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. 1251
    Marcella says:

    1. I love scrapbooking.
    2. I love flower gardens and will dig and plant one hopefully this weekend.
    3. I do NOT choose my hubby's clothing and NO we don't match.
    4. I will hike from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the bottom on July 4 and sleep at the bottom for 2 nights and then hike out the South Rim on July 6.
    5. I am addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper (cold can poured over ice in either a travel mug or a plastic cup)
    6. I hate clutter, but have lots of it (I hate to clean)
    7. I am blessed that my husband does the cooking.
    8. I can't stand when someone uses a preposition at the end of a sentence. (For ex: "What is this used for?" EEEK! It should be "For what is this used?")
    9. I can't stand to see pictures hanging on the wall crooked! I have to fix them. (My friends roll thier eyes at me about this one.)
    10. I enjoy watching footbal.

  2. 1252
    Discipled Pilgrim says:

    1. I love school supplies, even though I'm not in school. I love sales and buy a few things, but only things I can use.
    2. I never set a spoon down on the bare countertop but set them on plastic lids I've saved.
    3. Although I really like herbal tea, I dont drink it that often but I have about eight different kinds. I purchased a lot of these when I was on a diet to make up for limiting my food.
    4. I microwave popsicles for five seconds to make them taste like snowcones.
    5. Often I don't want to read if I'm alone.
    6. I have files in my computer of nothing but word definitions with thesaurus synonyms. I love a word that expresses something I think is great.
    7. I can cheerfully halt a bakery or ice cream run by saying a scripture acrostic I designed for this. Praise the Lord!
    8. I love brownies made with organic whole wheat graham flour and honey.
    9. I include dark chocolate or brownies into my diet and I'm losing weight!
    10. I love using organic whole wheat graham flour as a facial scrub once a week.

  3. 1253
    Anonymous says:

    1.I have piles of books everywhere. I'm always reading. I will re-read something if I don't have something new. I'm addicted to the bookstore. I don't like going to the library.(Yes that's all included in #1)

    2. I hate laundry. I only do it when I absolutely have to. It piles up at the foot of my bed.

    3. I'm a very picky eater. I'm a meat and potatoes girl.

    4. I like to bake. I have to share or I'll eat it all.

    5. I have 3 dogs. If I could, I'd have more.

    6. I love my foster baby and hope and pray that I will be able to adopt her.

    7. The sound of someone filing their fingernails gives me shivers.

    8. I check under my pillows and sheets every night before I go to bed to make sure there are no spiders in my bed.

    9. I sleep with 6 pillows all arranged very specifically.

    10. I write poems, but only a few people have read them all

    Wendy – Crosby, TX

  4. 1254
    cara joy says:

    When I was little I believed my parents and grandparents grew up in a black and white world, which eventually (and fortunately for them) became colorful.

    As a child, I’d also run home terrified of a “great flood“, when they'd flush the fire hydrants on our street. Somehow the rainbow promise from Sunday school did not sink in.

    I dream of becoming ambidextrous some day.

    I struggled terribly with writing anything up until I graduated college, then for some reason it came with ease.

    I still love to color in coloring books and can spend 2 hours doing it! My 5th grade teacher caught me buying one when I was 17. I color pictures for the little girl I sponsor in Nicaragua and she colors me ones back 

    I’d rather be blind than deaf. I’m an artist at heart but I’d surrender all of my brushes for my ability to hear music.

    Whenever I would buy a CD, I’d open it up and smell the paper jacket inside. The distinct paper scent the fascinated me. I discovered last year that I’m not the only one who does this!!

    Shortly after I began to enjoy broccoli, I became allergic to it.

    I despise and procrastinate grocery shopping. When I finally make it to the store, I often become paralyzed by indecisiveness. Not sure if it’s the chill from the frozen foods section or what, but I’ll make several laps around the store before checking out in the 10 items or less aisle.

    I got hit in the back of the head by a flying pigeon in Venice.

  5. 1255
    shelley says:

    i did this 2 days ago but i must have done something wrong & it did not publish. it was so much fun I'm going to do it again if i can do it quickly. LOVE reading all your "things"

    1. i hate onions!
    2. i didn't learn to swim until i was in my 20's and it is my favorite thing to do
    3. i drink diet coke for breakfast
    4. i hate to be cold and LOVE summertime.
    5. i am not competitive in most things but will lose sleep over my fantasy football team
    6. i have the worst sweet tooth on the earth
    7. i may get to move to hawaii
    8. i do not like to wear shoes
    9. i had my child when i was 37
    10. i have never lived anywhere with a dishwasher but we ordered one last night

  6. 1256
    Patricia says:

    1.I love lunch with friends
    2.I daydream–a lot
    3.If it ain't comfy I ain't wearin'
    4.I sing opera style to my cats
    5.I love shoes but don't like wearing
    wearing them–see #3
    6.I took voice lessons–didn't help a
    7.I am more than a little ditsy
    8.I argue with the doctor–kinda
    bossy that way
    9.I have to force myself to get
    some sleep
    10.I have to force myself to get
    up–see # 9

  7. 1257
    MikeHolly says:

    1.Love the smell of fresh cut grass but, don't care to mow the grass.
    2. Love music
    3. Finally, like to cook and eat onions but don't like to know they are there or crunch on them in my food. I have to cook them to a point that they are clear.
    4.Hate toothpaste in the sink.
    5.I have only been drinking coffee for three years and I'm 31. When our family grew and school mornings came way to early. Hot tea no longer woke me up.
    6.When life gets crazy, I'm actually better organized with my time and stuff. I quess that's good with three kids, two dogs and my coastie hubby.
    7.Love take looooooong baths. I'm usually a prune when I get out.
    8. I've been known to throw out the tupperwear with a science project out of my fridge.
    9.I'm not a morning person. My family has found this out if they wake me up in the wee hours of the morning.
    10. I do procastinate to the point it gets on people's nerves. I'm God's work in progress.

  8. 1258
    Meghan says:

    1. I love to be home with my hubby and my daughter
    2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some dogs
    3. I am always reading when I should be cleaning
    4. Just discovered AG's plastiqu for hair (it is good stuff)
    5. Obsessed with the food network
    6. I dip m&m's in ranch dip
    7. did not go to sunday school for a whole year because the room had carpet and I could not hear my click click shoes (I was 7)
    8. Am slowly becoming my mother
    9. I can ride a unicycle
    10. If I was rich I would have fresh flowers in every room all the time.

  9. 1259
    Darline says:

    1.I'm one of 7 siblings in my family and the shortest 5"
    2.I love to organize, my family hates it..
    3.I'm from Louisiana, my husband's from Tx. cooking is a challenge!
    4.I enjoy the spring & fall, don't enjoy running from hurricanes
    5.Its best to where rubber boots to the barn & in the rain
    6.love gardening, hate weeding
    7.I can remember scripture, but not the passage reference
    8.dislike being idle, gotta have my knitting when my husband checks on the cattle
    9.dislike grumbling people, but I listen
    10.I have to have my hair washed & fixeed before I go anywhere

  10. 1260
    Darline says:

    1.I'm one of 7 siblings in my family and the shortest 5"
    2.I love to organize, my family hates it..
    3.I'm from Louisiana, my husband's from Tx. cooking is a challenge!
    4.I enjoy the spring & fall, don't enjoy running from hurricanes
    5.Its best to where rubber boots to the barn & in the rain
    6.love gardening, hate weeding
    7.I can remember scripture, but not the passage reference
    8.dislike being idle, gotta have my knitting when my husband checks on the cattle
    9.dislike grumbling people, but I listen
    10.I have to have my hair washed & fixed before I go anywhere

  11. 1261
    Stephanie says:

    Ooh how fun!

    1. I REALLY dislike lotion- the feeling of greasy slimy skin is just too much for me. My poor chalky legs wish this wasn't true. So does my prematurely aging face.
    2. I was homeschooled (thanks, Mama!) but most people are surprised to find this out! Hope that means they think I'm normal.
    3. I have not seen my natural hair color since I was 11.
    4. Although, I'm pretty sanguine, I am not very friendly or talkative the first 2 hours after I wake up.
    5. I think I might really be ADD… adult on-set, perhaps?
    6. I LOVE high heels, and have quite a collection, but rarely wear them. 🙁
    7. I want to design and build my own home one day.
    8. I love making friends but am often negligent at keeping them.
    9. I thought I was an outside-the-box kinda person, until I married my husband.
    10. My husband is my best best friend.

  12. 1262
    Anonymous says:

    1) I love warm weather and the South.

    2) But I lived in Arizona and CA for awhile and really love them too.

    3) My mother tells everyone I got of California just in time – it was rubbing off on me.

    4) I only like to eat tomatoes with the goo taken out. I think it looks like it isn't finished.

    5) I am an NCIS addict.

    6) After a lifetime of avid reading, I've developed an intolerance for books that don't grab me immediately. It's puzzling.

    7) I'm apparently incapable of picking up my shoes.

    8) There are two black tiles out of place in my bathroom floor (black and white tile floor) and I had to cover it with a rug. Or I obssess.

    9) I love music!!!

    10) I love smoozing with people.

  13. 1263
    Deirdre says:

    1. I eat frozen blueberries with evaporated milk drizzled on them. no sugar. Just berries & cream.
    2. favorite snack mozerella cheese melted over raisins.
    3. there are some books I will read over again…right after finishing them.
    4. I am a football freak. my poor husband only gets the remote when football season is over.
    5. I'm part of a re-enactment organization that recreates the Middle ages. Knights in shining armor, that kind of thing.
    6. yes, I used to fight, in armor.
    7. that was before I had one knee blown out and..
    8. grew a tumor in the other knee that looks like a sea anemone (seriously. I have photos to prove it)
    9. my brother and I still quote entire sections of old radio shows at each other.
    10. I prefer spending a day at home with family to almost anything else in this world. I just wish I could add Beth to my family for a day.

  14. 1264
    Lynn says:

    1. I totally reneged on a promise to myself to grow old gracefully and not color my hair to hide the grays!
    2. I adore coffee and have friends bring whole beans back to me from their travels to other countries.
    3. I'm a southerner born and bred, but will only drink my tea hot with cream and sugar.
    4. Music speaks to my soul in ways that baffle my husband.
    5. I once got in trouble with my mom for sharing a family recipe with a close friend.
    6. I cannot stand disorder or chaos—not one of my four children seems to share this trait!
    7. My parents named me after Debbie Reynold's character in the "Tammy" movies, but I can't stand to be called that by anyone!!!
    8. I can't go to bed at night if there are dirty dishes in the sink.
    9. I read anything not nailed down and I have a stack of books by my bedside table to attest to that fact.
    10. I am a sucker for anything pink and if it is hot pink even better!

  15. 1265
    Becky Bell says:

    Hope these aren't too late –
    1. I Love pens!
    2. I make unintentional puns. These are usually fun for me(I'm as surprised as anyone!), painful for my family and occasionally embarrassing as they can reveal what I'm really thinking.
    3. I'm a Hawkeye fan living in Buckeye country
    4. I once dressed mannequins for a living.
    5. I like milk in my soup
    6. My dad was a circuit preacher in South Dakota
    7. I have the gift of encouragement and worry over the "lambs" in my ladies class
    8. My husband is a statistician
    When we disagree, he says, " I think that's wrong & I'll tell you why; 1.)—-2.)—– etc!
    9. I was grew up living near the Mississippi River – my brothers used to say they found me in a basket and brought me home
    10. I work with senior adults and think they're the greatest!
    These are so fun to read –

  16. 1266
    Stephanie says:

    1. I think I’m more beautiful without makeup, so I don’t wear any.

    2. I want to use an old-school vespa as my main source of transportation someday.

    3. I find it extremely awkward to eat in places that were not meant for dining.

    4. Coffee makes me drowsy.

    5. One of my biggest fears as a kid was libraries; now I volunteer at a library and organize their books for fun.

    6. I’m 23, and I have 3 patches of white hair on my head.

    7. I smoked weed for 2 1/2 years straight, then stopped suddenly one day when I realized it was distracting me from God’s will in my life.

    8. I hope to marry a man with long red hair and green eyes. (I know, needle in a haystack)

    9. I’m an insomniac.

    10. My dream since I was little is to have a library of my own just like in the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ inside the beast’s castle.

  17. 1267
    Donna B. says:

    1. I love to travel.
    2. I enjoy planning events, from kid’s b-day parties, to galas, (currently working on the 4/24 simulcast).
    3. I’m a huge bargain shopper.
    4. My favorite color is purple.
    5. In my early college days, I worked at Disney World.
    6. Love to people watch.
    7. Enjoy connecting with friends/family old and new on Facebook.
    8. Love sushi.
    9. Am a mom of the 3 most beautiful and sweet daughters on the planet, (my youngest being a special needs child, whom we named “Hope” before we knew she was going to be special needs).
    10. Cannot stand snakes, in any way shape or form, live or fake, even pics creep me out…

  18. 1268
    Tonia says:

    1. I’m very specific about the names of colors. Like dusty mauve, periwinkle, iced mocha. You get the picture.

    2. Poor grammar irritates me immensely.

    3. Reading texts with all the little abbreviations drives me up the wall! Just spell it out people!

    4. I love to give meaningful gifts. Something that will touch the receiver in a special way.

    5. I read constantly. It is often the first thing I do when I get up, eyes still blurry, and the last thing I do before going to sleep.

    6. I’m very creative and love to sew. I have a million ideas before lunch but often fail to record them.

    7. I have a high pain tolerance and would rather feel intense physical pain over emotional pain any day.

    8. I’ve been lying to my four children about my age since they were born. I receive a “Happy 29th Birthday” card, from my best friend of the same age, every year.

    9. My middle name is so horrid, I never told my children. I now use my maiden name as my middle name and it is on my drivers license and passport.

    10. My best friend also happens to be my sister-in-law and we have been friends since 7th grade. I married my best friend’s brother.

  19. 1269
    Casey says:

    So I have to limit it to 10?

    1)Towels need to be folded and carpet needs to be vacumed in straight lines.
    2)books need to be highlighted in ONE color and yes it has to be the same shade as well.
    3)I loathe the habit of dog-earing pages or breaking down the spine so it stays open.
    4)I am not a fan of people who read the back of the book before the beginning….NO WAY
    5)I change clothes like mad before I go to church. It has become a joke b/n my husband and I.
    6)It really annoys me when I eat in a restaraunt with my family and the sides of the table are sticky! ICK
    7)I have the hardest time taking compliments.
    8)I feel like I never fit in with a group of women
    9)I love the smell of a freshly cleaned home.
    10)I love purses, bags, totes, recycled, new, beach bags…love em!

  20. 1270
    Kristen says:


    I thought of you the other day while I was at work. One of my coworkers brought a delicious lemon cake to work and when I finally had some time I went to the kitchen to have piece and to my horror. Someone had taken a large serving spoon and had scooped out a piece of cake and left the rest all jagged and uneven and mutilated. Me being the anal person that I am pulled out a knife and did the best I could to even out the mess! I think I understand your pain! LOL Have a great one!

  21. 1271

    1) I have shaken hands w/ Princess Diana.
    2) My nickname in college was Weird Sue.
    3) I’m the 9th of 10 children & was born on 9/10.
    4) I am afraid of falling, but not afraid of heights.
    5) After fulfilling a life-long dream to be on Jeopardy! (came in 2nd due to panic error in wagering) I can hardly stand to watch it the show.
    6) I had 2 minor holiday babies: son born on Valentine’s Day & daughter on April Fool’s Day.
    7) I am the first person in my direct family line to earn a Bachelor’s degree.
    8) I collect old copies of Louisa May Alcott books & have read “Little Women” untold dozens of times.
    9) My husband & I still celebrate the anniversary of our first date.
    10 I probably own my height in scrapbook paper.

  22. 1272
    Jody says:

    1. I love pink and wear it in one form or another everyday!
    2. The first year I was married and had our taxes done I tipped the accountant in my lack of experience, my husband was livid!
    3. I hit a dear on my way to work. Not a soul in sight, I got out of the car terrified. It wasn’t dead yet and was just looking at me. With tears streaming from my face I told him how sorry I was and that I had to leave so I wasn’t late for work.
    4. First thing I do when I wake up in the morning is make some coffee and drink a cup.
    5. I eat a piece of dark chocolate daily.
    6. I out shot the boys while target shooting with a bebe gun in high school.
    7. I only enjoy napping on my couch.
    8. I could eat Mexican food everyday.
    9. I only like mint flavored gum. But in the summer I get a hankerin’ for a piece of grape, watermelon, or strawberry.
    10. I’m a list person, I keep a notebook next to my refrigerator so I can keep lists.

  23. 1273
    Paula says:

    1. Pray over my families laundry..blessing their socks-peace upon where they tread, shirts- heart is pure and filled with the Lord’s love, etc. (I’m wierd about prayer…)

    2. Pray over the bed when making it. Each pillow- filling our mind with the Lord, and restoring our bodies in rest, etc.

    3. It’s a big deal for me NOT to react with expression or voice when someone surprises me with..cursing, gossiping, bad behavior, etc…my reaction is Love.

    4. I part-time work as ski-patrol- I’m scared to death of it. (The other employees don’t know that, Thank the Lord)but, it’s where the Lord has called me…I find quiet/peaceful times alone behind the ski shack in God’s beauty and wonder or I’ll find a place along the slope to hear the water rushing to give glory to God of just how Big He really is..

    5. I want to learn to paint.

    6. I love to garden just to smell the earth.

    7. Like to read for growth and learning- find it hard to read other material.

    8. I’m a nervous passenger…(I hide this fear to those I’m riding with, until I grab the dash..good thing they can’t see me pressing my foot down on the floorboard, I think sometimes it may go through the floor)..I take a book to relax and to think, I was a “biker babe”…and would fall asleep while riding with my husband.

    9. I love the smell of my husband’s work shop/garage..I could set in it all day just for the smell (and his company)

    10. I really do love Life…each part of it. The sight, sounds, smell and feelings of physical and emotions. Take each day like a slow sip of coffee..the warmth of holding the cup, the aroma that draws, oh, the taste..and the feeling of it all at once!

  24. 1274
    Sabrina says:

    1. I am trying to learn how to take criticism.
    2. I have a crush on Glenn Beck.
    3. I could quote Pride & Prejudice.
    4. I only buy books that have cute covers.
    5. I want a gourmet kitchen.
    6. I have the need to sing at the top of my lungs, but won’t do it unless I’m completely alone and I know no one can hear me.
    7. I love going to the movies.
    8. I keep EVERYTHING alphabetized (books, CDs, movies).
    9. I want a destination wedding.
    10. I am most annoyed by self-centered people.

  25. 1275
    Carol says:

    I love the smell of a fresh book or magazine
    I could never get enough of the beach
    I have never been called “spontaneous” but I am NOT a planner
    first job was scooping ice cream
    my photo was once in People magazine
    I am married to an identical twin
    I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up
    I was born on an army base in Texas!
    I wish I could bake something for breakfast, lunch and dinner – I hate cooking!
    I am a picky eater

  26. 1276
    Sarah says:

    1. I’m ADD. No “H”.

    2. I remember very odd dates. Like my huband’s high school best friend’s birthday. Or the fax number of the place I worked in high school.

    3. I LOVE to read.

    4. At any given time, I will have around 4 books that I am currently reading. (books to read while in bed, books to read while getting ready in the mornings, books to read on break at work…)

    5. I love to hear Scottish and Irish accents. They could read me a restaurant menu and I wouldn’t care.

    6. I snooze the alarm AT LEAST 3 times daily. It takes me that long to prepare to wake.

    7. But once my feet hit the floor, I’m up and ready.

    8. I believe myself to be an open book, but my sister tells my I’m totally not. Hmm.

    9. I prefer “real” pencils to mechanical ones.

    10. I married my high school sweetheart. (married 8 years so far!) 🙂

  27. 1277
    Shelly says:

    1. I love spring
    2. I love flowers
    3. I am a read a holic…although I don’t think I have ever read somebody’s desk during a meeting!
    4. I have five children and yes they are all mine
    5. I love radio work
    6. I prrof read everything (even this sentence! It is PROOF!!!, not prrof!)
    7. I love shoes
    8. I told my husband I would live anywhere except Alaska…been here 11 years now 🙂
    9. Walking barefoot in the sand is one of my favorite things to do
    10.I hate putting on my make-up…after all I could be spending that 5 minutes reading!

  28. 1278
    Kristi says:

    1. It frightens me to put my real name and email address on this comment.
    2. I read myself to sleep every night; later, my husband turns out the light and puts my book aside.
    3. I love to have my hair washed at the hairdresser.
    4. I started menopause at age 47. Really.
    5. As a result, I’m always hot. Last Thanksgiving, I was wearing a tanktop and flipflops when we left the house that evening. Yeah, I guess I had shorts on, too!
    6. I cannot stand colored underwear!
    7. In 17 years of marriage, we’ve had 12 different pets. Currently have 5 cats.
    8. I have a fascination with orchids.
    9. I’m scared to death of teenagers, though my boys are 28,23,and 17. (help!!)
    10. I can’t wait to be a grandparent… I’m gonna go by “granmom”. (That is, unless the child comes up with something special like “Bibby”!!!

  29. 1279
    Meredith says:

    1. I am a Realtor and can tell you when a house sold and about how much for (even years ago), but can’t find my keys in my home.. often… like every few days

    2. I am a motermouth, but please don’t talk to me until I’ve been up for an hour or so

    3. I am almost always a “yes girl”

    4. I love ranch dressing… with lasagna

    5. Beth, you remind me… of me – when you get going on a topic, you get all excited and start talking super fast and I am SO with you, sister! Roll on!

    6. I live in a small town in MS and I just can’t conjure up the thought of moving… anywhere.. not even another small town

    7. Just when I’m sure God wasn’t listening, He answers

    8. I love growing flowers.. but have a black thumb and well, they just don’t thrive around me.. 🙁

    9. I wear flip flops 300+ days a year.. hey – I told you I’m a MS gal! And truth be told, I’d rather be barefoot!

    10. And finally, please don’t use the hand towels in my spare bath unless you leave them JUST as neatly folded and hanging as you found them (honestly, why would you use it and toss it on the counter anyhow?) 😛

  30. 1280
    Sarah says:

    1. I hate my middle name and do not use it on anything — not even legal documents. My husband doesn’t even remember what it is.

    2. We just got a new puppy and named her Nezzie — short for Nebuchadnezzar, the king who defeated Judah. Our other dog’s name is Judah. This was our way of declaring a prophecy over our dogs…and I still giggle about it.

    3. I sang in a semi-pro group for 3 years…and have barely sung since.

    4. I did sing a song (All My Life by Rosie Thomas) at my wedding while the wedding party walked down the aisle….I hid behind a wooden screen 🙂

    5. For my college graduation, on a dare, I wore nothing underneath my gown. the worst was when my MOTHER tried to peek underneath to see what dress I was wearing 🙂

    6. I tattooed the word ‘HOLY’ inside my bottom lip in efforts to brand my mouth….I unfortunatly have a propensity for F bombs

    7. My husband is a stone mason, so his fingers get pretty cut up from throwing around stones all day…to me, it’s the best feeling when he rubs those scratchy fingers on my back

    8. i got my nose pierced out of peer pressure…from my mother. she called me a sissy (teasingly) because she and my sister both had theirs done and I hadn’t…so i did.

    9. I’ve been to Paris twice. the first time i went alone for a week. it was one of my favorite memories with myself.

    10. I can cook/bake anything. I rarely have a disaster. And when I bake, I prefer to be alone in my house, with very loud worship music (almost deafening), a glass or two of wine, and will stay up to 3am in my kitchen

  31. 1281
    Paige says:

    1. God united me with my birth family last October.

    2. I wear men’s jeans but love feminine lingerie.

    3. I love animals (often more than people).

    4. I regularly attend two different churches – a traditional church with my husband on Sunday mornings and a contemporary one I like on Sunday evenings.

    5. I have a law degree but I don’t practice law.

    6. God allowed me to survive the Oklahoma City bombing.

    7. My hair is stick-straight on top but very wavy on the sides and in the back. 🙁

    8. I LOST about 15 pounds during and after menopause.

    9. My favorite food is squash.

    10. My husband and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary next week – only by the Grace of God.

    Paige Szajnuk
    Overland Park, KS

  32. 1282
    Sheila Winton says:

    1. I’m actually quite shy (my talkativeness is over compensation for insecurity)

    2. I actually wonder if reading “So Long, Insecurity” will change my talkative nature (I’ll let y’all know)

    3. I moved around so much as a child (retail brat) that I went to 3 elementary, 3 jr. high & 3 high schools. Nine different schools in 12 years (6 different states).

    4. I love the smell of coffee but don’t care for the taste.

    5. I absolutely love to sing, but can’t carry a tune.

    6. I am addicted to fabric!!! I have enough fabric to do at least 35+ quilts (all divided and organized into separate plastic totes)

    7. My sewing/quilting room is the only room in my house that is completely organized.

    8. I love the art of photography.

    9. My 13 year old son plans to run for President in 2032. He decided this when he was 4 years old.

    10. I adore poetry and love to write quirky little poems at the drop of a hat.

    Sheila aka SheSheWin
    Pampa, TX

  33. 1283
    Debbie says:

    1. I have an obsessive need to pluck every stray hair on my chin and neck
    2. I always hope people will remember my birthday
    3. I don’t know how to say thank you often enough to my husbands many praises
    4. I always wanted and wish I’d had a girl, but thankful for 3 boys.
    5. Very insecure in settings with lots of women, avoid these like the plague, but then feel lonely and mad at myself for isolating.
    6. really long to move back to Colorado
    7. wish my nose wasn’t so big and don’t like to sit where people have to see my profile.
    8. will put water or lotion between my toes when they feel dry.
    9. I can read 3 books at the same time, usually read the last pages first and check out more library books than I can read within the 2 weeks time.
    10. Hoping nobody can see all the dark spots on my face (I try to cover up with make up) from all the hair plucking and sunning I’ve done.

  34. 1284
    Tracey says:

    1. I have an addiction to new notebooks. I have to will myself away from the school/office supply section so that I won’t buy new pens, notebooks or dayplanners. I could spend hours in Office Max trying to find the perfect pen!

    2. I can’t go to a movie without buying popcorn and a fountain drink! Even after I’ve just stuffed myself at a restaurant!

    3. I hate when people scrape their plates with their fork or knife…it makes my teeth hurt!

    4. I have to listen to a new song on repeat until I memorize it.

    5. I have an addiction to stationary…I can’t help myself!

    6. I can’t pass Starbucks without buying a Hot White Chocolate Mocha! Yumm! =)

    7. I can’t go anywhere without makeup! I hate having to wear it, but I love how it makes me feel.

    8. I love color…I don’t understand why people would want their walls to be white!- A blank canvas!

    9. When I clean, I look like I have ADD…I start in one place and see something else that needs to be done and I do that…then I find stuff I’ve started and I have to finish it…Maybe I do have A.D.D. ? lol

    10. I read church bulletins and PowerPoints (worship and during sermons) and pick out the mistakes (I even find mistakes in Novels)…In the words of the tv show Monk…it’s both a blessing, and a curse!

  35. 1285
    Teresa says:

    1. I married a younger man…we joke so I could train him up right.
    2. I think that the DVR is a great invention. We can now watch a 1 hr. show in 40 minutes.
    3. I am not very organized, though I continue to try.
    4. I love to talk on the phone. Just ask my husband who says I have telephone ear from talking so much.
    5. I LOVE THE BEACH! Sand, sun and water, everything about it.
    6. I cry almost every Sunday at church, not because I am sad, but I am overwhelmed with the love Jesus has for me.
    7. Love all things girlie – make up, hair, pedicures, etc.
    8. I prefer being spontaneous.
    9. In my head I am only 32, instead of 40.
    10. I would love to meet Beth Moore! 🙂

  36. 1286
    Julie Elrod says:

    1)Being a musician, I almost always have some song stuck in my head when I’m trying to go to sleep at night.
    2)I am dearly in love with my Tempurpedic mattress.
    3)I loathe getting up early in the morning.
    4)I love Starbucks’ bar drinks, but really don’t care for their actual coffee. I like DD better.
    5)I have never colored my hair. (Beth..just like that lady you met in the salon that time!!)
    6)I do not cut my own toenails. Tami my pedicure girl does it for me.
    7)Sometimes I sit down like a cat…you know turn in a complete circle before sitting.
    8)I can’t stand for the seatbelt strap to touch my neck. I use a binder clip to keep it slightly loose.
    9)I love putting out decorations (if only a few)for all the major holidays.
    10)I have an amazing husband who inspires me daily to be more like Jesus.

  37. 1287
    connie says:

    1. Love ABBA music
    2. addicted to Circus Peanuts
    3. Haven’t worn earrings in 10 years( but still have the holes)
    4. only wear vans shoes except when it comes to boots in the winter they don’t make boots
    5. never wears polish on my hands but always wear hot pink on my toes
    6. can’t spell to save my life
    7. played golf since i was 5
    8. knows the lyrics to almost every love song written
    9. must of my clothes are bought in the young boys section
    10. Drink Kool-aid religiously

  38. 1288
    Laurie says:

    1. I took synchronized swimming in 5th grade because the YWCA ran out of swimming classes for me.

    2. I cannot hear the music in the water. I have a profound hearing loss.

    3. I am fascinated with the number 3. The Bible has a lot to say about it.

    4. I was a joke. I was born on April Fool’s day. 🙂

    5. I can’t sit still in front of the TV. Have to have something to do in my hands so I knit or read.

    6. I used to climb out my bedroom window as a teenager and smoked behind the chimney. The view of the neighborhood was great!

    7. I’m addicted to Scrabble online.

    8. I have tattoos on my face….permanent eyeliner & lips.

    9. I always wanted to be a dental hygenist.

    10. I don’t like going over water on bridges. Period.

  39. 1289
    Gail says:

    1. I love to talk, talk too much, But DO NOT engage in any dialog until at least the 2nd cup of coffee.
    2. Love small groups, terrified of large groups.
    3. Can’t stand feet. Yuck. {shudder}
    4. A T-totaller about music. Both a cappella and instrumental move me to tears, but rarely when mixed.
    5. Newborn babies make me cry.
    6. Shoe and purse shopping is an ORDEAL! Must be JUST right, and then I wear them until they fall apart.
    7. Arachnophobic
    8. Love all things old – Barns, books, music, movies, pictures, houses
    9. Don’t do “change” well. Don’t even re-arrange furniture.
    10. Remember very little about our honeymoon except the kidney stone I passed!

  40. 1290
    Tina says:

    In random order….

    1. I cry easily

    2. I hate flies

    3. I love my dogs

    4. Family is the most important thing to me

    5. I miss my dad everyday

    6. I love to sing but I can’t carry a tune

    7. I am learning to play the dulcimer

    8. I taught myself to knit

    9. I don’t know how to swim

    10. I can’t stand being cold

    This was fun!

  41. 1291
    Debra says:

    1. I love to travel.
    2. I love the beach.
    3. I just became a Grandma for the first time.
    4. I am a shopaholic.
    5. I have way too many clothes and shoes (I have almost squeezed my poor hubby out of our walk-in closet. It’s a good thing he doesn’t care one bit about clothes or shoes).
    6. I need to lose 20 lbs but would be ecstatic with 10.
    7. I am so glad winter is over and spring is finally here.
    8. I love to do Beth Moore Bible studies.
    9. I usually burn anything I cook, therefore I love to eat out.
    10. My dad has cancer 🙁

  42. 1292
    Heather Weed says:

    1. I read everything I can get my hands.
    2. In my mind I am an FBI agent, a profiler, and an ME-I love suspense mysteries.
    3. I dreamed of being a famous actress.
    4. I could eat Mexican food every day. I met a family who had never had Mexican food and I didn’t know what to say to them.:)
    5. My daughter is from China.
    6.I love to drive fast.
    7. I get motion sick in a rocking chair.
    8. I love to sing in our church choir, but I love acting more(especially when sharing Christ.
    9. I turn into a big ham when in front of a group of people.
    10. I am pretty sure that I am ADHD.

  43. 1293
    Debra says:

    P.S. I should have listed as one of my ten that I am a procrastinator or it would not have taken me so long to reply to this post.

  44. 1294
    Patricia says:

    1. My favorite scent is plumeria.
    2. I cannot stand to be constantly in the house for more than 2 days.
    3. Although #2 is true, I don’t like to exercise much unless it is with another person or a group of people.
    4. I am a little shy when I am around people I don’t know.
    5. I have many clothes that are in the shade of blue or sky blue, my favorite colors.
    6. I love playing zoo on the hug me application of facebook.
    7. Most of my close friends are going overseas to be missionaries or are already there, but I don’t think God has that for my future. (at least not in the near future)
    8. I love my church.
    9. I am allergic to cats.
    10. I love Beth Moore’s latest book “So Long Insecurity” so much that I have a recommendation on my blog!

  45. 1295
    Dee says:

    1. I’ve finally accepted that I’m not cut out for scrapbooking, sodoku, or knitting

    2. I love having brand new pairs of socks waiting to be worn. And new journals waiting to be written in. With new pens.

    3. I can only cook recipes that can be found online with multiple positive reviews attached because. . .

    4. I don’t “do” trial and error.

    5. I baked Beth’s Texas chocolate sheet cake this week and let my little boy eat it for breakfast. And then it seemed only fitting that we spend the rest of the day in our pajamas.

    6. I love 70’s funk music.

    7. Touching cotton balls gives me goosebumps all over.

    8. I’ve had a Kindle for a year and still can’t seem to embrace it. Turns out, the tactile experience of reading a book is a big part of my enjoyment.

    9. I probably spend too much time worrying about the right way to parent my only child.

    10. I’m a major note-taker because it seems like that’s the only way I’m able to remember things. For instance, when I go to Beth’s simulcast in April, I will undoubtedly write down every single word she says.

  46. 1296
    reese wood says:

    1. six kids in six years makes me one tired yet joyful mommy
    2. I hate for the junk in my house to not have a home. Even if the home is in a stack in a cabinet or a basket, it needs a home.

    3. Feet totally gross me out.
    4. Dr. Pepper is not just a drink, it is an experience.
    5. sidewinder snakes creep me out. it is just unnatural. just go straight already!
    6. M&M’s need to be eaten one color at a time. I am about 99% sure they taste better that way.
    7. I have a strange aversion to coats. I would rather be cold than feel like a stuffed polar bear.
    8. I think that the sound of laughter is like emotional balm of Gilead.
    9.I love the smell of books. There is nothing like an old book.
    10. I can’t eat a tortilla that is rolled up leaving a piece of tortilla sticking out from the roll. It either lines up or gets torn off. I don’t know why, that’s just how it is.

  47. 1297
    Maurie says:

    Beth, Dona Fisher, my walking-buddy, introduced us a couple of times. I just launched a new blog “http://graciousinteriors.blogspot.com” with the tag line: Inspiring Winsome Homes & Hearts. Your blog inspires me for two reasons: you are transparent and you are funny (quirky and humorous)which makes you very winsome indeed! I know you are the busiest woman on the planet, but I would love some feedback. Perhaps a staff member could give me some tips on getting my blog read!

    Now for 10 quirky things about me:
    1. My old cheerleading jumps combine with hereditary to give me bad knees–and I’m much too young for bad knees! 😉
    2. I talk aloud to God when I walk alone…neighbors must think I’m daft.
    3. I had my fourth baby at home in ten minutes–unplanned! Thankfully, my doctor husband was at home.
    4. God’s sense of humor moved me for six years to the end-of-the-earth, to rural Haiti, knowing my upbringing in the suburbs of DC and the mainline of Philadelphia. He and I smiled when mama would send Architectural Digest to my cement block house in the tiny village on a dirt road!
    5. I dislike wearing sneakers, even to walk five miles on country roads. Flats are so much more lady-like! 😉
    6. After watching Duke basketball I can’t fall asleep!
    7. When I check Facebook each morning, I am convicted to spend face-time in The Book!
    8. If I were ever widowed, I would remarry, not out of love, but because I needed help with income tax! 😉
    9. In spite of all kinds of resolutions, my physique looks like my mama’s did at this age! 🙁
    10.My biggest enemy is my tongue!

  48. 1298
    from FL says:

    1. I’m told I should be a blond all the time.

    2. I’m insecure and take way to much stock in what other people think.

    3. Being the wife of a pastor is a very, VERY lonely road!

    4. I wish I could live off on a farm in Montana, grow crops and not be dependent on people or stores.

    5. I LOVE to read and will stay up late just to get one chapter in.

    6. My husband is the greatest…He even cleans the floors! For all he put up with he should get a MEDAL!

    7. I think it’s fascinating to fly on a plane and actually hope I sit next to a complete stranger who wants to chat.

    8. I wish I could move every few years!

    9. I hate being late but because it’s a problem I’ll call someone and pick a destination 5 min. further up the road and say I’m about to pass it : )

    10. I wish I could be a song writer…but for now I just make up tunes for my kids for just about everything and it changes when I’m alone.

  49. 1299
    Traci says:

    1. I love to name everything! my car is: Frank S. Cadillac, my big comfy recliner is named: Shelvy, my bed is named: Beddy (Yes, that one is real creative!)
    2. I love soft blankets & quilts & cannot sleep without my body pillow…named Pillow Man…yes I named my pillow too!
    3. I keep my Christmas cards from family and friends on the back of my front door for months…so everytime I walk out the door I remember to pray for them! they are still there now.
    4.I can’t ever hear anything….but when out in public I constantly catch myself eavesdropping and can hear whatever is said…weird!
    5. I am a huge bore, I can’t think of anything else quirky about me. 🙂

  50. 1300
    Kay says:

    1. My kids know not to ask me any questions before I have had 2 cups of coffee.
    2. I hum all the time, usually the last thing I heard on the radio
    3. I love to sing, loud and flat and don’t care; I say “the Lord said make a joyful noise, He never said in what key”
    4. Every spring I tell my children “Digging in the dirt and sweating is good for you.”
    5. I hang colored eggs on a tree in our yard every Easter season
    6. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice the A&E version with Colin firth
    7. My iphone is named Kay’s Brain and when I forget it I tell people I lost my mind, really
    8. My dream job is working with homeless people, and I do love it
    9. The only shopping I enjoy is at a quilt shop
    10. Gardenia is my favorite flower and I have that scent aromatherapy all over our home

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