Sunday, July 20, 2008

101 Things

Write 101 personal things about yourself.

I saw this on another blog, and thought it would be both a neat challenge and a great way for you readers to get to know me a little better. :)

1. I will celebrate my one year wedding anniversary next month.
2. I love, love, love kids.
3. I have no children of my own, but that doesn't mean I'm not actively trying for them. :)
4. DH bought me a guitar for Christmas, and even though I've been wanting to learn to play for years, I've only picked it up once. I'm scared to learn, I guess.
5. I love scrapbooking and buy lots of scrapbooking items, but I hate to use them up.
6. With that being said, I have acquired a lot of scrapbooking stuff, with not nearly enough projects to show for it.
7. My favorite number is lucky number 7.

8. I hate the sound of loud chewing.
9. I have a space in between my front two teeth.
10. Many people have told me said space is a sign of beauty, but I don't believe them.
11. Because of my space, I never smile with my teeth showing in pictures.
12. I am a procrastinator.
13. I am also a "piler." My husband is constantly annoyed by my many piles around the house.
14. I love the idea of living a simple life, however, I have a hard time parting with things.
15. When I do part with things, I always give items to family or to Good Will. Not much goes in the trash.
16. I spend way too much time on the computer.
17. I love, love, love the ocean.
18. I really don't like history.
19. I am obsessed with people's writing. I could study it for hours.
20. I think I am simply obsessed with writing itself. I've often been caught "writing" in the air.
21. I am a big-time doodler. If I'm in a meeting or class, I'm usually doodling. It doesn't mean I'm not listening. It's my only way of getting through sitting, while listening.
22. If I could choose my profession over again, I would either be a teacher or a nutritionist.
23. I originally decided not to explore a degree in teaching because I wanted a job where I would make more money. Then I became a social worker.
24. I can't ever shave all the hair off my knees.
25. I am a thrifty shopper.
26. My biggest fear is anything bad happening to my loved ones.
27. My next biggest fear is the unknown.
28. My eyes turn a brilliant green color when I cry.
29. Not many are witness to this change of color as I don't cry in front of many people.
30. I taught myself how to knit.
31. I would love to have a pug, so I can play on words when I scrapbook pictures of him or her, much like Martha Bonneau does.

32. I am a simple scrapbooker.
33. I played Barbies with my sister growing up, a lot.
34. Growing up, I would rather be inside in my room, than playing outside.
35. As a teenager, I would set my alarm for 7am on Saturdays so I could get up early and clean my bedroom.
36. I listen to all types of music, from country to ACDC.
37. I used to know how to play the violin.
38. I love the smell of dirt in the spring.
39. I don't like the color purple, unless it's in little girl's clothing.
40. I hate the feel of velvet.
41. I am distantly related to Hulk Hogan.

42. I love to dance, and my cousin and I would make up dances growing up. We were always dancing when we were together.
43. I have secretly wished to be in a dancer in a video on MTV.
44. I would love to take a hip hop dance class if I could find one, and someone to join me.
45. My favorite flower is the tulip, closed.
46. My feet cramp up very, very easily.
47. At night, I sleep with my legs in the number 4 position, with one leg out, and the other at a 45 degree angle.
48. I used to separate my eyelashes and eyebrow hairs with a push pin tack.
49. Yes, I did poke myself in the eye a few times.
50. I hate folding and putting away laundry.
51. I love to sing my own home.
52. I used to hate laptops, until I started using my husband's all the time.
53. Now I have one of my own.
54. I had a pirate-themed wedding, and loved it!
55. I hate needles, and nearly pass out when I have to have blood drawn.
56. I talk to my sister every day.
57. I love antiques and vintage stuff.
58. I love drinking a nice cup of tea.
59. I would love to have a cute tea pot collection on day.
60. I do have an unintentional collection of teddy bears.
61. I was in the delivery room for both of my nephews - one planned, and one not.
62. I have astigmatism, and wear contacts.
63. I love to be inspired. Creativity and art inspire me.
64. I rarely crave chocolate.
65. I used to think little people lived under my bed.
66. I've never broken a bone in my body.
67. My favorite song is Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh.
68. I hate having my belly button touched. It makes me nauseous.
69. That being said, I have my belly button pierced.
70. I took 3 years of Latin and Spanish each, but don't remember much of them. I can speak very little Spanish. "Hola, como estas?"
71. I was painfully shy growing up.
72. My shyness has (and still can) caused me to turn various shades of bright red.
73. I often break out in hives when I go to the doctor. Even if I don't feel nervous.
74. My parents are divorced, and both have remarried.
75. All of my grandparents, biological and step, are still living.
76. I waited a year before going to college after graduating high school, much to my family's dismay.
77. I have never even tried a cigarette. Everything about them grosses me out, including hearing, seeing, or spelling the word.
78. I have never tried illegal drugs.
79. I used to think my stuffed animals and dolls were real, and had feelings.
80. My favorite cartoon growing up was Muppet Babies.

81. I've worked in telemarketing.
82. I can pick up a Southern accent pretty quick.
83. I was born and raised in Maine.
84. I've lived in Massacusetts for the last 3 years.
85. I love doing Sudoku puzzles.
86. I used to have a crush on (the young) Michael Jackson.
87. As a child, I taught myself how to tie my own shoes.
88. My grandmother taught me how to play poker.
89. I tried skiing...once.
90. My hair color is naturally blonde.
91. I don't mind blonde jokes.
92. I used to have a love-hate relationship with the *old* Britney Spears.
93. I've eaten octopus, alligator, and bear.
94. I don't like the taste of bear.
95. I enjoy taking naps from time to time.
96. My husband hates it when I do - he says I'm "giving up on the day."
97. I was so excited when My Little Pony, Care Bears, and Strawberry Shortcake came back out. 98. I used to sneak children's vitamins and eat them like candy.
99. One of my favorite ice cream flavors is bubblegum - very hard to find.
100. My favorite scrapbooking magazine is Creating Keepsakes.
101. This list took me 5 days to complete. Phew!


McMGrad89 said...

I'm a piler too. But I also consider myself a stuffer. When I know someone is coming over or I need a substitute in my classroom, I stuff things away, only to not be able to find them later.

Great challenge. Don't know if I could do it though. We will see

Melissa said...

I thought about doing that list but it would probably take me a week to complete! LOL!