Saturday, January 12, 2008

101 for my 101st

All right, getting up, brushing myself off, and climbing right back up on the horse. O.K. maybe not RIGHT back but you'll have to forgive that little spell of wallowing in my misery. Of course now that I carried on to just about everyone about how TRAGIC losing the first list was, my concern is that people might actually be expecting something entertaining to follow. I'm not really that interesting ( except to myself, I fascinate me). So anyway- here goes.......
  1. 1. I am the oldest of five sisters.
  2. 2. Next month, I will celebrate my 22nd wedding anniversary.
  3. 3. I have three sons.
  4. 4. I live 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
  5. 5. I have a streak of pink hair. It used to be blue and green.
  6. 6. When I'm a blue-haired old lady, I want to literally have blue hair.
  7. 7. I homeschool my two youngest sons.
  8. 8. At my wedding reception the D.J. played "50 ways to leave your lover" by Paul Simon.
  9. 9. This still amuses me.
  10. 10. What he didn't play was "Follow you, follow me" by Genesis, our wedding song.
  11. 11. I gave birth to my youngest son on my 30th birthday.
  12. 12. I prefer odd numbers to even.
  13. 13. Thirteen is my lucky number.
  14. 14. I have never had a professional manicure or pedicure.
  15. 15. This bothers me not at all.
  16. 16. I'm a registered Democrat but I vote Green, if possible.
  17. 17. I can't follow recipes- I usually add or change ingredients.
  18. 18. Don't like to read directions either. I always try winging it first.
  19. 19. I am very allergic to seafood.
  20. 20. I prefer Pepsi to Coke but it's all poison and I'm trying not to drink any of it.
  21. 21. I like to do Sudoku puzzles. (My hubby thinks this is a boring fact that shouldn't be included on the list)
  22. 22. I'm a very fast reader. ( the only thing dh could come up with at first when he was challenged to think of a more interesting fact about me then)
  23. 23. I once saw a ghost.
  24. 24. I don't really know how to use my cell phone and I don't want to learn.
  25. 25 I went to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville when I was 5 years old.
  26. 26. I tend to accrue huge fines at the library.
  27. 27. I went to the Plaza Hotel in NYC for my honeymoon.
  28. 28. We have a pool but I haven't gone in it for the last two years.
  29. 29. I have been to Walt Disney World in Florida 7 times.
  30. 30. I've been to Disneyland in California twice.
  31. 31. I'd go back tomorrow, if I could.
  32. 32. My favorite artist is Van Gogh.
  33. 33. I love the music and the movies of Doris Day.
  34. 34. Coming home from my first day of kindergarten, I got off at the wrong bus stop.
  35. 35. For the first 18 months of our marriage we lived with my grandparents.
  36. 36. Esthetically, I prefer random to patterns.
  37. 37. I've been a maid-of-honor three times.
  38. 38. I buy most of my clothes and household things at flea markets, garage sales and rummage sales.
  39. 39. I have a very hard time paying retail.
  40. 40. I saw the movie "Jaws" when I was 11 years old.
  41. 41. It still effects my enjoyment of the beach.
  42. 42. I put great stock in birth order.
  43. 43. My sons gave me a cowbell for Christmas so I can be in their band.
  44. 44. I failed my drivers test at 17 and didn't try again for a year.
  45. 45. I once pointed at the last fish left in the tank and said "why won't you die?" and it died within the hour.
  46. 46. I try not to point at living things since then.
  47. 47. I completely and utterly knew I was having a girl each time I was pregnant.
  48. 48. My boys names would be Maggie, Emma and Molly if any of them had done the decent thing and been born a girl.
  49. 49. I am very superstitious and I knock wood all the time.
  50. 50. I once went in a Mosh Pit with two of my boys, my niece and my nephew.
  51. 51. I would do it again.
  52. 52. When I was 13 I watched the Love Boat every Saturday night. I wanted to be a cruise director like Julie.
  53. 53. I get very very seasick.
  54. 54. I once went backstage at a Bruce Springsteen concert. Tim and I were with Bruce's brother-in-law and he got us in. Billy Joel was there. I was pregnant and we left early.
  55. 55. We spent a year being foster parents. It was very hard.
  56. 56. I dream of selling our house and most of our stuff and buying a RV and traveling the country.
  57. 57. I tend to romanticize things like long road trips with family, planting big gardens and pet ownership.
  58. 58. My favorite flower is the daisy.
  59. 59. I've been to Stonehenge.
  60. 60. Every morning I drink two mugs of hot tea.
  61. 61. My favorite mug has "I heart my Godmother" on it.
  62. 62. Every morning I wish I did a better Marlon Brando imitation.
  63. 63. I have seen UFOs.
  64. 64. My favorite TV show is The Office.
  65. 65. My Nana K took me the first time I went to Atlantic City and I won $100.
  66. 66. My Nana K took me the first time I went to Bingo and I won $20.
  67. 67. I want my future grandchildren to call me Nana.
  68. 68. I don't ever drink alcohol.
  69. 69. I think about taking it up sometimes.
  70. 70. I once borrowed a incubator from a friend and hatched chickens. Nine of the ten eggs hatched and that's a 90% hatch rate which is unheard of from a first timer.
  71. 71. The chickens were born on Easter and lived with us for 7 months before they moved to a farm and starred in a major motion picture.
  72. 72. I once camped with my boys in a line in a Walmart parking lot for 36 hours so they could buy the latest video game system.
  73. 73. I was a cheerleader and I won a trophy.
  74. 74. It was for "Most Improved".
  75. 75. I've been to the Grand Canyon.
  76. 76. I own a turntable and a large collection of record albums.
  77. 77. I once went horseback riding on the beach in Mexico with my sister and I liked it so much I went back to the same beach a year later with Tim and the boys and did it again.
  78. 78. I'm a fan of Rankin/Bass animation.
  79. 79. I love the smell of honeysuckles.
  80. 80. I spent months raising donations and training to be in The Avon 3 day / 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer research. It was canceled by the sponsors after one day and 15 miles.
  81. 81. I'm not over it.
  82. 82. If I could pick a superpower, I would fly.
  83. 83. I went to a Peace Rally in Washington DC and I walked next to Cindy Sheehan for two minutes.
  84. 84. All I could think to say to her was "thank you".
  85. 85. I drove a small part of Route 66 and would like someday to drive the whole thing.
  86. 86. I was elected Vice President of the P.T.O. at my oldest son's school.
  87. 87. I could never pick a favorite color.
  88. 88. After 18+ years of marriage ,Tim and I renewed our vows at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas.
  89. 89. Elvis was there.
  90. 90. I really enjoy meeting/observing celebrities and taking pictures with them.
  91. 91. My favorite comic strips are "Baby Blues","For Better or Worse" and "Doonesbury".
  92. 92. Random qoutes or song lyrics often pop in my head, like "Kiss my grits" or lately, "Don't tase me, bro."
  93. 93. I sold Tupperware. My mother hosted the one and only home demonstration I did. As I handed out the order books I told people it was very expensive and Rubbermaid was cheaper and just as good.
  94. 94. I maybe wasn't meant for a career in sales.
  95. 95. I worked at a bank as a teller for 3 days.
  96. 96. I called out sick for two of those days.
  97. 97. I've worked as a paper delivery girl, a waitress/chambermaid,and in a bakery.
  98. 98. If you blinked, you missed it.
  99. 99. I'm the least Virgo Virgo you could ever meet.
  100. 100. I used to love thunderstorms and I still do but it's harder now that I live in a house with a leaky roof
  101. 101. I have extraordinarily good luck (I knocked wood while I typed that).


Mosaic*Queen said...

Okay, it's OFFICIAL!!!
You Crack Me Up!!!!!! :-)
Too Funny.....even losing the first list part (sorry, can't help but find it funny too)!
Thanks for the Laugh!!!

PamelaJ said...

This was truly magical and great and funny. Now I want to copy it and do mine again. I am a big fat copycat.

I saw a picture of Doris Day last week and was thinking that Rachel and I should have a Doris Day marathon. Would you like to attend?

Roxanne said...

I'll bring the popcorn!

Aimee said...

See, I didn't know you were a fast reader! The things you find out about people! This list is fantastic. You have led a very interesting life, and again, I am going to copy (the list part, not the life part - it's too late for me)!

jullee said...


jullee said...

SO SORRY for that bizarre post, I was getting ready to type BRAVO etc...and I somehow hit POST !(just don't ask any questions about my computer skills... )

Anyway, I was belly laughing through a lot of the 101 "Roxanne Revelations of Reknown"....I cannot believe i have been conversing with you on the phone for (let's say for arguments sake 1 hour a day on average )for the last several years and i have missed out on so many astounding factoids ! wow, whenever there is a lull in our conversation (which basically never happens)from now on I will have something to get the conversation going..."So Roxanne what did you spend the $100.00 on that you won when your Nana took you gambling in A.C. ?"