Wednesday, January 2, 2008

100, yes, 100 Things About Me

I have seen this on several blogs and have decided to attempt it myself. No one has tagged me or challenged me or asked me. I just thought it would interesting to write and dare I say perhaps to read. Don't worry if you get bored at number 8, I understand, and I will never know! Lest any of you think I have no priorities or too much time on my hands, I did this over a period of several days. Here goes!

1. I am constantly "writing" blogs in my head that I never post. Another blogger admitted to this and gave me the guts to confess as well.

2. I have a screw in my left foot.

3. I have never dyed my hair.

4. I've had braces twice.

5. I've taken piano lessons twice. I still stink.

6. I have lived in California, Utah, and Ohio.

7. But I have moved probably 14 times.

8. I love and frequently feel sorry for the elderly.

9. I am a major snacker...I do my best work at night after dinner. I need to stop this.

10. I threw the javelin in high school and actually went to State once. Which was humiliating.

11. I can't stand Circus Peanuts, pink jelly beans, or Peeps.

12. I had Lasik surgery in November of 2006.

13. I have terrible handwriting. Especially when my hands are cold.

14. I am a clock watcher.

15. I won the school spelling bee in 5th and 6th grade. Nerd...N-E-R-D...Nerd.

16. I love making/creating things.

17. I HATE scary movies and will not watch them.

18. I love funny people.

19. I taught 2nd grade for a year...but I never want to teach again. It gives me anxiety.

20. I am pretty much obsessed with Christmas and think it's the greatest holiday ever.

21. Much of my family calls me or used to call me "Jessi Cola." This is not related to my love for Coke Slurpees.

22. My other popular nickname is "Rabbit." Have no idea where this one came from.

23. I could not be more happily married.

24. I used to LOVE John Stockton and Garfield. Yikes.

25. I am scared of spiders.

26. I can't drive a stick shift.

27. I have never seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies.

28. I love parenting magazines.

29. I love to eat pebble ice or as I call it, rabbit poop ice.

30. I love laughing really, really hard. This only happens occasionally.

31. I have hated salad until only recently. I forced myself to eat it for years knowing that I needed to like it...I finally can say that I honestly enjoy it.

32. I hate fruit pies.

33. I love it when people comment on my blog.

34. I once wrote to Bob Barker and got an autographed picture of him in return.

35. I used to always shower with flip flops on...even at home or in my apartment.

36. I love smoothies.

37. I love sweatshirts.

38. I wear my hair in a ponytail most of the time.

39. I love shopping.

40. I love going out to eat.

41. I love the smell of wet cement.

42. I have no idea how to use an ipod.

43. I cheated in keyboarding class in elementary so I type pretty slow now.

44. I worked at Kid's Foot Locker for a little while.

45. I used to park in the faculty parking lot in high of my basketball coach's got me a faculty permit!

46. I had tubes in my ears when I was younger

47. I love Olive Garden's breadsticks

48. I slept with a stuffed unicorn for many, many years. Her name was Bonnie.

49. I was a Viking in elementary school.

50. I was a Leopard in junior high.

51. I was a Bruin in high school.

52. I am grateful for Thomas the Tank Engine and the joy he brings my son.

53. I love taking pictures.

54. I got a sewing machine for Christmas.

55. I do not know how to sew.

56. I am the oldest of 3 children.

57. I hate being late.

58. I love Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips

59. I'm not a real good swimmer.

60. I love sitting on heater vents with a blanket over my legs.

61. I don't like camping.

62. I have never been out of the country.

63. One of my New Year's goals is to do sit ups every night. I really don't feel like doing them tonight.

64. My middle name is Robin.

65. I can be a little too sarcastic.

66. I pretty much don't eat seafood.

67. I love my bed.

68. I could shop at Target everyday.

69. My husband is in the Air Force.

70. I used to practice writing with my left hand so that I could be ambidextrous.

71. I love my family to pieces.

72. I make a really good chicken noise.

73. I wish I could relax about everything more.

74. I passed the AP French test in high school.

75. My hands are always cold in the winter.

76. I don't like roller coasters. I know they are going to break.

77. I love breads.

78. I like having a reason to get dressed up. (A little dressed up that is.)

79. I can't sing.

80. I can wiggle my ears.

81. I've never been water skiing.

82. I usually dress for comfort.

83. I have a weakness for dollar bins/aisles.

84. I love books and always have.

85. I can't understand why anyone would want to smoke.

86. I hated, I repeat, hated school dances. Everyone looked so silly dancing.

87. I graduated from UVSC in Elementary Education.

88. I love reading other people's blogs, even strangers.

89. I eat a burrito and a yogurt for lunch a lot.

90. I am reading "Our Search for Happiness" and really enjoying it.

91. I hate it when people are upset with me.

92. I have always wanted to speak Spanish.

93. I am playing on a basketball team this winter...the Hilliard Hoopsters!

94. I think I am developing Seasonal Affective Disorder. Winter is blah!

95. My children test me and teach me every day.

96. I like watching football.

97. I grind my teeth and clench my jaw.

98. I have not slept through the night in a long time.

99. I love kind people.

100. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.


Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention on #48 that Bonnie the Unicorns full name was "Bonnie the Acorn" a title really. -Carrie

AJ said...

Nice list. I may steal this idea for my own blog. Probably just 50 though. Of all of those, you need to correct the Lord of the Rings one. You're missing out on some great movies.

Noelle said...

Great List Jessica--I can't fathom why you like the smell of wet cement and I'm curious what caused you to stop showering with flip flops on...

Cute side bar pictures by the way!

Anonymous said...

Marge: Homer, the lady in our trash pile bit me again.
Homer: Thats not her side of the story.

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of wet cement too and dirt actually. I dreamed about Natalie last night. I was just taking her places, dressing her, it was really fun. Love, mom.

kiki comin said...

everytime i read all these little details about you, i find myself laughing really hard because you are so honest..i think you should do a hundred things every week thing. :)by the way, i found 39 more things we have in common!:)

megandjon said...

I had tubes in my ears too! Twice!

Among other things we have in common...I miss you girl! Great list!

Anne said...

Hahaha what a great post! I'll have to start working on one of those lists myself. :)

Laraine said...

I don't know if you knew this or not, but I read your blog several times a week. Your kids are sooo darn cute and I love the things you write. I hope you don't mind, but it gives me so much joy to see you and your very happy life! I tell your Mom everytime I see her that she has the cutest grandkids in the world. Thanks for sharing your list! It was great!

Laraine Sheen

Peter&Ashley said...

I read all 100 because we have 88 in common. I hate fruit pies too.

Kent and Leisy said...

my goodness I had so much to catch up on! I loved the list! I can't wait until my little rugrat is old enough to enjoy christmas (besides the paper anyway).

Kami said...

This is a great blog entry... I didn't know you liked to watch football. I HATE watching football.

Mom and Tim said...

I haven't been at the computer for awhile, so I'm catching up! What a great list! Some things we knew,
and what fun to learn all the rest!
Thanks so much for sharing YOU, in
addition to all that you do to enrich the lives of all of us who know and love you!!! You're such a great wife to Nate and a fantastic mom - I'll quit going on & on and just tell you that:

Cara said...

Who doesn't love the dollar aisles. I can't believe you used to practice writing with your left hand too. Have we talked about this before? and I wrote all this bc of #33- I hope you're happy...and I'm going to try to remember to ask you about the screw in your foot story...I don't remember that, crazy.

Sarah Lunt said...

I love your list, I feel like I know you so much better! The sandles in the shower is hilarious and I agree with you about the roller coasters. BTW, I found your blog from the Teeples..yes, I am a blog hopper.

Rachel said...

That was really fun to read! I never knew so many things about you. You family is so cute! I hope that things are still going good in Ohio!

Rachel Gillette