Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My 100th post!!!!

I have been waiting on this one for a while now. So I have been coming up with 100 facts about me. Here it goes:

1.My favorite color is purple. I love it!!! I would have to say a close second these days is brown.

2. I have a crush on Paul Walker, he's from Into the Blue, The Fast and the Furious. He's the blond with the pretty blue eyes. He's a good looking man.

3. I have read everyone of Nicholas Sparks books. I loved them all except his book he wrote with his brother about their trip around the world.

4. My parents both have naturally wavy/curly hair, but mine is straight as a board. Go figure!

5. I've had the same best friend, April, since I was 5 years old. We've been friends for almost 22 years now.

6. My favorite animal is the panda bear. They are adorable creatures. My husband took me to see one for the first time when we were dating. I was in awe.

7. I've lived in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and now Japan.

8. I watch Christmas movies all year long. I can't get enough of them.

9. I collect willow people, precious moments, pandas, and gingerbread people.

10. I had a brother, Jeremy, that died at 15 weeks and 1 day old, I was 3 at the time.

11. I haven't seen my father since I was 13, but we keep in touch with email.

12. I moved out on my own at the age of 19.

13. I have a bachelor's degree in Health Education.

14. I've been a pool girl, cashier, condo cleaner, hostess, sales girl, teller, bus monitor, and now a Close to my Heart consultant.

15. Both sets of my grandparents stayed married to each other until death did them part.

16. I have been scrapbooking for almost 10 years.

17. I love, love, love brown clothes. I think it's my color. Don't tell me if I am wrong, I will be crushed.

18. As a child I wanted to have a Ferrari like my barbies had. Big dreams for a poor girl.

19. I played barbies until I was 13. Even then I didn't want to give them up, I cried, when I packed them away. No, my mom didn't make me do it. I figured that with High school coming up it was time to quit.

20. I love Tinkerbell!! Well yes my dog, but I meant the fairy. She's so cute with her feisty ways.

21. I have always wanted a belly ring, but never got one. I am way too old for that now!!!

22. I am obsessed with candles. My favorites are apple, cinnamon, and anything holiday scented.

23. My all time favorite show is Dawson's creek. Probably because I watched it as a teenager and I felt I could relate to the characters.

24. I can turn my tongue upside down. Okay so no entirely but mostly. It's cool!

25. My favorite fruit is strawberries. I love them any way I can get them, but fresh ones are the best. Too bad they are $5 a pint here.

26. I hate my handwriting. It is horrible.

27. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, for the food of course. Okay so the family gathering too. Okay so really it's Christmas because I serve the same food for both so yeah Christmas is the best one!!

28. If I see someone cry I usually do too. I am a whimp like that.

29. I am jealous of people who never get premenstrual cramps. I have always suffered with those things. They stink!!

30. I don't like rain. It brings my mood down. They only way I can tolerate it is if I am in my pj's with a good book.

31. I 've always wanted a fireplace in my house. I think they are heavenly. The smell, the warmth. Mmmmm I need to live somewhere cold.

32. I wish it was Fall all year long. I would NEVER get tired of it. I am a jeans and sweater kind of girl!

33. I used to have a dog named Perka. She was half German Sheppard, half Husky. She was absolutely beautiful. I miss that dog.

34. As a child I climbed trees and acted like a monkey. I was always in a tree somewhere, ask my mom.

35. I do my Christmas shopping all year long. I love to buy gifts!

36. I eat cold water in my cereal. I know most people think it's gross, but I don't drink milk so I had to find an alternative.

37. I love to watch reality shows like "The Bachelor" and "American Idol" luckily that's the only two I have allowed myself to get into. Idol starts in January, I can't wait!!

38. I like getting my haircut, because it makes me feel refreshed. However a day or two later I usually hate they cut. Figures!

39. I am always tired. I don't know why. I can blame it on pregnancy now but before that I was tired then too. Who knows, maybe I am anemic or something.

40. I already have gray hairs. Yeah, seven of them to be exact. But I have learned to deal with them. I am going to hold out on that whole dyeing my hair thing for a while.

41. Today would have been my original wedding day. We planned on November 15th as our wedding day but with the military stuff we had to move it up. But I am glad we did. November has been an interesting month for us every year.

42. The first time I was ever attracted to my husband he was wearing a black tee shirt and his glasses. I was like, "Hey, he's cute!" I had seen him many times before that but it never clicked.

43. My parents split up a week before my 9th birthday but they didn't get divorced until I was 17 years old.

44. I love that purple/blue stone tanzanite. It is really pretty, but so expensive. I have a few pieces of jewelry with it.

45. I feel better about myself when I am tan. I know it's superficial but I can't help it. It just makes me feel better.

46. I love to veg out sometimes. I love all of it: mud masks, foot scrub, candles, music, and a nice warm bath, with bubbles of course.

47. I don't like flying, which by the way stinks when your family lives across the ocean. Hopefully I will only have to do it a few more times.

48. I never liked people touching my feet until I came to Japan. They get the best pedicures. Seriously if you ever come here you gotta get one.

49. I want all the furniture in my house to be cherry wood. I love it. I just think dark wood looks classy.

50. I can't stand for people to go on about how spoiled my dogs are. They are my dogs and if I want to spoil them I will. Same goes for my children. Sometimes people need to keep their opinions to themselves.

51. I love to bake. Well not all the time, but when I am in the mood to it is so much fun.

52. I have had two miscarriages. The first one I had just found out I was only about 6 weeks along. It made me sad, but it wasn't too terrible because I was still dealing with the loss of my son and I know I wasn't ready for another baby yet. That baby would have been due on Valentine's Day. The second one was way more traumatizing for me. We had been trying to get pregnant for about 7 months. So when we found out I was thrilled. I didn't get to see a doc until I was about 10 weeks. They didn't find a heartbeat. So I had to wait and miscarried at 11 1/2 weeks. It was very terrible and traumatizing. That baby was due this last October on the 4th. I will always remember them.

53. I was born on Eglin Air Force Base in Florida in 1981.

54. I am afraid of sharks, snakes, rats, fire, and flying.

55. I hate seafood. You will never get me to try it ever. I have and it's disgusting.

56. I have major trust issues. I don't trust many people I can name them all on one hand. Seriously.

57. They only person in my life that never hurt my feelings or upset me was my grampie. He passed away 3 years ago this weekend. I miss him!!

58. I love some cherry Coke, that stuff is addicting. I try not to drink it too much. YUM!!

59. All the kids I know call me Jo Jo. It was kind of annoying at first but now I like it. I think it's cute.

60. As a child I would sit Indian style and then get up on my knees and walk with my legs still Indian style sounds weird but I bet I could still do it.

61. I used to love hot chocolate, well I still do, but now I have replaced it will French Vanilla flavored hot chocolate. It is to die for, I drink it all the time.

62. I love to decorate for Christmas. There's nothing better than getting it all out with Christmas music in the background and taking sips from your hot cider or chocolate. It is the best feeling ever.

63. Once I feel a nip in the air I automatically get in a better mood. I don't know what it is. Works every time.

64. I associate some smells with different memories or people. I've heard many people do this, so I can't be too crazy.

65. I ADORE Christmas music. I have many favorites but nothing beats "The Christmas Song". Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, tiny tots.... okay so I will stop. I love, love, love that song.

66. I love pictures, which is probably why I am so into scrapbooking. I love them so much that I always want to look at people's albums when I visit them. It's a sickness.

67. My wedding day was so much fun and exciting. I was never nervous, just happy and anxious to be Mrs. Adams.

68. I am dying for a new camera with a huge lens that doesn't take for ever to take a picture. My husband says they are too expensive, but one day he will give in. After all his flat screen wasn't too cheap either.

69. I am so thankful for Vonage. Otherwise we would still be paying out the tail end for international calls with less talking time. Thank you VONAGE!!

70. I was a Daisy and a Brownie in Elementary school. It was fun getting together and helping the community.

71. I went trick or treating the last time when I was 16 years old, but it was for can goods for the homeless. I tell you it was much more rewarding than all that candy.

72. My favorite child's book is called, "Love you, forever." You know the saying, "I love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be." So sweet.

73. I have such long fingers. My hands are the size of my husbands. It is crazy. My great grandmother said I had the hands of a pianist. Sadly, I never learned how to play.

74. I have never smoked a cigarette, not even a puff. I never tried any drugs either. It wasn't my thing.

75. The first time I ever got drunk, I was 18 years old and in college. For some reason this amazes people my age.

76. You know what's great. A cold day with Chili for dinner. It warms you up and makes you feel all cozy inside. I know I keep referring to cold times. I live on a tropical island, I miss cold weather SO bad!!

77. I don't make friends very easily. I used to in school, but things are different now. People aren't as good as you would like to think they are.

78. I can't stand it when my house is a mess. It drives me crazy. I say this as I look around thinking I need to get my butt off the computer and into that bathroom to clean it. AGHHHH!

79. He-man was my hero when I was a child. I thought he was the coolest thing ever. I even played with the action figures.

80. Swimming pools are great. You don't have to worry about anything biting your toes or coming after you.

81. People used to tell me I looked like Katie Holmes before she married that crazy Tom Cruise.

82. I love the new fad with colors mixed with brown. Like pink and brown or light blue and brown. It is so pretty.

83. I don't like writing with pencils. Pens are much better. I even do crosswords in pen. Oh yeah and I do love crosswords. I do them all the time.

84. I've never dated anyone with dark eyes. They always had either green or blue eyes.

85. I think the greatest thing in the world is when you feel your baby kick in pregnancy. I love it so much. This one is very active as far as I can tell. I only feel it a few times a day but it's still so small.

86. I was very lonely growing up as an only child, I missed my brother all the time. I always wished he would have lived. I also wished I had an older brother.

87. I love giving gifts. It gets me excited. I always hope I will get something to make the other person happy.

88. As a child I thought that you had to shave your arms when you got older. I am not sure why. I never saw anyone do it. It was some crazy thing I came up with.

89. When I pictured the person I was going to marry I had a list of things I didn't want like some one in the military, previously married, and no kids. Well, I ate my words and am happy for it.

90. One of my favorite places in the world is in my husband's arms. I feel safe there.

91. My mom and I are closer now than we have ever been. She gets me and I get her. How thankful I am for that.

92. I am terrible at responding to emails. I sometimes take weeks, okay months to reply. I embarrass myself with it.

93. My grandmother (Mawmaw), although she was kind of crazy, was one of my best friends. I still can't get over her passing. I catch myself wanting to call her often. I knew she was there for me no matter what, and always on my side.

94. I am scared to death of being a mother. I don't have a clue how to raise a baby. I mean I guess it comes naturally, right? Let's hope so or I am in for a rude awakening.

95. Roller coasters terrify me. I used to be into that kind of thing, then I matured. Now I am like, "You want me to go make myself sick and possible get hurt on that thing? No way, man I like my feet on the ground!!"

96. When I get angry I keep things in, I have such a hard time talking about how I feel. I sometimes think I am a ticking time bomb. I feel sorry for whoever unleashes that anger.

97. Blogging is a huge release for me. I sometimes need to get things out and it's a great outlet.

98. My new business has me stressing big time. I feel like it is never going to take off. I mean I know you have to spend money out at first in order to get it started. But man am I read for some payback. I have my 2nd party tomorrow night so we will see!!

99. I love the feel of cold sheets when I first get into bed. It feels awesome. I am glad it's almost bed time!!

100. Wow, I made it! I can't believe I am done. So my final thing will have to be how much I love all my family. They are my world, my everything. If I never met another friend and had them by my side I would be content. Thank God for family and REAL friends like April. Without them I would be totally lost. TRULY!


Sandi McBride said...

There are so many things in your things about you that i relate to big time...like the color brown...today going to the doctors I am wearing brown clamdiggers (okay, so it's November, I have great looking legs for a broad my age, no harm in showing them off...with a dark cream top and chocolate brown sweater...It's perfect! I get the cold sheets thing, too...I mean I really and truly get it!

Kari said...

See? It was harder than you would have thought to come up with 100 things, wasn't it? lol
We have much in common, my young padawan. (I know, I know...that was sad, but I just couldn't resist!)
The temps have dropped to a high in the 60's for a couple of days and I'm beside myself about it. Randey thinks he's freezing to death. Weinie. But the sheets are so crisp and cool...ahhhhhhhh. Again, Randey doesn't think that's a good thing (he and I are really sooooo opposite, aren't we?). Lucky for him, I'm like a freakin' portable heater so all he has to do is stand within 3 feet of me and he starts to heat up. And not in a good way. lol
Loved this list...these things are just plain fun, aren't they?
Love you,

Abbie said...

Oh Jodie we have so much in common, funny I found your blog through Aunt Sandie, but I kept coming back because I love reading about your life in japan.
You made me cry when you said you didn't know how to be a mother. I was 19 (turning 20), had no clue and alone when I became a mother. Yet it still came very naturally. Love is what God is, we are his image, that's why it comes naturally. What else? Oh your list of what you'd want in a soulmate...I threw mine out also. I'm 31 and still single, can't afford to be picky lol. I love my cats too and hate when people judge me for that.
Didn't know you were into crafts and baking (well I had a clue about the baking).
I cannot stand when my house is a mess also, I'm in a horrible mood until it's clean. There are so many nice things I learned about you.
Maybe someday we can exchange notes on step children or you might be able to give me useful pointers, I'm anxious about my relationship with my future step kids or their mom (hypothetically speaking of course)

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