Friday, September 24, 2010

The 100

100 Things

There was recently a note going around the world of Facebook, requesting individuals to write down 25 “random” things about themselves. I obliged, but it got me to thinking about all the things we have to say about ourselves. In reality, I believe we each have many unique and interesting facets to our lives. Why limit a list about you to only twenty five? So, I’ve come up with 100 random, but true, things about me. I hope you’re sitting down—this might take a while.

1 I love a good sale and am a sucker for price reduction. I get really excited about paying a fraction of the cost for something--anything--fabulous.

2 Getting married to my husband was, in my opinion, the best decision I’ve ever made. I can’t imagine my life without him.

3 I’m horrible at good-byes and ending conversations. I love to talk, but have a hard time figuring out when it’s appropriate to depart or stop talking.

4 At any given moment, there is always a very wide variety of fresh fruit in my refrigerator. It's a requirement.

5 I’ve never eaten brussel sprouts or chicken wings. I plan to die without consuming either.

6 I am one of four children. There is a 16 year age gap between my oldest and youngest sibling.

7 I’m horrible at taking care of my hands and nails. I have ugly, raggedy-looking nails and dry, cracked hands. To me, a manicure is a pure waste of money.

8 I love vintage and vintage-looking jewelry. I love the quality and look of something old, even if it really isn’t. I also love that old things have a story to tell—even if I have to make it up.

9 I want to be the editor of a fashion magazine when I grow up. I love the thought of writing about fashion, attending fashion shows and having access to the coolest new stuff.

10 I’d be lost without my dog. I think she’s great, even when she wakes me up in the middle of the night by whining until I pet her.

11 There’s nothing better than the excitement of having something new. I just love admiring and owning something that’s new—it’s one of the best feelings on earth.

12 I’m a terrible cook. I’m not patient and organized enough to be a skilled chef, which is why I married one.

13 I don’t like sports. I don’t care enough to understand or become interested in the world of sports. I mostly oblige because my husband has a love affair with all sporting events.

14 I’m extremely annoyed by people who use incorrect grammar when they speak or write. I often hold myself back from correcting them, but cannot resist my urge to cringe.

15 I’m always multi-tasking, but I’m not very good at it. I’m very easily distracted and incredibly forgetful.

16 I try on a minimum of five outfits every morning before work. Depending on my mood, things can get ugly in my search to find an outfit.

17 I never eat 3 square meals a day. I don’t like to be tied down by real meals that don’t include a bowl of cereal.

18 Although I realize their stupidity, I am a sucker for sleazy reality shows. I watch many, many of these shows; more than I’d like to admit.

19 As a child, I wished for nothing more in life than my own dog. At age eight, I got a little brother instead.

20 My hair is the true bane of my existence. It’s thick, curly and mostly frizzy on a good day. We’ve always had a love-hate relationship.

21 I can’t live without crazy shoes. Bright colors, obnoxious patterns and pointy toes are just a few of my favorite things.

22 I rarely wear bracelets, mostly because they are too big to fit around my ridiculously small and bony wrists.

23 I was a lanky, awkward late-bloomer with crooked teeth as a child.

24 I didn’t have my first kiss until high school. (See #23.)

25 Writing is, and will always be, my life’s passion.

26 I feel sorry for people who don’t run. I think they’re missing out on something great.

27 My biggest fashion splurge: a black pebbled leather, full-price Coach bag. My greatest fashion steal: a Kenneth Cole men’s watch from DSW for less than $40. Both play a starring role in my daily life.

28 I think mailing someone a hand written note is truly the sweetest gesture.

29 My biggest work-related pet peeve: people who call me instead of walking down the hall to talk to me. Seriously, would it kill you to walk 10 yards?

30 I’m very critical of others, but only behind their backs.

31 I would be late to just about everything without the aid of my cell phone calendar and audible reminders.

32 I cannot control myself around snack foods. I once I start eating them, I can’t stop—so I usually don’t even start.

33 I can’t sleep unless the closet door and all drawers in my bedroom have been closed.

34 I’m still afraid of the dark, even in my own home.

35 My favorite part of the weekend is drinking coffee.

36 I hate talking politics, but I believe abortion and the death penalty are wrong. I think if you want to own a gun and you’re a responsible person, you should. I believe the sheer greed of wealthy people has led us down this horrible economic path.

37 I always feel guilty spending a lot of money on something, even if it’s worth it.

38 I believe in karma. I think it's alive and well, and each of  us will get exactly what we deserve--in this life or the next.

39 I have a really small mouth. As a child, the dentist pulled out several of my teeth because there wasn’t enough room in there for all of them.

40 I could happily live the rest of my life eating the exact same thing every day.

41 I have no intention of ever owning one, but I think anything that involves cats is absolutely hilarious.

42 The only way I can fall is asleep is by laying on my right side, curled into the fetal position. I can’t sleep with pants on; they are just too restricting.

43 I hate mornings and despise getting up early. Coffee is really the only redeeming quality the morning has to offer. (See #35)

44 I didn’t really enjoy high school, but I loved college.

45 I’ve never broken a bone, but I have received a black eye after falling off my bunk bed in college.

46 I carry the stress of the world in my hands and mouth. When I’m under a lot of pressure, the joints in my hands ache like nobody’s business and my mouth blooms with canker sores.

47 Like my mother, I always root for the underdog. I love a good story of someone prevailing over adversity.

48 Like my father, I’m fascinated with the story behind everything. I love hearing about a great journey or fascinating tale; I love the history behind things.

49 I don’t like milk and never drink it. I opt for soy milk instead, but only in my cereal.

50 I eat 6 hard boiled egg whites every day. People at work think I’m crazy.

51 If I don’t have a pack of gum in my purse at all times, I start to panic.

52 I own two cell phones, which I find incredibly annoying.

53 The first time my husband came to visit me in college, he got a speeding ticket because I gave him the wrong directions.

54 I refuse to give up my "big city" cell phone number from even though I’ve lived elsewhere for 5 years.

55 I believe DVR is the world’s greatest invention. I’d marry it if I could.

56 When I like a song, I listen to it over and over again until I no longer like it.

57 I have a very sharp tongue and an incredibly soft heart.

58 I think astronomy is a crock, but I’m a Leo through and through—from my mane of hair to my intense love of attention.

59 Before I was born my parents couldn’t agree on a name for me, so they made a bet. If I weighed less than 8 pounds, I’d be Emily. If I was over, I’d be Jessica. Emily, my mother has always said, is a name for someone who’s tiny.

60 I have a lot of freckles, many in strange places. I have one on the palm of my right hand and two on the bottom of my left foot.

61 I scrunch my nose when I laugh.

62 When I’m nervous or stressed, I chew on my lips.

63 I love sarcasm—it’s the spice of my life.

64 I’m a collector of inspirational quotes. My screen saver is always a scrolling quote, which I change each week.

65 I think Wally Lamb is the greatest writer the world has ever known.

66 I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo, but felt I needed a good reason to do so. When my grandfather died, I found my reason.

67 I actually enjoy pulling weeds from my flower gardens. It's like soothing therapy.

68 I sometimes wonder if retirement is going to be really, really boring.

69 Life, I believe, is all about perspective. Changing your thinking can change your world.

70 No matter how many times I clean and organize my office at work, it never stays that way. At home, everything is neat and organized in its proper place.

71 Much like Pavlov’s dog, I’ve become accustomed to eating fruit and protein every 3 hours. I begin a slow decline into insanity when my schedule is interrupted.

72 I really, really love my job and look forward to coming to work every day.

73 I believe that a smile and being polite can take you further in this world than anything else.

74 When I’m talking to someone with bad teeth, it’s all I can look at during the entire conversation.

75 I’ve always been jealous of creative people who can make things. I can describe and paint you a pretty picture with words, but I can’t make squat.

76 I never carry a small purse—ever. I need a gigantic purse to hold the insane amount of stuff in my life.

77 I’m a rule follower through and through. I don’t like breaking rules or being part of something that doesn’t follow them. It makes me really nervous.

78 Though I have no intention of ever moving back, I’ll always feel like I left a piece of my heart in a big town.

79 I’m very impatient. When I get it in my head that I want something, I have a hard time waiting around for it to happen.

80 I’ve run three half marathons and collectively, they were the hardest thing I have ever done. I don’t think I could ever run a full marathon.

81 I hate being stagnant. In all aspects of my life, I have an inherent need to always be working towards something specific.

82 I am very forgetful. If I don't write it down or enter it into my Smart phone, it will be forgotten.

83 I ask a lot of questions about everything, especially during movies and Daylight Savings Time.

84 I am a maniac behind the wheel of a car. Once the engine starts, I’m a raging lunatic. Outside of the hunk of metal, I’m really quite meek and non-confrontational.

85 I have very realistic, very strange dreams every night that I remember almost every morning when I wake up.

86 It took me roughly 25 years to realize that the people who have the most “stuff” aren’t always the people with the most happiness.

87 I believe the creative genius behind the Target Corporation is just that—a genius.

88 Mice and snakes don’t scare me, but spiders and heights do.

89 I’m always in a rush, regardless of whether it’s warranted or not.

90 I’ve never been athletic or good at sports, but have an intense love of physical activity now that I’m an adult.

91 If I could only wear one color for the rest of my life, it would be black.

92 I’m supposed to wear glasses when I drive, but I rarely do. It hasn’t caused any problems—yet.

93 I believe secretaries are the most under-paid and under-appreciated employees in the world.

94 I rarely notice someone’s eye color, but I always know what their hands look like. In a hand lineup, I could very easily identify you.

95 In college, I chipped my right front tooth on a beer bottle; I told my parents I was drinking Snapple. I’ve had a cap on that tooth ever since. {Hi mom!}

96 Gin and tonic is, and will always be, my very favorite drink.

97 I like talking about myself, but hate being asked pointed personal questions in a public arena. I find it incredibly offensive.

98 I love dressing up, even when it’s not appropriate. If I had my way, I’d always be in high heels and something fabulous and completely un-casual.

99 I’ve always been incredibly nosy and interested in being in the middle of everything. In first grade, my teacher told my parents that I need to learn how to mind my own business. You could say PR was a calling.

100 I’m not a big fan of candy, but every fall I become completely obsessed with candy corn. I consume many bags, and then retreat to a candy-free life when winter rolls around.


Crisc @ Jus Keep Smiling said...

I love =)

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Have a great weekend

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Just Married with Coupons said...

Love #30! And... you certainly aren't missing out skipping the brussel sprouts! We are already following but wanted to see if you would like to join our Saturday Hop!

Have a fantabulous weekend!

mary said...

I love your 100 things. Especially the multitask one.
Following from boost my blog friday.

Meg O. said...

I love your list. Very interesting! I swear I do the same thing with trying on work outfits. It got so bad that I started doing it the night before so that I wasn't late for work.


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