100 Things About Me (Part I)

  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.
  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
  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.
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