May 16, 2008

Ta Da! 100 Things about Me!

  1. I have always (with the exception of college) lived in a town that has a military base.

  2. I have 1 son and I am perfectly content with having only 1 child.

  3. I would be ecstatic if I found out that I was going to have more children.

  4. I want to adopt.

  5. My favorite colors are lavender and pink.

  6. I'm 5'4”, but when I was a kid, my pediatrician told my mom that based on the growth charts, I'd be around 6' when I was grown (think you missed that one, doc).

  7. I would like to spend a spring or fall camping at all of the “great” national parks across the U.S.

  8. I will freely admit that my worst fashion choice ever was a pair of purple suede high-top shoes. You gotta love the early 90's!

  9. I used to have double holes in both ears, but my left 2nd hole has closed up. I keep debating whether or not to get it re-pierced.

  10. I'm adopted and was raised as an only child, although I have a biological sister that I'm in contact with.

  11. My worst field trip ever was to a dairy farm when I was in pre-K. A cow pooped on me and when I was taken back to the school van for my extra clothes, I slammed my finger in the door.

  12. I ideally like to read a book a day. Now that I'm a mom, I have to settle for 2-4 books a week.

  13. I wanted to be a nurse until I realized that I'd have to deal with poop, pee, and dead people. My current profession requires me to deal with two of these things many times a day.

  14. I love having short hair, although I am currently planning to let my hair grow until I'm 30. I've never had super-long hair and I figure now's my chance.

  15. It bothers me that Christmas and Easter aren't celebrated on their correct days.

  16. I will not look into a mirror if the room is dark.

  17. I can't read urban legends because I freak myself out.

  18. My middle name is after my grandmother.

  19. As a child, I longed for a name that could have a nickname.

  20. I used to want to be named Cassandra.

  21. I really wish that I could get into exercising.

  22. I try to not be early to everything and to not let tardy people bug me, but it's hard.

  23. I rarely iron, even if it's church clothes.

  24. I am very impatient!

  25. I like funny/sarcastic t-shirts.

  26. I can't stand long fingernails. I keep mine cut as short as possible.

  27. I could have eaten Subway's Cold Cut Trio and Joe Muggs' Rice Krispie treats everyday when I was pregnant with BB – those were the only two things I never threw up.

  28. I had morning sickness the whole 9 months. I even threw up in between pushing when I was in labor.

  29. BB weighed 10.5

  30. I had post-partum depression after BB was born.

  31. BB had colic every night from 11PM-2AM the first 6 months - DH worked nights at the time.

  32. I love Boots No. 7 facial products.

  33. I have the same birthday as Michael Jordan and Paris Hilton.

  34. My birthday is a big deal to me. It really means a lot to me when people remember my birthday.

  35. I go to Outback every year on my birthday and order Ribs on the Barbie with fries and apples.

  36. I am left-handed.

  37. Chanel No. 5 is my favorite perfume.

  38. Baskin Robbins' Rocky Road is my favorite ice cream.

  39. I am ¼ Native American.

  40. I don't tan, I burn.

  41. I can't really enjoy a movie unless I have movie theater popcorn with butter.

  42. Queen and Aerosmith are probably my two favorite bands, followed by the Eagles. Yes, I know all three groups are awful. I try to not listen to them, but it's really hard.

  43. If I'm walking on a sidewalk, each square has to have the same number of steps

  44. I almost continuously try to whistle if I'm concentrating on something. You'd think by now I'd be able to whistle.

  45. I like red M&Ms the best.

  46. I have a continual soundtrack playing in my head that I usually dance and sing along with. Sadly, this happens even in public.

  47. I met DH in college, where he was my biology class lab partner.

  48. DH sat next to me in biology because he'd heard that I went to church with a girl that he liked. He figured that I could help him out.

  49. I think I helped him out, but not the way that he originally planned.

  50. I've always wanted to live in New England, and have never wanted to live in the South. I've spent my whole life in the South.

  51. I love coffee, but only if it comes made from a coffee store.

  52. I collect Currier and Ives dishes, and Cherry Ames books.

  53. As a kid, I took piano, guitar, clarinet, gymnastics, ballet, ceramics, etiquette, voice, and sewing lessons. I only stayed with the piano.

  54. I have a near obsession with Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

  55. My dream car is a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500.

  56. I have had 10 pets. I've since determined that I'm not a pet person.

  57. I hate going to the eye doctor and dentist.

  58. My dad's maternal side of the family came over on the Mayflower.

  59. I wanted to be an astronaut until I saw the Challenger explode.

  60. I HATE glitter! I won't keep a card if it has too much glitter on it. When I was a teacher, I never did craft projects that called for glitter.

  61. I taught 2nd grade for 3 years.

  62. I don't think I'll ever go back to teaching public school.

  63. I'm seriously considering home school.

  64. I think that movies can never compare with books.

  65. I can't stand to watch horror or suspense movies. My overactive imagination gets the best of me every time.

  66. I had an imaginary friend named Kunga until I went to kindergarten. She was from Africa, and her dad was the chief of her village. When I was asked how she came to America, I would say the missionaries brought her back.

  67. Shots don't bother me, but I get squeamish about having my blood taken. I think it's the fact that the needle stays in for so long.

  68. I've often thought that I would like to have lived in the 1940's.

  69. I was the chubby kid with braces and glasses in school who had to go to speech AND physical therapy.

  70. I've been told that I don't have much of an accent, despite being from the South.

  71. I've had LASIK surgery and it is great!

  72. I adore trivia.

  73. I think I totally rock at most trivia games.

  74. I've always wanted to try karaoke but I don't know if I can sing.

  75. I love to sing, but I hate embarrassing myself in public.

  76. I think I know the words to every Amy Grant song.

  77. My favorite actors are Audrey Hepburn and Paul Newman.

  78. Deep Blue Something's song “Breakfast at Tiffany's” got me interested in Audrey Hepburn.

  79. I do my best writing on a yellow legal pad.

  80. I want to visit Israel and England.

  81. I can't stand to hear someone chew their food.

  82. I have an irrational fear of butterflies and horses.

  83. I am distantly related to both Ethan Allen (the Revolutionary war hero) and Al Capone (the gangster).

  84. I have moved over 12 times.

  85. DH and I took ballroom dance lessons in college, and I want to take more lessons.

  86. My first favorite toy was a stuffed Snoopy that I took everywhere. I called him “Foofee.”

  87. I collect vintage “Peanuts” books.

  88. I think Unalaska is about the coolest name ever for a place and I want to go there.

  89. Some kids play “Barbie gets married.” I reenacted history with my dolls. My favorite was the Spanish Inquisition and Joan of Arc. It's a good thing I wasn't allowed to play with matches.

  90. Mountain Dew is my favorite drink when I'm having a bad day.

  91. I love Broadway plays, but I've only seen “Phantom of the Opera.” I used to have it completely memorized.

  92. I would eat out every meal if I could.

  93. I don't like “The Princess Bride.”

  94. My current house is 936 square feet and 7 rooms. I pray earnestly that my next house is bigger by at least 100%.

  95. I love to plan and organize things.

  96. I was a psych major in college until I met DH and decided that I'd rather have a bachelor's in education and a wedding ring than a doctorate in psych.

  97. I'd like to participate in community theater, but I'll probably have to wait until BB is older.

  98. I've wanted to get a tattoo for as long as I can remember. I don't have one.

  99. I dislike wearing makeup and taking the time to fix my hair. I really do think that I could shave my head and be fine with it (although DH would NOT be okay with that!).

  100. I have filled and decorated 8 scrapbooks to date. I might need a support group.


  1. Hey, maybe we can't work together on VN 'cause as you might guess, I love glitter!!!! I even put it on my face sometimes when I have a glittery card - just slide the card across your cheeks - works great. But no matter about your dislike of glitter, we like so many other of the same things. If you can't be my "head," let me know - I thought of another spot for you while reading your list, but I really, really want you as my head! Love you. Miss D

  2. I was not surprised by one single think on that list :) You are definitely Hea!

  3. I think I'll try to do an "about me" post, but I seriously doubt I will be able to come up with 100!!

  4. WOW! 100 things! It took me a million years to come up with 50.

    OK, so now I'm freaked out. Not only do we share the same name, but we have WAY too much in common. It's freaky. Just a few:

    -I'm 1/8 Native American.
    -One of my double piercings has closed.
    -I could easily read a book a day, and would if I didn't have kids around.
    -I'm growing my hair long. It hasn't been cut since Thanksgiving.
    -I despise ironing and refuse to do it.
    -I had postpartum depression after Bee's birth.
    -My birthday is a VERY big deal. I get upset if people don't make enough of a hoopla.
    -I've always wanted to live in New England.
    -I love trivia (especially pop culture)
    -My first favorite stuffed toy was a Snoopy dog! He was holding a little pillow, and I called him "Booey Piddoe."
    -8 scrapbooks....a drop in the bucket:)

  5. Z: I did a 100 post b/c it's roughly my 100th post on blogspot.
    Heather: I went back and re-read your recent "about" meme and I found 16 things I have in common with you. Now if you were adopted, I'd really start to think that there was something going on...

  6. Just finished reading your 100 things about me post. :) SO entertaining and fun! :) You are a very unique individual - aren't we all! :) Great stuff!

  7. Just now reading this...interesting stuff there girlie! You don't like The Princess Bride? That's one of the all-time favorites over here.

    I keep seeing you refer to being in a military town, and I know you're in GA, so whereabouts? I'm in a military town, too. LOL! That's why I ask. :)


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