Wow. It seems like I just started blogging and was all concerned that no one would care to read it. 100 posts and 72 followers later here we are! Thank you all for feeding my obsession with myself, my kids, Edward Cullen, and putting up with my sarcastic sense of humor....or lack there of
For the big 100 I thought I would highlight 100 things that I love. In groups of 10.....
The Rambler gave me a great idea to try and get 100 comments on my 100th post so please go tell your friends to come and worship me.....attention whore that I am. Go give me some love on your blog!! If you are brand shiny new and want to fall in love with me at first sight..and who would'nt....then read THIS It is a tale of bravery in the face of loss......
My top 10 Favorite books (or series since Twilight would take up 4 books) in no particular order
1)The Twilight Series. Duh
2)The Harry Potter Series
3)The Great Gatsby
4)Flowers in the Attic
5)The Shopaholic Series
6)The Time Traveler's Wife
7) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
8) My Sister's Keeper
9)A Million Little Pieces (yes even after the truth came out)
10)The Gossip Girl Series
10 favorite movies
1)Dirty Dancing--"Nobody puts baby in the corner"
2)Goonies-"Hey, you guys!"
4)The Breakfast Club (words to live by:Andrew: "Why do you have to insult everybody?"John Bender: "I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference.")
5)Titanic-"I'll never let go...."
6)Beaches-But enough about me, let's talk about you... what do YOU think of me?
7)Shag the Movie-"Y'all is the horniest bunch of white folks I ever seen!"
8)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-you cannot beat lickable wallpaper...wonder if it comes in Merlot?
9)The Parent Trap-(the original one) "I'm not saying a word. Not one single word."
10)Sixteen Candles "Oh sexy giiiiirrlllllfrieeeeeend"
10 Favorite TV Shows
1)Lost-even though I want to bang my head on a wall while watching it
2)House-yeah, um. Can he be my gynecologist. Yes I DID just go there
3)Bones-however if Booth and Bones don't get busy soon I may stop watching
4)America's Next Top Model--FIERCE
5)American Idol-after the auditions....those make me crazy
6)Beverly Hills 90210 Dyan and Kelly were SO soulmates
7)90210--trying to bring back the olden days but doesn't QUITE hit it....still love it through
8)Intervention--I love being reminded that some people are more jacked up than I am
9)Cold Case--this is my secret career choice--but I don't like dead people
10)Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (seriously.....makes me smile to watch my baby girl watch "her friends"
10 places that that I would love to travel to:
2)France.....but not Paris....somewhere south---wine
3)Cabo San Lucas-beach
5)Hawaii-beach and wine....must be heaven
6)Maine....somewhere on the coast-seafood
7)England-get back to my roots
8)Los Angeles-because I'm a stalker and I would love to chase down a celebrity
9)Ireland-again with the roots....
10 favorite places that I have been
1)Disney World--I love it even more as an adult then I did as a child.
2)Xcaret in the Rivera Maya--underground snorkeling and swimming with dolphins....so awesome
3)Boston--home of the New Kids and was a kick ass get together with my mommy friends
4)Holden Beach, NC-summer vacation every year!
5)Biltmore Estate in NC--they have a winery.....
6)New Orleans--very cool to see even if I did have a one year old with me at the time
7)Cancun---drunken spring break with my sorority sisters----crappy hotel though
8)The Dunns River Falls in Jamaica---I did not hurt myself and THAT was an accomplishment
9)Key West--an entire street to party on....this is a happy place
10)Chicago--only been one time....fun shopping!
10 favorite posts on my blog
10)You can read my fairy tale HERE Be warned...it is not for the faint of heart
9)My first venture into Dear Diary Thursday....I call my mom a garden tool HERE
8)Say my name right or I will cut you...... HERE
7) Read about how cool I USED to be HERE
6)My first Letter to my children
5)A letter written by Mallory
4) Pierce's response
3) Introducing you to myFIRST baby....way before kids....
2)The sarcastic things I was thankful for last Thanksgiving HERE
1)Yes this was very recent but I meant ever word of it HERE
10 Things I would take if I were stranded on an island (other then my kids)
1)My iPod--cannot live without it
2)My phone--I need it to facebook about being stuck on an island
3)My computer--for blogging
4)My Ugg Boots-they keep your feet at body temperature no matter WHERE you are
5)My makeup--to look pretty when I get saved
6)My Mary Jane Crocs-they are cute AND practical for being stranded on a beach
7)My Tiffany Tag bracelet....the first piece of jewelry Joe ever bought me--memories.....
8)My Wedding set-so that when I DO get rescued by a hot pirate (Johnny Depp) I can remind him and myself that I am spoken for
9)My book collection (okay, I cant just pick ONE)
10)My scrapbook stuff ---gotta scrapbook those memories of being stranded
10 Things You May Not Know About Me:
1)I hate the dentist. The thought of getting a filling makes me all anxiety-y
2)I no longer have a relationship with my father. I have not seen or spoken to him in over 10 years. I am okay with this.
3)My favorite years in school always hit every other year. 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade were my FAVORITES
4)I went to THE Ohio State University
5)While I was there I was an Alpha Omicron Pi sister
6)I am a video game nerd.....big time.
7)I once had...ahem....relations with my boyfriend in a library while in college
5)I do not like beer. I never have and will never "acquire the taste for it" like everyone always told me. I was the girl in school pouring a bottle of wine into a "to go cup" to take to parties where I knew there would only be beer
4)I have very strange taste in food....I like anchovies, raw oysters and could eat blue cheese by the pound
3)I have only had c-sections, never had to push (never dilated) and I think having babies the old fashioned way is kind of strange
2)Some of my best childhood memories are from spending summers in New Jersey with the father that I no longer have a relationship with. This has nothing really to do with him but more with the friends that I made there....2 of who I still keep in touch with.
1)My mom ran over my foot once with her car. It was my fault. I jumped out while it was still moving. It hurt.
10 Jobs that I have had:
1)Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
2)Ponderosa Steakhouse.....the ONLY time I have been a waitress
3)The Library at Ohio State.....if you are smart you will make a connection here
4)The Office for Disability Services at Ohio State....very cool job....I got to put books onto tape for visually impaired students and also read and scribe tests for them.
5)Victoria's Secret---hello free bras!
6)Elder Beerman (also retail)
7)A Tanning Salon
8)The Traveling Vineyard.....In home Wine Consultant....THIS was a fun job
9)Fire Insurance Underwriter
10)Health Insurance Underwriter
10 Things That Rock About Being ME
10)I live in a great city that has tons of cool stuff to do. Both for adults AND kids. We have the best college football team and awesome shopping. I never want to move.
9)My husband is the best man I have ever met. He is a wonderful father and a wonderful husband. Some might say I take a special person to put up with me.....he is it. I am lucky to have him and I am happy to be spending my life with my soul mate.
8)My kids kick ass. yeah, they don't respect sleep and I pretty much live as a zombie most days but they are so funny, sweet, cuddly and lovable that I just cant bring myself to sell them on eBay
7)I have a cool mom. Granted she gives me opinions more then I would like but other then that she is like a BFF....she is fun, likes to have a good time and makes me laugh with her randomness
6)My friends rock. I have the best friends EVER. My college girlfriends and I are still close...I love spending time with them and love watching as we all "grow up" together. Those of us that have kids....I love watching THEM grow up together.....those of you that still have that coming down the line....I cannot WAIT to help you plan your weddings and teach you how to not break your kids. My mommy board friends.....you don't need me to tell you how much I love you all....we have something special that many people don't ever have in their lives, it has been unreal going on this journey with you all.
5)I scrapbook like a mad fool. Okay, so maybe not everyone will think this is something COOL....but I do. When God made me he seemed to forget to give me coordination (that went to my sister) or any sort of musical talent (brother)...no athletic ability (sister again) but he DID give me enough talent to take semi decent pics and put them all together in pretty little packages that I call scrapbooks. And like I tell Joe (usually when he is pissed at how much money my "talent" costs) Preserving our family memories is hard work.
4)Not only do I have a job....I have one that I like. I have been fortunate enough to work for the same company for 11 years. I have never had a supervisor that I did not like, I have made very close friends here that make the time go by fast, and my mom works one floor up.
3)I grew up in and still have a very close extended family. My mom is one of 7 kids....I have tons of cousins and my grandparents on this side are still alive. Holidays are chaotic but they are fun. I'm glad that my kids are growing up with all of these crazy people too.
2)I take pride in being a good person. If I love you I will do anything for you. I am honest to the point of being blunt, I will not lie to you (except when I shop at the scrapbook store) and if you need me to cut someone for you I will. Nothing pisses me off more then someone doing something shady to someone I love.
1)And the last thing that rocks about being me......I have the MAD capability to nap at any given time. Not in a narcolepsy kind of way but if I need a nap I can nap like it is my JOB. None of this half asleep on the couch with the TV on crap (JOE). I'm talking full on jammies in the bed with my curtains drawn. Now I'm tired.
I hope you enjoyed my 100th post. If you didn't....eh, never mind. I will be nice today.