The Magic Number

100 Things for my 100th Post
  1. Okay so... apparently, I am not original. I copy everyone else's creative ideas including blog posts.
  2. I was born in Miami, FL. Which makes me one of the few, the proud, the native Floridians.
  3. I was adopted by my parents when I was 2 1/2 years old.
  4. I have no desire to find my birth parents or family, although if someone finds me I would meet with them.
  5. My niece is also adopted.
  6. I am 16 years younger than my only sister.
  7. My father called me "chicken" as a kid. I was indeed shy.
  8. As a teen I became "turkey". I have no idea why, the man just likes nicknames.
  9. I started my period in the 4th grade.
  10. I pray my daughters do not!
  11. From kindergarten through 9th grade I lived in Lakeland and went to school with the same kids.
  12. We moved to Vero Beach the summer before I started high school. I hated it.
  13. In my very first high school class, there was a guy who looked just like Jake Ryan. All of the sudden I loved it there.
  14. I took three years of spanish in high school. I can count to about 39 in spanish. And I can ask for a beer. Then I can inquire where the bathroom is. That is all. 3 years people!
  15. The Jake Ryan look a like also went to the same college I did and my friends would drool when he would talk to me on campus.
  16. I was a straight A student until high school.
  17. I took American History in summer school, by choice, to avoid getting a teacher I hated.
  18. That American History class was taught by a football coach, we folded uniforms, played trivial pursuit and watched Gone with the Wind. Not surprisingly I have very little knowledge of American History.
  19. My math and verbal SAT scores were exactly the same.
  20. I have never liked science. My knowledge of all things scientific boils down to this. Electricity? I pay the bill, I plug things in, they work. The end.
  21. I was on yearbook staff in high school, it prepared me more for college than any other class I took.
  22. I was so tan my senior year of high school my friends surmised I must have some african american relatives in my birth family.
  23. I went on a senior cruise to Mexico. Not with my own senior class, but with a friend's.
  24. I worked and babysat a lot to pay for it myself.
  25. No one has ever been allowed to "hitch" along on the senior cruise with Lakeland High School since.
  26. I went drinking with friends the night before my calculus AP test.
  27. I took 3 AP tests before college.
  28. I started college with 0 credits.
  29. I had to take calculus in college twice despite making As and Bs in high school calculus.
  30. I picked the college I attended because it's where my friends were going.
  31. I went to college because I honestly didn't know I had a choice, everyone in my family went to college.
  32. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life at 18 or even 22. I can say now I pretty much wasted the opportunity for an exceptional college education.
  33. But I have a BS in Business from the University of Florida, because it was the path of least resistance.
  34. I am a former "bow head" aka Sorority Girl.
  35. I will forever be, in my heart, an Alpha Chi Omega.
  36. I hope one day at least one of my daughters will be an Alpha Chi too.
  37. I was also a little sister at Lambda Chi Alpha. Which basically means I drank there often and kissed many brothers.
  38. I will forever be a GATOR fan.
  39. I get annoyed when people don't know the difference between the University of Florida (GO GATORS) and Florida State University (boo seminoles).
  40. However, I can't even keep straight the difference between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma University and my parents went to one or the other.
  41. I hate people who support a big school football team just because. If you do not live in a college town, no one in your family went there, or went to the rival school, why the hell do you freakin' care? Go watch the NFL!
  42. I am a klutz with absolutely no athletic ability what-so-ever.
  43. I do amazingly enough have good aim and am fairly good at target shooting.
  44. I have smoked one cigarette in my life, blech.
  45. I have smoked more than one joint in my life, blah.
  46. I have an open container that was expunged from my record in 1992.
  47. I have to state every year on my application to volunteer at my daughter's school that I have an open container that was expunged from my record in 1992.
  48. I have worked in a library.
  49. I have worked in a veterinarian's office.
  50. I was a runner for a law office.
  51. I worked at Sea World of Texas taking photos at the front gate.
  52. I was once turned down for an assistant librarian job because my score on the librarian's test was too high. Go figure.
  53. I have been the manager of both major card retail stores (Hallmark and American Greetings).
  54. There I learned I hate being responsible for other people.
  55. I was also once the manager of a small independently owned store that sold fun tropical stuff, we listened to Jimmy Buffett all day, and life was good.
  56. I worked for a not-for-profit association dealing with laser safety.
  57. I still know next to nothing about lasers And I hate laser light shows.
  58. I once drank a margarita on the top of the Mexico building at Epcot during a laser light show.
  59. I worked at a payroll company. Funny enough I can figure out payroll deductions without a computer program. At least training for one job stuck with me.
  60. I have known Brian since I was 6 years old, we went to the same church and became friends in Luther League.
  61. I had a crush on him then, he says he also liked me.
  62. We were friends and didn't date until we were in college.
  63. Our first kiss was in my ex-boyfriend's apartment my junior year of college.
  64. We didn't date after that because I knew he could be "the one" and I wasn't done having fun yet.
  65. My type of guy in college was dark haired with a nice car, usually Jewish.
  66. The only 2 men I ever even entertained the idea of marrying, both German, Lutheran, and blonde.
  67. I dated a few boys before I settled down with Brian.
  68. I slept with many boys before I settled down with Brian.
  69. I kissed a whole hellava lot of boys before I settled down with Brian.
  70. When I settled down with Brian I KNEW he was what I wanted for FOREVER.
  71. Much in the same way that I know my favorite dessert is chocolate tres leches cake and I could eat it every night, forever.
  72. And I love him more now than I did then. Today he is my best friend too.
  73. I dislike hypocrites above all others.
  74. We don't go to church often now, too many issues with organized religion. And don't get me started on the people who claim to be Christians while spouting intolerance and hate.
  75. I have no desire to travel internationally, ever. But there are many places in the US that I would love to visit.
  76. I hate coconut and mushrooms.
  77. I do not like coffee. But I do like iced coffee with lots of cream and sugar and artificial flavors. And I like things coffee flavored, like ice cream.
  78. I like roller coasters the bigger the better. I can not ride on the carousel, round and round makes me barfy.
  79. I am a huge sap! I've been known to cry over a good long distance commercial.
  80. I throw a theme kid's party like no other!
  81. I have a knack for decorating and love to spend other people's money. I may have missed my calling.
  82. I can sew. I am better at copying something and making my own pattern than following one.
  83. I can also cut and style hair fairly well for having no training. I am the master of the french braid, and I have even been known to corn row my daughter's hair for vacation.
  84. I've always been fairly good at and really liked photography.
  85. I don't know if I love my computer or my tv more.
  86. I am addicted to diet coke.
  87. I am an animal lover. I am currently "mom" to 4 degus, 1 chinchilla and a big old black lab. I'd have more if money and divorce weren't a problem.
  88. I am a lazy house keeper.
  89. I have no non-vital organs left. I've lived with out my appendix since I was 4.
  90. My tonsils were taken out when I was 22.
  91. And I have no gallbladder, it was taken out when I was 33, merely months after Brooke was born.
  92. All the women in my immediate family (grandmother, mom, sister, me, and BreANNa) have the name Ann somewhere in our names, except Brooke. Whoops, didn't think that one through.
  93. I don't ever really want to go back to work, at all, ever. But I probably will, only part time though, I want to be around to torture my girls through adolescence.
  94. I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with Brooke. I had to prick my finger 4 times a day and give myself insulin shots at night for my last trimester.
  95. I had one miscarriage resulting in a D and C between my two daughters.
  96. I have two daughters I adore above all others.
  97. I can not fathom after giving birth that someone could not believe in a higher power.
  98. I want no more babies.
  99. But if I suddenly became rich I would consider adopting.
  100. Because I think we are good parents.


I feel as though I have looked into the window of your soul. :)

May 6, 2008 at 8:16 AM  

My one of my grandmother's husbands donated a shitpot of money to one of the two schools you mentioned when he died. In fact, he donated it to them and my aunts instead of giving any to her. Did I mention she's a horrible person?

May 6, 2008 at 8:41 AM  

Hmmm, the window to my soul? What's it look like in there?
And Raven is there some building named after you at my alma mater? I do believe you've mentioned said evil grandma before in your blog. No?

May 6, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

Correction, you all are awesome parents! Sadly I have known you for almost five years and after countless conversations I STILL learned some new facts about you in this here little blog!! :)

May 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM  

Thought I new everything about you -- guess not! And, yes, you do throw the best kids birthday parties EVA!

May 6, 2008 at 12:30 PM  

I can't believe I actually came up with things that Tracy and Drama didn't know about me. Really? Like what? That I wasted my college education? I'd think all the drunken stories would've given that away! Ha!

And I have to say the only person who rivals my talent for throwing a great kids birthday party is Drama!

May 6, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

Ooh, Ooh I learned stuff too. The one thing coming to my mind right now as I stare at Twinkle's rat nest of a hairdo....wanna cut it?

I may have to copy the 100 things when mine comes around...hope it's as good as yours :)

May 6, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

Wow, that was a really good 100! I am with you on the roller coaster vs. spinny rides.

May 6, 2008 at 7:10 PM  

hahahaha #77...I'm the same way with anything that tastes like them, hate the actual fruit!

May 6, 2008 at 10:26 PM  

So with you on #77. Coffee? Yuck. Frappucino? Yum!

May 7, 2008 at 1:20 AM  

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