Friday, March 20, 2009

100th Post - And 100 Things About Me

I was all set to write Part 2 of the “How to Sell What Where, When Used” when I realized that it is my 100th post! When I started this blog, I didn’t know that I would make it this far or even ever have anyone read what I wrote. But I have continued writing, and a few of you are still reading. Anyway, I think the practice is to write “100 Things About Me” on a person’s 100th blog post. (I will continue Part 2 of the Selling Used series tomorrow.) So without further ado, here are 100 random, uninteresting facts about me:

1. Growing up, I was the only person in my immediate or extended family born outside New York City (I was born in Philadelphia)
2. My family often made fun of my accent
3. I am left-handed
4. So is my mom
5. No on else in my family is
6. I am Jewish
7. I haven’t eaten meat since I was 13
8. Except for a bite of a hamburger about 15 years ago
9. And some buffalo wings around the same time
10. No one else in my family is a vegetarian
11. I have given birth two times
12. I have three children
13. I do not have twins
14. One of my children was adopted
15. From China
16. I flew there to get her after having not flown for 5 years
17. Because I hate to fly
18. I mean I really hate to fly
19. I had to go to the hospital a few weeks before my trip to China because I thought I was having a heart attack
20. I wasn’t.
21. I was having heart palpitations over flying
22. They gave me some pills in the hospital to control my anxiety
23. I used those pills on all of my flights to, from, and within China
24.I haven’t flown since then
25. I once took a train from California to my home in Virginia
26. Even though my company paid for a ticket for me to fly home
27. I have known two people who were in plane crashes
28. One died
29. The other still flies
30. I love to travel
31. I take cars, trains, buses and boats
32. A lot
33. I worked on Pennsylvania Avenue for 9 years
34. I have met four First Ladies
35. And have seen two Presidents
36. I still remember my SAT score
37. I couldn’t stand my freshman year college roommate when I met her
38. She was in my bridal party 14 years later
39. My husband and I only dated long distance
40. He brought me pickles on our first date
41. A huge, huge jar (think Costco size)
42. And I didn’t even like them
43. They weren’t kosher, sour, garlic pickles
44. The only kind I like
45. I am very particular about the pizza I eat
46. And the bagels
47. Only New York pizza, bagels, and sour pickles will do
48. I have lived in 4 states – Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia
49. I am making my way South
50. Since I hate the cold
51. I’d be happy living in Florida year-round
52. I love to read
53. When I am down, I read my childhood books
54. They make me happy
55. I have read some of my books over 100 times
56. I just started baking bread in my bread machine
57. That has been sitting in my house for 9 years
58. I’m eating some now while I type – yum!
59. I haven’t worked full-time in 7 years
60. And I kinda like it, although sometimes I am bored
61. I spend my time cooking things from scratch
62. And selling things on eBay
63. I come from a family of two girls and one boy
64. I have two girls and a boy
65. My sister has two girls and a boy
66. My brother has two girls
67. And wishes he had a boy
68. I have never hired a babysitter in 7 years
69. I grew up on a cul-de-sac
70. I live on a cul-de-sac
71.I have spent hours upon hours researching my family’s genealogy
72.I am a Bruce Springsteen fan
73. When I was younger I went to about 7 of his concerts
74. We go to Cape May every summer
75. With my whole extended family
76. There are 17 of us
77. I’ve been going since I was 13 years old
78. Before that we went to Atlantic City every summer
79. Well before there were casinos
80. Nothing beats the Jersey Shore
81. I keep track of my family’s finances and investments
82. My husband has nothing to do with it
83. And I think he’s secretly happy about that
84. My husband likes to shop more than I do
85. And he is interested in sports less than I am
86. Which isn’t saying much
87. Although I do understand football and root for the Eagles
88. My husband is very, very, very handy
89. As my 3-year old says, “he can fix anything”
90. Growing up no one in my family was handy
91. So my family made me marry him because we needed someone handy in the family
92. Just kidding
93. I think
94. My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this June
95. We are having a party for them
96. I love my family more than anything
97. I hate to see people waste money
98.I seriously get upset by it
99. And I’ve always had insomnia
100 Which is why I started this blog


nankie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I think your blog is terrific!
Reading of your trip to China, and fear of flying, made me think that you paid your dues, i.e. for you that was harder than going through a painful labor. But worth it, I'm sure!
And odd that you've known 2 people in plane crashes - I don't know any personally. I am more afraid of freeway driving than flying.
I love your family's tradition of going to the Jersey shore every summer. You are lucky to have enjoyed it for so many years. And wish your parents many more happy anniversaries! (My folks were married 67 years before my dad passed away last year.)
Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Great job coming up with 100 things...I don't think I could do that!:) Oh, and I just realized you live on the Virginia side of DC. You may be my neighbor! :)