28 July 2010


It's hard to believe, especially since July has been a slow month for me around here, but this is my 100th post (and 101 is right around the corner, already started, but I couldn't waste #100 on bitching.)  Nope - no contests from me yet...  unless you all want me to give away a copy of the baby books I bought and obviously don't need.   :-)  Honestly, I have yet to find something that feels like the right thing to giveaway. Someday.

100 things about me:
  1. I love food (no surprise)
  2. I used to be vegan (for about 2 years)
  3. I'm the oldest of four, all girls
  4. I can wire an outlet.
  5. I can change a radiator, and an alternator, and a thermostat.
  6. I will never replace a heater core in a car again by myself.
  7. I can load and unload my canoe from the top of my car, by myself.
  8. I'm a geek.  (and I'm one of those people who differentiates between geek and nerds, my vote - geeks have social skills)
  9. I played Dungeons and Dragons as a teen, and as an adult. (still do - from time to time)
  10. I regularly dream about my teeth falling out.
  11. I've started writing 2 novels, but never finished one.  Farthest I've gotten is about 50 pages.
  12. I sometimes miss vegetables.
  13. I was a mannequin model, once.
  14. I've had 3 laparoscopies.
  15. I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 20
  16. I have lived in four states: Minnesota, California, Idaho, and Washington
  17. My real name is so unique that I'm the only one - in the US for sure. (first and last together)
  18. I was a smoker from age 12 to 18, and again from 20-23.  (Stupid, stupid, stupid)
  19. I like scotch - preferrably smokey peaty scotch that's old enough to drink itself.
  20. oh - and Vodka Martinis (bone dry, slightly dirty, and an extra olive)
  21. I have never gone to a casino (I may have walked through the one on the cruise ship during my honeymoon)
  22. I've been all over the western US (but my mom made us drive around Texas - so.)
  23. I have never been to Disneyland (or Disneyworld)
  24. I only absolutely hate one food, cooked green peas.  I like fresh peas, I'm okay with thawed peas, but the cooked ones - I'll pick them out, or swallow them whole without chewing, like nasty little pills.
  25. I have sorted cows, from horseback - on a horse that was afraid of cows.
  26. I shot my horse.
  27. I can remember off the top of my head the formula to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit (and I have no real need for it)
  28. My favorite color is dark green, but it used to be bright red.
  29. I started school when I was 4 - thus graduating from high school at 17.
  30. I started college at 16 - and I'm still not done.
  31. I pull a 4.0 GPA while working full time - and while feeling like a terrible student for not studying.
  32. I am 5'11"
  33. I have 15 years of experience in my field - and I'm 30.
  34. My first job was an HTML intern.
  35. If I've never tried it, it's almost always on the list of things I want to eat.
  36. I grew up thinking that I was going to have to have surgery and wear a brace when I was about 16 - I was born with bad scoliosis - and half of my chest was concave.  The scoliosis got a lot better - and my chest is still concave, but it's a lot less noticeable now than it was when it was about an inch deep on a newborn.
  37. I have never worked in fast food.
  38. I've never been outside of the US and Canada.
  39. I've done triathlons (4 sprints and an Olympic distance. Someday I'd like to do a half-iron, or an Ironman)
  40. I learned how to give all the sex talks I ever want to have to give by being the go-to person for my youngest sister's questions.  (She's now 16)
  41. I was in my late 20's before I figured out how to dress, and look good.  I still make sure to buy mix-and-match clothes so that I don't screw up.
  42. I buy cute shoes - and then I almost never wear them.  
  43. I ate two pints of blueberries and a nectarine today.
  44. For a while, my family thought I was gay - no boyfriends, and the occasional hickey from a girl will do that.  I knew what I was: 80% straight, 20% whatever.
  45. I'm a mishmash of ethnicities - but nearly half Scandinavian.  Parts of my family tree have been in the US less than 100 years - Other parts were here before the Mayflower.
  46. I tried to commit suicide as a teenager - I failed, and I'm glad.  Less than a year later, a close family member died and I got a much better picture of what death does to those left behind.  Cured me of that impulse forever.
  47. I still have one baby tooth - there just isn't an adult tooth to go with it.
  48. My old boss told me I was the most logical person he'd ever met.  He meant it as a compliment - but sometimes I'm not so sure.
  49. My biggest food failure: Tempeh stew.  It was awful, the only food experiment I had to throw out for being inedible.
  50. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  51. I have $10,000 worth of books in my home library, but of course they're not worth that now.
  52. I participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  I've been playing (sometimes more/sometimes less) for about 10 years.
  53. I can spin wool, weave, and sew by hand.
  54. I know how to make a bodice that could put cleavage on a 10 year old boy.
  55. I don't have a favorite food, it changes all the time.
  56. I'm irritated that I have now missed Wordless Wednesday - because I'm still struggling to finish this list.
  57. I always sleep with a blanket.
  58. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue.
  59. I lettered in high school, in Academics and Writers Guild.  Yep - I was a real sports fiend.
  60. My dad taught me the basics of driving a car when I was 11.  It was a stick shift, and once I started going, I accomplished all maneuvers at 35 mph.  It was the first and last driving lesson for a while.
  61. I burned water once. (okay - maybe more than once)
  62. I once had my email subpoena'd by the SEC - and I'd previously deleted it.  Oops.
  63. I have attended 4 different colleges.
  64. I made vegan cheesecake (yep - that's an oxymoron) - and non vegetarians liked it!
  65. I prefer weather that's not too cold, and not too hot.  Just about everything from 60 -78 degrees is about perfect.
  66. When I was younger I wanted to breed traditional Siamese cats.  They're waaaay cuter than the modern variety.
  67. I took a diaper-up ride in a concrete flume  as a toddler - scared the life out of my parents.
  68. I once stole borrowed my dad's car to go visit my boyfriend in the middle of the night - and then turned down the shrooms cause I had to drive home.
  69. The only illegal drug I've ever done is pot.
  70. I listen to NPR in the car instead of music.
  71. I love to sing - and I'm not half bad.
  72. The ability to cook anything is the greatest gift my mom gave me.
  73. I have been the officiant at two weddings.
  74. If I think about typing then I can't touch type.  The rest of the time I"m pretty okay at it.
  75. one of my earliest memories is climbing a "mountain" with my dad.  It probably wasn't that big, but when we got to the top, I sat on a rock...and it was on top of some sort of anthill, so it was memorable.
  76. I convinced my little sisters that you could make ramen with sand instead of water - and then eat it.
  77. I sold Tupperware when I was 16.
  78. I don't wear underwear, they're really uncomfortable.
  79. My first college major was Music Theory and Education.
  80. I broke my ankle wrestling with my ex-boyfriend's fiance.  We were a little drunk, and in a good mood, and the guys were all wrestling, so we thought we'd give it a try.
  81. I can move my eyes independently from one another.
  82. I no longer desire anyone but my husband - it's really unnerving sometimes.
  83. I have successfully made food people liked out of potted meat.
  84. Everyone spent my entire childhood trying to "fatten me up" and eventually it worked.  How I hate that now.
  85. Right now I spend more time watching TV than reading, it's not as good for me, but it's a heck of a lot easier to pause TV than it is for me to stop reading a book.
  86. My internal dialogue is way more negative than I let anyone know.
  87. I hate public speaking, and performing.  I get terribly nervous and I get the shakes.  Every Time.  But I just keep doing it - and most of the time, I guess, I'm pretty good at it.  It still scares the shit out of me.
  88. The first thing I used to think about when kissing people was whether or not they brushed their teeth.  I kind of have a thing about teeth.
  89. I had a 6 month course of Lupron when I was 21 - I am not looking forward to menopause a second time, it was bad enough the first one.  But - I did get to tease my mother about it and give her advice.  Talk about role reversals.
  90. I tried to write a diary several different times in my life - I never could keep going for more than a week or two.  This blog, and the people reading it have changed that.
  91. My boyfriend cheated on me with Jakobe's(DH) girlfriend - eight years before we met.
  92. I have the worst luck when it comes to cars.  My first car got stolen, My second one broke down 6 hours after I bought it - and that's not the record, because the 4th one broke down on the way home, less than 20 minutes after I bought it.  The third one was awesome, but I totaled it - and owed more than it was worth. The one I have now has had more work done than the initial purchase price - and is going into the shop on Monday.
  93. I bought the house I grew up in from my parents right after my 24th birthday - we still live there.
  94. I have an implant - because the oral surgeon pulled the wrong tooth when I had my wisdom teeth done.
  95. My honeymoon was my first real vacation as an adult.  I'd always just taken a week off and been lazy or hung out with my parents.  It was wonderful, and an experience I want to repeat.
  96. I work as a Server technician - so I stare at computer screens all day long.
  97. In order to fall asleep at night I count backwards, from 1000.
  98. I have to wear glasses or contacts, because without correction I can't even read the computer screen,  my last unaided eye exam had me in the "Count Fingers" range, because I can't see the eye chart.
  99.  I don't have a lot of friends, but the ones I do have are very good ones.
  100. I think swimming laps it the most meditative exercise ever.  you can be completely alone with your thoughts, but at the same time, you have to concentrate on your breathing and form.  sometimes I felt like I could swim forever.
Wow!  That's a whole lot of jumbled random about me.  If you made it all the way through - I'm a little amazed.  Thank you for being here. 


  1. I absolutely adore your list!! It's difficult to do, isn't it? And in reading yours I thought of more I could have written, discovered we have much in common, and laughed very loudly out loud, for a couple of minutes straight. I love finding out how much I have in common with all of these people with whom I initially just shared this annoying disease. Awesome list! Congrats on 100 :)

  2. That's a great list! You're an amazing person. Congratulations on 100 posts!

  3. Wow, what an interesting life so far!

  4. Congrats on 100 posts!

    Love your list- we have one thing in common for sure, lived once in Minnesota (oh wait I still do).

  5. I love your list! Thanks so much for sharing all those little tidbits about yourself!

  6. Such an interesting list.
    1.I am impressed by your mechanical abilities.
    2.You shot a horse?
    3.I am tall too, not 5'11, but 5'9 and I love it.
    4.I wonder what your real name is
    5.Why do you miss vegetables?
    6.My parents tried to "fatten me up" too when I was young, perhaps its the tall & gangly thing?
    Happy 100!

  7. Hey chica - it's a MyTouch 3G Slide...I work for T-Mobile...

  8. Awesome list. You are a pretty amazing lady! Maybe its easy to pull out commonalities, but I smiled when I found some of ours!
    I just officiated my second wedding last weekend.
    I dream about my teeth falling out.
    I am the oldest of a family of girls (only 3 though).

    That list looks like a lot of work! I'd better start working on mine well before I hit my 100 posts post. :)


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