Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The honest truth

I recently received this award from my friend Kristen! And so, without further ado, here are ten honest things about me:

1.) I love being home. As in, I'm a total homebody. I can go days without going to the store or whatever and be perfectly content.

2.) I'm a tourist at heart. I love visiting historical or famous places. I've even been known to take a detour if I see something interesting on a roadtrip, while Kevin is napping in the passenger seat. Shhhh.

3.) I am terrified of flying. Yes I still fly when I need to, because I refuse to let irrational fear rule my life, but I hate it. The entire flight I'm sitting there paranoid that the plane is going to crash. Or be hijacked by terrorists. SO STUPID, but it is what it is.

4.) My husband and I don't use contraception. Years ago we came to some convictions about it, and then more recently were inspired and challenged by a book called Covenanted Happiness. (The book is written by a Roman Catholic and, among other things, explores the traditional church teaching on contraception throughout the centuries. Did you know that Protestants and Catholics were united on this until the 1940s or so?)

5.) I have no desire to own a pet. I'm so not into them. And I must admit to feeling a little annoyed when people refer to said pets as their "kids." Um, no. Kids are kids, and pets are, well, animals.

6.) I could very easily become a vegetarian. Meat is really not my thing, in general. I'm that person who thinks the various side-dishes are the best part of Thanksgiving, I prefer spinach in my lasagna and veggies on my pizza, and I could basically live on salad. Oh how I love me a big salad!

7.) I enjoy watching strange things on TV, like surgeries and specials with titles like "The World's Fattest Man." You can have your Heroes and So You Think You Can Dance (neither of which I have ever seen), but as for me, I would rather watch educational programming where I get to learn interesting facts--kangaroos have three vaginas, for example. (We don't have cable, or satellite, so I don't tend to catch these things too often.)

8.) I think most magazines are ridiculous. Cosmo, Glamour, People, etc. Give me a break!

9.) I think the movie A Mighty Wind is I quote it all the time. Best in Show is great too...Basically, I think Christopher Guest is a genius.

10.) Kevin was my first real boyfriend. We met in college. I had lots of good friends in high school, but never dated. It just seemed like a waste of time if you weren't in a place to be looking for a husband. (Apparently I'm all about efficiency.) And when Kevin and I started going out, we mutually decided that it was a process to decide if we would marry or not--in fact, his asking me to be his girlfriend came on the heels of what can only be described as a business meeting. Because we're cool like that. And clearly it all worked out. We've been married nearly 8 years and I'm so, so happy to be the wife of such a great, Godly, funny guy.

So there you have it. Ten assorted, random truths about me. If you're reading this, you can consider yourself "tagged"!


chloeadele said...

i am completely in agreement with you about #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9.

in fact, if i were to consider myself tagged and post this on my blog, it would basically be the same list. but i'm gonna refrain. because i've been way too revealing on there recently! :)

MoonDog said...

best in show is hands down my all time favorite movie. eric and I wateched about a million times. I rented it so often I finally bought it(but lent it out and it never returned...lesson learned there!) is that ll bean? can I check?

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

I knew there was a reason I stumbled onto your blog and kept coming back. You're pretty much totally awesome. Now I'm going to have to go watch those movies! :-D

Anonymous said...

"We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about."


Kristen Borland said...

ha! your awesome, brianna. hey so how come i've never heard the details about this business meeting (#10)? there's a story i'd love to hear!

i love how #2 follows #1. i love being home... but i'm a tourist at heart. to me that just means when you DO go out, you go ALL out. meet me at the LA morgue next time you go on a detour on your way home from the grocery store. let's be tourists. (dude, we SO have to!!! do you think we are brave enough?!)

Kathryn said...

This sounds so much like me (except for 3 and 7!) :)

The Brothers said...

LOVE Best in Show!!!

Brianna Heldt said...

Oh Kristen that would be AWEsome! But WOULD we be brave enough? I hope so. But it scares me. What if I freaked out during the tour and had to leave?! MAYBE we could hit up the DOOL fan extravaganza one day, and the morgue the next! HA!!!!

Thankfulmom said...

Now that is a downright interesting post! I'm glad I stopped by :-)

Kristen Borland said...

oh i think we would be brave enough. just because i imagine mike and kevin saying we would chicken out. for that alone, we'd HAVE to conquer it. do you think they let you take pictures??


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