10 Things You Might Not Know

Hi, Siestas! I think I’ve got a fun one! I saw this idea in one of those complimentary airline magazines and showed it to Michelle (who was sitting right next to me) with great enthusiasm and said, “I’m going to do this with the Siestas!” to which she dryly said, “Great, Ma’am.” (I adore her. To say that she has whiplash after going from Washington D.C. to Living Proof Ministries is the understatement of the year. She really doesn’t want to talk a lot about mascara and would not be caught stone-cold-dead in a pair of Capri pants. And never in her entire life has she had to keep a small bottle of anointing oil in her brief case…just in case her boss calls for it. She has also never before had a boss request a photo-shopped picture of herself on a Spiderman costume. A post for another time.)

I’m sorry. I have a little ADD this morning. Back to my idea. It’s not very original but I think it will be a blast. As we’re getting to know one another here in Siestaville, let’s hit the fast forward button. What are 10 things – right off the top of your head – that we would only know about you if we knew you really well? 10 random things ranging anywhere on your personal map that make you a tad distinctive? Or just plain weird? Think quickly. Don’t go for deep. Go for quirky. Don’t try to put them in any kind of order and don’t make them long. Just start typing. I’ll go first to give you the idea.

1. I have an addiction to Ziploc bags.
2. I hate wet socks worse than almost anything.
3. I was the only baby out of 5 born to my mother with no anesthesia. She never forgot it.
4. I wore braces for 12 years. I still often sleep in a retainer.
5. I am a read-aholic. I read over others’ shoulders. I walk the aisle on airplanes to see what others are reading. I read what’s laying on people’s desks during meetings while they think I’m listening.
6. I love Black music.
7. I need slices of cakes and pies to be cut neatly with a sharp knife and not gouged out with a fork. (Nearly just got a shiver at the thought.)
8. My children call me “Doodle.” I no longer remember why. Sometimes just “The Doods.”
9. I am a very slow driver.
10. I’m a go-girl. I love the rush of taking off in an airplane. I smile almost every time.

OK, Siestas! What about you? What are 10 quirky things we might not know?

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  1. 1
    shana says:

    1. i'm pregnant (#6!)
    2. i'm a super picky eater
    3. i have zero skill in "hair" or "makeup" . . . my poor girls will have to learn from someone else!
    4. i love to read
    5. i don't have a middle name . . . just an initial . . . M
    6. i'm a major procrastinator
    7. i love the fall
    8. i have an extra-fabulous husband
    9. my desk is a disaster
    10. i have exceptional friends!

    blessings,
    shana

  2. 2
    Jen says:

    1. I never put a drop of color/highlight/anything into my hair until I was 25.

    2. I totaled my first car on a brick mailbox.

    3. I eat cheeseburgers plain: Cheese, meat, bread.

    4. I'll harmonize with anything, including a fire alarm.

    5. When I drive, my left foot sits up on the seat with me.

    6. I am addicted to shows like Without a Trace, Law & Order, Cold Case, The First 48… any crime solving show. Don't know why.

    7. I don't wear shorts. Period. Not so much because of a modesty issue but more of a "my legs look horrid in shorts" issue.

    8. I love writing with a sharpie. It makes me feel official.

    9. I am an incredibly fast reader.

    10. The smell of tuna makes me gag.

  3. 3
    Tessa says:

    10. I wash my hair every three days (bath every day, don't worry!)
    9. I love playing with makeup and finding ways to look more natural
    8. I can be somewhat of a critic, worse on myself
    7. I have three yorkies I love and my husband and I make them talk to each other, usually with a British/Irish/Mexican accent.
    6. I love the smell of my rancher husband
    5. Like last night, I love when he comes home with big deer sheds in his hands that he found
    4. I love coke and pizza – but the coke has to come from a bottle, not a can. Rarely can i drink coke from a can. I feel sorry for my teeth when I do.
    3. I also wear retainers after years of braces (thank you mom and dad!) and my husband thinks they are the most digusting things ever. Time for a new pair?
    2. I hate buying underwear. Pretty ones are so expensive, I get tired of cheap ones fast. Where do I get some inexpensive, non-granny panties in this world?
    1. I love livin in the country with my handsome 27 year-old husband!

  4. 4
    Karen L. says:

    karen
    farmington, ar

    1. do not talk to me in the morning

    2. i drive fast and can get anywhere in 5 minutes

    3. i have laundry constantly piled up in my front living room (that gives ME the shivers)

    4. i have to balance my checkbook to the penny EVERY time

    5. i do not understand the concept of matching your purse to your shoes

    6. DO NOT READ OVER MY SHOULDER

    7. i wash my feet every night before i go to bed but not my face

    8. i hate polyester of every sort
    i'm 100% cotton all the way

    9. i cannot find a really good bra

    10. i will steal your recipe but i will not call it my own

  5. 5
    Enjoying the journey, Karla says:

    1. I repaired motorcycles in college with my roomates
    2. I have my own gun
    3. I love to read
    4.I am obsessed with color coordinating everything
    5. I have a shoe fetish
    6. I tend to be organized everywhere but my home
    7. I love to 1940's swing dance with my hubby
    8. I don't have a middle name
    9. I have been snow skiing since I was 5
    10. I memorized scriptures for the first time last year during the challenge.

    Karla
    Nashville, TN

  6. 6
    Grandmaof5 says:

    1. I can't stand to find the lid "up".
    2. I I like cold food cold and hot food hot.
    3.I make my bed every morning.
    4.I don't clean my kitchen sink every day – I leave dirty dishes sometimes.
    5.I love surprises.
    6. I love for people to remember my birthday. Hurts my feelings when they dont.
    7.In a store, I strighten racks if I have time. Can't stand them messy.
    8. At other people homes I LOVE to cook great meals.
    9. When I travel on planes I always ask for the whole can of coke – they will give it to you , but you have to ask for it.
    10. My office is a mess and I can't get it cleaned up, I walk in adn see it and leave the room!!

  7. 7
    aggiejenn@ReflectingHim says:

    1. have a broken ankle
    2. did it stepping off the curb in Singapore
    3. love numbers, especially 5
    4. i hate having dead skin on my body, must pick
    5. i named my kids short names on purpose (Caleb and Levi)
    6. love to read…go through phases of fiction and nonfiction. it's nonfiction right now
    7. i'm totally paranoid about having the drapes open at night
    8. i'm very particular about pens
    9. i adore paper
    10. i would love to have a library in my next home (used to be an English teacher)

  8. 8
    DigiNee says:

    Don't know if I can come up with 10, but here goes (great post for right before a jury duty and dentist day – would have preferred to go to work!)

    1. I am an education-holic —– have 4 college degrees and still dream of a doctorate one day – even at middle age . . . I love to learn!
    2. I can almost get sick when the days here in the Big H are like it was yesterday – and I have to work —- my heart just LONGS to be outside and to be on my bike.
    3. I LOVE TO READ – and don't have near enough time to do so – sigh . . .
    4. I want to travel – travel – travel —- there is so much to see – another sigh . . .
    5. I am a not professional, not exactly amateur, photographer – and there is so much still to learn and so much still to photograph.
    6. I am not creative – at all – bad news for a photographer – – –

    OOPS – time to leave for jury duty and hair is not finished – have a great day Siestas!

  9. 9
    a cup bearer says:

    1. I love sleeping in my old blue gown.
    2. My husband calls me "Tuddy." (I wonder if that's why I was at the gym first thing this morning.)
    3. Georgia Jan is my friend.
    4. I just paid $35 for house plants that will die before the season ends.
    5. I make a killer lasagna.
    6. I bought myself a purse for Christmas — my best friend gave herself a nose piercing.
    7. I absolutely love teaching women's Bible study.
    8. I've just recently begun "collecting" tea pots. I have 2 so far.
    9. I have both of my parents autobiographies which they wrote and bound for us children.
    10. I absolutely love rum bisque ice cream served over Coke from Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah.

  10. 10
    Dee says:

    1. I love the sounds of a spring/summer evening in the South.
    2. I love to hear children playing.
    3. I despise the incessant clicking of ballpoint pens/jangling of keys or coins.
    4. Nothing beats a porch swing.
    5. I've been engaged for 16 years!
    6. I'm not good at buying good-fitting clothes.
    7. Weeds drive me nuts.
    8. It makes me ill when my dog thinks he's the boss.
    9. I think lemon ice cream is yummy.
    10. I absolutely love the beach in the wintertime.
    Deidra

  11. 11
    Candace says:

    whew, 10 might be hard but I'll try. 🙂

    1. I can only sleep on my left side.
    2. I hate wet hair on my neck. (so I always pull up with clip or hairband after shower)
    3. I am a read-aholic too.
    4. I have way too many books stacked up on my nightstand. And the floor beside the bed. And the dresser beside the bed.
    5. I colored my hair for the first time a few months ago. I'm 33 yrs old.
    6. I'm already graying at 33.
    7. I blame my children on the gray.
    8. We had 3 in 3 years. Enough said.
    9. I am also a blog-aholic.
    10. Any kind of carrot is totally disgusting. Cooked, raw, even with ranch dip – YUCK! Makes me want to gag! LOL!

  12. 12
    Suzanne says:

    1. I have 7 kids, which has made me pretty much fearless:)
    2. I love Mochas, hence the nickname 'Mochamom'
    3. I am addicted to books and love to read.
    4. I hate food left in the kitchen sink strainer after my kids do the dishes, drives me nuts. (Sometimes they do it on purpose!)
    5. I hate clutter but find myself making piles?
    6. I love my friends to pieces!
    7. I have clothes and then I have 'comfy' clothes. I get ticked when I have to wear 'comfy', means I've eaten too much:(
    8. My kids make me smile.
    9. I have a wonderful, romantic husband;even after almost 28 years and lots of suff:)
    10. I love my favorite blogs, they make me happy! (LPM included of course)

  13. 13
    The Bee says:

    1. I recheck every thing I right many times
    2. I am sorry I was rechecking what I wrote!
    3. I love summer!
    4. I have seven cockatiel and 5 parakeets
    5. I hate cleaning!!!
    6. I love to read and study and look for ways to help others learn
    7. It freaks me out when I am recognized for something
    8. I have a backyard wildlife habitat.
    9. I used to cut my hair when frustrated
    10. I dream and aspire big but do little in comparison.

    • 13.1
      Deirdre says:

      Oh I so get that! At 40 years of age I have FINALLY learned to never go near a salon when I am depressed, frustrated or angry. It does not ever turn out well.

  14. 14
    Chris says:

    1. Love burnt food. Love it. Love it. Especially meat.

    2. Once almost was attacked by 5 'sharks' in Australia (turned out to be dolphins)

    3. Favorite day of the year is Christmas Eve. Oh the anticipation!

    4. Sang my 1st solo at the age of five.

    5. Avid reader. So is hubby.

    6. Sorry to say it – but I do have the best man In. The. World.

    7. Sometimes I find myself sounding a little British. Never even been to Europe. Huh.

    8. Favorite number is 5. Not 8.

    9. Favorite ice cream is peanut butter chocolate.

    10. I had an emergency c-section without proper anesthetic.

    So fun!
    Chris in Canada

  15. 15
    Gloria McGinley says:

    1. I love to fish.
    2. I love the smell of a barnyard.
    3. I hate shopping.
    4. I hate reading but love writing.
    5. My middle name is "Gay"
    6. I was engaged at 15 and married the same one.
    7. I am always looking on the ground for treasurers.
    8. I collect pretty rocks.
    9. I enjoy out of the way roads and towns.
    10. I love my back rubbed/scratched.

  16. 16
    Susan says:

    1. I can wiggle my ears.
    2. I love to smell new books/magazines.
    3. Wear different scents for different seasons, day/night.
    4. From the south, don't eat seafood.
    5. Would rather desert then dinner.
    6. Never had pedicure, (no one could touch my feet!)
    7. Love to read medical journals.
    8. Always look at people's hair.
    9. Sucked my thumb till I was 9 (shhh, don't tell no one!)
    10. Mother of 5 sons and used to say I wanted 9 boys. (hmmm, must of wanted attention as a child?)

  17. 17
    Gloria McGinley says:

    1. I love to fish.
    2. I love the smell of a barnyard.
    3. I hate shopping.
    4. I hate reading but love writing.
    5. My middle name is "Gay"
    6. I was engaged at 15 and married the same one.
    7. I am always looking on the ground for treasurers.
    8. I collect pretty rocks.
    9. I enjoy out of the way roads and towns.
    10. I love my back rubbed/scratched.

  18. 18
    Nancy says:

    1. I shared a Diet Coke with Warren Beatty once.
    2. I don't like chocolate.
    3. I hate it when people think the rules don't apply to them.
    4. I love tomatoes, but please DON'T put them in my salad.
    5. I went to a Donny Osmond concert when I was 10 years old.
    6. I once had the girl behind the counter at Taco Bell answer her cell phone while I was in the middle of giving her my order.
    7. I do not, and will never, own a pair of capri pants.
    8. I don't really like flip flops either.
    9. Music speaks to me like nothing else.
    10. I just moved my 80 year old mom into an assisted living facility, leaving my 86 year old dad home alone.

  19. 19
    The Shirey's says:

    1. I need the dish towel to be folded neatly on the oven handle.
    2. Going to bed with dishes in the sink makes for a horrible night's sleep.
    3. I have never watched Casablanca and about another 50 very popular, everyone-has-seen-them movies.
    4. I dread calling my parents just to talk.
    5. I really despise talking on the phone.
    6. I spend way too much time reading blogs.
    7. I love to-do lists and writing in my planner.
    8. Sometimes I write things in my planner that I've already done just so I can check them off.
    9. I cry alot – not always for bad reasons – just super emotional (btw, I'm 35 weeks pregnant).
    10. I'm really tired of peeing when I laugh or cough — no one tells you that happens after your 1st baby 😉

  20. 20
    Linnae says:

    I love me some Michelle! =) Great to see you all last week here in Dallas

  21. 21
    Missknitsalot says:

    Ok, this is going to be really weird, but in my defense my parents raised me in on the mission field.

    1. I grew up in the Amazon in Peru and thought everyone had monkeys for pets.
    2. My first pet was a spider monkey named Josephine.
    3. One summer I sewed nuns underwear for a job.
    4. I knit all the time.. sometimes in traffic
    5. I married another MK … from Aruba
    6. I love to listen to "il Divo"
    7. The first thing I want to do when I get to Heaven after I kiss Gods face and fellowship is to time travel with him and see how History REALLY happened. . And go to Israel during Bible times and see how things REALLY happened
    8. My next goal in life is to learn Hebrew
    9. My favorite show is Project Runway.. I'm a sewer and I'm awed at what they have to do.
    Especially shop for material in 30 minutes.
    10. I love to watch old British sitcoms

    Hugs!
    Heidi

  22. 22
    Aishlea and Brandon says:

    1. I am so OCD and anal- I'm an accountant
    2. I subscribe to about 12 magazines. I have a method of reading them to be sure I see everything!
    3. I may have a slight obsession with shoes and purses…and clothes.
    4. I love to read.
    5. I talk so fast people wonder how I'm from the South.
    6. I love to travel.
    7. My hubby and I dated for 8 years before we were married! (high school sweethearts)
    8. I have 2 cats that I treat like kids.
    9. I don't like to eat most veggies. Weird, I know.
    10. My name is actually pronounced "ashley" and it bothers me when someone calls me alicia!

    Aishlea
    Trenton, GA

  23. 23
    Missknitsalot says:

    Ok, this is going to be really weird, but in my defense my parents raised me in on the mission field.

    1. I grew up in the Amazon in Peru and thought everyone had monkeys for pets.
    2. My first pet was a spider monkey named Josephine.
    3. One summer I sewed nuns underwear for a job.
    4. I knit all the time.. sometimes in traffic
    5. I married another MK … from Aruba
    6. I love to listen to "il Divo"
    7. The first thing I want to do when I get to Heaven after I kiss Gods face and fellowship is to time travel with him and see how History REALLY happened. . And go to Israel during Bible times and see how things REALLY happened
    8. My next goal in life is to learn Hebrew
    9. My favorite show is Project Runway.. I'm a sewer and I'm awed at what they have to do.
    Especially shop for material in 30 minutes.
    10. I love to watch old British sitcoms

    Hugs!
    Heidi

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    1. I love to read.
    2. I am shy.
    3. My hair has a mind of its own.
    4. I don't eat anything green.
    5. I always wanted to work at Disney world.
    6. I love chocolate.
    7. I can't stand someone looking over my shoulder.
    8. I don't eat condiments.
    9. My socks often don't match and sometimes I wear christmas socks in the spring, summer, and fall.
    10. I wish I lived at the beach.

    Dora

  25. 25
    Joyce says:

    1. I like cream in my coffee but milk in my tea.
    2. I like to drive fast.
    3. I have no sense of direction.
    4. I am not a risk taker but am married to one so end up out of my comfort zone quite often.
    5. I do not like small enclosed spaces.
    6. I love a combination of sweet and salty snacks-popcorn and milk duds are my favorite.
    7. I love to sing but do not sing well. Not even close.
    8. One of my favorite sights in all the world is the sunlight dancing on the water.
    9. I love the smell of sunscreen.
    10. I love books. I love to read. I love to write. Someday I'd like to put the book in my head into print.

  26. 26
    Heidi A. says:

    1. I also do not have a middle name which is apparentley not as unique as I thought.
    2. I gave birth to a 9 lb 3 oz boy in Germany without an epidural and without anyone of the medical profession that spoke enough English to tell me what the heck I was supposed to do…without my husband there.
    3. I never prayed out loud spontaneously until I was in my 30's and became a Baptist.
    4. During my crazy college years I dated both a truck driver and helecopter pilot who both taught me to "drive".
    5. I take two or more showers a day.
    6. I can't STAND to stack dirty dishes in the sink….they have to go next to the sink.
    7. I refuse to watch horror/scary movies.
    8. I follow sports more closely than my boyfriend.
    9. Milk out of a plastic cup tastes disgusting.
    10. I've lived in Texas now for 15 years and still can't make fixin' and ya'll come out of my mouth….when I try it comes out fixing and you all.

  27. 27
    The Bee says:

    and now have to make a correction…write not right…ugh!

  28. 28
    Kelli says:

    Just curious…what is Black music?

  29. 29
    fuzzytop says:

    What fun!

    1. As a child I was a tow-head; white fluffy hair that my mother used to brush straight up, so I looked like a q-tip.

    2. I can read and write upside-down; comes in handy in meetings

    3. I am a really good shot! My hubby and I used to shoot competetively in Cowboy Action Shooting (think old-timey western type shootouts), and in fact that is where I first started using the alias "Fuzzytop".

    4. I stick my tongue out when I am really concentrating on something, or when I am very angry. My kids have learned this….

    5. I was born in an old converted Navy barrack on the island of New Caledonia, in the South Pacific. Remember the old TV show Hogan's Heroes??? Same island.

    6. I went to kindergarten in France, and my mom says I came home the first day of school and said "I know 3 ways to say SIT DOWN in French." I guess I spent most of the day jumping out of my seat. I don't remember this at all.

    7. My cat sleeps on top of me – literally! She perches on my hip all night long.

    8. I love that first cup of coffee in the morning… I even packed up my coffee maker and took it with me to Girl Scout camp.

    9. One day I'm going to learn how to play the piano and do stained glass.

    10. I bite my fingernails when I am nervous…

  30. 30
    shay7 says:

    Played golf in college
    I heart dogs
    I do not enjoy any type of breakfast food.
    Fall is my fav time of yr.
    I could live w/o cable, I love to read, my husband not so much.
    I have been skydiving in Switzerland
    I think I have a GREAT voice. I won't comment on what others think 🙂
    I've been married 5 months and love it.
    Much to the dismay of my husband I believe in doing laundry once a month.
    I was in a near death accident when I was 6yrs old. After I came thru the surgery I became a christian. 🙂 My mom was very taken aback by that.

  31. 31
    Ally says:

    1. i could eat mexican food every day of the week (maybe every meal).

    2. my dog failed obedience school (i don't think they blamed the dog).

    3. i can't hear out of my left ear.

    4. i read an average of 2 books a week.

    5. i'm shocked at the number of people who don't have middle names.

    6. i like to walk and look at houses in neighborhoods and make up elaborate stories in my head about the people who live there who i don't know. (if a friend is walking me with me, they may unfortunately have to hear said story).

    7. flip-flops are my favorite footwear.

    8. i cannot cut/chop food (meat, veggies, etc.). my family has made fun of me for years and actually insist that i do not participate in this portion of the food prep.

    9. i dream of vacationing in italy and greece (add england and france to that list too).

    10. i love surprises!

  32. 32
    Melinda says:

    1. If I don't immediately have another book to read when I finish one, I panic a little.
    2. I adore doing laundry and get a little happy when faced with a challenging stain.
    3. If I'm forced to get in bed without taking a bath first, I don't sleep well. Ew.
    4. My house is very tidy, but my husband calls me a "drawer pig".
    5. I was crowned "Little Miss Plano" in 1968 at 5, and continued to carry that title, uncontested, until they had another pageant in 1982.
    6. My GRANDfather (not great-grandfather) was 87 when I was born. He was born in 1876.
    7. I once jumped off a 70 foot cliff into the Guadalupe River on a dare, producing the worst wedgie of my life.
    8. I adore puppy breath.
    9. My first grandbaby is due in June and I'm turning into a shopaholic. Pray for my husband.
    10. I eat really slow. If you plan to have lunch with me, you'd better clear extra time with your boss or your sitter!

  33. 33
    Heather says:

    1. I'm the girliest girl you'll ever meet.
    2. I love to hate surprises.
    3. All my friends call me by my last name.
    4. I can't call anyone by their first name: always a nickname.
    5. The bigger the hair the better. But, it must be organized.
    6. I'm a teacher and love to tell stories from my classroom that will put you in the floor crying of laughter.
    7. I have always thought I will marry a politician. Still do. : )
    8. I use Latisse…and almost always cry it off during my quiet time!
    9. I LOVE Diet Coke.
    10. It bugs me when I see non-abbreviated words abbreviated and shortened in a text, and no punctuation. ugh.

    : ) Heather- Southern IL

  34. 34
    jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com says:

    1. I have almost ZERO hair on my legs naturally. Freakishly really.I really never have to shave them.
    2. I love hot weather, especially humidity.
    3. I ADORE reading. I'll even read the back of the toilet cleaner bottle.
    4. I'm very random when completing tasks which bugs my Type A hubby.
    5. I ADORE animals and always wanted to be a vet.
    6. I have been "saved" quite a few times. Once for real and several others "just as a safety net". LOL
    7. I adore aprons and anything from the 1940's.
    8. I love reading about simplifying but my life is actually quite complicated.
    9. Sometimes when I cook, I pretend I'm taping a show for the Food Network so I'm not so bored.
    10. I grew up near the ocean and the smell of it always makes me cry. I miss it.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    1. I hate empty ice cube trays

    2. I love to walk

    3. I used to be a drug addict

    4. I love to read

    5. I ride a vintage motorcycle

    6. I have tatoos

    7. I have a sick fondness for pink, pens, shirts, highlighters, even the rockstar.

    8. I have a lazy eye

    9. I am left handed

    10. both of my kids were over 10 pounds when they were born…and I did it with no pain meds..I would do that different if I had it to do again.

    Marcy in Redmond, OR

  36. 36
    Esabelle says:

    1. I'm a neat freak. My motto is
    "dirt is our enemy"
    2. I love to read
    3. I hate groups that discuss fiction books as it ruins the beauty
    of the story for me.
    4. I have a degree in English and still hate to discuss literature.
    5. Winter is my favorite month.
    6. My two favorite people in the world are my sons.
    7. I always wanted 12 children (only had 2)
    8. My middle name is Gray and my maiden name was Ray. That's right,
    Gray Ray!!
    9. I'm 60 and proud of it!!
    10. I have already collected a whole bookcase full of children's books for the grandchildren I hope to have one day.

  37. 37
    Jenni says:

    1. i'm pregnant with #2
    2. I love to read, I sometimes go to the bathroom just so I can get a few minutes to myself to read
    3. I hate not having a clean bathroom- I hate my husbands tiny little face hairs the most
    4.I'm horrible with directions.I need my gps to get me anywhere, even if i've been there a lot of times
    5. I can't stand pickles- even the smell of them is horrible!
    6. I never answer my phone- i always call people back
    7.I'm from WI and I love the winter
    8. snowshoeing is my favorite thing to do!
    9. I eat my food by color
    10. I use a sharpie to write on everything, too! they're so much fun!

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    Kimby D says:

    1. I love having a good debate.

    2. I drink a Cherry Dr Pepper from Sonic almost every day (probably need to move away from the three sonics with in 2 miles of my house Oy!)

    3. My favorite two movies of all time are the Matrix and Pride and Prejudice

    4. I love to read and usually have 3 or 4 books going at the same time with more waiting in the wings all stacked on my bed side stand.

    5. I did not like pink until I had a little girl, she has totally brought the "girly" out in me.

    6. I talk in weird accents sometimes with out even thinking about it.

    7. I love to dance!

    8. I love Star Trek

    9. I can't sleep in. I wake up around the same time everyday even when I try. Yes I'm a morning person!

    10. Plain chocolate is not tempting to me, put it with nuts and/or caramel and I'm all over it.

  39. 39
    Dori says:

    1. In 1984, I was the 16th fastest high school typist in the nation.

    2. I have played the piano "by ear" since I was about 6 or 7. I took lessons for many years, but get sweaty palm nervous if I'm asked to play by music. But give me a key and song and I can usually play it.

    3. I once was asked to sing Happy Birthday on The Bozo Show when I was 6 and got stage fright and tanked!

    4. My real name is Dori…no it isn’t short for Doris or Dorene or Doraldene! My mother named me after one of her dolls. Yes, I know there is a fish named after me in the movie “Finding Nemo.” It is spelled “Dory!” Just keep swimming…just keep swimming…

    5. I have a recurring dream that I am climbing a mountain trying to get to a waterfall. And another one that I am at a theme park underneath a rollercoaster just watching it go over and over and over and over again. And another one that I am at an airport and there is a crash on the property while I’m there. And one more that I am supposed to sing a solo at church and arrive about 5 minutes after the service has started with curlers in my hair. Yes, I know…very random, but very scary all at the same time!

    6. I actually looked over at my future husband before I even knew his name and told the girl next to me that he was the man I was going to marry.

    7. When I was a newlywed I would leave work, catch a flight to wherever my traveling husband was, spend the night with him in his hotel room and fly back the next morning to get to the office. He worked for an airline and we flew for free. One time I flew to Raleigh to do this and decided that it was so much fun that I called in sick the next two days! Yeah baby!

    8. I have never watched 24 or Lost. I don't like American Idol. And I don't get The Office.

    9. My middle name is Michele – one "L." But I thought it had two until I was in the 7th grade.

    10. I sang on a single adult praise team with Travis & Angela back in the late 80's at our church. We all had big hair and big shoulder pads and I remember we did a lot of Truth and First Call songs! 🙂

    That was fun!!!

    Blessings,
    Dori

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    tiggerdaisy says:

    1. The doctors said I wasn't supposed to have kids, but I have two. PTL!
    2. I love the color purple–in all shades.
    3. I am a read-a-holic. Love it, love it, love it. One day, maybe I'll attempt to write a book. Maybe.
    4. I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils. And crisp new books.
    5. My wallet is full of receipts and my purse is full of change. Why can't I clean it out?
    6. I put coffee in my pot roast juices for gravy.
    7. I love the smell of anointing oil and the prayers that go along with it.
    8. I love slightly sweet iced tea–I hate unsweet and icky sweet tea. I like mine in between!
    9. I hate mayo on burgers.
    10. I hate that I was laid off of my job last Friday. But I love what God is going to do in me and my family's life because of it!

    This is fun! Tell Michelle it's part of her job to play along with this game! hehehehehe

    Prayers and blessings,
    Rebecca

  41. 41
    Courtney says:

    1. I'm mildly obsessed with Elvis Presley and have been since the age of 4.

    2. I love history. I can totally get into anything if it has a little history behind it.

    3. I hate oreos.

    4. I'm about 13 credit hours from finishing my bachelor's degree in psychology/criminology and I have no intentions of finishing.

    5. I absolutely LOVE to travel. Take me anywhere. I want to see the world!

    6. I love to read and wish I had more time to do more of it.

    7. I've developed a new passion for photography and web design out of left field. Never saw it coming.

    8. My biggest pet peeves are sock balls. You know those wads of socks taken off incorrectly and come out of the dryer still wet? GRRRR

    9. I love the smell of the ocean and hope to live closer to it one day.

    10. I had a terrible car wreck 5 years ago in June which required surgery on both feet leaving me in a wheelchair for a few months. I had to learn to walk again which was one of the hardest things ever. But it is purely by the grace of God I am still here today – and I can walk.

  42. 42
    Bev says:

    1. Can't leave my house with an unmade bed or dishes in the sink.
    2. My spices are alphabetized.
    3. Can't stand a messy, unorganized closet.
    4. Anything mexican is my favorite food.
    5. Fall is my favorite season.
    6. I love flip flops.
    7. I'm a mountain girl — love, love the mountains.
    8. I love snow.
    9. I don't like ice cream but could eat my weight in chocolate chip cookies.
    10. When I was a little girl, I continually begged my parents for a pet monkey.

  43. 43
    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    1. When I write in my blog, I pretend like only one person in the world reads it (sometimes I imagine it's a single girl somewhere in the world; sometimes I imagine it's my future mother-in-law whom I haven't met yet).

    2. I (a single girl) watched a baby be born this past fall. Like, watched it be born. A human baby. I watched a human baby be born.

    3. One time I met Amy Grant and, during her concert later that evening, she put me on stage and had the crowd sing Happy Birthday to me. I was in elementary school; I was the coolest girl in elementary school.

    4. Later on, we were told to bring something we loved to hold during our school pictures. While the other kids brought basketballs and ballet shoes, I brought my entire Amy Grant tape and CD collection, my posters of her, my t-shirt with her face across it, etc. I was not the coolest girl in fifth grade.

    5. If there was a way to permanently install a bump-it in my hair, I'd do it in a heartbeat. The higher the hair, the closer to God.

    6. Sometimes I lay in bed at night and watch Shamu swim around his tank via his webcam (shamu.com). I am 25 years old.

    7. When I was in school for an M.A. in religion, I was one of the only girls in the program, much less the youngest by far in the classes. The men in my class would bring their coffee from Starbucks and look all cool. I don't like coffee, so one day I went to Starbucks, got a cup of water, poured it out and filled it with Sunny Delight. They never knew. I hope.

    8. I spent three weeks in Italy in college; this past year, I spent three weeks in Egypt. In Italy, I gained an appreciation for fine art and gelato; in Egypt, I gained an appreciation for orphans.

    9. I currently provide continual care for my cousin's daughter, who is age four. When I put her in bed at night, I kneel beside her bed to pray with her. Most nights she thanks Him for my two puppies (who adore her even though she chases them throughout the house) and for me. When I hear her thank Him for "Amy Beff," sometimes I have a hard time standing up after we pray because I just want to lay my face on her bed and cry grateful tears.

    10. I think the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (both the old and new versions) is the worst horror movie ever made. And yes, it IS a horror movie. Don't argue with me about this.

    • 43.1
      Sharoni says:

      Uh, yeah! Wonka is a horror film & I’m not too crazy about Alice and that wonderland either! My kids had a fit I feel this way…but they’ll live. And I’ve threatened my daughter’s life if she exposes my grandsons to those movies! 🙂
      And yes, as a labor & delivery nurse I agree…watching human babies being born is the most amazing thing ever!

  44. 44
    Smelling Coffee says:

    1. I love reading and collecting recipes, but I rarely ever cook them.

    2. I adore page protectors. I put everything I can in them… even cutting them down to a specific size then using clear tape to seal the edges.

    3. I'm doing SLI with a sweet group of friends, but haven't yet posted one week's response (will get to that!)

    4. I'm a scrapbooker – but only in my head. Not yet in real life.

    5. My dear husband and I are really enjoying this stage of life with our young teenager children.

    6. I need a little bit of chocolate every day.

    7. The Lord is teaching me to trust Him in a deep way "without fear or misgiving" (PS. 84:12 Amp)

    8. I can't stand anyone chewing their food, gum, or ice close to my ear.

    9. Elvis Presley is my distant cousin.

    10. I get lost about 50% of the time I try to go somewhere by myself.

    How fun!
    Jennifer, from Nashville

  45. 45
    Christy says:

    1. I have an addiction to iced coffees from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.
    2. I love organizing, planning, details, and being on time.
    3. The only way I will drink hot chocolate is with a piece of bread smothered w/ Jif peanut butter so I can dunk it.
    4. I can't sleep with socks on.
    5. If there was one thing I wish I could do it would be to sing.
    6. My favorite place is Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
    7. I have Sean Connery's autograph.
    8. I want to run my second 1/2 marathon this fall.
    9. I love to read and am always looking for that next book to read.
    10. I gag when I brush my teeth.

  46. 46
    O Mom says:

    1.I grind my teeth at night.
    2.I'll eat anything.
    3.Super shy.
    4.Plan what I'm going to say before I say it, but then never say that.
    5.Want to curl my hair everyday but never do.
    6.I could sit and read all day long.
    7.I have to force myself to talk sometimes.
    8.I love reality tv, even the totaly inapropriate ones.
    9.I'll eat cake for breakfast
    10.I wear old ripped underwear.

    (you asked for off the top of our heads!!) 🙂

  47. 47
    minda312 says:

    1. i love eating fruitsnacks.
    2. I was on a billboard promoting abstinence. HUGE pic of my face in high school. that made me REAL popular with the boys.
    3. I sing in my sleep (so i've been told)
    4. i WILL go out of my way to step on a leaf that looks extra crunchy.
    5. my hair has never had a drop of color put on it.
    6. my family calls 'extra virgin olive oil' the "Minda Oil".

    7. starbucks sees my lovely face every morning at 7am monday- friday
    8. When people ask me what I want to be when I grow up- I say "Beth Moore"
    9. my friends call me the 'baby whisperer". I just have a way with them.
    10. journaling in 5 different colors makes me happy.

  48. 48
    Erika says:

    1. I love both salty and sweet things.
    2. I hate socks on when I am sleeping, but need them to get into bed.
    3. I don't like feet, the look of feet, the touching of feet. Must be related to the sock thing.
    4. I am obsessed with cooking magazines. Love a new recipe!
    5. I am a procrastinator, and a tad lazy.
    6. I am crazy about any kind of music with a great beat.
    7. I have a wonderful relationship with my in-laws.
    8. I like to be goofy and laugh at my self as much as possible.
    9. I wish I were a better mom.
    10. I am married to the most patient man on Earth!

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    1. I cannot stand to go barefoot.
    2. I love Black music, especially black gospel.
    3. I love to read.
    4. I cannot go to sleep unless I have read.
    5. I once read the directions, features, and benefits of Oil of Olay because I did not have anything else to read and could not sleep otherwise.
    6. I have known my best friend since the womb.
    7. If there is a snow day, my husband and I watch "Lonesome Dove"- from start to finish. We cry everytime Gus dies.
    8. One of my good friends is married to real live Texas County Sheriff.
    9.When I was 4, my grandmother would take me to get our hair done. I looked like a 4 year old Marge Simpson.
    10. My friends call me "zoom", because when I get nervous or anxious I pace.

    Jill S
    Plano,TX

  50. 50
    Kelli says:

    1. I love using my blinker… parking garages, my driveway.. all the time.
    2. I always tell people I'll be there in about 25 minutes. My go to time?
    3. Snail mail with my name on it makes me giddy.
    4. I don't like to buy the same toothpaste but change every time.
    5. Chips are just an accessory, I could eat salsa with a spoon.
    6. Frogs creep me out, like REALLY creep me out.
    7. I went skydiving ONCE it was amazing, but I figure you don't press your luck when you survive jumping out of a plane.
    8. I often want to strike up conversations with random people.
    9. I love British accents. I told my husband once it would be great to have a CD of Tony Blair reading childrens stories.
    10. I LOVE LOVE the smell of coffee and I am addicted to coffee ice cream but I would choose hot tea over coffee!

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