Monday, May 11, 2009

100th Post ~ 100 Fun Facts About Me!

I can hardly believe that I’ve made 100 blog posts in less than six months! In celebration, I’m going to take a page out of Rhonda’s book and share 100 fun little facts about me that you may or may not have already learned from reading my blog.

1. I was born May 17th, 1980, the day before Mount St. Helen’s erupted. {The eruption was quite a big day in Pacific Northwest history.}

2. I am an only child.

3. I am also an only grandchild on my mom’s side. {Needless to say, I am slightly spoiled…}

4. I was slow to take my first steps ~ I didn’t walk by myself until I was 13 months old. And my first unassisted steps were actually taken at a run ~ we were at a church picnic and a little boy ran by and I took off after him. I suppose that should have been a sign that I might be a little boy~crazy…

5. I started ballet at age four, and continued on with it through elementary school, high school, and college. I took my last class in college at age 22, and I don’t miss it at all! {Spending 3+ hours a day in a leotard and tights was not a fabulous thing for a girl with body issues…}

6. My first pet was an Abyssinian~Somali mix named Tinkerbell. She was a gift for my fifth birthday.

7. In kindergarten, I wanted to be a police chief. Fortunately, my desire for a career in law enforcement didn’t last past elementary school.

8. My favorite teacher was my second grade teacher, Mr. Weatherbie.

9. My childhood best friend was a girl named Christina who lived in my neighborhood. I recently made a garter set for her for her wedding. She and her husband honeymooned in Thailand.

10. My current best friend has held the best friend title since we were eleven. I was her maid of honor and made her garter set for her wedding. She and her husband also honeymooned in Thailand.

11. I will not be honeymooning in Thailand.

12. I have always been a crafty person, beginning with friendship bracelets and lanyards in elementary school.

13. Nate and I met in seventh grade choir. We sat across from each other ~ I was a soprano and he was a bass ~ and I had the biggest crush on him.

14. Nate and I went to several dances {including Homecoming and a Valentine’s Tolo} together our sophomore year. We also ate lunch together almost every day during the fall of that year.

15. We almost got together “officially” that year during a choir trip but I was momentarily distracted by an ex~boyfriend who was also on the trip and one of my girlfriends snatched Nate up.

16. My first job was drying cars at a car wash. Not the easiest considering I’m 5’ ½”.

17. My favorite fruit is raspberries. They are the one food that I have a really hard time sharing ~ I want to eat them all myself!

18. In high school, I was a cheerleader for wrestling.

19. Many of the boys I dated in high school were wrestlers. :o)

20. Most of my best memories from high school are choir~ or wrestling~related.

21. My all~time favorite job was my college summer job ~ I worked as a hostess and in the kitchen at the Olive Garden.

22. My family all thought it was hilarious that I worked in the kitchen considering I don’t cook.
23. I have absolutely no will power when it comes to resisting chocolate.

24. I was on a dance team in college. We performed at football and basketball games, but our all~time best performance was in Disneyland.

25. When it comes to dessert, unless it’s chocolate, I don’t waste my time.

26. I learned to tat in college, and belonged to a local lace club that met once a month. I loved the lace I was able to make with a bit of thread and a tatting shuttle.

27. My favorite color is pink.

28. I have two kitties ~ Jasmine and Lily.

29. I went on two week~long mission trips in college ~ one to Mexico and one to Vancouver, B.C.

30. I started ballroom dancing in college and taught a social dance class spring quarter of my senior year.

31. I graduated cum laude from Western Washington University in 2002 with a B.A. in Sociology.
32. I often wish I’d pursued a career in the Sociology field ~ I loved the research projects I worked on during my senior year and think I really would have enjoyed continuing with that.

33. I have a slight case of ADD ~ I always have to be doing something with my hands or I go a little crazy.

34. My first job after college was a sales specialist position at Victoria’s Secret.

35. I amassed quite a panty collection during my time at Victoria’s Secret ~ I could easily go two months without having to wash panties.

36. My favorite movie is “Crocodile Dundee.”

37. I graduated from grad school in 2006 with an MBA in Accounting.

38. I love to dance ~ salsa and West Coast swing are among my favorite styles. But I love cha cha, tango, rumba, and waltz too. Really, I’m not picky ~ I just love to move to music!

39. Nate and I reunited after twelve years apart after running into each other at our local country bar. {I used to be a regular there ~ not to drink, just to dance.}

40. I’m not much of a drinker, but when I do drink, my alcohol of choice is vodka. I love lemon drops and Vodka Crans.

41. I am very close to my parents and talk to them both several times a day.

42. I L~O~V~E the Harry Potter and Twilight series. I almost always have an audiobook from one of the series playing for background noise in my office.

43. I currently am an accountant for a small community bank.

44. My biggest responsibility at work is Accounts Payable, which occasionally bores me out of my gourd, especially on Wednesdays when I spend about two hours stuffing our weekly checks into envelopes.

45. I started at the bank as a teller. I miss the customer contact. A lot.

46. I taught myself how to knit and crochet.

47. I assist Nate when he DJ’s for weddings.

48. One of my biggest fears is that I won’t be able to get pregnant when the time comes.

49. My favorite dressing is poppy seed.

50. I am super duper excited to bring my puppy home in five weeks and four days.

51. Nate and I have dreams of one day owning our own wedding venue.

52. I own enough yarn to open my own yarn shop. It really is an addiction…

53. I started my garter business last October.

54. I love pasta, so it’s probably a good thing I’m dating an Italian.

55. I broke my front teeth in a bike accident when I was nine. Twelve years, two root canals, and a run~in with a solid chocolate bunny at Easter, the teeth broke off at the bone line and I had to get oral implants.

56. I haven’t gotten on a non~stationary bike in almost twenty years.

57. I love to do jigsaw puzzles.

58. I am lucky to be with a man who cooks dinner for me every night. {I hate being in the kitchen.}

59. I collect Longaberger baskets.

60. I was a Longaberger consultant for a short time. {That only lasted until I realized that I am not a fabulous saleswoman. The discount was nice though!}

61. When we’re camping, if I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, I can’t manage to squat and NOT pee on my ankle. It happens every time!

62. I have a green~cheek conure named Cricket. We got him when I was in sixth grade, and feel so blessed that he is still alive and kickin’ seventeen years later.

63. Probably my worst habit is leaving my craft supplies all over the house.

64. My dream job is to be a stay~at~home mom.

65. I have been to Hawaii six times.

66. I love to work out, but hate to play sports. P.E. was far from my favorite subject.

67. I danced the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy three years in a row in my studio’s production of “The Nutcracker” {hence the “sugarplum” in my business name}.

68. I love to read.

69. I’m having a much harder time than I expected coming up with 100 facts to share…

70. As a child, I was deathly afraid of our house burning down. I used to lose sleep worrying about it. I even prayed that the neighbor’s house would catch fire because I rationalized that if theirs burned down, the chances of ours doing the same were much slimmer. {Horrible, I know.}

71. Nate and I enjoy hiking. We are really fortunate to be close to many beautiful trails.

72. In junior high and high school, I was known for ALWAYS having gum. No bad breath for me!

73. I shopped at Abercrombie and Fitch before it was cool to shop there. :o)

74. I collect Fiestaware. After years of just sticking with white, I’ve finally branched out and gotten some of the fun colors.

75. I love white ~ in addition to the white plates, our bed linens are all white and our bathroom accessories are white.

76. I watch way too much television.

77. I have flip flops in almost every color from Old Navy.

78. I have always wanted to go to Australia.

79. I would love to snorkel on the Great Barrer Reef but snorkel masks make me claustrophobic.

80. Nate and I love to duet in the car. Our favorite songs to sing are “All for Love” by Rod Stewart, Sting, and Bryan Adams, and “500 Miles” by the Proclaimers.

81. My middle name is Terese.

82. Nate thinks I’m addicted to the Internet. He may be right…

83. “Gone with the Wind” is one of my favorite books.

84. I routinely find clothes in my closet that still have tags on them.

85. I am blessed to have been accepted wholeheartedly by Nate’s family.

86. My eyes are almost always closed in pictures. I dread seeing how my wedding pictures turn out!

87. When vacationing, I usually pack more bikinis than our trip has days. And end up wearing only one or two of them.

88. The only cars I have ever owned are Toyota Camrys. {I’ve gone through three of them and can’t imagine driving anything else.}

89. I have bins and bins and bins of craft supplies. But whenever it’s time for a new project, I usually end up back at the craft store instead of using what I already have. My excuse is that it’s too hard to find what I have. It may be time to get more organized…

90. I have a running argument with Nate about whether he should put the toilet seat down or I should put it up after use.

91. I really enjoy doing Pilates. It relaxes me like nothing else.

92. I can read the same books, watch the same movies, and listen to the same songs over and over without ever getting tired of them.

93. My dad’s name is Dallas and my mom’s name is Laurie.

94. I hate vacuuming.

95. I am secretly terrified that I will have all boys like Nate’s mom did. I will be heartbroken if I don’t have a girl, and I’m not sure I can handle three boys that are as wild as Nate and his brothers were!

96. Mark Walhberg is my favorite actor.

97. I believe that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend.

98. I can’t wait to share some of the movies and music I enjoyed as a child with my future children.

99. First thing every morning, I pee and then weigh myself.

100. At 28, I still can’t eat ice cream without getting it all over my face. Or my shirt.

Hope you enjoyed this! :o)



mrssoup said...

That was so great!

I LOVE Harry Potter/Twilight too! Their audiobooks are so fantastic as well.

And yay for the Northwest! Anyone that doesn't live here a) doesn't understand the love and b) doesn't know what they are missing!

jenjen said...

I looooved your list! How fun. I feel like I know you so well now!

Love Twilight. Love Hawaii. Love Old Navy flip flops.

Cute pictures. Your boyfriend sounds so sweet!


Vivienne said...

I loved reading this list and am cracking up. I don't think I knew you were a Pacific NW girl. I graduated from WSU with a BA in Public Affairs. Western Washington is such a beautiful campus (I was there for speech and debate tournaments a couple of times.)

I am partial to stories about HS loves who have been reunited. I love that you guys both are in the wedding biz. TFS!
(What will your kitties think of the new puppy.../)