Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sister Comparison

My sister, The View From My Pencil, posted a random list about herself a little while back...
and I thought it was interesting how different we are, so
I decided to compare myself to her list.

Here Goes:

Jess' list is in BLACK
My list is in BLUE

*The tone if this list is more serious in parts than I usually go on this blog. I am still the same yellow, Dr. Pepper lovin' girl you know.

I think I'm a hippie at heart. I believe in the good of most people. Unless you piss me off and then I write you off forever. Maybe I'm not a full-blooded hippie.
I would not describe myself as hippie. I can be pretty cynical. I believe there are creepers out there, I have an alarm system, I know what sex offenders live within ten miles of me, and I lock the backdoor when I let the dog out.
I do enjoy growing a garden and hate shaving though.

And I, like my sister, will hold a serious grudge.

I happen to think women who don't wear any makeup and dress casually are the most beautiful because they let their personality "dress them up".
I will not leave the house without eye liner and mascara,
but enjoy dressing casually when not working.

I thinking eating takes way too much time, especially now that I have a kid.
I love, love, love food and indulging in eating food...
especially if my kids are stressing me out.

Even though I work from home, I have to be wearing shoes, even if it's just flip flops. Otherwise it feels like I'm working on the weekends.
I take off my shoes when I work...whether it is sewing, scrapbooking, or
under my kidney table guiding a reading group.

I love the comfy casual look best. Not only am I comfortable but when I feel comfortable, I feel like I look good.
When I am working, I feel empowered when I am dressed well...
slacks, a well cut blouse, and high heels...
or a nice dress and funky jewelry.
I appreciate when a professional dresses professionally.

I love challenges. I took calculus in college just because I wanted to see if I could do it. I didn't even need it (journalism major). I ended up with a C, but I contend that a lot of that was because I had to spend a majority of my time tutoring my roommate because she didn't understand basic algebra.
I also like challenges...
tend to be an over achiever...
might be slightly competitive...
often turning a simple task into a challenge.
But I would never take an additional math class...weirdo.

I wish I would have majored in biology. I'm good at science, and I love a challenge.
I would not have majored in biology.

Sometimes I miss being a college student and wish we could have repeat days where we go back in time for a day and have a do over and have conscious knowledge that it was a do over.
I miss some aspects of being a college student,
and could see the value in repeat a few of the days.
But I do not want to go back for another degree...maybe ever.

My other do-over days would be: the day my mother died so I could tell her goodbye, when I met my husband, my wedding day, and the day I gave birth to my son.
I would do over...
my wedding day so I could fully enjoy it, not be so stressed out...
the last blowout fight with my college roommate that ended our friendship until ten years later...
the last phone conversation I had with my brother, James...
and I'm sure there are a few others in there somewhere...

I didn't know motherhood would be this hard. I also didn't know how anxious I would be to find out how my little boy is going to turn out.
I had no freakin' clue what I was getting myself into, but wouldn't undo it for the world.
I do wish I would have known the value in staying home with my kids from the beginning.

I like buying name brands. I equate them with quality, but since having a kid all brands are fair game.
I have recently developed a strong addiction to couponing, and love the thrill of a good deal...
no matter how many tubes of toothpaste I already have.

I'm embarrassed to admit we bought Wal-mart brand diapers and we like them!
We have always remained loyal Huggies customers.

I'm a neat freak about how I clean: I don't clean all the time, but when I do, you could eat off every surface.
I used to be a neat freak until I had children...
I hate housework and
would not eat off any surface in my house other than the kitchen table...
and that's only if it was just washed. You just never know what these
crazy, sneaky children have been up to.

You could even eat off my toilet.
I strongly advise you not. to. eat. off. my. toilet...
or any surface in my bathrooms...
I have a very hyper, easily distracted five year old boy...
you get the idea.

I loved being pregnant. I want to have another kid just so I can be pregnant again.
I hate being pregnant.
I am a very sick, tired, hormonal, miserable pregnant woman...all three trimesters.

I also want another kid so I can go through birth again. I was in labor with my son for 18 hours and I pushed him out in 10 minutes.
We are super excited for Brody, but we will only bless this world with three of our offspring.

I love to-do lists. My sister once made fun of me for all my lists and even bought me this beautiful to-do list book, but I can't bring myself to write in it because it's so beautiful! On my to-do list is to be brave enough to write in it.
I am not a fan of to-do lists.
I get frustrated using up time making a list when I could be doing something on the said list.
I also do not like having things I avoid doing linger on the list.
I do appreciate schedules though and have found that as a stay-at-home mom I need a routine to remain productive.

I don't have very good manners.
Me either...
however I am mature enough to not be rude to people.

I have a hard time meeting new people.
I will introduce myself to anyone at store and invite them to hang out...
I do feel awkward in a group of people I cannot relate with though.

I firmly believe in my astrological sign, the Pisces. All the traits apply to me.
I wouldn't say I put a lot of weight into being Gemini, but can see how some of the characteristics apply to me.

I think it would be fun to own a New Age shop. I would burn incense all day and listen to music that always puts me to sleep.
Incense gives me a headache. I could see myself owning a flower shop.

I'm very sensitive to the moods of people around me, especially anger. If you're angry, I can't stand to be in the same room with you.
Anger is awkward.

I hate fighting.
I believe sometimes a good fight is necessary before you can move on.

RE: hate anger: It makes me very passive aggressive.
I am not passive aggressive, if I have a problem with you that I feel strongly about I will let you know loud and clear...nothing passive about it.

I love gummy bears.
Not a big fan, but love gummy strawberries.

I cracked up when my niece and nephew saw my gummy bears in my travel snacks when I went to Denver and totally wanted them. I guess I love kid candy.
I know I love kid candy and soda.

I can't sit still long enough to watch movies anymore, especially ones that are thought provoking. We just watched Conception and I was glad we were interrupted by the kid so I could do something else for a while.
It's not a matter of being able to sit still it's a matter of staying awake long enough to even start watching one...

I hate people who bitch and complain and then when you bitch and complain they give advice like it's not a big deal. Hello, feel my pain!
Yeah, I get ya here. I am a realist. Do not give me any of that pixie dust and rainbow crap.
(This is where I can be cynical.)
I have lost a loved one to suicide...I do not believe in unicorns...and God doesn't give you more than you can handle kind of fluff...if someone reaches out...treat it seriously.
I know I need to have my freak out and pity party to move on when things get rough...
don't minimize that with superficial advice.
*I am a nice, kind, loving person...this is just a harsh truth that lives inside me. Please don't judge me as a result. I believe in God, go to church, teach my children the Catholic faith and pray everyday. I just know that everyone has different tolerance levels and coping skills that peeps need to be real about.

I hate crying. When other people cry I never know what to do. Crying is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I think that's why I don't let Vincent cry much.
I have to cry to feel better sometimes. Cry all you want around me.
Now whining...can't handle whining.


jessieg said...

LOL! Yeah, I guess it was kind of serious! Must have wrote it on one of my serious days. But then again, maybe I am pretty serious. I think about serious things—a lot! When I was pregnant, I came home crying (pregnancy really made me cry) because I was sad and mad about how horrible the world was. Poor people, sick people, rich and greedy people! I couldn't get over it for a while. I would add to my list: I hate greedy people who think the grass is always greener on the other side. Some day I'll do a fun list. I need to. What a debbie downer I am!

Katlyn said...

You two are hilarious