Thursday, July 30, 2009


My life is normal. I go to work, eat with friends, read, hit the gym, wash, rinse, repeat. I never said it was uberfabulous but it's my life and I like it... most of the time. But for some reason I've been meeting girls who read the blog and are shocked to discover that I'm normal. No really, they use that word specifically. My response is stuck somewhere in purgatory. Like it doesn't know if it's good or bad so I reply with, Uh, thanks?

Now that the summer is slowing down and speaking events are tapering, I am ready to embrace normalcy and love my life. For those that don't know me, here are some tidbits of information that are useful only in a demented game of Biancaology. And really, it's a boring game so don't bother playing it.

I'm quite boring.
I saved a life once.
I think that I'm normal.
I wear heels four days a week.
I'm 5'3'' but my licence says I'm 5'5''.
I can eat peanut butter out of the jar.
I'm a fierce competitor and I'll cheat to win.
I have brown hair, but I've always wanted red.
I'm a amazing bargain shopper but won't share my secrets.
I like to dress up because I never want to be thought of as poor.
I want to grow up and work from home in my underwear everyday.
I plagiarized an art history term paper in undergrad and got caught by my teacher.
I have long eyelashes but like wearing fake lashes to be extra fabulous when I need to be.
I have inner monologues with myself in third person (No you don't, Bianca, you don't).
I hate cleaning my room so I'll throw a pile in my closet and pretend it's not there.
I use self-deprecation as a form of motivation which wigs people out.
I love saying I do yoga more than I actually like doing yoga.
I love working-out until I feel like I'm are going to faint.
I love my Dad more than any other person in my family.
I have some the greatest friends in the whole world.
I binge eat in secret when I'm having a bad day.
I have one leg that is longer than the other.
I brush my teeth religiously.
I read my Bible everyday.
I don't dream.
I hope.


Olivia said...

I love this!

I'm right there with you on this one: I use self-deprecation as a form of motivation which wigs people out.

I took your advice and put an updated post out there...check it have street cred ;)

Anonymous said...

Bianca you are normally awesome.amd you are not alone with the larger leg, i have that too... keep living your awesome normal life the best way possible and if you need company, you'll always a friendly face at CCM.. me... = )

Anonymous said...

sorry mu bad, you'll always find a friendly face at CCM... me.. = )

Kajuba said...

AMEN. I think this all considered normal nowadays. If not bummer cuz that's pretty much me.
Glad your a real person and not just some floating angel who speaks glorious things and has no problems. It's nice knowing someone who I respect has similar struggles.
Preach it girl

Brianna said...

I would like to say that I am the champion at Biancaolgy as I know all this about you. I think you may want to share with your twin that she is only 5'3 as well though. And yes, YOU DO have the greatest friends in the whole world...namely ME. :)

Rebecca* said...

So honest. Love it!

Lydia said...

I wear heels only 1-2 days a week, am 5'3'', and would LOVE to know some amazing bargain shopper tips!

Bianca said...

I received an email from a reader who was so gentle and tactful in asking if it was "Christian" to do yoga. She just wanted to make sure I was careful with what I said and I am SO TOUCHED she busted a Matthew 18:15 on me. Here is my answer:

Hi Lori,

GREAT question! I wish more people would dialogue about this :)

Okay, here's my PERSONAL take on yoga:
Yoga started as a mediation/enlightenment/chanting/centering-your-chi movement that totally fell into our New Age culture in the 70s and 80s. Many people fell away from their faith in the Lord which is what Paul warns us about in the NT (false doctrines and teachers). There is no nirvana on earth, we can't be enlightened without the saving grace of God, and centering my chi is as successful as organizing my shoe closet.

In short, the foundations of yoga, specifically Birkham yoga, are not biblical.

FOR ME PERSONALLY I don't do any breathing techniques, visualization, or meditation junk that others do. I do yoga because I have scoliosis and have bad knees and doctor recommends I do intense stretching to protect myself from injury. I NEVER do yoga at a studio or Zen garden... too much pressure to get caught up in the mysticism of things. I spoke to my dad about this (he's a pastor) and he says that we are called to mediate upon things that are noble, good, pure, and holy (Phil. 4:8-9)... so if you pray while stretching, it's all good!

Quirky Christa said...

Well I think you're awesome! But I can totally relate, I did a blog post this past fall or winter (memory isn't as good these days) about how I'm just your average girl. Not sure if average is always considered normal though....LOL :)

Gabby said...

I absolutely LOVE eating peanut butter from the jar.I am sad you won't share your shopping secrets.

I forgive you :)

P.S. I don't think you are normal
I think you are FABulously normal

Love ya

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the last line, "I don't dream, I hope". Just yesterday I was sharing w/my little sis the very essense of hope and how it differs from dreamning, for our reliance is on Him.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the last line, "I don't dream, I hope". Just yesterday I was sharing w/my little sis the very essense of hope and how it differs from dreamning, for our reliance is on Him.


Diandra Ann said...

I think we WERE separated at birth :) i knew most of these things already but it was fun to read! And I LOVE your response to the yoga thing.

So now that you're slowing down... can we PUH-LEASE go to Disneyland??? :)

Anonymous said...

I am gonna pray that you start having dreams. I love dreaming! Don't you love when I tell you my crazy dreams that make no sense but I try to spiritualize them!! haha. Love you :)

Anonymous said...

=/ I wonder if you would be this concerned if someone called you weird?? =]

jacquelinefigueroa said...

You crack me up! I love it! :)

Anonymous said...

You love Dad more than me???? Who faithfully attended all you studies these past months? Dad didn't. I did!!


Joyce said...

Nosce te ipsum. Thanks for being true to yourself and much more for sharing wonderful messages.

Lydia said...

Thanks for the explanation about yoga (though is it really yoga if you're just stretching and not doing the rest? ;-). I know of so many Christians who have been taken in by its philosophy, so it's great to hear of someone who realizes its pitfalls. Like you said, meditation is not bad, it's what/who we focus on that makes the difference!

Cindy A. said...

Bianca!!! I think it's hilarious that you started with "I'm quite boring" and followed with "I saved a life once". How that makes sense, *in your dad's tone* I don't know! I think you forgot to list that you like to write your Biancaology facts in a symmetrical list. :)

See you in September!


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