Me, Moi, Mnie, Mich, Minua

I actually meant to post this for my 100th post, but forgot.  Anyway, coming into a close 102nd, I upped the stakes and listed 102 things about yours truly.  I’ll admit, it’s not the most interesting list, but I am definitely not the most interesting of people.  Enjoy!

1. Since we’ve established that my name is Steph, I’ll tell you that my middle name is Marie
2. If I ever moved away, I wouldn’t be able to live somewhere that didn’t have four distinctive seasons
3. My wedding was exactly what I wanted, you can read a little about it here
4. I write for pleasure, and eventually may try to publish something I’ve written
5. Most stories I write come from characters my dreams conjure up
6. I feel that the pressure of a deadline would take everything I enjoy about it away
7. I’ve always wanted to go diving on the Great Barrier Reef, but after a recent snorkeling trip, I don’t think I’d have the courage
8. As luck would have it, Derek now wants to learn how to scuba dive and proceed to dive as many places as possible
9.  I am not good at accessorizing
10.  My very best friend is gay, and I love him to death
11.  We were born exactly two months apart, and grew up next door to each other
12.  The only states I’ve visited  are; California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  I’ve driven through many more, but never actually stopped
13.  My favorite childhood memory is going fishing, and I miss it so much, I can’t wait to get a boat of our own
14.  I don’t like cities full of tourists
15.  I always try to imagine Detroit as a city full of tourists, which is extremely difficult
16.  I have a respect for Detroit that I didn’t have when I was younger
17.  I’ve always wanted a truck, but have driven compact cars all my life
18.  I enjoy the downward part of snowboarding/skiing, but going up scares me
19.  I’d love to be a wedding planner
20. The only time I’ve traveled out of the U.S. is when I went to the Bahamas for spring break in 2001, and the many times I’ve traveled over the border into Canada
21. The only other foreign places I really hope to visit in my lifetime are Australia and  Ireland
22. I’d also like to see more of the States; Maine, Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii being the highest on the list
23.  In high school, I had more guy friends than girlfriends
24.  I was the only girl in the auto mechanics classes
25. I have an older brother and a younger sister
26. I don’t see the problem people have with being a middle child, I turned out alright
27. For the most part….
28. I am happy that I spent so many years in college searching for what would make me happiest
29.  I fell in love with Derek when I was 19
30.  I will never get sick of watching Friends episodes
31.  The friend that introduced Derek and I had a crush on him at the same time
32.  She stopped talking to me shortly after that, when she realized we were going to stay together
33.  I’ve seen her once since then, right before we got married
34. I very rarely wear makeup
35.  I don’t like interrupting people, so when I am listening to people, I don’t usually say much
36. I could eat seafood everyday for the rest of my life
37.  I have astigmatism, and had to wear hard contacts for years
38. I am not creative in an artistic way like my mom and dad, but am in other ways
39. Derek is an extremely talented wood worker, here is our beloved entertainment center, and here are some of his early projects
40.  I always wished I could paint
41.  The first time I cut my hair since 7th grade was at my senior all night party
42. I’ve never been able to curl my tongue
43.  I don’t like gambling
44. I really don’t like drama
45.  I love getting great deals on things
46. I have the best family anyone could ask for
47. I freak out every time there is a microwave with leftover time from heating something.  I am overly compulsive when it comes to hitting the clear button
48.  My dogs ALWAYS make me smile, no matter what
49.  I can’t stand it when short women date really tall men
50.  My two best friends are from my childhood, I am proud of that
51.  They live on opposite ends of the country and I don’t see them very often
52. I never dated anyone taller than myself until I met Derek
53.  Every Canadian I’ve ever met has been awesome
54. Derek grew up on the edge of Canada and spent much of his childhood there
55.  I used to spend hours practicing writing, so my handwriting would be perfect
56.  It still isn’t
57.  I used to be a smoker
58. The only time I don’t mind talking on the phone is while I am driving, which I know I shouldn’t do
59. Other than that, I largely prefer face to face, emailing, texting and blogging
60.  Growing up, I hated being tall
61.  I love being tall now
62.  My husband makes me feel short
63. If I ever bought a vacation home, it would be in the mountains
64.  I would love to teach my dogs to pull a sled
65.  I have a hard time making friends
66.  I wish I had more reasons to get dressed up and go out
67. I am an excellent listener, but horrible at giving advice
68. I freeze up when people cry and never know what to say
69. I am extremely obsessive about my paranoia.  Some days, a few hours after I leave the house, I’ll worry that I didn’t shut something off, or didn’t lock the door or that the house will be a pile of ashes when I return
70. At our first house, I had a fear of natural light and kept most windows covered 90% of the time
71. I’ve tried to improve with our second house, and only have blinds on most windows
72. I excel at organization
73. Not so much with clutter
74. I used to write love poems, and even won a few cheesy awards on the internet
75. One guy even emailed me asking for permission to use one of them when he proposed to his girlfriend
76. I said yes, and so did she
77. My So Called Life was an obsession of mine, and I still wish it hadn’t gotten cancelled
78. I play the piano
79. I once tried to learn how to play the drums and guitar…I was told to stick to the piano
80. I can’t start a fire without some sort of liquid stimulant
81. The first concert I ever attended was Porno for Pyros, and if it hadn’t been for the adult accompaniment, I wouldn’t have been allowed to go
82. Everywhere I wore the t-shirt from that concert, I got into trouble
83. I started working when I was 14, at a local flower shop
84.  When the new VW Beetles first came out, my mom was one of the few people to actually get one
85. I took my road test in that car, and the instructor was so busy asking her questions about the car that he was barely paying attention to me
86. Only in rare cases do people pronounce my married name correctly
87. Derek and I never had a honeymoon
88. I am a sucker for cheesy romance in the form of books, movies and songs
89. I’d much prefer to fix something myself rather than pay someone to do it
90. This comes from my dad
91. I believe that your dreams will not come true until you believe in them yourself
92. I used to live in the moment, I don’t anymore
93. Planning is an aphrodisiac to me
94. I don’t like driving at night
95. I have a college degree in Computer Aided Drafting
96. The only place I draft is at home
97. Some of the other areas I was interested in at one point or another were; Mechanical Engineering, Computer Programming, Construction Management and Business
98. I knew for sure I wanted to go into the medical field in 2007, when a few of my family members were hospitalized for various reasons
99. I want children
100. I’d also love to adopt
101. I don’t exercise nearly as much as I should
102. Sterling silver roses have always been and always will be my favorite (for anyone that’s wondering, they are actually purple)

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meg
    Jan 23, 2009 @ 11:39:38

    Yay for random info on Steph! Sterling roses are the light purple ones? They’re beautiful! And I too wish MSCL was never, ever cancelled. Jordan…oh, Jordan. 🙂

    Good for you, ex-smoker! WE ROCK!

    And Detroit is a great place, even more so when you’re an adult and can explore it on your own.

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  2. emily
    Jan 23, 2009 @ 12:01:21

    Great list! I didn’t know that you won awards for your poetry, that’s awesome! There were some other things on there that I didn’t know about you either. I guess it’s been too long 😦

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  3. deb
    Jan 23, 2009 @ 15:53:42

    This is a wonderful add on to your first list, another 100+ trivia things about you. They are all true, and brought back many happenings that I had forgotten about. So what kind of trouble did you get into when you wore that Tshirt????? Never mind, I probably don’t want to know. Love you!

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  4. noble pig
    Jan 23, 2009 @ 20:02:34

    Nice list and happy 100th!

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  5. caprik
    Jan 24, 2009 @ 07:28:32

    #49 is also a pet peeve of mine. It’s a waste of a tall guy, and HEY, we tall girls need a date that doesn’t make us feel like a LUMMOX!

    Congratulations on your 102th post!! What do you mean your not interesting? That was interesting!

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  6. caprilis
    Jan 24, 2009 @ 18:27:19

    OK, there’s 32 more ways we are just alike…
    #s 2,3,6,,714,21,23,40,44,45,46,48(but with cats),49,53,57,59,60,61,65,66,68,69,72,73,88,89,90,91,92,94,101,

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