Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About Breanna

in no particular order:

1. when no one is around (and i'll never admit this elsewhere) I listen to Britney Spears. and i dance. i dance like there's no tomorrow. oops...i did it again.

2. i have watched the infomercial for that blue light teeth whitening gadget at least 10 times

3. my comfort food of choice is hot chocolate

4. when i was in 7th grade i used to steal my grandma's packs of cigarettes and sell them to kids at school so i could buy cd's. (stop judging me)

5. I'm trilingual. my primary language is sign language, followed by English then French. booyah.

6. i'm addicted to q-tips. i do it daily. sometimes twice.

7. i refuse to eat leftovers

8. i don't care if my shoes match my bag or not...but the underwear HAVE to match the shirt.

9. i HATE HATE HATE the song "amazing grace." no reasons, i just hate it

10. i bought "from justin to kelly" as soon as it came out on DVD. and i love it.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Grab some coffee and stay awhile

Hi, my name is Breanna, and I'm a reality-television-aholic.

It all started as a simple way to pass the time. I'd catch one, maybe two shows a week. Then, as it became more socially acceptable, i found myself catching bits here and there, checking out new versions of it when my friend's said they'd tried it. i couldn't get enough of it.

then i got really hooked on a couple different versions of it. it was all downhill from there.

now, I have it written into my day planner. I hide it from friends (like, who of you knows that in addition to all the obvoius shows i watch, i also tune in to Laguna Beach, Rock Star INXS, Rock School, High School Reunion and I Want to Be a Hilton). I joined chat groups for my favorite shows. I sent emails, signed petitions and paid stupid amounts of money to vote by text message.

and the worst part.

i don't regret it. i don't have any desire to be cured.

i just thought it was time to get it out in the open.

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Tagged: First and Last

this tagging business is fun. and it's good timing too, cause i don't have time to create ideas for posts on my own just now, and i refuse to be one of those people that just rehash every detail of what's going on in my life right now ("and then, we went to my sister's husband's aunt's house and she was all like, cleaning, and so then we went to...."). So thanks to Charlotte for giving me something to post today!

First memory...
I think i was maybe three (is that really late for a "first memory?") and my cousin was staying at our house. i guess my eyes were half open as i slept, cause she screamed for my mom that she thought i was dead.

First kiss...
I was in 7th grade, and his name was Jeff. He was really cute, but had a weird B.O issue. we had gone to Chuck E. Cheese with a group of friends and were in the back of his dad's truck on our way back to my house. "So in Love" was on the radio, and his brother was sitting in between us. when his brother leaned forward to grab something from the front seat, Jeff leaned over and kissed me. it was magical. well, ghetto magical.
First concert attended...
Randy Travis at the Kern County Fair.
First love...
his name was Ben Dee. it was 6th grade. i loved him as much as i knew of love. he played Prince Charming and I played Cinderella in the school play. we met playing tetherball. he was wonderful. moved to Arizona at the end of the year...broke my little naive heart. i still have a picture of him though, just after the opening night of the play, still wearing the crown.
First thing you think in the morning...
the old classic..."just five more minutes!" See previous posting on my addiction to the snooz button.
First book you remember loving...
My mom says that i used to make her read "baby goes around the block" like about ten times a day. the first book i remember loving myself is "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret."
First pet...
yet another classic: a white cat that i named "snowball." who HASN'T had a cat named snowball?!?!
First question you'll ask in Heaven (If that's allowed)...
if i died right now, in this exact place in my life, i think i might ask "why me?" not in the way that you might think, but "why did you choose me? why did you do all that just for me? why do you love me?" kind of way.
First place you think of when you hear the word vacation...
Coast in California. i tried real hard to get myself to think something exotic first, but i kept going back to this one spot on the beach not too far from where i grew up. plus, i'd get to have In and Out, and that is a vacation all by itself!
First best friend...
Her name was Anna. I don't remember anything about her anymore, except for the time we went to Disneyland together, and had breakfast with the chipmunks from "chip and dale rescue rangers." that was fun. we wore fanny packs.
Last time you dressed up...
i've been singing in a lot of weddings lately. so i get to be dressy for those. that's fun. i've got a wedding coming up in about a week that i get to be REAL dressy for, and i'm excited about that. plus, all these weddings give me a good reason to go shopping for new pretty clothes!
Last thing you ate...
I just got back from having dinner with our neighbors Rici and Jason. Rici made this awesome italian meal that featured a baked chicken spaghetti, and ended with a DELICIOUS tiramisu. Thanks Rici!
Last CD bought...
Bethany Dillon, who is a BRILLIANT singer/songwriter (and only 16) just released her second album "imagination" this past Tuesday. I've been looking forward to it for several months now, and it didn't let me down! it's awesome.
Last time you cried...
this week was ridiculous. i cried about 8 times, for no apparent reason. like making a simple and harmless mistake at work, and i just started crying and ACTUALLY said the following, "I just HATE making mistakes. why can't i just do everything perfectly." feel free to hate me for being that girl
Last time you told someone you loved them...
ten minutes ago i told my mom that i love her. because i do.
Last really fun thing you did...
there are some people in my life who would claim that anytime i do something very funny, it's because i'm trying real hard to be serious. hmph. i don't guess i'm a really funny chic...but i laugh a lot, and i make other people feel like they're real funny.
Last thing you watched on T.V...
I'm currently watching "The Surreal Life." and i'm not ashamed.
Last Halloween costume...
I was a fairy, complete with wings, a cute tutu and glitter. i like dainty things.
Last Concert attended...
oh man...well last weekend i saw Natalie Grant at the Women of Faith conference. she's way better in person than on the cd/radio. she made a fan out of me. which is a big step up from how i felt about her before. that chick has pipes for daaaaays.
Last time you had a really moving spiritual experience...
also last weekend. Tammy Trent (who did NOT make a fan out of me, musically speaking) was telling the story of losing her husband, and then sang a song she had written shortly after as a worship song. The song was so real, so raw. One line said, "Even though my heart still cries, I'll always ask the question 'why?' " and i really just started crying because i realised that faith and questions can co-exist, and that I don't have to wait for answers to be grateful for the questions.

fun fun fun. Thanks again Charlotte.

Hair pics are on their way....i know you're all holding your breath, just WAITING to see how it turned out...yeah right. you probably already forgot i CUT OFF ALL MY HAIR. but i'm going to post a pic nonetheless.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

My Top Ten Songs du jour

Many thanks to Tabitha for tagging me! i always love sharing my current music picks!

In no particular order, and accompanied by my favorite line from each song:

Imagination by Bethany Dillon: Isn’t that just like a finite mind Setting out with such righteous indignation But now I’m at Your feet Could You look at me with some imagination

Nice Naive and Beautiful by Plumb: If you've been there you'll know, if you're still there hang on. we're all dealt our lumps of coal, what you do with it can turn beautiful

You Turn Me Around by Aqualung: But watch as fingertips touch and the life floods in And they swim to the sun And the long night surrounds me You turn me around

Somewhere Only We Know by Keane: Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?I'm getting old and I need something to rely on.So tell me when you're gonna let me in,I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.

Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson: The telephone singing, ringing, it's too early Don't pick it up We don't need to We got everything we need right here And everything we need is enough It's just so easy When the whole world fits inside of your arms Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm Wake up slow, wake up slow

Everytime You Go Away by Brian McKnight: You're the sunshine of my dayYou brighten up my night You take a piece of me with you Every time you say goodbye

Waging War by Shane and Shane: To see the Lord, the promised land Wherein all sin's pearly gates look bland And what was once a pearl,now sand that blows away in light of Him

I Remember by Damien Rice: I remember it well The first time that I saw your head around the door 'cause mine stopped working. I remember it well. There was wet in your hairI was stood in the stairs and time stopped moving

One and Lonely by Superchic[k]:It's not like they meant to hurt me, watchin TV, checkin Britney televised, my guy's Checkin out her thighs, and I roll my eyes and sigh. It's not like I even need to be competing with unreality TV, fantasy, not for a smart girl like me

Breanna by Jonathan Hoffman: Breanna, sunny smile from California We love you, that's something we know that you know We love you in rain, when you come back again But we love you the most when it snows. Your good heart and smile, your humor and styleWill take you so far. But your science and art, your reading is part of what makes you a star. And if you just eat good healthy food -- like potato and coconut stew You'll grow bigger and stronger and smarter and longer And we'll all be so proud of you.

(hey, if there was a song named after you with details that were accurate you'd include it too. just watch, now you'll all go looking for one so you can list it when you get tagged!)

and now, to tag it forward....

Amanda, Gabe, Ha-May (james) and Emily Kay Peters....

You've been called out! let's see your Top Ten!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Your Vote Counts

One of the biggest days of my life is fast approaching.

Back story: I've ALWAYS had long hair. not crazy loony long, but pretty long. i've always LOVED my hair too, and gotten a good amount of attention for it as well. But over the last, oh, six months it has become the THORN IN MY SIDE. I won't trouble you with the details. suffice it to say it's time for a change.

and so, change i shall have. my appointment is set for this coming Sunday. I want drastic. I've never had short hair, and i figure it's about time to try it.

here's where you come in: please help me select what to do with this mop.

This is basically my face.
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This is basically what my hair looks like now, although i wear it curly and straight, equally.

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Here are things i like:
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i realize they're all fairly similar, but how many different things can you really do with hair ultimately? so, please tell me which you prefer....or what you think would look best. Deadline=Sunday.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Only Thing Worse

Than being stuck in traffic for three hours


later that night when you discover that your left arm, left side of the face and neck is completely scorched, leaving you with a very "phantom of the I-5" look.

how cute. All the bigwhigs at the meeting tomorrow are going to take me soooo seriously.

way to go breanna

on another note: a question for my bloggies:

If you could cancel forever a single thing you have to do every day (other than your job), what would it be?