Monday, February 12, 2007

This was originally posted about 130 posts ago-

My 100th post:

Well, this is it. We've all been on pins and needles. I know you have just lay awake at night anticipating when Melanie would post the big one- 100. Boy, I know I have.

I jest.

In the spirit of Ye Ole Bloggy Traditions, I shall post 100 Facts and Attempts at Funnies About Me. I will try to make this as quick and painless as possible.

Hold still. This may sting a bit...

1. Chapter One: I'm Born
To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I recall that I was born.* (What movie? What book?)
I was born and raised in Albany, Georgia.

2. Chapter Two: I rolled over.

3. Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

4. I grew up in Albany as an only child

5. with loving parents, wonderful grandparents, cousins

6. a dog, a cat, and a rabbit, but not all at once.

7. I loved to make mudpies,

8. play Charlie's Angels

9. and watch Fat Albert every Saturday morning.

10. My favorite kid food was Spaghetti-O's and Roller Coasters.

11. I remember Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible School.

12. Our VBS didn't have any cool decorations or wacky themes.

13. We ate cheap cookies and drank Kool Aid for snack.

14. On Friday, we had hot dogs.

15. Middle School (known as Junior High) was pretty uneventful, except for the Jordache jeans and add-a-beads, and Mr. Rick Springfield. Notice the "Mr."

16. High School was full of 80's drama, teen angst, Molly Ringwald, "Farmer Ted," and the Brat Pack.

17. I think I was in love with Kevin Bacon and Ralph Macchio.

18. I had a lot of perms, blue eye shadow, braces, and Bill Cosby sweaters.

19. Dare I say "acid wash?"

20. I always knew I would leave Albany.

21. I went off to college and met my wonderful husband.

22. He is a gift from God.

23. My first "real" job out of college was as a social worker,

24. managing about 500 AFDC and Food Stamps cases.

25. Pretty good for someone who hates lists and organization.

26. That job taught me a lot-

27. To plan well,

28. prioritize,

29. always be empathetic

30. but not naive

31. and always aware that one day I could be sitting on the other side of the desk,

32. needing help for whatever reason- the loss of a job, sickness, or personal problems.

33. That job taught me about compassion.

34. I married my sweet husband after living on my own for a while.

35. I think every woman should be independent before she gets married.

36. Some of my other opinions and not- so- valuable advice are:

37. Treat others as Jesus would treat them.

38. Never go anywhere you wouldn't take Jesus.

39. Because He is with every believer all of the time.

40. Expect a gentleman to open the door,

41. But thank him when he does.

42. Learn how to change a tire.

43. Keep some things to yourself.

44. Make friends and keep them.

45. The world can never sell you what God can give you.

46. Keep your chin up, and your knees bent. Pray, pray, pray.

47. I am Southern by birth and saved by the Grace of God.

48. Now, on to some of my favorite things... like Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream

49. Drug store make-up

50. The smell of Noxzema

51. Raw cookie dough

52. Old linens and fine china

53. Having my hair washed at the salon

54. Looking for worms in mud puddles after it rains with my daughter

55. Playing and getting dirty

56. Then getting all clean again with good smelling soap.

57. Giving a gift to someone when they didn't expect it

59. Watching Seinfeld reruns with my husband and Spongebob with my daughter

60. Listening to Aretha Franklin on a road trip

61. Catching up with an old friend.

62. Some things I hate are- going to the post office,

63. Libraries (but I love book stores!)

64. Loud women

65. Rye bread

66. Broken promises that could be avoided

67. The usual stuff like evil, cruelty, bad manners and vinegar in potato salad. :>)

68. Did I mention my love for mayonnaise?

69. Some things I do pretty well are- removing strange stains

70. Encouraging others

71. Starting mission projects

72. Whimsical, toll painting

73. Doctoring boo boo's

74. Washing socks

75. Changing the cat box

76. making chicken salad

77. (all things that SOMEONE has to be good at- why not me?)

78. Things I am not so good at- anything athletic

79. Like snow skiing (note to self- must post that story!)

80. Remembering notes to self

81. Staying on task and organized

82. .... now what was I writing about???

83. Oh Yeah! Stuff I am not good at! Like following rules of grammar

84. and not having run-on broken sentences with no punctuation at the end

85. Misc. stuff- I have always wanted a Wooden Cigar Indian

86. I hope to go to Greece.

87. I performed on the drill team of my college band at half time for the Atlanta Falcons.

88. I consider myself anaerobic.

89. I am an auditory learner and rarely took notes in school.

90. Coming up with 100 oddities about myself has proven difficult,

91. and since you are still reading this,( goodness knows why), I will just

92. drag it out until one of us falls asleep

93. or runs from the monitor screaming...

94. By the way, you are either really tough or really bored.

95. I had planned on posting a photo of myself for this post,

96. but Tom said we had just finished that photo spread in Vanity Fair.

97. Oh, did I mention I loved Top Gun?

98. And Dawson's Creek?

99. I just hope that the tradition for 200 posts doesn't include 200 things about me.

100. I am so done. ;>)


Linda said...

Very fun, and yes, I stayed through the end. Plus the credits.

Clemntine said...

It looks like we must be about the same young, stylish, vibrant age. Great 100 List, and I did read every one.

Heather said...

I'm glad you reposted this! We have a lot in common. I wrote to Ralph Macchio once at an address in one of the many teeny-bopper magazines (it may very well have been Teen Bop) and I died when I got a signed (read stamped) postcard from "Ralph" himself! LOL! What a scream!

Rocks In My Dryer said...

Melanie, this was great (yep, I made it all the way to the end).

Roxanne said...

Well done. . .loved your list.

Cynthia said...

I knew I liked you! You are a former Charlie's Angel! So am I!! :P

Love the list...and yes...I read it to the bitter end. Here's to blue eye shadow and Jordache jeans! Those were the days, my friend.

Denise W said...

Add-a-beads! Yes! Mine was soo long with only 5 beads. Sad, just sad.

I also have to agree that all women should live on their own before marriage. It makes me unpopular so I generally keep it to myself. I do share this wisdom with singles that are dying to get married. It doesn't usually help :-)

Susan said...

I enjoyed reading this all the way to the bottom too.

This is my fisrt time here (via Shannon's recommends) and it's been a blast.

Just how do you celebrate a 200th posting?