Friday, January 05, 2007

100 Things About Me

I read this on Julie's blog, who read it on Amanda's blog, who read it on, okay okay. A bunch of people are doing this so I thought I would chime in. :o)

1. My full name is Stephanie Lynn Dennis Arnold. (How exotic.)
2. I laugh when I am under stress. Or to keep from crying if I'm upset.
3. I'm a fiercly loyal friend.
4. I'm 30 years old. And I don't like it.
5. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Eric.
6. I will be celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary in Mexico in June.
7. I have battled bulemia since I was a teenager. I think I have finally won. But now I'm fat. :o)
8. I am a perfectionist. That's not a good thing.
9. My husband calls me "Babe". If he calls me Stephanie, he's mad.
10. I have the same best girlfriend that I've had since 7th grade.
11. I spend way too much time on the computer.
12. I am a working mother, and sometimes I feel guilty about it.
13. I don't attend church as often as I should.
14. I wish I was organized. I STRUGGLE to be organized. But I wasn't born that way.
15. If I had thousands of dollars to blow on myself, I would spend it on plastic surgery & photography stuff.
16. I have a high IQ.
17. I have saved a life. More than once.
18. I have helped someone die with dignity. More than once.
19. Science fascinates me.
20. History doesn't.
21. All of my children have last names as first names, & a first name as a last name. I didn't plan it that way.
22. If I don't learn something quickly, I get frustrated.
23. I'm extremely stubborn.
24. I have a very smart mouth. I'm not sure how I made it through the teenage years.
25. My oldest son inherited my smart mouth. I'm not so sure he will make it through his teenage years.
26. I am very generous.
27. I'm always busy.
28. I am very critical of myself and others.
29. I am completely and totally addicted to Grey's Anatomy.
30. My Grandad is the closest thing to God that I can imagine.
31. My mother spends the night with me. A lot.
32. I love it when my house is clean. I just hate to clean it.
33. I steal my husband's razor all the time and he hates it.
34. I have a hard time saying no.
35. I'm terrified my kids will try drugs.
36. I love my camera. But I would love a 5D more! :o)
37. I have been on every diet ever invented. Twice.
38. I am a great nurse.
39. I don't like spending money on myself, but I will spend a fortune on my kids.
40. I will never be thin enough, pretty enough, or smart enough.
41. Sometimes I feel like I'm not as good a mother as I should be.
42. I'm terrified of spiders.
43. I have a deep love for music.
44. I started piano lessons when I was 5 years old. I still play, and I'm pretty good at it. After my 2nd piano lesson, my teacher told my grandmother that I had a natural musical talent.
45. It takes alot to get me *really* mad, but when I am, look out. I have a terrible temper.
46. I hate the sound of someone crunching ice or hard candy. I inherited that from my mom & mamaw.
47. I can't think of an old boyfriend that I wouldn't speak to if I ran into him.
48. I can think of plenty of Eric's old girlfriends that I wouldn't speak to if I ran into them. :o)
49. A guy that I dated before I was married died in a car accident. We had remained friends. He was married & had a young daughter. I thought about him today and cried.
50. I learn something new every day.
51. I would never hurt someone's feelings intentionally.
52. I can't stand liars or theives.
53. I try my best not to judge anyone, because I haven't walked in their shoes.
54. I am honest. Sometimes brutally honest. I admire that quality in others.
55. I am a good listener. I am an even better talker :o)
56. I have green eyes. So does my mother & Mamaw.
57. I am middle class and I like it. I can't imagine spending $5,000 on a purse.
58. My parents divorced when I was in the 4th grade & I was glad.
59. I will fight tooth & nail for what I believe in.
60. I am not easily influenced, but I do care what other people think.
61. I don't want to grow old. I'm scared of wrinkles.
63. I enjoy talking to & studying about psych patients; they're very interesting!
64. I hate voting season. The commercials disgust me and the signs are silly.
65. I'm not registered to vote (gasp) & I couldn't be more disinterested in politics.
66. I've given a million shots but I can't stand the thought of getting one.
67. I have had 2 miscarriages. 1 when I was 19 weeks pregnant.
68. I have no tolerance for stupidity. Ignorance I can handle.
69. I don't think you should use your race, your sex, or your upbringing as an excuse.
70. I love to teach. I think knowledge is empowering.
71. I don't like math but I am good at it.
72. I never, ever balance my checkbook.
73. I enjoy a good debate.
74. I dissected a cat in high school for A&P. We named him Elvis & I brought him to my house to study. My Mom had a fit.
75. I have a sweet tooth. BAD.
76. If I am wrong, I don't mind admitting it. I don't tend to make the same mistakes twice.
77. I can't remember the last time I was bored.
78. I am a photography fanatic.
79. I talk to my husband about my online friends like he knows them.
80. I hate waking up early in the morning.
81. I love all different flavors of cappuccino.
82. I don't like pork, any sort of shredded meat, or meat on the bone.
83. My favorite restaurant is Fuji. (Japanese)
84. I truly believe that you reap what you sow.
85. I am incredibly & totally happy with my marriage. :o) Disgusting, I know.
86. My husband just bought me a 1 carat diamond solitaire. He kept saying that he would one day, but I couldn't justify spending that kind of money on a ring.
87. It usually takes me a long time to make a decision because I'm so picky. But once I do, that's it. I always know exactly what I want, it's just a matter of finding it.
88. I have a brother who is 18 months younger than me. I have learned from his mistakes.
89. I hate leaving blanks on a form. I want to fill in everything. If it doesn't apply, I have to write N/A.
90. I have naturally curly hair, but I always straighten it out.
91. I see humor in most everything.
92. I don't pray enough.
93. There are few people in this world that I truly cannot get along with.
94. I never imagined how much I would love my kids.
95. I am scared to wash crock pots. Hey, it's an excuse.
96. I think there is no excuse for being nasty or having body odor. TAKE A BATH!
97. I don't wear sleeveless shirts.
98. I love to travel. I have traveled to Curacao, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, & the Cayman Islands; but I've only been to a few states in the US.
99. I like to read celebrity gossip.
100. It's hard to tell 100 things about yourself without sounding like you need a psychiatric evaluation. :o)


Anonymous said...

You left off how much you love your Mom, (just kidding). Its amazing I didn't realize how well I knew you but I wasn't surprised by anything you said. I Love you and I just want to let you know one more time how very proud I am of you and your accomplishments in life, big and small. Mama

Renee said...

Awwww.... your Mama is so sweet!

It was interesting reading your list. I need to get mine done soon...

Julie said...

LOL...that was like reading my list. Remind me to never make you mad ;)

Lyndsay said...

ohhhh my...I think all but maybe 10 of those could have been mine! Freaky!!

I should have just waited until you did yours and then do a big copy and paste - woulda been a lot easier! LOL

meg said...

I'm with Lyndsay, I think I'll just copy and paste 50-55! and 69 too. and 100 of course. You should have put in "I am an awesome photographer" though (imo!).

Marla said...

Loved reading your list, Stephanie! I saw lots of things we have in common. I'm so with ya on #3, 4, 14, 23, 29, 32, 34, 41, 51, 70, 80 and 99. :)

46 ... I'd drive you nuts, I love to crunch ice. :)

Roseann said...

So fun to read your list! I am so with you on 12, 14, 22... and I could have written #87 myself!

Another chronic ice cruncher here! But I'm not crazy about when other people do it! :)