Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I made it to 100!!

Wow, I've made it to 100 posts. So as I've seen on many other blogs, I thought I'd share a list of 100 things about me. Hope it doesn't put too many of you to sleep.

1. I was born in November 1969
2. My dad’s draft papers were dated the day of my birth
3. I was born in Ware, Massachusetts. Where? Yes, Ware.
4. I am sick of that "joke"
5. I was almost named Karyn
6. I’m the oldest of 2 kids
7. I have a brother
8. I’ve been married since June 1991
9. I have 2 girls
10. I eat M&M’s, peanuts, chips etc. two at a time, one on each side of my mouth
11. When I get in bed I lay on my right side
12. I don’t fall asleep until turning over to the left side
13. Around age 3 my mom was peeling and onion, I was convinced it was an apple, I bugged her until she gave me a bite
14. I haven’t liked onions since
15. But I will eat onion rings if thin enough and cooked just right
16. I’m a very picky eater
17. I love to go out to eat
18. But I have a hard time finding something on the menu
19. I don’t like my food touching on the plate
20. In 6th grade, two friends and I got stopped by a police officer for jay walking on the way to school
21. I have a habit of chewing my tongue
22. I almost never realize I’m doing it
23. When I do I get really embarrassed
24. I joined the tennis team my freshman year of HS but sprained my ankle before the first match (doing something stupid, not playing tennis)
25. I am Polish, German, Irish and French
26. I wish I could cook Polish food like my grandma (who was not even Polish)
27. I miss her cooking
28. I miss her and my grandpa (or Babci and Dziadziu as we called them)
29. I moved to Wisconsin in 1981 when I was 11
30. I was miserable for about 3 years
31. This shaped me into the depressed, self critical, emotional, unconfident, pessimistic person I can be today
32. I am trying to do something about that
33. The only thing that kept me going during that time was listening to Rick Springfield and watching Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital
34. Rick Springfield and his music are still a big influence in my life
35. I’ve seen him in concert 33 times
36. I analyze and worry about things way too much
37. I can be very indecisive
38. Or not
39. I didn’t have my first haircut until I was 4, didn’t have much hair
40. Now I prefer to have it long
41. But I suck at styling it
42. I wish I knew what I want to be when I grow up
43. I’ve never broken any bones
44. I’ve had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled
45. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket
46. I love getting snail mail
47. I’ve never dyed my hair
48. I’ve never been drunk
49. I like to make lists
50. My first job was at Kmart
51. I met my husband there
52. I didn’t like him when we first met
53. Now he’s my best friend
54. My first car was a 1983 red and black Dodge Charger
55. I want to get a tattoo but can’t decide what to get or where to put it
56. I scare easily
57. I like manatees, collect manatee stuff
58. My favorite season is fall
59. I’m ticklish
60. I played clarinet from grade 5 through High School
61. I played baritone saxophone for Jazz Band in HS
62. I love chocolate
63. I am NOT a morning person
64. I think I could eat pizza everyday
65. I hate thunderstorms and lightning
66. Especially at night, freaks me out when it’s completely dark and lightning lights up the entire room
67. I can’t sleep with the windows open
68. I love taking pictures
69. I have 7 cameras
70. I love going to casinos
71. I usually lose
72. I’d love to go back to Vegas
73. I hate driving in the snow
74. I love roller coasters
75. I don’t like big crowds
76. I tend to take things too seriously
77. I can be overprotective of my kids
78. My favorite color is purple
79. My first crush was on a boy named Michael in Kindergarten
80. I haven’t seen my dad in over 10 years
81. I’ve had 6 jobs in my lifetime
82. It drives me crazy when my family doesn’t rinse out the kitchen sink
83. I’m running out of "things" for this list!
84. I’ve lived in three states…MA, WI and NC
85. I don’t smoke
86. I collect postcards
87. I drive a 1999 Dodge Caravan
88. Lilacs are my favorite flower
89. My knees "crack" whenever I squat down
90. I’m not a very patient person
91. My right foot is slightly bigger than my left
92. I’m the biggest procrastinator you’ll ever meet
93. I don’t care what Martha says, paper towels go over the roll, toilet paper goes under!
94. I was a Girl Scout leader/co-leader for 6 years
95. I hate being late for anything and it bothers me when others are late. Start the meeting on time; lets not wait for the others who couldn’t be punctual!
96. I watch a lot of TV, sometimes more than I can keep up with
97. So I love my tivo
98. I can’t roll my R’s
99. I’ve been out of the country twice. Once to Niagara Falls, Canada and once to Tijuana, Mexico
100. Whew, this was harder than I thought


Aim said...

I was super excited to see your blog show up in my google alert. I think that is awesome! I love your list. We have lots of stuff in common. I'm not sure I could come up with 100 things...hmm, I see a new blog post in my future. :-)

lynn said...

Thanks Amy. I look forward to reading your list! If I can do it, you can too.

Heather said...

Woo-hoo, this was a good list! Okay, so I'm just like you for #11 and #12 except in reverse: I start on my left side (facing my hubby) and don't fall asleep until I roll to my right side (facing the edge of the bed).

Also, lilacs are my favorite flower and I hate having my food touch on my plate, too! I also eat one thing at a time - do you do that too? I've found that most people who don't like their food to touch also eat one thing at a time (instead of a bite of this then a bite of that).....

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Cheers!

lynn said...

Heather, I almost forgot to answer. I'm facing hubby when I start out too.

If you mean eating all your meat, then all your potatos, no I don't eat one at a time. I will only put one thing in my mouth at a time though. Like hubby will take mashed potatos and use them to pick up his corn. Ewww! lol

M said...

hi, for your tattoo plans, ankle is a very popular placement for the ladies.