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100 Random Things About Me

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Are you guys on facebook? I am and recently I’ve been tagged about 100 times to write 25 random things about myself. I was about to do it when I remembered WAY back when I wrote a 100 Random Things about me post on my old site that I lost in the crash (if you are a new reader, long story short… I lost 2 years worth of posts and had to rebuild the site a couple of years ago.)

Anyway, instead of just writing the 25 things I went on a mission to find the 100 ones I wrote back then. Partly because I really wanted to read the old list but mostly because I’m stubborn. I searched my desktop. No luck. Then I remembered the wayback machine! I took a look at my archives for WeightWatchen (my old site name) and TaaaDaaaa! It was there! I was so excited!

Re-reading them was an experience. I had to change a few as they were a bit dated but overall this was my original 100 things about me post.

  1. I love those cheesy mail forwards where you answer questions to get to know your friends. (kind of like this) ;)
  2. I am the biggest sap in the world. I routinely cry watching t.v. dramas, touching commercials or sometimes just by looking at my son.
  3. I sing aloud and dance around like a complete idiot when I’m home with my son. (my workout)
  4. I’m not the biggest fan of Country or Hard Core Rap but everything in between is OK.
  5. I rarely drink but when I do I like to get a little giddy.
  6. My mom is my biggest hero, I’m so much like her, sometimes wish I was more so and sometimes less.
  7. I want to shave my head just once, totally bald. I’ve come close a few times but never had the guts.
  8. I cut my nails really short, so short most people think I bite them.
  9. I love painting my toe nails blue in the summer.
  10. I have a fear of tow stubbing. I seem to do it all the time. (Translation: I’m a klutz)
  11. If I could, I’d wear a pair of Birkenstocks every day.
  12. I brush my teeth in the shower.
  13. I always have the feeling I’m “winging” it. Must be a confidence thing.
  14. I am a jack of all trades and master of none.
  15. I LOVE the fact that I’m in my 30s and am enjoying getting older.
  16. I’m deathly afraid of getting wrinkles.
  17. My son is perfect in every way and I’m enjoying watching him get older.
  18. I don’t want anymore children. UPDATE 3/15/11 – As I sit here 9 months preggers this has, of course, changed. Last year the baby bug bit me BAD! so I will rephrase my original to… I never wanted two babies at the same time. ;)
  19. I have the 2 closest friends in the world they couldn’t be any more different.
  20. I wish I went to art school.
  21. I may be left and right brained but more likely then that, I’m an artist at heart who learned how to fake being a programmer.
  22. As I got older I enjoy gardening.
  23. I LOVE grocery shopping and can spend hours in the store reading and exploring new products.
  24. I love scary movies, even the cheesy slasher types.
  25. I have 5 small tattoos, each one means something different to me.
  26. I love to cuddle.
  27. I’m obsessed with old, black and white pictures of New York City.
  28. I’m obsessed with web culture and technology.
  29. I never thought it would happen, but I can’t keep up with the latest songs, artists or what’s on the radio.
  30. I now listen to the progressive rock/adult alternative station.
  31. If you couldn’t tell already. I may be the worst writer in the world.
  32. I can’t spell (Duh?)
  33. I have no grammar skills
  34. I’ve been growing my hair out so I can donate it to locks for love but now I’m attached to it. Update: I cut it all off.. SLOWLY. The donation never happened.
  35. I don’t recycle. Bad I know. I’m working on it. Update: I am now a proud recycler!
  36. I HATE coffee. Never had a cup, never will.
  37. I hate creamy soups, mayo, sour cream, and ranch dressing.
  38. Mary Poppins is my favorite Disney movie.
  39. I play with the legos and train tracks more then my son does.
  40. I only drink water (except that occasional spirit) and don’t understand peoples fascination with soda.
  41. I have too many interests. I want to take art classes, nutrition classes, dance classes, you name it.
  42. I wish I could speak another language. (yet another class I want to take)
  43. I’ve been wearing the same earrings for months and rarely wear jewelry as accessories.
  44. I can go outside without make-up and wasn’t wearing any for my last driving license photo (I also had super short spikey hair)
  45. I love playing pool, and I’m not half bad but the pool halls around here suck!
  46. I’m a poker fanatic. I played when I was a kid with my grandparents and I’m happy there is a poker phase giving more attention to the game now.
  47. I originally write this while watching poker on TV.
  48. I say “I love you” more times then I can count to my husband and son every day.
  49. I hate going to bed mad, and try to avoid it at all costs.
  50. When anyone is late, I start to worry that something bad may have happened.
  51. I’m not sure what I want to do when I grow up.
  52. For some reason this video made me laugh so hard in college beer was coming out of my nose.
  53. I stay up too late almost every night and regret it every morning.
  54. My index finger is longer then my ring finger. Apparently, this is odd.
  55. I dislocated my knee in high school. No, I’m not an athlete I was just walking. Hence, I’m not an athlete.
  56. I worked at McDonald’s for 5 years.
  57. I celebrated my 21st birthday alone, in a Florida bar/pool hall, because I was working out of state.
  58. When I was little, I wanted to be a runway model but I can’t walk in heels.
  59. Don’t tell my husband but I don’t mind watching football.
  60. I miss working on projects for clients.
  61. I was known for being good at beer pong in college.
  62. I was in the Army Reserves and went through Basic Training right after High School.
  63. I never enjoyed reading until recently.
  64. I LOVE the Jersey Shore and boardwalks.
  65. Atlantic City is my favorite weekend getaway. (Yes I know it’s on the Jersey Shore)
  66. I love to gamble.
  67. My husband and I have been together for 14 years and we’ve been married for 8 of them this April. Update: Now it’s 16 and 10 years! Holy Cow!
  68. I don’t believe in soul mates.
  69. I’m not a fan of organized Religions.
  70. I went to Catholic School for 12 years.
  71. I can’t believe you are still reading these. I’m getting bored writing them.
  72. Sometimes I wish I was closer to my father and brother, but I’m not.
  73. I actually enjoy moving and would love to try a few more states on for size.
  74. I’m happy my husband grounds me from #73.
  75. I love true crime stories.
  76. I wish I were a city girl, but I’m really not.
  77. I love small cars and can’t wait to get a small hybrid.
  78. I love road trips with my husband.
  79. The first concert I saw was Poison, I think I was in 7th or 8th grade.
  80. I’m a horrible clothes shopper and need a lot of help from my friends. Although I’m getting better.
  81. In college I had an obsession with over sized striped shirts (see #80 above)
  82. I still don’t know what size bra I should be wearing.
  83. Serial Killers fascinate me.
  84. I went through a pink phase in my preteen years, which was directly followed by a black phase in high school. Then I was “saved” by the grunge flannel look in the early 90’s. (This may be why I can’t shop for clothes today)
  85. I really do love to cook and experiment with food.
  86. I’m thinking 100 things may be too many now that I started this.
  87. I didn’t get glasses until I was 29 but know I can’t live without them.
  88. I have to get popcorn when I see a movie.
  89. I can’t lay on a beach too long without getting bored.
  90. I love the fact I’m a working mom.
  91. I feel guilty about being a working mom.
  92. I would rather it be hot then cold and every winter I wonder why I don’t live in Florida.
  93. I needed to ask my husband to help with the last few things about myself.
  94. I rub my feet together when I sleep.
  95. I shop too much at Old Navy and try to counter act that with a shirt or two from White House Black Market
  96. I really hate knick-knacks.
  97. I still have notes saved from high school.
  98. My favorite TV shows right now are the Closer, Lost, the Mentalist and whatever else I catch. — Update: Add Mad Men, Walking Dead, and Fringe to that list!
  99. I’d like to think I don’t watch too much TV but I really do.
  100. I’m a Leo through and through.

Ok if you made it this far it’s you’re turn. Do you think you can do it? I’m not going to tag anyone specific but if you blog try it. Writing 100 things about you is quite an experience! :)



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Discussion

There are 32 comments so far.

    fitforfree

    January 29, 2009

    love it :-) these are so fun to read!

    Kim

    January 29, 2009

    LOST is the best show ever. I am glad to hear that my friends and I are not the only one’s still hooked!

    SMK

    January 29, 2009

    Great list Roni!

    I’ll let you know if I get around to making my list.

    Mendy

    January 29, 2009

    There’s a new show on Wednesday nights called Lie to Me, you might like that one too.
    You SHOULD move to Florida!!!

    Elaine

    January 29, 2009

    After reading your blog for almost 4 years now, I thought I knew “everything” about you!! Basic Training?!?! Beer pong?!?! Roni!!! I once had a shaved head…I kept it that way for a year, and I loved it. Actually, I was once in AC with my shaved head and I got a million compliments….it was surreal. I’ll put a picture up on my BTL, so take a look!

    Pubsgal

    January 29, 2009

    Thanks for sharing your list, Roni! This is cool!

    By the way, you may feel otherwise, but you are a terrific writer. Sure, proper grammar and spelling make writing more “usable” for readers, but they don’t make writing “good.” (Sort of like how perfect syntax in code does not necessarily make for great computer programs.) Even if one’s writing is flawless in those ways, it can still be dull and lifeless. Your good writing shines through; I enjoy reading your writing and I learn a lot from you and your site.

    Geri

    January 29, 2009

    I’ve done it!

    Check out my list:

    http://myweigh.webs.com/apps/blog/show/366882-100-random-things-about-me

    Krista S.

    January 29, 2009

    I wrote a list like this back in 2005. It cracks me up to re-read it. And Roni, we have so many *weird* things in common, it’s almost frightening, but I think it’s really cool. I have never heard that anyone else rubs their feet together when they sleep! I have actually worn out sheets.

    Jennie

    January 29, 2009

    #34- I just donated 13 inches, I am on day 7 of growing it back out. I miss it, but may do it again because it is such a great cause.
    #42- je parle francais :) community college language classes are a ball I have my AA in french now.
    #82- I googled bra fitting specialist and found a place in my area… I am waiting until I back in shape, but should go now..
    #89- I barely ever go to the beach, and I live in San Diego.
    ;) I really had fun reading your list
    Jennie

    Annette

    January 29, 2009

    wow, I bet that was a lot of work!!! I love that Mary Poppins is your favorite Disney movie!

    Little Warrior's Mom

    January 29, 2009

    If you still want to shave your head, I’ve got a great excuse for you to do it:

    http://www.stbaldricks.org/

    You raise money for childhood cancer, getting people to pledge money for you to be shaved. Even better, you can set up an event, getting several people to do it. (Like maybe your local fire station or police dept … )

    SAD!!

    January 29, 2009

    OMG – that sheep thing just about made me cry. Poor little bugger!! :)

    Ashley

    January 29, 2009

    As I read through everything, I thought, “That’s me. That’s me too. Hey, and that’s me too.” Then I got to 100, read you’re a Leo too and understood.

    Jamie

    January 29, 2009

    lol…I have a lot of the same things in common… :)

    Sally

    January 30, 2009

    I brush my teeth in the shower too.. Everyone i know this its weird.. I just think it saves time =]

    EmmaElizabeth

    January 30, 2009

    whoa 100 things! i didn’t know if i could do it- so i tried it! it’s my latest post :)

    M

    January 31, 2009

    Check this out about index vs ring finger size.. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090113.wlfinger13/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/

    jan

    January 31, 2009

    I did 100 things on my site a few years ago, also – here are 100 things from a woman in her 50’s –

    http://millyscraps.com/100things.html

    visit me sometime at http://jansdailydish.blogspot.com – i blog post menopausal nonsense daily…

    Jessica

    January 31, 2009

    Basic Training? No kidding! I spent 8+ lovely weeks in FT leonard Wood, Missouri in Jan. 1998. I remember your “old” website, and thought I had read your list. My index fingers are longer than my ring fingers and on my right hand, my index finger is almost the same length. I must be a total freak! ( nothing new under the sun)

    Suzan

    February 1, 2009

    Roni…I knew you were a leo..my mom is my hero..i say i love you too many times to count to hubby and kids..and I am a sap….and this is just a few of things we have in common..your such an inspiration,,thank you

    Laura

    February 7, 2009

    I finally did it! I can’t believe you thought of 100, it took me FOREVER to think of 25 lol!

    Hey now I understand your name. Awesome girl! We do have some things in common namely #1, 4, 9, 10, 18, 27, 29… oh heck I’m tired of scrolling. LOL We have lots in common ;)

    # 96 – LOL! Or maybe you just hate to dust. :)

    ScarLeTTe

    September 17, 2009

    i am perplexed that you Like to GambLe but you dont believe in SouLMates!

    roni

    September 19, 2009

    ScarLeTTe – LOL why? Are they related somehow?

    myra

    December 6, 2010

    enjoyed reading it.
    don’t you think #18 needs to change ? LOL!

    Leah Anderson

    January 25, 2011

    I enjoyed reading this Roni- some of your answers were funny. Im a Leo too (my bday is 7/25) when is your birthday?
    I get bored laying on the beach too :-)

    Jolanta Marzec

    February 17, 2011

    I have enjoyed reading this, somehow I am thinking some of these have changed …especially the one about not wanting more children

    This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

    Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

    evey

    May 22, 2012

    “My index finger is longer then my ring finger. Apparently, this is odd.” This made me smile! There is this urban myth among lesbians that it means you may not be totally straight–so if later in life you find yourself attracted to womyn, well….you can think about that finger.

    thatgirl_101

    December 18, 2012

    Instead of doing 100 facts about me.I’m going to tell you 7 facts about me.
    1.I LOVE Chocolate!
    2.I’m Obsessed with Selena Gomez,One Direction,Taylor Swift,Justin Bieber.
    3.I Love Going Out To Dinner!
    4.Dogs,Cats,Dolphins and Monkeys are my favorite animals.
    5.I Love Music!
    6.I Have Great Handwriting.
    7.I HATE Seafood.