Friday, January 14, 2011
This is my 100th post. When I started this little ol' blog, it was under the pressure of my dear college roommates. They all had theirs, of which I stalked frequently, and because we all live far from each other now, it seems the best way to keep up with each other. I figured it was be a good outlet for me to the world, to my friends, my family, and if necessary, to vent. I had no idea I would make it two years without losing interest in yet another project. :) So in honor of my 100th post, here are 100 things you never wanted to know about me. Just in case this little blog does indeed one day lose its helium. Feel free to move on to Facebook at any time. ;) 1. As I start this, I'm laughing, because of course I'm doing a list. I'm OCD like this. I have To-List pads all over my house, purse, and office. Mostly with owls on them. 2. I am mostly 5 minutes late wherever I go, except church. 3. My parents always told me I was going to be a leader since my mama toe is longer than my daddy toe. Can anyone tell me if this is just a rumor? I have a major complex about this still. 4. I love being in love. 5. I have the best friends in the world. 6. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be on a lake in rustic little cabin with windows all the way around it. But very well decorated. ;) 7. When I was about 5, I ran over my own leg on my bike. My parents wouldn't believe me until I showed them the tread marks on my calf. I'm talented like that. 8. People who make me laugh are by far the most attractive in my book. 9. Reese cups and diet coke could sustain me for about a week I'm pretty sure. 10. Other than that I do not care for chocolate. Period. 11. I have migraines that are completely debilitating. My best friend Leah, also my freshman roommate at AU, would lay in the top bunk with me and make sure I wouldn't fall out as I cried myself to sleep. She's a GOLD friend. 12. You know, like the Girl Scout song....Make new friends but keep the oooold. One is silver and the others gold.... I have so many silver and gold friends. They mean the world to me. 13. Do-si-do girl scout cookies are my dream come true. 14. Scary movies are my favorite! 15. My dog Wilson was named after the volleyball on Castaway, because he was such a good buddy to Tom Hanks while stranded. 16. My other dog was just named Tucker because I like it, aka T-bird. Sometimes I call him Eoyore (from Winnie the Pooh) because of his 'tude. 17. I have kept emails and cards from friends I now am fuzzy on the reasons/details about, but the words they have written me are priceless. 18. I am not a sugary cereal eater. Not even as a kid. Cheerios are ok by me. 19. But if you want to bring me breakfast, I want that cinnamon bagel with the honey walnut cream cheese spread from Panera that Ginny Grimes introduced me to at the beach. Pure heaven. 20. I'm looking at a candy bowl of dumdums on my desk right now. Not a fan. And this is wise. I would NEVER put Reeses out in my office. 21. If I'm going shopping it's most likely for shoes. I have an addiction. And strangely, I have a lot of heels, says the person who wears boots to work. 22. Bo Jackson hangs in my office, in his "Goal Line Drive" from '82. Bo knows football. 23. I have been skydiving, and loved every minute of it. The worst part for me was waddling like a duck out of the plane. It's unattractive. 24. I have never been a morning person, but would rather stay up until the wee hours. Strangely I find this changing in my old age. 25. Sapphires are my favorite. Paired with diamonds of course. 26. I stay glued to the Discovery Channel, Discovery Health, TLC, and Animal Planet. The only network shows I watch are Greys Anatomy these days. 27. I believe 100% in miracles. My mother is one. Ask me one day, and I'll tell you her story. 28. I was born in Montgomery, AL. 29. My great-grandparents were immigrants from Italy, and came to America through Ellis Island, NY. Their last name was Nicomedes, but at Ellis Island it was changed to Nicometo because frankly, they didn't care how my family spelled it. 30. Crab cakes and fried green tomatoes are two of my favorite things in the world. 31. My favorite weekend of the year is OOC Weekend, my college roomie reunion! 32. I am O Positive, and for that reason I give blood every two months. 33. I went on a mission trip to Bolivia when I was 22 with my Dad, and was changed in so many wonderful ways. 34. My hot pink hard hat gets more respect on jobsites than you'd think. I assume its because guys just don't know what to think of me. 35. Of the 8 or so math courses I took at Auburn, my favorite was Differential Equations. Gives me chills. 36. So with that, I'll say, I'm proud to be a nerd. I suppose its better than a dork. 37. Did anyone know I like owls? 38. I am quite content in blue jeans, as long as I can wear some good earrings, and my boots. 39. I love to be spoiled, I'm just saying. But I want to spoil someone just as much. 40. I once got a ticket for speeding....after the cop found me....tucked behind the rest area in a parking lot. I suppose it could've been worse...like evading??...but I did have to potty, promise. 41. I love making wishes come true! 42. I have a hard time forgetting past mistakes. I want to get better about this. 43. I am brutally honest. 44. Gone With the Wind is my all time favorite movie. 45. I want "Betty Davis Eyes." 46. I wish some moments could be bottled up like perfume and sprayed on later to take happy whiffs of throughout the days. Others, I wish could be erased. 47. I miss Napster. 48. Flying roaches scare me tremendously. 49. Because my sister is blonde, I would hide her baby pictures and tell her she's adopted. She actually probably wishes she was sometimes! 50. I cry when I'm happy and sad, angry or hurt. If you know me well, you can tell the difference in these cries. 51. I have my Golden Girl boots in my closet, and will gladly show you a little snippet of our routine from the football field. My kicks were very high, no guarentees on that now, but it still makes me smile to remember dancing. 52. It has never been more great to be an Auburn Tiger!!!! 53. I have a SECRET security clearance for my job with the Federal Government. It took 23 references to clear me for it and almost a year. 54. I do not like coffee. Actually, never tried it. 55. My favorite veggies are squash and okra, hands down, any way you want to cook it for me. 56. I blame my girlfriend Rigsby for my addiction to medicated chapstick. I cannot live without it! 57. I will eat any fish all day long. 58. I became a sushi eater last year and have loved it all! 59. I always need at least a foot on you if I'm laying next to you. It must be a security thing. 60. I'm a snuggler. (I'd prefer more than a foot) 61. I sleep with a shotgun under the bed and 38 special in the nightstand. Make my day. 62. I am constantly thinking about something I want to redecorate. 63. One of my biggest flaws is lack of patience, which is something I am constantly working on. 64. I love to host parties, and I will use any escuse in the world to throw one. 65. This really might have been the dumbest idea I've ever had. I am boring myself..... 66. I had said a lot of things to a lot of people I wish I could take back. 67. Deja vu happens to me a lot. Does that mean I've really dreamed about that moment prior to? That's just so strange to me. 68. My hair was straight as a board until I hit puberty in high school. What's up with that? 69. I was divorced in 2008, after 4 years of being married. 70. Part of my marriage was really really great, other parts were not. 71. It took a long time for me to forgive myself for failing. 72. I wish I had a crystal ball. I don't want details, but I'd like an overview of my future. 73. My dad tears up when he tells me or my sister how proud of us he is. I hope I can keep it up. 74. My mom is the most cheerful person in the world. This can be both frightening and overwhelming if you dont know her. But I do, therefore, it's just hereditary. :) 75. I used to sing in a band called "Intertwined" in high school. A church band. We toured, even to New Orleans once. This is not a joke. 76. Strangely, I believe my mic always got "accidently" turned off. I was however, the comic relief on all the bus rides. 77. I have been out of the country to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and cruised the Southern Carribean. 78. I broke my tailbone at 18 on Chimney Rock at Lake Martin. 79. I broke my arm at 6 riding my neighbor's bike that was too small for me. 80. I've broken pretty much all my fingers playing volleyball in high school. I was the setter. 81. I've ridden in a BlackHawk helicopter. 82. I have very little patience for things, but all the time in the world for the people I love. 83. I love the smell of babies, puppy breath, vanilla, and rain. 84. I love the sound of thunder, a good gut laugh, my sister singing, the AU Marching Band taking the field, and Jeff saying my name. 85. I love the feel of warm towels from the dryer, feet on feet, the hot sun, and someone playing with my hair. 86. My favorite flowers are hydrandreas. 87. I cannot wait to take a photography class and learn more about taking really good pictures! 88. Do not like rude people, but know I am one sometimes. 89. I have a short temper, and have tried very hard this past year to work on this. 90. I majored in Civil Engineering, but always wanted to be a Veterinarian. 91. I make up motions and do "interpretive dancing" to songs as I belt them out at the top of my lungs. Personal favorites are ZZTop's "She's Got Legs" and Tone Loc's "Funky Comadina". 92. I could of course tone it down a bit with Patrick Swayze's "She Like the Wind"..... 93. I love to go to antique shops and flea markets, your junk may be my treasure with some elbow grease and love! 94. I sneeze little bitty sneezes, and several times in a row. I always say it's the only dainty thing about me. 95. I can tell you the difference in the male and female blue crab. This is from years of throwing crab traps over our boat with my dad in the bayou in Freeport, FL. 96. I hope my home will be full of character and personality, love and warmth when viewed from the outside in, if I ever have a complete project! 97. I am left handed in every possible way, but wear my watch on my left wrist like all right handed people do...because I thought when I was younger I would really stand out as strange if it were on my right wrist. It was a major complex for me, clearly. 98. I am at times, quite moody, obnoxious, over-sensitive, stubborn, lazy, obsessive, and needy. 99. I am also funny, optimistic, helpful, generous, independent, smart, creative, loving, practical, and kind. I hope. 100. My name is Jennifer, and if anyone is still out there (tap, tap) I'm finally, finally signing off. There is absolutely nothing else I even care to know about me. Cheers to 100 posts.