"Things that say a lot about people:
the way in which they treat the waiter/waitress
how they feel about the weather
whether they dog-ear pages or highlight in books
and hands in general
their preferred creative outlet
how much they dread/enjoy talking on the phone
whether or not they drink coffee
if they ever forget to eat
how honest they are with themselves (and others)
if they correct your grammar
and whether or not they get nervous before haircuts."
i. I always try to treat the waiter (or waitress) with friendly ease, and respect. They have a hard job, and I always think if I was a waiter, I'd want people to be patient, relaxed + friendly with me, so I try to be with them. I don't have the talent for striking up a conversation with just anyone about anything (like my dad does), but I smile, and speak cheerfully and say "thank you" more than I need to.
ii. I hold everyday in fondness, rain or shine, but I love rainy, cloudy, rain-kissed days the best. There is nothing more cozy to me than curling up with a good book, a mug of tea and my journal in our window-seat and watching the rain pouring down. In Arizona, however, we get a lot of sunshine, and almost no cloudy-overcast days, so I've had to grow fond of sunshine and warmth as well.
iii. I use to dog-ear pages all the time--in books that usually weren't mine--but I've become far to picky about it. I read so many books, and so fast, but I usually just shut the book without a bookmark, then find my place again. I need to stop being so particular though, because a marked/highlighted book is sometime I love. My bible, on the other hand, is very marked up and highlighted and written in, and I love it.
iv. My fingernails are usually short. Very short, because I play violin and guitar, and I can't have long nails for that. Plus, I can't stand my nails long, because they grow funny. They do grow very fast though, so sometimes they are a little longer than I like. They're usually clean... not painted--unless with clear--but occasionally I will paint them blue, or some color like that.
v. My hands are large. I have extremely long fingers, wide hands, big thumbs and my other fingers are smaller. The tops are usually a little rough (particularly in the winter) from washing dishes, and being outside. I have a large reach on the piano, and my hands are usually toasty warm. My left-hand fingertips have calluses from playing guitar and my right hand usually has a cut or scratch from a knife, or the cat's playful claws. I always have a brown hairband on my right wrist, as well as a white silicone "purity--1Timothy 4:12" bracelet that I've worn for 3 years. I very rarely wear other bracelets.
vi. My preferred creative outlet(s) are either photography, writing, or playing music. My mind usually comes alive at night (when I'm suppose to be in bed), and that is when my most heart-felt and creative scribblings are put in my journal. Photography is more of a spur of the moment thing, and music is all throughout the day.
vii. I've never enjoyed talking on the phone... not even to people I know very well. I'd much prefer a face-to-face conversation, or a chat session on the computer. I use to be terrified of talking on the phone--especially to strangers--because you can't see their faces, and sometimes it is hard to understand them.
viii. I've always liked coffee. It isn't a daily thing in our house (except on the weekends, when my dad is home), but if there is coffee, I drink it. I like it with a little bit of cream, and the tiniest bit of sugar. Oh, and the stronger the better. However, I'm sorry to say, I've never been to Starbucks. *shock* Herbal tea is something I drink on a daily basis, however.
ix. I don't normally forget to eat. Sometimes I'll go from breakfast to dinner without eating a meal, but I much prefer to snack a little throughout the day. I usually eat very quickly, because who wants to be eating, when there are other things to do?
x. I've never been good at expressing my feelings to others (especially face-to-face), and it easier to just say "good!" when they ask you how you are. I'm honest with my family, and close friends, but while not dishonest with those I don't know well, I don't share much personal information. I always try to be honest with myself--there are times, though, particularly when I'm lonely, that I create a fantasy world of "someday" and "tomorrow", instead of looking realistically at the situation. I usually am most honest with myself lying in bed at night, thinking.
xi. I've never been much of a grammar correcter. I mentally correct grammar all the time, but never out-loud. I correct other's grammar in my head, but my speech is usually a little "hill-billy" tinted.
xii. Haircuts never scare me. I've never had my hair really cut, though, so maybe it doesn't count. I've had trims, and a few times when my hair has been cut shorter, but nothing like layers, or different styles. I usually get scared after the haircut/trim, when I go to look at it, because I like my hair uniform. ;)
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