Saturday, January 3, 2009

Significant Snail is 100 Posts Old!

Welcome to my first post of 2009, which also happens to be my 100th post! I know many bloggers do something special to commemorate their 100th post. For example, I thought about writing a special poem:

Today is my 100th post
and for you, dear reader,
I want to raise a special toast

Ok, that's just undeserved punishment for all of us, isn't it? I suppose I could dress it up with colorful language and gratuitous sex and it would read much better, but I'm just not feeling all poetical.

Then I thought about a giveaway. More specifically, wouldn't it be awesome to give $100 each to the first 100 people who leave comments? Yes, it would be awesome, but quite expensive as well, so that one's out of the question. Not to mention I've never had 100 comments. That could change if I gave away money!

Instead of poetry and money, I'm keeping with time honored tradition and (since this is a long weekend and I have plenty of time) I'm going to post a list of 100 pieces of useless information bits of trivia about myself.

Before you dip out on me without reading the list read the list, let me just take a moment to thank you for coming by to read my posts. Do come again!

1. I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
2. The first time I cried at a movie I was in the 4th grade. Yes, I got teased.
3. I recently cried when I saw the movie Marley and Me. No one teased me this time.
4. I have lived in five different states.
5. I collect frogs. Not live ones, although that's an interesting thought...
6. I spent the Saturday after Christmas watching a billion part series about World War II. It ran from late morning to 11ish at night. Does this make me a geek?
7. I'll take a good cup of coffee over a glass of champagne any day.
8. I've had a variety of pets, but currently own two cats.
9. I once had two fire-bellied newts. They were adorable.
10. I tried smoking as a teen but I was clumsy and broke the cigarette in half trying to tap the ashes off. I didn't want to use my money that way anyhow.
11. I like snow.
12. I like to sew.
13. I can knit a little and crochet not at all.
14. I love to bake and enjoying cooking in general.
15. I'm a middle child.
16. I like my steak medium rare.
17. I'm a word person - I enjoy word puzzles and reading.
18. Conversely, I am not much of a math person.
19. But speaking of math, I did do better at geometry than algebra...
20. I like sushi, escargot and caviar.
21. Don't ask me to eat liver. Ok, I might if I really had to. But only if.
22. I'm pretty good with directions/maps. That time in Albuquerque doesn't count.
23. I tend to procrastinate.
24. I can be organized. Depending on how you define organized. Let's just say I know where things are.
25. I like rocks. A lot. I sometimes wish I'd majored in geology.
26. I've been to 32 of the states in the U.S.
27. I would eventually like to see every state in the U.S., especially Alaska (cruise) and Hawaii.
28. I prefer coke to pepsi.
29. Years ago I repelled off of a 100 foot cliff. Yes, I swore the first time...
30. Spiders creep me out. And cockroaches are disgusting too.
31. I learned to ice skate in college.
32. I think Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the most amazing skaters ever. I wish I could skate like her!
33. I've never been in a fist fight, but I've thought about it a time or two.
34. Only my ears are pierced and I intend to keep it that way.
35. I don't have any tattoos and doubt I ever will. But hey, if I make it to 90, who knows?
36. I had a French pen pal in high school. He sent me an edelweiss (his mother was a florist).
37. McDonald's makes the best fast food fries.
38. I'll turn 48 this month..soon....
39. Once upon a time I collected Swamp Thing comic books.
40. I don't have a Facebook account, but my mom does.
41. When I was a teenager I had a dress with roses all over it. I wore rose oil every time I wore that dress 'cause I thought it was cool to smell like a rose and look like one too.
42. I believe you can be too rich and too thin.
43. I hate when a good movie has a sequel and you have to wait 2 or 3 years to see it. What if you die before then?? You'll never know what happened next!!!
44. I wish I were a couple inches taller.
45. I have been to Mexico, Canada and the Bahamas.
46. There is not any place in the world I would not wish to see. But there are some places I would be afraid to visit.
47. I just don't get NASCAR. Or boxing.
48. I prefer feather pillows.
49. My bra size is - HAH! I wouldn't actually tell you that!
50. One of my favorite childhood stories was about a dog who belonged to himself.
51. I love avocados.
52. Artichokes are delicious too.
53. My watch battery died a year and a half ago. I just look at my cell phone or computer to tell time. Or the clock in my car.
54. Frank Lloyd Wright was an awesome designer.
55. Robert Frost was an awesome poet. Emily Dickinson too. Among others ...
56. Love pecans.
57. I once broke my toe smacking into a toilet...I was running...the rug slipped...
58. Once I was walking backward and turned around and walked into a pole.
59. I rode a bike into the back of a car because I was looking behind me.
60. I was run over by a bike in college. There was a perfect tire mark across my ass.
61. Numbers 57 through 59 occurred before college. Thankfully.
62. I'm not much of a bowler, or golfer for that matter.
63. I have worn glasses or contact lenses since 3rd grade.
64. I've never broken any major bones. Only toes a couple times.
65. I've driven 13 hours straight a couple times. I don't recommend it.
66. Red is one of my favorite colors to decorate with. As an accent color.
67. I have a beautiful painting of two rabbits. I'll post it someday.
68. I can't paint or draw well but I wish I could.
69. I've gotten a couple of ribbons over the years for photos I've taken.
70. I wrote a lot of poetry in jr. high and high school.
71. I have a hard time writing 'serious' poetry. Humor is more my type.
72. This past year I had to break down and buy reading glasses.
73. I collect old recipe booklets put out by various companies. The oldest one predates gas and electric stoves.
74. I love to go barefoot.
75. A good pedicure is a lovely thing.
76. I saw Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Only play I've seen on Broadway.
77. I cried when I saw Phantom of the Opera. It was wonderful.
78. Once I got a tiny metal crochet hook stuck in my finger. Probably one reason I don't crochet.
79. I have two daughters. They both play soccer.
80. My kindergarten crush was named John.
81. In grade school I knew a boy named Daniel Boone. I had a huge crush on him.
82. I've had at least 2 other boyfriends whose names began with J.
83. My ex-husband's name starts with a J.
84. My ex and I get along pretty well.
85. His girlfriend is Filipino and she and I also get along quite well.
86. Mosquitoes are horrific insects. They should all go away.
87. When I was a teen I imagined myself being a rich old spinster with nieces that I would take on trips to Europe.
88. Actually, that's still not such a bad idea....I still have to achieve the rich and old part. Spinster went out the window some time ago.
89. I wouldn't want to leave my nephews out, so I'll take them too.
90. I think a good sense of humor is one of the most valuable assets a person can have.
91. One time I had to perform the Heimlich on my dog. Thankfully it worked. My girls were watching.
92. I wish I were a stronger swimmer.
93. I got my first grey hair at 30.
94. I've only ever gotten one ticket. For speeding. I was headed to the airport.
95. I don't like prop planes.
96. I love to rummage through antique stores.
97. My first car was a used Gremlin. The main seal blew. Not an experience I would recommend.
98. When I was a kid I made a house out of toothpicks so the ants could get out of the rain. The ants didn't appreciate my work.
99. I also tried to fix an injured worm with a bandaid. Not successful.
100. Gravy. MMMMmmmmmm.....

That's all your gonna get. Which is probably way more than enough. Next time I hit some milestone I'll find a shorter way to mark the event!

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

I guess I do have a face book account but I never figured out how to use it. In fact, I forgot I had it. Mom

eldersisastronomer said...

Ummm... did I miss the part about the paint flying off the car at highway speeds? Or the Friends of Mr. Cairo tape that scared the bejeebers out of a certain driver?


Significant Snail said...

Mom: well, now I feel better. I thought I must be the last person on earth without one!

ESA: perhaps I'll need to address the paint and terror in another post...

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

ha ha ha That was very interesting and the comments were as well. I learned a great deal about you in this post. Thanks and
Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

I laughed so hard I cried. Read it to the kids.they said when are we going ????

Significant Snail said...

Annie: Thanks for taking time to read all that! I hadn't thought about some of those things in a long time.

Anon: you mean the trip to Europe? We'll go when I achieve the rich and old part....

Anonymous said...

hey what about closing your head in the door???

LUCKY said...

Ok my bags are packed lets blow this popsicle stand!!! ;-)

LUCKY said...

Oh oh the honey Mcgremlin ive been searching for one for awile now!