Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My 100 Things

1. I am obsessed with even numbers. Everything has to be even. I even planned my wedding on an even day
2. My only exception is when decorating. Then it’s OK to use groups of three, as long as they are all different sizes
3. I changed my major three times my freshman year
4. I finally quit college after Fall semester my sophomore year
5. I got a really good job that I love and have been at ever since I quit school
6. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up
7. I was born in Oceanside, CA
8. I lived in California until I was 13
9. I was pissed when my parents said we were leaving
10. I lived in Virginia for two years and I loved it
11. I almost flunked my freshman year of high school
12. This was part of the reason my parents decided to move after my freshman year
13. I’ve been in Minnesota ever since
14. My parents got divorced when I was 7
15. But my mom remarried when I was 11, and he’s been my dad ever since
16. My mom and step dad divorced this year
17. I’m still pretty upset about it
18. I almost got a divorce when I was 23
19. We worked through it and I’m glad we did
20. I lost my grandma to breast cancer when I was 21
21. I still miss her a lot
22. I lost my best friend in a car accident when we were 16
23. I still miss her a lot too
24. I still love to blow bubbles
25. I also love to color, I believe it’s therapeutic
26. I am easily distracted by all things shiny, sparkly, pink, and/or otherwise girlie.
27. I have this freakish fear that when I crack an egg open, there’s going to be a chicken on the inside. I’ve never had it happen, nor have I ever even heard of it happening, but I still hesitate every time I do it.
28. I cannot begin to tell you how bad it bothers me that some people seem to think that navy blue and black match. I cringe every time I see it and I have given my dad and brother a complex about matching because of this. I am the family fashion consultant.
29. It makes me sick to my stomach whenever someone blows their nose in public. I about drop kicked many many kids in my high school class.
30. I have been in love three times in my entire life.
31. I’m still very good friends with two of them
32. The third one is my husband
33. When I eat M & M’s, I have to line them up by color and eat them one at a time, working by column so there is always an equal amount of each color.
34. I *might* have a touch of OCD.
35. I can memorize a phone number after dialing it twice
36. I can also recite entire scenes from movies that I haven’t watched in years
37. But most days I can’t remember what I did last week.
38. I was the only one of my friends who didn’t LOVE New Kids on the Block
39. I was teased mercilessly for this
40. They don’t tease me much anymore
41. I have a pair of bowling shoes that I jacked from the bowling alley.
42. They aren’t so good for wearing to school
43. My friends and I hauled a purple vinyl couch into the Senior Hallway our senior year.
44. The principal told us it would stay, but it was gone the next morning
45. We searched the whole school and it resurfaced for a pep rally
46. I am more comfortable in front of 100 people than I am in front of 10
47. I was a princess of my town for a year
48. I still have the crown and banner
49. I also have a great memory for faces
50. It’s names that I struggle with
51. I was bucked off a horse when I was 7
52. My Aunt landed on top of me (she was only 11)
53. My Aunt and Uncle are more like a big brother and sister to me
54. My Grandpa was shot by his business partner when I was 3 (he lived)
55. I still remember sitting in the courtroom during the trial
56. I have to let the phone ring twice before I answer it
57. I also cannot let it ring more than four times when I’m calling someone
58. My kids think I’m strange
59. It’s OK, I don’t think they’re so normal either
60. I took the Toys R Us theme to heart, therefore I will never grow up
61. I still have all my Barbies and My Little Ponies from when I was little
62. And yet, I buy my daughter new ones almost every time I go to the store
63. When I was little, I used to BECOME characters from my favorite movies and/or TV shows.
64. My most common alter egos were Annie, Pippi Longstockings, and Evie from Out of This World
65. A couple of years ago, there was a Better than Ezra concert at the college I attended.
66. My brother asked me who they were because he is too young to remember the song “Good”
67. This was the first time that I actually felt “old”
68. I feel old now every time I see “The Cosby Show” or “Roseanne” on TV Land
69. I used to have panic attacks about dying
70. I don’t have them anymore
71. I am a Christian. I will not flaunt it, and I will not jam it down your throat. But if you want to know what that means, just ask me
72. I truly believe that Tommy Boy is the best movie. Ever.
73. Close seconds are Billy Madison, Anchor Man, 40 Year Old Virgin, and just about every other movie starring anyone from those four.
74. When I was born, my right foot was twisted around backwards
75. That ankle has given me problems my whole life
76. When I was six months old, my dad was doing a handstand in the house and he accidentally fell on me, breaking both of my wrists.
77. He still apologizes to this day
78. I’ve never broken a bone since
79. I like to sing at the top of my lungs when I’m in the car or shower
80. This drives most of my family insane.
81. Except for Diva, she sings along
82. My first kiss was on the playground in 7th grade with a boy I didn’t really like
83. It was disgusting and I didn’t kiss anyone for a long time after that
84. I haven’t grown an inch since I was in 6th grade
85. I used to be the tallest person I knew
86. My hubby is a foot taller than me
87. When I was in Junior High, my friends used to come to me to have me write them stories about them and the guy they liked getting married and living happily ever after.
88. They would also come to me when the boy pissed them off
89. Those stories were more fun to write
90. I also wrote an XXX story starring Barbie and Ken©.
91. My dad heard me reading it to a friend and I got in HUGE trouble.
92. But he’s still got it somewhere.
93. I have an addiction to shoes, but I will NOT spend more than $20 a pair. This allows me to buy so many more!
94. This is the first time I’ve had my natural hair color since I was 14.
95. My Aunt and I used to collect little hand soaps from Crabtree & Evelyn
96. I believe that a margarita is the most perfectly concocted drink in the world
97. I was a cheerleader for the express purpose of having front row views of the games
98. When I was 13, I was on a cheerleading squad that won first place in a California dance competition.
99. I love disco to the point of embarrassment.
100. I think that the 80’s was the greatest time to be a kid.


Jill said...

Good luck with the changing of the man, lol, they're prett resistent.

Happy Hiker said...

For some reason your site wouldn't let me post a comment on your latest entry.

I am a Minnesotian born and raised. There are so many contridictions to one's life depending on where they "live" at the moment. Truely embrace everything that you come to experience, no matter where your dwelling may be. I was born and raised on the "iron range/ boundry waters" of Minnesota, which is completely different from where I am at now, which is west of Minneapolis. I love the fact that I was raised in a small town! I've learned so much more about the meaning of friends and family/ compared to trendiness and clickiness of the suburban lifestyle. I have slowly grasped the difference in the so-called "red-neck girl" vs."city girl," and I have never found anyone more true in love, and friendship than a person who cares and loves me for who I am.... and to me those people have been from my "red-neck side."

Just something to ponder. Good luck on your ventures. And if you like to experience life, travel up north to the north shore and take a camping trip.

wrigley said...

The 80's were really something, I agree. Carrie, you're such an interesting person. I loved reading your list and found some things that I can relate to like becoming the characters from my fave shows and making up stories with Barbie and Ken. :) and so many more. I'm glad that through this list, I was able to know you more. I'm gonna put a link to your site on my side bar.

By the way, I read your comment on my making beaded jewelry. I'm happy to know there's a fellow blogger who beads. When you have the time, I hope you'll check out my new (very simple) design at my blog.

Take care always!