Ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one hundred!!

Posted on | Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

I realized after posting my last blog post that this would be my 100th blog post. I’m honestly shocked I’ve reached the one hundred mark so quickly. I thought I would have time to plan for something splendid and wonderful, but I seemed to be a little bit pressed for time. That, and I'm still sicker than a dog and not up for doing anything flashy.

I originally had the idea of doing a giveaway (probably a crocheted scarf or maybe a blanket if I was feeling overly adventurous) but there’s no way I can complete something like that in less than a week. I’ll have to just settle for the giveaway being on my 200th post. And maybe by then I will have more than a six person readership to give my awesome thing-a-ma-bob to.

But for today let’s settle for 100 fact about yours truly. Now, some of you may know most (or all) of these things, but that’s your own fault for knowing me so well!

1. My hair isn’t naturally red. It’s actually a dirty dishwater blonde. I’ve been told innumerous times that red suits me better.
2. I’ve never had wisdom teeth.
3. While living in Hungary I got frostbite in both my feet while visiting a northern town for the AFS Szent Mikulas celebration.
4. I don’t like apple juice.
5. I owned a car before I owned a cell phone (and I didn’t get a car until I was 18).
6. I had braces for five years. Yes, my teeth were THAT bad.
7. I have been published three times, all of which happened before the age of 16.
8. I have a birthmark on my lower back.
9. I catch myself stuttering often. I’ve worked on fixing this problem and apparently not many people notice it anymore.
10. As a young child I would eat frozen peas out of the bag.
11. During the course of my life my ears have been pierced a total of ten times. Amazingly, I don’t wear earrings now and I haven’t in about four years.
12. I would perform impromptu ballet shows in my grandparent’s living room. I always received standing ovations at the end of my performances.
13. I have no idea how to drive a stick shift.
14. I like to eat lemons, just like you would eat an orange.
15. Until around the age of twelve I truly believed the only music that existed was Country, Opera, and Queen.
16. If I find an author or a book I truly love I can (and do) read it over and over.
17. I used to sing The Queen of The Night aria from The Magic Flute.
18. As a child I wanted to be many things: a paleontologist, paleobotonist, geologist (specifically volcanology), and a forensic pathologist. During high school I was adamant I’d become a linguistic anthropologist. Let’s just say I was set on being a “-ologist” when I grew up.
19. I’m one of those creepy goth kids your parents warned you about. I still own the boots, buckles, and pants to prove it. Occasionally I like to take a few articles of clothing out and wear them while grocery shopping with Kael. He thinks it’s hilarious.
20. I didn’t eat eggs for about four years because I thought I might be allergic, now I can’t get enough of them.
21. I have a freckle on my right middle finger; I’ve had it since I can remember.
22. I graduated high school a year early by completing my junior and senior years within seven months through an independent study program.
23. I can’t whistle.
24. I’ve only been skiing twice. Both times were terrifying experiences, I never fully figured out how to stop without falling.
25. During the first trimester of my pregnancy with Kael the smell of brewing coffee made me gag. It was a very upsetting time for me, as you can imagine.
26. I really like Disney music.
27. I went bungee jumping when I was twenty-two and it was an amazing experience; I really want to try sky diving next.
28. I can’t stand horror movies, even cheesy ones.
29. My high school only had 400 students for all four grades; mind you that was 400 students for the entire county.
30. No matter how many places I have lived there is still a piece of my heart that feels like Hungary is ‘home’.
31. While living in Hungary I killed a turkey and helped prepare it for dinner.
32. Wine makes me drunk in record time; however liquor and beer do not. I haven’t entirely figured out why that is.
33. My feet are a size 9-10 (depending on the shoe) and my hands are ridiculously long. I really think I was meant to be 5’10.
34. I don’t own a single pair of shorts. It’s not that I don’t like shorts; I’ve just never gotten around to buying any… in the past five years.
35. My fingernails and toenails are habitually painted bizarre colors – currently they’re Ocean Mist (with a top coat of Show Me the Money) and Midnight Blue, respectively.
36. Regardless of how frumpy I may look, my eyes always make me feel pretty.
37. I’ve injured my feet more than any other part of my body.
38. As a child my ears must have hated me. I had innumerable ear infections, tubes, and my adenoids removed before I even hit second grade.
39. One of my favorite memories as an adolescent was going on epic motorcycle road trips with my Uncle Charles and Aunt Cheeri.
40. I didn’t take an interest in cooking until after my son was born.
41. While I was pregnant I watched Food Network with wild abandon, especially those cake wars. They were so much fun to watch!
42. I have yet to cry crawfish, but there’s a first time for everything right?
43. I lovelovelove epic Disney ballads.
44. Milk chocolate tastes gross to me. Dark chocolate on the other hand…
45. I like buying new shoes, but I don’t splurge on footwear often. I think I have a few that need to be thrown out, come to think of it.
46. I waiver between wanting long flowing locks and wanting short easy to manage hair. I am legitimately considering hacking it all off after the wedding (I’ll keep it long for the wedding photos).
47. I didn’t start truly enjoying coffee until I lived in Europe.
48. My right hip clicks when I walk. So does my right ankle.
49. I only own six pieces of jewelry. One ring, four necklaces, and a bracelet.
50. I subconsciously crack my knuckles when I am nervous.
51. The only chapstick I will use is Burt’s Bees honey lip balm.
52. I’m very picky about the shampoos and soaps I use. Thus far my most favorite brand is Lush, too bad it’s so darned expensive.
53. I taught myself how to French braid hair.
54. I’m missing two of my top molars.
55. I really enjoy running but I can’t stand being on a treadmill.
56. My autoimmune disease is a major pain in the butt. But I’m thankful for it in a way; it’s taught me that strength comes in more than one form.
57. I don’t like papayas. This is strange, considering that I love all other tropical fruits.
58. I love going to Renaissance/Medieval Faires. When I was younger I would dress in costume – muslin under dress, fully boned corset, over dress, the whole nine yards. It was ridiculously fun.
59. I used to sketch and draw daily while in high school, at one point in time I was very good. I don’t quite know why I stopped.
60. I’ve worn both contacts and glasses; I like glasses more (although I wish I’d remember to take them off before pictures were taken, and I eventually would like to get lasik eye surgery).
61. I’ve collected three things throughout my life – maps, shells, and pictures from magazines.
62. Until I was about ten my hair was amazingly curly. We’re talking Shirley Temple curls, here. Then for some reason one of my parents got the good idea of chopping it all off – into a bowl cut no less – and my hair has been straight ever since.
63. Flying bugs scare the bajeebus out of me.
64. I’ve never been able to keep a pet fish alive for more than a week, I’ve tried different fish from different stores but they all have ended with the same sad fate.
65. I love birds and will spend hours at the bird exhibits at a zoo if left on my own.
66. I loved to drink carrot juice as a child.
67. When I went to Hungary I had to raise eight thousand dollars to go. I won a scholarship, held raffles and petitioned local organizations, along with getting help from family. The experience helped me to understand the value of money.
68. I’ve been bitten on the hand by a horse, twice. Neither occasion was enjoyable.
70. I can roll my tongue and I can also trill my ‘R’s.
71. My body is weird. I cycle between extreme bouts of fatigue and insomnia. I also get chronic headaches and my body reacts badly to excessive exposure to the sun.
72. Getting a Tattoo doesn’t faze me, getting injections or having my blood drawn makes me cringe.
73. When I hear a song I like, I can listen to it over and over without tiring of it. I will usually sing along if no one else is around.
74. I can tell you how old I was when I met a person by what name/nickname they call me and how they spell/pronounce it.
75. Peanuts is my favorite comic strip, ever.
76. I got chicken pox twice as a child; it was a very unpleasant experience.
77. My first dog was named after Charlie Brown
78. I’m not a fan of soda.
79. My blood type is AB positive.
80. I once memorized the locations of all 50 US states in one day for a test. We were given a blank map and had to write the name of each state in the appropriate location.
81. I had a pet macaw named Rambo as a child.
82. I’ve been to Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. I’d recommend everyone see at least one of them.
83. Along with English I speak Spanish, Hungarian and bits of Italian. I can also read German and French. I really like languages.
84. In high school I was adamant I would go to Cornell University.
85. I didn’t play my first video game until I was 19. I’m still not a big fan of them.
86. I read Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix in one sitting.
87. For Halloween one year a person gave me a pomegranate. They’re still one of my most favorite fruits.
88. For a science project during my sophomore year of high school I was told to construct a “building” out of glue and toothpicks that could tolerate at least five pounds of weight. My building miraculously took 32 pounds to fall apart.
89. I prefer the toilet paper to roll over rather than under.
90. The first time I ever went to Starbucks I was 15. Until then I had no idea they existed.
91. I tried to make myself like sardines. I wasn’t able to get past the whole there-is-a-spine-in-my-food thing.
92. Even though I am an adult being in the dark frightens me.
93. I was an unpaid extra for Beverly Hills Cop III. You know that scene in the theme park where Eddie Murphy saves that Hispanic kid who is stuck on the ferris wheel? I’m somewhere in the mass of people.
94. As a child I would sleep walk all over the house. It was very confusing whenever I woke up out of my bed.
95. I don't know how to roller-skate or roller-blade. I’ve gone ice-skating twice in my life.
96. I was never a Girl Scout. I was however a member of the Campfire Girls and Boys Association for about two years. We had a heck of a time selling cookies in GS territory.
97. I was born on Mexico’s Independence Day (no, not “cinco del mayo”, that is an Americanized holiday, in Mexico it’s celebrated September 16).
98. Since turning 18 I have voted during every election.
99. For the last two weeks of my pregnancy the only food I wanted was Buffalo Wild Wings. Flats only. Half Medium half Caribbean Jerk.
100. I rarely forget a face. I can tell you that I’ve seen someone, even if it was in an airport. I couldn’t tell you their name though.


2 Responses to “Ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one hundred!!”

  1. Anonymous
    April 13, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    No. 32 is a lie. You're a lightweight no matter what you drink!

  2. Fully Lugged
    April 14, 2011 at 3:07 AM

    Also born sans wisdom teeth, and back lower molars.


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