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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

This was fun

I saw this activity on a couple of favorite blogs and decided to give it a try. It was fun to do.

One Hundred Things About Me

  1. I love orangey roses, especially "Brass Band."
  2. Disneyland is my favorite place to play.
  3. I was jealous of Minnie Mouse when I was little and still have a hard time warming up to the character.
  4. I successfully attracted Monarch butterflies to reproduce in our yard.
  5. Pink is my favorite color.
  6. I don't wear perfume but my favorite fragrance is Canoe, a men's cologne.
  7. I love to collect stuff (faeries, Disneyland memorabilia, Kewpies, Marjolein Bastin knick-knacks and Jiminy Cricket stuff, dolls and teddy bears, Boyd's Folkstone snowmen, Santa Claus figurines, Royal Dalton Brambly Hedge miniature china, miniature Christmas ornaments)
  8. I loved cats my whole life until I spent a year breeding Himalayans.
  9. I love teaching history but am tired of teaching kids.
  10. I have never liked heat or sun; I love rain and cold.
  11. I'm a bleeding-heart, left-wing liberal. Democrats have become too conservative for me.
  12. If I could finish one major project from my stash each year, I would need to live to 106 to empty my stash.
  13. I prefer hand sewing to using a machine.
  14. I rarely complete or frame projects; I just love the process and don't care if anything gets finished.
  15. My two adult sons and one daughter-in-law live with us and I love it!
  16. After a lifetime in Southern California I will move to the Rockies of Northern Utah in seventeen months.
  17. I make porcelain dolls.
  18. I'm a lace doily, ruffled chintz girly-girl stuck for 25 years in a house full of men (did I mention I love having my DIL living with me?)
  19. Chocolate puts a new perspective on just about any problem.
  20. The first romance I remember reading was "Cinderella." I was probably six or seven.
  21. I still love to read romances.
  22. I also like Dan Brown and the Harry Potter books. I want to read The Eldest, sequel to Eragon by Christopher Paolini.
  23. I hate to cook but love to bake.
  24. I make the world's best chocolate chip cookies.
  25. I studied Chado (Japanese Tea Ceremony) for three years.
  26. I married one of my college professors 35 years ago this June.
  27. I'm 13 years younger than my husband.
  28. I like to build things and have, "all by me onesie," built decks, raised planters (wooden and block), trellises and other garden hardscape.
  29. I will spend six hours making one scrapbook layout and love every minute of it.
  30. I take some of my best pictures from the car moving at 70 miles per hour.
  31. The most beautiful piece of music ever written is "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland.
  32. I love the music of Cat Stevens.
  33. A line from Billy Joel's "My Life" had a profound effect on my life ("...Either way it's OK, you wake up with yourself.")
  34. I still grieve for John Denver.
  35. I will read the same book over and over and over...
  36. Same with movies.
  37. The only thing I watch consistently on TV is Stephen Colbert's "The Word."
  38. I listen to whatever my husband is watching on TV while I do handwork.
  39. I don't like even listening to football games (is it over yet?)
  40. Dodger announcer Vin Scully is the voice of spring.
  41. I have an AA in Physical Education and a B.A in History.
  42. My sixth great-grandparents on my father's side are also my sixth great-grandparents on my mother's side, even though my father's parents were from the North (PA) and my mother's from the South (TX and AR).
  43. I like to pull weeds.
  44. I am proud of the violets that have volunteered all over my yard.
  45. I live in one of the areas featured in Disney's Soarin' Over California.
  46. I hate Las Vegas.
  47. Except for Nancy's Quilts.
  48. I love watercolor paintings.
  49. I saw Christo's Umbrellas in California.
  50. I want to see Christo's Arkansas River, CO, work.
  51. I want to go to Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea.
  52. I have no interest in Disneyland, Paris.
  53. Someday I will tour the needlework shops of Great Britain.
  54. I still have a Santa Christmas ornament that my dance teacher gave to me when I was 8.
  55. I love Jesus and believe the world would be a better place if people followed his teachings.
  56. Especially the Christians. I am not a Christian.
  57. The most exciting movie I ever saw was Star Wars in 1977.
  58. I always watch all the credits of a movie because I love the music. Sometimes, like in Pirates..., there's a reward.
  59. When I saw Jurassic Park, it was the first time I heard people applaud the credits.
  60. I used to clog. I loved it until I got heel spurs (fasciitis) in both feet.
  61. I hate talking on the telephone.
  62. My husband uses most of my cell phone minutes because I don't.
  63. Sweet Peas are my favorite flower.
  64. I used cloth diapers on both of my sons.
  65. I will build a green (environmentally responsible) house when I move to Utah.
  66. I will plant my yard with indiginous, xeric plants.
  67. But I will not give up my SUV.
  68. Jack Sparrow is the most fascinating character that's ever been depicted in a movie.
  69. Johnny Depp is strange.
  70. I have never smoked - anything.
  71. I have never drunk anything alcoholic.
  72. I can't stand the bubbles in soda pop so I don't drink colas.
  73. I drink lots of water and sometimes milk but that's about it.
  74. I think the Pledge of Allegiance should be changed to, "...one nation, under the Constitution..."
  75. I've been in or through 28 of the 50 states.
  76. Northeast Kansas is my favorite part of the country.
  77. I've taken eighth-graders to Washington, D.C., four times.
  78. I get tears in my eyes when I see the Constitution at the National Archives - every time.
  79. Broccoli makes me gag, so I refuse to eat it.
  80. I love history so much that I've studied my sons' family history for 25 years and learned that I am part Cherokee an that my earliest immigrant ancestor came to Jamestown in 1622.
  81. I share an ancestor with Thomas Jefferson, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington and Robert E. Lee.
  82. George Bush has the same ancestor; this makes me want to puke.
  83. My favorite holiday is Christmas.
  84. My tree has 1500 colored lights.
  85. My favorite part of Christmas is filling stockings.
  86. I've made fourteen very complex, very beautiful stockings for family members.
  87. I love to decorate for other holidays, too, and have wonderful pieces for Halloween and Easter.
  88. One year on Ostara I put out tiny treats for the faeries. It was the only year the fairy lilies came up and bloomed in that flower bed.
  89. I love the photos by Anne Geddes where she makes sleeping babies into bugs and flowers. I think some of her other work is just creepy.
  90. I can't remember jokes.
  91. If I don't listen to a song all the way to the end, it will get stuck in my head for days.
  92. "It's a Small World" never gets stuck in my head.
  93. I'm a generous person.
  94. I love to give gifts anonymously.
  95. I'm very competitive, but
  96. I'm not a jealous person.
  97. I'm a loyal friend and will work hard to keep in touch with my friends.
  98. Once betrayed, I hold a grudge forever.
  99. I love to hear gossip.
  100. I will keep a secret forever.
  101. I'm astounded that I was able to come up with 100 things to say about myself.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

This is prolly the best one of these lists I've ever read. I really got an idea of who you are.

And I will listen to whatever he is watching on TV while I hand-sew, too.