February 03, 2005

100 Things

Everybody else did their 100 things ages ago, but since I'm avoiding all the things I should be doing (like more vomit covered laundry) and because I can type and cuddle girl who just wants to "be holded", I've decided to make my own list.

  1. I have three children.
  2. I absolutely love the names we picked for them and love to see them written down.
  3. I have two brothers and nothing in common with either of them.
  4. I like to paint -- watercolors mostly, though I used to do oils.
  5. I've even sold a few.
  6. I also make notecards.
  7. Some day I'm going to have an art show at least at a coffee shop.
  8. I'd get more sleep at night if Frasier wasn't on so late.
  9. I was a German major in college.
  10. I wanted to be a history major, but I got a B in my first history class and decided to major in German instead.
  11. It only required eight courses in German.
  12. I graduated from college in three years.
  13. I graduated from high school in three years too.
  14. I turned 20 a month before I finished college.
  15. I had a 3.62 GPA.
  16. I went to graduate school for German Literature.
  17. I hated it and tried to drop out after one year.
  18. The department chair called me in, yelled at me and made me cry.
  19. I decided to stick it out.
  20. I was a T.A.
  21. My students almost all hated me.
  22. One tried to have me fired for giving him a B+
  23. He probably didn't even deserve a B+.
  24. I finished with a 3.85 GPA.
  25. After my MA, I decided I didn't want to study German literature any more.
  26. I got an MLIS from the University of Alabama.
  27. I'd never heard of Bear Bryant until I got to Tuscaloosa.
  28. I finished with a 4.0 GPA.
  29. Since my GPA got better with each degree, I needed to quit while I was ahead.
  30. I got married while I was getting my library science degree.
  31. My husband was still in college in another state.
  32. It was a nice way to get adjusted to married life really.
  33. My wedding caused a huge rift with my mother.
  34. My parents attended, but we didn't speak for almost a year after.
  35. We get along ok now, but I don't think she's ever forgiven me for not having her wedding.
  36. My mom furnished our house with extra stuff from around my parent's house.
  37. She's a great bargain hunter and antique finder. I'm not.
  38. After graduate school, I got my first and only real job as a reference librarian at a university's education library.
  39. I liked the work.
  40. My favorite parts were running the library's website, going down to the basement to read ancient periodicals, and days at the reference desk when no one asked for help and I could just read.
  41. I have more books than I will ever read.
  42. I like some good literature, some great literature and far too many Regency romance novels.
  43. I quit working for pay after my son was born.
  44. My husband was still in law school.
  45. Law school summer jobs pay very well, thank goodness.
  46. I think I deserve an honorary JD for having sat through countless law school discussions and for being subjected to my husband giving me a lecture on tracing deeds after a "very exciting" property class.
  47. I have no desire to be a lawyer.
  48. After law school my husband clerked for a judge in Alaska.
  49. I hate being cold, so the thought of going to Alaska terrified me.
  50. We drove up through Canada.
  51. It took ten days to get from Phoenix, AZ to Fairbanks.
  52. That was driving several 600 mile days.
  53. My son is a very good traveler.
  54. I loved Alaska.
  55. I would love to live there again.
  56. Right after we got there, I miscarried.
  57. It was a partial molar pregnancy.
  58. We hadn't told our families I was pregnant.
  59. We've never told them I had a miscarriage.
  60. I wasn't supposed to get pregnant for a year and they monitored my hcg levels every month.
  61. I got pregnant after six months.
  62. She's 2 1/2 now.
  63. We moved back to the Lower 48 when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant.
  64. I don't recommend that.
  65. We took the ferry down to Washington.
  66. I do recommend that.
  67. Our house was the last house we looked at on the first day we went out looking.
  68. We put an offer on it the same day.
  69. We bought into the neighborhood just before it got expensive.
  70. We couldn't afford to buy a house here now.
  71. Our house was built in 1920.
  72. It was almost totally rebuilt in 1990.
  73. I'm glad not to be the one doing all those renovations.
  74. I taught my son to read when he was three.
  75. My daughter climbs everything.
  76. My second daughter was born the day before election day 2004.
  77. I voted early.
  78. She has a hemangioma on her forehead.
  79. I dress her in a lot of hats.
  80. I was baptized when I was 22.
  81. I like nursing my babies.
  82. I nursed the oldest until he was 25 months old.
  83. The second weaned at 20 months, when I was 6 months pregnant with the third.
  84. I want to nurse my youngest until she's at least two.
  85. I love hot baths.
  86. I also love hot tea.
  87. I'm addicted to sweets.
  88. My favorite restaurant dessert is tiramisu.
  89. I've always liked to cook.
  90. It irritated me when people would ask me if I was learning to cook after I got married.
  91. I hate cleaning.
  92. I've gotten a lot tidier after having children.
  93. They find the messes and exacerbate them.
  94. I've lived in 8 states.
  95. I never want to move again.
  96. I've been to 48 states.
  97. Not Nevada or Louisiana
  98. I like to travel, but don't get to very often.
  99. With no relatives near by, all our vacations involve visiting family.
  100. I'm apparently good at self-centered navel gazing, because this list didn't take very long to write.

Wow--impressive list of things you got going there! I've thought about doing that, but I always get stuck after about three or four.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 3, 2005 12:20 PM

Clearly those children of yours aren't allowing you a sufficient amount of navel gazing time.

Posted by: Jordana at February 3, 2005 12:57 PM

Maybe I'll set up a mirror here in the office and close the door...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 3, 2005 02:30 PM

I came over from your comment on my blog.
I love reading other people's 100 things. I have thought of writing one also, but I can't seem to narrow it down to only 100, and I doubt anyone wants to read 1000 things about me ;-)

I'll definitely be back.

Posted by: chris at February 3, 2005 08:38 PM