Thursday, July 27, 2006

100 things...

So, I just found out (when I was reading about Faithful Mommy, who just got blogger of the week) that when you hit the 100 post mark you are supposed to do a "100 things about me" post. Now, I haven't hit 100 posts on this site, but I'm sure I'm closing in on it with posts from my last blog. So to bore you to death, I am going to work on my 100 things about me...Hopefully stuff you didn't know! (I found a lot of similarities with mine and Faith, so I am kinda working off of hers.) Please feel free to comment.
1. My name is Alexandria after the "woman of questionable morals and attitude" (5 letters, rhymes with witch--my mom said this!) from General Hospital. Not really a nice thing to be named after since my brothers were named after uncles and priests.
2. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia
3. Yes, I was born in downtown Atlanta (odd, I know) and I was raised all around the city and suburbs.
4. I was married to KW when I was 23
5. We have been together for 5 years now.
6. We want four children eventually
7. And we constantly talk of adoption.
8. KW and I are exact opposites and of one mind...All the time
9. I was raised Catholic
10. I went to a non-denominational church for several years in college to see what it was about and work with middle school kids.
11. My parents consider this my rebellion.
12. I have two younger brothers, and we are very close in age
13. And like each other, sometimes. I love them, but they are boys and like to do their own thing.
14. I was raised around a bunch of boys and always was embarrassed when I had to act like a girl
15. My dad is from Atlanta, his mom is from Atlanta...That makes me a third generation Atlantian (really rare, I swear!)
16. I don't have a heave southern drawl but I kinda wish I did.
17.I have promised myself that if I start sounding like a Michiganer...I'm implementing a full on southern twang to counteract it!
18.I am too much like my mom for either of our own good.
19. I love daisies and orange/peach roses and Dogwoods!
20. I am a rule follower - most of the time. (I don't LIKE to break the rules)
21. I hate wearing shoes. I think it was all the Catholic school regimented shoe-wearing.
22. It took me until last year to really want to wear skirts again after wearing a uniform skirt for 6 years in high school. Skirts can actually be nice when they are not plaid and polyester! Who knew!?!
23. All my life growing up. I wanted a best friend. My brothers played together all the time (and I would join, but not the same). I wanted some one to "get me" not make fun of me.
24. I met my best friend 5 years ago in Washington, DC while I was up for an internship.
25. I actually had a crush on KW for a year before we met in DC.
26. In case you didn't know it KW is my best friend
27. I thought that my relationship with KW would be a summer fling! Yeah, I was right about that?!?
28. My nicknames are many and varied: Alex, Ali, Ali baba, Baba, Baba binki, Binki, Gertrude (my brother started calling me this when I was 17, when I asked why he calls me that, the answer is always because its short for Gertoskovich--yeah he's silly like that), Erma (each member of my family has an ugly name given to them by my dad (he also does the other names)...This is mine.
29. Nothing in particular scares me, but I get scared all the time--I'm just paranoid y'all.
30. I am so paranoid that my friend in HS gave me a button that said "I'm only paranoid because everyone is trying to kill me." It seemed to fit.
31. My mom always said, "God will take care of you." and I always thought, "I'm giving God a little bit of help."
32. I love thunderstorms! ALL THE TIME! I miss the good ones in ATL.
33. I hate paper cuts!
34. I went to an all girls camp from when I was 8-17. It shaped me into the woman I am, it gave me some confidence, taught me to lead and to be lead, and helped me learn what a good relationship with God is.
35. I love pets but they don't always love me.
36. I would love to have a dog, but I want to be able to give it enough attention.
37. I rode horses since I was 12. I owned the sweetest horse in the world, who had no idea that he as a horse (he thought he was as big as a puppy, when he wanted to cuddle).
38. KW wants a German Shepard so bad he could spit.
39. He wants one because he thinks he is a "German" (with his German heritage) and a Shepard "he loves to take care of everyone"
40. I love photography, but I never remember a camera, EVER!
41. I love to paint, I'm not great at it, but I wish I was good enough to make that my living.
42. I have pale skin...It doesn't like sun, so I don't like the sun by default!
43. My eyes are crazy. They are blue sometimes and green sometimes. Its like crazy hypercolor!
44. Before 5th grade, I would lie about anything
45. My parents had to sit me down and tell me that no one would trust me EVER if I kept up, so I worked really hard to quit lying...I still try to tell the truth as much as possible so I am always believable.
46. I love to read. All the time. Check my purse, there will always be one book in there for "reading emergencies."
47. I do NOT like people touching my feet.
48. I do NOT like getting my nails done, because I feel like I am wearing someone else's hands...Don't ask
49. I was very shy throughout highschool. My biggest ambition was to blend with the lockers.
50. The day I started college, that all changed!
51. I have always cared what people thought of me. And I get hurt because of that.
52. I'm always trying to get a tougher skin
53. I love Diet Coke, and I am constantly trying to get off of them. Its so hard!
54. My favorite adult beverage is Miller Lite. I am a cheap date (yeah KW)
55. I have to pay the bills in my house, but I am not good at it.
56. My hair was blond growing up, but started turning that mousey brown color as I got older. My mom got me into highlighting it...So I have continued the tradition. Except for the rare times I dye it dark brown for fun!
57. I do not like to drink water. I know its good for you, and I force myself to drink, but I don't like it! You hear!
58. I love being southern, but I have actually never watched Gone with the Wind...Its too emotional for me.
59. I do not like fat but it likes me.
60. I do NOT like crowds, I get very scared.
61. I like to travel, but I am a homebody
62. This tends to make me a smig of an agoraphobic.
63. I love different types of music.
64. I have played violin and piano, but neither really well.
65. I do not own an iPod.
66. I love chocolate chip-less cookies.
67. I have always had a security blanket...I'm not sure if I could ever get rid of it.
68. I am electronically challenged. I think it genetic.
69. That's my favorite color - Green! But if you know me...This is obvious.
70. I don't like going to the bathroom in public restrooms...I avoid it if possible
71. I LOVE French fries
72. It is my desire to have a small cottage style house and fill it with love and family.
73. I am going to have my kids call my mom, Goose. After Mother goose (my dad always calls her mommy goose)
74. I have been learning American Sign Language since I was in 2nd grade.
75. I am can sign but I cannot read because I have never signed with anyone really. I just learned because a girl in my elementary school was deaf and got second in the school spelling bee. I thought it was cool and wanted to learn sign language in case she wanted to talk to me.
76. I lock my doors as soon as I am in the car and the apartment (paranoid remember?)
77. I have never broken a bone (knock on wood)
78. But I have been knocked unconscious more than 2 dozen times. I went through a spell when I was 8-12 where I would slip and hit my head all the time. If you think that this is what makes me the way I am, you are probably right. Good for you!
79. I love to invent things.
80. I also love to make things better and invent things
81. I am not a good bargain shopper, I just buy more of a good deal
82. My favorite moments are doing things that "boys" tell me I cannot do. See. 12, 13, 14.
83. I love purses!
84. I dance all the time. Not well. But like I am in a music video. I don't know why.
85. I sing out loud in the car. I have no shame with this. I love it.
86. I wear a size 10.5 shoe. No one makes a 10.5 shoe. This also explains 21.
87. I always want to improve myself in all ways.
88. I don't have very good self-esteem! see above.
89. I know that I have had a blessed life.
90. I like to make people feel at home, all the time. I think its built in southern trait.
91. I could live on three spices: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt.
92. I like to bake and cook, but I am not great at it yet.
93. I hate cleaning up after baking
94. I do not like chocolate except once in a blue moon.
95. KW and I made a deal when we got married. I would do all the chores necessary except taking out the garbage. I hate it.
96. We are always discussing what constitutes garbage...Old food in the fridge: I say its garbage.
97. I'm a push-over! And HOW!
98. I am very nervous about moving to Michigan.
99. I am looking for a job. Any help is appreciated.
100. I love Cheese but since KW is lactose intolerant, I have to get my fix on the side. Poor KW.

WOW, sorry that was long. I'm sure you didn't need to know that much, but ohwell.


Kelley said...

wow -- great list!

what part of Michigan are you moving to? and what kind of work are you looking for?

Faith said...

Great list!!!! AWWW- I wish you were still in ATL.
Being southern rocks!!!! I wouldn't change it for anything.
We do have alot of similarities!
ASL is a wonderful language! I am loving learning it.

GranolaGirl12 said...

Love it! I actually learned some stuff too... #45, 54, 74, 78, 91.

Thanks for the great post, A :-)

That's so cool that Andrea saw you in Target this week! Makes G'ville seem kinda small next to DC

Susie said...

Oh my goodness... We have so much in common!

7, 32, 42, 46, 57, 60, 61, 67, 70, 92 and bits and pieces of many others on your list. How cool :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Okay, your list was great! Although I've reached my 100th post, I haven't done a list of 100 things about me yet.

When you reach your 100th post, please stop by and link on my "Hooray for 100" post,

I've posted a TT as well. Stop by and take a peek. :)

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EB said...

I love you, Alex!!!!!! You make my days so much brighter!

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