Oddly enough, I have had a "100 Things" post in my drafts folder since 2008. Some talk started over such matters in the Social Media Moms group I am in on Facebook. SO, it is time to dust this bad girl off, tweek to fit current times, and share with the world!
May I present,
"100 Things About Me (You May or May Not Know)"
"Yet, Another List"
1. I grew up in Indiana.
2. I would probably still be there had I not had a baby at 18 and my parents were moving here to Tennessee.
3. I hated Tennessee for the first six months or so, but would not move back North now for anything.
4. I am scared of things I can't see (e.g,. the ocean, thick weeds, the dark).
5. I used to want to travel out of the country, but now I don't think I want to cross over the ocean.
6. My first job was at age 13 working at Baskin-Robbins. They laid-me off after only six weeks.
7. If I got called back to work at Baskin, I would turn it down.
8. I auditioned for "Wheel of Fortune."
9. Because I live so close to Nashville, I have met many singers. Mostly old-school Country.
10. I don't listen to country music; it gives me the creeps, unless it's a song that crossed over to pop like "Stay," or "Before He Cheats."
11. There are several movies that I will watch every time one comes on TV including: Drumline, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Castaway, 8 Mile....
12. I have yet to a break a bone :::knock on wood:::
13. I have not traveled west of the Mississippi that I can remember. (There was a camping trip to Missouri when I was two, apparently)
14. Although I love being in college, and fondly look forward to graduation and the day I secure a teaching job, I could be a professional student. There is so much to learn.
(edit 1/17: Graduated in May, 2010. Chose not to pursue teaching at this time.)
15. I wish I could be a surrogate mom.
16. I quit smoking in November of '05. It was the hardest thing I ever did.
17. The only time orange is an acceptable color is during October, but only in little bits.
18. I love candles, but never light them.
19. I don't like gold jewelry.
20. I don't like the blinds closed for any reason. I figure if someone can see in and don't like what they see, they won't look again. Big Daddy is afraid someone WILL like what they see. ::rolls on the floor with laughter::
21. I have a book obsession.
22. I love to iron. It's soothing to me.
23. I may or may not have a slight obsession with office supplies: pens, pencils, decorative papers, notebooks....
24. I prefer to be at home than anywhere.
25. I don't understand "boredom."
26. My husband thinks I am too hard on the kids.
27. I think my husband isn't hard enough.
28. We eat dinner as a family every night that he is home.
29. I make a traditional Sunday dinner every Sunday.
30. We eat out less than once a month.
31. I have married twice and have never had a wedding with all the fixins.
32. If (god forbid) something happens to this marriage, I won't get remarried.
33. I love to cook but hate to bake.
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34. I just learned to crochet this past Christmas.
35. It is yet another obsession.
36. I am obsessed with learning how to knit with the needles. I received a loom set for Christmas an love it.
37. I can cast-on, but not knit the first row.
38. I am more scared of success than failure.
39. I have an idea for a non-fiction book that I want to write. I feel like it could be picked up. And while there are many books on this particular subject, there are none that I have found written from the perspective I would write it.
40. If I wrote the book, it could potentially implode my family. The truth can be more hurtful than a lie.
41. I will write a book. Fiction, of course. I have one started (again) and all mapped out.
42. I get obsessively jealous when "celebrities" pen a book. Especially when promoting said book on talk show and admit to using a "collaborator."
43. In other words, said "celebrity" did not write the book. Yet, gets paid.
44. I selfishly wish that just ONE time, someone would call/email and say, "Hey. We saw your stuff. We know you've got it. Here's a check. Turn in the first draft by this date. We look forward to working with you."
45. I also selfishly wish that my blog was one that was so widely read, I would have hundreds of comments a day and possibly get invited to a conference.
46. I think the girl that has the same name as I and has already purchased our name as a domain should pair up. She is a web designer.
47. I always wished I had a sister and an older brother.
48. I can not stand the smell of watermelon. From the actual melon or artificial. It makes me want to vomit.
49. I would like to home school my boys. The younger one is all for it, but the older says no because he likes being in band.
50. My husband doesn't think I am qualified to teach our children.
51. My husband thinks I would make a great teacher for other people's children.
52. People tend to tell me their problems.
53. I like listening to people that need to talk.
54. I am horrible about dealing with my own crazy.
55. I love to watch people.
56. I carry a notebook in my pocketbook so I can write down interesting things I see or hear.
57. I make up little stories for people.
58. Little old ladies and men that are holding hands get happy endings always.
59. I am so quiet that people think I am probably a snob or stuck-up.
60. In actuality, I'd like to think I am one of the nicest people you'll meet.
61. Until you cross me.
62. Or mess with my children, husband, or dogs.
63. Then, you will suffer.
64. I work better at night than in the day.
65. Being a mom doesn't allow me to solely work the night shift.
66. I don't like uneven numbers, but I tend to be drawn to uneven situations.
67. Such as, three items in a sentence: I need milk, eggs, and cheese.
68. Flower arrangements are usually in threes or fives.
69. I only birthed three children.
70. I don't like samples at the grocery store.
71. It grosses me out.
72. I have never driven out-of-state without a parent or husband in tow.
73. I wish I could open my home to foster children.
74. I would probably never want them to leave.
75. I would like to own a beach house.
76. It would be my only house.
77. When I pump my gas, I have to make the money amount end on either a 5 or 0.
78. Which is strange given my dislike for odd numbers.
79. In my mind, quarters are even amounts.
80. I have a secret list of jobs I would like to do.
81. I would like to be a health inspector.
82. My husband said that we'd never eat out again if I did.
83. I'd like to work at a publishing house.
84. I'd also like to work on continuity either on a movie or sitcom.
85. I'd also like to be a midwife.
86. I wish TV was like it used to be.
87. Roseanne, Full House, Family Ties, Cosby: I used to love all those shows and more.
88. I feel old when I say, "When I was a kid..." (I am 36.)
89. Certain Publix commercials make me cry.
90. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole makes me cry, too.
91. I avoid crowds at all costs.
92. I would still like to be in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
93. I have had three short stories published.
94. My short stories can't be found at Borders, Books-A-Million, or even Goodwill.
95. My first story was unofficially named, "Favorite Prose" by facility members.
96. For the other two, I was given awards. First place on the first, second on the second, oddly enough.
97. I support feminism.
98. I also support chivalry.
99. I am raising two boys that will open and hold a door for not only their lady but a stranger; pay for the date even if she called; respect a lady as his contemporary not as the poor sole condemned to cleaning up his over spray in the bathroom.
100. I will never be amazed at my super powers to predict that the toilet paper is low/out and still manage to leave the next person stocked.
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The kids have left for school. It's going to be a good day, folks.
Or at the very least, quiet.