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Giving it a shot



I was surfing around the blog forum and read the challenges section. I thought I might try my hand at one of them, and so I decided to make the list of one-hundred things about me. So here goes:



1. My favorite pizza is Tony's Pizza in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

2. I wonder why I like to watch crime shows.

3. I am the president of my local community theater.

4. My first pet was a cat named snowball.

5. If I wasn't a teacher, I would be in the Coast Guard.

6. I am terrified of snakes, spiders, and being hit in the face with a ball.

7. My dream is to retire to a place beside the ocean.

8. I value my family the most.

9. I named my dog Gatsby after my favorite book.

10. I believe you are never to old to learn.

11. I believe in public education.

12. I LOVE to write.

13. I was a fish in a past life. Okay, so I don't know about the past life thing, but I really love the water.

14. I am the only person in my immediate family who has not had skin cancer. I intend to keep it that way.

15. Mean people puzzle me.

16. My decedents came here on the Mayflower.

17. My favorite city is Washington, DC.

18. I play the guitar. Badly.

19. I sing in a bluegrass band.

20. I am hopelessly addicted to chocolate.

21. I hate laptops with touch pads.

22. I HATE to be tickled.

23. I am a hopless romantic.

24. I LOVE TO READ more than just about anything.

25. I hate extreme cold and extreme heat.

26. I have a commercial driver's license.

27. I get pedicures to have someone rub my feet.

28. I watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas every year.

29. I hate to exercise.

30. My mom is my hero.

31. I am an unrepentant nerd.

32. I eat yogurt like it's my job.

33. I hate reality television.

34. I never get tired of "The Cosby Show"

35. If I was the queen of the world...war would be illegal.

36. I wouldn't mind being a dog (owned by a good owner) for a day.

37. I envy those who don't procrastinate.

38. I love Boone, North Carolina.

39. I prefer the term "survivor."

40. I had a stroke two years before my mom. I was 29 she was 60 something (it would be rude to reveal her age).

41. I want to be one of those "quirky" Southern women when I get old.

42. Steel Magnolias reminds me of every wonderful Southern woman I have ever known.

43. I broke my arm when I was a kid trying to play "Snoopy" on top of the doghouse.

44. I took piano lessons for a long time. I am still terrible.

45. I am an English teacher.

46. It irritates me when English teachers correct a grown person's grammar.

47. For a brief period in college, I considered becoming an ordained minister.

48. I am the oldest of two children.

49. I think brains are sexy.

50. I think good grammar is really sexy.

51. I think good writing is the sexiest of all.

52. I know the story behind the Kingston Trio song, "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley."

53. Most modern music makes me depressed.

54. I am an old soul.

55. Rutabagas (sp?) are delicious.

56. Mark Harmon is my celebrity crush.

57. I still love Mickey Mouse.

58. Sesame Street is still one of my favorite shows.

59. My nephew is the greatest gift I have ever received.

60. I love the smell of book stores.

61. I embrace my sporadic gray hairs.

62. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

63. I wouldn't change anything about my life.

64. Camp Lejune Marine Corps base is built on land previously owned by my family.

65. Tobacco paid for my college education.

66. I like living by myself.

67. It is hard to believe I have been teaching eleven years.

68. I grew up near the ocean. I don't eat seafood.

69. I went into the "family business."

70. My first job was cleaning condos at the beach. People are nasty.

71. Manners are becoming passe'. That scares me.

72. I still love the feeling of riding a bike down a hill with my legs out to my side.

73. I miss playing in the woods.

74. I still believe in Santa Claus.

75. I used to be a track coach.

76. I still read children's books.

77. I believe in true love and soul mates.

78. The more I learn about John Wesley (the founder of Methodism), the more I respect him.

79. I am intolerant of intolerance.

80. I think music is powerful.

81. Nature is my muse.

82. I have eaten an ant. Not on a dare.

83. I believe in ghosts.

84. I met Harry Belfonte (sp?) in a NY diner. He sang for us. I was flabbergasted.

85. I am the least educated member of my immediate family. I have a bachelors degree.

86. I don't understand the big deal about "Gone with the Wind"

87. In some ways, having a stroke was the best thing that ever happened to me.

88. I believe in health care for all.

89. I am an Anglophile.

90. Words excite me.

91. I would rather get a letter in the mail than an email.

92. Math makes my head hurt.

93. I am a hothead.

94. "Trouble" by Pink is my theme song.

95. I think it is interesting that "dog" is "God" spelled backwards.

96. I would like to be an extra on Law and Order. I really love Sam Waterston.

97. I am not very competitive.

98. I hate meetings.

99. I believe in the underdog and standing up for the little guy.

100. This was easier than I thought it would be.




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The thing I love most about the "100 things about me" blogs is that I can always find at least 15 things I have in common with anyone!


What a great blog! Thank you so much.



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Now I think I know you better, you are quite different than what I thought of you from your previous blogs.




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great job sue, kinda fun once you get started and just let if flow out. i think i need to finish mine, oops. yours was fun to read, thanks for sharing with us.

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