Monday, October 22, 2012

100 Random Things about me

I'm not conceited enough to think you might be hanging on the edge of your seat to know 100 random facts about me, but it's my blog, so here we go...

  1. I am blunt. I tend to say the first thing that comes to my mind without filtering it. I have gotten better over the years, but I still cringe sometimes after something has slipped past my lips that I should have kept as just a thought.
  2. I might be addicted to those funny ecards. This one is my favorite.

  3. - I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.
  4. I always pictured myself with 2 kids. 1 boy and 1 girl. I'm so happy it worked out that way.
  5. My favorite color is green and has been since I was a kid.
  6. My first "letter" in high school was for academics (freshman year) but I was too embarrassed to get a Letterman jacket until I lettered in a sport, which I didn't get until I was a junior.
  7. I used to pretend I needed glasses when I was younger and now I am very glad I don't actually need them.
  8. I am not a pet person. I suppose I would be a pet person if someone else cleaned up after them. I will resist getting a dog until my family finally gangs up on me and I lose the battle.
  9. I wanted to be a doctor from the time I was 5 years old...until I actually worked in an ER when I was 18. After that I changed my major.
  10. I had never had stitches in my life until I had a suspicious mole removed. It wasn't cancerous and now I have a huge scar.
  11. People always think I am taller than I am. I'm 5' 6 1/2"
  12. I have been to countless weddings but last Saturday was the first time I was actually in a wedding.
  13. It makes me sad that my kids don't have more cousins.
  14. My favorite movie of all time is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. the original...not the creepy Johnny Depp one.
  15. People always assume I am a guy (in print) because of my name.
  16. I actually got a notice from the government after I turned 18 because I hadn't registered for the draft. Um, I'm a GIRL!!
  17. My hubby chose my daughter's name. We had it picked before I found out Nate was a boy. Once we found out we couldn't decide on boy names and Nate was nameless for 2 days after birth.
  18. I have run 2 half marathons and now I'm addicted to running in more!
  19. I have a master's degree in Microbiology.
  20. I was born in Oregon, grew up in California, moved to Las Vegas where I met my hubby and now live in RI. I never imagined myself an East Coast girl.
  21. I hate winter.
  22. I love fall, spring and summer.
  23. I used to be the pickiest eater of all time, but meeting my hubby helped me expand  my tastes by 5,000% (at least).
  24. I do not eat eggs...unless they are hard boiled.
  25. I don't have a favorite song, but if I had to chose I would pick "From where I am" by Enya. I played it at my mom's funeral and, while it makes me cry every time, I think it is beautiful.
  26. My mom passed away when she was 53. She'd had MS since I was 8. I miss her every day.
  27. I have never been to Europe. I can't wait until my kids are old enough so we can all go together.
  28. I graduated as salutatorian (2nd in my HS class). I would have been valedictorian, but I got a B in PE....for my attitude.
  29. One of my favorite memories was driving to church with my mom singing oldies at the top of our lungs.
  30. My best friend in HS taught me how to drive a stick shift in the dirt parking lot of our school. I almost hit a fence because I didn't realize the car didn't have power steering.
  31. I worked as a server in 7 restaurants between high school and getting my college degree.
  32. The only countries I have traveled to besides the US are Mexico and Canada.
  33. I got my first passport when I was pregnant with my son.
  34. I used to be a huge tomboy and had to have my friend apply makeup on me for the first time when I was 16.
  35. I did a FB post announcing the birth of my daughter while they were still cleaning her off.
  36. I almost passed out when my hubby told me she weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces.
  37. I had both of my kids with no drugs.
  38. My first car was a rag top VW Bug. It was powder blue and I loved it, but it was broken down more than I ever drove it.
  39. A tradition in my family is sharing a middle name with your grandma. I carried on the tradition even though my Aunt informed me that my mom hated her middle name.
  40. If i was rich I'd get massages and my hair blown out every single week.
  41. My favorite accessory is earrings.
  42. I am not squeamish at all...except with loose teeth. Ick. I will never be able to pull one of my kids' teeth.
  43. I love photography. I keep trying to improve, but I don't have the artistic vision that I wish I did.
  44. My right foot is a half a size bigger than my left.
  45. I experienced several earthquakes (>6.o) growing up in California.
  46. I think they are really cool.
  47. I actually slept through a 7.2 earthquake. I only woke up because my mom dragged me out of bed and into the hallway.
  48. I am afraid of tornadoes....
  49. and drowning.
  50. I have never owned an American car.
  51. If my nail polish chips, I feel compelled to pick all of it off.
  52. I bit my nails until I got married. I stopped for 3 weeks prior to the wedding so i could get a french manicure and i broke the habit.
  53. Everything I like gets discontinued. Examples: The chilito from Taco Bell and my favorite underwear from Hanes.
  54. I went to a Christian school from K-12th grade.
  55. When I graduated I went a little nutso and got 2 tattoos and my tongue pierced. I regret all of that.
  56. I think all of the time about getting another tattoo to cover up one of them. I just have no idea what to get.
  57. I have never watch the Star Wars movies. I have tried 2 times but fell asleep.
  58. My favorite veggie is mushrooms.
  59. I never drank coffee until I moved to RI.
  60. The irony of that is I only drink iced coffee...even in the dead of winter.
  61. I worked at a ski resort when I was 18 and held 3 positions there in 1 winter, lift operator, marketing assistant, and snowboard instructor.
  62. I taught Jeff Bridges daughter how to snowboard.
  63. I waited on a lot of celebrities when I lived in California.
  64. My favorites were Heather Locklear (she was sooooo nice) and the cast of Mystery Men (Ben Stiller and Janine Garofalo).
  65. I made Ben Stiller laugh. It made my day.
  66. My least favorites were Shannon Daugherty and one of the guys from the band The Offspring. Rude people suck, no matter how famous you are.
  67. My good friend kept Dr. Dre's fork after he was done eating.
  68. I used to collect Pez dispensers.
  69. My mom used to buy me porcelain dolls. They creeped me out but I didn't have the heart to tell her.
  70. My mom was my best friend.
  71. We used to go to a drive thru Mexican restaurant called Los Robertos and sit in the parking lot and eat taquitos.
  72. Most people I have met since I moved here don't know what taquitos are.
  73. Los Robertos was the last meal I ate with my mom.
  74. I wish I was more fashionable.
  75. My husband is only 2 inches taller than me.
  76. I have a feeling that our son will be taller than us both.
  77. My son and I are like the same person. We butt heads a lot because of it.
  78. Luckily my hubby can diffuse us both or we'd all be in trouble.
  79. Nate's due date was Flag Day, but he was born a day early.
  80. I didn't know when flag day was until I started telling people my due date.
  81. I was really surprised that I seemed to be the only one who didn't know when flag day was!
  82. My daughter's due date was the day my mother passed away.
  83. In true fashion my daughter was 5 days late. My mom was late for EVERYTHING.
  84. It makes me obsessively early for things....except my kids tend to undermine that desire.
  85. I grind my teeth in my sleep, so much so that I have TMJ.
  86. I can replicate almost anything if I watch how it's made.
  87. I have made my own candles and soap.
  88. I can count my closest friends on 1 hand...and feel very lucky to have each of them.
  89. I am a NY Jets fan. My hubby is a Pats fan. It makes for fun Sundays.
  90. My hubby is convinced that I broke the Red Sox curse.They won the World Series on my birthday.
  91. I love celebrating my birthday and I think I will no matter how old I am.
  92. I didn't have a lot of birthday parties growing up so I think I over compensate with my own kids' parties.
  93. I don't care and will keep doing it!
  94. I am superstitious.
  95. My favorite number is 6.
  96. I have stared letting some RI lingo slip into my vocabulary. I now say wicked and can pronounce the words Mary, Merry and Marry. When I used to say them, they all sounded like "Mery".
  97. I had to practice how to say my hubby's name by repeating "Apple, Aaron" so I could stop calling him "Erin".
  98. I taught microbiology lab in grad school.
  99. I am too much of a perfectionist to teach. The apathy and laziness would drive me nuts.
  100. My last meal on earth would be lobster, onion rings dipped in ranch dressing, coffee dark chocolate chip ice cream, and a mojito.
  101. I never thought I could list 100 things about myself and I hope you're not bored to death by now!
Head over to All of Me Now to see the other awesome ladies who linked up with this fun excercise!


  1. Do you know how often I think about making these lists? But then I think no one would read them... or think they were interesting. But I LOVED your list!!! I want to comment on each of them, but I'll just say a few... I don't know when Flag Day is either, I grind my teeth too (have you ever worn a night guard??), and I love all the celebrity talk! Do you remember what you said to Ben Stiller?? Oh, and I just can't say "Apple, Aaron." (imagine me practicing out loud for a minute straight.) Do you really say his name like that?

    1. Flag day is June 14th and I still have no idea what it's about. Maybe the first flag was made on that day! lol

      I was sick to my stomach (hangover) when I was waiting on that table. I had gone to the bar and was whining to the bartender that I felt ill. He gave me gingerale with bitters in it. Ben Stiller came to the bar to ask for something and asked what I was drinking. I told him and he replied, "Doesn't that have alcohol in it? and I said, "Yeah, about as much as a teaspoon of vanilla extract". lol


  2. Great list!

    That's really cool that you've met so many celebrities.

    I only drink iced coffee.. even in the dead of winter. People think I'm crazy.

    I still don't know what flag day is.

    I have no idea how you would pronounce Mary, marry and merry differently from each other. Or how Erin and Aaron are different.. ha! They're all the same to me.

  3. I knew I really liked you already, but reading your well thought out list and learning even more about you, I adore you even more!

  4. I also feel compelled to peel off chipped nail polish, I can't stop until it's all gone.

  5. yay! So fun! I am loving reading all these posts and the chance to get to know everyone.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I feel like we just had lunch in person. I'm so sorry about your mother. Your relationship with her was so wonderful.
    I love how you pronounce Aaron different from Erin. I grew up in TX and have always done that! I can't believe you posted about the birth of you baby before she was even cleaned! Too funny! I had both my kids way before I started FB. (They are only 8 and 11)! You rock.

  7. I just got to know you even better! :)

    And how can you not know what taquitos are!?!? SO good!

  8. LOVE this list! You're such an interesting person :) I'm glad to call you friend! I also only drink iced coffee, unless I'm in dire need of caffeine!

  9. You know what's really funny - I've known you long enough that very few of these are new to me :D and YUM about onion rings in Ranch dressing LOVE IT!!

    1. I really wish I could find more places with good ranch out here! I need to learn to make my own!

  10. You crack me up! Especially loose teeth- you would not want my job-lol! Very cute list!

  11. A fellow year round iced coffee drinker! Great post.

  12. AWESOME list! Glad you stopped biting your nails!! LOL!! And we should go out for Mojitos sometime!!!

  13. Love that you posted about your daughter's birth as she was being wiped up! LOL A true blogger =) Can we do these lists all the time?

  14. Thanks for sharing! Love this list - I feel like I know you so much better now. I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. My fav # is also 6 and I love taquitos! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Aw, I love this list! I love learning more about everybody. We have a lot in common. And I've always known what flag day is because it's my mom's birthday, lol. :)

  16. Nope, I don't know what a taquito is. Is it spicy? Or flavorful? You know how I hate spicy and flavorful. :)

    I wish I had gotten to meet your Mom. I would have loved her and adopted her as my own, no doubt. It was cool to learn more about her, thanks for sharing all that.

    You met Ben Stiller?!?! LOVE HIM!! Mushrooms, really?!? The fungus vegetable??

    It's funny how similar we are in some ways and how totally opposite we are in others. Your last meal sounds like my personal nightmare.

  17. Oh, I love these!!! And you're totally right- we have so much in common, it's crazy. First of all, kudos to your drug-free birth. You are my hero. And you do seem so much taller than you are!! Funny- Averi was born on Labor Day, Lily was born a couple days before Memorial Day and Charlotte was due on New Year's Day. It's almost uncanny how parallel our lives are.... the medical background, the waitressing/bartending, the love for ecards, tongue-piercing, etc. etc. Oh, and I drink hot coffee year-round, even in the blazing summers. Your mom sounded great- I'm sure she loves this list, too. PS- I know what taquitos are!

  18. I love the list, Kameron - I read every single one. Very eye opening! I had no idea you were a west coast girl and that you waited on celebrities?!?!? I also improved my food pickyness after meeting my husband. Your mom sounds like she was a fantastic lady and you continue to honor her memory. ::hugs::


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