Friday, October 24, 2008

1000th post!

This is my 1000th post!! Amazing. I'm amazed that I have thought of 1000 things to blog about. Okay I'm not that amazed. Actually I'm not amazed at all. I was the girl that through my entire school career got a minus (as opposed to a check, or better yet a PLUS!) in the 'Talks Only with Permission' category. Hmmm. Who would have thought that would come in handy someday?

I digress.

This month is also my 3 year bloggy-versary. 3 years of blogging is pretty much a miracle for a girl that has serious issues with follow-through! If there would have been a 'Follows through with everything she starts' category, I would probably have gotten a minus as well...hmmm.

So, in honor of my 1000 post, I thought that I would write 1000 things about me.


I seriously would never bore you with that. I'm not that egocentric cruel. I am, however, going to bore you 100 Things About Me. I never did that little right of passage when I did my 100th post, so I thought I'd do it now. I just hope I can think of 100 things.

Here goes...

  1. I have never broken a bone...
  2. Unless you count my nose which my mom says I broke when I was a baby and fell out of my crib. Lots of people don't count the nose because they say it's cartilage - tomato, tomato?
  3. I digress all the time. It drives, The Love nuts!
  4. When I was a child I wanted to be a truck driver.
  5. I am obsessed with cleaning...
  6. and 409 is my favorite cleaning product...
  7. followed closely by the magic eraser.
  8. My parents divorced when I was 5.
  9. When I sleep at night, I have to sleep with a fan on.
  10. My favorite food in the whole, wide, world is pizza. Love it!! Could eat it every day.
  11. I bungee jumped when I was 18.
  12. I would love to go sky diving someday.
  13. My dream vacation, for just The Love and I, is Tahiti. I want to stay in a bungalow, with a glass bottom, that is perched above the water.
  14. My dream vacation, for the whole family, is to take a year off from life and travel all the continents together.
  15. The first dream vacation will happen, the second one will probably only be a month or two and through Europe - says The Love. I can compromise...sometimes.
  16. I'm neither a night person or a morning person.
  17. When I was in 5th grade I sang, "Thy Word" in front of my entire school and pee'd my pants.
  18. After my 3 pregnancies I have cut my hair off and given it to Locks of Love.
  19. I never finished my degree...
  20. and have no regrets about that.
  21. I bite my fingernails and find that absolutely disgusting.
  22. I love to go to the gym.
  23. I was adopted when I was 3 months old...
  24. and am CONVINCED I'm my mother's favorite!
  25. When I was a child I took ice skating lessons for many years.
  26. I scrapbook in the evenings...
  27. and am currently working on the girlies scrapbooks.
  28. My first kiss was a boy who had braces and I was terrified our braces would get stuck together. They didn't.
  29. I do not want to be cremated when I die - Did you hear that Love?!
  30. I am terrible at returning email.
  31. Colorado is my favorite state.
  32. I have vivid dreams that I typically remember.
  33. I LOVE Halloween and costumes!!
  34. Someday I want to have a house in the mountains.
  35. And one by the sea.
  36. I was 1, of about 35, chosen out of 800 applicants to open a Planet Hollywood in St. Louis. (It was pretty spectacular and about as close to be a celebrity that I will ever get. I know, pretty pathetic!)
  37. I have a 110 pound dog named Titan.
  38. I love John Denver.
  39. I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day for breakfast.
  40. I used to be a voracious reader.
  41. While I don't have much time to read anymore, I still manage a book every couple of months.
  42. My favorite author is Ken Gire.
  43. When I was a kid we didn't have a tv.
  44. I have the worst memory when it comes to movies. I can never remember what a movie was about.
  45. Except for the Sound of Music. It's my all time favorite movie!
  46. I was voted 'Most Outgoing' for my Senior class and tied for 'Best Dressed'.
  47. I have very eclectic taste in music.
  48. I make up the most odd nick-names for my children.
  49. I love commas and overuse them all the time.
  50. When I met Joseph I knew he wanted to be a doctor...
  51. I just didn't really know what that meant!
  52. I love school supplies.
  53. I crave depth & authenticity - in relationships, conversations..
  54. and I have a hard time with surface - relationships, conversations, ect.
  55. Target is my favorite store.
  56. Followed very closely by White House Black Market.
  57. Joseph and I want to do medical missions some day!
  58. The Hills is on my DVR - so embarrassing to admit!
  59. I'm faithful about going to the dentist every 6 months.
  60. And I like to start my kids early and am faithful about their appointments.
  61. I would consider myself shy. I really am an introvert stuck in an extroverts body!
  62. I love to make lists.
  63. I watch Super Nanny to feel better about my parenting skills.
  64. I once received a $100 tip!
  65. Since being in the military I have always been a part of a Spouses Club.
  66. Christmas music makes me happy.
  67. I have a tendency to take on leadership roles.
  68. I grew up going to church...
  69. but never really encountered The One who changed my life until I was 22.
  70. I love reese's peanut butter cups!
  71. If I had to get a job, I would want to be a real estate agent.
  72. Until I was about 12 I believed there were unicorns.
  73. I take care of all the monthly finances in out house...
  74. and hate it!
  75. I drink (minimally) 2 quarts of Christal Light a day. (there are probably carcinogens in it that will kill me when I'm 40!)
  76. I always considered myself to be a free spirit...
  77. until I had kids. Now I am a total control freak.
  78. I have a really hard time hanging up on telemarketers.
  79. One of my all time favorite verses is Micah 6:8.
  80. I'm really proud of myself for being able to run 5 miles...
  81. and hope that I can increase that without injury.
  82. I like pretty note cards.
  83. I've watched the entire series of Dawson's Creek. And cried when it ended!
  84. I don't have a lot of holiday decorations...
  85. but wish I did.
  86. When I was 10 my dad took us on a 3 month vacation around the western part of the US..
  87. Then the next summer we did the eastern part.
  88. If I didn't open the mail in our house, no one would.
  89. When I make dinner, I like for all colors to be represented.
  90. I like coach purses.
  91. I tell Joseph the same stories over and over because I forget that I've told him.
  92. I wish my hubby had a job where he made $200 a year and never had to go to work.
  93. I use the Max Lucado bible for my quiet time devotions.
  94. I am the complete opposite of a pack rat.
  95. I slept in Denali National park while I was 7 months pregnant...
  96. while sharing the tent with a 2 year old.
  97. I have been within 20 feet of a wild bear on several occasions.
  98. I really, really, really like jewelry.
  99. I love to organize things.
  100. I'm shocked I came up with 100 things about myself!


Jessi said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary! 1000 posts...nearly 1 post/day...that's impressive!

I enjoyed reading your list. I laughed when I read that you, too, drink too much Crystal Light (Raspberry Tea is my current fav)...a girl can only take in so much water. I also knew that my future husband wanted to become a doctor. I remember thinking "how wonderful"...and while, I still think it's wonderful, I just didn't know what 'we' were signing up for. ;-) And your dream vacation sounds so dreamy...I'd push for it as a 'graduation' present. ;-)

PS. It's did weigh in go today?

bergstromfam5 said...

he, he, he! When I saw that you were going to write 100 things about yourself, I didn't believe it. Then I saw you weren't kidding and wasn't going to read them all, but started anyway and made it to the end!

allboys4us said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! Fun to read your 100 things! :) I went skydiving but bungee jumping was too scary for me!

carami said...

"My dream vacation, for just The Love and I, is Tahiti. I want to stay in a bungalow, with a glass bottom, that is perched above the water"

i would be afraid that the glass would break and that you will fall in a get attacked by sharks and then end up on tv on shark week on animal planet.
and i have a 4.0 GPA now :D

Sab Mad said...


I'm shocked that someone with your importance, large number of friends, and (now) intelligence would visit my little ole' blog!


I love you little sista...when are you moving in?

Sab Mad said...

ps - you know if I was on shark week, being eaten my a massive shark, you'd watch!

And probably laugh you evil child!

when are you moving in?

Michele Crandall said...

I knew some of those things about you...but not all!
love you

The Mother Hen said...

Congratulations, my friend!!


Anonymous said...

Number 17 was my favorite.
katie Lyy

Sab Mad said...

K8 - why does that NOT suprise me?!

Sincerely Anna said...

Wow - 1000 posts! Happy Blogiversary! Loved the list and we have a ton of things in common that I didn't even realize before. I especially love how you tell Joseph the same stories over and over...and how it drives him nuts that you digress. We married the same kind of man...Mike often gives me the "keep going" sign when I tell a story. :) But without us, dinners with friends would be booooring. LOL