Wednesday, November 28, 2007

100th Post

Why should the kids get all the milestones? This is my 100th post on this blog (not counting comments). Aren't you proud of yourselves for putting up with that much of me?

And in the proud tradition of stealing another blogger's idea, I'm posting "100 things you didn't really want to know about me."
  1. 1. Sometimes I wear pajamas all day long...until just before Rich is going to get home.
  2. 2. I love to cook and try new recipes (or make up my own from whatever's handy).
  3. 3. I'm going on my 3rd year teaching in a co-op preschool group.
  4. 4. I'm a portrait fanatic (like you couldn't tell that from the blog) --I take the kids every month for the first year, then 15 mo., 18 mo., 2 yrs, 2 1/2 yrs, 3 yrs...and annually from there.
  5. 5. I don't scrapbook.
  6. 6. The best I can do is put pictures in a binder...which I'm about 1 1/2 years behind on.
  7. 7. Weeks can go by without my kitchen island surface being visible.
  8. 8. I have no junk drawer; I have junk buckets.
  9. 9. I constantly have to throw away medications past their "use by" date. We just don't take anything that often.
  10. 10. I am still working on a thread-crochet tablecloth that I began in 2001.
  11. 11. I like to pretend I speak lots of languages just because I know a dozen or so words/phrases in each.
  12. 12. The last time I had the flu was 7 1/2 years ago...on my wedding day.
  13. 13. I can sing soprano, alto, tenor, or bass (as long as the bass part doesn't go below a B or C, depending on the day).
  14. 14. I got to sing a solo in the Tabernacle in SLC once...
  15. 15. the basement for my brother's baptism.
  16. 16. I attended 6 different elementary schools.
  17. 17. All 3 of my kids were born C-section.
  18. 18. I buy far more books than I probably should, and I can't stand getting rid of any.
  19. 19. I got 2 'C's in college...
  20. 20. in volleyball (25% of my final grade was serving overhand and spiking)...
  21. 21. ...and one in Honors Astronomy, which was at 8 a.m., and I just could not stay awake.
  22. 22. My final G.P.A. was 3.74.
  23. 23. My degree is a B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance.
  24. 24. I'm the Spreadsheet Queen.
  25. 25. My day-to-day budget spreadsheet has 9 worksheets in it.
  26. 26. One wall of my bedroom is completely covered by stacked food storage boxes and cans.
  27. 27. I own 8 pairs of shoes, 4 of which I wear with any regularity.
  28. 28. I still have and wear things I wore in high school.
  29. 29. I got my ears pierced when I was 14, but I've let them grow back together.
  30. 30. I like to pretend I can garden.
  31. 31. The only grass I have at my house is about 250 sq. ft. of synthetic lawn in the backyard.
  32. 32. I was a Resident Assistant my sophomore year at B.Y.U.
  33. 33. I picked my husband out from a photo phone directory to ask to a girls' choice dance.
  34. 34. When I asked Rich to that dance, I hid puzzle pieces inside of which got drop kicked. We couldn't leave it out, since it had a puzzle piece in it, so we brushed it off and took it anyway.
  35. 35. Rich went from being a random date to being a prospect when he followed up on a conversation with a written note--about racquetball and peanut butter brownies.
  36. 36. I rarely wear make up. Any make up. Not even chapstick.
  37. 37. I really enjoyed all of school. Yes, even junior high.
  38. 38. I (as far as I know) learned to read when I was 3 years old.
  39. 39. I'm a compulsive grammar policewoman.
  40. 40. Math was my favorite subject in school.
  41. 41. I've never broken a bone (that I know for sure--one crooked finger may have been once).
  42. 42. I'm losing control of my 'pile' filing system.
  43. 43. I have a really hard time getting rid of things...even the silly McDonald's toys that get left around.
  44. 44. My favorite board game is Settlers of Catan.
  45. 45. I was valedictorian in high school (one of 8...).
  46. 46. I gave a pretentious speech quoting A Separate Peace.
  47. 47. I ran for student council 5 years in a row but never won.
  48. 48. The only currently running shows I watch are Lost and Smallville. (I may get on board with Pushing Daisies; we'll see.)
  49. 49. I am the Primary Music Leader in my ward.
  50. 50. I once did an entire science project the night before it was due, simply because the teacher told us at the beginning of the semester that it couldn't be done.
  51. 51. I am a severe procrastinator.
  52. 52. I have a mild to moderate telephone aversion.
  53. 53.I never went out with any guy more than once except my husband.
  54. 54. I went on a total of 7 dates other than my husband.
  55. 55. I worked the 4 a.m. custodial shift in college for a semester.
  56. 56. I worked as Administrative Assistant to the VP of Finance at Tucson Newspapers for a year before Sarah was born.
  57. 57. I like to play racquetball.
  58. 58. I played cello for 9 years before I stopped practicing (I dust it off now and then still...).
  59. 59. If I could have a super power, it would be to stop time.
  60. 60. My secret weakness would be brownies.
  61. 61. I was on my 7th grade track team long enough for one meet, throwing discus.
  62. 62. I like Aussie hair products.
  63. 63. I once got chewed out by my Economics teacher for being "argumentative."
  64. 64. I don't measure much when I cook, and I don't follow recipes exactly all the time.
  65. 65. I have vivid, convoluted dreams with intricate plots.
  66. 66. I'm afraid of deep water.
  67. 67. I am the laziest practicing seamstress you will ever meet.
  68. 68. When I was little I wanted to be a librarian or a lawyer when I grew up, in addition to being a Mommy.
  69. 69. When I was a teenage babysitter, I got paid $2-2.50 per hour.
  70. 70. I had a Pennysaver paper route.
  71. 71. I won some kind of something for a Junior Author program in 1st grade and got to meet Judy Blume.
  72. 72. My book was about an elf and a Great Dane.
  73. 73. I went to preschool at a place called Kiddie Kollege, where I remember singing "Lift Up Your Voice," drinking tomato juice, writing my name for a candy bar treat, and sitting on wooden pastel benches in a semi-circle.
  74. 74. I ate toadstools with my next-door neighbor friend when I was 5ish and had to take ipecac.
  75. 75. I played a munchkin lullaby league girl in a local production of The Wizard of Oz when I was 7 in Ohio.
  76. 76. I apparently think my past is much more interesting than my present.
  77. 77. I still pick tomatoes off things; everything else I tolerate now.
  78. 78. I am a night person. I can stay up till 2 or 3 a.m. and still function, but can't seem to get up willingly before 9.
  79. 79. My hair frizz is impervious to styling products.
  80. 80. I think I could happily go the whole rest of my life without a pet.
  81. 81. I have an obsession with having things go the right way; playing cards, Monopoly money, dollar bills in my wallet--it all has to face the same direction.
  82. 82. I can crack eggs with one hand.
  83. 83. It has been 7 1/2 years since I saw a general practitioner.
  84. 84. I heart Netflix.
  85. 85. I like to use My Points and take online surveys to earn gift cards and cash for my personal discretionary funds.
  86. 86. I played with Barbie dolls well into my teenage years.
  87. 87. I think the new "correctly proportioned" Barbies look weird.
  88. 88. I hate to wear socks. Shoes are not far behind.
  89. 89. I used to horde my Halloween candy (followed by Christmas candy and Easter candy) to sell to my siblings after they'd eaten theirs.
  90. 90. I lent money to classmates in Junior High...after they signed a contract for 50% interest.
  91. 91. I established a class "bank" for the pretend motivational money we could earn in Social Studies...complete with interest, loans, and checkbooks.
  92. 92. At various ages, and in various neighborhoods, I attempted to sell to neighbors flowers, small balloons (made from broken fragments I'd found), small pillows sewn from 2 quilt blocks, and lemonade/Kool-aid...that I can remember.
  93. 93. I really like ellipses...and dashes--they're awesome!
  94. 94. I got my first blog spam comment today. Aww. I'm a real, grown up blogger!
  95. 95. I love Wal-mart. There's a miracle down every aisle.
  96. 96. I'm mean. When I get email forwards and urban legends, I send the snopes link to everyone on the distribution list before deleting it.
  97. 97. I have said exactly one curse word in my life. It was the "d-word," and I tried it out once. I thought my mom heard me and never did it again. I am even uncomfortable saying the "s-word" related to vacuum function, although it doesn't bother me too much when others do.
  98. 98. I will have participated musically in Church on 35.6% of the Sundays by the end of the year. We're making a plan to limit next year.
  99. 99. Sometimes I do math for fun.
  100. 100. Tonight is the dress rehearsal for an oratorio I'm singing in called "Bethlehem." It's gonna be awesome!
And...I did it! That was harder than it looked. I'm going to let this count for the "Random things" Meme that happy mommy tagged me with.

1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged.

So, I tag...Ginger, "Awesome Mom," "Martin," "ahem," "That Other One," Amy, and Jennifer.


happy mommy said...

This definitely counts! I loved learning these about you. Some I already knew, but some came as a complete surprize!!

I NEVER would have pegged you for a fellow Barbie girl! I played with Barbies well into my teens...

Awesome Mom said...

I love the science project one.

I have actually done the seven things meme twice already. Here is the link to the pattern that I used for the knit pants. It is amazingly detailed and the writer holds your hand at every turn. I also love the number of customizations that are in the pattern. It is well worth the money.

Ginger said...

Again, I'm really sorry about the cupcake kicking incident. It all worked out though, right?

Mean Mommy said...

Totally. It makes a great story! :D

(Sorry about the duplicate awesome mom! I'll check into the pattern. Thanks!)

Anonymous said...

#22 made Frank jealous. LOL.

Awesome Mom said...

I went and did it anyway, I was bored and I am an odd person any way. lol

Anne/kq said...

I meant to do something for my 100th post-- and forgot. Oh, well, fun to read yours!

Jenni said...

Loved it. You absolutely crack me up.