The Mrs. and I

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Random Thoughts At Work

So I'm sitting here at work w/ not a heck of a lot to do, so I thought I'd jot down a few things and hopefully fill my time here. I went to a Jazz game last night, which was a lot of fun and they actually won! Our seats were on the third row in the upper bowl, so not too bad. Binoculars were not needed, thankfully. It was a good game though and I'm glad I was able to go. K now some random thoughts...here goes nothing...

-I absolutely love basketball (if you couldn't tell)
-I had a salad as part of my lunch yesterday, which almost never happens.
-Lately I've been looking at the nutrition facts on all the stuff I eat. Why? Not quite sure. Boredom maybe, but I think I'm finally taking notice of what I'm eating, hence the salad.
-Dirt cake is my favorite cake and I only eat it once a year--for my birthday, which is in the near future and I'm pretty excited about it (eating the cake, I mean).
-Red velvet cake has moved up to a close second-favorite
-I hate that the internet here is dial-up
-I can't get enough of The Office. The Nard Dog cracks me up every time.
-My phone is driving me nuts lately, so I do believe I'll have a new one soon.
-I'm often indecisive, which doesn't help my cause in a lot of things, such as picking out a new phone :P
- :P is my new favorite emoticon to use and for good reason :)
-I HATE cottage cheese, licorice and popcorn. If it's got a funky texture, there's a strong chance that I won't eat it.
-I ALWAYS have to put my left sock or shoe on before the right one. Same thing w/ taking them off. And I always have to undo the laces.
-I go through the same routine each night before I go to bed.
-I have two beds in my room. Yes, two. And I've only ever slept on the one, which is the smaller of the two. Go figure.
-I have to make my bed every day, otherwise it feels out of place. None of the blankets/sheets can be upside down, either.
-When putting bills in my wallet, they all have to be facing the same direction and be in chronological order (1, 5, 10, etc.)
-I may or may not have a little OCD, you can decide that :)
-I am a bit of a perfectionist as well; I used to tear holes through my paper as a kid, because if a letter/word wasn't how I wanted it, I'd erase it and re-write it 'til I got it just right.
-I have a weird ability to spell most words correctly. It probably comes from me re-writing everything when I was little.
-I tend to yawn a lot when I'm nervous
-I hate it when my pants drag on the ground
-I was 19 before I got my first kiss
-I get dizzy on a swing
-I almost got stuck in Canada when I was little
-I worry far too much
-I am my own worst critic and am usually pretty hard on myself
-I keep a journal and my goal this year is to write in it every day
-I hate the feeling of rubbing a paper towel across the carpet, or when you step in something wet and you're barefoot or in socks.
-You can never go wrong w/ a new pair of socks. I would LOVE it if I could wear a brand new pair every day.
-I used to think that whichever way you were travelling, you were going north. Always. And I always thought the compass deal in your car was telling you which way the wind was blowing.
-I think professional athletes are WAY overpaid. School teachers, police officers and fire fighters should be making way more than them.
-Soccer, hockey, wrestling and lacrosse would be more fun to watch if I knew any of the rules.
-JP, Portis and Jord, or Jordy, are the only nicknames I have, k well the only ones I like.
-Despite popular thoughts, I was not named after Michael Jordan. Although I do love to wear his brand of shoes :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day One

Hello world! Ha ha jk this is my first attempt at blogging, so bear w/ me. I've often thought about having one, just haven't ever gotten around to it...until now. I think it will be pretty fun though, plus it will give me another outlet to express my thoughts/feelings, so yeah here we go!

I just got back from the big game in Provo between San Diego State and BYU and man was it awesome! Our seats were clear up at the top, but I didn't care. I was just glad to be there! It was a packed house, as this was a match-up between the #5 and #9 teams in the nation and it lived up to the hype, as did Jimmer Fredette. He is amazing and scored 43 points! The crowd was intense the entire game and I could only imagine how incredible that must have felt to be one of the players out on the court, especially a BYU player. I would absolutely LOVE to be in their shoes; the crowd roaring, chanting your name, cheering your team on on every possession. Man that would be amazing and a dream come true for me. It's not an impossible dream, I just have a long road ahead of me. All I need to do is put forth the effort: a lot of it at that, but it is achievable.

The basketball court is the only place where I feel a sense of ease and comfort; I can just let loose and totally be comfortable. I don't think about anything, any problems I might have or trials I might be going through, they all go out the window when I'm out playing. My mind is clear, free from all distractions. I don't know why that is, but that's just how it is. If I'm playing in a tournament or a big game, the crowd might be going crazy or some fans might be heckling me, but I don't notice while I'm playing. I don't notice any of those things. The only thing I pay attention to is the game and my teammates. That's it. I almost take on a new personality when I'm out there. I'm vocal, confident, worry-free and not nervous at all, which is a stark contrast from my every day life. Why? I have no idea. Maybe it's because basketball is what comes natural for me, I don't have to think twice about it. Yet all other aspects of my life, I'm a worrier, I get nervous a lot and don't have a ton of confidence. These are things to work on though.

Anyway sorry, I've written a novel here. Expect more from me in the upcoming blogs though, because this is a great outlet to voice what I'm thinking. Thanks for reading and I'll quit blabbing...for now :)