We are officially back from visiting BigBro and SILSheena. I documented most of our trip through Twitter and Instagram, so I probably won't recap here (with the exception of a few things I just feel the need to discuss because that sandwich at Melt bears some meditation). Now that vacation is over, I've had some time to sit and consider a variety of topics: the school year, church, Bible study, weight loss, etc.
And I promise I'll try to talk about any of those things as interestingly as I know how. I sure wouldn't want to take you away from your DVRed episodes of The Hatfields and McCoys because holy crap that was amazing TV.
(Totally serious for a minute. Did anyone watch it? The History Channel hit it out of the park this time. I totally felt invested in those people--though I couldn't quite understand the allure of Johnse Hatfield? Favorite and I rarely watch more than a couple hours of TV at once, and we found ourselves watching two episodes back-to-back--about 4 hours worth of television.)
Meanwhile, I've wisely been considering which attributes of which women I would gladly take as my own. So far, here's what I've gotten:
Face/Hair: Isla Fisher (runner up: Emma Stone)--What can I say? I love red(ish) hair and pixie-ish looks.
Figure: Julianne Hough (runner up: Jessica Alba)--Abs. That's all we need to think about here.
Intelligence: Melissa Fitzpatrick--I'm pretty sure she's younger than I am (anyone know for sure?), but her reading prowess is off the charts. And she writes so beautifully.
Dance Skills: Shakira (runner up: Jessica Alba)--I just want to be able to belly dance...but Alba's turn in Honey was enough to convince me she deserves some recognition here.
Singing Chops: Christina Aguilera (runner up: P!nk)--Aguilera gots skillz, yo. Anyone who has heard her sing knows that's for sure. But I also have a thing for P!nk's I'm-not-trying sound. I should also mention that it wouldn't hurt my feelings to sound like Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Grant or Carrie Underwood, either.
Determination: Christine Caine--I've never had one woman who singularly made me feel so capable and slacker-ish in the same second. God is certainly using her.
Writing Ability: Nichole Nordeman. Or Melissa Fitzpatrick. Or Beth Moore. Or Madeleine L'Engle. Or any woman who has made me feel like words jump off a page into the chests of the people who read them and make an impact.
That's all I managed to compile before our nine hour car ride came to a gracious end. But surely I'm not the only girl who's ever compiled attributes?