Saturday, October 22, 2005

You asked....100 things about me...

1. I have to copy Cheryl here…I’m a Christian..(hope you don’t mind Cheryl)
2. I am Catholic and love my faith.
3. Mother of 3 wonderful yet challenging teenagers. (Is there one that isn’t?)
4. Married to my husband of 19 ½ years.
5. I was in the Army for 4 years.
6. That is where I met my husband.
7. I spent one year of it in Korea.
8. I loved country (music) when country wasn’t cool, when I was in high school.
9. My husband taught me to 2-step.
10. Can’t sit still when I hear oldies, especially Motown.
11. I’m most comfortable in a pair of blue jeans
12. But I do like wearing skirts too.
13. And I love wearing boots in the Fall and Winter.
14. I had a brain tumor removed in 2002.
15. Because of the surgery I am deaf in my right ear
16. And the right side of my face is partially paralyzed.
17. I wear a patch over my right eye occasionally because it doesn’t blink and gets dried out.
18. I am the oldest of 8 children
19. Have a wonderful relationship with all my brothers and sisters.
20. Was born in Louisiana but lived most of my life in Georgia.
21. In my heart I’ll always be a Southern Gal no matter where I live.
22. Love Cajun food (it’s in my blood)
23. Love seafood
24. Love Mexican food
25. Love….ok, lets just say I love food!
26. I need to lose a few lbs,(Hmmm, wonder why?)
27. I tan easily and stay dark almost all year
28. My favorite color is purple.
29. Before having kids I was an Air Traffic Controller.
30. My hair is light brown, but I always wanted Auburn hair.
31. I wore braces as a teenager.
32. Took out my bottom retainer with a pair of needle-nose pliers.
33. I like large dogs.
34. I have a Doberman and a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
35. My first car was an MG convertible (have I mentioned I miss that car?)
36. I’m a terrible flirt. Not really, actually I’m pretty good at it. ;)
37. I was paralyzed from my waist down for 2 ½ months when I was a little. (I felldown some basement stairs)
38. I go to church every Sunday and have only been late once but that doesn’t count because the priest was late too!
39. Taught CCD (Sunday school) for 8 years
40. I love to sing but I’m terrible! Can’t carry a tune in a bushel basket.
41. My favorite mixed drink is a Pina Colada but I like most anything
42. I like my Margarita’s on the rocks, not frozen.
43. I like beer too.
44. I can eat with chopsticks
45. One of my favorite things in life to do is camp
46. and my favorite smell is a campfire.
47. Some of my favorite memories are backpacking the Appalachian Mt.s
48. and camping with my family at Lake Lanier
49. I almost always see the glass as half full
50. One of my worst faults is procrastination
51. I got my belly pierced this year with my teenage daughter
52. I like to play euchre
53. I enjoy cooking
54. and I’m pretty good at it if I say so myself (my family does)
55. I’m pretty easy going
56. I want my tombstone to read “No big deal”
57. because that’s how I live life.
58. I’m a very patient person
59. until you put me behind the wheel of a car.
60. This is my 2nd marriage.
61. My first was right out of high school but only lasted 7 months.
62. Let’s just say he had a wicked temper.
63. I get very nervous whenever I fly.
64. I like driving, even long distances.
65. I admit it – I’m an American Idol fan
66. I like to stay up late
67. and sleep late in the morning (but don’t get the chance very often)
68. With out coffee first thing in the morning I can’t function
69. I play golf fairly decently
70. I enjoy shooting skeet
71. I was once called Annie Oakley
72. I enjoy fishing, even when I don’t catch anything
73. I can get up and water ski on one ski.
74. Never went to college
75. but wish I had
76. Got suspended from school on my 16th birthday for smoking behind the school
77. Used to shoot pool on a Busch pool league
78. Met Paul Newman at a race in Atlanta
79. He even offered to buy me a hotdog.
80. I’ve ridden in a car at ATL motor speedway at 100 mph.
81. I’ll go to 4 or 5 card shops if I have to, to find that ‘just right’ card for someone.
82. I’m a ‘ham’, for those of you that don’t understand that – I have my amateur radio license.
83. My favorite holiday is Christmas.
84. I love giving much more than receiving.
85. My two favorite Christmas movies are “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
86. and “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”
87. I still believe in Santa
88. One of my most memorable presents I got was 2 Tom Jones Albums.
89. I’m a sucker for tear jerker movies and songs. I’ll cry at the silliest of things.
90. I don’t like to wear make-up except for lipstick occasionally.
91. I like canoeing down a river.
92. I have a very crooked 2nd toe on each foot. It’s a family trait.
93 I wear a size 13 slim shoe (that’s a men’s 11 narrow)
94. I have very few regrets in life
95. but one is that I did not stick with my golf when I was a teenager.
96. I can ride a motorcycle.
97. I like doing jig-saw puzzles.
98. Have to have lots of blankets on me at night.
99. Organization is definitely NOT one of my strengths,
100. But being compassionate, thoughtful, and caring are.

8 comments:

McSwain said...

Of course I don't mind you copying my number one. It's a number one I would love to see more often!! This is such a cool list--it seemed shorter than 100. We do have a lot in common, and I think it would be a blast to go camping with you! #100 is great, and I'll bet it makes you a terrific CCD teacher!

Love, love, love that Motown. I have stories about Motown...

curious servant said...

That's quite the list.

My favorite smell is petrichor (the smell of rain after a long dry spell).

Pirate said...

We have a lot in common since I kept it to 100 as well I could have easily listd many of the same as your list.

I can not handle more then a sheet and maybe one blanket to sleep. Mrs. Pirate says I'm like a heater when I sleep.

Love food myself and love making a big deal over Sunday dinners.

You have a lucky family.

FTS said...

I'm laughing at #11 because of the post of mine you commented on today. #24 is cool, too. But... #1 is the most important. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

chesneygirl said...

Love your list, Pat!!!

I did not know about #5!

I know that #10 is true, I witnessed you do it! ;) (or should I say NOT do it)

#27 is true for me too.

#29 is cool!

#42 & 98 me too!!

Thank you for sharing this!! I love reading these.

David said...

What a cool list. Sounds like you are a Southern girl - can't beat them.

4evergapeach said...

Thanks David, that reminds me of one more.....I love grits!

Carol-anne said...

I always love reading these...

Thanks for sharing...