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Didn’t think it was possible but…

I lost a little sleep last night and have a few more to add to my list…

101. I worry a lot
102. I worried about people who might think that I think if you have fake hair or nails that I perceive you as “fake”… so I need to clarify. I personally don’t color my hair or have “faux” nails… these aren’t my cup of tea. Probably because (like not getting dressed in the morning & not applying make-up) I’m too lazy to keep up things such as these. I’m certain I’d have the worst roots and chipping polish you’d ever see! If you do either of these things… that’s great and I don’t think any less of you! I have plenty of friends with hair that has been chemically treated and two blond children who will probably highlight their hair for the better part of their years! 🙂 My language wasn’t “seasoned with salt” on these items in my 100 post so I may just have to take them off or reword them. Please be gracious with me!? And instead of saying, “I don’t get into fake people” I should have said, “I get irritated with people who aren’t honest or real”.
103. I do not believe you have to be Reformed to be a believer. I do believe, however, that you have to be “transformed” by the Gospel!

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  • Becky Brodbeck
    March 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

    You are so sweet! You are such a gracious person…anyone who knows you “in person” would not be offended by what you said on your blog!! love ya!

  • Tegan
    March 30, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Just so you don’t worry…I do highlight my hair and it never even crossed my mind that I should be offended!!!! I don’t do the faux nails, but have plenty of friends who do! I don’t think anyone was offended….I sure wasn’t! I understood the exact point you were trying to make!

  • Laura
    March 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    It is difficult to try to insert some sort of personality with typed words. I find myself ‘sticking my foot in my mouth’ more often than not. I hope and pray that your readers will take seriously the things that need to be taken seriously ( the Gospel & your sweet walk with the Lord) and not take offense to the things that don’t need to be taken seriously, (fake nails, those bagels that you love…just kidding…!) Don’t worry. Just keep being real.

  • Household6
    March 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    You worry too much :0)

    Love from VA,


  • Robin
    March 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I have fake nails and fake hair but I know you still love me ! I also have two daughters who are reformed ! Love you..Don’t worry. I have gotten myself in some hot water over my commet about diabeties. Robin

  • chilly
    March 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I’m still working on my list but need to add…

    103. I worry Darby will continue to post replies to her original post.
    104. I guarantee Chris will insult somebody with his.
    105. Don’t worry, be happy.

  • simply seleta
    March 30, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I enjoyed reading your “top 100” and got a giggle out of 101-103.

    I tried having acrylic overlays on my real nails recently but had to ditch the whole concept because I was beginning to always look like white trash [never had time for fills].

  • The Nebrigs
    March 30, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    you are too funny! I am sure everyone who reads your blog knows your kind heart and did’nt even think twice.

  • Anonymous
    March 31, 2008 at 5:20 am

    I made it all the way to the end and loved all of them…thanks for sharing and being so frank. Love you girl…Caroline F.

  • Dena
    March 31, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I was going to boycott until I read this – hahahahahah! I have a HUGE root system growing because I am too lazy to sit in the chair for a cut and color! And nails – forget about it! You so cute – you sound just like me! Worrying in the middle of the night about a blog! LOVE IT!

  • erika
    March 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    i just came back from the salon where I got airbrushed pink and gold nails (french mani style) with diamonds (2″ length with square edges)and I also got my hair bleached blonde but kept the underneath red (and had them buzz cut the red section)… I look hot.
    I hope you still love me?

  • Anonymous
    April 1, 2008 at 12:54 am

    “I hope you don’t think I’m a stalker or weird or anything… but I found your blog and I’ve been reading…”
    In fact, I am such an avid reader that I read past # 93 on to # 102 and #103. The funny thing is, if I must confess, the one that made me think, “Yes!” was # 28. I am a girl who loves fashion. I am an artist who drools over “W” magazine almost as much as auction catalogues from Christie’s. Coco Chanel once said,”Know who you are first, then adorn yourself accordingly, for adornment should never be anything except a reflection of your attitude, your personality, your dreams, and your heart. Clothes and fashion, ideally, attempt to create art in living form. By this I am saying, I adore clothes because the body is what stands them up, the person makes the clothes… the clothes never make the person.”
    Obviously I believe the most important advice on clothes comes from (Colossians 3:12 NIV): “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” What this means to me is that we can clothe ourselves with Christ-like actions and attitudes. And, in this context, maybe clothes do make the person.
    But, I completely digress from my original point: I don’t have fake nails, hair, or body parts but I do love me some fashion, a shimmery lipgloss, and a 3″ heel. And, I was not at all offended by your comments. Regardless of whether or not you should have said it differently, your honest transparency made your message genuine and clear. As someone who is on a constant quest to find authentically real people and friends; I concur, relate, and point out that humanness and realness means using the wrong words from time to time. As for the request for people to be gracious… I think it is unnecessary. You showed exemplary
    grace and humility in admitting that you might have misspoken. In this context, the clothes definitely make the person!