Monday, November 10, 2008

100 (Late) Things About Me for My 200th Post

*Take a look at my 'professional about me' here.

So this is really, really late. Like 100 posts late. Other bloggers have said this list is harder to put together than it seems and I was all, "nah, how hard could it be? I've known me for 35 years," but now I eat those words with a spork because this was really hard! And I'm totally boring and need a hobby like yesterday.


I've really enjoyed my first foray into the blogging community! You all are so nice and supportive and funny and talented. Hooray for me and here's to another 100 200 posts!

1. I was born in the Midwest

2. I have lived in CA since I was 9.


3. I have never broken a bone.

4. I met my husband in high school.

5. We married eloped two days after his sister's wedding.

6. I have never traveled internationally (Tijuana doesn't count).
7. I have more than 85 pairs of shoes

8. I have never eaten apple pie or guacamole.

9. Until now, I have had a job almost continuously since I was 15.
10. I could eat chocolate every day.

11. I am an extremely picky eater.

12. I like almost all music except hard rap, speed metal and country.

13. I do not like camping.
14. I'm not very good at sports.
15. I am a great baker.
16. I LOVE watching football.
17. I haven't read enough of the "classics."
18. I can't stand doing laundry.
19. I clip coupons religiously.
20. I could eat bread with every meal, especially sourdough.
21. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican.
22. I love the beach, but hate the sand.
23. I'm barely 5'5" but everyone thinks I'm taller.
24. I love shoes and purses.

25. I have loved to read since I was little.
26. I do not own a laptop, but need one desperately.

27. The shortest job I had lasted one week.

28. I would like to be a better writer.
29. I would love to go back to school.

30. I have two middle names.
31. I have only lived in two states: Illinois and California.

32. I've been to the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest and the huge crater in Arizona (Texas? Nevada?)
33. We bought our first home a year ago this March.

34. I think remodeling is a true test of marriage strength.

35. I just finished an HTML class and LOVED it! (See #26)

36. It took me six years to graduate from college (went from one impacted major to another).

37. I LOVE roller coasters.

38. I am a lapsed Catholic.

39. I have never seen It's a Wonderful Life, Casa Blanca or Gone With the Wind all the way through.

40. I'm a very social person.

41. I love playing board and card games.
42. But I have never played Bunco.
43. I have yet to find a wine I like.
44. But mixed drinks are no problem!
45. If I were rich I'd have a Jamba Juice Breakfast Meal every day.
46. I spend roughly $960 yearly on my hair (not including shampoo, styling aids, dryers or flat irons)
47. I love watching TV. There's so much good stuff on!
48. I think my handwriting is really pretty.

49. My first year of college I wrote in a journal every day (I still have all my journals).
50. My top three travel destinations are Spain, Africa and Greece.
51. I love candles.
52. I can't sleep nekkid, and I need something covering me, even if it's 100 billion degrees.
53. If I've been screaming a lot (like at a concert or cheering for something) about 2 hours later I can sing really well, but it passes like that [snap].
54. I sometimes regret that I never had a one night stand. (Note to self: do not work on this list at 2:15am)
55. I wrote for my college newspaper.
56. I had a falling out with my college roommate and really regret that she never knew why.
57. I have read Little Women and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn more than 10 times each.
58. I absolutely love my married name.
59. I won a pretty nice portable grill from a Pizza Hut contest I had forgotten I entered.
60. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
61. My husband thinks I'm "rack-tacular." (He's a boob man)
62. I kick butt in the bunny dancing on Rayman for the Wii.
63. I'm getting really good at pool.
64. I used to be really good at roller skating.
65. I didn't get my first pet (aside from goldfish) until I was in high school.
66. I have had all the supplies for my son's First Year scrapbook sitting in a box for 3 years.
67. I want to audition for The Amazing Race.
68. This September was our 10 year wedding anniversary.
69. I color occasionally after everyone is asleep.

70. I have less money in my personal checking than my son does in his savings.

71. I love cereal. I could eat it all day.

72. I love going dancing. I'd go every weekend if Drama Dad would let me (and could afford all the cover charges).

73. When I worked for Godiva, I won an award for top sales and went on an all expense paid trip to Florida.

74. I really need to buy my domain name soon.

75. I have only recently begun drinking tea (the hot kind).

76. I am a lightweight (if I don't keep drinking steadily I fall asleep).

77. I love buying cookbooks more than I like cooking.

78. My car has more than 119,000 miles on it.

79. I love kitchen gadgets. I could spend a fortune at Bed, Bath and Beyond on peelers, zesters and scrapers.

80. My husband loves the "strawberry patch" birthmark on my leg.

81. I need to get better at budgeting and frugalizing.

82. I have fallen off the exercise wagon these past two weeks.

83. I am volunteering at the 3 Day breast cancer walk in two weeks.

84. I do not like long car trips. I'd rather fly.

85. It can be a really nice day outside but I'll still have on sweats.

86. From my husband: "It's crazy that you've never seen any of The Godfather movies."

87. I do not like to put ketchup in the fridge (or any other condiment).

88. I can't whistle through my fingers.

89. I can raise one eyebrow at a time.

90. I can't make a good grilled cheese. They either burn or stay soggy.

91. is the year I graduated high school.

92. I am not a morning person.

93. I don't like needles.

94. I put Vicks Vapo Rub on the bottom of my son's feet last night and he didn't cough all night. I was skeptical, but now totally believe.

95. In addition to blogging, I'm becoming addicted to social media.

96. If I'm bored I can happily walk around Target, Costco or the book store.

97. I do not like any kind of seafood.

98. From my son "Mama, you're the most beautifulest woman I ever met."

99. I can't believe how long it took me to put this together.

100. I will not be doing another list like this ever again.

*Take a look at my 'professional about me' here.

25 comments :

  1. Great post. What a wonderful way to get to know you better. And you don't like seafood? Blasphemy!

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  2. We have so many things on the list that are alike. Except the Gone with the Wind part. Seen it all the way through 1,000,000,000 times. But so many others? Same.

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  3. I can't sleep naked either. But I'm shocked that you've never had apple pie! How on earth have you gone your whole life without trying it?

    Great list!

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  4. Hey Mel, thanks for dropping in. I like this 100 list, i'm gonna shout you out on my 100th and do it too :)

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  5. #60, I think only this year did I figure out what I wanted to be!
    #100 *chuckle*

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  6. I must have my covers also. You are rack-tacular!

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  7. Love the list! What do you want to go back to school for?

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  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog Mel...I too have to say I am totally shocked that you have never had apple pie! Do you not like apples? But - I also cannot sleep nekkid and I desperately want to audition for the Amazing Race - I love that show!
    Melissa :-)

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  9. Braja- You're very welcome and thank you for stopping by!

    Melissa- No, I love apples just not mushy hot ones. Apples are supposed to crisp. :^)

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  10. Love the list! No worries - I'm just finding out what I want to be when I grow up too.

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  11. Not sure how I got here, but I like your blog.
    -also never broke a bone
    -love cereal, and have to seriously limit myself or I get out of hand
    -sing better when I'm starting to get or recover from a cold.

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  12. You're favorite food is Mexican and you live in So Cal - how is it possible that you have lived the last 26 years without trying guacamole? Try it! Try it now!!!

    My Grandma thinks she's a Mexican and makes the best Guacamole you have ever tasted - the absolute best!

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  13. Oh my god, I think you are my daughter Sarah's (SpoonfulofSarah) twin sister. {Honey I love you} you both have alot of the same interests and likes/dislikes. Weird.
    Maybe you guys are the same age.

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  14. Oh my god, I think you are my daughter Sarah's (SpoonfulofSarah) twin sister. {Honey I love you} you both have alot of the same interests and likes/dislikes. Weird.
    Maybe you guys are the same age.

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  15. That must have taken forever but it was all very interesting. I'm going to try the vapo rub on feet thing for my baby son. He's been coughing for about two weeks now.

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  16. When we get our short selves together someday, we'll not camp and watch "It's A Wonderful Life" AND "The Godfather" not in the morning while eating chocolate & the grilled cheese sandwiches I make very well, and drinking tea (& cocktails).

    Then we'll watch football, with one eyebrow raised.

    We end the day with rollerskating, then coloring (I still have a stack from when I was a kid).

    Super fun :D

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  17. Mel darlin' I couldn't wait. I'm so impatient, I know ...

    http://lostandfoundinindia.blogspot.com/2008/11/mystery-is-over.html

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  18. I am totally doing this. I did it way back, but somehow lost the list. You have inspired me to do it.

    Guacamole? Never? I am shocked!

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  19. Don't say you've never broken a bone! And if you do, throw salt at the computer!

    Superstitiously yours,
    Deb

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  20. Wow...what a great list. It was nice getting to know you better! #61 made me laugh - men! :)

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  21. 85+ pairs of shoes! Goodness, that's a lot! You have a pair of shoes for every occasion.

    I also could eat bread with every meal. YUM. Especially homemade bread right out of the oven.

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  22. Great post. You're awesome! I just don't want to grow up- it's exhausting!

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  23. Great list!!! I just love learning that kind of stuff!!!

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  24. Are you volunteering at the San Diego 3-day? I'm a participant and my team name is "Rose Buds" I hope we can meet each other! Thanks for helping out. June Lynch

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  25. Ok, I only got to #8... How have you never had guacamole?? You live in California!!
    I will make some and bring it to the rink!

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