Saturday, March 25, 2006

100 things about me

1. I am so jealous of everyone else's "100 things about me" list that I decided to create one of my own!
2. I am 6 feet tall
3. That didn't bode well for me in the boy department while in high school
4. Most of my clothes are black even though I don'particularlyly like wearing that color
5. I have one little girl named Iris and another baby on the way
6. I have a Portuguese Water Dog named Lily
7. Naming my child Iris and my dog Lily was not planned
8. I have a fat cat named Benjamin who is by all estimates about 16 years old
9. Benjamin was adopted at the Humane Society
10. I have a sister who is seven years older than me
11. I have a brother who is nine months older than my sister
12. They both have two kids each, two boys and two girls, respectively
13. My dream is to be a stay at home mom and eventually graduate to housewife status
14. Being a parent is much harder than I thought it would be
15. I am a much better parent than I ever thought I would be
16. It is going to be a long, long time before I get married
17. When I do get married, I won't wear a traditional wedding dress
18. Even as a little girl, I never envisioned myself in a traditional wedding dress
19. I have four tattoos, one on each upper arm and two on my back
20. I want at least two more, in honor of my two children
21. I love to read trashy magazines about fashion and celebrities
22. In college I was clinically depressed and suicidal
23. I am now the happiest I've ever been in my life
24. I plan to nurse my children until they no longer want to nurse
25. I plan to co-sleep with my children until they no longer want to co-sleep
26. Co-sleeping with and nursing my daughter are the most delicious things I get to do as a mother
27. It embarasses me to receive compliments
28. I am growing my hair out for the second time in my life so that I can donate it to Locks of Love
29. I have contemplated cutting it before it gets long enough many, many times
30. I miss my parents and wish they would call me more often
31. I am almost constantly jealous of my brother and sister for achieving so many things with their lives
32. My favorite type of food is Mexican
33. You can't really find good Mexican food in Seattle
34. This past summer I accidentally fell in love with Diet Coke
35. It's sooooo good with a fresh lime in it!
36. I had a pretty typical upbringing
37. Except that my parents divorced and then re-married each other
38. I was a vegetarian for 12 years until I got pregnant with Iris
39. Now I eat meat more often than I'd like to admit
40. I hope I can go back to being a vegetarian some day
41. My daughter has my last name and so will the new baby
42. I wish my home looked like a Pottery Barn catalog
43. I don't believe in God
44. The first boy I ever loved committed suicide when I was 16
45. I love to play Backgammon
46. I hate my job and spend most of my time just trying to look busy while I surf the internet
47. The summer when I was 22 I lived and worked on an organic farm
48. I would love to have three or more children
49. Since I don't ever want to be pregnant or give birth again, IÂ’m stopping at two
50. I hate recreational drugs of any kind
51. My boyfriend is a recovering drug addict
52. I'm scared every day of my life that he's going to start doing drugs again
53. I have a severe phobia of snakes
54. I'm mad at myself for spending so much money on my worthless college education
55. It's amazing that I graduated with a 3.0 GPA considering how little I even went to class
56. I know how to weld
57. I have memorized Dr. Seuss's ABC book
58. In high school I had dreadlocks
59. Since I'm a white girl with greasy hair, they didn't stay in very long
60. I tend to fancy myself a photographer
61. I own six cameras but they are all pretty crappy
62. Sex and the City is my favorite television show
63. I've been a bridesmaid twice
64. Cake and ice cream is my favorite dessert
65. I've never been out of the United States
66. I'm incredibly proud that my daughter has never had a drop of formula in her life
67. I plan to achieve this goal with baby #2
68. I wonder when I'll stop refering to the new baby as "baby #2"
69. I read alot of parenting message boards
70. I think dishonesty is the worst trait a person can have
71. It's hard for me not to hold grudges
72. I don't like pie
73. Brach's jelly beans are my favorite candy
74. Especially the black ones
75. I love to play Texas Hold 'em
76. I'm actually pretty good at it, too
77. For a short while I owned an orange and white 1975 VW van
78. I shudder when I think about it, now
79. I was born in Green Bay, WI
80. As a child Lake Michigan was in my back yard
81. I get really nervous if I leave the house without lip balm
82. I used to play on a kickball team, now I just sit on the sidelines and chase Iris
83. My daughter and I look nothing alike
84. This it TOTALLY annoying to me!
85. I watch way more tv than I'd like to admit
86. I have a degree in nutrition
87. You probably wouldn't guess it by looking at what our family eats
88. I can get pretty lazy in the kitchen
89. However, I made most of Iris's food when she was a baby, and today she is the most well-nourished of anyone in our home
90. I wish I had space so that I could garden and raise chickens
91. I met my boyfriend at a garage rock show a local rock club
92. These days I have very little time to listen to music
93. Probably because I watch to much damn television!
94. I cry when I watch tv shows about babies being born
95. My favorite month is October
95. I'm a Libra and a Snake
96. I can't stand camping
97. It is a secret dream of mine to homeschool my children
98. I once did the Danskin triathalon
99. My favorite thing about my boyfriend is how much he loves our daughter and how good of a father he is
100. My favorite thing about myself is how much I love our daughter and how good of a mother I am


  1. Oh ... I am interested in homeschooling too. I'm not sure if I can do it because I'll probably have to go back to work when EJ's 4 years old or so. But if not maybe we could see about starting a homeschool network of families in our neighborhood.

    I can't believe you don't like pie. What's wrong with you?

    I wish I could've breastfed EJ until she wanted to quit. It really was the sweetest thing in the world.

  2. I love reading these... we have a few things in common :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oooooh, great list! I feel like I've learned so much about you and yet feel very similar to you. Too many #'s I related to to list! I would have killed for a VW Bus. I almost bought one but can't drive stick to save my life. Still almost bought it b/c if there was ever a reason to learn a bus was it!

  4. i wanna homeschool too. well, unschool, really. but the babydaddy seems on the fence about it. thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm a Snake, too, and viscerally terrified of them. Been married twice, neither time in a wedding dress.

    After my first daughter was born, I was perplexed that she appeared not to have inherited any of my genes, but I see more of myself in her as she gets older.

  6. We have number 44 in common unfortunately :-(


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