Wednesday, February 20, 2008

100 things about me...

Ok, I so don't have time for this but I've been wanting to do it ever since I saw it on Cara's blog, so I'm making time! It's easy to put off the things you don't want to do to make time for the fun things! So what this is is a list 100 things that you may or may not know about me. Without further ado, I present my top 100 (in no particular order).
1) I have a precious son named Colin.
2) I never thought I wanted a little boy. I have 1 sister and 2 nieces, so boys were foreign to me. Now I don't know what I'd do with a little girl!!
3) I admit that I love when Colin is sleeping (see previous post to fully understand).
4) I love to rock him to sleep and watch his precious face as he smiles or sucks his thumb in his sleep.
5) I honestly can't remember that much about child birth. That should give you soon-to-be-moms a vote of confidence. That's God's way of allowing us to have more children!
6) I have a wonderful husband, Wes, who stays home with Colin 2 or 3 days a week.
7) My wonderful mother stays with Colin the other 2 or 3 days a week. She also cooks 1 meal a week for us. We are so fortunate - no, not spoiled, fortunate!!
8) Wes and I had our first date on Valentine's Day 1997. He waited until a few days before to ask me - some things never change.
9) Our first date was a double date with Courtney and Brandon Justice. We both ended up getting married and were all in each others wedding.
10) I used to be a very picky eater and now I'll eat just about anything. I'm not a fan of raw meat, but I do like other kinds of sushi.
11) My favorite food is anything sweet.
12) I love to cook.
13) I'd love to go to culinary school and don't count that out as a possibility some day.
14) I "need" a house with a bigger kitchen.
15) I love when Colin smiles and shows his 2 teeth.
16) I love to travel but I don't like to go back to the same place twice. There's too many places I want to see to repeat places I've already been. That doesn't mean we don't go back...
17) We're taking a family trip to Charleston, SC this summer. And yes, I've been there about 4 times. This is one exception to my rule because I love Charleston.
18) I'd love to live in Charleston or maybe just have a beach home there.
19) I also could visit NYC over and over again because of the shopping and restaurants.
20) I love to go out to eat in Louisville. They have so many wonderful, local establishments. It really makes me realize how few we have here in Lexington.
21) One of my favorite Louisville restaurants is Seviche.
22) When I was little I was a VERY picky eater. I would only eat macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches. Wow, I've come a long way. So if your kids are picky eaters now, don't despair, there's still hope.
23) My favorite color is blue.
24) My favorite number is 8. I refrain from calling it my lucky number because to date, I'm not sure it's every truly been lucky.
25) I'm afraid of spiders and snakes. If there's a bug in the house I make Wes kill it. I will if he's not there but I prefer not to. I used to think if I smashed a bug that it's babies would squish out and then there would be dozens of them running around.
26) Math was my favorite subject in school and I still enjoy it to this day. I love word problems and other puzzles.
27) I LOVE to be surprised! I've taught Wes the element of surprise and now he's quite good at it.
28) I generally don't like "Hallmark" holidays like Valentine's Day. I think the person you love should show you that they love you each and every day, not on some designated day.
29) My Granny will be 94 this year and she's still as spry as can be. I hope I inherited some of her good genes! She's a remarkable woman and I love her dearly.
30) Colin is scared of my Dad. I'm not sure why but when my Dad is around, Colin cries. He doesn't like him to hold him but will tolerate looking at him if I'm holding him. That better change because Grandpa is getting his feelings hurt!
31) Are you kidding, I'm only on 31! I have an addiction to food related blogs. I never thought I'd be a blogger but now I'm addicted. I wish I had more time to cook the recipes I find but maybe when Colin is a little 25!
32) I don't drink any soda and haven't in about 20 years.
33) I try to eat very healthy and have at least 5 fruits and veggies a day.
34) I think I could be a vegetarian.
35) I need to start exercising again because I can't get rid of my mummy tummy. I've lost all my baby weight but my stomach won't go back in. Could it be all the desserts I make and eat?!
36) I am a reality show junkie. You name it and I either have watched or am watching it. Right now I'm watching Project Runway (Heidi Klum is just adorable), Make Me a Supermodel (Tyson Beckford is so handsome), American Idol (of course), and I just finished watching Dance Wars. I feel like there are more but I can't think of any right now.
37) I would like to have another child but wonder if I'll ever be ready for it! I would really like more than 1 but I don't see that ever happening.
38) Surprisingly, I like my job and always have. I've been here since I graduated in 1999, so I guess that speaks for itself.
39) I'm very fortunate to have a wonderful family.
40) My 2 nieces are the cutest kids around - and no I'm not biased!
41) My sister is a natural beauty and I envy her "natural" state. She's prettiest when she has no makeup on, hair however, and wearing anything.
42) I was always the shortest kid in my class and Megan was always the tallest. Now I'm right in the middle but some people might even say I'm tall! I probably stunted my growth by not eating anything but the mac'n'cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches!
43) I have some awesome friends! My oldest friend is Mary Farris.
44) My friend Brooke and I have children that are 6 days apart. See my other posts about their upcoming nuptials!
45) I'm not a very good swimmer because I never liked to put my face in the water. I used to wear a nose plug because I didn't like to get water up my nose and I couldn't figure out how to only breath out under the water.
46) I used to wear glasses that were WAY too big for my face. Why my mom allowed me to choose those I'll never know.
47) Fall is my favorite season. It used to always be spring but since we don't get much of a spring anymore, I've changed to fall. I love the leaves, the pumpkin patch, the cider, football, and everything else associated with fall.
48) I LOVE anything pumpkin. Some might say I have a slight addiction to it. I guess it could be worse.
49) I never thought I was a good writer but this blog has shown me a new side. I think it's a great outlet for all the goings on in this crazy head of mine.
50) Phew, half way there. My Dad taught me a lot about different models of cars. I could tell you what just about every type of car is on the road. I'm not so good with the classics though - not like he is!
51) I like R&B and rap music, among other types.
52) I played basketball in middle school for 1 year. That is until I tried to score in the opposing team's basket! No wonder I only lasted 1 year. What can I say, I wanted to do everything my sister did.
53) When I was younger I wanted to be a clown. I seriously wanted to join the circus and become a clown.
54) I met Britney Murphy when I was a senior in high school but was so embarassed it took me 30 minutes just to say hello. I asked her if she was the girl from The Torkelson's and she said yes. That used to be my favorite show!
55) I like to scrapbook but wish I had more time to do it. I wish I were a little more creative with it but maybe that will come with time and practice. I enjoy copying other ideas right now.
56) I would love to open my own business someday. I have several thoughts - a bakery, a cute little sandwich shop, a clothing boutique, or a gift store.
57) I am a bargain hunter and could be considered cheap.
58) I like to play board games and am a little competitive, ok a lot.
59) I used to play the piano because my mom always wanted to learn to play so she made us instead.
60) I like watching UK sports - football, basketball (girls and boys), and baseball. I have Wes to thank for that because pre-Wes I could have cared less.
61) Wes has made me a football fan. I didn't know the first thing about that sport prior to Wes. I still don't know a lot but I'm learning.
62) I don't like to read. I used to subscribe to US Weekly and that was the only thing I would read because hardly any of the articles were longer than 1 page. Wes loves to read and read a book a week, so this is very foreign to him.
63) I would love to raise a vegetable/herb garden but I'm too lazy to water the plants on a regular basis. It just gets too hot in the summer.
64) I cannot wait to go on vacation this summer. We haven't been on vacation for 2 1/2 years so it's way overdue. Oddly enough, our last vacation was also to Charleston.
65) I go to bed at 9:15. I know that's ridiculous but I get up at 6:30ish and I require a lot of sleep. That's the only way I can get all my sleep in.
66) Breakfast is my favorite meal. I especially love pancakes!
67) I totaled my first car in Fayette Mall's parking lot. I ran over the median in the dark and tore out the underside of the car. It took me a while to want to drive again.
68) I love to shop.
69) I love to come home from work and see Colin and give him a big hug.
70) I love the feeling I get driving home on Friday knowing I don't have to go back to work for 2 days.
71) I love the movie Clueless (see number 54 and my affection for Britney Murphy).
72) I had long hair until I was in college. When I was younger my mom wouldn't let me cut it because she thought it was too pretty (see number 59 for another example of how my mother tried to live vicariously through me!). I had short hair up until about a year or 2 ago and then I let it grow out - partly because I was bored and partly because I wanted to see what it would look like. Truth be told, I'm bored again so it could be getting the snip.
73) I love Colin to death but I also love my time to myself (which I don't get much of).
74) Wes has made me a better person and I hope he can say the same.
75) I am very non-confrontational and do whatever I can to avoid a fight.
76) I don't stay mad for very long. Someone once said that when they get mad they always step back from the situation and think about what they are mad about and usually realize it's something silly. Ever since I heard that, I've adopted that as my personal mantra and it works. If you get mad a lot, you should try it.
77) I am a very impatient person. I try to relax but it's very hard!
78) I didn't have a pet until I was in high school. We got a black poodle that we named Zachary. He now lives with my Granny. She did have his brother, Sunny, but he died last year.
79) My Dad once disected a fetal pig on our kitchen counter. Please know that my Dad was/is a teacher and had them for science class at school. Megan and I wanted to see one so he brought it home.
80) I have a sister-in-law that is going to be 7 this summer and another one that is a freshman in high school.
81) That makes my mother-in-law, well very young.
82) Wes has 1 brother and I have 1 sister. Wes and I share similar traits and Megan and Kevin (our siblings) share many of the same traits.
83) I don't know how to ride a bike. I never had one growing up because we lived on a big hill and my mom thought they were too dangerous. I would say that I could probably ride one today but I haven't tried.
84) Wes has 2 webbed toes on his left foot. Colin inherited the same feature.
85) I love to hear Colin laugh.
86) I might be crazy, but I look forward to Colin becoming mobile. I think that will release some of his energy - at least I'm hoping. I realize I could be terribly wrong and be eating my words in a few short months!
87) I hate to drive in the snow, and I usually don't if I can help it.
88) I have a lead foot and probably drive way too fast.
89) Both of my parents are teachers and I used to think I wanted to be a teacher too until I realized that having the summer off didn't quite balance out the terrible pay! Some days I do wonder what it would be like though. I still miss those Christmas breaks and summer breaks.
90) Ok, this is slim pickin's here. I can't believe I've come up with this many useless facts about myself! This doesn't count so another fact is that I've had braces 3 times. The first 2 were planned but the 3rd time was because I didn't wear my retainers and my teeth moved.
91) I am legally blind without my contacts or glasses.
92) I am a natural blonde.
93) I'm so not in the 21st century with my cell phone. I don't text, I don't have a camera phone, or a Blackberry. It's not that I don't know how, it goes back to that cheap thing.
94) I look forward to eating out on Saturday nights.
95) I thoroughly enjoy the few occasions when Wes and I get a dinner out alone.
96) I look forward to the day when Colin will take a nap without a fight. Please tell me that will happen.
97) I have been called to jury duty one time and I served on one case. I thought it would be fun but it turns out that I was a nervous wreck because I thought the guy would hunt me down.
98) I hate to watch people fight (physically) or get hurt.
99) I was afraid of needles until I got pregnant. I'm still not a huge fan but I can tolerate them without passing out now. I still don't like to watch other people be poked, or be in any kind of pain.
100) Whoopie, I'm on the last one! I'm grateful that you took the time to read this. Thank you.

I applaud you if you actually took the time to read all 100 things. Hopefully it didn't take you quite as long to read them as it did for me to write them! I started at about 11:30 this morning and now it's almost 5pm. Granted, I did work in between but it did take a long time to rack my brain of these random thoughts. Luckily, my brain has been on random mode since June 26th of last year!


  1. I loved reading your list! I learned lots abouut you!

  2. I'm right there with you on #56. Maybe we could go in together for a little sandwich shop/boutique and call it "CBR" standing for "Culinary Boutique is Radical". I wish I lived closer, I'd love to sample some of the great cooking you, I'm not much of a cook. Lisa is though. Have a good day!