Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Happy Post-Day to Me!

It's my 100th post!! Enjoy finding out 100 (hopefully) interesting facts about me. If you don't want to know 100 things about me, then don't read this post!

1. My dad had the honor of naming me.

2. My mom left my dad and I when I was about a year old.

3. My dad remarried just before I turned three.

4. My stepmom already had two kids of her own, Kelly and Jodi, my step-sisters.

5. Kelly is two months younger than me while Jodi is two years younger than me.

6. My dad and stepmom had a child together, Shar, my half-sister.

7. Shar is 7 1/2 years younger than me.

8. My biological mom remarried and had two boys, Ikaika and Keola.

9. My half-brothers are of Hawaiian descent, live in Washington, and attend high school and junior high school.

10. I've only met my half-brothers three times.

11. My biological mom and I do not regularly keep in contact. However, my biological grandma (her mom) and I have stayed in constant contact. How crazy is that?!

12. My dad and stepmom divorced about five years ago. (Not soon enough but THANK GOODNESS!)

13. My stepmom and I did NOT get along. EVER!!!

14. I have a VERY close relationship with my dad. We talk about (almost) everything!

15. I'm a neat freak and perfectionist.

16. I can also be somewhat of a slob!

17. I am a shopaholic!!

18. I LOVE to read.

19. I like to read really good books more than once.

20. I seriously think I'm addicted to my lap top, the internet, and blogging! NO JOKE!! (Intervention anyone?)

21. I love watching reality TV shows.

22. For years, my all-time favorite movie was Dirty Dancing.

23. Currently, my all-time favorite movie is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

24. I like playing board games and am VERY competitive.

25. When I was 12 or 13, while on my bike, I got hit by a car while riding on a highway. (Totally my fault.) Luckily the car had slowed down considerably and only my tire got hit and bent.

26. In junior high, I was a gymnast. However, after 3 years I quit because I was too scared to do flips! (Oh, believe me. I tried and it wasn't pretty!) I became the gymnastics student manager because I really enjoyed gymnastics.

27. I was a cheerleader all four years of high school. I cheered for girls' basketball, boys' basketball, and football. I still LOVE cheerleading.

28. My first vehicle was a white Ford Tempo with red interior.

29. One night in high school I didn't get home until 3:30 am!! Much to my dismay, my parents were awake when I got home. They had been out driving around looking for me and calling my friends! (How embarrassing!!)

30. I received an under-age citation when I was 16. I was sentenced to 90 days probation but was released after 40 days for good behavior.

31. I played the flute 5th - 12th grade. I also played the piano and I still can. (Not great but pretty darn good!)

32. I worked in a small town DQ-type establishment for seven summers!

33. I graduated from high school with a class of 41 students - one of the biggest in a LONG time in our small town of 1200 people.

34. My high school GPA was 3.76. (I rarely studied.)

35. I attended one year of college immediately following high school.

36. I had LOTS of fun during this first year of college and enjoyed the freedom from my parents (who were VERY strict).

37. I received a 2.53 GPA in my first year of college. YIKES!!

38. My second vehicle was a light blue stick-shift Corsica with only an AM radio. (It appears I went backwards - from an automatic to a stick and from an AM/FM radio to an AM radio. But my Tempo had a leak in the radiator, LOTS of miles, and was older. I learned how to drive a stick and to LOVE the oldies!)

39. I took Spanish classes in high school and college.

40. I got pregnant during my first year of college.

41. I gained 45 pounds during my first pregnancy.

42. Tanner was born October 12.

43. Three months later I was pregnant again.

44. Dean's mom realized I was pregnant before Dean & I did.

45. I gained 40 pounds during my second pregnancy. (I had lost 40 of the 45 pounds from my first pregnancy only to regain it all again so soon!)

46. Hayley was born October 23.

47. My birthday is October 19.

48. Dean's birthday is October 27.

49. Dean proposed to me a month before Tanner was born.

50. Dean and I were married when Tanner was 7 months old and I was about 5 months pregnant with Hayley. (Our wedding was originally planned for June or July and I had already bought my dress when we found out I was pregnant with Hayley.)

51. So we did what any normal person would do, we moved our wedding up to May 18th so I could fit into my dress!

52. We did not have a good wedding for MANY reasons. Therefore, we rarely discuss it as it does NOT bring fond memories.

53. Eight years after leaving college, I went back to college to finish my degree.

54. I was hired as the Cheerleading Coach for the university when I went back to college.

55. Rather than the traditional four-year degree, I received a five-year degree.

56. I graduated with a BS in Professional Accountancy and BBA in Finance.

57. I have at least 150 college credits so I can now sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam. (This is a goal of mine, however, I no longer want to be a CPA. I'd still like to take the exam being I attended the extra year of school and because I believe in achieving my goals. Plus, having the certification is bargaining power in the career world. It's about $800 to take the exam and only about 30% of people pass it the first time!)

58. My GPA during my last four years of college was 3.92. This included many semesters of 4.0. Being my classes from my first year of college transferred, so did my GPA of 2.53. Therefore, my overall GPA ended up being only 3.65. (Good but still disappointing.)

59. My third vehicle was a white Dodge Grand Caravan. It was GREAT for two very young children. Once they got older, I decided I'd rather have a "chic" vehicle instead of a "mom" vehicle.

60. My fourth and current vehicle is a silver Ford Explorer with leather seats. (We bought this brand new and it's the first brand new vehicle for both of us.)

61. Dean and I are total opposites! It keeps life interesting, that's for sure!!

62. My hubby has a twin brother. Dean is 6'2" and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Dan is 5'10" and has brown hair and brown eyes. (I'll never get them mixed up!)

63. Dean is Catholic while I am Lutheran and our kids are being raised Lutheran.

64. I've lived in five cities, one of them twice, and two states.

65. I've already bought four homes in my lifetime! (We're already making plans for our fifth home which we are hoping to build within five years.)

66. I've never lived alone!

67. I HATE the dark!!!

68. I've been to Walt Disney World four times.

69. I HATE flying!!! I take anxiety medication and motion sickness pills!

70. I am deathly AFRAID of snakes! I can't look at them on TV or in the zoo! (I even get the heebie-jeebies just talking about them or listening to someone else talk about them.)

71. I am a WIMP when it comes to spicy foods. Mild salsa is too spicy for me!

72. I have MAJOR sleeping problems.

73. I sleep better in a car than I do in my own bed!

74. I really LOVE color! (Can you tell?)

75. I have a birthmark on my inner thigh. It's lighter than the rest of my skin.

76. Foods I LOVE: peanut butter, cheesecake, and potatoes.

77. Foods I HATE: brussel sprouts, lobster, crab, blue cheese, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese.

78. Favorite beverage: diet coke.

79. Favorite alcoholic beverages: diet coke & Malibu, margaritas, and pina coladas.

80. I see better with my right eye than my left, even with corrected vision.

81. I cannot stand to listen to someone clip their nails. I get totally grossed out!

82. I also get grossed out when someone cracks their knuckles - yet I do it and it doesn't gross me out.

83. I once drank a capful of Everclear alcohol. (I don't recommend it.)

84. I've been to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Colorado, and Washington.

85. I've also been to Canada and Mexico.

86. I enjoy baking.

87. I HATE to drive or even ride in a vehicle at night. I try to avoid it at all costs!

88. I have a HUGE CRUSH on Matthew McConaughey. He is such a HOTTIE!!

89. My favorite colors are purple and pink.

90. I HATE coffee and highly doubt I'll ever like it.

91. I've always wanted twin girls. (But this momma ain't having NO more babies!)

92. I like to do karoake in the privacy of my own home with or without the kids.

93. I don't like to go to movie theatres. I'd rather rent the movie and watch it at home.

94. I'm ALWAYS cold - unless it's 90 degrees and I'm sitting at the pool.

95. I LOVE to eat out and would do it everyday if I could!

96. I absolutely HATE cold weather!

97. I am a pack-rat. It is so hard for me to throw things away no matter how important it is or isn't.

98. I'd rather email or chat with my friends in person rather than talking on the phone.

99. I love to organize stuff!

100. I love funky purses and funky socks. You will not catch me carrying a boring purse or wearing boring socks - unless I'm golfing - then I might wear a pair of boring white low-cut socks.

Hope you enjoyed this post and don't think I'm a CRAZY person! :)

5 Visitors:

Just Mom said...

That comment about moving up the wedding date had me busting a gut.

BTW, I graduated high school with a 3.4 GPA. I got a 2.4 my first semester in college. I graduated from college with a 3.21. I had a "B" average in my major (English) and an "A" average in my minor (Communications & Theater Arts). Go figure.

Congrats on your 100th post.

Tracy said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Fun stuff...

Amber Kay said...

I can't find your e-mail adress...but YES! you can come over anytime!

Kerrie said...

Wowza - congratulations on your 100th post. I noticed yesterday that I passed my 300th. I had no idea! :)

Jamie said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

It is so funny how much alike we are but then so opposite on some things!!

Thanks for sharing!!