Monday, July 14, 2008

100 Posts!

100 RANDOM things you may not know about me!

  1. I have not eaten red meat since middle school. I never cared for it so it is NO sacrifice!
  2. I am lactose intolerant.
  3. The smell of cantaloupe makes me gag.
  4. Monday July 14th (Today) is my 10th Wedding Anniversary!
  5. I think it is a bit strange to celebrate other peoples anniversaries and am always shocked when people call and send cards.
  6. I was married in Jamaica...a destination wedding of sorts...attended by immediate family only.
  7. I regret having a reception when we got home.
  8. I am an only child.
  9. Josh will be an only too, unless we adopt.
  10. I am feeling a glimmer of wanting to start thinking about maybe looking into ..........adopting.
  11. My husband Andrew is my best friend.
  12. We met at a YMCA camp when he was 15.
  13. We began dating 2 years later.
  14. 3 years after that we got married.
  15. 6 years after we got married we had Josh.
  16. I collect Belleek Pottery, only the shamrock pattern and the Dublin Doors Christmas Tree Ornaments (I have them all!)
  17. I have an elephant collection, but I do not care for anymore!!!!! It was inherited and is MASSIVE.
  18. I taught Kindergarten for 5 years before we started our family.
  19. I do not miss teaching other peoples children at all! (I should mention, that at the time I did love it!)
  20. I have a BS in Elementary Ed and a ZA Endorsement (Child Development).
  21. My minor was Language Arts.
  22. It took me 5.5 years to graduate from college...the requirements are steep at my Alma Mater.
  23. I started my Master, got about half way and then was too sick from pregnancy and quit.
  24. I first heard of Montessori in College and told Andrew then that I wanted to teach in a Montessori school someday. (was not thinking of my own child at that point!)
  25. The main reason Josh does not go to a Montessori Preschool was $$$$, but now I can not imagine do things differently.
  26. I have 2 cats, Wilson and Maggie.
  27. I am apprehensive about dogs.
  28. I am currently obsessed with craigslist and have spent $110 in the past few weeks on "much needed junk". (Air hockey table, Playmobil tree house, and 12 L-max Leapster games)
  29. I am a recovering caffeine addict who is currently backsliding just horribly!
  30. I eat french fries with Mayo and ketchup swirled together.
  31. My favorite type of food is .... Mexican!
  32. I also love spicy food, especially wings and Chinese food.
  33. I was bald until I was four years old.
  34. I read super fast and I generally finish a novel the same day I start it.
  35. I can read upside down as easily as right side up. (Early ELE Teacher skill)
  36. I am planning to paint our kitchen blue...but am fearing it is a bad color for resale value...eventually.
  37. I belong to several yahoo groups, including Playschool6, Montessori Makers, MM Share, Free cycle, and others!
  38. I quit Fly Lady. (and my home shows it!)
  39. I am bad at growing things--I have even killed a cactus.
  40. I am good at planning. (now following through...)
  41. I was a cabin counselor, and Arts and Crafts director for 3 summers.
  42. I also was a Cabin counselor for Camp Catch-A-Rainbow, a camp for children with Cancer. Interested? check it out here!
  43. Ladies Only...I use a Diva Cup !!! and LOVE IT! Life! changing! comfort! and ease!
  44. I can not believe I just shared that with the entire Internet!
  45. I am 4 years older than Andrew.
  46. I went to Andrew's Prom when I was in College. That was the first time we ever saw or heard the Macarena.
  47. Radio Disney is on my radio dial most often.
  48. I watch General Hospital and have since High School. (Luckily, it is on during nap time.)
  49. Most of my immediate Family/friends still do not know about this blog.
  50. I am prone to childhood illnesses. I have had the measles, chicken pox twice, I even got scarlet fever the last time I had strep throat.
  51. Andrew calls me B.
  52. I crave chocolate now... but did not like it at all before Josh was born.
  53. I even Love Love Love chocolate scented candles.
  54. I have never even touched a cigarette.
  55. Walking through smokers, even outside, makes me extremely sick!
  56. The last concert I went to was Bjork, Andrew is a big fan.
  57. Andrew and I had a long distance relationship for 3 years before we got married.
  58. Josh was born by c-section.
  59. I was in LABOR for more than 30 hours before we decided it just was not happening (he was crooked).
  60. I had a midwife and still think it was a great choice! (the support alone is priceless!)
  61. I have reddish hair, freckles and am PRONE to burning.
  62. I am a good cook.
  63. I make a killer Oreo cheesecake!
  64. I am 5 feet tall. Exactly!
  65. I drive a Subaru and so does Andrew.
  66. My middle name is Jean, after my maternal Grandmother.
  67. My fave color is red and has been for as long as I can remember.
  68. Reading through this list...I think I am boring!
  69. I CANNOT snap my fingers.
  70. I have been known to walk off with people's pens...frequently.
  71. I am a video game widow!
  72. I am slightly obsessed with Mahjong Quest for the DS. It is great to play when Josh is busy in his little pool and I am stuck sitting in a lawn chair outside!
  73. I went to Catholic parochial school until 6th grade.
  74. I had never heard of homeschooling until after I graduated from College.
  75. I have taught at a charter school, public school, and private school.
  76. My favorite movie is Practical Magic.
  77. I never miss watching Bones on TV.
  78. My Cell phone is plum (the color).
  79. And, seriously, that is about all I know about it!
  80. I am a maniac about putting things in their proper my bookmarks and downloaded files. Which means I have TOOOOOO many!
  81. I hate wearing shoes.
  82. When I was in school, I ate a PB & J sandwich everyday for lunch...all 12 years.
  83. I am the oldest granddaughter on both sides. (one of them by 9 years!)
  84. I am currently working on making my first lap book. It is about birds.
  85. I think we will eventually send Josh to school but am just living in the now.
  86. I do not know what I want to do if/when I go back to work.
  87. I never wear make-up.
  88. I love Chocolate Soy Milk, Light!
  89. I am 33. (I had to ask Andrew to be sure... OY!)
  90. I always part my hair in the same place, if I don't it hurts.
  91. My favorite book has always been Catcher in the Rye. But I love many!
  92. I am grateful to all of you, and appreciate all your support and ideas.
  93. I am a Libra.
  94. I do not even own a curling iron!
  95. I would like to learn to sew.
  96. I have never broken a bone.
  97. I have 75 subscriptions to blogs on my Google reader. (I just counted!)
  98. Our (Andrew's and Mine) parent's names rhyme....Mom's both rhyme with Ellen, Dad's both rhyme with Barry. Strange right?
  99. I really hope you find something interesting in this list...
  100. It took me 3 days to write 100 random things about me.

If you are still reading...leave me a quick comment to let me know! Stay tuned...I have lots of posts planned for the next few weeks about planning for the fall. (new curriculum items, new trays, classroom redo, etc...)



Stephanie said...

Ew, I hate cantaloupe too! One time when I was 8 my mom packed it in my lunch and I buried it in the sandbox at the babysitter's. Yuck!

Fun list, thanks for sharing!!

MerrandaVK said...

Fun list! I am a video game widow too. I didn't check the link, but my guy plays EVERY NIGHT!!! UGH!!! I love him to death though!

I wish my immediate family didn't know about my blog or I would put forth a much more interesting one :)

great list. I'll have to copy. (and did you know my school district has a FREE charter MONTESORRI SCHOOL where my boy and eventually my other 2 will go? ARen't we lucky!) Otherwise we would never be able to send him, $$$$

Shannon said...

Oooh Merranda, I am sooo jealous. That would at least give us more options.

Andrew plays every night too. I, too, wouldn't trade him for the world!

I did not tell, because I did not want the pressure of "showcasing" Josh. We have a picture site too and if I do not post new pic's regularly I sure do hear about it!

Shannon said...

Cute story! I am quite a picky eater myself and it drives people a bit crazy. However, it seems to me that everyone has there issues with food, ya know?

Marikje said...

I love your blog Shan...and the 100th post was very informative, even though I have known you for some time : ) The girls and I need to visit you!

Julie said...

enjoyed learning about you. Great post. Thanks for being vulnerable. Loooking forward to seeing what happens with the adoption itch. :)

Shannon said...

Did not know you read! We should get together!

I suppose you never know what the plan is...
We will see what the future holds...

Michie said...

Great list! I am due for one of these myself and keep putting it off! LOL

Shannon said...


It took forever...but it was kind of fun to think of all those things!