day parade but it doesn't look like that will happen! Oh well. I really hope that our Easter Egg festivities aren't ruined by rain though!

A few things I'm thinking about:

Did you guys watch LOST? Don't read on if you didn't. Did you BAWL your eyes out at the end? What in the HECK? Is Jin really dead? Help me out here - the stuff with Jin was a FLASHBACK and the stuff with Sun was a flash forward, right? I was not surprised that Michael was Ben's spy on the ship. I'm on the fence about Ben. I don't trust him. He seems bad to me. But I do trust Sayid and we know that when Sayid gets off the island he starts working for Ben. Why would he do that? I can't wait for that mystery to be solved. I'm also on the fence about Juliette. I like that she and Jack are together because I really want Kate and Sawyer to end up together. Jack really bugs me. Who do you think will die next week? Could it be Claire and that is how Kate ends up with Aaron? Or do you think that "Aaron" is Kate's baby with Sawyer? Gosh. This show is SO confusing - but I love it. =)

Last night the girls and I had a girls night out. We went out to eat at Red Robin and then came home and watched Bee Movie. It was pretty cute!

Keslie's new thing to say is:
"You are a mudder and daddy is a fodder and I am a cutie".

I am officially the worst daughter ever. I forgot my mom's birthday. And Alyssa's. Add in Amber's and Samuel's and Rachel's and Renee's and I'm feeling pretty pathetic. Some comfort please. Does anybody else have a problem with birthdays? I just seem to get worse and worse as the years go on.

I've decided to do the 10 years ago tag that's floating around.

10 yrs ago:
*I was 16 and in my Sophomore year at Westwood. My parents had just gotten married and we had moved to Gilbert. My dad let me finish out that year at Westwood so I got to drive to school. Right about now I was probably getting busted for stopping to get ice-cream on my way home from school. RULE #1 - I was absolutely not supposed to drive anywhere but to and from school. I felt that my argument was pretty strong - Roseanne's (the ice-cream place) was RIGHT off the road so I was basically just stopping, not driving anywhere extra. I guess that was just the last straw - one time I ditched and drove somewhere for lunch and another time I gave some people a ride home. Plus I'm sure there were other things. 16 was not my best age. I was grounded until I completed 120 hours of work. =) Pretty harsh, huh?!! My dad was the best though - he'd take my sheet of paper with the hours on it and tear off 20 or so every once in awhile for good behavior. =) I was sort of dating Josh Henderson. Our relationship consisted of hanging out at school and talking on the phone. We were sure we were in love and going to get married someday. I don't know anymore. Does a 16 year old REALLY know what love is? I can't decide. I sure thought so at the time. Being 16 was just way TOO MUCH DRAMA. I guess 17 and 18 were pretty dramatic too. My journal is so funny (and humiliating) to read. One day I would HATE so and so and then the next I would LOVE them. One day someone would be my best friend and the next I would feel betrayed by them. Good grief! I'm SO glad that time in my life is over and that I grew up. =)

5 Things on my list of things to do today:
*Clean the office, the middle room, the bathroom and the hall closet
*Make no bake cookies!!
*take a nap
* make dinner.

Yeah - I have plans to be pretty unproductive today. =)

Things I would do if I suddenly was a Billionaire:
*Pay off all our student loans.
*Buy a house
*Get a second car
*Go shopping
* Share it with those that need it!

3 of my bad habits:
* I eat too much.
*I pick my nose.
* I bite and pick at my lip.

Places I have lived:
* Mesa
* North Carolina
* Gilbert
* Tucson
* Connecticut

Jobs I have had:
*Sandwich artist at Subway! YEAH!
* Car Hop at Sonic
*Customer service rep
* Dental office

Things most people don't know about me:
I feel like I'm a pretty open book but I'll try my best.

* I remember getting my umbilical chord cut off - yes my memory is that good! Haha!
* When I was a teenager I got pulled over several times and I only got warnings! I'm still ticket free - oh except for that one time I got in a car accident. I got a ticket then - but it wasn't for speeding!
* I like to clean.
* I like to drive.
* I used to be really really shy.

That's the end of that one.

So, I was reading this blog and this girl posted about how she had been having dreams about her 7th grade crush for the past several years and she finally found him using google and she SENT HIM AN E-MAIL. Just for closure, of course. But still - I found myself breathing a huge sigh of relief that I've never done that. Honestly - who hasn't had a dream or two about past loves/crushes? I've had several. Nathan knows. They aren't gross dreams - usually just hanging out and back in high school. But I wake up thinking things like - "Oh - I wonder how he's doing?! I wish I could just send him an e-mail to say hi - make sure he's happy." Or "GOSH - I HATE how that ended - it would be so nice to run into him and say the right thing for once instead of totally freaking out or send a note saying - sorry I was such a DORK". I do believe I'd like closure with lots of people - and not just guys. Sometimes I will remember something I did or said that might have offended someone - like 10 YEARS ago - and I think I should contact them and clear it up. Seriously - if they are still thinking about something like that 10 years later then they are mental. Since I'm still thinking about it - I must be mental. Anyway - what do you think? Do you think it's okay to be "friends" with men besides your husband? That sounds weird of course you'll have male friends - but I mean the kind that you e-mail, talk to on the phone, maybe go out to lunch with occasionally? I think it's okay to be friends as a couple. For example - I consider Steve S. my buddy but I'd never call him up and chat or hang out with him just the two of us. It would ALWAYS be in couples. I might be overly strict - Nathan knows that I don't want him driving alone in a car with another woman - even if they are just carpooling to the same place. It's not that I don't trust him. I just think it would make him a little too comfortable being alone with someone else. And I think that's how things start. Whoa - that was some serious rambling.

I'm off to help the girls get their toys cleaned up! They've been busy pretending all morning!
Have a great day!!


Stacie said...

So Brittanie, I need you to send me an email so I can email you the password to my blog (I don't have your email address). Mine is stacie78 at hotmail dot com.

I enjoyed your random post. :o) I have a thought on your last comment about relationships with males (other than your husband). First off, I had a similar situation. I had made a promise to a guy in college which I did not keep and it has haunted me for years (not what the promise was about, but the fact that I broke the promise). I got his email address through a mailing list our old singles ward now has, and emailed him about it. I just apologized, realized it might not matter to him but that I felt I needed to clear my conscience, kept it short. His reply was simple...thanked me but said he really wasn't worried about it (like I expected) but understood my need to apologize for my mistake. But this is what I really appreciated--he copied his wife in the email. I thought it was a great example of being completely open and sharing everything and I wish I had done it. After the fact I related everything to my husband (who thought I was silly but understood my reasons). There has been no continuation of emails with this was a one-time apology, then move forward.

I still felt awkward doing it, even though it was in the open for our spouses to know, but I also really felt I needed to do it. But I think you are completely right about not having relationships with other men beyond what happens as a couple. Well, a brief conversation in a public place (like at church) is one thing, but lunches out, and email exchanges, no way. You just don't even want to go there. I think the no car riding together policy is a good one too.

Anyway, I could obviously go on about this for awhile and have lots of stories, but this is way too long as it is! Thanks for the post though!

Oh yeah, and SO glad to be out of high school and that drama! I'm totally with you there!

Char and Trent said...

Hey! I loved this post! First of all.. We are the worst daughters together because I forgot my MOMS birthday and my brothers birthday too. I even talked to her on the phone that day and went over to her house. I am the worst.

The part about having friendly relationships with males. This has been something that me and Trent have been struggling with lately-read my post about going private-anyways, he dated the same girl all through high school. They broke up several times and then would get back together.. ya know, just a dumb high school relationship. Since he left on his mission, shes had boyfriends and who knows what, but anyway, since we've been dating and married she continues to text him and try to contact him. She talks to our friends about him and always asks if he seems happy and all this stuff. One time she sent a text asking why they cant just be friends and why he would let me come between them! Im his wife gosh dange it! Anways, Trent and I have an extremly trusting relationship. I know that he has absolutly no feelings for her. He has several friends that are girls that hes known since he was little. He has introduced me to them and now I am really good friends with them! Anyways, my point is, I think that its ok to have friends that are of the opposite sex. I have told Trent several times that if this girlfriend from high school wants to be my friend and call me and wants to double date with us, thats fine! But obviously she has no desire to be my friend or get to know me. So shes cut off from the friends list. Anyways, theres story number one. Thanks for letting me vent :) Story number two.. I dated a great guy my senior year of high school. He was 22 years old though so he wanted to get married and I wanted to be on my own for a little while after I graduated. We broke up but continued to stay really good friends. We talked on the phone atleast 3 times a week and told each other everything.. Time went by and all of a sudden he stopped talking to me. I got a mean text message from his girlfriend. I heard that he was getting married but I was confused why he wouldnt have told me. About a year went by. I was still upset with him because I thought we were friends and it hurt that he would just stop talking to me. One random day I got a phone call and it was from him. He said he felt really bad since he started ignoring me but said his fiance/wife, didnt want us talking anymore, which is understandable. But he said he just had to apologize and get closure. He mentioned that his wife would kill him if she knew he was calling me. I actually felt bad for him. He said his wife told him when they were engaged that he couldnt invite me to their wedding or have any contact with me. I think that if she wouldve just let him tell me that he was gettin married and we couldnt talk anymore he wouldnt have had to think about it for a year.. We couldve gotten closure much sooner. Anyways, closure is a good thing. I could actually write a novel on it obviously.. Ill stop writing now! Theres my stories.. while I was typing these two I thought of 8 more closure stories haha!

Anyways, you look so cute and youre girls are adorable!

Brittanie said...

I just want everyone to know that I'm not against closure! I definitely think it's good to clear up any misunderstandings or make things right so that life can go on - but I think that the reason should be a good one and it shouldn't just be a "hey! Just wanted to get in touch with you." sort of thing. I might just be weird and as always, everyone has their own philosophies and that is 100% okay with me!

Amber said...

I love your randomness! I too am really bad at birthdays =(. I still have cards siting on my counter that should have been sent weeks ago. Sham on me.
Anyway, your awesome and I loved the post!

Tim & Amy said...

Okay, first off... I love LOST and I hate LOST. This last week was crazy. I agree! The whole panda drama?! I was so confused - Tim had to explain it to me! I HATE Ben. I can't stand him. Have you ever seen an episode where he wasn't manipulating people? I really don't get the Sayid working for Ben thing either. Strange stuff.

Love the 'tag' stuff.

I might be a 'weird' person too or whatever, but I agree - I absolutely trust Tim - but being alone with another person isn't necessary and sets things up for who knows what! I have gotten a ride from coworkers to a meeting and back or something, but that's it. I don't understand how people can be okay with their spouse being buddy buddy or going out with another person of the opposite sex. Okay, maybe I should have emailed this to you instead. Its getting long! lol

Whetten Family said...

Ok, #1: I wish we could re-do 16 & 17 again without the whole Josh & Phillip drama. I did love our oatmeal masks, cleaning the mini storage, sleeping in a tent in the back yard etc. but we could have done without them! I still regret how I acted sometimes and honestly have thought a lot about wishing I could re-do the person I was sometimes back then.

I have a few of those "ended very poorly" relationships, and I regret how I ended them (especially with the one that started stalking me and broke into my house!) but, in all honesty I try not to think about it because I doubt that they do. As happy as we are that we found someone perfect for us and have a beautiful family, they are probably just as thankful that they didn't end up with us! haha. {Plus, it can open a can of worms}

I agree with you on the whole carpool thing. As much as we trust our husbands, it doesn't mean that the other woman would respect us. There is too much bad that satan can do when given a single inch.

Kimberly said...

I really enjoyed this random post! You are so cute and I love reading your thoughts. I agree that being alone or close friends with the opposite sex is not a very good idea. I'm all about the couple thing. Like everyone has mentioned, I do trust my husband, but aren't we suppose to avoid the very appearace of evil? I just think that one innocent thing can lead to another more serious one and I'm not willing to take that risk, with me or my husband. So I think it's good to have friends, but not to be so singled out with them and email and talk on the phone etc. My husband is my best friend and the one that I do all that stuff with so why do I need another guy? That's just me though.

I've never really thought about getting closure though. I guess there are a couple of guys that I could get some with, but really not enough to do anything about it. I do however, have those dreams that are pretty funny and make me think about them during that day. But that's usually it. Just a random thought provoked by a strange dream.

Okay this is long enough!! Love ya!

Humphries Blog said...

I love your random thoughts It always give me something to think about!! I do hate it when rain/snow mess up your whole schedule. We have had it her with suprising snow lately. Will have spring like for three or four days and then it will pour on us. Well we miss you guys and we are glad that you ared doing great:)

Scott and Natalie said...

I love how you call yourself a sandwhich artist! I guess I was one too. I am going to start calling myself that.

John and Anna Brooksby- said...

Hey Britt!
Thanks for looking me up! I was just thinking about you, but it never occurred to me to search for I'm glad you found me. Your family is so cute! Aren't families the best?
Love ya!

Whetten Family said...

Hey...I just had to randomly tell you that I thought about you last night. I was at 5&Diner by Superstition Springs Mall and I looked behind it and saw that motel pool/hot tub. Remember when you, Aaron and I jumped the fence and went swimming with our clothes on? Did we get caught that night? I couldn't remember.....either way...
good times. Good times.