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100 Things You Don't Know About Me...



I got inspiration for this blog by reading another blogger's post on his blog and I found it interesting. So here it goes...


1. I'm adopted


2. I grew up in the country in Tennessee.


3. I am afraid of clowns.


4. As a child we found a puppy on the freeway so "Freeway" was his name.


5. I got a baby goose one Easter. He grew up and was named Pretty boy...as an adult he was not nice.


6.My second car was a 1982 Datsun 280 ZX with T-tops...I loved that car.


7. I have two birth marks.


8. When I was little my mom worked three jobs to support my brother, sister, and me after her and my dad divorced. My Aunt and Uncle were like 2nd parents to me...I miss them dearly.


9. My sister and I used to play outside a lot and we are from the country - farm girls - so we found things to do to have fun. We used to pickle Polk Salad stalks and make pies out of the purple berries that grow on the very big stalks (no we never ate them my mom said they were poisonous but we loved to pretend).


10. When I was about 7 I rode a little cow in my uncles tobacco barn...my brother and sister did too. It was like bull riding cause they didn't like it and they bucked so we would see who could ride the longest. As an adult it seems a bit cruel but looking back we treated all of our cows like they were pets...named them, anticipated and named new babies, and they each would still come eat some grain out of our hands if it was offered so I don't feel too bad. No cows or humans were hurt in the process.


11. We had much worse winters when I was little and we would sled down a huge hill on the dirt road in front of our Aunt and Uncles house. No one could get up the hill if there was snow or ice so I don't remember ever seeing a car. My daughter is 20 now but I can't imagine letting her ever do that. Things change don't they.


12. I was really smart in school - all A's and B's...and competitive (quietly) I was determined to make the best grades.


13. A boy kissed me on the cheek in kindergarten and I rubbed my face the rest of the whole day! That was yuck at 5.


14. My school was an old brick school with two floors and grades K-12...when I moved from sixth grade to seventh they had built a new elementary school and instead of all grades it was just 7-12.


15. The first time a boy asked me to "go with him" I said no but he kept coming back and asking me so I said yes and then counted to 30 and proceeded to break up with him. Not one of my proudest moments.


16. My first kiss was with that same boy like two years later and he had braces. Ouch...we really had no idea what we were doing.


17. I'm a Sagittarius.


18. I was a cheerleader in school.


19. I used to draw very well in high school and made a 100 with the exception of one 98 in my art class...I took 2 years and was my teacher's assistant the 3rd year. I still have all of my drawings and plan to one day matte and frame them.


20. I got 2 red roses from a secret admirer in high school. I found out that day when he approached me who it was...a real nerd. At least that's what we used to say. I have been so vain in my youth. I bet he is a millionaire now...a true computer geek and probably the nicest guy you could meet. I know in some way I missed out...I never would have thought it but I have since I've grown up lots of times.


21. I got married when I was 21 and divorced when I was 34. Today I am not actually married...but I have been living in sin as my mother would call it for 10 years and I call him my husband and he calls me his wife.


22. My step-dad is a Preacher.


23. My step-mom's mother is 95 years old (my grandmother) her mom lived to be 101 and I still remember her.


24. My Nanny (my Dad's mom) was a real old fashioned country mom and grandmother. She made the best biscuits that I can ever remember eating, she had a old cupboard with a flour bin on the left and a roll top on the right, she had a vintage washing machine with rollers to wring out the wet clothes and her bathtub did not have running hot water...we used to warm the water in that old claw foot tub with a water heater thing that looked like a an old microphone.


25. I was 5 years younger than my sister and 6 years younger than my brother...I gained a very active imagination once they were "too old" to play with me.


26. Me and 4 of my best friends won the school talent show one year by acting out a self written play called "The Girl Who Got It All". I was the girl and she got all the illnesses she thought anyone else had (hypochondriac).


27. I played Santa in my fifth grade play "Cajun Night Before Christmas" to celebrate our newest classmate. She was from New Orleans and was Cajun. My friends and I had never met anyone like her.


28. I played Santa my 6th grade year to carol to the 4th and 5th graders.


29. I wanted to be an actress. Can you tell?


30. I have had the weirdest luck or lack of when it came to weird illnesses. I grew up (starting at age 5) having these weird tummy attacks that would end up with us going to the ER...I was misdiagnosed more times than I can remember had more lights down my throat than I can remember and ended up getting an ERCP Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography a weird name for a special endoscopy that looks into your bile and pancreatic ducts. The test caused me to have severe complicated acute pancreatitis with pseudo-cysts. I was 18 and came close to death. :wacko: I still have spells but very rarely...they diagnosed me with some weird hereditary type of pancretitis.


31. I have worked as a preschool teacher in 4 different preschools in 2 states. I got cellulites of the throat at the second school. It's like swallowing shards of glass.


32. I contracted some type of child respiratory bacterial infection that lasted for about a month and a half. I ended up on super high powerful cough medicine and 2 different kinds of inhalers. I would cough so much that I couldn't stop and it would make me throw up every time :mellow:. Getting childhood illnesses as an adult can sometimes be no joke.


33. I went white water rafting on the Ocoee River.


34. My ex-husband was in the Navy we moved a lot.


35. My daughter cost $25 thanks to the Navy and I got to be a patient at a very nice civilian Hospital.


36. I have been on the ocean on the USS Yorktown CG-48 Ticonderoga class cruiser...a US Naval Ship with Aegis technology.


37. I used to water ski.


38. I went to MTSU as an accounting major which I changed to Psychology. I never finished college because I got married and moved away. :Doh:


39. I've met several famous people mostly Musicians because of where I lived and worked. Kesha, one of the ZZ Top guys, Buddy Miller, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and their kids, Keith urban and Nicole Kidman, Hunter Hayes, Joyce DeWitt (Janet from Three's Company), and several others.


40. My favorite foods are Italian.


41. I love all pink things.


42. I was the Etiquette Advisor in my sorority


43. I've milked cows, fed chickens, played and made a house in a hay loft, Learned to cook bake and can when I was about 5, anything you can do on a farm with a barn, cows, and chickens. When I was little we drank raw milk (my Aunt filled up her big bucket everyday) we also made whipped cream from skimming the top and made butter.


44. I used to sell Avon, Mary Kay, Home and Garden Party LTD...I was great at buying but not selling.


45. My kitty's name is "Kitty" She is pur white with a pink nose,pink toes, pink lips, pink ears...oh yeah and she is a boy. :blush-anim-cl: I never knew until I took her to the vet the first time. I just can't look at her and think boy. So he has been a she ever since I found her.


46. When I was 19 I packed up my car and moved to Orlando, Florida for the summer to be close to my then boyfriend...now ex-husband. I had no money other than what I used to get there and found a job about 6 days after I got there and stayed with friends of a friend until I rented a room of my own. I stayed for 3 months.


47. I broke my right ankle when I was 6 playing baseball with my brother and sister. Fell on top of a box of broken glass running to go potty when playing outside and sliced my thigh wide open (like 6-7 inches open).


48. I've never lived alone ever.


49. I'm 5'4".


50. My middle name is Darlene. Always disliked it because I thought it sounded very "red neck" LOL.


51. I partied way too much in college. I went to a Frat house 3 to 4 times a week and partied and goofed around. I had that never been away from Mama syndrome.


52. I am notorious at researching anything and everything about medical stuff, science, the dictionary :toothy grin: yep I was teased about that one when I was young by my own step-brother of all people.


53. I make all my red sauce, marinara, spaghetti, red cream sauce you name it from scratch. I can't stand jarred varieties anymore.


54. I've been to New Brunswick, Canada; Bangor, Maine; Ohio; Michigan; West Virginia; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; Alabama; Mississippi; Florida; Louisiana; Oklahoma; Texas; Arkansas; Missouri; Illinois; Kentucky; Indiana; Pennsylvania; New York; Massachusetts; Wisconsin; Ontario, Canada and Tennessee. I have lived in Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.


55. I had my first cell phone when I was 34 :rolleyes: yeah I was a late phone bloomer.


56. I graduated high school in 1990.


57. Pretty much my whole family lives in Tennessee but my husband is from California (Born in Lima ,Peru...raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is Italian) he's a mixture.


58. I don't really watch any sports except Futbol (Soccer) and my favorite player by far is Lionel Messi.


59. I have a phobia of spiders. Well I hate bugs in general but spiders I have flipped my car over. :wacko:


60. My next door neighbor to the right has two female Pit Bull puppies and my neighbor to the left has a beautiful Husky/German Shepard mix. I love them and they love me. :)


62. I like to sew and am servicing my Janome so I can sew with my sewing machine rather than just by hand.


63. I like to dig in the dirt. My after stroke project was 2 potted flowers, a potted strawberry plant, 1 pot of mint, and a long container of herbs ( lemon thyme, Italian parsley, basil, and rosemary).


64. I also did a big gardening project... I pulled up all the grass where my shrubs are and hand tilled it with a 4 prong thing, hand tilled in compost, and added a 2 inch layer of red mulch. It was an all month project...but I'm proud of it. I did about 10 minutes at a time and on some days I couldn't at all but I did it.


65. I love taking pictures but I'm pretty terrible at it.


66. I still sleep with a stuffed animal sometimes.


67. I'm fluffy as I prefer to call it.


68. I call my Mom almost every day.


69. I like humor a lot.


70. I still close my eyes and make three wishes when I go under a moving train.

(Only if I'm a passenger)


71. My home town has a Mule Day Parade every year


72. My favorite candy is Werthers Soft Caramels...I avoid buying them because I can eat the whole bag in one sitting. :wacko:


73. I still miss hearing the crickets at night...I never hear them in the city.


74. I'm crafty and I like to make things.


75. As a child I have worked many a garden and grew up eating garden fresh veges all summer and canned or frozen ones all winter. As an adult I have had One vegetable garden for about a month and a half then in one night some type of bug ate 85% of everything because I didn't use some form of pest control.


76. I am silly and love to make up songs with my daughter. We have done it forever. Like one night I sang to the moon because I needed to use the bathroom. It took it off my mind until I could get home.


77. Yes I eat spray whipped cream from a can on occasion :Help: and I have trained a partner in crime...my daughter. Its like 3 times a year ok well maybe 4 or 5.


78. I have one more guilty eating pleasure...soft polenta doesn't sound very guilty but the way I make it is. I do use 4 cups of low sodium chicken stock, boil that then pour in enough polenta to get the consistency I need and then whisk in i stick of butter 1 tablespoon at a time, pour in heavy whipping cream to make it thinner and softer and then add 1/2 to 1 cup of Parmesan cheese. OMG! It is the best, most yummy, most warming and satisfying dish I make. You can do nothing but melt into a smile when you take a bite. This is definitely a once in a while dish.


79. My maternal mother passed away in her late 40's of a massive heart attack and my paternal father passed away I think in his 50's of a brain tumor. I have been telling my primary doctor for years that I have keep up with my health because those are not good odds.


80. I am almost the most talkative person I know.


81. I have a brother, a sister, an adopted sister, 2 step-sister's, 1 step-brother, and a step brother and sister who passed away. Oh yeah and 2 half sisters. I have a big extended family.


82. I love to wash clothes and dry them...that doesn't include putting them away I wish it did so I wouldn't dread it LOL.


83. I am an eternal optimist, a dreamer, philosophical, sensitive, strong willed, motivating, passionate, and fiercely independent person. Even if I am afraid of things inside. An ironic enigma.


84. I have worked in a shoe store, a department store, a drugstore, telemarketing, a grocery store, 4 different daycares, a management company for mentally and physically handicapped adults that live in individual homes, a school and campus for mentally/physically handicapped children, an optometrist office, part time in a manufacturing distributing company for boots, and as a tax preparer.


85. I grew up going every single weekend or any other extended time to the river... boating, camping, skiing, swimming, tanning, having group fish fries and shrimp boils, fishing, playing in the dirt, exploring, whatever you could do at the river. River Rat.


86. I am usually soft spoken, patient, kind hearted, and love everyone but I can be mouthy, stubborn, loud, and fluff my feathers sometimes.


87. I love lilies. In my potted flower pots that flanked each side of my porch this year there is Catherine Woodbury Day lilies, bright green sweet potato vine on each side and purple wave petunias all in the middle and pouring over the sides.


88. I have been known to be a bit of a dare devil or not afraid to try things. I have ridden so many roller coasters I can't even tell you how many or what kinds, been white water rafting, swung out of trees into water, dived off the tallest diving boards, been target shooting with my Dad, played chicken while skinny dipping in a rock quarry at night, had a gigantic albino python wrapped around my neck while taking pictures with a wrestler and many other things. These may not seem dare-develish to some of you but for me it was. :crazysmile:


89. I am now filled with anxiety if I have to enter a mall. This sucks. :Rage:


90. My car is a red Nissan Versa.


91. I have long hair (brown) that needs a serious cut and color (for those little gray monsters).


92. I wear dentures. Yep it's a secret and now you know it.


93. I drink my one cup of coffee every morning with Italian Sweet Cream creamer. mmmmmmmm


94. I like to read...I haven't been able to get through with a book since the stroke. I like books I can hold but I think I am going to break down and get a Kindle Paperwhite.


95. I am sorta by myself in the friend department right now. I have my husband, daughter, and extended family but I miss having friend time. It's a little of lots of reasons I had a stroke, which causes me to walk funny and talk funny sometimes, I forget names and words, I have emotional lability which can be enough reason, I have sinful amounts of anxiety, don't like loud noises, don't like movement, don't like bright lights, and I just never hear from them anymore. This sucks too. :Rage:


96. This has taken me like 3 days to finish. I honestly think I don't know a lot about myself lol.


97. I wear my hair in a ponytail almost everyday.


98. I am not anemic for the first time in a year and a half! :bow: :kicking:


99. I think I can make friends here. :)


100. I wear a size 8.5 shoe and sometimes a 9. NEVER ANY HEELS! They are evil.


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You know that I would love to read your lists even if it takes a really long time to finish. So please please share. I think it will be great!

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Bucket lists are perfect Fred! I don't want that to sound weird at all but I think that is a perfect way to get to know someone from the inside out. I'll be your cheerleader and 100 never has to be a number that anyone has to post! I was getting pretty sure I wasn't going to think of enough stuff about myself at #30 LOL. 



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Scott I can promise you that you are not boring I don't know if I know anyone who is. Like I was telling Fred 100 is just a number. I really struggled myself with 100 so I would never want anyone to be frustrated at trying, any number is a good number. :P You try whenever you feel you would like to I certainly want judge either way. I'm just curious about people. I like people. Even the ones that think they are boring. (Secret is I'm boring too LOL)

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