Tuesday, October 26, 2010

41 things about me




There are the usual 25 things, or 50 things, or even 100 things, but 41 seems quirky and cute and fitting today.

1. I don't like Juicy Fruit gum.  It loses its flavor instantly and reminds me of 1997. 
2. I panic every time I drive over a bridge.  My mind darts to how I would get my kids out of the car and water the fastest if we had an accident.  I hate this about myself, but tend to believe a plan is often a good thing.
3. Pork chops make me sick.  No matter how you cook them.  I don't know why.
4. I cry every time I watch Extreme Home Makeover. 
5. I'm obsessed with throwing parties, but I don't actually know if people like coming to them.
6. I wrote Santa Clause throughout the year until I was 12. And Mrs. Clause wrote me back since Santa was so busy.  I just found out 2 years ago who kept my year-long Christmas imagination alive.
7. I can't stand the feeling of dry sand on my feet.
8. Speaking of which, I have the ugliest toes in the world.  Besides my husband.
9. Fresh flowers wrapped in paper are one of my favorite things.  Giving them is one step better.
10. I think I am brave.
11. I love getting letters.  And writing them.  And hope to be a postmaster in another life.
12. My religion is my core.
13. Waking up to the smell of bbq meat in a smoker reminds me of my husband.  And makes me sigh.
14. I put a bead in my ear when I was a kid and it took 3 doctors to get it out. And the one who called his tool to remove it an alligator should get fired.
15. I don't remember my dreams, but wake up with intense feelings from them.
16. I ran into a brick wall as a kid and have a hefty scar on my forehead from it.  
17. A few weeks ago I ran into the corner of a bookshelf, which coincidentally just continued the route of my scar on my forehead in perfect harmony.
18. I love vintage books.  And sometimes buy them just for the color.
19. My mind is so random sometimes, and then so concentrated during others.
20. Sometimes I get teary-eyed when I edit photos. When I know "I got it."
21. I get insanely nervous right before every photo shoot, and then after it's over I think how the crap am I so lucky to do this?
22. I think my beauty marks on my face are pretty, but wonder if others do.
23. I miss being on stage.
24. I love making bread.
25. I interrupt when people are talking.  This is the worst and most inconsiderate habit and I HAVE to stop it.
26. I am impatient.
27. I wonder if people know how much I love them.
28. Sometimes I don't remember who I was before I had children, but somehow like myself better now.
29. I am freaking out about turning 30 in a few months.  And not in a good way.  Like, tears.
30. By my 30th birthday I was supposed to have had 4 kids, a boob job to put the girls back in place, and laser stretch mark reduction surgery.  Uhm... not even close.
31. I love working out, and I also love hurting the day after because it makes me remember that I am strong.
32. I love libraries and the smell of books.
33. I battle depression.  It's in my blood and I am finally not scared to admit it.
34. I think a man with a diaper bag is super sexy.
35. Seeing pies behind a glass case makes me happy, but I don't like pies more than cake.
36. I don't really like cake.  Go figure.
37. I feel inadequate most of the time.
38. I get deja vu a lot.
39. I hope that one day I can be Doris Day, Jane Austen, and that gorgeous trendy woman I saw outside of Target yesterday all in one. With a little bit of me in the mix, too.
40. Listening to my husband and kiddos play together is one of my most favorite sounds.
41. I have so much love to give. And hope I am doing a good enough job giving it.


***and a little food for thought***
“Of all the creations of the almighty there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God. Who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth.” -Gordon B. Hinckley

8 comments:

likeschocolate said...

I don't like driving over briges either because I am afraid of losing control of the car and ending up in the water.

Meichelle said...

It sounds like you are describing me. Except for the making bread part.:) I can't cook!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

#25 Me too...in fact, I just had to interrupt my reading of your fine post just to tell you that. It's a sickness I tell you! LOL

Cherie said...

I loved reading all of these things about you. I think you pretty much rock.
As I was reading your list I was wondering if I could come up with my own. I think it would be hard.
You done good - and it will be fun to look back on this list in 10 years.

Kendra said...

What a fun idea!! The whole bridge thing must be motherly intuition!!

Stef said...

Ah, I loved this. Getting to know 41 more things about you!
We drove over a long bridge this summer in CA and I was so scared that there would be an earthquake and we would die.
Boob jobs are overrated. Not that I know anything about it, but they so are.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

There were several of these that i thought ME TOO!! Maybe thats why i like you so much. And i dont even have to be at your parties to know they are awesome!

Charlotte said...

We have a lot in common, including a forehead scar from running into something.

The sound of husband/children playing makes me very happy, as does libraries and book smells.

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