I keep seeing this picture challenge. I am just going to do it here. And cheat and do it within a day or so. (Also, this post apparently started in March, hence the "March")
Fact 1. I love lists.
Fact 2. I'm not good at thinking on the spot.
Fact 3. I like rhymes and cliches.
Fact 4. When I'm at school, I get excited when I am in bed by 2am.
Fact 5. I am not a morning person.
Fact 6. I played soccer for twelve years.
Fact 7. I like driving with my music playing loudly.
Fact 8. I love Mountain Dew.
Fact 9. I have blonde hair.
Fact 10. I'm not a fan of change...in both regards.
Fact 11. If I'm asked a question I don't want to answer, I won't.
Fact 12. I'm not very clever, so thinking of 15 facts is rather difficult.
Fact 13. I love Apple products.
Fact 14. I rarely drink water.
Fact 15. I love puns.
Me and Veronica.
We've been pals since I was in fourth grade and she was in third. I had zero digital pictures of us until last week. I don't really know how to edit, and besides, cutting Austin out would just be mean! (Although he can count for something too, he's been in my life for eight years.)
Veronica though. I've been closest to her the longest. I love her a looooot and have close to 493902 memories with her.
Cast of favorite show: Gilmore Girls.
I have all 7 seasons on DVD. I'm watching them once again this summer. Good stuff.
Favorite night: Uhhh
There isn't one specific night that just stands out to me that was ultra spectacular. I tried to think of something creative or mildly clever to put instead, but nothing came to mind. I've been searching for pictures that at least resembled night but that didn't do much good either. So I'm afraid I'm going to have to leave this blank.
Favorite memory: Colorado
If I remember correctly, this was our second year with Vail in CO for CIY. I think....my memory sucks. Which brings to my next point. I don't really have a favorite memory because I can't hardly remember anything. I don't really know why I chose this picture either, but I figured I already skipped Day 4, I can't skip another day. I suppose I can explain the picture. Essentially, we ate all of that pizza and drank all that soda..and then rolled down a grassy hill...and then went river rafting in the CO river. I don't remember much from this whole thing, which defeats the purpose of the whole favorite memory thing, but oh well...
Trade places with: Cindy
I met Cindy when I was in South Africa. She's 13 and in 4th grade. She lives in a house that is less than the size of my room and my brother's room combined with 4 other people. She loves. She gives. She's compassionate. She longs to see more, do more. I want to trade places with her so she could do that. And then I could play more red light/green light and Simon says with her family and neighbors=)
Most treasured item: Mac
I love my Mac. It holds just about everything. I have bookmarks on it with my websites. I have journals. I have pictures. I have papers. I have my school. I have my passwords. You can find just about everything about me if you spent time with my Mac and browsed around on it. Plus, it's a Mac.
Picture that makes me laugh: Tell me about your experiences
Hahahahahah. Oh my geeze. I don't remember much from this night, except that a few of us were up reallyyyy late. I found a marker (always dangerous) and wrote bits and pieces of our conversations on the whiteboard available. This was one of the results.
Gotten me through the most: Ah.
This was a really tough one. Aside from the fact that I love this picture, I want to use it as symbolism. (And also the person who took it has probably gotten me through the most, so it works.) I am the strongest when I have friends on either side of me (in this case in front and behind me) and I can follow, yet also lead. When a friend gives me the space to "lead the way" and "do what I need to do" and is willing to follow me and guide me, that's when I feel like I can really get through the rough things.
Messed up things with: Sam and Kahle
I took that to mean who I had fun with and got in trouble with. Not like super ridiculous things. Just stupid, fun things. I got in trouble during class in high school with both of these fools in EVERY SINGLE CLASS I HAD WITH THEM. Holy moly. Kahle and I got multiple glaring looks. Sam and I had to stay after class and were "talked to". In tenth grade, Kahle tried to teach me how to say "no" to a boy because I didn't want to go on a date with him. Senior year, Sam and I started laughing and the teacher came up to us and told us our assignment wasn't that interesting so there was no way we could be laughing if we were doing our work.
Something I hate: Sex trafficking industry.
I hate it. I hate that those who join in voluntarily believe that it's "the only option" or that that is "all they're worth". I hate that many are forced to join. I hate that people are lied to and manipulated. I hate that people are abused and abusive. I hate that people don't care about it. I hate that people make jokes about it. I hate that people throw around the words "pimp" and "slut" and "whore". I hate that it thrives. I hate that people are enslaved and people are enslaving.
Something I love: My God
If I were to ever get a tattoo, it would be this. Hebrew for Yahweh (YHWH), Greek for Alpha and Omega, P and X are the first two letters of Christ in the Greek language, and the infinite symbol. Succinctly describes God.
Favorite Music: Hip hop
Okay, I know it asked for band/artist, but if I like it, it's my favorite. I opened my iTunes to see if I could answer this question...I couldn't. So I tailored it to something I can answer--my favorite type of music.
Don't want out of my life: You?
Okay, I suck at this picture thing. I should have just picked a few days and done those. Like Kelly Clarkson sings, my life probably would suck without you (though I haven't any idea who "you" are). I don't really want people out of my life. Once I have them, I'm good with having them in my life for-ev-er (Sandlot style). But I'll figure it out if I don't have someone in my life anymore. For instance, I didn't want Jenny out of my life. She was my best pal (she competed with Veronica) since fourth grade and passed away when I was a sophomore in college. I miss her, but I deal. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, people are different than dogs. But I can't pick one person and I need a picture!)
Before I die: Make a difference
I want to impact individuals and the world. I want to make a difference and change the world.
Inspires me: Jilly
I'm trying to cover all my bases here throughout this picture challenge thing. Jill was my supervisor for two years. I got to see her graduate with her Master's degree just a few weeks ago. Jill pushed me and allowed me to grow. She called me out on things and she always stood by my side. She knew when I was beaten down and needed her to step in and she knew when I thought I was beaten down, but really I was strong enough to carry on and just didn't know it.
Recent impact: Thoughts
Biggest Insecurity: No.
Little Ashley: 9 years old?
This seems like a place I'd love. Lights, sounds, city.
Forget: How much I hate black and brown together when I see people I love wearing them together.
I fear putting up a picture because black and brown together seriously irks me.
Better at: Talking
I thought about being "funny" and say something like "frowning" or "jumping on a pogo stick" or "drinking water". Read into this what you want.
Favorite book: Nicholas Sparks
Anything and everything by him. I have all of these books in the picture (actually my good, trickster of a friend does at the moment...) and then some.
Want to change: Marriage statistics
I want to change the world, yes. But I already kind of did that for a previous day (for the sake of this blog, not like in real life...I'm willing to work on changing the world on multiple days..not just one day..) In one way that can happen though is through marital stats. I wrote a whole paper about this and what i think we can do to start to change this. If you want to know more, just ask!
My day: Throwing paper clips
I got bored at work so I started throwing paper clips at the person who sits in the next cubicle. Yes, I'm very professional. And then when she left, I put a huge pile of paper clips on her desk. I'm excited for her to see it Monday!
Means a lot to me: Letters
I love notes and letters. I love mail. I love finding something under my door. I love words and written things.
Me and a family member: My broha
Something I'm afraid of: Eetf
Unscramble that. I don't want to write it. Hint: they go in shoes.
Makes me smile: Hugs
Okay, sometimes they make me cry, but they almost always make me feel better.
Someone I miss: Lisa!
Lisa, I miss Lisa! I met her Spring Break of 2010 and she went back to Germany in May. But for those 9 weeks or so, we got to know each other and over a year later, we still talk. I miss Lisa lots and lots.