July 08, 2009

My 100th Post & Giveaway Winners!

Holy moley; I can't believe that I've been here in bloggy land for 100 posts. It all went by so fast!!

Hugs to those of you that have read my rambling over the past months...with any luck, you've gotten a few giggles from my posts. :-) You are all awesome and have made me feel welcome in our little corner of the blog community. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

For my 100th post, I decided to share 100 things about me. Some are serious, some are funny, a few are just plain WEIRD! If you just want to see who won the giveaway, you have my permission to just scroll to the bottom.

100 Things About Me

  1. I can play the clarinet and piano.
  2. I’d work full time even if I won the lottery.
  3. To me – my dogs aren’t animals. They are short, hairy people who don’t speak clearly.
  4. I’m an insomniac.
  5. I can’t sleep at all without some kind of white noise.
  6. I have a “never say die” attitude about shopping.
  7. The prospect of going “unplugged” (i.e. without my computers, BlackBerry and work cell phone) for a weekend or longer is frightening to me.
  8. I usually do more than one thing at a time – read & watch TV; knit & watch a movie; go for a walk & talk on the phone.
  9. I’m really, really, really shy.
  10. The people that know me best can’t get me to shut up!
  11. I hate being the center of attention…unless it’s a business meeting; then it doesn’t phase me.
  12. Driving clears my mind.
  13. One of the best smells in the world is the beach.
  14. The only way I can imagine living in a land-locked state is if I marry a military man who gets stationed there.
  15. There are friends/family who have NEVER heard me swear.
  16. There are friends/family who think I have the mouth of a trucker...
  17. I carry my passport with me at all times. Like American Express – I never leave home without it.
  18. I made it to 48 of the 50 states before I turned 5 years old.
  19. My parents put me on a plane alone at 4 years old to go from Boston to San Diego. Ah, the good old days when you could do that!
  20. I still haven’t made it to the other two (Alaska and Hawaii) states.
  21. I’m afraid of heights.
  22. I love planes and roller coasters.
  23. I read really quickly.
  24. My very first memory was sitting on a tortoise in the San Diego Zoo at two years old.
  25. I’m great at BBQing! But I blew up a gas grill my senior year in high school.
  26. Next time I buy a vehicle, it will be a hybrid… but it’ll still be an SUV.
  27. I never did drugs and I’ve only been drunk once.
  28. That said – A glass of wine or a margarita (or two) are high on my list of ways to unwind after a long day.
  29. I trust people very quickly.
  30. I hate being lied to. I rather hear something I don’t like than have someone lie and say something nice.
  31. My favorite cartoon character is Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.
  32. When I do sleep – I have very vivid dreams.
  33. I’d love to be a work from home or stay at home mom if I’m ever blessed with kids.
  34. My biggest fear is never falling in love and getting married.
  35. Unlike most women – I’ve never wanted a big wedding.
  36. I’m very sarcastic.
  37. Because I’m so shy – I have acquired the skill of being able to say something, walk away, and have someone realize that I said something shocking a few minutes later.
  38. I love shoes… but I’d rather be barefoot.
  39. When I’m sad, I like to buy presents for people. It cheers me up!
  40. I’d rather listen than talk.
  41. I LOVE jewelry! But only the good stuff; no costume jewelry.
  42. I don’t tell my hairdresser what I want done…he has complete creative license.
  43. One of my grandfathers taught me to recite the alphabet backwards at 4 years old.
  44. I believe in psychics and ghosts.
  45. I’m really stubborn.
  46. My camera is always with me.
  47. I’d rather be cold than hot.
  48. One of my grandfathers used to call me “Dumb Dora”. It sounds mean, but from him, it was a term of endearment.
  49. When it comes to board games – I’m very competitive!
  50. I find ironing soothing.
  51. I have a hard time saying “no” to people.
  52. If/when I have kids – I REFUSE to give them traditional names (i.e. Matthew, Elizabeth, Michael, Katherine). God help my future hubby.
  53. I do my best thinking and cleaning in the middle of the night.
  54. I’m a big theater buff.
  55. When I’m nervous, I crack my knuckles…ICK!
  56. I love my freckles.
  57. I give great massages.
  58. I drink iced coffee all year round.
  59. I am a pillow snob! I only use king sized down pillows.
  60. If you stole my iPod, you would find the most random music.
  61. I’m petrified of needles… but have two tattoos.
  62. I make sure I volunteer at least every other month on a service project.
  63. There is NO way that you’ll get me to watch a horror flick.
  64. My favorite colors are pink, green and black.
  65. I think that everything happens for a reason.
  66. I find something to laugh about EVERY single day.
  67. No one is allowed to smoke in my car…EVER.
  68. I’m extremely ticklish!
  69. I’m very organized… but don’t mind a little clutter now and then.
  70. Going to Wal-Mart makes me feel better about my life. It’s not meant to be mean (honestly), but I always leave feeling smarter, prettier and saner.
  71. I’m a little OCD about making sure the dogs get brushed every day.
  72. There is always money floating around my purse.
  73. I’m a hugger… but I’m pretty good a gauging who doesn’t share in that sentiment.
  74. I’ve already started knitting Christmas presents for people.
  75. I took dance classes for 12 years.
  76. I’ve been told I have a good voice…but I don’t sing in front of many people.
  77. I only tease the people I love.
  78. For a long time, I thought I was going to be a lawyer when I “grew up”.
  79. I’d love to write a book some day.
  80. I am a hopeless romantic. Some day my Prince will come, right?
  81. I love thunderstorms.
  82. One of my favorite sounds is the sigh Beckett lets out when I pick him up every night when I get home from work.
  83. My other favorite sound is laughter from my friends/family.
  84. I’m thankful to wear contact lenses; I think I look icky in glasses.
  85. I can have entire conversations in movie and song quotes.
  86. I watched the entire first season of True Blood in a day this past weekend.
  87. Christmas will always be a little bit of a bittersweet holiday for me.
  88. I believe that it’s never too late to say you’re sorry or to forgive someone.
  89. If you judge my by my dog’s names (Peach Blossom, Carmella Bay, Meadow Breeze & Beckett Scout), it would seem that I’m a closet hippie.
  90. It’s rare that I let the gas in my car get below half a tank.
  91. I’m pretty sure that I have a cardigan in every imaginable color.
  92. My two favorite flavors of ice cream are coffee and mint chocolate chip.
  93. I love chocolate… but hate both chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream.
  94. I have fantastic hearing, which means I hear things I shouldn’t sometimes.
  95. I think life is too short to be a drama queen.
  96. Other than Dancing With The Stars, I’m not really a fan of reality TV.
  97. I can tell you what was playing on the radio/CD player/iPod during all of my happiest and saddest moments; I associate songs with each event in my life.
  98. I love living in a city where all our sports teams elicit such fanatical responses from people.
  99. During college all my friends used to make me cut their hair for them…even though I never went through any type of hair dressing training.
  100. I think I’m boring.

I cannot believe how many entries I got for my little giveaway! Tiney, I think half of them came from people that found me through you. YOU ROCK!! Stay tuned, I'll be doing another giveaway this weekend.

Without further ado....

1st Prize goes to Sara at Unwrap Life! You get your green Coach wristlet. :-)

2nd Prize goes to Tiney!! See, it paid off missy - you get your pink Coach wristlet!

3rd Prize goes to Kathie at My Net Finds! A beautiful blue Coach wristlet is ready to come your way.

Congrats, ladies!! Email me your mailing address, OK?


  1. GET OUT!!!!!!!!!! I cannot bleeeeeeeeeeeeping believe it! Are you bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeping serious? OMG, I am sooooooooooooooo bleeping excited!!!!!!! Mother bleeping wooooooooooooooooo bleeping hoooooooooooooooo!
    :::::::::::::doing a bleeping happy dance::::::::::
    Okay, I promise to come by tomorrow and read your 100 things!!!!!!! I'm too excited to read it now!

    Justine bleeping Oko

  2. You make me smile, Justine!!!

  3. I'm totally with you on the Wal Mart thing! Yeah for 100!

  4. I love the Wal-mart comment. I should try that sometime!

  5. We have a lot in common!!! yay, I won! :-) Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway!!! I'll be e-mailing you soon :-)

  6. HOLD THE PHONE. You think you're BORING?!!!?!!! WRONG, lady!

  7. I would still work if I won the lottery too, I would just take more fantastic vacations :)
    You watched True Blood this weekend? Without me?!? LOL I am thinking of buying the first season. I have the 2nd book ready for you, also your headphones, somehow, I wound up with them :)

  8. Okay, I came back to read your 100 just like I promised!
    First, WHY do you carry your passport with you all the time? Are you doing something illegal that may cause you to have to flee the country on a moment's notice? LOL
    Where and what are your tattoos? I have 4 myself.
    I can't sleep without a very loud fan on. If the power goes out, I'm toast.
    Mmmm... coffee. I just started liking it iced once in a while, but I adore my hot coffee STRONG.
    Wait, you're afraid of heights yet you love roller coasters? What's wrong with this picture?
    Why would you want to work full time even if you won the lottery? Yeah, I remember from a past post that you're a workaholic, but come on!
    Storms... I love them too! I've even got a post going up in a few hours about it.
    Love chocolate but hate chocolate ice cream and cake? That makes NO sense.
    Ghosts!!!!!!!! Please tell me you watch Ghost Hunters on SciFi! Please!!!!

    Justine :o )

  9. Loved your 100. I'm so with you on the needles (I have the exact same fear and number of tats, lol) and the Walmart trips. In fact we are alike on a lot. Maybe long lost sisters, lol

  10. Congrats to the winners! [sigh... really hoping it would have been me...]

    Love your 100 also!

  11. love the 100 things about you :)
    congrats to the lucky winners!

  12. Wow, I share a few things in common with you. I love reading fun facts about people. Congrats to the winners!!

  13. I LOVE number 37 that is just friggin' amazing. :)

  14. I loved your list, thanks for sharing! I have to say I agree with you on 3, 10, 33, 45 and 50. And 70 made me laugh since I can't stand Wal-mart and NEVER shop there.

  15. um ... am I actually going to be able to comment? I got a new computer ... lets see ...


  17. "short hairy people who don't speak clearly." Hee hee! Love it! (Even if I didn't win.)

  18. Awesome list!

    We have something in common, #4!

  19. I always thought people that did this were very cool. I can barely think of three things about myself : ). 100 would surely kill me! How fascinating about visiting all of the states at such a young age. So cool!

  20. I love this post! You don't sound boring AT ALL!!

    (Hubby and I were in Wal-Mart last weekend and we felt the same way when we walked out...I rarely go in there.)


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