Tuesday, September 2, 2008

100 things for my 100th post

This was actually easier to write than the first '100 things about me' on my old blog. Um, enjoy?

1- My favorite comedians are Mitch Hedberg (RIP), Ricky Gervais and Steve Hofstetter.

2- In the last four months I have lost 27 lbs and gone from a size 10 to a size 4.

3- I am running in a 5k this weekend.

4- I have a friend who constantly asks me when I will find him a classy girl.

5- My favorite beer is Blue Moon.

6- Though I’ve never been super keen on having a wedding, if I do have one I know who I would ask to be my bridesmaids.

7- Apparently I forgot to cash my 2006 tax refund and the IRS actually contacted me to reissue the check about a month ago. It was a great surprise bonus!

8- I have my Master’s degree in Media & Cultural Studies from the University of Sussex in England.

9- I lived in Brighton, England for 14 months.

10- I hated tomatoes for 27 years but have recently begun to like them.

11- No such luck with olives.

12- My current restaurant favorite is La Parilla’s Enchiladas de Cerdo (pork enchiladas).

13- My best friend, Kari, lives in Lyon, France with her husband, Jonathan. I miss her terribly. If you haven’t visited her blog you totally should.

14- Having nieces - Ava and Nola - has made me really want children for the first time in my life.

15- My favorite coffee flavor is German Chocolate Cake from Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Company. Thanks to Kole’s parents for the introduction!

16- Last weekend I made Roasted Chicken with Goat Cheese-Macadamia Nut Crust and Sun dried tomato and basil couscous with toasted macadamia nuts and balsamic vinegar (I highly recommend this one!).

17- Autumn is my favorite season for many, many reasons, including sweater weather, changing leaves, s’mores on an open fire and Kole’s seasonal decorations.

18- Kole and I both have a ridiculous love affair with coats/jackets.

19- I am a very optimistic person.

20- But I still can’t believe I will ever get married.

21- I bought a pink iPod almost two months ago, and I still haven’t used it.

22- I still haven’t seen Juno.

23- I’m going to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2.5 weeks.

24- It will be my first college football game and tailgate.

25- I am a Steelers fan.

26- I have only been truly hung-over once in my life.

27- I quit drinking milk four months ago and while I miss it, I feel much better physically.

28- But then again, I also quit drinking sodas four months ago, so maybe it’s the combination of the two.

29- I’m afraid I won’t finish the half-marathon that I have been training months for.

30- I average going to comedy clubs about twice a month.

31- I really enjoy knitting, but I have only completed one project since learning how to do it eight months ago.

32- I volunteer teach adults English once a week. And I love it.

33- It took me four years to learn how to roll my R’s for Spanish. I learned how to roll my R’s by saying ‘pot of tea’ as fast as I could over and over in front of the mirror. I felt like a dumbass, but it totally worked.

34- My astrological sign is Pisces, but it doesn’t mean a thing to me.

35- I never thought I would want a cat until now. After living with Kole and her two kitties for almost a year, I can’t imagine not having one. But I won’t get one because my dad and older sis are allergic and I’d much rather have them around.

36- My first boyfriend’s name was Stephen. We were 12 when we ‘went out’. When I was 22, I became friends with Stephen’s older brother and it wasn’t until I was 25 that I realized Stephen was his brother. Small world.

37- I love playing board games, especially Scrabble, Payday, Scattergories and Monopoly.

38- I’m fairly good at playing Texas hold ‘em, which is funny because I have been told I have the most expressive, easily readable face.

39- My favorite perfume is Exotic Coconut from Bath and Body Works. I’m sad because I don’t believe they make the Eau de Toilette version anymore and I wear it nearly every day.

40- I really wish I could draw well.

41- I watch Food Network way too much and want to eat my way through Italy or Spain.

42- I chew gum too much.

43- I smoked my first cigarette when I was 14.

44- I don’t smoke now and I think it is a very gross habit.

45- I am extremely affectionate with people I care about. I get it from my very loving family.

46- I cannot imagine not saying/hearing ‘I love you’ to/from my immediate family every time I talk to them or see them.

47- When I was five, my older sister convinced me that Icy Hot was toothpaste and after I used it, I told my dad that my mouth felt funny. Once he figured out why I used the Icy Hot for toothpaste, Steph got in very big trouble.

48- This is the same sister who told my parents that I said the word ‘crap’ when I was about seven because she wanted to see how much trouble I would get into. I didn’t even know what the word was back then and yes, I got into big trouble. Thanks, Steph, and Dad, are you reading this?

49- I love being surprised.

50- My favorite flowers are tulips.

51- I have a long list of TV shows that I would like to watch but don’t think I’ll ever get around to seeing. I’d rather read.

52- I don’t really like texting, though it seems to be many of my friends’ preferred method of communication.

53- I’m a heavy sleeper except when I have to be somewhere early in the morning, and then I will wake up at the drop of a pin.

54- I get so excited about events/people that I can’t sleep. This happens a lot.

55- When I yell and cheer by myself in the stands at sports' games I don’t feel foolish in the slightest.

56- I wish I had known my grandma and grandpa on my dad’s side better. They both passed away a few years ago and I think about them a lot.

57- When I was growing up, I wanted to be a nurse, a lawyer and the first female president of the United States. Not particularly in that order.

58- Instead I work in public relations.

59- My boss is one of my best friends.

60- My favorite drink is now a vodka tonic on the rocks with lime.

61- I love the sound of a rustling newspaper.

62- I really enjoy doing crossword puzzles.

63- And coloring. (Yes, at the age of 27. It’s very relaxing. You should try it.)

64- I think TV programs on eating disorders help perpetuate the problem. And I say this from the perspective of a recovering anorexic.

65- But strangely, I love buffets, and will choose Golden Corral for special occasions.

66- I love grocery shopping and will spend hours in natural food stores like Whole Foods Market.

67- I have fallen in love with wine.

68- I miss living in England but I will never move back.

69- I love musicals!

70- My favorite musical is Wicked.

71- I think Hal’s is the best steak restaurant in Atlanta.

72- My favorite piece of meat is a filet, medium rare.

73- I think bison burgers taste better than cow burgers.

74- One of my biggest food weaknesses is Cold Stone Creamery’s Peanut Butter Cup Perfection with added brownie.

75- I would like to be cremated when I pass away.

76- The closest I’ve been to a television celebrity is having Ben Savage (of ‘Boy Meets World’ fame) sit in front of me at Disney World.

77- I really want a baby grand piano and that is at the top of my ‘to-buy’ list should I ever become rich.

78- I eat oatmeal almost every day for breakfast.

79- I go to IHOP or other breakfast restaurant almost every weekend.

80- I think I make really great coffee but I’m sure many people would disagree.

81- I really want to go bungee jumping and sky diving but am afraid I never will.

82- I don’t like having my picture taken, but don’t want to miss out on having the memories ‘immortalized’.

83- I am a bad liar except when I absolutely have to be one. And don’t ask when I have to be one.

84- I cry very easily at movies. It can be ridiculous.

85- I think peanut butter and corn syrup sandwiches are amazing.

86- Even though I haven’t worn a watch in more than a year, I still look down at my wrist when I want to know the time.

87- One of my ultimate goals in life is to write and have a book published. And it will most likely be science fiction.

88- If I have a daughter, I would like to name her Lillian Grace. Lillian was the name of my dear aunt who passed away recently.

89- I really enjoy going to concerts, but I would rather sit than stand with the crowd.

90- I used to collect teddy bears, and my possible children will inherit a huge collection.

91- I named all my stuffed animals after the people who gave them to me and I still remember every single name.

92- I have been in a grand total of three car accidents; two of which I was the driver and none of which were my fault. Well, unless you blame my car hydroplaning on me.

93- I would drink coffee all day if there weren’t caffeine-related consequences.

94- I’ve had the same car since I was a senior in high school. And her name is Bessie.

95- I wash my hands incessantly and it’s typically the first thing I do when I go to a restaurant.

96- I usually sleep on my back.

97- I don’t usually move once I have fallen asleep, and I have been told that I am dead quiet.

98- I started ‘going grey’ when I was 17. My head’s version of going grey is curly, white hair. Yeesh.

99- I am not a violent person, but when I was 17 and went to see Titanic with my high school sweetheart, I punched him hard for laughing during the drowning scene. Because if I hadn’t, every girl in the theatre would have done it for me afterwards.

100- I’ve only driven a stick-shift a couple of times about eight years ago and since then I have told myself to practice driving one again in case of an emergency. It still hasn’t happened.

OK. Now I am completely sick of me.


Chris said...

I wish I had known our grandparents better as well...

love you!

Stephanie said...

Whew, I'm exhausted!

Renee said...

I love this one just as much as I loved your last hundred. It may inspire me to do another as well...

Although, this one has made me hungry (despite the fact that it's after 2am!)

andrea said...

I love these! And that is awesome about the 27 lbs, you need to tell me how you did it!

Jonathan et Kari said...

Fried okra a substitute for edamame? Boy do I miss the South!

Meaghan said...

I feel like I learned so much about you, and yet, I feel like I already knew so much of this. Two thoughts: Going without milk is a sin, and I can't wait to sleep on my back again.

Oh, and one more: You'll make a great wife, and you have plenty of time if you do decide to get married!

Ryan Farr said...

I can't believe you are going to a UGA game....sigh. But at least you are going to be a Steelers fan. Better buy a terrible towel!

ktuttle said...

So many accomplishments this year, that's awesome! I met your Mummum, she was a wonderful lady. She is missed.
And since we've traded book lists back and forth, I'm facinated that you feel that you would author a Sci-Fi book if you chose to write. I think that's pretty cool ;P

zandria said...

Such a lot of things! For some reason I'm always in awe when people can write 100 things about themselves -- I think it's because I tend to get stuck around number 10 or so. :)

I hate raw tomatoes and vow I will NEVER like them!! :)

Chris said...

I thought the same as Kari: Fried okra is quite a substitute for edamame --- albeit an improvement in my opinion.

Spanish was my minor in college, but I cannot figure out how saying "pot of tea" taught you to roll your Rs. Well, I guess that's why I was good on paper and not in conversation.