Thursday, November 25, 2004

101 Things About Me (in no particular order)

1. My favorite color is green
2. My hair has gotten redder as I’ve aged, both naturally and chemically.
3. I taught myself to knit right before September 11, 2001, out of a book
4. It was over a year before I ever saw another person knit the way I did (continental)
5. My wedding anniversary is New Years Day
6. My birth certificate has the year I was born incorrect
7. My cat Misha died almost a month before the wedding, but I believe her spirit was there.
8. I will never recover from her death
9. I have two other cats that saved me after Misha died, Trevor and Aslan.
10. Trevor was born on a military base, and once fell asleep in a bomb
11. Aslan was a stray who was saved from death during a blizzard in Buffalo NY
12. I used to be on the air on several radio stations
13. I won several awards for my work on the air
14. I loved being on the air, but I hate radio politics
15. I work behind the scenes at a radio station now.
16. I don’t care for my job
17. I started spinning in June of 2004, on my Lendrum Double Treadle, named Fiona
18. Fiona got her name because I don’t like her looks – she looks like a troll, but spins like a princess!
19. I have a dog, Oscar, who is a pitbull, and gets picked on by the cats
20. My husband works for the government and travels a LOT
21. I have a step-son that I adore
22. My brother is a minister, and performed my wedding ceremony
23. He also sang several songs at the wedding
24. I walked down the aisle to “Once In Love With Amy”
25. My husband and I walked up the aisle to “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves.
26. I LOVE my wedding and engagement rings – they match perfectly, but were bought from two very different places
27. I want to not work in an office anymore, but live out in the country where I can knit and spin all day
28. I used to work on a horse farm and teach horseback riding,
29. I’ve always wanted a horse
30. I like animals a lot more than people – they’re far more honest
31. I believe people can be psychic
32. I believe that animals and humans can communicate telepathically
33. I have green eyes that sometimes change color
34. My parents have been married forever
35. My brother has been with his partner for over ten years
36. I believe in past lives
37. I was told that my husband and I were twin brothers in a past life
38. I was told that in a past life, Misha was my daughter who died very young
39. I think that I was a spinner in at least one past life
40. The only place I’ve ever wanted to go on vacation was Scotland
41. I have never been to Scotland
42. My husband and I went to Bermuda for our honeymoon
43. I learned to snorkel in Bermuda, and loved it
44. I loved swimming so close to the sea creatures, but was very phobic of the boats that were docked, and couldn’t swim near them without hyper-ventilating
45. I was a vegetarian for four years in high school, in protest of animal cruelty.
46. I don’t eat meat now, in protest of our government.
47. I am right handed, but spin left handed, and knit continental
48. When I was in college, I was part of a gospel choir that was invited to sing in an international festival in Vienna Austria
49. I sang a solo in Vienna’s City Hall
50. I believe very firmly in my religion, and in God and Christ
51. I do not believe in mankind’s institution of church
52. November has always been a very unlucky month for me
53. My birthday is in November.
54. My cat Katie died in November a few years ago
55. My dog Sandy died the following November
56. Misha died at the beginning of December
57. When November ended, I honestly thought she would live another full year
58. I grew up with six grandparents
59. My mother’s parents were divorced, and both remarried
60. Both of my natural grandfather’s passed away after extended illnesses
61. My brother’s birthday is eight days after mine (and in December)
62. I used to be a dancer, and really loved to go en pointe.
63. I hurt my knee badly doing a cartwheel once (tore ligaments near the vastus medialus)
64. I nearly had to have surgery, but decided against it
65. I was a musical theatre major in college
66. I started out as a double major Music and Theatre, but dropped my Music major two weeks before I graduated because I felt insulted by the Music department of my college
67. I graduated a semester early
68. My favorite sounds are the chirps Trevor and Aslan make when they want to cuddle
69. I want tons more animals, like bunnies and horses and goats and alpaca
70. My hair has always been long, because I’m afraid I’ll look like my brother if I cut it short
71. I have always struggled with my weight (maybe I starved in a past life?)
72. I like to cook, but only for myself
73. I like alpaca yarn and fiber more than cashmere
74. I’m terrified of flying
75. I remember my dreams very frequently
76. I seldom sleep all the way through the night, but usually wake up at least twice
77. I love to read and do so very quickly
78. My favorite poet is Rabindraneth Tagore, who was a mentor to Ghandi
79. I re-read books over and over again
80. Some of my favorite books are the Outlander series, the Harry Potter series, Roots, Where the Red Fern Grows, To Kill a Mockingbird and Rich Man, Poor Man
81. I type pretty quickly (about 60 – 70 wpm)
82. I am slightly dyslexic
83. I am a Libertarian
84. I think anyone who wants to commit their life to another person should be allowed to do so
85. I disagree with the war in Iraq, but support our soldiers
86. I’m very competitive, but try hard not to be so
87. My favorite foods are fettuccine alfredo, boneless buffalo wings and crab cakes
88. I gave up two of those three because of #46 (and #84, and #85)
89. I love Shakespeare
90. I worry a lot
91. I love Musical Theatre
92. My favorite composers are Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and my brother
93. I used to speak Italian quite well, but have forgotten most of it
94. I would like to learn Gaelic, but can only say “How are you?”
95. My favorite movie is What Dreams May Come
96. My least favorite thing about myself is how easily I cry – it’s very embarrassing to me
97. My favorite thing about myself is that I try to keep an open mind and fight fairly when I’m arguing with someone
98. My favorite thing about my husband is how seldom he gets upset
99. My least favorite thing about my husband is how seldom he gets upset
100. I have never smoked a cigarette or done any drugs, and I drink very rarely
101. I think I could come up with an entire second list of 100!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Smiley Flag Turkey


Blogger Elisa said...

Thanks for posting your list. I love reading people's lists, and I always find out something fascinating.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Amie. Of course, all the furry members of your family are included in that wish. :)

9:39 AM  
Blogger Kim in Oregon said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amie. I honestly don't think there ARE 100 things about myself to tell.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

Great list. I too am right handed but spin left handed.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Very nice list.

I love the "100 Things About Me" type lists too.

Thanks for sharing yours!

Happy Thanksgivin!

10:49 PM  
Blogger annie said...

I love reading about friends!

I'm so proud of you - great going on the teaching - woohoo!!!

Have a great weekend after Thanksgiving - I hope the whole holiday season is relaxing and joyful!

12:40 PM  
Blogger David said...

...but what do crab cakes have to do with Libertarianism?

9:10 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Okay, we are 15% alike according to your list. I am the same with: 3,16,33,41,47(well, the spinning part, not the knitting part),50,53,67,71,73,75,76,77,90,100.

9:13 PM  

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