Sunday, August 26, 2007

101 Things About Me

I saw this on someone else's blog. I am sure that not everyone wants to know 101 things about me... I'm looking at this as more of a challenge for myself to a) come up with 101 "things" about me (that is a big number) b) do some "self reflection" and c) procrastinate finishing my "to do" list that has barely been dented... 'cause lets be honest - when is the next time I'll have "me" time... like never. So where is the desire to spend the entire time cleaning? exactly. 1. I am 25. 2. I was born and raised in Southern California. 3. I was adopted at birth. 4. I was in the Air Force. 5. My husband and I got married when I was 21 and he was 18 (yes, he is younger than me). 6. My pre-pregnant size was 4. 7. I am not a "happy" pregnant person. 8. I am bi-lingual, as is my husband. 9. I am addicted to medical & forensic TV shows. 10. I am a total science geek and proud of it (although you wouldn't guess it if you saw me). 11. I am very organized... 12. ... in theory. In reality - something seems to have gotten lost in translation. 13. I am not a social butterfly. 14. I ramble a lot 15. I have lived in CA, NY, FL, TX, and MD. 16. I like CA the most. 17. I like TX the least. (no offense Texans - we were in San Angelo) 18. Before pregnancy #2, I was going to school to be a nurse. 19. My GPA was 3.94 20. I am deathly allergic to Ibuprofen, penicillin, spiders and stinging insects. 21. I am stubborn. 22. I am either ultra focused or completely scattered... there is no in between. 23. I can't believe I'm only on #23. 24. I am easily frustrated. 25. I have low no tolerance for "stupid" people, rude people, and bad drivers. 26. I enjoy procrastination. 27. I love the "pressure" of a deadline. 28. I hate beer. 29. I do enjoy red wine. 30. I will rarely answer a question unless I am 99% certain of the answer. 31. I detest being wrong... but when I am I'll suck it up. 32. I love being right. 33. I am loud. 34. I am very loud when fueled by emotion. 35. 11:45am is my favorite time of day. 36. That's when the mailman comes. 37. I am horrible about mailing things. 38. I love reading children's books. 39. I like reading in general. 40. I enjoy watching movies... 41. I tend to get my best sleep during them. 42. I am an aspiring hobbyist. 43. I often forget my daughter is only 3 and that I need to treat her like a 3 year old. 44. I absolutely hate doing the dishes. 45. I am scared of what lurks in our basement. 46. As a result my husband does most of our laundry. 47. I am scared to death of lightening. 48. I give everyone a chance, but when I'm done I'm done. 49. I am a pretty good cook. 50 I'm only half way done. 51. My daughter (Sophia) is allergic to peanuts, eggs, shellfish, milk (casein), wheat, and until recently soy. 52. I am very interested in allergy research as a result. 53. I need a cup of coffee. 54. I have been to Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. 55. I would like to go to Ireland, Scotland, Croatia, and Montenegro. 56. I am a realist. 57. My husband is a dreamer... we but heads often but keep each other in check as a result. 58. I am a military wife. 59. I am very behind on household chores. 60. I enjoy reading other people's blogs because I enjoy peeking into other people's lives. 61. I feel a bit voyeuristic when doing so. 62. Although I enjoy most types of music, I do not like Rap, nor do I like R&B. 63. I rarely go to bed before midnight. 64. I enjoy photography. 65. I am creative. 66. I enjoy exercising, but have fallen off the horse since having Brenna. 67. I do not like the "idea" of change... I like things to stay the same. 68. Once they do change I see it's not so bad. 69. I'm running out of things about me. 70. My favorite color is maroon. Followed closely by green. 71. I do not wear jewelry other than my wedding ring. 72. My husband lost his wedding ring 2 years ago in Bosnia and I am still pissed that he hasn't replaced it yet. 73. I bring this up when I am especially frustrated with him. 74. I love icons. 75. My father passed away when I was 16. 76. Daisies and sunflowers are my favorite flowers. 77. I love going to museums. 78. I hate going to the park. 79. Swinging and watching people swing give me motion sickness. 80. We have lived in our house 6 months and I still haven't put the shade in the window of our upstairs hallway. 81. I do not like the sun, I am very fair skinned. 82. I get carded at R-rated movies. 83. My first car was a 1989 Jeep Cherokee. 84. My favorite season is Fall. 85. My 2nd favorite season is spring. 86. I have ridiculously curly hair. 87. I wear bandannas every day (well... most every day). 88. I enjoy any type of pizza as long as there is pineapple on it. 89. I am very competitive. 90. Pat (my husband) will not play scrabble with me because of this. 91. I swam competitively for 9 years. 92. I liked playing water polo more. 93. I also played soccer. 94. I have no hand eye coordination. 95. I could live on quesadillas. 96. I don't eat enough fruit. 97. I will spend hours coming up with a "plan" only to find it's a waste of time every time. 98. My mom and sister still live in CA and we're going for a visit soon. 99. Pat is a New Yorker. 100. I am 5'4'', Pat is 6'4''. 101. I need to get back to my cleaning. C'est tout. To je sve. That's all folks!

8 Questions, Comments, Concerns:

Mariposa said...

That was very interesting. Number 72, my husband is on his 4th ring he has lost two and one no longer fit. My husband took at least 2 years to replace the last one.

Shari said...

Nicely done!

I am a military wife also, although Canadian. My hubby also cannot keep a ring on to save his life. lol.

Kate in NJ said...

We have many things in common, including #48...this is a biggie for me.It was fun learning more about you!

Fun Mommy of 2 said...

I love learning about people. Gives me an more an idea of what you are like. I might try it on my blog, although I do not know if I can come up with 101 things. hmm

Cher Mere said...

I know it was long but I feel like I learned some interesting things about you from that list. Thanks

patrice said...

I love your list, and I feel inspired to attempt one in the future. I love that you're so competitive Pat won't play scrabble with you! I have to laugh because my husband used to threaten not to play because I was too competitive too. I've relaxed a lot and we love to play.

Amber said...

I love your list! I doubt I can come up with 101 things about myself. I will try but I might put myself to sleep before I get to 20. LOL! You are a much more interesting person than I am!

Daphne said...

Holy Cow. A lot more people actually read that than I anticipated. thanks :) I feel special.
M & S - The 2 year ring absence is the 2nd ring he lost. I don't know what it is when men *sigh*
P - I tried to "relax" but he said the fact that I still felt the need for a scrabble dictionary was "too competitive" ... it's not my fault we can't spell!
A - I didn't think I could come up with 101 things either... you might surprise yourself ;) And I don't find myself particularly interesting - just a girl with a story (as are you I'm sure)