July 29, 2007

Caveman Shivers

About a two years ago I worked at Fantastic Sams. For those of you who don't know, Fantastic Sams is a salon. It's a franchise and has fairly inexpensive haircuts-this results in interacting with a wide variety of people. While working there I cut a certain man's hair a couple of times. This man was single, probably in the range of 35 to 40 years old. He was muscular, freckled, hairy (it was red and all over his body), had a couple nastly scars on his neck from surgery, was socially inept, and quite awkward.

So one day I was cutting Stewart's hair (I can't for my life remember his name, so for the sake of story ease and staying concise we'll call him Stewart). As I was cutting his hair he had a HUGE shiver, out of nowhere. I'm sure you guys have all experienced this sometime in your life-out of nowhere you just get a shiver which has nothing to do with being cold or scared or anything. So he had this shiver, and said in a voice strewn with insanity "Ahhhh... A caveman shiver!" I apparantly had a confused look on my face so he explained that a 'caveman shiver' is when you get a shiver out of nowhere.

Since this event I have adopted this incredible phrase and it has become a part of my vocabulary, and in turn part of my friends' vocabularies. When ever we get such a shiver we say "Ahhhh.... A caveman shiver!"

So the day before yesterday I was at the Gym. As I was putting my things in a locker I saw a man out of the corner of my eye who looked just like Stewart. The reason he looked like Stewart, is because he WAS Stewart! Now I figured that he probably didn't recognize me (because it has been a long time, I hope that I look different that I did 18 months ago, I was in workout clothes and was fairly unattractive, and he's not the brightest of characters...) Yet despite all these factors I started freaking out! I thought that he was going to see me and maybe he would try to say something, or just look at me with a glint of recognition, or something of the like and it was going to be weird. So I hurried as fast as I could to head away from him, and avoided him for the remainder of my workout. I did glance over at him a couple of times and caught his eye.

All in all our 're-meeting' was uneventful, but it did take me back in time a little and refresh this story in my mind. I hope that the next time that any of you get a shiver out of no where you think of this man and 'caveman shivers'!

July 25, 2007

My Very Own Blog

So I have recently taken a great liking to reading other people's Blogs: those belonging to strangers as well as people I know. I know that it sounds a little strange and absurd, but it is the honest truth. My desire to start my own blog has stemmed from that obsession. So here I am, starting my own blog. It seems that starting a blog gives the writer a whole new outlook on life-I mean I will be going about my day and think "wow! That would make an awesome subject for a blog entry" or "that is a perfect blog story". I feel like I have reached a new epoch. I think that since this is my first entry, I should mention the inspirations for "Stories of a Silly Spinster". My main blog instpiration is Cristin Lassen-one of my good friend's sister-in-law: she has am amazing and inspiring blog about her life. Secondly, Camille Strate-my best friend who recently started an amazing blog herself.

So I have decided to write about the mane of my blog. "Stories of a Silly Spinster".

STORIES: I love to tell stories! To me, my life is essentially a compilation of stories: funny, sad, tragic, adventurous, tender, you get the idea. As I experience these stories I like to share them with others.

SILLY: Yes! I most defidently am silly-no doubt about that!

SPINSTER: Now I think that the validity of this is dependant upon the person/group you ask. By 'mormon standards' I guess I am a little bit of a spinster. I mean I am a solid 21 year old and i am not dating anyone, engaged, or married... I must be in trouble! According to my married peers who thik that marriage is the most amazing thing that ever happened, I am considered a spinster (especially since I am not headed down that path just yet.) Personally, I think that being single right now is the best thing for ME. Sure, marriage might be perfect and right for other people my age, but that truly does not appeal to me at all right now. Maybe this isn't what others think, but frankly, it's not their decision to make. I don't condemn the married, and they shouldn't condemn me either.

So that's that! I hope that this blog woll prove to be enlightening and enjoyable to me and the readers.