Tuesday, September 30, 2008

crazy eights

Oh, what to blog. What to blog.

I got nothin', people. Nothin'. So what do you do when you got nothin'?
Why, you do a tag, of course. Here's one I got from Mander.

8 things I'm passionate about
1. Mr. Adam Stewart
2. My fabulous family
3. The gospel
4. My rockin' friends
5. My job
6. Creating stellar sentences (nerd alert! nerd alert!)
7. Good food
8. Napping (oh, napping)
I can fall asleep anywhere.
I definitely don't hide this talent under a bushel.

8 words or phrases I use often
1. I love you
2. You're kidding!
3. I'm on it
4. {giggle giggle}
5. Just kidding (a conversation cure-all)
7. Thank you!
Let's watch another one! (when watching TV shows on DVD)
I'm extremely talented at watching episode after episode after episode after episode ...

8 things I want to do before I die
1. Be a mom
2. Stay true to the faith
3. Travel, travel, travel
4. Be published in O, the Oprah Magazine
5. Write a book
6. Stay fit
7. Keep in touch with all my BFFs (4 eva, of course)
8. Compete in a triathlon (I don't really want to do this. I guess I just love Adam that much.)
Adam, someday this will be me waiting for the triathlon to start.
(What in the world am I doing saying this in public? Abort! Abort!)

8 things I've learned from my past
1. Be flexible — some of the best opportunities in life are unplanned
2. Always listen to your mother
3. Writing is therapeutic
4. A DVR is magical
5. When a blind date holds your forehead to his and asks for seven words to describe the date — run, Bri, run! Don't giggle anxiously and let the crazy man continue the craziness. (true story)
6. Don't text message a boy you're dating that he's jealous of your future husband (sadly, this one's also true)
7. Smile, though your heart is aching (love that song)
8. I look really good in hats
It's effortless, really.

8 places I'd love to see
1. London, please
2. Italy, please
3. Sweden, please
4. Boston, please
5. The Bahamas, please
6. Orcas Island, please
7. Chicago, please
8. Hong Kong, please (this one comes true in three months!)
This is a Ling Ling, which we'll be taking for a joy ride come December!

8 things I currently need or want
1. A house
2. A DVR
3. A never-ending supply of Kalbi Ribs (can stomachs yearn? mine yearns for these ribs.)
4. An iPhone
5. More naps (oh, naps)
6. A Banana Republic shopping spree (this is so a need)
7. Erin back in Utah (ya hear that, sister dear?)
8. More of my same fun, fun life
Sometimes Adam and I entertain ourselves with the
Photo Booth program on my computer.
Nerds rock!


ty and megs said...

Boston, please, Please, PLEASE!!!

Amander said...

Oh Bri - you did a TAG! And from me! And I LOVED it!

There is so much I want to comment on, and so little time. I loved all your lists. I love that giggling made the list - and being published in Oprah!

I love you dear, let's hang SOON.

Kristina P. said...

Who are you people that don't have a DVR!?!?! What is this, 2004? Seriously, Bri, it will change your life.

And I just had a mini-Banana Republic shopping spree the other night. Loved it.

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

Well girl, you certainly know how to turn "nothin" into a lot of "somethin"...so fun! Maybe you should be back in Washington figuring out this bailout crisis?!...and think of the cute hat you could wear, as you DO look good in hats!...one of the many things I admire about you!

Erin said...

Did you tell Adam that we Hallstrom girls don't do triathalons? Maybe he just needs a little heads up.

And I hear you loud and clear Bri. Loud and clear.

JujuBean said...

You got a whole lotta somethin' in your nothin'-- Watch out, Oprah!

Kelly said...

You can totally see that you are a writer b/c when I have nothing to post about my posts don't turn into something this creative and interesting to read.

Can't wait to see you in December. We fly out Dec 16-25. Will you be there?

Kara said...

That is quite a list. You better get crackin!

Jonathan said...

wow, how in the world did that come out of nothing???? Don't I feel a fool! When I got nothing to blog about I just turn off my computer. You know, set it and forget it.... Cool post, sweet cousin of mine.

Diane said...

Oh, Briana...I love it when you have nothing to blog about--SO interesting! Just keep blogging about nothin' or somethin' and I will be a happy momma!

Juli said...

Nothin', huh? You're a fun lady, Bri!

And I seriously envy your hattableness.

Oh, and we had Kal-bi at the Kailua house with Jon & Ali the other night. I imagine you were there in spirit =).

Drew and Michelle said...

Nerds do rock! Especially Nerds like you!

Laurel said...

You know that show "wife swap"? (it's SO bad, I know)

wanna do a "life swap"? just for a day?

You are just too cool for words, my dear.

jill said...

Too cute, Breezy!

Lindsey said...

oh how i miss you! come to london.

Craig and Carol said...

We learn more and more about our adorable new daughter as we enjoy reading your clever and heart-warming posts. Love you Bri!

HeidiBean said...

Yes, yes. Get Erin back. Love the post. I love that you love napping almost as much as me. I figure if Winston Churchill could run England from bed, then I can take a few naps. Right?

Jen said...

I love Bri in a hat.... along with DVR's, that is magical:) I am proud of you and your tri goal! You know, I am planning on running the SLC Marathon again in the spring and this time for charity.... you can't say no to hospitalized children, can you???? I'm counting on no.

Wendyburd1 said...

Nerds DO rock...although I prefer geek. I TOO can watch episode after episode after episode of a show on dvd...I guess it's good that I buy all my faves when they get out...still want to own faves I haven't started owning yet, LIKE Gilmore Girls...Luke and Lorelai SO belong together...I wish the end was a little better written!

ali said...

Yikes!! Seven words to describe the date?!? That needs to be in a book. I'm going to laugh at that all day long. And the visual of the foreheads!! Priceless!

Blind dates. 'nuf said.

Brittany and Derek said...

oh bri- i always love learning more about you... and I too LOVe gilmore girls....I still DVR the reruns- over and over again. I'm at the point where Rory dates Logan- the best!