Saturday, January 12, 2008

100 Things About Me

  1. I was born in Philadelphia.

  2. My family moved 7 times by the time I started 6th grade.

  3. We ended up in southeast Tennessee which is what I now consider "home".

  4. My first car was a beautiful green MG. It broke down alot.

  5. I convinced my Dad that I needed a reliable back up car, so he bought me a new Honda Civic.

  6. That Civic was involved in at least 9 accidents. My Dad used to say that the only original part on that car was the engine.

  7. I swear I am a good driver.

  8. I graduated from Florida State University with an English degree.

  9. I met my husband in graduate school at the University of South Carolina. We were working on graduate degrees in English lit.

  10. I quit after one semester but did not quit the husband to be.

  11. I later went back to graduate school and got my MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Science).

  12. Yes, I am a librarian. Whenever I would tell people what I did they would say, "No, seriously."

  13. Which is what they also used to say about my first job working at a fertility clinic. Yes, they really have a room with porn.

  14. I am addicted to Diet Coke.

  15. I am accused of being indecisive. However, usually I just don't have an opinion.

  16. If I do have an opinion it is usually a very strong one.

  17. I really loved my wedding. The only thing I wish is that I could attend it as a guest as well.

  18. Two of my biggest pet peeves are a) people who do not pick up their animals crap and b) people who leave shopping carts in parking lots.

  19. I prefer to have a hot lunch.

  20. I would rather have a big lunch and a small dinner although usually this doesn't happen.

  21. I am not crafty.

  22. I cannot stand to get anything under my fingernails. This is one of the reasons I don't like to cook or garden.
  23. I love to read.
  24. I subscribe to too many magazines.
  25. I hate cleaning the bathtub or shower.
  26. I live at the beach but would rather live in the mountains.
  27. I am very organized. Having children makes this difficult.
  28. My husband is the smartest person I know.
  29. I LOVE to go to the movies. My husband HATES going to the movies because he doesn't like to hear everyone chewing their popcorn and crinkling their candy wrappers.
  30. I end up going by myself a lot which most people think is weird but I actually kind of enjoy.
  31. I take way too much Advil. I always take four. This plus my insane Diet Coke consumption pretty much guarantees that my kidneys are going to shut down well before the rest of me.
  32. I get horrible migraines that are almost always related to the weather. I have had them since I was a little kid.
  33. The only bone I have ever broken was the middle finger on my left hand when I was in 8th grade. I had to wear a splint that had me shooting a permanant bird - everyone thought it was extremley cool.
  34. I am allergic to cats.
  35. I think that there are very few things that are not improved by sour cream or cream cheese. Except maybe the size of my ass.
  36. I love to play any card game.
  37. I do not enjoy nature. Let me be more specific. I like to look at it. I do not want it in my house or touching me.
  38. I do not recycle. Mostly because it's all I can do to get the regular trash out of the house at the right time. A friend of mine said I should call my blog "I don't recycle" but I think the haters would be crawling out of the woodwork.
  39. I hate coleslaw. Don't tell me that your version has some great ingredient that I will love. I won't.
  40. I don't enjoy cooking. My husband does almost all the cooking and loves it. So do I.
  41. My parents divorced when I was a senior in high school.
  42. I had one sister (younger) who died five years ago.
  43. I now have one half sister and assorted step siblings.
  44. I had crazy teeth that required serious orthodonture.
  45. They had to pull four permanant teeth as well as my wisdom teeth to make room for all my huge teeth.
  46. On my summers in college my dad made me work at a candy factory packing candy on twelve hour swing shifts. This was supposed to teach me the value of a dollar. It did.
  47. I never had insomnia until I worked swing shifts. I have had it on and off ever since.
  48. I have never waited tables.
  49. I love to read - anything really.
  50. I have never been to Europe.
  51. I have been to Hong Kong.
  52. I have also been to Canada and Mexico.
  53. When I get stressed out I like to get in the car and drive.
  54. I have varied tastes in music. Except for jazz, I like almost all kinds of music.
  55. I played the french horn in elementary and middle school.
  56. I took piano lessons for years but can hardly play now.
  57. We have a piano that mostly collects dust.
  58. The thought of going into outerspace scares me to death.
  59. So does going deep in the ocean.
  60. I tried to take diving lessons and did fine until the first ocean dive. Then I quit.
  61. I hate going in the ocean above my waist. It just seems like a giant fish toilet.
  62. I am also extremely scared of stingrays.
  63. In college, I got stranded on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico with two friends. We were there all day with no food or water until the coast guard finally found us.
  64. I don't like to drive a boat because there are no lanes.
  65. I have asthma which is usually under control but EVERY fall I get bronchitis and usually pneumonia.
  66. I have never been a bridesmaid. This sounds like I have no friends but actually most of my really good friends are still single.
  67. I have been asked to be a bridesmaid once but the wedding was a couple weeks after the birth of my first baby and was not close by so I had to miss it.


Belle said...

I always take 4 Advils too... don't worry. It's the same dosage as one prescription strength.

Sarah said...

i love this list! i am the same way with advils..and it's not like you can cut back beacuse after taking 4 for so long, 1 or 2 just will not do!