Remember that one time I posted about the blog that I love? The one about BYU dating by Jane Austen fanatics? They had a contest the other week to win a date with their male writer, and I decided it would be fun to enter. As I was filling out the 20 part questionnaire, though, I realized that simply responding to the questions wasn’t any fun at all. And so instead, I sent to blog writers the following poem, answering each of the required questions while still being the obnoxious little writer that I am.
Once upon a time, I read a blog post
By a gentleman who understood women better than most.
“Treat them with respect–treat them well” said he,
“Oh the wisdom” I thought “Of that Featherstone McGee”
And so, since that time, I’ve thought it’d be great
To go with this charming young man on a date.
And so, Mr. McGee, without further ado
I’d love to introduce myself to you.
I am a tad short–no more than 5’3
Brown hair and blue eyes that need glasses to see.
I have a small dog who I love to pieces
I don’t love peanut butter, but won’t refuse Reeses.
I have a slight obsession with the TV show Psych
And can quote you a line from any episode you like.
(It’s a good time to mention, since I’m obsessed with this show,
I’m stellar at solving mysteries–I’m practically pro!)
I’m Rylee, and I’m a Mormon! A scripture I think is great
comes from the book of Moroni, chapter 7 verse 48
It gives me hope that if I have charity and am nice
I can come closer to God and be more like Jesus Christ.
My adventure this summer was a semester in Spain
Where I learned that the rain really stays on the plain.
I laugh at lame jokes, I laugh when I’m tickled,
but it’s charming, witty comments that bring fits of giggles.
I like all music, but most recently
I’ve been hooked on Buble’s new Christmas CD.
(I know it’s a bit early to start Christmas celebrations
Before Thanksgiving, but Michael’s just too great a temptation)
Baked goods are my favorite: brownies, cookies, and cakes
Sometimes just cookie dough will do–no need to bake!
I love Harry Potter (don’t make me choose which one)
Summer’s my favorite–I spend all day basking in the sun.
I love the warm and lazy summer days
The bring afternoons of swimming and nights to star-gaze.
A soundtrack of my life would sound like a movie by Disney
I’d be the star–and people wouldn’t think me crazy
When breaking into song while walking down the street.
They’d think it was awesome! They’d think it was sweet!
I despise scary movies with blood, guts, and gore,
I love walking around big cities, window shopping from store to store.
My three wishes, in no particular order, would be:
World travel, talent, free time. Favorite word: indubitably.
If my idol and I had lunch, just Audrey Hepburn and I,
She would probably just order water–I’d get two orders of fries.
My perfect date in 15 words or less:
Dinner, dessert, dancing in a polka-dot dress.
It’s hard to distinguish myself from the rest,
Especially when at BYU, where you find the best of the best.
But what makes me different, what sets me apart
Is the fact Cary Grant has stolen my heart.
I’m training for a 10k at the beginning of the new year.
I’ve never run before, but I’m conquering my fear!
I’d take water over soda any day, any time.
And with these trivial random facts, I now end my rhyme.
It’s cheesy and silly and lacks any sense of style
But if nothing else, I hope my little ditty made you smile. 🙂
The results came out a little bit later, and I, sadly, didn’t win. However, I did have the time of my life with this little poem, so I feel like it was all worth it in the end. And I ended up getting a date later that weekend, anyway, so take that Featherstone McGee!