Tuesday, March 06, 2007

100 Things (about a year later?)

  1. I come from a long line of Southerners…so long that I could be a Daughter of the Confederacy (if I wanted to…which I don’t).
  2. I was born in Alexandria, Virginia.
  3. My great-great-grandfather is listed on the east side of the Confederate Statue in Alexandria, VA.
  4. Even though I think he was on the “wrong” side of the war, I think that it’s really cool that I have a relative on a statue. I can go there and say, “that guy, right there” *point* “was part of my family.” Interesting tidbit: To ensure that the statue would not be moved at some future date, the R.E. Lee Camp had legislation introduced into the Virginia House of Delegates on January 9, 1890. The legislation read in part:
    And whereas it is the desire of the said Robert E. Lee Camp of Confederate Veterans and also the citizens and inhabitants of said City of Alexandria that such monument shall remain in its present position as a perpetual and lasting testimonial to the courage, fidelity and patriotism of the heroes in whose memory it was erected...the permission so given by the said City Council of Alexandria for its erection shall not be repealed, revoked, altered, modified, or changed by any future Council or other municipal power or authority.
  5. My mother was an Air Force Brat…and I know the swear words to prove it.
  6. I have never been outside of the US/Canada. I can now proudly state that I have been to the UK. :)
  7. Even though I am not a religious person, I am fascinated with religious art and artifacts.
  8. I find Art History interesting.
  9. I wear a size 7 shoe. I have a terrible time finding shoes that fit my short, wide feet.
  10. I had my appendix removed a few years ago. It didn’t like me anymore.
  11. I have a herniated belly button (an innie/outie), but it does not bother me physically.
  12. I do not have any cavities in my teeth.
  13. I am a terrible pregnant person. Everything hurts and I’m grumpy.
  14. However, I’m a champ at delivery.
  15. I have scars from third degree burns on my left forearm.
  16. I am an only child.
  17. I hated being an only child growing up.
  18. When I was 5 and my step sister was 6, we decided we wanted to see the next door neighbor naked. He was in our brother’s room, changing into his swim trunks. We scaled the outside of the house to look in the window. Our progress was halted when a garter snake slithered up my step-sister’s leg and we both started screaming. (Gee, I started young)
  19. Had we not moved during the school year, I would have failed 3rd grade due to having an idiot for a teacher.
  20. My heritage is English, Irish, Polish and German.
  21. I do not like peas or cooked carrots, no matter what you do to them.
  22. I like lima beans.
  23. I cannot eat an Arby’s roast beef sandwich without opening it up and rearranging the meat.
  24. I have three four tattoos and wish I had more.
  25. Every car ride is better with the radio blasting while you sing along.
  26. I have really small hands. (6.75” from wrist to middle finger tip)
  27. My mind is perpetually in the gutter. I have a nice house there.
  28. Bananas are nasty.
  29. My eyelashes are naturally black.
  30. My eyes change color. (blue, green, grey) depending on what I’m wearing.
  31. I do not handle heat well.
  32. Humidity is also not my friend, I cannot breathe.
  33. I cannot do anything in the car except drive, or watch the road. Anything else makes me carsick. If I take a Dramamine, it helps.
  34. I’m not a huge dessert person. I prefer snack food.
  35. When I was little, I learned that in England, they take milk in their tea. Ever since, I have been an English tea drinker. I get weird looks for this.
  36. I have a spot on the inside of my right knee that I cannot feel. This is the result of falling down approximately 846 times on the same ice patch while skiing.
  37. I fractured my pinky playing ragball in Jr. High. Yep, I broke my finger catching a ball full of fabric. Only me.
  38. This caused my Orchestra teacher to have a coronary (not really). I had to pluck (picatto) for 6 weeks. LOL.
  39. Other than the fractured finger, I have never broken a bone.
  40. In my opinion, there is only one kind of apple. Granny Smith (tart).
  41. I like eating grapefruit plain.
  42. I cannot stand people that ride the right line while merging into traffic. Find a spot and GET OVER!
  43. I know how to knit, crochet, quilt, cross stitch, sew clothes and draw.
  44. I play online games. My current vice is World of Warcraft. This competes with my knitting time…and my sleeping time.
  45. My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
  46. I do not drink beer. If I drink, it’s Tequila (Margaritas, Tequila Sunrise) or Amaretto Sours.
  47. If I do not eat at regular intervals (6 hours max), I get migraines.
  48. I do not tan. I’m either WHITE or RED/PURPLE. I avoid sunsoaking activities.
  49. Sometimes, I’d like to be taller. I’m 5’4”.
  50. I used to be a dog person. I think I’m beginning to understand cats, too.
  51. I can talk to ANYONE. It’s a sickness. I cannot help it.
  52. During my first pregnancy, I ate a Subway Turkey Sub once a day. My second pregnancy, it was Cheez-Its.
  53. I am obsessed with architecture and how things are built.
  54. I like to read. I’ll even read a horrible book to the end…because I have to know what happens. The only book I have not read all the way through was Gerald’s Game by Stephen King.
  55. I have never left a movie theater in the middle of a movie. I have wished in retrospect that I had, but haven’t ever done it.
  56. I think Kevin Smith is a genius.
  57. The first 20 minutes of Chasing Amy is the funniest thing I have ever seen….except possibly the episode of Actor’s Studio with Robin Williams.
  58. I have 20/15 vision in one eye, and 20/10 in the other.
  59. I used to have my tongue pierced.
  60. I do not wear shorts or skirts unless the heat is unbearable. My legs do not see the light of day….and they could blind people. :P
  61. I have a great sense of direction, because I hate to be lost. My step-dad used to say, “We’re not lost. I just don’t know where we are.”
  62. Once I plot out a course on a map, I have it memorized.
  63. The “vibe” I get when meeting people is almost never wrong. Sometimes I will not like someone and not know why….then they do something appalling, and it all comes together.
  64. I have very thick hair. It takes me a hour with the blow dryer to get it dry.
  65. Some of them are GREY!
  66. When I was little, I was diagnosed ADD. Now that I’m older, I’ve been diagnosed as OCD. I’m not sure I agree with either assessment. Especially since I don’t have a clean house. Aren’t Obsessive Compulsive people CLEAN FREAKS?
  67. My first car was a 1980 Oldsmobile Toronado Ragtop with leather interior and power everything. I got it for my 17th birthday in 1991.
  68. My current vehicle is a purple 1996 Saturn SL2. I am the only owner. I know its quirks.
  69. I don’t want to know about your foot injury. EVER.
  70. I also don’t want a foot massage.
  71. Flip Flops are evil.
  72. I was a child of the 80’s and I have the hair band CD’s to prove it.
  73. I used to have a Senegal Parrot named Vinnie. He beeped like the microwave when he was hungry.
  74. If left to my druthers…..I’d stay up all night and sleep all day.
  75. I have a lot of yarn and fabric stashed away. By 'a lot'…I mean it’s everywhere.
  76. I wanted to be a drummer.
  77. or a bass player.
  78. I consider long hair on a guy to be a bonus.
  79. This is probably a reflection of my hair band teens.
  80. I have always had long hair, and I’m afraid of getting a short hairdo.
  81. I used to have a poodle perm. It was heinous.
  82. I never skipped school, until college.
  83. My curfew all through High School was 10 pm on school nights and 11 pm on weekends. I hated it. Every minute of it.
  84. My room when I was a teen was covered in posters. Even on the ceiling.
  85. Sometimes….I eat peanut butter straight from the jar.
  86. I would highly recommend smelling any milk in my refrigerator before consuming.
  87. Alton Brown is my hero.
  88. I used to work for a florist. In most cases, I find that flowers are pointless. If you love someone…tell them, or show them. However, my girly side does see the appeal…once in awhile.
  89. I have rocks from locations all over the world.
  90. I enjoy making people laugh.
  91. I enjoy laughing.
  92. If I have a friend that needs/wants something, chances are I’ll buy it for them, if I can.
  93. I love watching people open gifts. Even ones I didn’t get for them.
  94. I often say things I don’t mean. i.e. putting my foot in my mouth.
  95. I’m really amazed I’ve stuck with this meme long enough to get to #95.
  96. I hate clothes shopping. My wardrobe is horrifically out of style.
  97. I never wear make up or hair spray.
  98. I cannot walk outside barefoot, unless it’s grass…then I have to look where I’m walking.
  99. I know how to throw a pot on a potter’s wheel.
  100. All in all…I’m a rather odd person, and I’m ok with that.


Angela said...

Yea!!! You made your 100 things list! I'm so proud of you. I thought that the 100 things meme was the HARDEST thing to do EVER! Of course, I may try to update mine in July. Perhaps an annual bday thing?

good "seeing" you.

Dania said...

Wow, you are a freak like me. I couldve wrote that...except for the flip flop thing and the foot massage thing. lol