Friday, April 25, 2008

101 Things

In honor of my 101st post, I would like to share 101 things with you:
1. I had my first pedicure a month ago.
2. I have been certified as a life guard 3 different times.
3. I love to read old-timey mysteries, like Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.
4. My favorite color is pink.
5. My other favorite color is yellow.
6. My favorite number is 23.
7. I have the perfect birthday.
8. My birthday is almost exactly 6 months from Christmas.
9. That means every 6 months, I get presents!!
10. My favorite Christmas present was silver hoop earrings.
11. When I was little, I wanted to be a secretary when I grew up.
12. I have always wanted to take a photography class.
13. I make all of my children's birthday cakes from scratch.
14. I love a full-dressed hot dog (mustard, onions, chili, slaw).
15. I would much rather have a hamburger from the grill than a steak.
16. I especially love the spicy chicken sandwich from Burger King.
17. But McDonald's has the Best fries.
18. I enjoy country music.
19. I also like bluegrass.
20. My middle name is a family name.
21. I still have my Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
22. My favorite holiday is the 4th of July.
23. I'm a little claustrophobic.
24. I like to hike up mountains.
25. I do not like climbing rocks.
26. I love getting stuff for free by using my coupons.
27. I collect tea cups.
28. I don't have any more places to put my tea cups.
29. I prefer cinnamon air freshener over vanilla.
30. I have always wanted to have a pet dog.
31. We don't have any pets because Eli is allergic.
32. I used to take horseback riding lessons when I was little.
33. I don't think I've ever met anybody famous. (If you know I have, please leave a comment and remind me.)
34. My favorite movies to watch are fantasy (like LOTR, etc.) and classics (like To Kill A Mockingbird, etc.).
35. My favorite donut is custard-filled chocolate glazed.
36. I like white chocolate better than dark chocolate.
34. I love a tomato sandwich.
35. My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
36. If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
37. I was a Dallas Cowboy fan before I met my husband.
38. My first car was a Toyota Corolla.
39. I totalled my first car.
40. I am the oldest of 4 children.
41. I always wanted an older brother.
42. I have 1 niece and 1 nephew.
43. I always wanted red hair like Anne of Green Gables.
44. I love Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
45. I also love Little House on the Prairie.
46. It takes me a good hour to get hungry when I wake up in the morning.
47. I love porch swings.
48. Yellow roses are my favorite.
49. My eyes catch misspellings and typographical errors (if there's any in this post, it's because I didn't go back and read it).
50. I have a freckle in my eye.
51. I do not like bugs.
52. I used to be a certified flatwater canoe instructor.
53. I love to wear fun jewelry.
54. My husband is very romantic.
55. I like to play Uno.
56. I enjoy shopping.
57. I have 17 rolls of film that need to be developed.
58. I love taking pictures.
59. Aren't you bored yet?
60. Traveling is fun!
61. My wedding dress still fits.
62. I did 4 years of college in 3 3/4 years.
63. Quilting is a fun hobby.
64. Contacts are way more comfortabler than glasses.
65. I'm allergic to grass, weeds and trees.
66. Lasagna is my favorite meal.
67. I like either pineapple and bacon or mushrooms and extra cheese for my pizza toppings.
68. Quilting is also an expensive hobby.
69. My beverage of choice is lemonade or Coke.
70. I like mall-shopping with Chris.
71. I always wear my seatbelt.
72. I've never been to Disney World.
73. I know how to crochet.
74. I don't know how to knit.
75. I have touched the Liberty Bell.
76. I love Sharpie markers.
77. I have been to the top of the Washington Monument and the Sears Tower.
78. They both sway in the breeze.
79. I've never had the stomach flu (knock on wood).
80. Obviously, you don't have anything better to do...
81. Dill pickles are better than sweet.
82. We went to an Atlanta Braves game on our honeymoon.
83. One of my neighbors has 30 cats.
84. I used to like cats.
85. Forsythia and dogwoods are my favorite spring flowers.
86. I always forget to put lipstick on.
87. Under my bed is clean.
88. I know CPR.
89. Strawberries do not grow in trees.
90. When I was a teenager, I babysat and mowed lawns to make money.
91. Mowing lawns is hard work.
92. I have tasted sushi and did not like it.
93. Octopus tastes like fishy rubberbands.
94. Mahi mahi is dolphin meat.
95. I put honey on my grapefruit.
96. Ping pong is really fun to play.
97. I cut all my kids' and Chris' hair.
98. Remember jelly shoes?
99. I like to do jigsaw puzzles.
100. I like to drink hot tea in the evening, except in the summertime.
101. It is harder than I thought to think of 101 things.


Courtney said...

Well done! ;)

Anonymous said...

33. She has met Switchfoot, Lisa Whelchel, and Beth Moore. Um, those are what you call "famous" people.

And the one about me being "romantic" couldn't be furthr off the mark. Burrrrrp! Scuse me.

Kirby and Annie said...

You played the flute once for Elton John....

Liz said...

Ya'll have jogged my memory... I have met Jesse Helms, too.

Anonymous said...

My Birthday is about 6 months from Christmas as well but I share it with my husband so we alternate years. This year it is my turn.

pwnspace said...

I don't know if you were serious or not, (i doubt it), but anyway...

depending on what you mean by "dolphin meat" the Mahi Mahi is not a mammal, as the common meaning of "dolphin" would refer to.

FYI, only.

pwnspace said...

oh, also, I still remember you totaling your first car.

yes, i remember that well. not that i was there or anything

Anonymous said...

Merriam Webster Dictionary


Main Entry: ma·hi·ma·hi
Pronunciation: \ˌmä-hē-ˈmä-(ˌ)hē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Hawaiian, Tahitian, & Marquesan
Date: 1905
: the flesh of a dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus) used for food; also : the fishv

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Kirby and Annie said...

W00t! Etymology squabble!

Dolphinfish seem to be different from dolphins.... Wikipedia actually has a great article that explains this: . According to them, dolphinfish is called mahimahi precisely to prevent customers from thinking they are eating Shamu. If you prefer not to trust wikipedia (which is fine), then another interesting place to look is here: Note the name is "common dolphinfish". Three points if you can pronounce all the names in the taxonomy, but especially look at the one under class. Note also the picture does not look like what we would call a dolphin.

Compare with Look at the class of this dude. Definitely pronounceable, and the picture looks much more familiar as well. Interesting, no?

/end librarian geekiness

Oh, and Elis, didn't you see President Clinton's back? I know I did when we were touring the White House. And remember that limo cavalcade that screamed by? The same day Yassar Arafat was in DC? Those are a couple more famous people to add to your list....

Anonymous said...

The name mahi-mahi is Hawaiian and means "strong-strong." The fish are known for their fighting ability and strength, making them a valuable catch for sports fisherman.
The mahi-mahi was until recently frequently called the dolphin or dolphin fish. They are not related to dolphins and are not mammals. Since many people have negative associations with dolphin deaths associated with fishing, the name mahi-mahi is now more frequently used in stores and restaurants.
But, watch out, because:
Consumption of dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus, has been reported to cause ciguatera poisoning.

pwnspace said...

i'd just like to point out that my original post covered everything that the subsequent posts did, only more succinctly.

i'm not called pwnspace for nothing.

Anonymous said...

I suggest that you eat no more "mahi mahi" Mrs. Hilliard.

"After reading the June 25 article "Dolphin fish law not working, some say," it is apparent that everyone has missed the point except state Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston. The goal of the law should be to prompt federal action before it is too late to save the dolphin fish. Overfishing by commercial or sport fishermen will lead to the demise of the fishery for all. This is analogous to the striped bass fishery, which was on the verge of extinction until a seven-year moratorium was enacted and no striped bass were taken. It worked like a charm and now the striped bass have rebounded all along the East Coast, to the joy of commercial and sport fishermen alike. As a sport fisherman, I propose that we get together with the commercials and save the dolphin fish before it is too late.

220 Alexandra Drive
Mount Pleasant"

Liz said...

Seeing as I have eaten mahi-mahi about twice in my whole life (which, I might add, was very tasty), I seriously doubt that has contributed to the decline of the dolphinfish population.
But at your suggestion, I will abstain from my current amount of consumption of mahi-mahi and will only partake if it is already dead and cooked regardless of whether I would have eaten it or not. And only if I inherit a million dollars, whereby I would be able to afford the mahi-mahi meal and any medical assistance needed after my subsequent poisoning.

By the way, I just heard last week that the killer whale is really from the dolphin family, not a meanie whale.