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Saturday, April 30, 2005 

I Love Potato Chips Too Much

While I am not usually one to shy away from talking about myself, I have not been looking forward to answering this week’s question.

You may assume that’s it’s because I don’t like people to know I have weakness. Ha! Ha! Not so! If you read my posts you might have picked up on the fact that I find the revelation of personal weaknesses strangely liberating.

Simple fact: My strengths and weaknesses are a little boring, and I much prefer to be interesting.

Lately, it’s been difficult for me to read blogs of those I love and write my own (but I have been lurking!). My woman of leisure lifestyle is a farce. I have not even had the time to “leish”. There is nothing leisurely going on here…and therefore I expose a HUGE weakness. I am lazy. Or at least I WANT desperately to be lazy.

A perfect day for me is a day where I wake up to nothing pressing; the calendar is blank…my time is my own. I can do this, or I can do that…whatever. My laziness keeps me from forming worthwhile habits: scripture reading, house cleaning, exercising, visiting teaching. Some of this gets done, most of it does eventually, but it takes tremendous effort.

Kudos to the do-ers! I commend you! Really I admire you! I accept disgust and disdain for my laziness, after all, it’s to be expected.

And I know that the Book of Mormon makes an AWESOME promise that with a little effort on our part the Lord will make weak things become strong to us. I am seriously counting on that one. I NEED that promise.

But at least I am helpful. I help people do things sometimes. If you ask me to help, I will. And sometimes I volunteer. I believe in a more karmic Golden Rule. I really try to do for others what I would want them to do for me. I really believe in putting good vibes out into the universe. I know it will come back to me. Honestly, I don’t help people for selfish reasons, because I expect some kind of immediate return, but I do it because I know how VALUABLE it is.

So in conclusion:

Weakness: I am SO lazy.

Strength: I am a cheerful helper.

If you’ve had enough you can stop reading now, I won’t be offended (another strength!), but if you are so intrigued you want more, and I know you do (a weakness!) read on:

Just in case you are not convinced of my lack of embarrassment at my awfulness and jerkiness, I’ll willingly list some more:


I have a hard time saying “no” (especially to door to door salespeople…the whole purpose for the $400 dollar fence I want that I can’t afford is to hang a sign on it that says “No Solicitors”)

I am SUPER bad with money…I spend it like I’m rich…I mean I AM rich…but more like the kind of rich with negative money…

I am physically lazy and therefore technically obese, according to this one website I found…I don’t go back to that site very much…

I like to sleep more than is needful, but that really ties into the lazy thing…

I sometimes avoid people...even if I think they might need me, which really negates my calling my helpfulness a strength…see what a jerk I am?

I sometimes bite off more than I can chew.

I have to make a real effort to finish things.

I love potato chips too much. I like them more than French Fries.

I am silently critical and I don’t even realize it. I always point out huge hair or ridiculously fake chests to Todd, but I guess that makes me not so silent about it. Let’s just say I mean no personal harm or judgment, but I cannot help noticing poor aesthetics.


I am a Libra (although I have WAY better decision making skills than the average Libra).

In fact I would venture to say that I am a GREAT decision maker.

I am a peacemaker.

I don’t get offended hardly EVER. Seriously, it’s pretty hard to get me riled…oh, but I have my buttons….

I appear confident.

I am a good cook. I can make something out of NOTHING.

I have a strong sense of right and wrong.

I can love without reservation or condition (but only if you’re aesthetically pleasing…I’m totally kidding…)

And you can provide the most humorous answers to some of the most difficult questions.

You really love without reservation or condition? What about Fiona?

She loves ME without reservation or condition...and I'm much worse than Fiona!

i didn't say I loved everybody...only that it was possible...Fiona is my achilles heel. If I go to hell, she will be a HUGE contributing factor.

Hurrah for Libras!

Hey--we must be twins separated at birth. I am everything you describe, including a Libra.

...well, I don't love without reservation. Sometimes, but not always.

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This Week's Topic:

  • The Sabbath Day

Various Authors

  • Monday:
    Kaycee opted out of Mormondom 4 years ago. She calls herself agnostic.
  • Tuesday:
    Sarah is not your average Gospel Doctrine Teacher.
  • Wednesday:
    Carrie Ann comes from pioneer stock, and lives in Provo, but is open minded and fair.
  • Thursday:
    Ned Flanders hasn't been to church in a while, but maintains an interest in all things Mormon.
  • Friday:
    John C. is an academic with a sense of humor and a testimony.
  • Saturday:
    JP's not going to church and feeling okay about it.

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