Thursday, March 27, 2008

100 Things About Me

Thank you, Steph, for the challenge. Right now I can't even think of 10 things, but here goes:

  1. I have to read before I go to bed. It's how I unwind.
  2. I adore homemade chocolate pudding.
  3. I hate running for any length of time.
  4. I spent most of my life hating pink; now, I love it!
  5. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have twins, but always knew I'd have girls (or knew I SHOULD have girls.)
  6. I think bookstores are the best places on earth and could spend an entire day in one without getting bored.
  7. I fell in love with my husband in 11th grade but "lost" him for almost four years after that year because he moved away. Later, he "found" me.
  8. I believe in love at first sight, soul mates, true love, fate, and all of that star-gazy stuff.
  9. I have more good girlfriends NOW than I've ever had in my life, which is weird.
  10. I own a lot of DVD's of movies I love, but rarely make time to watch them.
  11. I'm addicted to People Magazine and usually look forward to when it arrives on Fridays or Saturdays.
  12. I get really frustrated when my People arrives at Target or the grocery store before it gets to my mailbox.
  13. I secretly think I'll write a book and get it published one day. I've started two books, but writing both frustrates and fascinates me.
  14. My headboard is my favorite piece of furniture in the house. It's antique red with cherubs on it. It looks like it would be in an old villa in Italy.
  15. Speaking of Italy, I've never travelled to Europe, and this is my biggest regret.
  16. I plan to travel to England on a "literary" tour- Shakespeare, Austin, etc.
  17. I have a pen pal in England whom I met in 1st grade. Her name is Dawn too.
  18. My parents used to own a Sizzler.
  19. Having parents who owned a Sizzler made me fascinated with McDonalds burgers when I was a kid.
  20. I love planning meals and buying groceries, but truthfully don't cook enough.
  21. My husband is a wonderful cook! His oatmeal cookies are the bomb.
  22. I kept a journal/diary from around 5th grade until after I started dating my husband. I still have all of my journals.
  23. I think I have the best job in the world. I can't believe I get paid to talk about books and college. (Hee hee!)
  24. When I became a Christian for the second time I lost several friendships, which leads me to believe that although people think Christians are judgemental, Agnostics and Atheists can be far more so.
  25. I pray every day- mostly more conversationally or thankfully than anything else.
  26. I faced infertility for years and think my twin girls are the biggest blessings in the world.
  27. I was hours from adopting a little boy who would have been named Nicholas. The birth mom seemed to get cold feet, and I knew in the pit of my stomach I had to back out of the adoption. I still wonder about the baby (who is now around 8 years old.)
  28. I love nothing more than a house full of kids. I adore having my niece and nephew over, and I love it when the girls have friends over.
  29. Herbal tea rocks.
  30. I don't relax enough. It's hard for me to "let go" sometimes and just chill.
  31. I worry a lot and work on giving it to God.
  32. I write poetry.
  33. I love Karaoke.
  34. When I was little, I wanted to BE Olivia Newton John from Grease and Xanadu.
  35. I used to be the best roller skater at the roller rink. :)
  36. I love horses and riding, and have been thrown off a horse countless times.
  37. I'm scared of waves because I've been pummeled in the ocean.
  38. If I watch a sad movie, it sticks with me for a really long time.
  39. I make embarrassing voices for all kinds of things, especially the pets.
  40. I adore pugs.
  41. I have really vivid, long, story-like dreams.
  42. I loved college and miss taking classes.
  43. I've broken my left arm three times: Once, falling off a horse, once swinging off a bar and hitting the playground border, and the third time skateboarding at night.
  44. I've dislocated my left shoulder telling a story.
  45. I wear Clinique Happy and can't smell it anymore, but other people smell it on me. :)
  46. I like really hot baths.
  47. I fall asleep with the tv on.
  48. Once, when I was little, I hid in a store dressing room from my mom for a really long time. She had the whole store looking for me and almost called the police. I knew people were worrying, but I stayed hidden for a looooong time. I have no idea why I did it.
  49. When I watch videos of my girls when they were babies, it makes me want to cry. I miss those babies (even though having twin baby girls was difficult a lot of the time.)
  50. I talk to my mom every day. She rocks.
  51. I like my dad much better now than I ever have. I respect him a lot, too.
  52. I want to read the entire Bible this year, but have been lagging. Leviticus is BORING.
  53. I got caught cheating in high school from Senor Decker. I had written the verb tenses on my jeans.
  54. Worst experience from school #1: P.E. I hated everything about it, including the tight blue PE shorts.
  55. Worst experience from school #2: The bus. Bullies, crazy bus drivers, cold, humilating....just all around terror.
  56. When I was 16-18, I never should have been allowed to have a driver's license. I was a horrible driver!
  57. I adore Target and find it theraputic to push the red cart around the store. When I was pregnant with the twins I rode in the Gramma cart.
  58. I miss my stepson and wish the relationship didn't face so many obstacles.
  59. I was a vegetarian in 12th grade and during my freshman year of college. I became a vegetarian again last year. It started with looking at pictures that stuck with me. (I DO eat I don't know if I count as a full vegetarian.)
  60. I have started buying products that are "cruelty free" which is more difficult than it seems like it would be.
  61. I buy organic a lot of the time.
  62. Trader Joes is my favorite grocery-type store.
  63. I LOVE sushi, especially spicy tuna rolls. (Speaking of the poor fish...)
  64. I was the worst waitress who ever lived, which is why I worked as a nanny in college.
  65. I wear crazy pajama pants. (Right now, I'm wearing pj pants with candy canes on them.)
  66. I can't stand it when people smoke near entrances and exits to buildings. I abhor cigarrettes, which is ironic since I didn't feel so strongly about them in college....
  67. My biggest fear is anything happening to one of my girls.
  68. I didn't care for high school, but I love teaching high school.
  69. I love being alone.
  70. I don't think I look good with long hair.
  71. I don't mind it when the pugs snore, but I don't like it when my husband snores.
  72. When my husband snores, I pinch his nose until it stops. :( I know it's mean.
  73. I LOVE to stay up late and sleep in.
  74. When I cry, it's hard for me to stop. Once the waterworks get going, it's full blast.
  75. I am addicted to dark chocolate and usually HAVE to have a piece after lunch.
  76. Spiders and crawly insects creep me out. I would NEVER hold a Tarantula.
  77. I think people who ride in hot air balloons are crazy. It just doesn't seem logical.
  78. I'm trying to simplify my life and not make any of it about the "stuff" (which makes my trips to Target less likely to occur.)
  79. I don't care about designer labels or expensive cars. I think it's a waste of money.
  80. I used to shop at the thrift store even though my parents could afford the designer stuff.
  81. I've been to a Grateful Dead show.
  82. I've been punched in the jaw at a Bad Religion show just for pushing a grabby boy away from me, but I've never been in a true "fight."
  83. I once lost my sister's Doc Martin boot in the pit at a Social Distortion show. :)
  84. I'm glad I don't have any tattoos.
  85. I don't care about getting tan.
  86. I love wearing dark polish on my toes.
  87. I bite my cuticles.
  88. I can't stand people who buy pets and then disgard them as if they are "items" and not family.
  89. I would like to adopt a child from another country someday.
  90. I wrote about my current life in a journal entry when I was a freshmen in college...I spelled out all that I wished for, including daughters, pugs, a sweet husband, and a teaching job.
  91. I can't draw.
  92. I collect children's books.
  93. I adore coffee and drink it every morning- but I have to have flavored cream in it.
  94. I rely on Advil too much.
  95. I own a pink mountain bike.
  96. I like history now, but hated it in high school.
  97. I don't look good in hats.
  98. I like shabby chic/antique stuff.
  99. I'm an optimist, but people have disappointed me.
  100. Apparently, self reflection isn't difficult for me!


Stephanie said...

I loved this. :)

Nick Tierce said...

I believe you'll finish your books.