Friday, March 27

First kiss? At the movie theater.

It was 1998, the summer right before my 9th grade year. Those who know me, probably remember who I started dating that summer. Those who don't, lets just say that you're probably better off not knowing who I'm talking about.

We went out on a "date" to see the movie Ever After. I use the term "date" pretty loosely since we were too young to drive and had to have parents escort us everywhere. Anyway, I remember having a sore throat and not wanting to share a soda because I didn't want to get him sick.

Well we held hands *gasp* through the movie and during the scene when Drew Berrymore and Dougary Scott sneak away to a secluded hideaway and to where they may share a first kiss, my date turns and looks at me and says, "If you're sick, then I'm sick." and kisses me.

That's my first kiss.
Incredibly cheesy line? Yes.
Did it make my 14 year old heart melt? Yes.
Makes me queasy to think about it now? Yes.

What's your first kiss?

Friday, March 20

My favorite line from '10 Things I Hate About You'

"I didn't care about the money, okay? I cared... I cared about you."

If this line was said by anyone other than Heath Ledger, it just wouldn't have the same ring to it. The way it comes out of his mouth in his Aussie accent. *sigh* Dreamy.

This is one of my all time favorite movies from High School. So may quotable lines:

"Don't for one minute think that you had any effect whatsoever on my panties."

"She’s meeting some bikers. Big ones. Full of sperm."

"I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls."

"Remove head from sphincter, then drive!"

Alright, so looking at them now, out of context, these seem kinda off the wall. But I still maintain that I love this movie and all the one liners that have been known to be said around my friends.

Monday, March 16

How to Get Along with Me

A coworker sent me this link to an Enneagram personality test that I thought was pretty interesting.  It's made up of 36 questions that poses a choice between two statements and you choose if you feel strongly for a, moderately for a, no preference, moderately for b, or strongly for b.  At the end it rates you on the 9 personality types:

Depending on your which personality types you scored the highest in, reveals your personality. I've taken personality tests before, but I don't think I've ever gotten results that fit so perfectly to me.

I am a 5 the Thinker/Observer:

How to Get Along with Me
Be independent, not clingy.
Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
Don't come on like a bulldozer.
Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.

What I Like About Being a Five
Standing back and viewing life objectively.
Coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects.
My sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure.
Not being caught up in material possessions and status.
Being calm in a crisis.

What's Hard About Being a Five
Being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world.
Feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all.
Being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be.
Watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally.

Fives as Children Often
Spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on.
Have a few special friends rather than many.
Are very bright and curious and do well in school.
Have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers.
Watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information.
Assume a poker face in order not to look afraid.
Are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict.
Feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected.

Fives as Parents
Are often kind, perceptive, and devoted.
Are sometimes authoritarian and demanding.
May expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate.
May be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions.

If you have a few minutes take the test here: The New Enneagram Test
And after the test is scored check out the descriptions here. (Click on what it says under "Type of Descriptions" to get the definition.)

Leave your results in the comments.  I'm curious what type you are!  Do you feel its accurate?  Turns out my coworker and I are both 5's.

Year in Review

Like I mentioned in my last post, I've now had this blog for a year.  Now that I'm a year older and my blog is a year older I've been thinking about what's happened in what feels like such a short time.  I figured I'd post some of my favorite (or even not so favorite) posts to summarize the last year.

First Blog Entry - Like with everything, I had big grand ideas.  New header every month, a weekly photo, horrid dating stories, etc.  Weekly photo?  Ha!  New header?  Ha!  I haven't even changed the header once.  I should update though...

Trip to Arizona - Pictures from my trip to Arizona for my friends wedding.  It was a blast, and I really want to go back.  Looking at the pictures makes me want to go back even more.

My Addiction - I admit that this single sister enjoys her shoes.  And I will admit now that my shoe collection has grown.  How many pairs?  I'm too afraid to count.

Dating - I start dating again and as I type that I realize that May started my horrid year of dating.  Lets hope it was just a year and things will turn around this coming May.

Dating Fail - The first of many to come...

The Single Sister gets a new addition - The single sister says "Screw dating, I'm getting a hedgehog!"  Jamie and I also like to mark this occasion as the day our "Adopted Love Child" brought us together.  The random trip to Mankato to get Ruby finally is what made Jamie realize that it wasn't weird that we dated the same guy and we've been friends ever since.

The Single Sister finds out just how small the online dating world is - It honestly is...this guy then went on and started talking to Jamie after we mutually called it quits.  


Is it time for The Single Sister to move up in the world? - I start thinking about if its time to stop renting and make my stay in O-town a little more permanent.  

Nope, she's not - After a lot of back and forth I decide that the townhouse wasn't going to be in my near future.  And a house wasn't going to work either.  

ANOTHER addition to the Single Sister household....another single sister! - I get a Roomie!  Ruby just wasn't satisfied as an Adoptive Love Child until her "parents" were under one roof.

We did it and we didn't die! - Jamie bring the dare devil out of me and gets me to go on the Slingshot. Check out the video.  It still makes me laugh.  We were just discussing that we might need to make this a yearly occurrence.

She's here - The Roomie moves in...its official.

September Updates - I take Diego to Valley Fair and we both go on our first roller coaster ever.  And I say goodbye to one guy and hello to another...only to eventually say goodbye.

Apparently October was pretty dull...nothing noteworthy.

I'll revise that last statement, apparently I just had a case of neglet-o-blog.  I update October here with tales of scrapbooking and halloween.

Yet another addition to the single sister household - At least this time it wasn't a living breathing thing.  We get a wii and things haven't been the same since.

I told you I had a shoe problem - I even wrote a Haiku about them. Update - I did buy new shoes to replace the broken ones.

Ruby says Merry Christmas - and isn't too happy about it.

I find out the family curse does get passed down - and I really am as klutzy as my sisters. Update - its been 2 months and I still have a slight bruise, bump, and it still hurts to touch.

I take a break from my Dating Strike - Not sure if it was a good thing...things didn't really work.

10 Rules for Online Dating - Annoying things guys do on dating sites.

5 Rules for Going Out to the Bar with Jamie - Its never dull with the Roomie around.

Nothing exciting to report in March.  Well, I did turn the big 25 a quarter of a century and won a blog giveaway on one of my favorite blogs (no, it wasn't a pioneer woman giveaway...but close).  And I was able to finally find a wii fit to purchase (so much fun).  

My summary on the last year?  Romantically disappointing but grew a lot personally.  Lets hope for some better results in the romantic relationships next year.  I may have coined myself as The Single Sister, but I don't want to stay that way.

Tuesday, March 10

Happy Blog-Day To Me

Ok, well this is a few days early.  But it is the 1 year anniversary to The Single Sister blog.  AND its also my 100th post.  Happy coincidence right?  Over the next couple of days I'm going to post links so some of my favorite posts of the year marking The Single Sister milestones.

But first, I have to keep up my blog karma and make good on a promise to the blog gods.

*BLOG DISCLAIMER*  Any men that I'm related to may want to advert their eyes to the rest of this post. Or anyone else that doesn't want too much information. Dad? READ NO FURTHER! 

Visit her, she's a blogger that lives in Utah, she has a one eyed pug, she's funny, and a single sister like me.   She's on my daily blog tour.

Why do I mention her?  She started doing blog giveaways and I've been entering.  This last one was for a $65 gift certificate to (this is where you shouldn't click the link, DAD. TMI ALERT!) Eden Fantasy's.

When I first entered the contest I commented that I was going to be selfish and not tell my friends about it because I wanted to win.  But if I did win I would spread the word about her blog.  So thats what I'm doing.  Check her out! 

I'm fulfilling my blog promise to the blog gods.

Thanks Sarah and Eden Fantasy's you made The Single Sister happy on her blog-birthday!  

*still doing a happy dance*

Wednesday, March 4


I'm sure we've all had our complaints about the DMV, like my friend said "They don't have a bad reputation for no reason."  My experiences with my local DMV have certainly lived up to the reputation.  

When I first moved here I went before work one day to renew my license, of course they were closed. So my next opportunity I took a half day off of work to run some errands, specifically to renew my license.  I arrived around 1:00, and what do I see on the door? "We are closed today for Agnes's funeral."  I didn't know who Agnes was and I'm sorry that she's no longer with us, but I was pissed.  The ironic thing was that I lived on Agnes Street at the time.

Every year after that I found it easier to just renew my tabs through the mail.  Sure it took longer and I sometimes risked not getting them in time.  But anything was better than having to go back there.   

But in February I realized that both my license and tabs expired at the beginning of March so I figured I'd suck it up and go to the DMV.  I happened to have a doctors appointment one afternoon and I was out of there unusually fast (10 minutes later I was dressed and back at my car, I'm not exaggerating) so I figured I would try my luck at the DMV.  I was hopeful, it was only 4:00 and I knew they closed at 5.  I pulled up. Closed.  WTF?!?! Damn, its Presidents Day.  Saturday was going to be my only option, and it went surprisingly smooth.  No one was crabby, the line wasn't too long, etc.  Sweet success.  

That is until I got my new license today:
Emily B*******
555 SO Random ACE 
Anywhere, MN 55555
(address changed for the protection of, well, me)

SO and ACE?  WTF?  Its supposed to be S and AVE.  Someone at the DMV didn't have their Wheaties that morning.  

I'm moving to Arizona, you only have to replace your license every 12 years there.

Monday, March 2

Birthday Weekend Phase Two and Three

Phase Two: Birthday dinner with family and friends.  Check
Well - half of my family and friends.  Samantha, Chris, and the Bain Train minus Mara, and I went out to dinner at Azia in Minneapolis.  The Roomie ended up having to work and Mara came down with flu symptoms.  Jason, Diego, and the girls were troopers with the choice of asian restaurant with lots of fishy things on the menu .  Although it sounded like a trip to McDonalds was in the near future for the kinders. Thanks for coming everyone!  

Phase Three: Actual Birthday. Check
Brought Birthday treats to work - Fruity Pebble Rice Crispy Bars. Mmm-Mmm-Good.  Made tacos for dinner with the roomie, and she surprised me with a cake.  Also very yummy.  Diet?  What diet?  That word doesn't exist on your birthday.  
Topped the birthday night off with a very dramatic Bachelor finale. I can't process it all at the moment. I expect Lost to melt my brain, but not this!  

All in all my birthday was a success.  Thanks everyone for the birthday greeting!  I've determined that facebook really does make birthdays better!