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Tuesday, February 13

100 Things.

Snow Days!!
One of the best things about being a teacher is the SNOW DAYS! Seriously.

{joe made amazing soup and sandwiches for yesterday's snow day! I love comfort food.}

So since I have time, I'll do this:

Okay, okay... I have seen these lists for weeks now, turning up on blogs I admire. They look EXHAUSTING. But I'll give it a go. But only 'cause Kate did one, and I love hers, and I wanna be just like her in so so many ways. (Miss you too, lady.)

100 Things About Me
1. I am blessed in so many ways. Family, friends, interests, health... I wouldn't trade my life for anyone else's.
2. My favorite animal is a humpback whale. Has been since I was 10. They sing!
3. I am always looking for a movie that will make me cry. And cry. And cry.
4. I don't have dimples, but my mom has really charming ones.
5. I haven't changed my toenail polish since November. That is BAD, for me. Lazy.
6. The reason I shave my legs EVERY shower is because of the three years I worked at Galaxy Diner, where the uniform was shorts. I wouldn't have been caught dead with furry legs then, and the habit has stuck. Lucky Joe.
7. I used to make-believe I was the lead singer in a pop group. I could have acted this fantasy out for HOURS as a kid.
8. I have been craving spring-colored Double-stuff Oreos for a WEEK now, but I am trying to stay away. Because I can eat 2/3rds of a package in one sitting.
9. I have five sisters and one brother. All of them are completely unique, and totally neat, intelligent, quirky people.
10. I live in a Freemason Lodge with my husband. We have the whole building to ourselves 90% of the time. Just not when the Masons come over.
11. My favorite city in the United States is San Francisco.
12. I just finished the Book of Helaman in the Book of Mormon. Good book.
13. I am teaching The Great Gatsby to my high school juniors. I love the way Fitzgerald describes things.
14. I still haven't put my wedding photos in an album. I guess I just want them to be PERFECT. So I put it off. *Sigh*
15. My favorite season is Autumn, especially in Missouri.
16. I actually have a growing savings account for the first time in my life.
17. My dad is a law librarian at Mizzou, my mom is a cello/piano/orchestra teacher.
18. My favorite cologne for Joe is Chrome.
19. I love frosting. LOVE it. especially with sugar crystals on it. But not those teeny ball sprinkles. They just annoy me.
20. The most recent CD I bought is the Carrie Underwood CD. It's really good, which kinda surprised me.
21. My iPod is one of my favorite possessions. It is like instant mood music, a pick-me-up, a motivator, a portable karaoke machine... Mine is a black nano, with a pink flexible cover.
22. I think my eyes are my best feature.
23. If I could have any new car today, I think I'd go for a VW bug convertible. I love that they have a bud vase in the dashboard. I'd want a custom color, though, and whitewall tires.
24. Joe lets me drag him to art festivals and fairs, which I never get enough of, even when I can't afford any of it. Here, some of the amazing artists I've seen and wished I could buy art from:
a. Lynn Whipple b. Chris Roberts-Antieau c. Les Slesnick
25. I love learning new things, as long as I don't have to reveal my inexperience too publicly. SO I like to practice in private. (Music, photography, art skills, anything physical like dance or exercise, etc.)
26. My favorite song as a kid, for many years, was Chicago's "You're the Inspiration".
27. When fall rolls around, I love all of the pumpkin flavored treats that come out-- pumpkin hot chocolate, pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin seeds. Yum-kin!
28. I love going to Chevy's, but only for the chips and salsa. The food is fine, but I only really crave the chips and salsa.
29. My fleece p.j. pants from Old Navy have been my favorite item of clothing since thanksgiving. So cozy!
30. Joe and I would love to own a mountain cabin someday... as a vacation home.
31. I used to love skiing, but it has been so long, I bet I'd hate it for a while until I got the hang of it again. Still, I'd LOVE to go again someday.
32. My mom used to make all of my sisters and I matching Easter dresses. We'd get new white shoes, and all dress up to match. So cute.
33. My favorite beverages are: Mountain Dew, McDonald's Orange, Cherry Limeade, Orangina.
34. I love comments on my blog posts. It actually makes me sad when there are none. Man, I'm needy.
35. I LOVE new shoes, but have never spent more than $25 on any pair. Still, I manage to find really cute ones.
38. I love giving and receiving real mail. Especially little cute cards and postcards.
39. My high school mascot is a Kewpie. Don't know what it is? You're not alone. Click here: Kewpie. Cool, huh?? :)
40. I love to go to thrift stores. I usually visit the book section to get old classics for my classroom, I visit the jewelry racks, the housewares, and sometimes go to the clothes sections, if it's a good store. I don't even have to buy much stuff... I just like the thrill of the hunt.
41. My bedroom is usually the last room I get around to cleaning in my house.
42. I like the idea of using literary names for my future children's middle names.
43. If I had $100 free dollars, I'd probably spend it on art supplies.
44. I want to live on some farmland, in a cozy farmhouse someday.
45. I have gone bungee jumping twice in my life. Terrifying.
46. I play the banjo. But I don't practice as much as I should.
47. I like my steak medium-rare.
48. If I could, I'd get a regular group of friends together to play board games a few times a month. I LOVE games.
49. I have recently become allergic to pets. SAD!
50. I love order and organization, but am not always so good at maintaining it.
51. I love the students I teach-- teenagers are so HILARIOUS. and deeper than they let on.
52. I love adolescent fiction books. They are usually so satisfying.
53. I used to read the Sweet Valley High books, Fear Street, Sunfire Historical Romances, Christopher Pike, Cheerleaders, Girls of Canby Hall, etc. etc. series as a teenager. Not the highest quality fiction, but I'd devour them like candy... fast and fun.
54. I LOVE going to movies in the theater. I can enjoy almost ANY movie.
55. I learned how to bind books at BYU. Making books is very precise, but satisfying.
56. I wish I had my own art studio workspace. Joe wants one for me, too, so odds are good that there is one in my future.
57. Singing Beethoven's 9th, Ode to Joy, with the St. Louis Symphony, has been one of the highlights of my life. (clip is only part, not my symphony, but still SO GOOD. Love the 1977 hairstyles.) Imagine, ME. Up there, singing with an orchestra that good. Words cannot describe.
58. Okay. I can't stop with the Ode to Joy. Here's the most famous part: Freude! And yes, the men look hilarious, the clip is almost 8 minutes long, and no one else reading this cares, but I LOVE THIS. So I'm putting it on here.
59. When people give me books as gifts, I really like it when they write a little note on the inside... Or at least "To:___, From:____"
60. My favorite pasta is linguine with red clam sauce. Weird, I know, but SO good.
61. I love marker sets. The more colors, the better.
62. My journal comes with me on trips, to church, to meetings... so I can draw, doodle, write and plan things during the down times.
63. My favorite candy is chocolate, by far. I love M&Ms, kit-kats, snickers, whatchamacallits...
64. My favorite colors are orange, red, green and turquoise. Wait! Those match my drink colors!
65. I LOVE naps. A study just came out saying they are proven to reduce risk of heart problems. I knew there was a good excuse!
66. The TV shows I love are: The Office, Scrubs, Deal or No Deal, American Idol, and Extreme Home Makeover. I don't however, watch all of them every week. It's just not a priority.
67. One of the worst dreams I ever had was when I got shot in a back alley behind our lodge. Joe was there and as I was dying, I knew he would be so so devastated. It was AWFUL.
68. I wish I was a gypsy, a bohemian, or something else exotic.
69. I love how I look in high heels, but hate how they feel. Teaching all day has taught me this.
70. I don't really like to mingle at large parties.
71. I wish I could pierce my nose and get one of those teeny tiny silver dots put in.
72. I love playing dress-up, and wish playing "make-believe" was still acceptable in adult society.
73. I want to spend a week or two staying at a cabin near Niagra Falls. Sounds really classic and romantic.
74. My triggers for being irritable are: being too hot, getting too hungry, being in any kind of annoying or stressful traffic, getting too many questions thrown at me at one time.
75. I love cute little kitchen aprons. Vintage is best.
76. I love to belt out show tunes. If I could, I'd be in plays and musicals again.
77. I use my sewing machine primarily for paper art and home decor projects.
78. I LOVE sweet breakfasts-- french toast, pancakes, belgian waffles. I could do without breakfast meats.
79. I probably have a warrant out for my arrest in Chicago. Unpaid parking ticket from 2003. It actually scares me a bit.
80.I used to be desperately afraid of home fires and tornadoes when I was in elementary school. I blame all those drills we used to do.
81. when I have kids, I really want a girl first, for the dress-up part of things. But I kinda want a boy first so all the other kids have a big brother.
82. I'd love to design kids' bedrooms for a living.
83. I still struggle with calling myself an artist. I guess I still feel I don't deserve such a full-time title.
84. The last book I read that made me cry was "Hattie Big Sky", a really really good adolescent fiction book about a girl homesteading in the early 1900's.
85. I never dust.
86. My favorite gift of all time is still the banjo my Macaroni Grill friends gave me as a surprise one year.
87. My favorite spots in St. Louis are: The City Museum, Historic St. Charles, the Soulard Farmers Market, and Forest Park. Love them! If you ever want to go with me, just let me know.
88. I love that my new last name is Scottish.
89. My favorite Simpson's character is Groundskeeper Willie.
90. Love to browse at Anthropologie. But only can afford the sale stuff. *sniff*
91. Always used to wish I could be a pairs skater in the olympics. But only during the olympics. After that, I'd forget for another 4 years.
92. Have NEVER been good at sports. But I still LOVE sports movies.
93. I hate my current weight. Heaviest ever. No excuse.
94. I love costume jewelry. Funky, vintage, sparkly, delicate, whatever.
95. I secretly want to get a beautiful diamond something like in those Kay Jeweler's commercials.
96. I yearn to find balance and authenticity. I think about it a lot. Sometimes I get close.
97. I think my 30's will be even better than my 20's.
98. I deeply wish my faraway friends lived near me. Deeply wish this. Sometimes ache for it.
99. Hate the idea of trying to get pregnant again. Exhausting. Frustrating. Disheartening. Useless?
100. I look forward to what God has up his sleeve for the rest of this crazy life of mine. I'll try to love (or at least learn from) every bit of it.

7 comments:

  1. Again, you are such an amazing artist, yes, I said it-ARTIST! I learned so much about you and loved confirming all the other little things I already knew. This was fun.

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  2. woah, the only other person who has commented so far on this is also named Sarah...weird.

    So I really loved reading this and it makes me want to do one also...but It would take me forever to do...maybe eventually.

    That Chicago video was freakin' Hilarious!! Wow is the right word for it...teehee. And I love your comments on my bolg. They make me feel special.

    I love you too!!

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  3. I didn't know that you didn't dust! That one was the biggest shocker! How does your apartment look so clean all the time?!

    Anyways, I think I might try the 100 things about me...right now. I might have to save it as a draft a couple of times, but be on the look-out for mine.

    Love you, and I'm so sad that I can't go up to St.Louis and visit you. And Joe, I guess.

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  4. i "drafted" mine too... took both snow days. Was time-consuming, but satisfying.

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  5. Everytime I read your blog I learn more about you, and I feel lucky to even know someone like you!! Maybe someday we'll live close enough to have to be able to spend more time together. Cause any time is more than the 24 hours you were at my house..... which know I know I should have had you take some family pictures for us. Beautiful photo's! And I agree, you are an artist....

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  6. O.k. Emily my little love muffin!

    Shaved legs, everyday? impressive...
    Didn't you see New Kids on the Block in concert?...
    mmmmmmm... Oreos....
    San Fran huh? I had no idea...
    I don't even know where my wedding pics are...
    I saw a Robin Blue convertible VW bug with cream top and thought of you today...
    I wanna got to the fairs with you- how delightful...
    Love pumpkin stuff too...
    Thanks for my Valentines card, it was perfect- I need to send you more cards and such...
    YOU have bungee jumped? What the crap, you're a crazy woman...
    OH NO!, I didn't "To:___, From:___" on your Christmas book- pencil it in for me *wink*...
    I adore- more than adore your journals, they are pieces of art...
    I know all about your irritable triggers...
    Pairs Skater? Rheeheelllllyyyy...
    We'll be close again, you just have to move back, teehee...

    I love you Em, you're amazing!

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  7. 85. I never dust.

    You would...if you lived in New Mexico! :-)

    Great blog, Emily. Joe's a lucky guy!

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