Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The List I Thought You'd Never See

Welcome to my 100th post!  It's hard not to give a nice round number like that some special notice. So to commemorate this feat in blogging continuity and self-discipline, I am going to do something that I usually don't like to do. I'm going to give you the "100 Things About Me" list! (insert fake enthusiasm here.)

I know what you're thinking:  Hasn't she already given us this list?  Isn't that what the 99 previous posts were all about? That's what I thought originally too.  I mean, really what is my blog (almost anyone's blog for that matter) but an acceptable platform from which to talk about myself and things I deem funny, important, shocking, lame, etc. You're right, you already have nearly 100 things about me.  BUT your list is not in a concise presentation that is really usable. Your list is spread out over more than a year of posts and it would be oh so hard to find something specific in your list, making it very frustrating for you to refer back to (as I am sure you have wanted to many times).  So I'll organize it a little better for you.

And furthermore, I am not even sure I can come up with 100 things about myself that are list worthy.  Surprising, I know. But, at times like these, I question what I really know about myself. So, this also is a personal challenge to see how well I really do know me.  It's not all about you afterall.

And don't we all have a little Toby Keith in us, right? Wanna talk about me,wanna talk about my, wanna talk about number one, oh my, me, mine. What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see...

So here goes:
  1. It takes me a while to get to the point.
  2. I like lots of details.
  3. I married my college sweetheart.
  4. I said I would never get married.
  5. I'm glad I change my mind.
  6. I love to write.
  7. I love photography.
  8. I am a coffee addict.
  9. I remember almost every phone number I have ever seen, heard, or dialed.
  10. My memory for useless information is astounding; it spans decades and genres in unbelievable proportions.
  11. But I have difficulty remembering what books I have read.
  12. I need lists to keep it all together.
  13. I like things organized my way, preferably on a list.
  14. I always think I can improve whatever it is I am doing.
  15. I love the mountains, specifically the Great Smoky Mountains.
  16. It's still hard for me to believe I have 2 great boys. (not believe they are great, just believe that this is my life with these 2 wonderful kids.)
  17. I still love snow, in reasonable amounts.
  18. I use the same kind of mascara that my mom first bought for me when I was prepubescent - Maybelline Great Lash, brownish-black.
  19. I am the youngest and only girl in our family, with 3 older brothers.
  20. I like doing nice, unexpected things for other people.
  21. I wish more people would do nice, unexpected things for other people.
  22. My favorite clothing item is a great fitting pair of jeans.
  23. My second favorite clothing item is a great pair of boots.
  24. I wish I lived close to my immediate family members (all of them).
  25. I wish I was one of those people who stayed in their hometown and loves living there.
  26. I am glad I moved away from my hometown.
  27. I have conflicting feelings about many things.
  28. I love being from the South.
  29. I don't like professional football.
  30. I love SEC football.
  31. I can knit and crochet.
  32. I'm killing you with this.
  33. I volunteer for my kids' school and scout packs.
  34. I love the movie "Cliffhanger" and I don't know why.
  35. I worry so much for my kids' futures sometimes that I can't enjoy the day we're living right now.
  36. I have faith that they will have wondrous lives and come out just fine.
  37. I don't understand how the internet works...I think it is magic.
  38. I have lived in Maryland for 8 years and I still don't like eating crabs.
  39. I like to cook when I am happy.
  40. I like to eat when I am sad.
  41. I used to be a tax accountant and a CPA.
  42. That life seems so far away.
  43. I speak a little French and wish I spoke more.
  44. I like to pretend I have a British accent and when I do, my name is Fiona.
  45. I need to work on patience.
  46. I can't wait to see the adults my boys become.
  47. I don't want my boys to grow up.
  48. I had braces as an adult and am so glad that is over.
  49. I want to live in the American West before I die, surrounded by huge mountains, vast deserts and amazing skies.
  50. I love the art of Georgia O'Keefe.
  51. I met my oldest best friend on our first day of college.
  52. I met a few of my newer best friends on my son's first day of preschool.
  53. Making this list is easier than I thought I would be.
  54. I love the kids' shows "Peep" and "Arthur".
  55. I have watched every season of "Survivor" and firmly believe it is only reality show that we need.
  56. I never watched ER or Sex in the City, not even a second of them.
  57. I am concerned about our country's economic, political and global situations.
  58. I think our government is as peopled with egomaniacs and misguided folks as is Hollywood.
  59. I sound like my parents.
  60. I like the idea of being liberal but not the reality of it today.
  61. I need to change the subject.
  62. I have a perfectly rational fear of clowns.
  63. I believe all citizens have the right to know when a clown, mime, ventriloquist with dummy or flamboyant magician moves into their neighborhoods.
  64. I have a fear that I will stand in my own way and never reach my potential.
  65. I am a pop-fiction snob...only a small percentage of it is good in my opinion.
  66. I prefer to read bad non-fiction to marginal fiction anyday.
  67. I love anything by Jon Krakauer.
  68. I am realizing how opinionated I am.
  69. I believe that you have a huge amount of control over your own life and your beliefs take you where you think they will.
  70. I believe in a higher power and a greater framework that we can't even begin to see.
  71. I respect your choice of religious beliefs, just don't maim, kill or attempt to prosthelytize me if I differ.
  72. I believe no one is exactly right.
  73. I have never been good at answering questions like, "where do you want to be in your life in X years?"
  74. I'll wake you up when I am finished.
  75. I am thankful for the conveniences of our times but I wish we lived simply like Half-Pint and Pa Ingalls.
  76. I have a wonderful network of family and friends and am thankful for them.
  77. My husband still makes me laugh.
  78. I love running and need the release, boost, balance it provides me.
  79. I wish I practiced piano when I was young.
  80. I can still play the intro to "I Write the Songs" pretty well.
  81. I am amazed by the changes that life brings.
  82. I am all over the place.
  83. I find empirically unattractive people attractive IF they are funny.
  84. Ben Stiller is a hottie.
  85. I always a felt a bit behind the curve in what is cool, just ask my high school friends.
  86. I don't care about that now.
  87. I love being a stay-at-home mom, but most days don't admit it.
  88. Even on days when I complain bitterly, #85 is still true.
  89. I can adapt to most situations.
  90. I always wanted to be a singer but believe there is still time.
  91. I want to grow really old but feel young the whole way there.
  92. I am a yeller but I don't mean anything by it.
  93. I can be difficult to live with but my friends might find that hard to believe.
  94. I have a fantastic husband who has figured out how to live with me and does it quite well.
  95. I don't like to fly.
  96. I love to laugh until I cry but I don't get to do that often enough.
  97. I like sweet and salty food combinations.
  98. I make really good guacamole.
  99. I feel much younger than my age states.
  100. I live an enchanted life.
If you made it this far, thank you for indulging me. Was it as good for you as it was for me?  I hope so.  I always hope to be giving as much as I receive.  And I promise to NEVER do that to you again.


  1. What??? You don't like crabs???

    This was fun to read! I like the 100 things posts...most of the ones I've read have been pretty clever-yours included. Have a great day!

  2. HA! I read throught the entire list and actually said to myself, "She sounds like a Gemini!" I went to your profile to see if it said, but it didn't. Rats. Anyway, I always like reading someone else's but have always thought mine would be b-o-r-i-n-g. Maybe not! :)

  3. #101, you are a wonderful friend...but please don't ask me to watch #34 with you : )

  4. I can relate to so many of those things! What a great read!

  5. Number 83 must stem from the days of watching Mr. Puniverse or Punyverse?


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