Tuesday, July 29, 2008

100 things about yours truly

Oh yeah baby. I have made it. Who'uve thunk it? 100 posts.

So apparently I hear that when one reaches this magical number that we have to list 100 things about ourselves.

Sheesh. I hope I do not disappoint.

  1. I am female.
  2. I have blue eyes. (yes I know I am starting slow. Bear with me. I need to warm up)
  3. I have no idea what my natural hair color is. I'll have to inspect my roots better one day. Let's just say the color changes whenever I get it done.
  4. I am married to my high school sweetheart. ( I know, I know AWWWWWW!)
  5. We have been together for 11 years this year. (November 21st. Write it down. I'll wait.)
  6. We have created a perfect child together. The Bean. No, I am not biased. Of course his perfection level changes on a daily basis. Be sure to ask me on a good day 'kay?
  7. Small confession:I was pregnant when I got married. Yes, Bean was a surprise. There IS a story here. Apparently I figured that when one is on birth control then that person is covered for a few months AFTER coming off of it. Or so I was told. By a VERY unreliable source might I add. (They seemed reliable THEN in my defense!)
  8. I was in the middle of planning our wedding when the stick had a + sign. This is turn changed our date and we moved it up. Our date was set for April but we got married September 4th.
  9. I was 16 weeks pregnant when I said "I do". Bud and I are planning on having a vow renewal next year!!
  10. Bud LOVES to tell people we were married in a bar. In my defense it was a RESTAURANT. I swear. But yes it did have a bar in it. He exaggerates. A lot.
  11. I finished my last semester of college when I was pregnant with Bean. He was born 3 weeks after I finished.
  12. Bean was originally due February 22nd 2005. He had a different plan and arrived January 17th 2005.
  13. I had an emergency c-section.
  14. I was VERY sick with HELLP when I had Bean.
  15. His birth was both the happiest and scariest day of my life.
  16. I was 34 weeks pregnant when he was born. Luckily he was healthy. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches when he was born. Imagine if he had been full term.
  17. I was in the hospital over a week. It sucked. But this was not my longest hospital stay. See # 47
  18. I began my college career set out to be an elementary school teacher.
  19. Plans change. I became a history major.
  20. I love early American history and WWII. I recently became interested in European history. Especially the English monarchy. Fascinating stuff actually. It is JUST like a soap opera. Try it you just might like it.
  21. Okay yes I am a dork. I watch the History channel. Shut up it rocks.
  22. When people meet me they think I am an airhead. I love to surprise them.
  23. I also used to be told that I was not easily approachable because I looked like a snob. I am not. Those that know me well know this is true.
  24. I was born and raised a Navy brat.
  25. I am very supportive of our military. I know I have a greater appreciation for them since I know what it is like being a family member of one.
  26. My father, brother and brother-in-law are active duty in the military.
  27. I pray for them and all of the military everyday.
  28. I grew up in Southern Virginia. I love it there and know that one day it will be my home again.
  29. I have moved more with my husband that I ever did as a Navy brat. This baffles me.
  30. I have lived in Florida, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Southern Virginia.
  31. I love animals. I think my true calling was to be a vet. That will never happen. So I just try to convince Bud to let me have as many as possible.
  32. So far I have two Golden Retrievers and I adore them.
  33. One of my Golden's only has three legs. He was hit by a car last year. The car that hit him was my neighbor.He was speeding down a one way street and still has not come over to apologize. This was over a year ago. I believe that karma is a b*tch.
  34. I am a list freak. That does not mean I complete everything on them. I just like to write stuff down.
  35. I alphabetize everything. DVD's, books, spices. It is an illness. Or at least Bud swears it is.
  36. In fact, apparently this illness is SO freaky that I also have my closet color coordinated. Remind me to show you a picture sometime.
  37. I guess after stating the above two confessions you could come to the conclusion that yes, I thrive on organization. Bud does not. He thrices on chaos.
  38. I am a planner. I like to have things planned out. SO far in my life this NEVER happens. See # 8 and #16.
  39. It is a wonder I am not on some type of medication that helps me cope with my life. My mom tells me I should be. I tell her to pop a Xanax and leave me alone.
  40. I am the go-to person in my family. Have a problem? Please call me. Apparently I specialize in pregnancy issues, parenting, relationships,technology, cooking and party planning and pet care. (Personally I don't think so)
  41. I have an undeniable obsession with the Internet. I love it. I need it.
  42. I feel that TiVo is one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Truly.
  43. I watch too much T.V. (See above)
  44. My favorite T.V. shows are usually mind numbing. Currently I never miss: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Gossip Girl, The Hills (shut up you watch it too).
  45. I have almost died twice.
  46. No, I am not being dramatic it is true. See #14 and I'll explain the other.
  47. I was 15 years old the first time I came close to death. I was driving to school with Bud(we had JUST started dating) and we had a head on collision with an 18-wheel logging truck. We were in a Honda Civic. I had to be cut out of the car with the jaws-of-life. Then along with Bud was airlifted to the nearest trauma unit.
  48. I survived (obviously!) with a broken right femur and a NASTY gash in my right knee. Bud broke the same bone.
  49. We both had titanium rods in our legs. Bud had his taken out 8 years ago. I decided after watching how painful the recovery from THAT was that I'd leave mine alone.
  50. I started dating young. See #47.
  51. .
  52. I have been best friends with my BFF since I was 8.
  53. I honestly do not know what I would do without her.
  54. Actually most of my friends are from my younger days. What can I say? I am loyal.
  55. I admit I have neglected my girlfriends over the years.
  56. Then I discovered that one needs her girlfriends and have vowed to never let that happen again.
  57. Out of my close friends I am the only one with a kid.
  58. This can be challenging sometimes. It is hard for kidless people to understand why you can't drop everything to go out.
  59. But luckily my friends, my good friends, understand and Bean loves them as much as I do.
  60. I think that is a very special thing. He has more "aunts" and "uncles" than I ever had.
  61. I have never lost anyone very close to me. I dread the day that it actually happens.
  62. Although my family can drive me crazy it is so hard for me to be away from them .Hence the reason I never actually went "away" to college!
  63. I have never had a speeding ticket. Or any ticket for that matter.
  64. Now that I have said that I will probably get one today. Crap.
  65. I admit my most favorite holiday is Christmas. Not the present portion. I love the decorations, music and "other stuff". I really appreciate it more since Bean was born.
  66. I love music. All types. One day I'll be listening to Top 40, the next country, the following day it could be classic rock.
  67. I will say that if I HAVE to choose my favorite it's country. Love it.
  68. However, my all-time favorite band is Dave Matthews. I will finally see them live in a week. I can not WAIT.
  69. My favorite movie of all time is Steel Magnolias. I swear I have it memorized.
  70. My second most favorite is The Notebook. Whatever you know you like it too.
  71. I love Jodi Piccoult. Her novels are awesome. If you have never read her before start off with "My Sister's Keeper." You will not be disappointed.
  72. I love football. Seriously love it. I was a cheerleader growing up and I think it began there. There is nothing like a fall night watching a game. Awesome.
  73. I collect snow globes.
  74. And shot glasses. I have them from all over the world. (Thanks to my dad and brother)
  75. I love to travel.
  76. I have been to a few foreign countries: Germany, Australia (GO if you ever get a chance!), Austria, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas (that doesn't really count).
  77. I am working my way around the U.S. so far: Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, California and Arizona. 18 so far. I have a ways to go!
  78. I have a special love for the beach. Most people say they do but I really love it. There is nothing like it.
  79. My favorite smell is fresh linen.
  80. My second favorite is the beach.
  81. My favorite food ever is spaghetti.
  82. I also have a love for authentic Mexican.
  83. And bread. God I love me some fresh baked bread. No sourdough though. Nasty.
  84. Oh and fresh tomatoes. With salt. MMMMM. I lived on that when I was preggo.
  85. I love to cook. I am always trying new recipes on Bud and Bean.
  86. I love to have Bean help me in the kitchen. He is an awesome stirrer.
  87. My favorite alcoholic drink ever is a good margarita (frozen no salt). You can usually find me with a rum and coke or some white wine.
  88. I really don't drink much anymore. I can go weeks without any alcohol. I am not sure when this started.
  89. I could live on sweet tea.
  90. I secretly eat Famous Amos cookies when no one is around.
  91. My favorite place to shop is Express. I could spend a fortune in there. And V Secret.
  92. I love to wear heels. Bud hates when I wear heels.
  93. That is because Bud is not tall. I blame that on his Italian background.
  94. However, Bean, he is TALL. 43 inches at 3.5 years old.
  95. I like to dress up but I could live in jeans and a sweatshirt.
  96. I always wear my diamond tennis bracelet. Always. It's lucky. I think.
  97. And my wedding set.
  98. Oh and my boobs - totally fake.



Anonymous said...

I am completely jealous that you are going to see DMB! They were here this past weekend (I will spare you with why I didn't buy tickets - I am sure you can guess.) And I also love fresh bread - with the exception of sourdough.

I love these posts - it is always nice to learn more about the people I enjoy reading.

Hyphen Mama said...

More, more, more!!

I love history, too. But since I had kids, do you think I can remember ANY of it? I'm just glad there are movies like Elizabeth and The Other Boleyn Girl.. they remind me of what I've forgotten. Oh, and Gone With the Wind.

the planet of janet said...

excellent list, my dear!

(and you are now officially blogrolled!!)

Someone Being Me said...

You need to come to Texas and have some Tex-Mex if you love Mexican food. We can also hook you up with some damn good margaritas.

Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

Great list! You'll love Dave Matthews. We saw him a few years ago (before kids) and it was an EPIC show. Have fun!!

Catwoman said...

Great list!!!! And congrats on making it to 100 posts!

Mommy Mechanics said...

Good job! Congrats on 100!!!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Congrats on those 100, got married in a bar LOL totally unexpected. wow how did you survive college so close to giving birth..

I kind of figured you are a organize queen, the one thing you are very approachable b/c of your comments on my blog, i love that you are a open person, you go!!! keep up the good work... ooo yeah i love to travel too

MoziEsmé said...

Wow - such deep dark secrets! Congrats on 100 . . .

witchypoo said...

Well done list! Did it take long to write? Must have. I sure enjoyed reading it. I may be around to comment for a few days, but am heading out again this week.

Keri said...

That's a fantastic list into your little world!
loved it!!

Munchkins and Music said...

Good job on no speeding tickets! Impressive! Cute blog by the way.

Kellan said...

I loved all of these - your last one - was so funny! Mine are too! We had two Golden Retrievers - Ginger and Buddy - Mother and son, but Ginger died not long ago. My dad was a vet and I always wanted to be one too.

Have a good day and congrats on the 100th post! Kellan

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

You know 100 cracked everybody up, right? And, I married my high school sweetheart, too. I am glad to see a fellow Anglophile coming out in you!

Julie said...

Cool list...we had a lot in common!
Me & hubby our ten (1st date) anniversary is 11/21. TIVO rocks!! and I soooo love LOST, Hills, desparate housewives, just started watching gossip girl this summer & LOVE IT!! I watch the history channel too, am right now. Oh and my daughter collects snow globes.
She is tall for 3 1/2 too, Bean can give her a call in 16yrs :)

Congrats on 100!!!

Colleen said...

great list!

really? they're fake? I've been thinking about getting me some of them once I know I'm good and done having babies.

and holy crap Bean is tall! 43 inches? Gavin is 4 and is only about 38 or 39 inches...

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