Saturday, April 22, 2006

100 Things About Me

100 Things About Me! (updated 8/16/07)

I have seen this on a few other journals and decided to give it a try!  I doubt that anyone will want to read these all...but hey, it might be fun!

1.    I am very happily married.
2.   I have 3 kids, 2 boys, 1 girl.
3,   I have 4 pets. (now 5, see #7)
4.   One is a yellow lab named, Liberty
5.   We call her Libby, for short.
6.   Two pets are cats, Pumpkin and Tina
7.   We now have two Chinese Dwarf Hamsters, Brownie and Peng (chinese for Thunder) Tweak passed in July.  One is a Hamster named Tweak. (his name used to be Lightning)
8.   I love all furry animals. Even rats.  Spiders and lizards I could pass on though as pets.
9.    I would have many more pets if not for my hubby.
10.  My hubby shares his name with a famous person from yesteryear.
11.   I never really liked my name and always wished for a nickname.
12.  My parents and I all had the same initials D- A - L before I married.
13.   My parents live with us in a in-law type apartment upstairs in our house.
14.   I love that my parents are here all the time and wouldn't change it ever.
15.   I am always warm.  Ever since I was little.
16.   I would have definitely had one more child.
17.   I love being a stay at home mom.
18.   I homeschool my eldest son.
19.   People think I am some kind of rebel in my town because I chose to homeschool him, or they think I have a screw lose.
20.    I don't care.  I did what was best for my son!
21.     I miss the toddler years, and watching Little Bear and Winnie the Pooh.
22.    I drive a mid size SUV that seats 7, a must have with 3 kids if you ever want to bring home a friend for them.
23.    I like to play games and watch tv with my kids.
24.    I love being a Mom more than I ever believed I would.
25.    I never changed a diaper before my eldest was born....ewww!
26.    I still hate changing diapers of other kids... I  know, very weird.
27.    I never tasted the baby food.  My husband tasted all of them.
28.    I loved the 80's and used to have big hair!
29.    I like all kinds of music! 
30.    I have Led Zep, Eagles, Randy Travis, Mozart, The Cars, Frank Sinatra and Usher in my cd player in my truck.
31,     I love to make beaded jewelry!
32.    I love vodka Martinis.
33.    I can only have 1 or 2 drinks per month due to the medicines I take for my Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus etc.
34.    I usually use them on wine or a margarita.
35.    I love the Yankees and the Mets, but the Yankees more.
36.    I love the Giants and the Jets, fairly equally.
37.    I grew up loving football, the only girl I knew that did back then.
38.    I used to hate hockey, and now I LOVE HOCKEY! 
39.    Go Devils!
40,    I got pregnant on my honeymoon.  For real.  Know the EXACT moment.  lol
41.    I always think of my honeymoon when hockey comes up.
42.   I honeymooned in Lake Placid, NY, and watched little kids play hockey in the Can-Am Tournaments.
43.   I love antiquing.  I did that on my honeymoon, too.
44.   I tried to teach my hubby to ice skate on our honeymoon.
45.   I love cold, dry weather, autumn, the best.
46.   I love latin, have many latin books, and taught myself the basics of the language.
47.   I love all languages, I also have many Spanish and French lesson books.
48.   I took 6 years of spanish in elementary and high school.
49.   I read voraciously.
50.   On a good week, that can be 5-7 books.
51.   I love Godzilla movies.
52.   I hate King Kong.  Probably, because he beats Godzilla in a movie.
53.   I love playing Mario Party games with my kids on Nintendo Game Cube! (and now maybe on the Wii, if they ever let me play it!)
54.   I love Batman...and if I ever got a tattoo, which I won't, but if I did, I would probably get the bat symbol.
55.   I can play a little piano,
56.   I like going to museums, all kinds of museums.
57.   I love history.
58.   I love Star Wars. 
59.   I love movies, and used to work at a theatre as a manager and projectionist.  Reel to reel and everything!
60.   I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, (and Sjogren's Syndrome and a brain tumor) but they don't have me.
61.    I love to read books with spy/espionage/political/military angles.  (Think Vince Flynn and Steven Coonts) and I love to read vampire, supernatural ones, too. (Think Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris)
62.   I love science and love anything forensic based. 
63.   I have been reading Kathy Reichs novels long before the tv show 'Bones' was debuted and based on her books.
64.   I love the CSI tv shows, and read all the books, too.
65.   My best friend and I used to come home from partying in the 80's, and while somewhat intoxicated, play Trivial Pursuit into the wee hours of morning.
66.   I usually won! ;-D 
67.   She used to love it if she drove when we were out partying, and I was polluted, because she had a better chance of beating me! lol
68.   She could totally kick my arse in air hockey.  Still can!
69.   I am an only child.
70.   My best friend became my adoptive sister when she moved in with my family at 18.
71.    I have the best sister anyone could ever want, the sister of my heart!
72.   I hate carving pumpkins.  I actually can gag at even watching it!
73.   I don't like the skin on pudding.  Gross.
74.   I hate rice pudding, as pudding should be smooth, no bumps!
75.   I love filet mignon.
76.   I make really good Texas Weiner sauce for hot dogs.
77.   I make great pasta salad with fresh mozzarella, too.
78,   One of my favorite comfort foods is pastina with made with broth in the water, and lots of butter.
79.   My dad will still make this for me if I ask him to make it.
80.   Yes, I was, and still am, a 'daddy's girl'.
81.    My mother and I are a lot alike.
82.    I didn't get my mom's 'psycho German cleaning gene', as we call it around here.
83.   I hate to clean, but definitely have gotten pickier about the house being neater now that I am getting older!
84.    My daughter is more like my mom than I am! (and she continues to get more and more like her each year!  Aagh!)
85.    #84 scares me a bit, and worries me for the teen years! lol
86.   I hate to think of my kids ever moving away!
87.   My eldest son has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, and is a 'genius'.
88.   My eldest son is very caring and sensitive, and I worry so much more about him being successful than I do my other son or daughter.
89.   My middle son is probably the most like me, except for his fresh mouth!
90.   My middle son is shockingly charming. (when he wants to be, of course)
91.   My daughter is the most determined of my children, and amazes me with her 'stick-to-it-iveness'.
92.   My hubby is my best friend.
93.   No one can make me laugh like my husband.
94.   My hubby is my one and only soul mate.
95.   I let my dog sleep on the bed sometimes with me, even though I know my hubby hates that.
96.   I love coffee.  No, make that worship coffee.  lol
97.   I love iced tea and bottled water, too. (unsweet on the iced tea)
98.   I used to swim on a swim team.
99.   I can still tread water for more than 15 minutes.
100.  I love to write and I am still working on writing a book.

Wow, that actually was easier than I thought it would be once I got started!

I hope you like it.

I am going to include a link to this in my sidebar like I have seen others do.

Be well,


gdireneoe said...

OO OO!  PLEASE send me a beginners list of your books when you have a sec!  i have always wanted to learn Latin. ;)  C.

lurkynat said...

soo amny things Daw! wowee! And your husband gets tons of great points that's great! I like that you wanted to teach him to ice skate! I love that you are writing books ,etc. I lvoe tath you love your kid enough to homeschool him!

fisherkristina said...

I hate rats, love batman!
Cool list!


libragem007 said...

I'm with you on a lot of antiguing, museums,  CSI, Bones, forensics and 80's LOL!
been pondering on these..I better make up my mind soon before someone comes up with 1000 LOL!
Gem :-D

eml625 said...

Wow, I learned alot about  you!!


swibirun said...

You are more industrious than me.....I don't know if I could hit 10 things right now:)


sangrialel said...

That is alot of information!!  I love it when someone does one of these, it gives us lots of new things to learn.  Linda

dornbrau said...

That was fun to read, and very insightful.  You're a very cool person.

bosoxblue6993w said...

OMG    a yankee fan.    i'll be praying for you

sazzylilsmartazz said...

19.   People think I am some kind of rebel in my town because I chose to homeschool him, or they think I have a screw lose.

Well, my mom's friend homeschools her daughter for religious reasons and the girl is brilliant. She's the only twelve year old I have ever had a cerebral conversation with and she's not under the stress of peer pressure. Personally, I think it's a good idea.
Wow! What a list. Sure you didn't leave anything out?

monponsett said...

The chances of a Crip stabbing your son are greatly diminished by home-schooling.

nightmaremom said...

Wow!  A very interesting read :)  Thanks for sharing.

sassydee50 said...

Dawn~Great list. E-mail me what books you have read lately that you reccomend. I like all kinds of novels, biographies, national geographic type books on animals and cultural anthropology--not so much into mysteries. Want to publish one also. Blessings, Sassydeb ;-)

mtehrani83 said...

Hi Dawn...I just happened to come across this entry and it caught my eye.  I also have Lupus and I also have a 13 year old son with Aspergers.  What a small world!

I just had to let you know...I'm in NJ.


cacklinrosie101 said...

Dawn, of course I missed this one because I didn't know you in April.  Some things I knew; many I didn't.  LOL..with all those languages and interest in forensics, you should have worked for the CIA.  You remind me very much of my Becky with forensics and CSI.

I was also my daddy's girl :)  I still miss him.  HUGS  Chris

rebuketheworld said...

You got pregnant on your huneymoon? cant believe you like kids do to...not sure how that happened...enjoyed your was fun AND interesting read.


radar446 said...

Very interesting and really shows lots of aspects of your life.  I was just sitting here thinking if I could say 100 things about me.  I don't think I could...maybe 50, but thats pushing it.


lurkynat said...

good job Dawn!

lurkynat said...

hey Dawn! Some of my favorites:
I am a Daddy's girl
I love ice hockey and I actually get pregnant on our honeymoon! woohoo!:):)
I get sick from cutting up pumpkins!I would have more pets if not for my husband! lol!
you have great nicknames and pet names!I love it that you care enough to homeschool your son!

trying2bebrave said...

This is a great list.  I'd love to live on your block on be your neighbor.

peabutter14 said...

i love it so much

tenyearnap said...

Hi! I wandered here from Paul's journal (Aurora Walking Vacation) and can't believe how many things we have in common. Married, kids, SAHM, music, beaded jewelry, football, hockey, booze (heh heh), antiquing, Batman, ANY museums, Bones, loooove Godzilla (King Kong is boring), coffee....but what the heck is Texas Weiner Sauce??? I lived in Texas in the early 80s but have no idea what that is.

Your journal is very inspiring!

erarein63 said...

I've got one of these lists, too.  Feel free to read it sometime when you are really bored because it is not nearly as entertaining as yours, lol.  De ;)

ozpomspcr said...

Hey Dawn ! what a wonderful name that is... Always at the start of a NEW DAY... that must be a bonus for each of us for sure.
Regards Paul (new blogger too. 6th April 07)

ladymagnolia1963 said...

Hi Dawn Ü,

I loved reading the 100 things about you. We seen to have quite a bit in common!

We have 3 furbabies, a Cat, Kitten, and a Cockatiel. I too would have more if hubby would allow it lol.

#17, #18 retired HS mom Ü, #19 without a doubt when I decided to HS!, #20 You Go Dawn!, #21 thank God for grand babies Ü, #24 Nothing compares to it Ü, #26 won't do~not me lol, #45 This is my most favorite time of the yr. I love the cold!, #49 definetly! #56 I LOVE museums, #57 I eat History up. I just joined a book club for Historical books lol, #59 My Dad ran 9 theaters and I worked for him Ü, #62, #64, #83 lol, #86 and they did :-( , #92, #93, #94, #95, #96!!!!,

Wow that's was pretty neat Ü. Maybe I'll do 100 things about me. If I can think of that many lol.


wildautumn1 said...

I had to laugh at #82- 'psycho German cleaning gene'! Do I know what you mean! My mom used to wash the walls - top to bottom every season! That's one thing I haven't subjected my kids to!!!

browney44 said...

It is nice to meet you!  
I love that your so upbeat about life and what has been dished out to you.  Like you I love animals but don't want the snakes, would take a few lizards and spiders instead.  
My FIL lived in a small apartment we built in our backyard, it served my daughter who just got married and now houses my son who is in college.  
I still have my van that will hold all my kids and now their BF or GF.  LOL