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Thoughts on Flirting

Is there such thing as platonic flirting?
Can two humans of opposite gender enjoy witty and friendly conversations? Or does there always have to be a motive behind it?

Will someone be labeled as a free-for-all flirt, a marriage hungry stalker, a ruthless hunter for enjoying the equality in personality of others?
Will someone be labeled as a shy, closed-off introvert, an anti-social single, an awkward dork for staying away from interaction?

Can there be such thing as platonic flirting?
I would like to believe so.
I hope so.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

100 Truths

Ok, I am super bored and so later today you will get a post about my last week of EFY and another book review, but for now, for your entertainment….and mine….

 

100 Truths!

1. Full name: nada…not until I am officially published.

2. Nickname: Tanney
3. Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
4. Male or female: Female
5. Elementary: which one? I went to 4!
6. High School: Mountain View High School (funny thing is–there were no mountains in view, only trees)
7. College: the best college ever!
8. Hair color: red…used to be blindingly red, but is now fading to a dirty brown =(
9. AAAAHHH! What happened to #9?
10. AAAAHHH! What happened to #10?
11. Sweats or Jeans: jeans, well capris.
12. Phone or Camera: phone
13. Health freak: I try
14. Orange or Apple: tangerines
15. Do you have a Girlfriend/Boyfriend: there is a certain someone in a certain country doing certain goodworks that I certainly hope will be.
16. AAAAHHH! What happened to #16?
17. AAAAHHH! What happened to #17?
18. Pepsi or Coke: pepsi, but I hardly ever drink soda
HAVE YOU EVER?

19. Been in an airplane: almost every Thanksgiving and Christmas to go home =) 23. First piercing: ears

24. AAAAHHHH! What happened to #24?
25. First award: I don’t remember…probably something about reading in kindergarten
26. AAAAHHHH what happened to #26?
27. First word: mama, I think

28. AAAAAHHHH what happened to #28?
29. Last person you talked to in person: my sister, Madison

30. Last person you texted: same person

31. Last person you watched a movie with: my friends

32. Last food you ate: pretzels and peanut butter

33. Last movie you watched: Finding Nemo.
34. Last song you listened to: Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Ralph Sutton (big band)
35. Last thing you bought: Cheesy Gordita Crunch off the secret menu of Taco Bell
36. Last person you hugged: Naomi
FAVORITE:
37. Food: strawberries–my weakness!
38. Drink: water
39. Band: um…don’t have one?
40. Song: For Those Who Wait by Fireflight
41. Animal: dragon! it’s on the flag of Wales!
42. Colors: orange, green, purple
43. Movie: How to Train Your Dragon, Lord of the Rings, Merlin
44. Subject: history and English, DUH!
HAVE YOU EVER: (Put an X in the brackets if yes)
45. [x] Gotten Baptized.
46. [x] Celebrated Halloween.
47. [x] Had your heart broken.
48. [] went over the minutes/texts on your cell phone. (UNLIMITED! HAHAHAHA)
49. [] had someone question your sexual orientation.
50. AAAAHHH! What happened to #50?
51. [] got pregnant.
52. [] had an abortion.
53. [x] Did something you regret.
54. [x] Broke a promise.
55. [x] Hid a secret.
56. [x] pretended to be happy.
57. [x] met someone who changed your life.
58. [x] pretended to be sick.
59. [x] left the country.
60. [x] tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it.
61. [x] cried over the silliest thing.
62. [x] ran a mile.
63. [] went to the beach with your best friend.
64. [x] got into an argument with your friends.
65. [x] dated someone.
66. AAAAHHH! What happened to #66?
 CURRENTLY:
67. Eating: nothing
68. Drinking: water
69. Listening: Big Band radio station on Pandora
70. Sitting/Laying: Sitting, in front of a computer
71. Plans for today: blogs, best buy
72. Waiting for: to get back home off campus
YOUR FUTURE: 
73. Want kids: Yes, I want to be a mom so badly!
74. Want to get married: yes, please!!!!!!
75. Career:  History and/or English teacher, duh!
WHICH ONE in a significant other:
76. Lips or Eyes: eyes, I love looking in other people’s eyes.
77. Shorter or taller: taller and skinny/toned
78. Romantic or spontaneous: Both!
79. AAAHHH!! What happened to #79?
80. AAHHHH! What happened to #80?
81. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship
82. Looks or personality: Personality!
HAVE YOU EVER:
 83. Lost glasses/contact: yes, contacts to the Pacific Ocean! darn you ocean! I hope you can see better!
84. Snuck out of a house: yes…a couple weeks before I moved to college! MLIA!
85. Held a gun/knife for self defense: NEVER
86. Killed somebody: does playing Mafia count?
87. Broken someone’s heart: I really hope I haven’t…
88. AAAAAHHHHH! What happened to #88?
89. Cried when someone died: in a movie or book, yes. I have never personally known anyone who has died.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
90. Yourself: most of the time
91. Miracles: yes, there are tons of small every-day miracles I witness.
92. Love at first sight: I’m a hopeless romantic
93. Heaven: yes
94. Santa Clause: when I was younger
96. Kiss on the first date: no. 2nd date is ok
TRUTHFULLY:
97. Is there anyone you want to be with right now: HECK and a YES!
98. Do you know who your real friends are: yes and I am grateful for them.
99. Do you believe in God: with all my heart, mind, and might
100.Do you like anyone: YES! Same person as number 97!

 

20. Been in a relationship: yup, but none have been just right yet.
21. Been in a car accident: yes, but just a small collision (I was a passenger)
22. Been in a ambulance: no, but wouldn’t it be cool?
FIRST AND LAST:

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

It Smells Like Rain

And sounds like thunder.
The skies are grey and the green grass is illuminated.
My favorite weather.
There is one I wish I could share this with–it is both our favorite.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Unwritten

“When she tells me her story, she doesn’t stop at the end of the chapter.  She doesn’t stop on the last page of the chapter; she stops three pages before the end of the chapter.  It’s terrible!”

This is what my friend Matt said on the way back from a soccer game. To be honest, I don’t remember what we were talking about.  Matt and I have known each other for almost a year now. He is a wonderful listener and I have appreciated his ear on multiple occasions. He was explaining this about me to Lisa–another soccer team member who had moved in two months ago.

What caught me first was how poetically beautiful this statement was and how it revolved around books and writing (Matt knows this about me–he also happens to read my blogs!). Then, I realized what he was saying.

Do I really stop 3 pages before the end of the chapter? Do I really not go fully into detail? Not finish my story? What am I afraid of?

But really, it reminded me of my Creative Writing Level 2 midterm I wrote back in high school, “Unwritten and Complete”. This song really is my mantra. I am an author, not only of fantasy and poetry, but also of life.

Maybe the reason I don’t end the chapter for Matt is maybe because I’m not ready to end it. Maybe it’s just unfinished and unwritten. Maybe I’m giving others an opportunity to become a shadow writer in My Fairy Tale!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Poem for Today

A/N: No idea what to call this poem!

The smile lingers longer than expected.
I’m a contortionist in feelings,
Lost in a labyrinth of roses
Lined with rows of white dandelions.

I’ve been in this maze before
Why have I lost all sense of direction?
(again)

Hedges change their position
Branches cringing as they moved —
A cackling mock directed at me.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.