Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

In honor of my birthday - and because I felt like it - here is a list of 100 things about me:

  1. If I could, I would sleep until 9am every day.
  2. My favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip.
  3. Growing up, I had straight hair. After I had kids, it went wavy. Now it's just difficult.
  4. Exercise is like a free therapy session.
  5. Fall is my favorite season.
  6. I have never broken a bone.
  7. I didn't know how to freestyle swim until my husband taught me.
  8. I am scuba-certified.
  9. I secretly yearn to be the best hostess on the block.
  10. I miss my kids when they're not with me - even if we're apart for just a few hours.
  11. Birds freak me out.
  12. I can't run any more because I have bone fragments floating in my ankle.
  13. I have never watched Survivor, Lost, or Alias. Am I missing out?
  14. I cry when watching Biggest Loser. Not every episode, but a lot of them.
  15. I am terrible at craft projects because I hate to measure & generally just wing it. Incredibly, it usually turns out OK.
  16. I am quite lazy, but have a strong sense of guilt that overrides the laziness.
  17. I make all the bread we eat.
  18. I love People magazine, but am not allowed to have a subscription. That's probably for the best.
  19. Diamonds go with everything.
  20. I am terrible at keeping plants alive.
  21. Forget bananas - Carne Asada might be the perfect food.
  22. I like my tacos on flour tortillas, not corn.
  23. I have it on good authority that Martha Stewart might be related to Satan. Don't quote me on that.
  24. I love a house with hydrangeas in the yard.
  25. I am glad we no longer have cable, as I might never leave the house due to the imminent viewing of a RHONY/ Jerseylicious/ Hoarders/ Toddlers-n-Tiaras/ Basketball Wives marathon.
  26. I prefer grapefruit or citrus scented cleaning products.
  27. I have flat feet.
  28. I have only been to the hospital 4 times in my life (for myself).
  29. If I could, I would own vacation homes in Colorado and Hawaii.
  30. I travelled through Europe for 2 weeks by myself.
  31. My favorite American city is New York.
  32. My favorite European city is Paris.
  33. I have one half-sister who is 9 years younger than I am.
  34. Growing up I had a puppy named Pepper.
  35. I would love to learn to play tennis.
  36. I like pink.
  37. As a child we had a tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas Eve.
  38. I believe I still have not “peaked”.
  39. I have a Master’s Degree in a field that I have never worked in.
  40. I have lived in 4 different states since being married.
  41. My first car was a VW Rabbit.
  42. I look at houses online “for fun”.
  43. I think I’d be really good at flipping houses for profit.
  44. I went to college in Arizona.
  45. I've been on a cruise, and don’t need to repeat the experience.
  46. I like to always have painted toenails.
  47. I think that society has taken casual Friday too far.
  48. I am blood type O-Negative. Universal donor!
  49. I watched all of Ronald Reagan’s funeral on TV.
  50. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art.
  51. I love hot chocolate.
  52. I cannot stand yellow mustard.
  53. Hamburgers must be ordered without pickles.
  54. Cupcakes are one of my top 5 favorite foods.
  55. I helped bail someone out of jail.
  56. I think 78 degrees is the perfect temperature.
  57. I don’t have a favorite book or movie.
  58. I read so quickly that I seldom ever buy books – it just seems wasteful.
  59. I love to fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on a beach.
  60. I have worked since I was 15.
  61. I have not had a traffic ticket in 10 years.
  62. As a child in Southern California, I distinctly remember The Night Stalker. I slept with my windows closed & locked – in the middle of summer – for months.
  63. I have been inside Elizabeth Taylor’s home (yes, THE Elizabeth Taylor).
  64. I love jewelry but wear very little of it.
  65. I have 7 ear piercings but only wear earrings in 2 of them.
  66. My dream car is a Range Rover, but I will probably never drive one because I think they are ridiculously expensive.
  67. I have blue eyes.
  68. I cannot sleep in my contact lenses.
  69. I hate loud noises, and I am especially sensitive to alarms and the sound of static.
  70. I think you can’t get good sushi outside of the West Coast.
  71. I have owned one house.
  72. My favorite fall/winter uniform is jeans, a black sweater, & Uggs.
  73. I would like to take a cooking class from a professional school.
  74. I think high-fives are ridiculous when delivered by anyone over the age of 5.
  75. My first trip to Canada was last year.
  76. The furthest I have been into Mexico is Tijuana.
  77. I was born in California, went to high school in Colorado, college in Arizona, and graduate school in Louisiana. I don’t consider any of them “home”.
  78. I never balance our checkbook.
  79. I will eat fish, but don’t really enjoy it.
  80. I prefer to read historical fiction or mystery novels.
  81. My perfect house would have a large kitchen with plenty of counter space, and a reading nook with a fireplace & an armchair to curl up in.
  82. I have never mowed a lawn.
  83. When we remodeled the bathroom in our house, I did all the tile work.
  84. I was chosen “Outstanding Senior Printmaker” when I graduated from college.
  85. When I met my husband I knew he was “The One”. It only took a year for me to convince him.
  86. I consider blogstalking a semi-hobby.
  87. As a child, every Saturday night was Taco Night. I couldn’t enjoy tacos for a good 10 years after I moved out.
  88. I am easily influenced by marketing, but slow to act.
  89. I am terrible at home decorating.
  90. Unless I am camping, I detest eating off paper plates and using plastic utensils.
  91. I am usually very quiet in a group, but it's because I am nervous around large crowds, not because I don't like you.
  92. My dream vacation would be to go to New Zealand for 2 weeks.
  93. I love foods with lemon: lemon meringue pie, lemon pound cake, lemon pudding, lemon bars….
  94. I have owned 1 new car in my life. It was totaled less than a year after I bought it (not my fault).
  95. I like to paint my bedroom walls a soft grey color.
  96. I sleep with heavy curtains on the windows to shut out ALL the light.
  97. I enjoy DIY projects around the house.
  98. I think Thank You notes are the glue of polite society.
  99. I like very thin - almost crepe-like - pancakes.
  100. My favorite candy is chocolate covered gummy bears.
Thanks to Jen for the inspiration in creating this list!


Matt and Erin Pitcher said...

Happy birthday! Good idea--I loved getting to know you a little better.

Ashley said...

Happy bday Amy. Boy have I missed your posts. You are one creative gal and I agree, I have loved reading these fun facts about you and getting to know you better!
Hope your super spoiled on your bday. :)

Liz said...

Happy Birthday, AmyFriend, and thanks for this list. I enjoyed it immensely. P.S. I recently discovered the wonder of chocolate gummy candy. Last Easter, I ate gummy worms and Cadbury mini eggs at the same time . . . mmmm.