Thursday, December 4, 2008

100th post (1 post later)

100 posts? Who would have thought? In all the craziness of the past few weeks, I didn't notice how close I was to the magic number. And, now, here I am at 101! To honor my 100th post, here are 100 things about me:

  1. My first teaching job was at the same jr high that I attended (with some of the same teachers).

  2. I felt weird to be in the teacher's lounge with them.

  3. My first "real" job was at Baskin Robbins.

  4. I awarded myself the title of "Super Scooper".

  5. I also had to sample pralines & cream every time I passed the case.

  6. I drove a huge blue & silver suburban in high school.

  7. I got it stuck one day "mudding" with some friends after school.

  8. In 5th grade my finger was nearly cut off by an exacto knife.

  9. 4 weeks later I nearly cut off two more fingers when a ceramic bowl broke in my hands.

  10. My right hand looks like something from Frankenstein because of all the stitches.

  11. I joined 4-H in 3rd grade to show horses.

  12. I won a sew with cotton contest in high school with a snazzy pair of sacks and a trapeze/swing type blouse.

  13. I mooned a boys dorm at my baptist college. (Sigma Love!)

  14. I played JV basketball for one season at the same baptist college.

  15. I was a cheerleader my senior year of high school because I wanted to travel with the basketball team.

  16. I dropped out of high school early in order to start college early.

  17. I have an aversion to anything math related thanks to my high school geometry teacher.

  18. I saved all my college math courses for my final semester as a senior (not a good idea!)

  19. I took my statistics final 4 days after my son was born.

  20. I nearly got into a fight with a referee at my brother's high school soccer game.

  21. I was 8 months pregnant at the time.

  22. I love pineapple pizza.

  23. I hate celery.

  24. I make a mean creme brulee.

  25. I took a cake decorating course, but should have taken a cake baking course.

  26. I have 23 pairs of shoes.

  27. I wear my leopard flip flops everyday. (even in the winter)

  28. I grew up at dirt tracks watching my dad and brother race cars.

  29. I sang the national anthem before a race.

  30. I was on the "pageant circuit" in high school.

  31. I fell of the stage at one of them.

  32. I can take 3 hours baths.

  33. Spellcheck is my BFF.

  34. I have 2 tattoos.

  35. I drove 4 hours to get one of them because tattoo parlors were illegal in OK.

  36. I have lived in 3 states: LA, OK and TX.

  37. I like TX best :)

  38. but I still go back "home" whenever I can.

  39. I have one brother.

  40. He is finally awake after a near fatal collision two weeks ago.

  41. I cried when I talked to him.

  42. I collect dancing hamsters.

  43. They live on a bookshelf in my classroom.

  44. I am a cold weather wimp.

  45. I have seen snow less than a dozen times.

  46. I wish I could be a travel journalist

  47. Or a costume designer.

  48. Or a philanthropist.

  49. I hate to cook.

  50. Because I always burn stuff.

  51. In college my roommate and I hosted "The Bachelor" viewing parties.

  52. We also made a "drink of the week".

  53. My favorite was Apple Martini Monday!

  54. I adopted a stray cat in college.

  55. It lives at my mom's house (10 years later).

  56. I prefer Lettermen to Leno.

  57. I love to read.

  58. I can't pass the book area of any store without buying one.

  59. I play Wii instead of grading papers.

  60. My wii fit age is 37.

  61. My real age is 30.

  62. I started Crossfit this year in an effort to get in better shape.

  63. I surprised myself by sticking with it.

  64. I'm better shape now than I have been in the past 5 years.

  65. I am a huge Astro's fan.

  66. I jumped in Jeff Bagwell's truck to take a picture one night after a game.

  67. The truck was moving.

  68. I played the flute for 3 years.

  69. I can still play the batman theme song.

  70. My dad was the drummer in a country band when I was little.

  71. I used to dream of starting my own band.
  72. I sang in an all faculty rock band called "Old Skool" at a Battle of the Bands.

  73. I once shared an office with 2 copy machines, 9 teachers and a crazy copy guy/advice giver.

  74. I have taught English III, 8th grade Lang Arts and 8th grade US History.

  75. I'm thinking about teaching at the local community college.

  76. I have 4 boxes of photographs and not a single scrapbook.

  77. I buy scrapbook paper every time I go to Michael's.

  78. I prefer texting and emails to talking on the phone.

  79. I have a mild fear of flying.

  80. I miss my Dallas friends.

  81. I drive like a mad woman all summer long.

  82. I don't like to just "sit".

  83. I have asthma.

  84. It gets worse when it gets cold.

  85. When I'm sleepy/angry I have a noticeable southern drawl.

  86. My favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.

  87. Followed closely by the Indiana Jones Series.

  88. I drink diet coke instead of coffee in the morning.

  89. My husband and I met at a Human Resources Orientation.

  90. He had been in town less than 24 hours.

  91. We married 2.5 years later.

  92. On the top of the stratosphere.

  93. In Las Vegas.

  94. I did not miss the stress of planning a wedding.

  95. I have never watched "So You Think You Can Dance".

  96. I can't miss "One Tree Hill".

  97. Wrigley's spearmint gum reminds me of my papaw.

  98. I love to play trivial pursuit.

  99. I want to try-out for Jeopardy.

  100. I have the best, most supportive friends (in real life and blog) to get me through the good times and the bad.

So there you go. All the little things that make me, well, me. If you stuck through this entire list, then I feel honored. leave me some random facts about yourself in the comments. I love to find out I'm not the only one this side of normal :)


Colleen said...

2 things about your list...1. We miss you in Dallas too. 2. When you are awake you have a noticeable southern drawl.
Love the pic of the Mr. with the santa hat.
Random fact--I have never missed an episode of So You Think You Can Dance

Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

WOW...I want to make a list like this on my 100. Happy sitsta day!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

OMG, I heart you! We will never stop wearing flops! Although we live in San Diego, but even when we visit back east! It's just a habit.
And you had me at leopard! I think I might have a crush on you! xOxO

Tricia said...

What a great list! You are one interesting gal. My first job was at Baskin Robbins too...My Dad would call me at work, just as I was closing the store( and after my mom was in bed,) to ask me to bring him home ice cream.

Green said...

Congrats SITSta!
Probably hard to believe but I worked at Baskin Robbins too, as one of my first couple jobs...

Tracy said...

Congrats on having the featured blog for the day, wooohoooo!!!
Hope you have a great Friday!

Gaspegirl said...

Congratulations on Featured Blogger and enjoy your day. That was a great list... I love hearing random facts about people. Make it a great day!!

Jingle said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Congrats on your awesome win the other day! And don't are not the only one! LOL!

sandy said...

I had my 100th post this week too! It was my SITSmas card! I thought it would bring me good luck. I was wrong:( I like the 100 things idea! Congrats on your SITSday!

Tiffany said...

Two things to celebrate: 100 posts and your SITS day! Great list you gave too!

Kristan said...

that was great! congrats on the big SITS win!!!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Congrats on your SITS feature!!

Mama Wheaton said...

Congrats on winning! I can't wait to make my own 100 list, yours is so good.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am so with you on #77. Even if I don't need it but it is cute I buy it. The hubs says I have a problem.

Amanda in GA said...

Congrats on winning the grand prize and on being the FB today. So glad your bother is awake and doing better

Michaela said...

Congrats to being the FB and winning the grand prize!! Loved the list =)

Steph said...

What a great list! My first job was also at an ice cream store. Marble Slab.

Yummy ... Now I want some ice cream.

Amy Fichtner said...

Your blog is beautiful!!! I must say, this is one of m fav's so far!! Congrats on your 100th post!!

KimmyJ said...

Congrats, SITSta!!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Hey, congrat's on your SITS win! and Happy SITS's feature day to you!!

"Nana's Box"

Becky Welch said...

Congrats on the BIG win!!! Your blog is great! I have enjoyed looking around. I, too, LOVE the Astros - Craig Biggio is still my favorite. We lived in Texas, husband is from Texas, but now live in Tennessee. Come by anytime!

Vickie said...

Happy SITS day. Now, I know where the love comments more than my luggage came from, Steel Magnolias.

I am going to make a 100 list, too(When that time comes) and a Google list.
Everytime, when I go shopping, I buy some sort of scrapbook supply. I had to stop though, money is tight.

What is Crossfit?
Love your header.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Cool blog. Congrats on 100 posts.

Lindsey said...

showin some love SITS style! I love the list! You seem like one fiesty mama! :)

Blissful Babe said...

Aw, I couldn't read past 97! The Project Playlist was in the way! Poo!!

Congrats on being the SITS Friday Favorite!!

Karen said...

Congrats on FB and the 100th post, I really enjoyed your 3 featured posts, you definitely have the snark necessary for a good middle school teacher (I was one for 1 crazy year and then switched to HS, I couldn't hack MS). I love your "voice"'re going on my bloglines right now! :)

Alicia said...

Wow, that was a great list!!! I would be racking my brain to think of 100 things!!

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

Happy SITS day!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Fun list. Although I'm 20 years ahead of you, I found some commonalities. I teach 10th grade English, I grew up riding horses, and I wear flip flops (over here they are called slippers) every day. My 100th postis comingup soon and I need to figure out what to do.

Congrats on your SITS day.

Amanda said...

Wow that is some list...
I drove 3.5 hours for a tatoo for the same reason. Not that I am going to get more than one, but they are not legal!
Congrats on being the featured blogger!!

The Tildy Spot said...

Awesome list. I'm told my drawl comes out when I'm tired and cranky. :)

Monkey's Momma said...

Well hi there! I'm Michaelle, AKA Monkey's Momma. You sound like a crazy, fun-loving gal! I love to read too! I hope that your brother is doing all right.

Putting you on my blogroll, if you don't mind.

I have 1 tattoo.

Katie said...

Here from SITS. Congrats on your win!!! I don't think I could think of 100 things about me.

Pink Ink said...

You'll have to let us know when you appear on Jeopardy! :-)

Congrats on your SITS day!!

Wolf said...

congrats on the 100 posts and on your SITS day!

i LOVE pineapple pizza too. and hawaiian. yum. my hubby likes pepperoni though, and they don't tend to make pineapple pizza in the frozen I don't get it much anymore!

Michelle said...

Thanks for your list, SITSah! Congrats on Featured blog!

Sarah said...

Love your blog design.

Random Things: 1. I did a list like this once upon a time, but am hard pressed to think of even 20 things now! 2. The farther along I get in my pregnancy with child#2, the more things irritate me! :)

Martha said...

Great list SITSta! Congrats on being the featured blog. What an adorable place you have here, oh, I got some snacks from the pantry, hope that's okay. Thanks so much, it's all delish!

♥Trina♥ said...

I love your list. I know that we could be great friends because there so many things on your list that would be on mine. :)

Kristen said...

Love your 100 things...I have 3 tattoos and the third I got with my friends (one is my boss)
So glad to see your brother is awake and you got to talk to him.
Congratulations again!!!

The Acting Mom said...

Love the list!
Hello from SITS!

Nana said...

Love the list. I am addicted to QVC. I am having the hardest time not erasing that. I better find a 12 step program.

Annie said...

Happy SITS FB day to you!! You can read my 100th meme post at

Michelle said...

Dancing hamsters?? :)

Denise said...

I absolutely love your list!!! Congrats on your 100th post (and a great one at that!) and being the Queen of the Day!!!

Leslie said...

I LOVE your list. You are so creative with your posts. I have enjoyed reading them.

About me...

I am 38 but look ten years younger...until my 17 year old is standing next to me.

I can still solve a Rubik's cube.

I love to sing and usually sing the alto part...even when singing along to the radio.

Rachel C. said...

Awesome list! I can never think of things to write about myself unless there are prompts. And great blog decorating! You're all Christmasy!

Paula said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I'm on day three so by the 100th hopefully I'll have this thing down. I love the list and my have to "lift it" but in a smaller version. I spellcheck is my BFF too!

i'm black betty said...

congrats on your SITS day!!! i LOVE your header pic. the bow is just the right touch for his hair!!! LOL!!!!

have a great day!

T said...

you had me at Pineapple pizza, sure I was staring in the mirror by the time I passed "hate celery" "costume designer" and "cold weather wimp" I was thinking twins separated at birth - only I'm closer to your Wii fit age (oddly enough MY Wii fit age is 29 - or at least it was the last time I felt thin enough to check!)

Congrats on the SITS day in the sun - enjoy :)

Whitney said...

Well! Congrats on the 100th post, that's awesome! And on being the featured blog of the day!

The Muse said...

So at the 200th post what can we expect :)?
This was fun.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Sits Day!

This Little Hen said...

Congrats on the featured blog!! I am new to blogging but when I hit my 100th blog I will be copying this idea. I love that in 2 minutes I got to know some really neat things about you. Have a great FEATURE DAY!

M&K said...

Enjoy your spot light today! Love your blog, your list of 100 and your door wreath!

SgtSudsWife said...

I read the list. It was great!
1.I don't like to cook either..I am just lazy LOL
2. I need to get the Wii so I can get WiiFit
3. I have 2 beautiful little is rotten and one is my sweet one
4.I am an Army wife
5. I grew up a Navy brat
6.Husband used to be Marines before I have been involved in 3 branches one way or another
7.I am very patriotic
8.I used to play softball
9.Now I am to busy to play anything LOL
10.My soldier will be home for R&R this month and I am so excited I can't think straight.
11.I love reading blogs

Ok that is enough for now. I guess I should save some for my blog huh.

Happy Friday! Congrats on being the featured blog!

Valerie said...

Congrats on being the FB today! The list was a great idea for both your 100th post and FB. Hmmm a couple random things about me . . . I secrety want a bright red bra. I never miss an episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Have a great day!

Jess said...

Wow I wonder if I could list 100 things about me. Sorry to hear about your brother my prayers are with him. From one Texas gal to another that was a great list!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Congrats on the featured blog, SITSta!

Deann said...

LOVE your list!!

I'm from TX so love it best too of the states I've lived in!!

Congrats on the SITS win!!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Middle school teach here too! Home ec to be exact ; )

Ann On and On... said...

Love the list.... I did one not to long ago. (Check it out at my blog. I now go into depth about each on every Thursday.)

*I hope your brother is doing better...
*My husband has been trying to get me to do Cross Fit. I need more info from you....why do you like it?
*Thanks for sharing so many wonderful details. It's the best way to get to know someone.

Lynda said...

What a great list! Congrats on being the SAUCY SITSa today :-)

Michelle said...

I feel so inadequate. I didn't celebrate at all when I hit 100 posts.

But I did read your whole list. Does that make it better?

angi_b72 said...

Very good list!! Congrats on your 100 posts!! Stopping by from SITS!!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Congrats on your 100th post!
I love flips flops, though, it gets too cold here to wear them all year long, I try though, even when my toes have turned blue, it's then, and only then do I break down and stop wearing them, cause you know socks and flip flops just don't mix...

jori-o said...

Congrats on 100! I am super close to that number too, but I don't think I have the energy to post 100 things about myself...impressive!! It's been fun "getting to know you"! Another SITS match! Love your stuff! You're going on my blogroll (hope that's okay)

landofennui said...

I love the blog decor. And I am so with you on number 17, though mine is due to a 6th grade teacher

bloggingexperiments said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Way to go SITSta.

La Belette Rouge said...

100th post and SITS blog of the day. Sounds like you should order a Pineapple pizza, snap open a Diet coke or an Apple Martini and get to celebrating. Congrats to you!!!:-)

Carla said...

YOU ARE FEATURED BLOG TODAY! Nice to meet ya SITSta! Great facts, Tex is my favorite place too! You are one cool chick! (let me say again I love the third picture of your header:)

Marrdy said...

Very cool, a Dad who is a drummer in a country band. Can I borrow him? Diet Coke is my morning drink of choice too. congrats on your SITS day.

Penz said...

I just found my new best friend! :) I love your ideas. Maybe you can get me on track and motivated. :) Happy sitsta day and have a Merry Sitsmas!

BoufMom9 said...

Fantastic list. Question... you hate to cook but make a mean creme brulee? How is that possible??? LOL

I love to cook but can't make creme brulee to save myself :(

Happy SITS DaY!

C'mon Cori said...

Seattle, winter, still have the flops!!!

The Rambler said...

congrats on your special day!!!

Visiting via SITS! Wasn't that Tuesday fun? My fingers hurt and I'm so glad I could stop stalking the site for a couple of hours without thinking I was missing something :)

**Interesting fact...I love SPAM? (Hawaii born and raised. It's a

Rachael said...

Great list! I am very impressed! I don't know if I could come up with so many things! Um....

I am weird because I like dipping pretzels in guacamole (better than tortilla chips)!
I don't like pizza!
I like to read the morning newspaper in my bed at night!
I am a flip-flop girl too, but living in the D.C. area, we get too cold in the winter so, occasionally I will wear them with socks (not out in public though)

Love your blog and congrats on your 100th post!

Megan R. said...

Happy SITS day!!! I love your blog, it's great!!

feather k said...

Congrats on your win!!

momma said...

congratulations on 100 posts! and congratulations on winning the sits prize ~ i'm over my jealousy now :)

also, so glad your brother is improving!

Christine said...

Over here from SITS. Enjoyed my walk around

Marshmallow Circus said...

Great list! Happy 101 blog posts. :)

Columbia Lily said...

yo....just saying hi....

angie said...

Happy SITS Day! Wow, I wonder how long it would take my to come up with a list?!

LORI said...


kim said...

I found your blog through SITS and really enjoyed reading all of your posts. LOVE your 100 list! Makes me want to do one myself.

vanilla said...

Had it not been for the reference to creme broulee, the flute and the baptist college, I might have concluded that you are a redneck.
Oh, wait. That would be the creme broulee and the flute.
We do have at least one thing in common: the middle school teaching thing. Mine's over, though, since there is clearly a generational difference! Oh, and I taught math. Don't hate me.

vanilla said...

Wait. Am I intruding here? Is this a ladies only site? Well, my Beloved Beautiful Better Half tells me I spend too much time "on the computer" anyway.