100 Things

I wrote this over seven years ago and just found it hanging around under my private post archives. Most of these things are still true. My life has changed, but I remain the same for the most part. I haven’t changed any of it, just publishing it to a public post because, you know, why the hell not?

Here it is, because everybody’s doing it.

  1. I got married last year to a man who is my very best friend and I am always in love with him.
  2. I love dogs and my last one passed away recently. The one thing I wish I had most in the world is a dog.
  3. I bought my first house with my husband last year.
  4. I do not feel that I am “grown up” enough to take care of a house, all the bills, etc. I do it, but I hate every waking moment of it.
  5. My wedding ring and engagement ring have sapphires as the main stone.
  6. I have one brother and he is 2 years younger than me. I often feel that he is a better person than I am.
  7. I do not exercise but know I should. I really hate the gym and have never gone more than a handful of times.
  8. The more time I spend on a computer the worse my spelling and my grammar become. There was a time that both were perfect.
  9. I am not fond of children and there are only a handful that I can actually tolerate for more than a few minutes – a few of these children I find quite likable.
  10. I despise my job and, like everyone, I’m having a hard time finding another one.
  11. I have an Easy-Bake oven on my desk and cake and brownie mixes in my drawer.
  12. I also have a Pope in a Snowglobe from the Vatican, blessed by Pope John Paul II. So, I can make it snow on the Pope…verra cool.
  13. I have only been to another continent once when I went to Spain, except for my trip to the top of South America in Costa Rica.
  14. I twirl my hair to the point that it irritates even me.
  15. I smoke too much, but I really like to smoke.
  16. I don’t drink as much as people think I do. I see my friends, but usually I have only a couple of drinks – maybe one every 45 minutes to an hour.
  17. I lay in bed for about an hour and a half before I fall asleep no matter what time I go to bed.
  18. Rats are the only animals I am afraid of, especially those big water rats. shudder
  19. I do not like window shades or wallpaper.
  20. My face is very non-symmetrical. I couldn’t get plastic surgery because I still don’t think it would look ‘right’.
  21. I really do not like having my picture taken and will normally hide when a camera is around.
  22. If I could choose my parents, I’d choose the same ones.
  23. I love the water and like to be near it all the time.
  24. Even though I don’t like the winter, I still don’t want to move from Boston.
  25. But I complain about the weather here all the time.
  26. I don’t have a sweet tooth, I have a fat tooth – dairy and meat and nuts….mmmmmm…..
  27. I love to go see local bands, but I don’t do that often.
  28. If I don’t think I can accomplish a task perfectly, even if it’s just a hobby, I normally won’t bother doing it at all.
  29. Most of my friends are men. I find women catty and dishonest. I have split with most of the close women friends I’ve ever had.
  30. I thought turning 30 would bother me, but it didn’t. So far, so good.
  31. If I could be anything, I would love to work in forensics. I know it isn’t all Hollywood glamour, but figuring out fingerprints, blood samples, fibers – just researching to a definitive goal must be so rewarding.
  32. I’ve never had a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but I’ve always wanted to try one.
  33. I’ve always wanted to be a better cook, but never had the time. Maybe if I had more time to cook….?
  34. My favorite car is a 1963 Corvette.
  35. I am a bit of a mutt – mostly Irish with a smattering of Scandinavian, Welsh, maybe Sioux….
  36. If I ever get fed up with life, I’d probably just move to Maine, work in a bookstore and have a house full of dogs.
  37. I do love the city, though. Quiet makes me anxious.
  38. My lucky number is 21.
  39. My favorite color is black because it goes with everything.
  40. My favorite flowers are lilacs. I think they smell heavenly.
  41. I love the funny papers and believe that they are one of the greatest simple pleasures of life.
  42. I also love ice cream and frappes. I wish I had some ice cream everyday – no berries, please.
  43. I love eating out and feel that bad wait service can completely ruin an otherwise wonderful meal. If you hate it, go do something else for work. Gee Zus.
  44. My hair is going gray but I don’t want to dye it because I’m too lazy to keep doing it and then it will really look like hell.
  45. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the drums.
  46. I’m on the fence about getting my motorcycle license. I think I’d miss being a passenger and getting to look around and relax.
  47. I drink my coffee black, but will drink it if it comes with cream and sugar. I won’t drink it if it comes only with cream or only with sugar.
  48. I wish I was taller. Tall people fascinate me. I usually stare at them like they’re freaks but I’m really thinking “Man, I wish I was that tall.”
  49. When I was young, I went to Mass every Sunday. I haven’t been to Mass since I was 12.
  50. I walk very fast and people always yell at me “Slow down, Speed Racer!”
  51. I am afraid of being poor.
  52. I have never had any substantial amount of money of my own.
  53. I have been employed since my 14th birthday and my first job was McDonald’s. I worked there for a year and a half.
  54. I always wondered if I kept working there, maybe I’d own a franchise and be loaded by now.
  55. I’ve also worked in a fish store, a dry cleaner, an insurance company, a retail store and a tech company. The fish store was the easiest, but I stunk to high heaven after my shift. But, free scallops!
  56. I am thinner than I should be. I come from a thin family but I eat whatever I want. Genetics will run out on me someday….
  57. I cannot tan. My skin is so pale that I burn, get sun poisoning, peel, and I’m back to white.
  58. If I ever get plastic surgery, it will be an eyelift. My eyes are very droopy. They droop in the corners and underneath, like a bassett hound. Attractive, no?
  59. I’ve always wanted to go on an African safari. I’m afraid everything will become extinct before I get there.
  60. I wish I was a better photographer. I enjoy it but I’m not very good at it.
  61. I’m terrible at math. It’s the only subject I wasn’t good at and I still can’t even add numbers in my head.
  62. I have a lot of food cravings:chicken coconut thai soup, steak tartare, ice cream, chocolate milk, rootbeer floats, my mother’s lasagna, her mac and cheese, her roast beef, and her stuffing, my aunt’s tapioca pudding…mmmmmm…hungry…..
  63. I think my mother is a good cook but she rarely eats anything. Her lasagna is the best but she’s never had it.
  64. My father wanted to name me Deirdre. My mother was afraid people would name me DeeDee or Diarrhea.
  65. My parents have always have a pool table and I like to play so I should be a very good pool player. I’m not. I am also a sore loser.
  66. I don’t like to play team sports. I am too competitive and get angry with fellow teammates. Again, I am a sore loser.
  67. I went to Catholic school for 12 years and I’m very glad. I received a wonderful education there.
  68. I started out as a Marine Biology major in college. I graduated as an English major with a technical writing concentration. Go figure.
  69. I wish I red hair. Not orange red, but a snazzy auburn red, like a summer sunset red.
  70. I had to take typing in high school and I could type 120 words a minute. I forgot how and now I use the 2 finger method.
  71. The word I most often incorrectly type is ‘the’ – I type it ‘teh’. It’s infuriating.
  72. I hate shopping and buy most things on the internet just so I can avoid stores – books, clothes, shoes, beauty products – you name it.
  73. No matter how hard I try, I cannot eat with chopsticks. I do try though and I usually end up making a mess. It’s been a 15 year work in progress.
  74. I absolutely hate washing dishes by hand. It is my #1 least favorite household chore.
  75. I’ve wanted a tattoo for 13 years, but I don’t have one yet. My father said it would make me look like a ‘nasty broad’.
  76. I bruise easily and a lot. I can’t remember where half of them come from but I have black and blues all over. I crash into everything.
  77. I started an Environmental Group at my high school. It took 6 months to get them to put cans in the recycle bin. Small victories…
  78. I like watching hockey, baseball and sometime basketball. I will not watch football or soccer.
  79. I love nature shows and cooking shows, old cartoons and The Simpsons. My guilty pleasure is the Anna Nicole show. I can’t believe she actually functions on any level.
  80. Scariest movie scene: when the clown comes out from under the bed in Poltergeist. I was about 7 or 8 when I saw that and it scared the hell out of me.
  81. I have no artistic ability of any kind. Even my stick figures look terrible.
  82. There are 2 kinds of people in this world: Elvis people and Beatles people. I am an Elvis person.
  83. I don’t like sugar in my iced tea.
  84. I have never had a speeding ticket.
  85. I have blue eyes. They’re more of a gray-blue than a real blue-blue.
  86. I love mayonnaise and put it on everything – steak, chicken, ham, baked potatoes, french fries, hot dogs, hamburgers. Hellman’s, please.
  87. If I didn’t have to work I’d work as a volunteer for the animal shelter.
  88. I hate wedding and baby showers. They’re just shakedown for gifts. Take the check and leave me in peace!
  89. I do not like to share, especially my food. In elementary school, I would lick whatever I had brought for a snack so no one would ask me to share. Get your own damn Snickers bar, you mooch! On occasion, I will still do this and may resort to slapping wandering hands that come near my plate.
  90. I don’t like Starbuck’s coffee because I think it tastes burnt. I am a Dunkin Donuts girl by nature.
  91. I will not drink diet tonic under any circumstances and heavily prefer Coke to Pepsi.
  92. I like saying ‘tonic’. It confuses people from California.
  93. I’ve been to California and I like the San Francisco area but not the San Diego area.
  94. I am sarcastic, cynical, and not what you’d call a ‘people-person’ as I think most people are assheads. But, of course, I love you! Oh, yes I do.
  95. I have 7 email addresses. I use 4 of them daily.
  96. I am allergic to cats and I generally don’t like them. I’ve met one or two cool cats and that’s because they acted like dogs.
  97. My dream vacation is to go to Australia for a month.
  98. I enjoy hand-writing letters to people, but I don’t often do it anymore.
  99. Sometimes I use British English spellings for things and I have no idea why – flavour, colour – no sense at all.
  100. Writing up lists beats the hell out of working.
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2 Responses to 100 Things

  1. I like no 9 the most. I feel the same. I’m not even sure my own children fall in the quite likeable category. Certainly not for longer than minutes at a time.

  2. Tanya says:

    damn…i miss you.