Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Woo-hoo! This is my 100th post! I’ve seen several bloggers type up 100 random things about themselves for their 100th post, and I just received an e-mail from my cousin with 60 questions to answer. So I decided to combine the two, answer her questions and add more to make 100. Here goes . . .

  1. What time did you get up this morning? 11 am
  2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Spiderwick Chronicles
  4. What did you think of it? Up side: Fun to watch, great special effects. Down side: Some bad words and a boy who was very rude/disrespectful.
  5. What is your favorite TV show? I don’t watch TV. The last show I watched regularly was Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  6. What do you usually have for breakfast? Click here to see a post I did on it.
  7. What is your middle name? Farrah
  8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? At the moment I am ready for something new, which will probably be the new Newsboys CD.
  9. What kind of car do you drive? 2005 Honda Accord
  10. What's your favorite sandwich? Make mine turkey with Dijon mustard, mayo, and lettuce.
  11. What characteristic do you despise? I absolutely cannot stand a lying tongue.
  12. Favorite item of clothing? Long, beautiful skirts
  13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Since I’ve never been to one, probably the most expensive and exotic beach resort available.
  14. Favorite brand of clothing? Chadwicks. They have lots of long, beautiful skirts.
  15. Where would you retire to? I really don’t know. It all depends on what the future holds. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it!
  16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? The year I turned 30, which was just about two years ago. My aunt, who I rarely see, took me out for breakfast!
  17. Favorite sport to watch? Live? Ice hockey.
  18. To play? Floor hockey.
  19. When is your birthday? July 26th
  20. What are you having for dinner tonight? It will be every man for himself! Options include left-overs (a homemade noodle/chicken/veggie dish), a frozen meal, and canned soup.
  21. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
  22. What is your shoe size? Depends: 8 – 9 ½
  23. Pets? Nope!
  24. Why not? I was allergic to cat/dog/rabbit/horse hair as a child, so I had little opportunity to get attached. Bonding with animals is a part of life I have missed out on, and I am not really disappointed. I get all the love and companionship I need from people.
  25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? We finally got our son’s new furniture! It’s all arranged.
  26. What now? Now we will focus on getting up blinds and pictures.
  27. What did you want to be when you were little? A wife and mother
  28. What are you today? A wife and mother
  29. What is your favorite candy? Original Cadbury Eggs, which thankfully are only sold around Easter time
  30. What will you settle for other times of the year? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or chocolate covered raisins
  31. What is your favorite flower? Peonies
  32. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? The 17th of this month when 6 of us women are meeting at a local tea house for high tea.
  33. What is your full name? That shall remain undisclosed at this time. However, you might be surprised to learn that my first name is actually Falena.
  34. What are you listening to right now? Hubby and son are discussing the details for a new version of the Risk game.
  35. What was the last thing you ate? An Indian frozen meal
  36. Do you wish on stars? No. Does anyone really believe in that kind of thing?
  37. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I was asked this in my letter writing group! Here was my answer: When I look into a fresh box of crayons, my eye is always drawn to blue green, so I'll pick that one. I love razzmatazz! That might be my second choice. Here is the link to Crayola's current colors if any are curious! http://www.crayola.com/colorcensus/history/current_120_colors.cfm And they even have a list of all 120 or so color names they have had through history: http://www.crayola.com/colorcensus/history/chronology.cfm
  38. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My brother-in-law asking if he could use our names as a reference.
  39. Favorite soft drink? None. I’ve never liked carbonated drinks.
  40. Favorite restaurant? Outback Steakhouse
  41. Are you weird? Yes. Go ahead and ask anyone who knows me well.
  42. Name one way you are weird. For one thing, I am left-handed!
  43. Real hair color? Brown
  44. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbies
  45. Summer or winter? Summer
  46. Hugs or kisses? Hugs
  47. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
  48. Coffee or tea? Hot tea with lots of sugar and cream
  49. Do you frequent Starbucks or similar places? Grande chai tea latte with light ice about once a week.
  50. When was the last time you cried? Earlier today when Kylen had a very bad attitude about doing English
  51. What is under your bed? Dust
  52. What did you do last night? Ate dinner at a Greek restaurant with Greg's parents
  53. All-time fav video game? Mario Smash Bro. games -- all three
  54. What are you afraid of? Driving. Terrified actually. I was in a pretty tramatic accident when I was around 6. That might account for my fear. After agonizing and praying about it lots I gave it to the Lord and rarely think about it. Thankfully, I can't drive now.
  55. Salt or sweet? Sweet
  56. How many keys on your key ring? Four, and they are rarely used since Hubby does all the driving and gets the mail.
  57. How many years at your current job? As a homemaker? I’ve been married 9 years.
  58. Do you like your job? Love it!
  59. Favorite day of the week? Saturday. Click here for a post about why I love weekends.
  60. How many towns have you lived in? Hmmm…I’m thinking at least eight from birth up
  61. Do you make friends easily? I’d say I’m average that way. Friendly but too busy for many friends.
  62. Who are you voting for? Conservative Republican
  63. If you ran for office, what position would it be? I'd like to be a congresswoman.
  64. Do you read in the bathroom? Yes.
  65. What is your favorite kind of novel? Fantasy. I really enjoyed the two Eragon books and am eagerly anticipating the third in the series.
  66. Paper or plastic? Plastic.
  67. Do you buy into the global warming hype? No.
  68. Do you recycle? Yes. Did you know that the energy needed to produce recycled aluminum is less than 5 percent of that needed to make the original metal?
  69. How many people have you dated? I had two serious boyfriends prior to marrying my husband, although I believe it would have been best if I had never dated at all.
  70. When was your first kiss? Probably first or second grade. Sad but true. This is one of the reasons we homeschool.
  71. Do you wear any jewelry regularly? Just my wedding band, which is very simple – gold with a silver design through the center. My engagement ring was more elaborate. It had one large diamond which constantly caught on everything. I was relieved to put it away after getting married.
  72. What kind of salt and pepper shaker do you have? Cardboard. Read all about how I clean them here. It's a fascinating read. Really.
  73. Do you enjoy blogging? Huh? What makes you ask that? Certainly not! Aliens are forcing me to do it against my will.
  74. Do you have any phobias? Loose hair. Seriously, I am totally grossed out by hair, especially hair on the floor. Yuck!
  75. Plans for today? Homeschool Kylen, do some cleaning, make cards, and go to art class.
  76. Mayo or Miracle Whip? Mayo
  77. Favorite drink? Water or rich, chocolaty Ovaltine
  78. Phrases you use the most? "Don't worry about it. Praise the Lord! Are you serious?? Wow!"
  79. Toothpaste? Mentadent
  80. Favorite feature on yourself? My hands and eyes until they were altered by illness
  81. Least favorite feature? My legs. They were never shapely enough. I spent many hours drawing legs as a kid. Isn't that funny? Hubby always wanted more muscular arms, and he spent hours drawing super heroes with buff upper bodies. LOL!
  82. Like thunderstorms? Yes! The louder, the funner and more exciting!
  83. What are you currently reading? I am working on my latest FamilyFun and Home Companion magazines. I just finished my latest Angels magazine.
  84. Where were you born? Illinois
  85. All-time favorite music artist? David Meece
  86. Favorite band? Probably DC Talk or Newsboys
  87. Typical bedtime? 12 to 2 am
  88. Favorite food? Potatoes
  89. If you could write a letter to any fictional character, who would it be and why? I am borrowing this question from my letter writing group. Here is the answer I gave: Love this question! It was so fun scouring my shelves for favorite characters from movies and books! Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the older movie, the one played by Gene Wilder. I would love to exchange letters with someone unusual, interesting, and entertaining…unpredictable and full of surprises…someone who enjoys life and has a sense of humor. Ideally he would sometimes include a tuck-in from his inventing room, but only if the bugs had been worked out! And chocolate! Lots of chocolate on my birthday straight from the factory! I just had to include a second choice. It would probably be Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice. That man truly amuses me! Hubby says he would pick Chewbacca from Star Wars. That tells you something about his maturity level. LOL!
  90. What is the most amazing thing you have ever experienced? I would have to say the most amazing experiences have been the times I have felt or seen God's presence in my life, the miracles He performed, and the times I could hear Him talking to me.
  91. What was your happiest moment? When I surrendered my life to Jesus.
  92. What is the most daring thing you've ever done? Hiking down a canyon called Dry Falls back before I got married. The path was slippery and treacherous with few handholds. I was extremely thankful no one got hurt. When I returned with my husband several years later, the path was no longer accessible.
  93. What was your scariest moment? The night a mentally troubled man attempted to drive through our garage door
  94. Who is your best friend? My husband
  95. How do you like to relax? Watch a movie, surf the net, read
  96. Does anyone in your house snore? My hubby does!
  97. Allergic to anything? I am severely allergic to horses and hay. If I even stand near a horse or hay bale, my throat will begin itching. I'm mildly allergic to several mellons, avacodo, and the skin on walnuts.
  98. Do you like to talk about yourself? I talk to myself all the time. Oh, wait. Was that about myself? Everyone does, even if they don't admit it.
  99. What's the worst injury you have ever had? A very bad ankle sprain I got while jumping on a trampoline in high school. Lots of swelling for weeks. I had trouble walking for over a month, and my ankle was never normal again.
  100. Any final words? One thing illness has taught me is the importance of enjoying and appreciating every moment. Let's not waste our time with holding grudges, bickering, and partaking in useless, wasteful or destructive activites. Spend it with your kids and husband, help your neighbor, show love, and most of all nourish a close relationship with Jesus. He really makes life worthwhile and knows how your time should be best spent.


A Romantic Porch said...

Farrah, That list is fabulous! I thought about doing a 100 list for tomorrow! I haven't gotten to ready your blog or others for a while I'm using spare time on this house project. I've missed keeping up with you. I loved the one: "Do you enjoy blogging" You're answer was priceless. And I couldn't agree more with your last one! Have a fun day.

Anonymous said...

What a neat list. I really enjoyed reading it--it was very inspirational. Congrats on your 100th post. Your nieces and nephews are adorable too.
I don't use all the tips for vinegar or baking soda, put I do use a lot of them. They actually work better than some commerical products.
As for the herb garden, several of those plants are just for looking at.
I always love getting comments from you, even if your new nickname is "Miss Forgetful."

lauralavon said...

So nice to get to know more about you, Farrah. Thanks for sharing!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.. Yeah! Go Girl! Have a wonderful week..

Melanie said...

Wow! Congrats on reaching 100 posts!!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Great post! I enjoyed learning more about you!

Kelli said...

Wonderful list, Farrah! I think we could be sisters...here are somethings we have in common:
As you know I'm also a nightowl. Change out the dijon for honey mustard and that is my favorite sandwich. We share the same shoe size, I love reece's cups. Love Outback (Phillip took me for Mother's Day!) Sweets all the way, Saturday is my favorite day too (I have a hard time when Monday rolls around) and aliens force me to blog too...who knew?!! LOL
I especially liked #100! :0)