100 Facts

1.) I have a freakish ability to remember song lyrics. Let me listen to it once or twice and I know all the words. (But don’t ask me to sing it back to you because I really, really suck at singing).

1A) I just re-read this list, about 3 months after I created it, and realized that it gets a lot better toward the end. In the beginning I kind of sound like a boring, bumbling idiot.

2.) I have to check on my kids to make sure they are still breathing before I can go to sleep.

3.) I have only seen a shooting star once.

4.) I don’t really understand the extremity of PETA.

5.) I got stitches when I was 3 because the Velcro from my shoes got caught on the carpet and I tripped and hit my head on the corner of a wall.

6.) My favorite smells are the ocean, my kids after a bath, a campfire and a lineman. (If you would like an explanation for that last one, I will be happy to oblige).

7.) I am a voracious reader; reading is my escape from the world. My favorite author is Wally Lamb and I could read his books over and over and over again, because there is always something I missed. Also, I am not ashamed of the fact that the Harry Potter and Hunger Game series rank on my list of top 10 books.

8.) I have known my husband my whole life. Our parents were friends in high school and I have had a crush on him probably for as long as I’ve known what a crush was.

9.) I love McDonald’s. I try not to but I just can’t.

10.) I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that women really do have intuition.

11.) I think that I hug and kiss my kids too much. I don’t know how that’s going to screw them up, I’m just pretty sure it will.

12.) DVR has changed my life. I am an admitted TV junkie and I make no apologies for it. I am a product of my generation.

13.) I secretly want friendships like those in Sex in the City and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but have never been able to find it.

14.) If I ever have unlimited funds, I will spend 9 months a year on an all-inclusive resort in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico.

15.) It drives me insane when people don’t use your, you’re, and there, their, they’re correctly. If you have passed the 5th grade, there is really no excuse for it.

16.) The only thing I honestly regret in my life is not going to college locally. If I had, I would have no debt, and maybe would never have gone through that awful sorority experience.

17.) I always root for the underdog.

18.) I absolutely loved being pregnant and would consider being a surrogate mother if my husband was on board.

19.) Cleaning, organizing, and decorating make me very, very happy.

20.) I could provide you with an outline of my life via various country music songs. Seriously, I have a list.

21.) My mom, dad, brothers and husband are the strongest people I know.

22.) If I could have any job in the world, it would be a fighter pilot. Chalk it up to one too many viewings of Top Gun in surround sound with my dad.

23.) I cry at least once a day, and lots of them are happy tears. I’m just a crier, what can I say? I try to fight it but it’s useless.

24.) I am a sucker for happy endings, even though I know it never works out that way.

25.) I am still waiting to figure out what my purpose on this Earth is.

26.) I don’t like chocolate. (I KNOW.)

27.) I love Coke. The fact that it can also clean battery acid does not deter me. I love it. I’ve tried to quit it so many times and I just can’t.

28.) I want to write a book.

29.) I couldn’t think of  a clever title for this blog. Seriously “KristinaMarie” took me daaaaays and that’s my name.

30.) I am no good at sports.

31.) I have two brothers. One died in a car accident when he was 20. You will read a lot about him here. I miss him. My other brother is a total smart ass and is also hilarious and disgustingly smart. I love him.

32.) I just realized I don’t need to use a period and a parentheses after the numbers on this list but I’m too lazy to go change it.

33.) Now it’s really bugging me.

34.) I love rain, especially thunderstorms. I think I would love living in Seattle.

35.) I also love snow, but only when I don’t have to go anywhere.

36.) I wish I could pay someone to put clean sheets on my bed every day. Seriously, is there anything better?

37.) I was in a sorority once. It sucked. You can read about it here, here, here and here.

38.) I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with two minors, one in Criminal Justice and one in Criminology (and yes, I do realize those are almost exactly the same thing).

39.) I used to want to be an FBI profiler until I found out there are like two of them in the whole world. I just don’t have that kind of ambition. Wish I did though!

40.) My cousin is my best friend. Our birthdays are 8 days apart and our dads are identical twins.

41.) I have never been to the East Coast. I would like to start with Vermont in the fall.

42.) I L.O.V.E. the beach. Nothing calms and invigorates me like the sound of the ocean. I want to live in a house on the beach and sleep with my windows open every night.

43.) I consider myself a margarita connoisseur. The best margarita I’ve found (that is not served to me by a cute Mexican bartender at a swim-up bar) is Applebee’s Perfect Margarita. DELICIOUS. Also, preferably not in a sippy cup.

44.) Hubs and I love to camp. We have a big camper, one complete with kitchen, bathroom and two TVs.

45.) I am a big fan of country music. I also love classic rock.

46.) I have one very stupid (and I say that with love) dog. His name is Simba. Yes, my dog has a cat name.

47.) You should go read my friend H’s blog. I have known her since preschool and not only is she one of the most loyal, fun and sweet friends I have ever had, but her blog is also great. She was the one that inspired me to start blogging.

48.) While I’m giving shout-outs, you should also go read Mrs. D over at Life of a Doctor’s Wife. She is the first person I met through blogging that I now consider a real friend. And she is a phenomenal writer.

49.) Right now I’m a paralegal at a small litigation firm. For the record, lawyer jokes exist for a reason. A lot of them are true.

50.) Oh for the love I’m only halfway through this list. I am not interesting enough to do this.

51.) I love tomatoes.

52.) I also love guacomole.

53.) Am now hungry for guacamole with tomato chunks and an icy margarita.

54.) One of my best friends is the sister of my husband’s ex-girlfriend. You can read about that here.

55.) Heeeeeyyyy, have you lost weight? You look great! Do you want me to write for you? Because I’m working on starting a freelance writing career so email me!

56.) My husband is a lineman. Not the football kind, the electrical kind. So is my dad. And my uncle. And my brother in law. And my brother before he died.

57.) My parents are still so in love it’s disgusting. I mean not really, because it’s cute, obvs. But still….I could do without all the PDA :)

58.) I do not want my daughter to wear anything that says Princess. (NOT a criticism of anyone and I also fully expect her to demand everything princess). It’s just a personal choice.

59.) I have an obsession with purses.

60.) I have a Kindle and I feel guilty for not reading books. But lord do I love that thing.

61.) Hubs and I live on a lake. We have a boat. It costs us lots of money. The end.

62.) When people use your/you’re and their/they’re/there incorrectly it makes me stabby. Wait. I already mentioned that once. But I’m leaving it because 1) I’m lazy; and 2) I really really hate it.

63.) Oh, and to/too….too.

64.) I think I have a little bit of OCD.

65.) Speaking of which, the number thing is still bothering me. As is the order of this list (I feel like it should go in order of importance, y’know?)but I refuse to let myself spend the time rearranging them.

66.) I am not  going to go fix the numbers and rearrange 66 sentences. I am not.

67.) Yes, most definitely OCD.

68.) Calla lilies are my favorite flowers.

69.) I love the movies Shawshank Redemption, Under the Tuscan Sun, Crash, and a bunch of other ones, but whenever I try to make a list of my favorite movies, I forget them.

70.) I am a lover of generic brands of almost everything.

71.) I don’t know how to pick make-up that looks good on me or how to apply it.

72.) I also don’t know how to pick clothes that look good on me or how to accessorize them.

73.) Numbers 71 and 72 probably have you imagining me as a frumpy girl in sweatpants. Sometimes I am.

74.) I have two nephews and one niece.

75,) I have never (knock on wood) received a traffic ticket.

76.) This is not because I drive cautiously.

77.) In fact, I have a bit of a road rage issue.

78.) It’s not my fault other people can’t drive.

79.) I have lived in the Greater St. Louis area my whole life and have only been to the top of the Arch once.

80.) Are you still reading this? God bless your heart.

81.) I love photography. Looking at it, that is. I don’t know if I’m any good at it. I might be, who knows? Maybe I’ll try to figure that out when I retire…

82.) I love cookie dough. And I know that’s gross.

83.) I love cinnamon apple anything. Particularly if it involves caramel and ice cream.

84.) I hate shaving. When I get rich the first thing I’m doing is having laser hair removal.

85.) And lasic eye surgery. I am practically blind.

86.) I used to be a victim advocate for domestic violence victims. I loved that job and I miss it so much.

87.) I am quickly running out of things to say.

88.) I do not own an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. I’m starting to feel like I’m theonly one in the world.

89.) I worry about money too much, even though I don’t really have a  reason to worry about money.

90.) I over-use baby wipes, paper towels and 409 kitchen cleaner. I promise I don’t hate the Earth, though.

91.) Have I mentioned I love TV? Like, a lot. I would start talking about it here, but that is a post unto itself.

92.) I’m a democrat. Just FYI. And I love a healthy, respectful debate. Just don’t make that shit personal, yo.

93.) I clean my house top to bottom once a week. If I could do it more, I would.

94.) I have never (knock on wood) broken a bone.

95.) Lord almighty, I’m almost done. Just realized I’ve made a lot of references to God in this list. I don’t talk like that normally. Weird.

96.) I try to pretend I don’t like chick flicks, but I always end up watching and enjoying them.

97.) I’m a sucker for a good conspiracy theory and/or ghost story.

98.) My husband is an amazing man. He is supportive, kind, a great father and makes me laugh even when I’m really, really mad at him. I do everything for him. He saved my life.

99.) My kids are amazing kids. They are kind, well-behaved, sweet and they make me laugh even when I feel like crying. I do everything for them. They saved my life.

100.) I am a lucky, lucky girl.

3 Responses to “100 Facts”

  1. ECH May 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I loved reading this list and I’m so glad you’ve found a new platform for your writing! I found so many of these items applied to me as well…especially the OCD one. And I’m so happy to find someone who enjoys cleaning as much as I do!

  2. Lance November 11, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    song lyric freaks like us should know each other…

    so, Hey

  3. beckyday6 November 17, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    I don’t own an iPod, iPhone or iPad either ;)
    I really love country music too, but find it hard to discover good artists. Any reccomendations? :)
    This list was awsome, must of taken you ages! Haha

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