100 Random Things About Me…50/50 Style (Part 1)

As today marks a monumental occasion – my 100th Blog Post, I’ve decided to commemorate it, by composing “the list” that I have seen posted on so many other blogs. As daunting as it was at first, it was a good exercise to reflect upon my life – as dysfunctional as it may be.

If you don’t care to know anymore about me than you already do, I would suggest that you hit the “back” button now, otherwise consider yourself forewarned…

  1. I love to take long afternoon naps.
  2. My drink of choice would be margaritas, but I’m too lazy to make them, so I settle for beer.
  3. I have never thrown up.
  4. I dislike mushrooms and olives.
  5. I am terrified of frogs and toads.
  6. My favorite place to eat breakfast is Denny’s.
  7. The first concert I went to was Cyndi Lauper.
  8. The best concert I went to was Meat Loaf.
  9. I set my watch 5 minutes fast.
  10. I do 80% of my Christmas shopping online.
  11. I do not like winter.
  12. I played hockey when I was younger and wish I still did.
  13. I commute 180 km/112 miles round-trip per day.
  14. My favorite food is Chicken Pad Thai.
  15. I don’t like to bake, but love to cook.
  16. I want to be an actress or marine biologist when I grow up, but I settle for a millionaire.
  17. I would love to sell everything I own and move to a Caribbean island tomorrow.
  18. I love to go fishing, but don’t.
  19. I collect washed-up beach glass.
  20. I swear way too much.
  21. My husband is my high school sweetheart.
  22. I’ve been through 3 separate tornadoes and did not suffer any personal damage.
  23. I would love to try storm chasing in tornado alley.
  24. I am mathematically challenged.
  25. I’m an only child.
  26. I once shot a neighborhood kid in the bum with a pellet gun.
  27. I stopped biting my fingernails 7 months ago after doing it for my entire life.
  28. I can use both my right and left hand when playing sports. I guess that would make me ambidextrious?
  29. I am spontaneous, but also like to plan ahead.
  30. I grew up on a farm and can drive almost any type of farm machinery. I also know how to catch chickens, pick tobacco and pick strawberries.
  31. I have never broken a bone.
  32. I have never read the Harry Potter or Twilight books and don’t know if I intend to.
  33. I love shoes – running shoes – Sketchers actually.
  34. I have my hunting license, but have never used it. I guess it goes without saying, that I know how to use a gun too, but not obviously well considering the outcome in #26 above.
  35. My bedtime during the week is 9:00 p.m. Did I mention, I love to sleep?
  36. I think I would make an excellent poker player, if only I knew how to play.
  37. I wish I had more close girlfriends.
  38. I would love to train for a triathlon, but know I wouldn’t actually commit the time to do so.
  39. I wish I had more time to myself, but also wish I had more time to spend with my family.
  40. I have numerous pet peeves and they change daily.
  41. I don’t usually drive the speed limit and don’t have patience for people who do.
  42. I would love to become fluent in Spanish.
  43. I usually have my vacations planned at least 2 years in advance.
  44. I think I spend more time on the Internet and e-mail during the day than I actually do working.
  45. I don’t sweat the small stuff in life. I guess I don’t really sweat the bigger things either - things just have a way of sorting themselves out.
  46. My travel toiletry kit is always packed.
  47. I am comfortable with who I am, but I’m not yet satisfied with what I’ve done with my life.
  48. I would like to adopt a child.
  49. I strongly dislike grocery shopping.
  50. I need to keep busy at work or I become bored and restless.


You and I have a lot in common, but I seriously can't believe you've NEVER thrown up! That is crazy! You know what else is crazy? That you've never read HP or Twilight. Get crackin, girl! :)
K13 said…
Wow! This was an awesome list! I am an only child too!!!! Oh I must agree with FG on the Harry Potter books!!! Must read. I haven't touched the Twilight thing though and don't plan to. Never thrown up? Wow!! I SO can't say that!

And now I'm craving Pad Thai, but with pork!!
Brian Miller said…
ha. cyndie lauper and meatloaf...says a lot right there. never thrown up and never broken a bone...missing out on some of the finer points in lige...lol. nice start to the list and congrats on 100!
FG - Nope, never thrown up. When I was little I would just cry and cry, but couldn't bring myself to do it. I'll see if I can find HP and Twilight in ebook format and then I'd be guaranteed to read them.

K13 - Your an only child too? Cool! I loved being one and that's probably why I only have one as well.

Brian - Although, I haven't broken a bone, I've had many concussions - all thanks to my hockey days (it was full contact back in those days). The concussions also probably explain the music.
Chrissy said…
Congratulations on post #100! I spend a lot of time on the internet and work, too, but it blocks me from most of the places I want to go. Like blogs!
JW.BW said…
Me too on alot of them!! But wow, never thrown up and never broken a bone, thats pretty incredible, i dont know how you pulled off not breaking a bone growing up on a farm!! must not me as clumsy as I. #35, #47, and #48, totally!! and 50, I am ALWAYS bored and restless at work... thats bad!! Great post! thanks!
CrazyCris said…
Congrats on cracking 100! It happened to me so gradually I barely noticed it! :p

I love the idea of the list!

I'm right there with you on 29! I have a dread of missing out on things so try to plan ahead, but then I really prefer spontaneity! :p
And ditto on 41, although what really gets me are people who drive under the bloody speed limit! grrr...

I could help you with that Spanish part if you'd like! ;o)

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