Thursday, June 12, 2008

100 things about Me

It is very rare to see a blog without one of these lists. I throughly enjoy reading them so I decided to go ahead and try to make on myself.

100 Things About Me

  1. I was born on April Fool’s day at 12:02 am
  2. My mom wanted to name me Katie but my dad said Katie my last name didn't work so they named me Holly which works quite well with my last name.
  3. I am the second of four children. I have an older sister and 2 younger brothers
  4. I have a black Labrador retriever named Bentley
  5. I also have 2 cats Joey, who is a light gray tabby, and Sierra, a tabby
  6. I knit
  7. I also crochet but prefer knitting for the most part.
  8. I have an amazing wealth of useless knowledge
  9. I tend to learn quickly and am very good at memorizing
  10. I wish I had a photographic memory
  11. I am very competitive when it comes to board games
  12. My mom is my best friend
  13. I have long brown curly hair
  14. I have blue eyes
  15. I am 5’7”
  16. My skin is very fair. So fair it is lighter than most foundation’s lightest shade.
  17. I need to lose about 100 pounds
  18. I love to cook
  19. I went to Culinary school did extremely well until I decided I didn’t want to be a chef
  20. I love the smell of fresh laundry
  21. I served a year on a traveling retreat ministry team
  22. My dad died two weeks before my tenth birthday
  23. I often wonder how my life would have been different if he had lived
  24. I’m close to my brothers, sister and sister in law
  25. I can’t think of a time that I have gone more that a few days without talking to one of them.
  26. As close as I am to my family I am not very close my cousins and extended family.
  27. I think it mostly has to do with the physical distance between us.
  28. I can barely see my outstretched hand without contacts or glasses
  29. I prefer to wear my contacts!
  30. I have never had a brand new car
  31. Two of my cars were hand me downs that I bought from my Mom
  32. I have decided to go into nursing and will be starting a pre-nursing curriculum in Fall 2008
  33. I love being able to help people
  34. I like to garden but hate to weed and only do so when I absolutely need to
  35. Little things can make me so happy
  36. I took French for 3 years in high school and can remember very little of it
  37. I love to read
  38. I’ve been known to stay up all night to finish a good book
  39. I am much more likely to get a book from the library than to buy one
  40. But I did buy the Harry Potter books as they came out
  41. I love coffee, I take creamer and 2 Splenda packets
  42. I drink a lot of water especially at restaurants
  43. I always tip big
  44. I believe in love at first site….but haven’t experienced it
  45. I'm very detail oriented. I notice everything.
  46. I try to perform as many random act of kindness as I can
  47. I am Catholic
  48. My middle name is Elizabeth after my Grandmother, who was and will always be one of my favorite people ever
  49. I seriously dislike email and text message slang. You is only 2 more letters than u how it that so hard? But I have been known to use lol.
  50. I cry while watching the news, Extreme Home Makeover, movies, etc
  51. I am a hair and face product junkie who is trying to reform her ways
  52. I babysit my brother and sister in law’s puppy anytime I start getting the feeling of wanting another dog.
  53. I have only knit one thing for myself in the 9 or 10 years I have been knitting
  54. I am a sucker for little things: kids, puppies, kittens, plants, mini food I love it all
  55. I love Josh Groban
  56. I mostly listen to country music in the car
  57. My first trip out of the country was to Canada
  58. My foot was run over by a car, it took 3 surgeries and months of PT to be able to walk again
  59. I have gotten not one but 2 speeding tickets for going less than 5 mph over
  60. I fought both in court
  61. I want to have a large family
  62. I love when the weather is nice and I can open all the windows
  63. Purple has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember
  64. I live on the East Coast but love the West Coast
  65. My immediate family all live on the east coast so I will probably never move out west
  66. I can be very hard on myself- I’m working on it
  67. So far in my life there have been very few decisions that I have regretted
  68. I am a creature of habit
  69. I always change my sheets on Sunday nights
  70. My closet is such a complete and total mess that I don’t even know where to start to get organized
  71. I love freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and brownies
  72. When I eat something sweet I always want a glass of milk
  73. I can type fairly quickly but often have typos mostly inverting letters
  74. I love photography
  75. My college GPA so far has been a 3.98
  76. I’m hoping to get perfect 4.0 in nursing school
  77. Every room, except a small windowless hall bathroom, in my house has at least one houseplant
  78. I recycle, compost, & donate religiously
  79. I always sleep on the right side of the bed and sit on the left side of the couch
  80. I will always try very hard to solve a problem myself before asking for help
  81. I can be stubborn , obsessive and a little nutty at times
  82. I am an optimist
  83. I consider myself shy but most people who know me laugh when I say I am
  84. I have had dreams that have come true, but they have mostly been about random things.
  85. I often sit with one foot under the other leg.That foot always falls asleep, and I honestly can’t remember a day that it hasn’t happened.
  86. One of my biggest fears is walking with my foot asleep
  87. I am fascinated by architecture. I love Victorians with turrets, log cabins, craftsmen, cute cape cods I guess it's all about the details!
  88. I spend entirely too much time online looking at people’s blog or different websites.
  89. I love to drink cold sun tea in the summer.Hot chocolate is my drink of choice in the winter.
  90. I am a sucker for "new and improved" and packaging. I'm an advertiser/ marketer's dream.
  91. I’m always amazed at people’s generosity especially other knitters I have met.
  92. I love the show Lost!
  93. It is the only show that I will not answer the phone, knit or do anything else like fold clothes during.
  94. My to do list is always long
  95. I try to keep my list of unfinished project to less than five but it doesn’t always work
  96. I love the sound of babies laughing
  97. I am always sending emails to friends and family of product or ideas that I think will help them
  98. I love getting mail! Real mail like cards, letters, and magazines not bills
  99. My dream is to someday own a farm with sheep, alpaca, dogs, cats, horses you name it. I think I should probably marry a Veterinarian to make this dream more financially feasible!
  100. I completed this list in 2 sittings and it was harder than I thought it would be!


karina said...

I love your list. no cheating. a lot of people take one thing on the list and split them into 5. I don't blog but love to read other peoples. My oldest daughter is born on the 1st of april 95

Holly said...

Thanks Karina! It was hard not to cheat!!

JulieB said...

I'm Catholic too!

Holly said...

Hi Julie! Very cool.