Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My 100th Post

100 Things for my 100th Post.

"I wanna talk about me!
Mmmm me, me, me, me, me!"

~Toby Keith

  1. I am a Cancer.
  2. I was born in Illinois, The Land of Lincoln.
  3. I am a middle child.
  4. I have two sisters.
  5. I inherited my mom's stature and my dad's face.
  6. I love my parents more than words can express.
  7. I still call them 'Mommy' and 'Daddy' and that will never change.
  8. My family is most important.
  9. I am a registered nurse who works with Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant patients.
  10. The University of Arizona is my alma mater. GO CATS!
  11. With only a few exceptions, I love what I do.
  12. I love thunderstorms, mountains, clouds, and dragonflies.
  13. HBO and the Weather Channel are my favorite things to watch on television.
  14. I am obsessed with Local On the 8's.
  15. Summer transition to Fall is my favorite time of year.
  16. I have a fear of heights and speaking in public.
  17. I am superstitious.
  18. I believe in signs.
  19. I like my feet.
  20. I don't like my hands (especially my thumbs).
  21. I am a saver of things sentimental.
  22. My favorite place to be is on the warm beach, Dos Equis in hand, in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
  23. I am jealous of other gringos who can fluently speak Spanish.
  24. Painting both relaxes and stresses me out.
  25. I cry and turn all red when I laugh too hard.
  26. I get hot and turn all red when I cry.
  27. Being rushed is one of my pet peeves.
  28. I have always hated the term "pet peeve". Is there an alternative?
  29. I will do just about anything to avoid confrontation.
  30. I loathe drama, people who create drama and Drama Queens.
  31. My first car was a lime green 1979 Chevy Nova, named "The Super NOVA" that I got from my Gramma.
  32. I didn't get my license until I was 18.
  33. It is funny to me when people get hurt, in a clumsy, no-serious-injury, non-life threatening way.
  34. I have a hard time trusting people.
  35. I tend to keep people at a distance.
  36. My sister is my best friend.
  37. I love music.
  38. In my life, I've loved The Beatles most : )
  39. I can't sing but I like to in my car.
  40. If I had a choice to pick any career (besides nursing) it would include art, photography or traveling (or a combination of the three!)
  41. I need three pillows and a down comforter to sleep.
  42. I have serious sleep issues.
  43. I love mid-day naps while other bustle around me.
  44. The hours just before sunset are my favorite time of day.
  45. Math, of any kind, causes me anxiety.
  46. I would like to learn to crochet (because of my Grammas).
  47. I do crosswords in pen.
  48. I procrastinate.
  49. My nickname for myself is "Sidetrack".
  50. I love the southwest and the desert.
  51. My cellphone ringtone is the theme to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
  52. I have a difficult time accepting complements.
  53. I know that I am talented, smart, pretty and overall a good person.
  54. That was difficult for me to write without backspacing.
  55. Phlegm makes me squeamish.
  56. I love to drive... faster than people around me.
  57. My navigational skills and sense of direction are practically nonexistent.
  58. I don't like to cook.
  59. I do like to make cheesecakes.
  60. I am an introvert.
  61. I am afraid my shyness projects itself as snobbiness.
  62. I play the lottery and truly believe that I will win someday.
  63. I have met Bill Clinton and Margot Kidder.
  64. I would like to illustrate children's books.
  65. I wish I had taken art classes like Mommy, Aunt Flo and Debbie always told me I should.
  66. I think that hypocritical, judgmental, gossipy people must all rot in hell.
  67. I try very hard not to be hypocritical, judgmental or gossipy : )
  68. I think that God shaped pigeons like footballs for a reason.
  69. I would never really hurt another living creature (unless it hurt me or threatened to hurt me... or if it gets annoying. Mosquitoes, ants and roaches don't count.) Okay, the point is now moot. I would hurt a living creature.
  70. I feel sorry and get sad for inanimate objects that are damaged and uncared for.
  71. Rarely, do I ever get bored.
  72. I don't keep up with the news like I should.
  73. The news makes me depressed and worried.
  74. WTF? is my favorite expression.
  75. I love cheesecake, chocolate cake with milk, tapioca and macaroni and cheese.
  76. Cooked zucchini, brussel sprouts and seeing a hair in the sink while I'm brushing my teeth will make me gag.
  77. I'd rather be hot than cold.
  78. I wear flip flops year round.
  79. I hate 'real' shoes.
  80. I don't like having to get dressed up to go out.
  81. I am horrible at keeping in touch.
  82. I am currently reading three different books at the same time.
  83. I love to lay in a pile of warm laundry.
  84. I abhor people who can not control their tempers.
  85. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
  86. I have THREE junk drawers in my kitchen.
  87. Hearing daytime television makes me cringe.
  88. The farthest I've been away from home is Greece.
  89. I love the smell of Tucson rain, cookies baking, Eternity for Men and a new book.
  90. I get motion sickness.
  91. I am incapable of sitting in a chair correctly.
  92. I like salads and my fruit at room temperature.
  93. I hate hate hate passive-aggressiveness.
  94. I always set my thermostat to an Even number.
  95. I eat a little chocolate every day.
  96. I am a dog person.
  97. Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy.
  98. I am self-aware, aware of others, observant, particular and difficult to please.
  99. I am a boiling, bubbling, cauldron of emotion.
  100. This is me. I am.


Lori said...

I've been wondering why the 100th post is such a big deal, but everyone seems to think it is. What will I ever do for mine?
Anyway I like your idea, so once again I might steal your idea, mine 100th will be coming up soon. I don't recall seeing anything in you list about disliking copycats ;) Although I do think I've used the word pet peeve in a comment to you before. oops!
Anyway I like the post, it's fun to read and compare to myself. I found several similarities, but some differences too, for example I am always in a hurry, even if I'm not! That is until I got pregant, and now I'm not in a hurry to do anything but be lazy.

Mandy Lou said...

If Lori doesn't steal the idea I will - it was fun to learn about you!

Sandi said...

Amazing how many of those things are also true about Jenni! Guess that's why you two are friends. Didn't know about the thumb issue - so sorry.

Fleur de Lisa said...

I love The Beatles and The Weather Channel!

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Ingrid said...

"For a word that expresses a universal (one presumes) human emotion, "peeve" is a remarkably recent coinage, first appearing in print as a verb only in 1908 and a noun (the thing that peeves) in 1911. Both "peeves," however, arose as what linguists call "back-formations" of the much older term "peevish," meaning "ill-tempered," that first appeared in the late 14th century. Back-formations, the derivation of a "root" word from a more complex form, are common in English -- the verb "to sculpt," for instance, was formed from the much older word "sculptor."

The precise derivation of "peevish" is uncertain, but it may be related to the Latin "perversus," meaning "reversed, perverse." The original meaning of "peevish" was simply "silly or foolish," but by about 1530 it had acquired the sense of "irritable, ill-tempered or fretful." Surprisingly, it then took several hundred years to develop "peeve" as the word for the irritating agent or action. "Pet peeve," meaning the one thing that annoys you more than anything else, first appeared around 1919. The "pet" (in the sense of "favorite") formulation probably owes its popularity and longevity to its mild perversity ("favorite annoyance" is a bit oxymoronic) as well as its snappy alliteration."

- From the "word detective"

"a frequent subject of complaint"

- Webster (not the boy - the book - however I think the boy is a frequent subject of complaint...)