Sunday, July 18, 2010

...I wanted to do a back flip?

This post is dedicated to Courtni Hall, my secret twin. I promised her I would do it and here it is:

A little background:

Last week, as we are getting ready for the kids to show up for EFY check-in, (notice how EFY is my life in the summer) Courtni and I begin a serious discussion. A discussion on how sometimes when you are standing in a big area (gym/park/hall) we get the urge to want to do a back flip. Now I would just like to make it clear: I have never done a back flip- not even on the trampoline. I can barely do a front flip on the trampoline. Really, it's more like a somersault in the air because I can't land it...

Annnyywaaayy... As we are discussing this- another urge comes over us (because we are one person and all: Courtelle): We both feel the need to kick the fire alarm. You know the kind with the big plastic thing over it?

We don't want to "LIFT HERE", we want to kick it. Jackie Chan style. (or Chuck Norris- whichever you prefer.)

So in honor of these immature urges Courtni and I had, I've decided to share. I know most of you secretly have the same feelings. It's okay. It's normal. Maybe it will help knowing there are other struggling with the same thing.
So, I give you-

10 things I really want to do but can't because I'm 24 and I would get in trouble and/or hurt

  1. A back flip

  2. Kick the fire alarm

  3. Fill a whole room with unrolled toilet paper (I will unroll it myself) and jump in it

  4. Squeeze all the toothpaste out of the tube into the sink (Anyone read Ramona books?)

  5. Knock all the food off the shelf at the store by running down the isle with my arm out.

  6. Hang onto the garage door until it gets to the top.

  7. Make shadow puppets at the movies on the screen.

  8. Speaking of movies- bring a mattress, pillow and blanket to the movies and set up camp there.

  9. Break a DVD/CD

  10. Throw a pie at someone.

This list- as always- is not complete. But now that you know I'm all crazy, I feel better about life, because you know you've always wanted to do these things too.

Don't judge...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

...non-committal love abounded?

Let me explain something at EFY everyone loves everyone. Really. I'm not kidding.

There are times, though, when side-hugs, EFY strikes (which is a dying breed this year, of which I am deeply saddened), and escorting is not enough to show that love. What to do when this happens?

Pick-up lines. Yes, that's right. In a place where handholding, guy-girl front hugs, and bear-hug dancing is not allowed-- pick up lines are. The cheesier, the better. They are frequently used to express the non-commital love we have for each other. Here are a few of the faves. (Some of these might be EFY specific and might not make sense but I still enjoy them so they get to go up here.) This list is dedicated to Ricky Denno, EFY counselor and master of the art of pick up lines.

  • "Hey, Is your name Virtue? 'Cause you garnish MY thoughts unceasingly" (See D&C 121:45)
  • "Do you like water? [yes] Then you like 75% of my body!"
  • "Hi My name's Mickelle but you can call me Tonight."
  • "I need to leave EFY can you check me out?" (double meaning there... catch it? eh?)
  • "I'm not trying to impress you or anything, but... uh... I'm Batman."
  • "Hey, do you happen to have a sewing kit? [no] You can borrow mine because you look RIPPED!"
  • "Want to go to EFY with me? Because I'm Especially For YOU."
  • "Ah! I dropped something... *look around on the ground*... oh! It was just my jaw when I saw you."
  • "Hey, do my eyes match my shoes? [they look] You just checked me out!"
  • "You're hot and you're bright- that's why your mom calls you 'son/sun'."
  • "You're so hot you make fire stop, drop, and roll!"
  • "You're so beautiful you made me forget my pick up line."
  • "Will you hold this for me? (offer their arm)
  • (At dinner) "So do you know what you want? [no] I know what I want. (look at them)"

That's all I have for now, but don't you worry there are lots more. Feel free to add on to this list... I enjoy them... especially when I get use them in my favorite non-commital way.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Just thought you'd like to know...

I got a flat tire again today.

Special thanks to Caleb for helping me change it.

Dear Discount Tires:
I want to be friends- but not this close.
Please bless I don't have to worry about my tires for a really really long time
Thank you.

Sincerely, with all my love,

Saturday, July 10, 2010 tires didn't like me?

It's true.

I'm not being dramatic.

I'm not being over sensitive.

I'm just stating a fact.

My tires don't like me.

In the last 6 months I have bought 6 new tires. I don't know if you've noticed- but most cars only have 4- as in my case. I have had 3 flat tires (this morning... although this is the first time someone has stopped to help me- well, two someoneS stopped (thanks!) and this time I knew what I was doing.) The other 3 just needed to be replaced.

I bought my first 3 tires at Sams Club. Not a good idea. At least the one in Layton. It took them 3 hours to put one tire on one time.

"I, Mickelle Myers, from now on will never buy tires at Sams Club. No matter how much cheaper they are. I shall buy my tires from Discount Tires, which is across the parking lot and 117% better than Sams Club in the Tire Department. Amen and Amen"

Good News is I got to go to D.I. while I was waiting for my tires today. That store is entertaining... maybe worth a future blog post. I'll have to think over that one.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 is good?

I love life. That's all I can say.

Ever had one of those days where you are just grateful for your life?
Those are pretty great days.

Today is going to be one of those days... I can tell.

You know why? Because I'm going to make it one of those days.
Why life is so great:
I didn't have to wake up until 8:30 this morning.
Cold Pizza is in my fridge right now. (=delightful)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is on TV right now.
I don't have to work until 5:45 tonight and I only have to work until 8.
It's optional to do my laundry today...I still have SOME clothes.
My house is mostly clean- I only have to do the dishes and I'm good.
I got extra money from FAFSA to pay for my new laptop.
I'm currently sitting in my pajamas on my couch and it's 9:30 AM.
I have the cutest golden retriever stretched out, sleeping not even 10 feet from me.
EFY starts again next week. (!!!)
Rick lets me fall asleep during his movies- even though he really wants me to see them. (I fall asleep every time. I think it's like a disease or something. It's fine- he fell asleep during "Ever After" last night)
I get to play with my little brothers and sister today.
My swamp cooler pretty much rocks my socks.
Someone secretly mowed my lawn on Monday. (thank you!)
I'm going to be incredibly productive today.

That's not all, but it's a good start.
Try having a "grateful for life" day. They are the best.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

...I was feeling generous...and sick?

There are so many things you can take out of the different experiences that life brings us. But really... that's just hard work. To make is easy on yourself why not learn from others experiences so you don't have to? So, just because I'm a nice person- I'm here to help.

10 things I learned from having a fever, cough, achey body, headache, and not wanting to eat for 5 days.

1. 87 degrees is not an apporopriate temperature for a house while sick- or really while well. (Thank goodness for amazing dads that fix anything- including swamp coolers!)

2. Ceiling fans can turn 2 ways- apparently one way is for winter and the other way is for summer. 3. Daytime TV is NOT delightful- no wonder everyone takes AFTERNOON naps- Boooriing.

4. While one blanket on the couch during the day might be enough- one at night is NOT enough- at least 2, sometimes 3 are needed.

5. Boyfriends are really good to have on hand to bring soup, medicine, heating pads, and anything else that is needed. (Find one like mine and you should be fine)

6. Best Medications? Tylonol (the one for muscle and back aches) and Ibuprofen- Good stuff

7. Keeping the whole house clean is impossible. There will always be the "sicky corner"- normally near the couch with the TV. The meds are there, the water bottle is there, the laptop is there, phone charger, and pretty much everything else you've ever used over the last few days is there.

8. Number one favorite sick food? Otter Pops! Really this is pretty much all I ate for 4 days- I might have had a bowl of soup from Rick, some plain toast, and a smoothie- but really- Otter pops are the only thing that sustained my life.

9. Beween 1 and 3 is the best time to take a nap because there is truly nothing on TV. (Unless you call Maury and re-runs of Matlock something)

10. Don't make any plans for later in the week "because I should be better by then." Not true. Just take the week off. You'll need it.

Hope your sickness goes that much smoother because of these little tips...

...Or If you'd rather not impliment these and figure things out for yourself- go for it. I double dog dare you.