100 Things About Me

  1. If I want something bad enough, I will make it happen
  2. I am stubborn
  3. I’d skip dessert, but never cheese.
  4. Every night I take Gertie’s bed and drag it into my room by my bed so we can sleep next to each other. I let her sleep in bed with me.
  5. I can’t live without coffee.
  6. I want to be a roller derby girl, but I bruise easily and I’m vain.
  7. I will sometimes go see a movie just because I’m craving popcorn.
  8. And I never skip the butter.
  9. I have no poker face. Therefore, I’m an awful liar.
  10. I wear my heart on my sleeve, even when I’m not aware of it.
  11. Lately, memoirs before fiction vampire books!
  12. In high school, I could have been Mandy Moore’s character in Saved!
  13. I like Mandy Moore a lot.
  14. In Jr. High, I ran track, but I came in dead last in every 400 race I ran. One time I got third place, but it was still last and I was so proud of myself.
  15. My first road race was the Trolley Run in Kansas City in 1995.
  16. In college I made all my friends read Bridget Jones’ Diary before the book was a hit and way before the movie.
  17. I hosted Morning Edition for an NPR station in Indiana.
  18. I loved working in radio.
  19. I want Terry Gross’ job and her radio voice.
  20. Sometimes I wish I went to a college big enough that I wouldn’t have to explain to people where it is and how small it is.
  21. I latch onto a song and will overplay it to insane levels.
  22. I am overprotective of Gertie.
  23. I like a firm mattress.
  24. And sheets with high thread count.
  25. I am light sensitive and sleep with a mask.
  26. I have a crown on my front right tooth.
  27. I worry about it popping off at inopportune times.
  28. When is a good time for your tooth to come off?
  29. I like spontaneous road trips.
  30. Especially if there is a lake and a boat involved. If not, shopping and fine dining will do.
  31. But I will not swim in water where snakes have been sighted.
  32. Or alligators. (Florida)
  33. One of my favorite places is the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
  34. I can’t dance.
  35. I’ve tried.
  36. I still try.
  37. When I was a newspaper reporter, I once wrote a lawn & garden story about yard ornaments.
  38. And I went door to door to interview people about their gnomes and flamingos.
  39. Where is my Pulitzer?
  40. I don’t like having my toes painted bright colors.
  41. I’d eat seafood everyday if I could.
  42. But if I eat shrimp and run or work out, I break out into hives and end up in the E.R.
  43. If I’m honest, I shouldn’t eat shell fish ever. But I do.
  44. I hate my chin.
  45. But I love my nose.
  46. The best compliment I’ve ever received is that I’m quirky.
  47. I don’t think cilantro tastes like soap.
  48. I’ve never waited tables or bar tended.
  49. Because I know I’d be awful at both.
  50. But my first job was at Baskin Robbins and I made a great ice cream server.
  51.  I am a Klutz (capitalization intentional)
  52.  I don’t bake
  53. I don’t recycle as much as I should.
  54. I make wish lists for things I want to buy but can’t afford. These lists live in my dayplanner.
  55. I sleep walk.
  56. My parents used to put a gate up to prevent this.
  57. My friend Dawn improvised with an ironing board once.
  58. When referring to my friends, I often claim ownership “my friend Dawn,” “my friend Jenny” and so on… I don’t know why I do this, but I do.
  59. In seventh grade, I laughed so hard I peed my pants in the middle of cooking class. Unfortunately, I had a (non-related) detention that afternoon, which made for a very long day.
  60. I saved every note written in seventh grade; they are still folded up into little triangles.
  61. I love to be the passenger.
  62. Spontaneous trips are heavenly.
  63.  As long as I have ample time to fret about what to pack.
  64.  I heart my job.
  65.  I refer to my parents by their first names when talking about them. 
  66.  Hi Terry.
  67.  When I see a cute dog, I have a tendency to gush and sometimes shriek a little. In general, I refer to dogs as “boogies.”
  68.  I sometimes need to use my inside voice.
  69.  But I prefer my outside voice.
  70.  I was never popuuuuular.
  71.  But I love the song.
  72.  I do not. Repeat. Do not. Do scary movies.
  73.  If a move becomes at all terrifying, a pillow is required to hide behind. 
  74.  I love happy hour.
  75.  Who doesn’t?
  76.  When picking out a book, I read the back cover or inside flap and then at least the first page. I know pretty much right away if a book is going to carry my attention.
  77.  When I concentrate, I chew the side of my tongue. It looks really stupid.
  78.  I wear skirts more than pants.
  79.  Every winter I pray that tall boots and skirts won’t be out of style.
  80.  Eventually this will happen and I will be that lady stuck in the fashion dead zone.
  81.  Speaking of winter, I hate to drive in the snow and/or ice.
  82.  Considering my summer driving record, it is probably best that I avoid winter driving all together.
  83.  I let Gertie kiss me on the mouth.
  84.  Aside from the ceramic flat iron, I think on demand and DVR technology are two of the greatest inventions of my adult years.
  85.  I text my hairstylist.
  86.  I’m not opposed to online dating.
  87.  When I worked in commercial radio I had my own news jingle.
  88.  I love striking up conversations with complete strangers.
  89.  I’m really looking forward to completing this list.
  90.  Maybe there aren’t really 100 things about me to share?
  91.  Nah, that can’t be true. I never shut up.
  92.  I’ll think of 100 more after this list is published.
  93.  Some unfortunate soul will have to hear me talk about myself later.
  94.  I have my ears pierced and my belly, but I really want to pierce my nose.  I did it! I pierced my nose!
  95.  When I was a baby, they wrapped me in foil to keep me warm. I looked like a baked potato.
  96.  No wonder I have to work next to a space heater all day. They set me up to be cold my entire life.
  97. My passport expires this year. I should do something about that. (yeah, I never did anything about that.)
  98.  I once lost my passport in the Frankfort, Germany airport.
  99.  I actually have the worst travel luck ever.
  100.  My initials spell SAM. I tried to get friends to use this as a nickname, but it never stuck. Just goes to show you, you can’t force your own nickname.

6 responses to “100 Things About Me

  1. my first job…also Baskin Robbins(mike adams roommate)

  2. Tasha

    I can relate to the following:
    2. (it drives my boyfriend and everyone else who knows me WELL mad lol…I clearly don’t care)
    3. (but I like both too much)
    5. 10. 34. 70. 72.
    92. (I hate when I want to say something and then remember later..its so annoying!!)

    Ok I think that’s all I agree with…otherwise I’ll have my own 100’s list on your blog lol and we can’t have that now can we?

    check my blog out if you fancy:


  3. Colleen

    People tell me that I look like Joan Cusack, the Duchess of Quirky, and my initials are CAM. I tried to get people to call me Cam and that didn’t work, either. I wonder if this means that we’re related. Maybe it just means I’m a stalker. I’m kidding.

  4. thewaffler100

    I love ice cream. Its so… Ice creamy… ^_^

  5. Hey, I ran the 400 in high school and came in last every time too! I didn’t even get to come in 3rd (always too many girls in the races). I was annoyed that I didn’t get a letter because I went to every practice and ran every race, and the girls who usually won or placed skipped out on races sometimes because they were nervous. Major lesson in the unfairness of life – ha ha 😉

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