Friday, March 23, 2007

Me: 101

Well, I am finally doing it. I've been encouraged by a lot of you and your "100 things" and really, I didn't think I could do it and we all know how I love to prove myself wrong.

Here are my one hundred things, for no particular reason or occasion. In no particular order.

1. I make up recipes as I go along. Often.
2. I let my dog sleep in the bed on cold nights.
3. I am not into diamonds.
4. I am into beaches.
5. My superficial yet totally possible idea of Heaven consists of a buffet full of foods adorned with bacon.
6. I drink Arnold Palmers in the summertime. Sometimes at golf courses. I don't golf.
7. I consider myself to be deeply spiritual, even if I don't talk about it all the time.
8. An early October football game is about as much fun as anything I can think of. Especially if you tailgate.
9. Sometimes I want to go where no one knows me.
10. Sometimes I want to go where everyone knows me.

11. When I'm in the mood, I love talking on the phone. I'm afraid this bores people.
12. I want to eat ice cream for breakfast most days. I never have.
13. I send too many emails.
14. I just learned how to text message three days ago. I'm afraid to admit how much I love it.
15. I wish I were good enough a runner to compete. I just want to see how that speed feels.
16. I want better abs.
17. I've always liked my non-saggy rear.
18. My dog is the cutest dog I know.
19. No one has ever made me a mixed tape.
20. Tulips are my favorite flower. But I adore lilacs, too.

21. I'm afraid of never getting to fall in love again.
22. I would choose an apple over any other fruit.
23. I was born October 23, 1979.
24. I am not afraid of getting older.
25. I sweat like a beast when I run. But I sort of like being covered in salt at the end.
26. I think my hips are too wide.
27. I worked at a veterinary clinic for 5 years. That has been one of the best educations of my life.
28. I like to bake cookies on cold winter days.
29. I am an awful snowboarder. Awful.
30. I am not easily bought.

31. I love chai tea enough to marry it.
32. I could listen to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" any time of year.
33. I have been known to quote Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. As recently as yesterday.
34. I want to read more books.
35. I want to learn to play the piano. Still.
36. I do not believe I am at all photogenic. I hate the sight and sound of myself on video even more.
37. I used to practice dancing with my mom. She was the first person to teach me to two-step. I have since faked not knowing how for a date. It was cute, I think.
38. I think when you feel something, you should say it. Especially if it's a nice thing about someone else.
39. I have broken up about as equally as I've been broken up with.

40. Though I'm not sure I'll ever have kids, sometimes I imagine myself pregnant.
41. I am jealous of people with immaculate houses.
42. I stare at people I think are beautiful.
43. I am a lightweight when it comes to drinking alcohol. I prefer to call it cheap date- but not in the scandalous sense.
44. I admire happy women. Mostly because there is strength in finding that happiness.
45. I have been known to get excited about good socks.
46. My feet are like ice cubes in bed.
47. I am almost always cold.
48. I don't like lipstick. Lip gloss is cool, though.
49. I like planting flowers. I had a job once where I was paid to do this. It was sweet!

50. I want to fall asleep in front of a campfire more often than I have in the past.
51. I wish salad tasted the same as cheeseburgers.
52. I make a great stuffed salmon.
52. I wish my hair had more natural wave.
53. My mom makes me proud.
54. I hate cleaning the bathroom. Should I ever get married, and my husband cleans the bathroom, I will feel like the luckiest woman on Earth.
55. I adore vacuuming.
56. I talk to dogs I see when I'm out on a run. I also wave to all other runners, even if they don't.
57. I once slid on sand while riding my bike and nearly wet my pants. I wish I were kidding.
58. I have been known to wake myself up while talking in my sleep.
59. I have shoplifted. From the drugstore, when I was a kid. I still feel guilty.

60. I used to babysit a lot as a teenager. Once, I was having a bad day and was extra mean to a little girl for being a brat. I still feel guilty about this, too. I sometimes use incidents like this to explain to myself why I'm single. Karma, or something.
61. I realize how ridiculous that may sound.
62. I lived on ramen, oatmeal and orange juice for eight weeks in college once. I guess there was also beer.
63. If I could close my eyes and wind up anywhere, I'd be sitting on the bow of a boat in the Caribbean. Ten minutes of that every morning might solve every problem I believe I have.
64. I cannot stand smoking.
65. I do not like chocolate. At all. None of it.
66. I like surprises.
67. I can't wait for the rest of my life.
68. I like cats, but I don't think I'll ever own one again.
69. I want to paint my house, especially the bathroom.

70. I took Spanish for six years. I can successfully find a taxi, the bathroom and beer when in Mexico.
71. I am super good at the first round of Jeopardy. The second knocks me right back into my place.
72. I feel like, on any given day, my life is about 85% of exactly what I want.
73. I wish I could ride in clip less pedals with a little more grace.
74. I have a conch shell in my house. They are good luck. It was a gift from my mother.
75. I notice teeth before almost anything else when meeting someone.
76. I think I'd make a terrible waitress.
77. I think I'd make an excellent bartender.
78. I think kindness is sexy.
79. A few of my favorite songs are: Come Monday, You Don't Know Me, and Moon River. I realize this dates me more than it ought to. I don't care.

80. I'd like to own a '56 Corvette. I wrote my senior thesis on the Corvette.
81. My name has been published in three books.
82. I graduated Cum Laude. No one has ever asked me about this, even once. I'm convinced it was only ever about the yellow rope around your neck at graduation.
83. I have to drink watered down Gatorade when I run. The sugar will otherwise cause one of two things, neither at all pleasant.
84. Puppies and babies make me tear up.
85. I can sleep anywhere.
86. One of my proudest moments in life was buying my first house. I have outgrown it in less than four years.
87. My sister is one of the best people I will ever know.
88. My grandmother is one of the best people anyone will ever know.
89. I like music more than any television show I've ever seen.

90. I rarely watch the local news.
91. I love hockey.
92. I want to wear flip flops every day.
93. Except for the days I wear boots.
94. I am afraid of getting car jacked. Almost irrationally.
95. I sometimes slack at work. I feel guilty later and end up working more.
96. I'd like to be a stronger swimmer.
97. I sometimes get upset when someone doesn't return my email within a day.
98. I used to be overly concerned with underwear matching clothes. Now I'm just excited when the laundry is clean.
99. I have had stitches four times. Three of those in my head.
100. I remember the names of every teacher I've ever had. No one has ever asked me about this, either.
101. I like to push things further than I need to.


e.b. said...

You rock - awesome. You make me almost want to do it. Almost. And I am with you on the football games, flip flops and apples.

JustRun said...

e.b.- It was suprisingly easier than I thought.

GirlGoyle said...

Turns out that we have the 4 B's in common: bacon, beer, beaches and boats. And I'm just realizing that I've done this before and could do it again. I guess there is a lot 'about me' that can be said. :)

egan said...

I'll have to come back to this later, but the diamond thing makes me adore you even more. 100 things about you, I'm going to learn heaps about you. Thanks for sharing.

Joe said...

> 3. I am not into diamonds.

Hey guys, this one's a keeper!

> 8. An early October football game
> is about as much fun as anything
> I can think of. Especially if you tailgate.

Definitely a keeper! Woot!

> 33. I have been known to quote
> Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. As recently
> as yesterday.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about, aight!

> 54. I hate cleaning the bathroom.
> Should I ever get married, and my
> husband cleans the bathroom, I
> will feel like the luckiest woman on Earth.

Umm, maybe she's not a keeper after all. ;-)

> 55. I adore vacuuming.

I take that back.

> 56. ...I also wave to all other runners,
> even if they don't.

Me too. They must think you and I are weirdos, huh?

> 65. I do not like chocolate. At all. None of it.

WTF? You're a woman. How can you not like chocolate? OMG!

> 91. I love hockey.

WILL YOU MARRY ME? Ah...wait a you love the Vancouver Canucks?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That was a very insightful list. I feel like you are my besty friend now, I know you so well hahaha!

No one has ever made you a mixed tape? That's so sad. I will make you one if you drop me an email. Seriously - I specialize in the art of the mix, if I do say so myself.

Danielle said...

Ah, we have so much in common...I myself am not into diamonds either! Goes back to seeing all about the DeBeers monopoly when in college (but then I walked into Tiffany's and ALMOST, but not quite, changed my mind!)And football rocks!! See, why are we single?? The beach is my favorite place in the world. But no chocolate?

Backofpack said...

Eric and I were married in September 1979. That makes us many, many years older than you.

I am just stunned by the chocolate thing. Stunned. I'll help you out - anytime you recieve it as a gift, you can mail it to me and I'll eat it for you - deal?

I hate both cleaning bathrooms and vacuuming...probably related to the fact that I got married in 1979. That's a whole lotta cleaning and vacuuming.

Our dog is pretty darn cute.

I like beaches, but oh, the forests, the slopes of Mt. Rainier, the view from Camp Muir, I can't pick a favorite. I can't.

And look, you will get married again! A proposal right here in the comments!

Backofpack said...

Whoops. I really didn't mean married "again"! I don't know how that slipped in there...

runliarun said...

It's time to have ice cream for breakfast. And I'd like to be one of the people you email all the time. All the other things will sort themselves out.

justacoolcat said...

I only read number 16 and so do I.

Runner Girl FL said...

Wow you didn't even cheat like I did with my list. I'm with you on the october football games! I think we should go to a football game for "our" birthdays (I'm the 21st, down here where it isn't cold that time in October.)

afuntanilla said...

wow. reading this was such a delight! made me smile, laugh and feel appreciation for your sharing. you write in a such a lovely way.

thank you. thank you.

deepThoughts said...

You're awesome! Thanks for sharing that.

Believe me or will fall in love will make make a lovely wife and you will have the happiness that you admire in happy women!

Somehow, I just know.

Sizzle said...

great list! awesome job!

i wish salad tasted like cheeseburgers too- ah, to dream.

You Don't Know Me is one of my all time favorite songs. :)

brandy said...

#42- I do it all the time. It makes me look creepy but I can't help it. It was a good list, you held out longer than I could! And #91, the hockey? I totally relate.

Anonymous said...

You are such an awesome person. We have many things a like except I love chocolate and wouldn't put bacon on my buffet.
By the way what is an Arnold Palmer?

Ginger Breadman said...

too cool - all of it.

Orhan Kahn said...

That is one LONG list.

Dawn said...

I, too, think kindness is sexy! Great list!!

egan said...

Man, there's so much to comment on here. I love that you wave to other runners while pounding the pavement. I do that or nod. I do wave to the city bus drivers since I tend to run at night.

I love that you're not into diamonds. Heck, there's so much good stuff on this list I don't even know where to start.

What some swimming pointers?

See Zanne Run said...

great list. great blog ...found it through gotta run's blog -- will be back for more visits!